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 Services for Older Adults. This is a high impact high visibility role, with an opportunity to contribute significantly to the JF&CS executive leadership team. 

Our Services

JF&CS's Services for Older Adults (SOA) division is a state-wide leader in the field of aging, offering a range of programs to help individuals, families and professionals navigate life transitions and changing circumstances.  Combining compassion and expertise, our work improves the lives of more than 7,000 older adults, with both direct services and education to support aging in community.  JF&CS's work with older adults is distinguished by innovation, thought and practice leadership, and the expertise we bring to a broad range of aging issues. These include having one of the largest aging life care management practices in Greater Boston, responsibility for half of the state's guardianship program, state-wide leadership supporting mental health in senior housing, plus innovative specialties addressing chronic illness, spirituality and aging resources, and caregiver support.  Our SOA programs also connect with a wide range of other services within JF&CS, addressing basic needs, mental health, disability supports and more.

The Role

The SOA Division Director will guide the work of a 60-person team while managing a budget of approximately $4.5 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, effectiveness, and scale.  They will work closely with funding agencies, with our institutional and individual donors, and with our marketing team and community partners to build financial resources for the division.  They will also oversee a team of staff who are committed to collaboration, innovation, and growth.

Our Commitment to Diversity

JF&CS helps people of all faiths and races, reflecting our foundational values of social justice. We have long cultivated a stance of cultural humility and a commitment to 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 strong background in the field of aging, including an understanding of the state-wide ecosystem as well as the needs of older adults and their families.   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 partners.   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 social service management, policy-making, academia, public health and related fields.  A bachelor's degree is required, and a graduate degree in a related field is a plus.

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 or Wendy Wilsker at  All applications should include a resume along with a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications.


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.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston


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