Monday, June 8, 2015

Job Posting - Manager, Human Services, Center for Social Responsibility


Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is looking for a MANAGER, HUMAN SERVICES, CENTER FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY. The Center is guided by Jewish values and dedicated to working with our local agencies to ensure that the needs of the Jewish poor and elderly are fulfilled and supported. This position is part time, approximately 21 hours a week until September of 2015, at which point it will become a full time position.  Center priorities include:
·          To support services for seniors in their homes and residential settings that will reduce isolation and maintain or improve their quality of life.
·          To provide emergency assistance and longer term support to low-income Jews.
·          To provide services for Jews that will help them reduce barriers to work, increase their level of self-sufficiency and prevent them from falling below the poverty line.
·          To provide social action opportunities, in order to increase future involvement in the Jewish community through volunteerism, and to increase participant awareness of the needs of the local at-risk population.
·          To participate in advocacy efforts to increase governmental benefits available to individuals and families served by agencies that Federation funds.
Major responsibilities for this position include:
·          Working with the Center Director on assessment of community needs, including convening community-based taskforces to identify issues, needs and program opportunities in the region.
·          Convening organizations, in conjunction with the Center Director, to discuss common areas of interest, unmet needs and potential funding streams.
·          Supporting the volunteer leadership of the Center for Social Responsibility Board.
·          Working with the evaluation and planning department at Jewish Federation in the request for proposal process and assisting the center board in making funding decisions.
·          Monitoring and reporting of the results of Center-run and Center-funded programs, in conjunction with the Center Director and Evaluation Department.
·          Supporting development colleagues by providing program information to donors and accompanying development colleagues on donor meetings.
·          Overseeing the Manager, Rhawnhurst NORC.
·          Overseeing the implementation of the Integrated Data Warehouse, a multi-agency integrated system of electronic social records. 
Successful Candidates will have the following skills and experiences:
·          4 to 5 years of experiences in program development, in the area of seniors or the poor preferred

·          2 to 3 years Supervisory experiences in a non-profit
·          Knowledge of the Philadelphia social service network
·          Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effecting with volunteers, donors and social service colleagues
·          Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and to gain collaboration
·          Strong planning skills
·          Understanding of current research and applications of research to senior services and the poor
·          Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
·          Knowledge of and experience with evaluation methods in social service sectors
·          Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s degree preferred

For more information and to apply:
Submit resume and a letter detailing your qualifications and compensation requirements, in confidence, to 
Our Mission
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s mission is to mobilize financial and volunteer resources to address the community’s most critical priorities in Greater Philadelphia, in Israel and around the world. Since 1901, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has served as the central philanthropic and volunteer address for Greater Philadelphia’s Jewish community. The Jewish Federation is the one place every community member looking for help or to help can turn. We act as a convener, fundraiser and funder for dozens of local, national, Israeli and overseas Jewish programs that address the Jewish community’s critical priorities. Through a unique partnership of Jewish Federation lay leaders, staff and partner organizations, we provide a safety net of social services and strengthen Jewish continuity for tens of thousands of people each year. For more information, visit

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