Thursday, March 31, 2011

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles Openings

Director of Gramercy Place Shelter

To oversee and supervise the operations of a shelter for homeless families and to provide supervision to its staff  - Part Time 30 Hours/Week   

Advanced degree in social services or related field and state clinical license required. Experience in administration, program development and management.  Three years' staff supervision experience required. Knowledge and experience in dealing with issues related to poverty and homelessness; experience in residential shelter operations; interest in community based social work. Culturally sensitive and able to work with a multicultural client/customer population; ability to work in a non-judgmental manner and foster positive growth/outcomes; able to work as part of a team and maintain professional boundaries.

The Director of the Gramercy Place is responsible for the full operation of the program, including staff supervision, development of programs, and grant management Ongoing regular duties include, but are not limited to the following:
1.                  Provide supervision for all staff and oversight of program operations
2.                  Lead in development and implementation of policies and procedures
3.                  Work with the Director of Shelter Services to evaluate data and manage grants
4.                  Administer all grants and oversee grant compliance
5.                  Provide outreach and education to the Community regarding Shelter services activities.


Candidates Must Apply OnLine:


PURPOSE:             Program Manager HaMercaz Special Needs Project
Q                 To provide direction, oversight and staffing for the JFS one-stop program for families with special needs children - Part Time 31 Hours/Week. 

Master’s degree in social work or related field, experience with community outreach, strong clinical skills, counseling and background in special needs, including developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities,  and special needs resources required. LCSW preferred or license-eligible. Supervisory experience required; ability to provide training, oversee and supervise work of staff and volunteer paraprofessionals; understanding of program goals and ability to manage program budget. Ability to track program outcomes and create reports.  Must be able to develop, implement and run targeted support, psychoeducational, social/recreational groups if needed.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office; excellent organizational, customer service, and communication skills; must be outgoing, caring, warm and comfortable working in a multidisciplinary environment with professionals in the community as well as client families.  Must have knowledge of Jewish community and Jewish religion and customs. Must be flexible and have the ability to work autonomously. Culturally sensitive and able to work with a multi-cultural client/customer population; ability to work in a non-judgmental manner and foster positive growth/outcomes; ability to work as part of a team and maintain professional boundaries.   Some evening and Sunday hours required.

The Program Manager is responsible for setting and meeting program goals and objectives, managing and developing staff and volunteers, providing clinical training and supervision to staff and volunteers, budget management and oversight, and coordination of Warmline staffing. The Manager  will provide information and support to families and professionals as needed, case management for selected families, community education, consultation and training to community, synagogues and schools in the Los Angeles area, and facilitate family support groups; The Manager also will participate in the consortium of agencies providing special needs services in the Jewish community and other committees as appropriate. Supervision of graduate interns as needed. 

This position reports to the Senior Director of Jewish Community Programs and Special Needs Programs.


Candidates Must Apply On-Line:


Senior Grant Writer, Jewish Family Service

Purpose: The position supports the Grants Department efforts through the coordination and preparation of grant proposal submissions. The Senior Grant Writer assists the Director of Grant Development in meeting agency-wide resource development objectives.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years professional grant writing experience including government grant experience, required. Previous experience in the non-profit sector and an interest in the field of human services preferred. Candidate must possess the following qualifications: Outstanding writing, editing and organizational skills and ability to manage several complex writing and research projects simultaneously and adhere to all applicable deadlines;  ability to communicate well with other JFS staff to clarify needs and provide clear direction, to conduct internal grant meetings and coordinate staff assignments/responsibilities to meet deadlines; ability to communicate well with foundation program officers and grantmaker representatives; ability to work with a multicultural staff in a culturally sensitive, non-judgmental manner to foster positive outcomes; ability to work as part of a team and maintain professional boundaries; ability to set priorities and shift priorities as necessary.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions: Under the supervision of the Director of Grant Development,
  • Write, edit and format grant applications- both independently and in collaboration with program managers. Should have good understanding of JFS programs and be able to glean information from previous proposals to meet specific funder requirements. Must work quickly and be able to produce a polished piece of work needing little editing. 
  • Assist Director of Grant Development in the planning, preparation, organization and execution of grant proposals and applications. Represent the Director of Grant Development, when necessary, to staff Grants Committee and report to Program Committee.
  • Coordinate the development of government and large foundation applications including outlining grant requirements, setting deadlines and communicating with other staff to provide needed information.·     Research possible funders with good understanding of JFS programs and priorities to identify good match with JFS mission. Research grants and human service related topics on the Internet to build need statement.
  • Work with outside agencies, as contracted, to provide finished grant products for their programs.
  • Assist with the integration of grant development processes and fundraising efforts to meet agency-wide resource development objectives.

Resume, Cover Letter, and Writing Sample are required as part of the application process.

Candidates must Apply On-line:

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