Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year,
JCFS is seeking an innovative Program Director to provide leadership and day-to-day program management of the Response program. Response is dedicated to helping adolescents in the Jewish and general community develop skills in communication, decision-making, and leadership. The Program Director oversees an array of prevention programming, mental health services, reproductive health and justice advocacy, supervises staff and oversees lay leadership (the Response Advisory Committee (RAC)), develops strategic and annual plans, maintains budgets, and develops strong working relationships across the Agency and the community.
Are you someone who?
Is a progressive, social minded individual who practices cultural humility?
Enjoys, and has a strong desire to work with, adolescents?
Embraces and is willing to take the lead in driving change?
Is comfortable in a leadership role?
Prioritizes, plans, and manages work activities and competing demands in a strategic and thoughtful manner?
Enjoys communicating with wide variety of stakeholders including consumers, funders, volunteers, staff at all levels, and other community stakeholders?
Completes work with a high level of independence, professionalism and discretion?
Speaks and writes clearly and informatively with a diverse range of stakeholders in varying mediums?
What would you do?
Ensures the Response program remains aligned with organizational mission, values, strategic directions and financial sustainability guidelines.
Guides the Response Advisory Committee (RAC), encourages RAC members’ engagement and ability to produce financial and other programmatic supports.
Identifies, investigates and recommends new paths for programming/services to address emerging adolescent, teen and community needs.
Keeps abreast of current trends, innovations and emerging research.
Facilitates changes in current programming to increase impact.
Collaborates to develop and implement the Response program’s strategic goals and objectives on an annual basis.
Reports results on the Response program’s strategic goals and objectives on an as directed basis.
Develops and maintains program finances and budgets.
Collaborates with Agency resources to determine data collection and program evaluation standards.
Performs record keeping functions and other administrative duties as required by the Agency.
Directly manage assigned Response staff including performance management activities, hiring and retention recommendations, and timekeeping administration.
Monitor and manage the daily workflow of the office.
Lead, coach, mentor and instruct Response staff by providing ongoing training.
Attend staff meetings and Agency offered professional development trainings.
Represents Response and JCFS in a positive manner to both internal and external coalitions, task forces, committees, partner agencies, organizations, and key stakeholders.
Cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with community partners and key stakeholders.
Collaborates with Agency resources to identify and cultivate potential funders and supporters.
Collaborates with Agency resources to develop and convey clear and effective messaging about Response programs and services.
What have you done?
Completed a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program. Master’s degree in Non-Profit Administration, Business, Program Management or similar program preferred.
Lead a community-based program for five or more years.
Supervised staff for two or more years.
Gained knowledge of or experience working with adolescents and teens.
Gained knowledge of or experience with developing and maintaining program budgets.
Developed a strong proficiency in with Microsoft Office (2010) products, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook.
What are you able to do?
Able to work, interact, and communicate effectively with Jewish community leaders. Experience collaborating with or supporting programming within the Chicagoland Jewish community preferred.
This position requires site visits to locations which may or may not be accessible by public transportation. A reliable method of travel which allows you efficiently reach different sites in the Chicago metropolitan area is necessary.
What does JCFS offer?
JCFS offers an array of benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Wellness, Paid sick and vacation time, paid time off for selected legal & Jewish holidays, Pension, 403(b), Flexible Spending Plans, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, and Long-Term Care.
Jewish Child & Family Services provides vital, individualized, results-driven, therapeutic and supportive services for thousands of children, adults and families of all backgrounds each year, facing challenges with life transitions, mental health, developmental/intellectual disability and basic human need.