Career Opportunities

Director of Development

Job Summary

The Director of Development works in conjunction with the Chief Development Officer on developing and implementing sound strategies to secure resources, through philanthropic and volunteer support, to sustain the organization. Additionally, the DOD will work with the CDO and the team to create cohesive messaging for the agency to secure philanthropic and volunteer support and to communicate to those needing services.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Fund Development – In conjunction with the CDO, participate as a team member to create and implement a goal oriented fund-raising program to further develop philanthropic opportunities at JFS including annual giving, major gifts (including endowments), sponsorships, events and testamentary giving. The DOD will work with the CDO to maximize opportunities through the Jewish Federation, with respect to agency guidelines.
  • Ambassadorship – Work with the CDO on selected Board committees or sub-committees focused on fund-raising and marketing initiatives.
  • Donor Prospecting – Identify prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors.
  • Technology – Work with selected staff to maximize use of data from the donor date base for the purposes of donor stewardship, prospecting, gift renewals and upgrades.
  • Marketing – Collaborate with the communications manager and the volunteer staff to create and promote fund raising and philanthropic opportunities within all volunteer programs and communication materials and projects.
  • Agency Representation – Make presentations as appropriate on behalf of the organization.
  • Continued Education – Maintain current on all ethics and new trends impacting development issues.  Review best practice standards and implement new practices and procedures as needed.
  • Security and Privacy –Adhere to agency and client protection policies by regularly acclimating yourself with the JFS privacy, safety and security policies made available within the employee handbook.
  • Employee Philanthropy –Participate annually in agency and partner related philanthropic activities and campaigns.
  • Mission Dedication –Embody the mission and values of JFS in all work done on behalf of the agency. Utilization of the JFS key strategies will ensure success in this accountability.
  • Misc. – Other duties as assigned by the CDO to further the culture of philanthropy at JFS.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: 4-6 years of experience in development with a human service agency

Education: Master’s Degree preferred, or equivalent experience

Certifications or Licenses Required: CFRE preferred

Minimum Competencies

Skills

  • Technology – The successful CDO will not only be able to navigate e-tapestry fund development software, but also utilize Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to effectively communicate with staff, funders, and other professionals.
  • Analytics – Able to conduct data analysis to discover, communicate, and generalize meaningful patterns and trends for fund evaluation and strategic planning purposes.
  • Interpersonal – The DOD is committed to quality donor service and is able to utilize intuition and creativity to assess and connect donors interests to opportunities.

Knowledge

  • Public policy – Maintains knowledge of current public policy trends related to health and human services to progressively seek resources for future agency needs.
  • Cultural competence – Recognizes specialized service needs of unique sub-populations within the Jewish community (such as Eastern European immigrants, religiously observant, LGBT, Holocaust Survivors etc.)

Behaviors

  • Collegiality – Able to build and maintain a professional network for purposes of strategic collaboration.
  • Motivational – Communicates a clear vision and creates an environment in which employees are fully engaged in contributing to that vision.
  • People management – Able to establish accountability, communicating clear expectations and feedback about progress towards priorities.
  • Drive – Embraces continuous improvement on both personal and organizational levels.

How to Apply – Interested & qualified candidates should forward their resume & salary requirements to HR@jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Bilingual Geriatric Care Manager (English & Russian)

Job Summary

Advocates, coordinates and assists clients in obtaining needed care and resources in order to maximize functioning and quality of life for client and his/her family.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Assessments – Conducts a comprehensive psychosocial assessment with each client within the case load in a client’s residence or agreed upon location within the service area. All assessments are completed and entered within 5 business days of the intake and/or evaluation dates.
  • Care Planning – Develops an integrated, comprehensive, person centered care plan for each client to meet their measurable goals and objectives and provide assistance/intervention in implementing and revising the person centered care plan to meet client needs as changes in status occur or at review time. All treatment plans are entered into Evolv within 5 days of the appointment.
  • Compliance – Maintain client documentation and recording by preparing and completing all required assessments, treatment plans, progress notes (within 2 days of client contact), records, Discharge Summaries (30 days) and reports for all assigned clients in accordance with agency standards. Conduct and document 60% productivity standard of direct client service contact time.
  • General Client Support – Coordinates, monitors and matches individual client needs with available services/resources and provides support and crisis intervention.
  • Training – Obtains and maintains certifications as requested by agency and maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending agency in-service programs, educational workshops, reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks.
  • Client Satisfaction – Optimizes client satisfaction by maintaining scheduled appointments, responding to messages promptly and coordinating services appropriately.
  • Administrative – Demonstrates awareness of the importance of accountability and fiscal integrity by completing all required forms, assuring collection of fees, preparing and completing in a timely manner all required records and reports for assigned clients.
  • Networking & Support – Establishes/maintains working relationships with agency staff, governmental entities, service providers and involved family members while sharing professional knowledge with staff by seeking out professional development opportunities and sharing new learning with staff.
  • Meetings – Attends and participates in required agency meetings.
  • Cost Control – Contributes to the effective use of agency resources by identifying and implementing options for cost containment.
  • Security and Privacy –Adheres to agency and client protection policies by regularly acclimating oneself with the JFS privacy, safety and security policies made available within the employee handbook.
  • Employee Philanthropy –Supports and engages in a culture of philanthropy in all work done on behalf of the agency.
  • Mission Dedication –Embodies the mission and values of JFS in all work done on behalf of the agency. Utilization of the JFS key strategies will ensure success in this accountability.
  • Misc. – Other duties as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience: Experience working with older adults and knowledge of community resources.

Education: MSW required

Certifications or Licenses Required: LLMSW, LMSW preferred

Minimum Competencies

Skills

  • Technology –Use agency Electronic Health Records to maintain client records and employee schedule, and to document client satisfaction and outcomes and use Microsoft Office products daily.
  • Documentation – Succinctly and accurately document necessity for services as well as an individual’s progress or lack of progress towards their goals and objectives.
  • Communication – Express oneself in an articulate and effective manner both verbally and in written communication.
  • Linguistics – Fluently communicates using both English and Russian verbally and in writing.
  • Reasoning – Deal with abstract as well as concrete problematic situations. Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Time Management – Use time effectively by appropriately planning, organizing and scheduling work hours to meet agency needs.

Knowledge

  • Practice – Use current Evidenced Based practices within care management, including Person Center Thinking and Motivational Interviewing.

Behaviors

  • Rapport – Support the agency’s vision of customer service by acting in a manner to instill trust, providing professional and appropriate service to clients and co-workers.
  • Team – Work as a member of an integrated team, engaging in a group process to identify and solve problems and facilitate optimal client functioning and coordinated service delivery.

How to Apply – Interested & qualified candidates should forward their resume & salary requirements to HR@jfsdetroit.org

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer