Job Opportunities

Jewish Family Service (JFS) a local non-profit social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening, and enhancing the well-being and self-sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of the life cycle. Established over 70 years ago, Jewish Family Service is a “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans regardless of race, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. JFS is an equal opportunity provider.

 

Open Positions:

 

 


Position: Development & Communications Coordinator
Status: Full-time

Basic Function:
This position, reporting to the Executive Director, will create and oversee the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising, marketing and communications which will include special events, major gifts, annual giving, corporate donations and in-kind resources and promoting the Agency.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan fund development activities

  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and Executive Director to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the Agency
  • Implement the fund development plans in accordance with ethical fundraising principles
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals are being achieved
  • Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary

 

Organize fund development activities

  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner
  • Oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects
  • Oversee and manage the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
  • Generate all donor-related acknowledgment letters and create post-transaction reports
  • Coordinate in-kind donations
  • Adhere to policies and procedures which reflect ethical fundraising practices

 

Staff fund development activities

  • Engage volunteers for special fund development projects using established volunteer management practices
  • Staff the Board Fund Development Standing Committee and all special events related volunteer committees

 

Manage fund development budget

  • Develop and gain approval for an annual income and expenditure budget for the fund development program
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts and expenditure related to fundraising and the management of the fund development activities
  • Monitor expenses and analyze budget reports on fund development and recommend changes as necessary

 

Promote the Agency

  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the Agency to its donors and clients and maximize public awareness of all activities of the Agency
  • Coordinate the design, printing, and distribution of marketing and communication materials including direct mail, invitations, event programs, annual impact report, brochures and social media
  • Create and distribute press releases and marketing announcements to organizations including but not limited to the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and Southern Jewish Life
  • Build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the Agency
  • Work closely with all appropriate staff and keep abreast of and attend agency activities
  • Maintain all social media and website communications
  • Capture important events (photo, video) as and when needed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • Support front office staff as needed

 

Qualifications:

  • University degree preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of fundraising experience
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation is an asset
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with a sound foundation in English grammar, punctuation, syntax, spelling, and proofreading
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer and research skills
  • Proficiency with donor management software
  • An aptitude for designing and producing marketing and communications materials
  • Creativity, and a high level of energy and commitment

Proficiency using:

  • Fund Raising Software
  • Word Processing
  • Databases
  • Spreadsheets
  • E-mail
  • Internet
  • Social Media
  • Website Management

Experience using:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Suite (particularly Illustrator & Photoshop)
  • Canva

 

 

Working Conditions

This job involves sedentary work in the office, moderate to extensive phone and computer work, as well as travel to meetings and events outside the office and occasional light lifting.  The Development & Communications Coordinator will be required to work evenings and weekends during major campaigns and special events.

 

To Apply: Please e-mail your resume with a cover letter that includes a brief description of why you think you would be a great fit with Jewish Family Service to jobs3@jfsneworleans.org.


Job Title: Teen Life Counts Administrative Assistant
Type: Part-Time
Hours: 20 hrs/week (Tuesday through Friday 10a-3p)
Location: Metairie
Reports to: TLC Program Manager

 

Organization
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and a community impact partner of United         Way of Southeast Louisiana. Established over 65 years ago, Jewish Family Service is a “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans without regard to race, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.

 

Overview

Established in 1984, Teen Life Counts (TLC) is a suicide prevention and education program offered free of charge to public, private and parochial schools in the Greater New Orleans area. Students in grades 7-12 learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, anxiety and depression and how to seek assistance for themselves or for a friend in crisis.

 

Suicidal students tend to tell peers before adults of their intention to die.  Teen Life Counts teachers inform students of the facts about suicide and debunk myths; review warning signs of suicide; and provide students with techniques for getting a friend help when these warning signs are recognized. At the end, students are able to self-refer to the school counselor, or refer a friend they feel needs help.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Compiling the evaluation scores and comments
  • Entering data
  • Recruiting volunteers to teach the Student curriculum.
  • Developing relationships with new schools interested in adopting the TLC curriculum.
  • Scheduling and confirming curriculum facilitation with schools
  • Serving as a backup option to present Gatekeeper trainings and student curriculum when volunteers are unavailable to teach.
  • Maintaining up to date records with schools

 

 

Essential Skills Necessary to Succeed

  • capable of capturing data from multiple sources/programs, validating the accuracy of data collected and in performing data analyses
  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • advanced organizational skills and ability to troubleshoot, handle crises and prioritize work
  • proficient computer skills
  • superior customer service skills with attention to detail
  • self-sufficiency
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team as appropriate

 

Working Conditions

This is a sedentary job which involves office, phone and computer work, travel to meetings outside the office and occasional light lifting.  A driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle is required.  Most work is conducted in an office environment with moderate to extensive phone use.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 1 year experience in administrative position.
  • Experience working in an office setting.
  • Research and data entry experience preferred.

Compensation:  Commensurate wtih experience.

 

If you meet the minimum requirements, please send resume, cover letter and references to jobs@jfsneworleans.org.


Job Title: Teen Life Counts Northshore Coordinator
Type: Part-Time
Hours: 20 hrs/week (Monday through Thursday 9a-2p)
Location: North Shore (remote)
Reports to: TLC Program Manager

 

Organization
Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS) is a constituent agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and a community impact partner of United         Way of Southeast Louisiana. Established over 70 years ago, Jewish Family Service is a “whole person environment,” serving the residents of Greater New Orleans without regard to race, religion, disability, gender, or sexual orientation.

 

Overview

Established in 1984, Teen Life Counts (TLC) is a suicide prevention and education program offered free of charge to public, private and parochial schools in the Greater New Orleans area. Students in grades 7-12 learn to recognize the warning signs of suicide, anxiety and depression and how to seek assistance for themselves or for a friend in crisis.

 

Suicidal students tend to tell peers before adults of their intention to die.  Teen Life Counts teachers inform students of the facts about suicide and debunk myths; review warning signs of suicide; and provide students with techniques for getting a friend help when these warning signs are recognized. At the end, students are able to self-refer to the school counselor, or refer a friend they feel needs help.

 

Responsibilities

  • Recruiting and training volunteers to teach the Student curriculum.
  • Developing relationships with new schools interested in adopting the TLC curriculum.
  • Maintaining relationships with schools who have previously received TLC and Gatekeeper curriculum.
  • Continue to grow number of schools connected with TLC by 20% each year.
  • Updating the TLC curriculum as appropriate. Presenting Gatekeeper trainings as requested by schools and substitute when volunteers are unavailable to teach the Student curriculum.
  • Training school mental health professionals for follow up after TLC presentations.

 

 

Essential Skills Necessary to Succeed

  • ability to develop and manage clinical and/or social services and programs
  • capable of capturing data from multiple sources/programs, validating the accuracy of data collected and in performing data analyses
  • experience in evaluating programs
  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • advanced organizational skills and ability to troubleshoot, handle crises and prioritize work
  • proficient computer skills
  • superior customer service skills with attention to detail
  • experience teaching in a classroom setting
  • self-sufficiency and
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team as appropriate

 

Working Conditions: This position involves office, phone and computer work, travel to meetings outside the office and occasional light lifting.  A driver’s license and access to an insured vehicle is required.  Most work is conducted in an office environment with moderate to extensive phone use.

 

Minimum Qualifications

A degree in education, mental health public health, health care administration or related field and at least 3 years of experience in a health care or social service agency.  Career path must show a progressive increase in responsibility and authority.

 

Compensation:  Commensurate with experience.

 

If you meet the minimum requirements, please send resume, cover letter and references to jobs@jfsneworleans.org.


Job Title: Bilingual (Spanish) Social Worker

Job Type: Part-Time (20-25 hours/week)

Location: Metairie

 

Overview

  • Provide intensive case management and counseling for victims of human trafficking (both US and foreign-born) living in the Greater New Orleans area in both English and Spanish
  • Outreach and marketing to promote human trafficking program
  • General Case Management to older adults and families as needed
  • Individual counseling to clients of all ages

 

Essential Skills Necessary to Succeed

  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • advanced organizational skills and ability to troubleshoot, handle crises and prioritize work
  • proficient computer skills
  • self-sufficiency and
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team as appropriate
  • experience in both case management and counseling
  • some knowledge/experience about human trafficking preferred

 

Minimum Qualifications

Bilingual Spanish and MSW required.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience.

To Apply: If you meet the minimum requirements, please send resume, cover letter and references to jobs1@jfsneworleans.org.


Job Title: Bilingual (Spanish) Case Manager, Post Relief Services
Type: Full-time
Hours: 20 hrs/week (Monday through Thursday 9a-2p)

TRAVEL: Local and overnight travel required

Jewish Family Service (JFS) a non-profit social service agency dedicated to preserving, strengthening, and enhancing the wellbeing and self-sufficiency of individuals and families at every stage of the life cycle, seeks a bilingual (Spanish) Case Manager to provide post-release, follow up services to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position of Bilingual (English/Spanish) Case Manager is responsible for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate follow-up services and comprehensive case management for UAC. The Case Manager will be responsible for conducting calls, interviews, and home visits with UAC; developing individual case plans with particular attention to culture, language, and special circumstances; and maintaining case files. The Case Manager will provide information, education, referrals, outreach, advocacy, and support to ensure that each child receives the services they require. The case manager will assess the safety and appropriateness of the placement on an ongoing basis using child welfare principles and social work best practices. The Case Manager will also build a network of local pro bono legal resources/services and care providers to establish services for UAC, facilitate access/remove barriers to those services, and track individual progress via an online database. Additionally, the Case Manager will be responsible for submitting written reports as required, coordinating/maintaining communication with key stakeholders, and participating in regular training and communication sessions with headquarters staff.

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) or equivalent degree in education, psychology, sociology, or other behavioral science equivalent. Master’s degree (MA or MSW) preferred. A minimum of two years’ experience in case management, preferably working with, serving, and advocating on behalf of immigrant and refugee children. Experience in child welfare, child placements, and family preservation. Must possess an extensive knowledge of immigrant community local resources. Excellent organizational, verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to prioritize duties in a fast-paced environment. Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, a clean driving record, and personal transportation. Some overnight travel is required. Fluency reading and speaking Spanish required. Candidate must have dedication to the human rights of refugees, immigrants, asylum seekers, and displaced people.

Experience:

  • Case management: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

To Apply: submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to jobs1@jfsneworleans.org.


Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a non-profit organization that serves the Greater New Orleans community on a non-sectarian basis. For more information on JFS, please visit our website: www.jfsneworleans.org.