Current JFS Open Positions

Current JFS Open Positions

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Hands down, our greatest strength is our people. That’s why we invest in your potential by giving you the freedom to pursue your passions, learn new skills, and recharge your batteries.

Please take a look at our positions below. If you find a job that matches your passion and skillset, please apply by clicking the link at the bottom of the description and filling out our online application.

I want to work directly with clients:
Immigration Specialist - Department of Justice Accredited Representative
Immigration Staff Attorney

Supervising Immigration Staff Attorney
On The Go Transportation Reservationist
Breaking Down Barriers Outreach Coordinators (multiple positions)
Breaking Down Barriers Program Supervisor
Breaking Down Barriers Data Specialist
Case Manager - Palm Springs
Housing Coordinator - Palm Springs
Immigration Advocate - Department of Justice Fully Accredited Representative
Senior Director of Clinical and Healthcare Partnerships
Part-time Parent Educator; Arabic Speaking Community
Patient Advocate
On-Call Child Activity Aide
Safe Parking Program – Case Manager (2 openings)
Driver - Class C with Passenger Endorsement 

I want to support the teams that work directly with clients:
Marketing Specialist & Copywriter
Administrative Assistant, Finance & Business Services

Director of Learning and Development

Director of Human Resources
Temporary - Donor Database Associate
Community Engagement Coordinator
AmeriCorps VIP Fellow Various Opportunities in San Diego County 

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Immigration Specialist - Department of Justice Accredited Representative

Position Type: Full-time, Non-exempt

Position Overview:
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) is one of four refugee resettlement agencies in San Diego County, a Department of Justice Recognized organization, and a core partner of the San Diego Rapid Response Network (Network) - a group of 40+ immigrant rights and social service organizations, attorneys and community leaders who educate, protect and assist immigrant individuals and families – including refugees and asylum seekers – with legal support and social services. JFS coordinates the legal services for the Network. The Immigration Specialist will undergo a training certification program to become a Department of Justice Accredited Representative. Once accredited, the Immigration Specialist be responsible for providing direct representation in immigration cases, including representation before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), while helping to support the broader immigration efforts of JFS’s legal team. The Immigration Specialist will be supervised by the JFS Supervising Immigration Attorney. The Immigration Specialist will work closely with the other members of the JFS Legal Team including the other attorneys, DOJ representatives, and support staff.

Responsibilities:

  1. Field calls coming through the JFS Immigration Help Line;
  2. Conduct immigration legal screenings for individuals and families referred to the JFS Immigration Department;
  3. Provide eligibility and risk assessment for individuals and families seeking immigration representation;
  4. Prepare immigration filings including DACA, naturalization consular processing, adjustment of status, and family-based and humanitarian immigration petitions;
  5. Manage and coordinate caseload of active cases;
  6. Participate in community workshops, information sessions, and other outreach activities;
  7. Coordinate and document client communications.
  8. Stay up to date on rapidly changing immigration laws and policies;
  9. Comply with data and program reporting requirements. 

Skills/Abilities that are a Must-Have:

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize in a fast paced and fluid environment;
  • Proficient in Microsoft software including Excel, Word, and Outlook;
  • Detail oriented and self-directed with strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Strong relational skills and a demonstrated cross-cultural understanding and success;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including good communication skills, listening skills and attitude;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a group setting;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends;
  • Valid driver’s license, access to an automobile, insurance, and willingness to drive to off-site locations;
  • Passion for social justice for immigrants required.
  • Dedicated to providing high quality legal assistance and capable of handling complex legal issues on behalf of low-income immigrant populations;

Skills/Abilities we’d like you to Have:

  • Bilingual English/Arabic, Spanish, Farsi, or Congolese - desired;
  • Experience working with marginalized populations and survivors of trauma;
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities with a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low income immigrants.
  • Experience working with immigrant populations;

Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2313297

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Immigration Staff Attorney

Position Type: Full-time, Exempt

Position Overview:
The Immigration Staff Attorney will be responsible for providing direct representation for JFS clients in immigration cases, including representation in Immigration Court and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), while helping to support the broader immigration efforts of JFS’s legal team. Under the supervision of the Senior Immigration Attorney, the Immigration Staff Attorney will provide direct legal representation in affirmative and defensive cases to individuals seeking asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture protection; adults and children affirmatively seeking asylum; children seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile Status; and crime victims seeking VAWA classification or U visas, among other immigration benefits. The Immigration Attorney will also provide critical emergent intervention in support of the San Diego Rapid Response Network.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide legal representation in immigration cases, including both affirmative applications and representation of clients in removal proceedings, as well as potential appellate work in front of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Federal Circuit Courts.
  2. Under the supervision of JFS’s Senior Immigration Attorney, support JFS’s immigration team, including the DOJ accredited representatives, pro bono attorneys, and other staff as assigned, through regular engagement, case assistance and mentorship.
  3. Oversee and provide legal orientation, counseling and education regarding a range of immigration issues and other legal problems faced by members of the low-income immigrant communities that JFS serves.
  4. Manage caseload of in-house and pro bono mentorship cases for immigration relief;
  5. Provide emergency response for San Diego Rapid Response Network activations;
  6. Stay up to date on rapidly changing immigration laws and policies;
  7. Comply with data and program reporting requirements.

Skills/Abilities that are a Must-Have:

  • Juris Doctorate degree with membership in good standing in the bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish;
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience with immigration law, including removal defense work before the immigration court;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including good communication skills, listening skills and attitude;
  • Strong case management, legal research, and legal writing skills required;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to zealously pursue new and untested legal theories;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a group setting;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends;
  • Valid driver’s license, access to an automobile, insurance, and willingness to drive to off-site locations;
  • Passion for social justice for immigrants required.

Skills/Abilities we’d like you to Have:

  • Experience working with detained immigrants or other incarcerated populations;
  • Experience working with marginalized populations and survivors of trauma;
  • Experience with removal defense or the intersection of immigration and family law or criminal defense;
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities with a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants.

Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2313285

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Supervising Immigration Staff Attorney

Position Type: Full-time, Exempt

Position Overview:
The Supervising Immigration Attorney will be responsible for overseeing the affirmative casework at JFS in addition to providing direct representation for JFS clients in immigration cases. The Supervising Immigration Attorney will have a mixed caseload including representation in Immigration Court and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), while helping to support the broader immigration efforts of JFS’s legal team. Under the supervision of the Senior Immigration Attorney, the Supervising Immigration Attorney will provide direct legal representation in affirmative and defensive cases to individuals.

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide legal representation in immigration cases, including both affirmative applications and representation of clients in removal proceedings;
  2. Under the supervision of JFS’s Senior Immigration Attorney, support JFS’s immigration team, including the DOJ accredited representatives, pro bono attorneys, and other staff as assigned, through regular engagement, case assistance and mentorship;
  3. Oversee and provide legal orientation, counseling and education regarding a range of immigration issues and other legal problems faced by members of the low-income immigrant communities that JFS serves;
  4. Manage caseload of in-house and pro bono mentorship cases for immigration relief;
  5. Provide emergency response for San Diego Rapid Response Network activations;
  6. Stay up to date on rapidly changing immigration laws and policies;
  7. Comply with data and program reporting requirements.

Skills/Abilities that are a Must-Have:

  • Juris Doctorate degree with membership in good standing in the bar of any state and/or the District of Columbia;
  • Bilingual English/Spanish;
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience with immigration law, including removal defense work before the immigration court;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including good communication skills, listening skills and attitude;
  • Strong case management, legal research, and legal writing skills required;
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to zealously pursue new and untested legal theories;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a group setting;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends;
  • Valid driver’s license, access to an automobile, insurance, and willingness to drive to off-site locations;
  • Passion for social justice for immigrants required.

Skills/Abilities we’d like you to Have:

  • Experience working with detained immigrants or other incarcerated populations;
  • Experience working with marginalized populations and survivors of trauma;
  • Experience with removal defense or the intersection of immigration and family law or criminal defense;
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities with a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants. 

Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2313270

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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On The Go Transportation Reservationist

Position Type: non-exempt, 18.5 hours per week, one day per weekend and occasional holidays

Position Overview:
On the Go: Transportation Solutions for Older Adults seeks a part-time Reservationist responsible for providing comprehensive administrative support to the On the Go program. 

Regular tasks include (but are not limited to):

  • answering phones, providing customer service and addressing client ride requests
  • scheduling of multiple transportation options
  • coordinating and monitoring specialized dispatching software speaking with both drivers and riders
  • meeting, event and field trip planning support
  • generating correspondence in the form letters, emails, hand outs and flyers
  • assisting in tracking program information in Excel and other specialized database software
  • Processing client enrollments
  • basic bookkeeping tasks including deposit summaries, donation receipts and processing fee-for-service transactions
  • maintain file and archive systems, ensuring proper storage of legal documents

Position Requirements

  • Minimum of two years of experience in a high call volume/customer service environment.  Education or work experience sufficient to fulfill all functions of the position.  Background in older adult services preferred.
  • Intermediate computer proficiency is required including use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher). 
  • Ability to multi-task, strong organizational skills, and the ability to maintain confidentiality are essential.
  • Ability to type 40 WPM and perform 10-key data entry.
  • Excellent telephone and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in high-stress situations
  • Ability to work with people from, and within the context of, a variety of cultures in a respectful, culturally-sensitive manner; particularly, a comfort and desire to communicate with older adult populations.
  • Completion of all tasks with a high degree of accuracy and in a manner to meet deadline and compliance requirements

Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2313225

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Breaking Down Barriers Outreach Coordinators (multiple positions)

Position Type:  Full-time (37.5 hours/week) and part-time (18.75 hours per week) positions

Position Overview:
The Outreach Coordinators will facilitate outreach activities for the Breaking Down Barriers Program. In consultation with the Program Supervisor, this position is responsible for developing and delivering culturally responsive and specific community presentations to reduce mental health stigma; and outreach to potential sites. Cultural awareness and demonstrated understanding of one or more of the priority populations is required: African-American, African/Refugee, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Native American, Latino, and/or LGBTQ+).

Breaking Down Barriers is a County-funded prevention and early intervention program that aims to reduce mental health stigma across San Diego County, with a focus on unserved and underserved populations. Through this program, JFS will provide outreach, engagement, and learning opportunities for members of culturally diverse communities in partnership with trusted agencies and community groups. By working with these community partners and volunteer members of these populations, staff of Breaking Down Barriers will develop, adapt, and deliver small- and large-group presentations about mental health and topics particularly relevant to each community. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assess community assets to develop community presentations to help reduce mental health stigma among target populations
  • Supervise volunteers and coordinate presentation schedules on a weekly basis
  • Coordinate outreach and engagement among cultural organizations, community members, and local gathering venues
  • Facilitate constructive, educational, and strengths-based discussions about mental illness
  • Evaluate the need for additional resources and assist staff in making referrals for mental health treatment or other necessary supports to encourage overall wellness

Minimum Requirements for Employment:

Linguistic/Cultural Knowledge:

  • Cultural Awareness and understanding of one or more of the target populations/communities in San Diego County (African-American, African/Refugee, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Native American, Latino, and/or LGBTQ+)
  • Comfort working in an environment where multiple languages are spoken
  • Bilingual required when spoken in the targeted community.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organization’s/program’s service population

Education/Licenses/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field preferred
  • Must pass pre-employment background check(s)

Experience:

  • Must have experience working with cultural and community organizations within the previous five years and can establish immediate rapport with one or more of the communities prioritized in the program: African-American, African/Refugee, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Native American, Latino, and LGBTQ+
  • Ability to deal with complex problems involving several variables
  • Reliable, detail-oriented and initiates hard-work without being prompted
  • Must be available to work evenings and possibly weekends
  • Comfort with public speaking and presenting to groups

Ready to Move Forward: 
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; 
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2311432

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Breaking Down Barriers Program Supervisor

Position Type:  Full-time, Exempt 

Position Overview:
The Breaking Down Barriers Program Supervisor will oversee all outreach activities for the Breaking Down Barriers Program. This position is responsible for supervising and supporting the Outreach Coordination staff; monitoring fidelity to the program plan, and collection of necessary paperwork to maintain grant funding. The Program Supervisor must have direct experience and demonstrated knowledge of working with the African-American, Latino, and/or LGBTQ+ communities in San Diego county. Additionally, the Supervisor should be comfortable with intersectionality and engaging all the communities required in the grant (African-American, African/Refugee, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Native American, Latino, and LGBTQ+) while building a team environment.

Breaking Down Barriers is a County-funded prevention and early intervention program that aims to reduce mental health stigma across San Diego County, with a focus on unserved and underserved populations. Through this program, JFS will provide outreach, engagement, and learning opportunities for members of culturally diverse communities in partnership with trusted agencies and community groups. By working with these community partners and volunteer members of these populations, staff of Breaking Down Barriers will develop, adapt, and deliver small- and large-group presentations about mental health and topics particularly relevant to each community. 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with hiring/training program staff, budgeting decisions, and program management
  • Supervise Outreach Coordinators in an environment of open communication and balanced
  • teamwork and coordinate presentation schedules weekly.
  • Coordinate outreach and engagement among cultural organizations, community members, etc.
  • Ensure staff’s compliance with program curricula, evaluation data collection and updating of
  • program materials.
  • Provide support to Outreach Coordination staff on Breaking Down Barriers programming and
  • training needs to best support volunteers and community members.
  • Support Coordinators in seeking resources that match the needs of participants, attending meetings and participating in collaborative opportunities for resource sharing and networking.
  • Facilitate constructive, educational, and strengths-based discussions about mental illness
  • Evaluate the need for additional resources and assist staff in making referrals for mental health treatment or other necessary supports to encourage overall wellness
Minimum Requirements for Employment:

Linguistic/Cultural Knowledge:

  • Awareness and understanding of the communities in San Diego County
  • Bilingual preferred
  • Comfortable working in an environment that has multiple languages spoken and a diverse service population
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organization’s/program’s service population
Education/Licenses/Certifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a human services field preferred
  • Must pass pre-employment background check(s)
Experience:
  • At least 3+ years of prior management experience required
  • Must have experience working with children/family services within the previous five years and can establish immediate rapport with clients
  • Reliable, detail-oriented and initiates hard-work without being prompted
  • Must be available to work evenings and possibly weekends
  • Comfort with public speaking and presenting to groups
Ready to Move Forward: 
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; 

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

 

 

Breaking Down Barriers Data Specialist

Position Type: Part-time (30 hours per week)

Position Overview: 
The Program Data Specialist will input all program evaluation data and keep accurate client records for the Breaking Down Barriers Program. They will also assist with the compilation of program reports.

Breaking Down Barriers is a county-funded program that aims to reduce mental health stigma across San Diego County, with a focus on unserved and underserved populations. Through this program, JFS will provide outreach, engagement, and learning opportunities for members of culturally diverse communities in partnership with trusted agencies and community groups. By working with these community partners and volunteer members of these populations, staff of Breaking Down Barriers will develop, adapt, and deliver small- and large-group presentations about mental health and topics particularly relevant to each community. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage and accurately input all program data from a variety of sources
  • Create, maintain and organize all client files
  • Ensure case files and all client information remains confidential and secure
  • Assist in preparing reports, monthly program statistics and other information
  • Interface with other program staff/volunteers to ensure accuracy of information

Minimum Requirements for Employment:

Linguistic/Cultural Knowledge:

  • Bilingual (Arabic, Spanish, Tagalog and/or Vietnamese) preferred
  • Comfort working in an environment that has multiple languages spoken and a diverse service population
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organization’s/program’s service population

Education/Licenses/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Must pass pre-employment background check(s)

Experience:

  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Prior data input experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to learn and utilize new computer applications
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to analyze data
  • Ability to deal with complex problems involving several variables
  • Reliable, detail-oriented and initiates hard-work without being prompted

Ready to Move Forward: 
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; 
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2279956

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Case Manager - Palm Springs

Position Type: Full-time, non-exempt

Position Overview: The Case Manager delivers assistance crucial to enhancing/improving a client’s standard of living, emotional health, physical health, spiritual health, and community health.  The Case Manager strives to remove barriers that are impeding upon a person’s level of self-sufficiency, including financial challenges, mental health and medical issues, basic need insecurity, and lack of support system/community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assess client and family needs
  2. Develops comprehensive care plans
  3. Coordinates needed services
  4. Develops links with a continuum of services and agendas
  5. Maintains up-to-date client records
  6. Provides crisis and/or short-term counseling
  7. Provides information and referral to community and staff
  8. Engages in outreach activities
  9. Insure compliance with all Department of Housing and Urban Development policies.

Minimum Desired Education and Experience:

  • 2+ years’ experience providing case management services preferred
  • Baccalaureate level of conceptual thinking, organization and expression obtained by a degree in Sociology/Psychology/ or other related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with motivational interviewing preferred
  • Must be able to pass a Livescan background check and drug testing.

Minimum Desired Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Job Specific:

  • Must possess a reliable car and have a clean driving record
  • Strong crisis intervention and honed assessment skills, including high risk issues
  • Extensive knowledge of Riverside County community resources
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Capacity to form professional relationships with clients and maintain appropriate boundaries

Language:

  • Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills
  • Excellent telephone and oral communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as memos, general clerical documents, project and grant reports, safety rules, instruction booklets and manuals
  • Ability to write well (e.g., memos, reports, e-mails, agendas, minutes)

Mathematical:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to analyze data

Reasoning:

  • Ability to apply common sense and critical thinking to carry out instructions and make decisions within scope of authority
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables

Computer:

  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to write clear concise e-mails

Contact Information
To apply, please submit your cover letter including salary requirements, and resume on the following link;
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2311459

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

 


Housing Coordinator - Palm Springs

Position Type: Full-time (40 hours per week), Non-exempt 

Position Overview:  The Housing Coordinator position is an exciting opportunity to have a real impact on moving families and individuals out of poverty. The position will work in our HUD programs to coach families & individuals exiting homelessness towards housing stability and ultimately long-term self-sufficiency and increased family opportunity. This position requires working knowledge and skills necessary for minor housing repairs including electrical, plumbing, wall patching, etc. The candidate will have at least two years of property maintenance experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Oversee assigned residential properties addressing any safety issues.  
  • Monitor and implement all Housing Quality Safety inspections as mandated by HUD.
  • Follow-up on work orders for residential properties.
  • Creating all client Occupancy Agreements and the necessary attachments.
  • Review and sign client Occupancy Agreement documents upon move in.
  • Follow-up on all reasonable accommodation and modification needs.  Be familiar with Fair Housing Laws.
  • Document lease violations and follow-up on any necessary corrective action plans with client and other staff.
  • Respond to staff and client needs.
  • Work independently.
  • Assist with move-in and move-out of clients.
  • Complete maintenance as needed to residential properties.
  • Maintain an inventory of all program supplies.
  • Assist Program Manager in creative strategies to ensure client lease compliance while maintaining good standing with the property management companies.
  • This position will interact with clients and maintain confidentiality on a consistent basis.
  • On-call as necessary for site emergencies.
You Will Need:
  • Demonstrate quality interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Two-years of property maintenance experience preferred.
  • Ability to relate to a diversity of individuals and their needs as they apply to homelessness.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary for minor housing repairs including electrical, plumbing, wall patching, etc.
  • Must be able to pass a Livescan background check and drug testing.
Computer Skills
  • Ability to proficiently use Word, Outlook, and Excel.
  • Ability to write clear, concise e-mails.
Reasoning Skills:
  • Ability to apply common sense when carrying out instructions or when making logical decisions.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving mathematical variables.
Physical Demands:
  • The employee must regularly lift or move 25 to 40 pounds.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, lift, drive and effectively use a computer for reporting daily.
You Will Love: 
  • Helping families and seniors access improved housing 
  • A collaborative, interactive and team-based work environment
  • Trauma Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing 
  • Seeking out creative strategies to ensure optimum results for clients who turn to JFS for support
Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

 

Marketing Specialist & Copywriter

Position Type: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), non-exempt

Position Overview:
Do you like to help people? Do you want to use your creativity and contribute new ideas at work? Do you like to tell stories about people changing their lives? 

We want you on our team.

We’re looking for a stellar Marketing Specialist & Copywriter to take charge of our communication needs and cultivate relationships through print, social media, email, and web channels. Our community wants to know more about us—our services, our successes, and our incredible stories. If you know how to use your storytelling skills and talent to increase awareness and engagement, you are the perfect match. 

Key Talents: You are proactive, passionate, and excited about working with new technology. You see the big picture and love to innovate. You are proud of your ability to write clear and compelling content that drives results and inspires actions. You are always learning and are excited to try new approaches to reach goals. You can work creatively independently and with an incredibly talented team.    

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, write, and implement donor communications, including print newsletters, email newsletters, thank you letters, annual reports, and videos
  • Develop, write, and implement client communications, including flyers, brochures, email blasts, and other print/online collateral
  • Manage and develop social media campaigns to promote agency accomplishments, events, and fundraising goals—and meaningfully engage our diverse social media audiences
  • Manage an agency-wide blog, including developing editorial calendar, soliciting and writing articles, recruiting and managing guest bloggers and interns, and tracking goals 
  • Implement strategies to improve the effectiveness of communications across channels—using common reporting tools (Google Analytics, Excel) to track, measure, and report on results
  • Manage multiple projects and reprioritize when necessary
  • Use your creativity to innovate with existing items and processes and develop new ones! 

Minimum Requirement for Employment:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, English, or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in marketing, advertising, communications, or public relations. Experience in development/marketing in a nonprofit organization is a substantial plus.
  • Excellent writing skills. Must be able to write with a voice! No dry reports here. Creativity is encouraged and welcomed.
  • Proficiency in Photoshop, Office, and ability to learn other software as needed.
  • Understanding of content management systems and email marketing software.
  • Social media evangelist –ready to map a strategic course for our brand to maximize impact on these important communication channels.
  • Strong understanding of brand management and its importance.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills – you are a great listener and a great articulator of your vision.
  • Ability to work diligently and efficiently, set priorities, and meet deadlines in a busy, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team at our Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus – a great place to work! 

Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2296735

 

 

Immigration Advocate - Department of Justice Fully Accredited Representative

Position Type: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), Exempt

Position Overview:
Jewish Family Service of San Diego (JFS) is one of four refugee resettlement agencies in San Diego County, a Department of Justice Recognized organization, and a core partner of the San Diego Rapid Response Network (Network) - a group of 40+ immigrant rights and social service organizations, attorneys and community leaders who educate, protect and assist immigrant individuals and families – including refugees and asylum seekers – with legal support and social services. JFS coordinates the legal services for the Network. The Immigration Advocate will undergo a training certification program to become a Department of Justice Fully Accredited Representative. Once fully accredited, the Immigration Advocate will be responsible for providing direct representation in immigration cases, including representation before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), while helping to support the broader immigration efforts of JFS’s legal team. The Immigration Advocate will be supervised by the JFS Senior Immigration Attorney. The Immigration Advocate will work closely with the other members of the JFS Legal Team including the other attorneys, DOJ representatives, and support staff. 

Responsibilities:

  • Field calls coming through the JFS Immigration Help Line;
  • Conduct immigration legal screenings for individuals and families referred to the JFS Immigration Department;
  • Provide eligibility and risk assessment for individuals and families seeking immigration representation; 
  • Prepare immigration filings including DACA, naturalization, consular processing, adjustment of status, and family-based and humanitarian immigration petitions; 
  • Represent clients in removal proceedings;
  • Manage and coordinate caseload of active cases; 
  • Participate in community workshops, information sessions, and other outreach activities; 
  • Coordinate and document client communications;
  • Stay up to date on rapidly changing immigration laws and policies; and
  • Comply with data and program reporting requirements.  

Skills/Abilities that are a Must-Have:

  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and organize in a fast paced and fluid environment;
  • Dedicated to providing high quality legal assistance and capable of handling complex legal issues on behalf of low-income immigrant populations;
  • Proficient in Microsoft software including Excel, Word, and Outlook; 
  • Detail oriented and self-directed with strong oral and written communication skills in English;
  • Strong relational skills and a demonstrated cross-cultural understanding and success;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including good communication skills, listening skills and attitude;
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work under pressure required;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a group setting;
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends;
  • Valid driver’s license, access to an automobile, insurance, and willingness to drive to off-site locations; and
  • Passion for social justice for immigrants required.

Skills/Abilities we’d like you to Have:

  • Bilingual English/Arabic, Spanish, Farsi, or Congolese - desired;
  • Experience working with immigrant populations;
  • Experience working with marginalized populations and survivors of trauma;
  • Dedication to serving immigrant communities with a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low income immigrants.  

Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter including salary requirements, and resume on the following link; https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2291603

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Administrative Assistant, Finance & Business Services

Position Type: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), non-exempt

Position Overview:

The Finance & Business Services (FBS) Assistant is an integral member of the Finance and Business Services team, which works to ensure strong financial stewardship across the agency and maintain a productive, safe physical work environment for all staff and volunteers.

The FBS Assistant provides high quality support for the JFS CFO, Controller, and Accounting and Facilities teams. The ideal candidate thrives in fast-paced, goal-oriented, supportive…and fun setting!

The ideal candidate has a positive, can-do attitude and is happy to lend a hand to make sure all tasks are completed correctly and on time. She/He is a fast learner who anticipates the needs of the team and has exceptional interpersonal communication and organizational skills that they use to help the team achieve JFS’s goals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Meeting support for the CFO, including Outlook calendar scheduling, set-up for meeting, gathering and disseminating documents, and notetaking 
  • General clerical support including, coordinating travel, arranging catering and ordering supplies
  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships with other key leaders, including the CEO and COO, and their executive assistants
  • Manages expenses, including organizing receipts and submitting for reimbursement
  • Responds efficiently to calls from Board members, donors, volunteers, and staff, in a professional and friendly manner
  • Assist with drafting email and other correspondence
  • Organize and maintain records, files, and other materials
  • Track and document information twice a month for billings from various vendors
  • Assist with monthly bank reconciliations and sub systems reconciliations
  • Gather documentation to support expense claims
  • Gather and scan receipts for copays for medical biller
  • Enter invoices for payment into financial systems
  • Follow up on stale dated and outstanding checks
  • Assist with creating slides for power point presentations 
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirement for Employment:

  • At least two years’ experience providing administrative support 
  • Excellent time management, and customer relations skills
  • Ability to handle multiple time sensitive assignments 
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Event support experience
  • Experience with meeting planning
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to convey information clearly via email and over the phone and draft correspondence for CFO
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills, with the ability to manage multiple and shifting priorities and projects
  • Quick data entry skills balanced with strong accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding sensitive payroll and other employees’ information

Ready to Move Forward: 

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; 
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2291576

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

 

 

Temporary - Donor Database Associate

Position Type: Part time, temporary (non-exempt) 20-25 hours

Position Overview:
Using the Raiser’s Edge database, the position is responsible for the accurate recording and processing of a high volume of donor gifts.  The position reports to and partners with the Donor Database Manager to maintain data integrity and ensure accuracy of database records in order to support the Advancement Team in achieving its annual fundraising goals. This position assists the Advancement staff with various projects that contribute to JFS’s fiscal sustainability so that the agency can continue to provide life-changing services to more than 20,000 clients a year. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Records all gifts and builds installment schedules accurately; including Cash, Pledge, In-Kind, Stock/Property, Planned Giving, Matching Gifts, Reoccurring, and EFT using the Batch module within the Raiser’s Edge database;
  • Processes credit card donations as needed
  • Selects, prepares, and sends appropriate individualized acknowledgement letters for all gifts based on predetermined criteria, as well as handwritten acknowledgements from Board President and thank you e-mails from the CEO when appropriate;
  • Ensures tax acknowledgement letters are accurate and complete for donors and mailed out within 48 hours from receipt of gift;
  • Manages data being communicated between the Raiser’s Edge and Luminate Online;
  • Assists with data entry of the Advancement Team;
  • Responds efficiently to calls from donors, volunteers, and staff, in a professional and friendly manner;
  • Calls donors for Pledge Payments
  • Completes data enrichment projects; 
  • Organizes and maintains Development records, files, and other materials;
  • Provides support at charitable events for the Advancement Department as needed;
  • Maintains and performs record and data cleanup/updates in Raiser’s Edge to ensure consistency and integrity.

Minimum Desired Education and Experience: 

  • Experience working with donor management software, preferably Raiser’s Edge and the following modules: Batch, Event, Mail, Prospect, Volunteer

Minimum Desired Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Working knowledge of an elaborate general ledger and gift coding structure 
  • Quick data entry skills balanced with strong accuracy and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Works independently and collaboratively with minimal supervision
  • Maintains positive and professional demeanor and demonstrate credibility, integrity, and confidentiality
  • Strong working knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong computer skills, including the ability to create mail merges and spreadsheets with basic formulas
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and follow directions, policies and procedures
  • Ability to apply common sense and critical thinking to carry out instructions and make decisions within scope of authority
  • Excellent telephone and oral communication skills
  • Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem-solve in complex situations
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Ability to analyze data

Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; 
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2280115

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Part-time Parent Educator - Arabic Speaking Community

Position Type: as needed up to 18 hours a week (flexible schedule) 

Position Overview: 
The Positive Parenting Parent Educator utilizes evidence- based parenting curriculum and personal experience to provide engaging parent education. In addition to our traditional services, this position will specifically outreach and provide services to San Diego’s Arabic speaking community. This position works collaboratively with other parent education staff to foster a team environment and meet overall goals of the program.

Additional Information:
This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a tight-knit, high performing and fun team of dedicated professionals. In return for your hard work and great attitude, you’ll get a flexible schedule, great potlucks and gratitude from the families you’ll serve. 

The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program is one of the most effective evidence-based parenting programs in the world, backed up by more than 35 years of ongoing research. Triple P gives parents simple and practical strategies to help them confidently manage their children’s behavior, prevent problems developing and build strong, healthy relationships. Triple P is currently used in 25 countries and has been shown to work across cultures, socio-economic groups and in all kinds of family structures.

Position Requirements:

  • Bilingual required. Fluent in Arabic – speaking, reading and writing
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in child development, social work, or early childhood education and/or higher education is preferred; High School Diploma required 
  • The position requires regular travel around the County of San Diego, must have reliable transportation
  • Evening availability is expected on a regular 
  • Maintain current and accurate versions of required paperwork
  • Submit all paperwork and evaluation data according to deadlines
  • Outreach to and engage with Arabic speaking communities appropriate to the program
  • Ability to obtain and maintain formal accreditation as a Triple P practitioner (Triple P training will be provided to the selected candidate)
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organization’s/ program’s service population is essential
  • Must pass pre-employment background check(s) and TB test
  • Fluent in English, including ability to read, write and speak on the telephone in English
  • A high degree of comfort with public speaking and presenting to groups in English

Ready to Move Forward: 
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; 
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2280095

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Patient Advocate

Position Type: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), non-exempt

Position Overview:
Do you hate injustice?  Do you like fighting for the underdog?  Would you like to be a part of a dynamic and dedicated team of advocates who travel the county representing mental health clients and ensuring that their rights are upheld?  

We’re looking for an outstanding individual who loves challenge and gets satisfaction from helping others in need.   

Our highly regarded advocates investigate and resolve complaints, concerns, or grievances received from mental health clients about rights violations, coordinate efforts with other agencies as needed, and visit and monitor facilities for compliance with clients’ rights laws, regulations and policies. They also ensure that clients, staff, owners, and administrators are informed of the rights of persons with mental illness.

Key Talents: You are proud of your communication skills, both written and oral.  You demonstrate great compassion for your fellow man and have a deep sense of responsibility and accountability.  You also have a well-developed sense of humor and like to make your work fun.  

Position Requirements: 

  • Successful completion and pass of Criminal History Background Check
  • Experience working with clients diagnosed with serious mental illness
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of patients’ rights law and/or willingness and ability to learn California State laws and San Diego County Policies and Procedures as they pertain to patient’s rights and mental illness.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of community groups including professionals, facility administrators, clients with mental illness as well as advocacy groups such as NAMI.
  • Strong sense of ethics.
  • Ability and willingness to regularly use office equipment such as computers, fax machines, telephones and cell phones.
  • Car required.
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout San Diego County.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible and able to handle emotionally intense situations. 

Ready to Move Forward: 
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; 
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2280122

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Community Engagement Coordinator

Position Type: Full-time 37.5 hrs/wk, non-exempt

Position Overview: Under the supervision of the Director of Strategic Planning, the Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible to develop, support, and track agency outreach efforts that educate and engage our community in the work of JFS. You’ll help plan and execute social, cultural and educational events for the broader agency as well as specific JFS programs. Additionally, the Coordinator will help improve intra-agency communication through the implementation of outreach tracking systems and trainings.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify, plan and support JFS participation in community events (i.e., outreach, tabling, coordinate Team JFS participation in community walks and events, like Pride, Race for the Cure, Walk Against Hate, Jewish Community Day at the Park, and Shabbat San Diego) 
  • Support Family Connections programs throughout the year by planning and facilitating social events (i.e., Hanukkah Party, Family Camp), limited support services (i.e., Embrace-a-Family, Thanksgiving packages, Passover bags events) and annual surveys.
  • Build processes and systems of outreach tracking across the agency for improved intra-agency tracking and relationship management.
  • Develop rubric system to help staff evaluate event/speaking requests.
  • In collaboration with Training, Marketing, and Volunteer Engagement, develop and support a JFS Ambassador training to improve staff outreach/community engagement strategies and techniques.
  • Support special projects and FS-hosted community education events.

Minimum Requirement for Employment:

  • Experience in engaging the community through outreach activities
  • Ability to plan and lead activities for families and engage people of all ages
  • Ability to work collaboratively in teams, including staff and community partners
  • Ability to work independently and remain on schedule towards goals; Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills (all interviewees will be required to submit a writing sample with their cover letter and resume)
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge, Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and experience in Jewish community 
  • Availability to work at scheduled weekend and/or evening /events, as needed
  • Must have own reliable vehicle and automobile insurance 
  • Minimum of one year of experience providing excellent customer service at a professional level
  • Associates Degree or higher 
  • Ability to apply common sense and critical thinking to carry out instructions and make decisions within scope of authority
Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2277349 

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

 

 

Senior Director of Clinical and Healthcare Partnerships

Summary/Range of Authority: This position represents an extraordinary opportunity to impact the way our organization thinks about, and delivers services for, San Diego’s rapidly growing population of older adults. At the broadest level, the Senior Director will ensure JFS meets and exceeds its commitment to creating, implementing and innovating services that empower and enable older adults to age with dignity. This position is responsible for leading JFS’s strategy around aging services in partnership with leadership, staff and volunteers that is informed by the individuals we serve, caregivers and the older adult community. This position also serves as a member of the Senior Leadership team responsible for programs and services, playing a key role in discussions and decisions about the strategic direction of the organization. This is a high-profile position within our organization and the community.

Initial Priorities for this Position Include:

  1. Assess current programs, practices and strategy and make recommendations accordingly, including a timeline for adjustments and implementation.
  2. Participate in the planning and implementation of partnerships with the healthcare sector.
  3. Identify and implement solutions related to creating fee-for-service programs in the Aging space.
  4. Identify and implement solutions to scale Aging related programs including transportation and care coordination services.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive strategy through the refinement, maintenance and innovation of current Aging related program offerings with a focus on healthcare partnerships
  • Introduce new and/or improved methodologies for serving older adults, including older adults with Alzheimer’s, other forms of cognition impairment and chronic health conditions.
  • Oversee the Care Management team, providing strategic leadership to the Director of Care Management
  • Represent JFS at community events, sharing best practices and representing our brand.
  • Budgeting and financial management of programs and related cost centers, contract requirements, etc.

Minimum Requirements for Employment:

Linguistic/Cultural Knowledge:

  • Comfort working in an environment where multiple languages are spoken
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organization’s/program’s service population

Education/Licenses/Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work or Psychology required
  • Current licensure in the State of California required

Experience: 

  • Seven to ten years of leadership experience required
  • Passionate commitment and deep knowledge of the Aging space
  • Exceptional strategic, analytical and critical thinking abilities
  • High level of emotional intelligence, with superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience managing high-performing individuals and teams
  • Experience implementing and overseeing best practice, evidence-based programs
  • Creative, innovative thinker who embraces new and innovative ways of approaching planning, challenges, and opportunities; willing to challenge the status quo; adaptable and flexible in thinking and execution
  • Experience with successful procurement and management of government contracts and fee-for-service programs strongly preferred
  • Healthcare experience strongly preferred

Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; 
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2277356

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Director of Learning and Development

Position Summary: The Director of Learning and Development manages, administers, and coordinates all aspects of the JFS learning and development, and innovation strategies. The Director of Learning and Development will create and execute an organization-wide learning and development strategy, including consultation and needs assessment with key business partners; design and facilitation of professional development courses and opportunities; and ongoing oversight and management of all learning resources. This role will also further the organization-wide innovation strategy, partnering with programs and departments to use design thinking/human-centered design practices to improve processes and overall outcomes.

First Year Objectives:

  • Create and execute an integrated learning and development strategy for frontline staff and managers
  • Work with HR team to redesign new employee orientation and onboarding experience
  • Design an organization-wide “Strengths in practice” strategy using StrengthsFinder tools
  • Select and implement a learning management system
  • Design and roll out a “design thinking/human-centered design in practice” strategy

Key Responsibilities

Learning and Development:

  • Collaborate with agency leaders and SMEs to assess learning and development needs
  • Develop integrated solutions to meet the learning and professional development needs of the organization
  • Design and facilitate small and large group professional development sessions
  • Lead the planning and execution of annual all-staff Day of Learning
  • Source, coordinate and manage external staff development opportunities 
  • Lead the selection, implementation and general management of a Learning Management System and associated courseware 
  • Hire and manage instructional design contractors and external facilitators, as needed

Innovation:

  • Partner with staff and leaders to facilitate end-to-end design thinking/human-centered design sessions for idea generation and process improvements
  • Build materials for and facilitate design thinking sessions that utilize tools and resources for immediate impact
  • Lead an internal working team of “innovation experts” to champion and support design thinking/human-centered design work
  • Build cross-functional relationships to create an environment of collaboration and innovation 
  • Manage and execute, as appropriate, ideas and challenges that emerge out of the innovation process

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • 7+ years of experience in learning and development
  • Strong familiarity with needs analysis, instructional design, adult learning, and ADDIE model
  • Strong familiarity with and experience facilitating design thinking and/or human-centered design practices
  • Proven success in creating and executing learning strategy
  • Excellent facilitation skills; strong verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Creative, innovative thinker who embraces new and innovative ways of approaching planning, challenges, and opportunities
  • Strong knowledge of StrengthsFinder, preferred

Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link;
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2268742

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

 

 

On-Call Child Activity Aide

Position Type: Temporary/On-call 

Position Overview: Child Activity Aides provide child activities and supervision at parent education classes for the Positive Parenting Program. Aides are needed for classes in San Diego County. 

Primary duties of this position include:
  • Create a safe and caring environment for children 18 months to 12 years of age 
  • Assist children in safe and organized activities (provided by employer)
  • Manage children’s needs and involve parents as necessary
  • Work as-needed, sometimes on short notice
  • Arrive at sites on time as requested
Position Requirements:
  • Experience supervising children under age 12
  • Must have reliable transportation to sites, sites will be located throughout San Diego County
  • Must be available to regularly work on a flexible schedule, including evenings
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the program’s service population is essential
  • Must pass pre-employment background check(s)
Contact Information:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link; https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2182649

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Director of Human Resources

Position Type: Full-time, exempt

Position Overview: The Director of Human Resources oversees, administers and provides consultation on all aspects of the day-to-day human resources operations, including HR administration and compliance, recruiting, employee relations, payroll and benefits. She/He will partner with the VP of People and Culture to create and execute an organization-wide HR strategy that aligns agency priorities with employees and managers. She/He manages a team of HR generalists and professionals to execute the day-to-day operations of the department. 

First Year Objectives:

In partnership with the VP of People and Culture:

  • Lead a project team to ensure all agency staff have current and accurate job descriptions
  • Create systematized and formal titling guidelines and compensation structure
  • Identify and implement solutions for gaps in the current HRMS structure 
  • Evaluate and redesign the employee recruiting and onboarding processes
  • Evaluate current employee benefits offerings and recommend enhancements that balance employee needs with agency’s financial stewardship needs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Act as the lead HR partner to leaders, managers and frontline employees at JFS and its subsidiary organization
  • Lead HR initiatives, implementations, and projects as needed 
  • Manage a small team of HR generalists and specialists
  • Provide consultation to managers and employees regarding employee relations issues
  • Oversee payroll processing and associated workflows 
  • Ensure leaves of absence and worker's compensation claims are appropriately managed 
  • Manage the hiring process in partnership with the recruiting specialist and hiring manager
  • Oversee the annual benefits renewal and enrollment process 
  • Drive the annual performance management and merit increase processes 
  • Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures the organization's compliance

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, required
  • SPHR or SHRM SCP required
  • 7+ years of experience in HR operations, 3-5 years at a manager or above level
  • Payroll supervisory experience preferred
  • Proven success in creating and executing HR strategies
  • Strong working knowledge of federal and multi-state employment laws and guidelines, including ADA, ADEA, Civil Rights Act, FLSA, FMLA, CFRA, PDL, and others
  • Skilled in managing employee relations, including conflict resolution, corrective action, and terminations
  • Ability to work effectively with senior leaders and collaborate with staff at all levels 
  • Thrives in a dynamic environment in which priorities often shift quickly
  • Creative, innovative thinker who embraces new ways of approaching challenges and opportunities
  • Experience with the full suite of Paychex payroll and HR solutions preferred
  • Experience managing multi-state worksites, a plus

Contact Info:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link: 
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2202747

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Safe Parking Program – Case Manager (1 opening)

Position Type: Part-time  22-25 hours per week, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, including some weekends

Position Overview: The Safe Parking Program supports families & individuals living in their cars find safety and support with the overall goal of long-term housing stability. The Case Manager is responsible for providing advocacy, information and referrals for participants within the Safe Parking Program. This is a part-time position with typical working hours 5:30-9:30 p.m. five evenings a week equating to approximately 20-25 hours a week. This position will report to the Safe Parking Program Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct intake and assessments for new participants within 3 days of program enrollment
  • Develop service plans with a focus on financial stability and re-housing
  • Provide individualize resources and referrals to community programs to increase access to supportive services
  • Provide regular and on-going follow up with clients on caseload
  • Work collaboratively with other JFS staff to ensure comprehensive services for program participants
  • Maintain up-to-date client records in client management systems 
  • Complete all required program statistic reporting in a timely and accurate manner
  • Provide a high level of customer service
  • Assist in oversight of interns during program operations
  • Meet for supervision bi-weekly
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills/Abilities that are a Must-Have:

  • At least one-year experience in a similar role working with housing/homelessness case management services, self-sufficiency services, or equivalent combination of training, education and experience 
  • Ability to offer professional and friendly service in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and desire to work in a team environment 
  • Knowledge of local social services/community resources 
  • Experience working with persons in crisis, implementing brief interventions and researching for resources that address the impacts of poverty 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including regular evening hours and weekends
  • Comfort working in an environment where multiple languages are spoken
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences present in the organizations/programs service population

Skills/Abilities We’d Like You to Have:

  • Previous use of HMIS system is preferred
  • Previous training in Motivational Interviewing is preferred

Ready to Move Forward:
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on the following link: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2182576

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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Driver - Class C with Passenger Endorsement Required or Class B

Position Type:  Part Time - 18.75 hours per week, non-exempt

Do you enjoy driving?

Do you like building relationships?

Are you looking for meaningful work?

Do you have a passion for helping people?

If so, then this could be the job for YOU!

On the Go provides group and individual transportation solutions for older adults to medical and personal appointments, community events, Social & Wellness Centers, shopping centers, organized excursions, and more.

Position Overview:

Jewish Family Service of San Diego operates many programs requiring drivers within the Aging & Wellness Division.  Drivers perform a variety of routed and non-routed transportation services utilizing both personal and agency vehicles. This position is part-time with a flexible schedule. Drivers will have the opportunity to work a minimum of 10 hours per week, with the potential to work up to 18.75 hours when needed.

  • Provide safe and timely rides to older adults via sedan/personal vehicle, paratransit, shuttles and recreational outings
  • Deliver meals to homebound adults utilizing both personal and agency vehicles
  • Pick up and deliver bulk food purchases & donations utilizing agency vehicles
  • Participate in large-scale food distributions, including military, utilizing agency vehicles

Meet John Flores – Our Singing On the Go Bus Driver. (KPBS video)

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/mar/05/san-diegos-singing-bus-driver-auditions-americas-g/

Position Requirements:

  • Valid Class C License with a Passenger Endorsement or a Class B License
  • Paratransit Experience  
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Applicants must have a clean DMV driving record, and provide current DMV original printout, no older than one month.  https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/dr
  • Ability to clear a Background Check and pre-employment drug screen
  • Ability to push/pull/lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a gate lift/hand pallet jack
  • Ability to provide friendly, client-centered customer service and public interactions
  • Ability to drive, inspect and maintain vehicles including 24 passenger wheelchair lift equipped shuttles, catering (hot/cold) trucks, and an 18ft refrigerated box truck
  • Ability to calculate daily mileage and record transit activity
  • Ability to utilize both paper routing information and GPS
  • Access to a computer, printer, e-mail and internet off-the-job
  • Well maintained, reliable personal vehicle and insurance
  • Flexible availability including some weekends, evenings and holidays

Additional Information:

  • Knowledge of the aging process and diversity preferred
  • This position is subject to random drug and alcohol testing in accordance with DOT regulations
  • Retirees encouraged to apply

Contact Information:
To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and DMV printout on the following link: 
https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2149275

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

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AmeriCorps VIP Fellow Various Opportunities in San Diego County

Position Type: AmeriCorps, National Service Opportunity

Benefits: Living Stipend of $1,409 per month, upon completion of 900 hours and service term commitment Education Award of $2,960, health benefits, possible loan deferment and interest repayment, extensive professional development and experiential learning opportunities

Overview of AmeriCorps VIP:

AmeriCorps VIP Fellows build volunteer capacity at existing nonprofits and schools that serve children, youth and families. They do this through: 1) building sustainable systems to track, support, manage, and train volunteers; 2) recruiting one-time and skills-based volunteers; and 3) raising funds to support the development of the volunteer program. Partner Sites change annually based on community and agency need. This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference. Extensive training in volunteer management and nonprofit professional skills is offered, including the opportunity to earn a certificate in Volunteer Management.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a volunteer program that engages high-value volunteers, particularly specialized/skilled volunteers and volunteers who take on leadership roles in the organization
  • Develop business partnerships that provide support for the Partner Site
  • Recruit and train community members as volunteers who support the infrastructure of programs run by nonprofit and educational organizations
  • Track volunteer program and infrastructure development at the Partner Site, utilizing a defined AmeriCorps Member Work Plan
  • Serve side-by-side with volunteers to provide guidance, to better understand the clients’ needs, and to improve the volunteer experience
  • Participate in all program-required trainings and development opportunities, including orientation, regular meetings with your local VIP team, 1 regional training (travel and overnight stay provided), and online trainings

Possible AmeriCorps VIP Host Sites (**Sites are currently in process of applying to host an AmeriCorps Fellow)

Syrian Community Network
United Way of San Diego County**
American Red Cross**
MAAC Project (San Marcos)**
Resounding Joy**

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age Clear criminal background check (DOJ and FBI; National Sex Offender Public Database)
  • Must either be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Must not have more than 3 terms of service previously with AmeriCorps State and National programs
  • Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated and professional
  • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity
  • Ability to be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the program’s safety policies and rules

Contact Information:
To apply, please complete an application at https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=51560&fromSearch=true. For more information, contact Kim Lesnau at kiml@jfssd.org or (858) 637-3391.

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About Jewish Family Service of San Diego: 

Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, more resilient community.  For nearly 100 years, Jewish Family Service has been a trusted resource for the entire community, offering an array of services that are always life-changing, and often life-saving.  At Jewish Family Service, we believe our employees are the backbone of our Agency. Our goal is your success. Come work at JFS and be our partner in Moving Forward Together

For the ninth consecutive year, JFS has earned a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator that highlights the work of efficient, ethical and open charities. We encourage you to learn more at www.jfssd.org.

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