Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston
  • Administration - Executive Team
  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • Full Time
  • We regret that we cannot take phone calls regarding this position. JF&CS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Jewish Family & Children's Service is seeking a Division Director to lead our Center for Early Relationship Support.  This is a high impact high visibility role, with an opportunity to contribute significantly to the JF&CS executive leadership team. 

Our Services

Through its Center for Early Relationship Support (CERS), JF&CS is a leader in the field of parent-infant mental health, offering a range of programs to support parents in developing relationships with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  These include home visiting programs, support groups, perinatal psychotherapy, and case management, as well as training and consultation to both parents and professionals.   Our programs help more than 1,000 families each year, including families impacted by trauma, post-partum depression, substance use and economic insecurity.   Our CERS programs also connect with a wide range of other services within JF&CS, supporting basic needs, survivors of domestic violence, mental health, and more.

The Role

The Division Director will guide the work of a 55-person team while managing a budget of approximately $3 million.   The role of the Division Director is multi-faceted, combining strategic vision, program development, staff management, fundraising, and operational and fiscal responsibility.  The Division Director will provide overall leadership for current service delivery and will pursue new opportunities to expand our impact and effectiveness.  They will work closely with funding agencies and community partners, with our institutional and individual donors, and with our volunteers, to build financial resources for the division.  They will also oversee a team of staff who are committed to collaboration, reflective practice, and growth.

Our Commitment to Diversity

JF&CS and the Center for Early Relationship Support help people of all faiths and races, reflecting our foundational values of social justice, and we have long cultivated a stance of cultural humility.  Our Division Director should have significant experience working with diverse communities to further develop our work on diversity, equity and inclusion.

About You

Our ideal candidate is an inspirational leader and an excellent manager of people, programs, and budgets.    We value a background in early relationships, including mental health promotion practices, trauma-informed care and dyadic work.    We also value strong relationship skills'to develop staff, lead during times of change, collaborate both within and across organizations, and work closely with donors, funders and volunteers.   Strong financial decision-making skills are essential, ideally including experience with fundraising, government grants, and/or fee-based revenue.

The successful candidate will likely have 10+ years of related experience with at least 7+ years of leadership experience developing and managing programs and people.  We are open to candidates of varied backgrounds, including clinical work, policy-making, academia, public health and early childhood education, as well as other social service management roles.  A bachelor's degree is required, though a graduate degree in social work, psychology or human services management is preferred.

The Benefits

From generous paid time off to competitive pay and industry-leading insurance coverage, JF&CS supports employees with generous benefits.

  • Discretionary Time Off (DTO) policy for this position
  • 15 Sick days per year w/ carryover
  • 15 Federal and Religious Holidays
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement Planning w/ Match, Disability, Critical Illness, Accident Insurance, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Insurance, Wellness Benefits and more!

To Apply

We are working with Boyden on this search.  To learn more or apply for this position, please contact Tamar Copeland at tcopeland@boyden.com or Wendy Wilsker at wwilsker@boyden.com.  All applications should include a resume along with a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications.

ABOUT US

For more than 150 years, Jewish Family & Children's Service has been helping individuals and families build a strong foundation for resilience and well-being. We intentionally serve and employ people of all faiths, backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

Our work is guided by core tenets of faith and commitment not by bureaucratic processes or a desire to maximize profits. Our goal is to improve lives and improve the world which is part of what makes JF&CS a special place.

We have a strong culture of professional development, work-life balance, and promoting from within. 

JF&CS is an equal opportunity employer who serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values diversity, equity and inclusion. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability.

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