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Do you want to spend today helping others find a better tomorrow?


Jewish Family Service is dedicated to making the Cincinnati community a better place to live for everyone, especially its most vulnerable citizens. From helping families navigate the process of adopting a child to connecting caregivers to resources for their aging parents, we have been strengthening the lives of individuals and families since 1943!


Over the years, the agency has evolved and adjusted its mission to meet the ever changing needs of the community it serves, but one thing has remained the same since the agency was founded-Jewish Family Service hires incredible people to do remarkable things!


If you are wondering, if you have to be Jewish to work here: absolutely not! Jewish Family Service values a diverse workforce and serves clients from all walks of life and with every imaginable background. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are not concerned about your religious affiliation, your ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender/gender identity, race, political beliefs, etc. We only care about your abilities, skills, knowledge, and degree of human compassion.


Jewish Family Service of Cincinnati offers a professional yet friendly and fun work environment. We offer some nice perks* such as:

  • Paid Holiday: 7 National holidays and up to 13 Jewish holidays every year
  • Professional development including Free CEUs and Free Group Supervision (2 hours per week for LSWs working toward LISW, maximum of 6 supervisees in the group)
  • Flexible schedule
  • Free onsite parking
  • Health, Dental, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance
  • 401K, Flex Spending Account, Health Savings Account
  • Sick Time and Long Term Sick Bank
  • Discount on individual membership at the Mayerson JCC, the J Cafe, and preschool

*some perks require a minimum number of work hours per week or eligibility 

Program Director - Community Services
Provides daily administrative, supervisory and programmatic oversight to the operation of the Vital Services Department within the context of the philosophy and mission statement of Jewish Family Service. This position is responsible for keeping the operations running efficiently, effectively and within budget. This position works with the CEO and agency leadership to develop new and restructure existing services and programs to meet the needs of the Jewish community. The director participates in and represents the agency in the Greater Cincinnati hunger, poverty and mental health networks. The Director maintains and develops the framework that the team operates in to support vulnerable families moving from crisis to a path of stability and self-sufficicency. The Director manages and oversees the functioning of a satellite location of the agency known as Barbash Family Vital Services and incorporates George and Ann Heldman Family Food Pantry.

Supervise the daily operations of the departmental programs to meet individual and community needs of clients
Develop, coordinate and supervise a cohesive, functional team of department social work professionals, staff and volunteers
Provide individual supervision of staff and client cases, including clinical supervision
Schedule and facilitate regular departmental staff meetings
Implement policies and procedures approved by the Agency
Develop and implement Departmental policies as appropriate
Develop new programs and sources of funding
Develop and manage departmental budget
Establish and monitor processes for maintenance of client records
Submit reports reflecting departmental operations
Facilitate the development and implementation of a means of evaluating program effectiveness, client satisfaction, and client outcomes measurement
Serve as a liaison between the Department and the community
Represent the agency and speak at public and community functions related to agency work and advocacy needs of clients
Represent the agency on local, state, and national poverty, hunger and mental health agendas
Work with major funders and donors to support community agendas, such as United Way, Jewish Federation, Jewish Foundation, and Hebrew Union College
Provide oversight for satellite building operations and maintenance, including building equipment, safety, and logistics of running a separate facility
Participate in assuring compliance to all in-house, local, state and federal regulations
Participate in in-services, conferences and workshops
Meet regularly with supervisor and with the Board/Advisory Committees as required
Perform other relevant duties as necessary

Minimum of five years administrative, supervisory and community experience
Previous work in mental health, food pantry, and poverty issues
Able to work constructively as supervisor and member of a multi-disciplinary team
Able to communicate clearly and precisely through oral and written means
Experienced in word processing and database use
Experience in program measurement and evaluation

Physical Requirements:
This position requires some physical movement in arranging activity space, walking, standing, and sitting.
This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the above position.