JFCS/East Bay currently has the following job openings:
Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay (JFCS/East Bay) is an innovative social service agency that has served individuals and families throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties since 1877. We are proud to provide multilingual services to older adults and their families, Holocaust survivors, children and their parents, refugees and immigrants, people with disabilities, and an array of adults and children who come to us for high-quality affordable mental health services. JFCS/East Bay actively seeks to hire qualified professionals who reflect the cultural and linguistic diversity of the East Bay and of our clients. Our staff of 55 employees is characterized by its dedication, teamwork, warmth, humor and high professional standards. Agency offices are located in Berkeley, Walnut Creek, and Oakland.
The Director of Refugee & Immigrant Services develops and oversees programs serving clients throughout the East Bay, though primarily in central and eastern Contra Costa County. Current populations served by the agency include immigrants and refugees from Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iran, Iraq, the former Soviet Union, and Central and South America. Programs include refugee resettlement services, immigration legal services, mental health, senior services, child abuse prevention, health systems navigation, services to LGBT refugees, and community-building activities. The Director of Refugee & Immigrant Services is part of the management team, which develops organizational policies, goals, and strategies to fulfill the agency’s mission.
The Director of Refugee & Immigrant Services reports to the Executive Director and supervises all staff in the Refugee & Immigrant Services department.
- Develop and implement departmental goals and programs; assure that all programs and services are culturally sensitive and linguistically accessible to the populations being served.
- Recruit and supervise departmental staff, attending to issues of inter-cultural communication and team-building.
- Develop and sustain collaborative relationships with community agencies, county government entities, health care institutions, religious leaders, and others.
- Pursue appropriate funding opportunities with foundations, government funders, and private donors
- Oversee financial management of department based on diverse programs and funding streams.
- Evaluate programs and services, updating and changing in response to community needs.
- Represent the agency and department in the community.
- Ensure accurate collection of data related to programs and grant reporting.
- Collaborate with Director of Grants & Communications on preparation of grant proposals and reports.
- Perform other tasks as needed or requested by the board of directors, development committee, or the Executive Director.
- Commitment to agency mission of promoting and strengthening the social and emotional well-being of diverse individuals and families throughout the East Bay.
- Masters Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, Education, or other field relevant to the provision of services to refugees and immigrants.
- Minimum of 5 years experience working with diverse immigrant populations and with diverse multicultural staff.
- High degree of cultural competence and sensitivity.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional interpersonal skills.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Experience with grants management, tracking, and reporting.
- Strong computer skills, including fluency in using Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Patience, compassion, flexibility, willingness to think outside the box, creativity, and fairness.
- Initiative and ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
- Experience with refugee resettlement, immigration legal services, and/or mental health services preferred.
Compensation is competitive, depending on experience. Benefits include pro-rated medical, dental, 401(k), generous holiday and vacation, great colleagues, and a friendly work environment.