Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) has a long and continuous history of providing services on a non-sectarian basis to families and individuals in need. Since its inception over 150 years ago, the agency has evolved into a multi-faceted, multi-service organization. The mission of JFS is to strengthen and enhance individual, family and community life by providing a wide range of services at every stage of the life cycle, with an emphasis on disadvantaged populations.

Our comprehensive programs are based on collaborative partnerships and coalition building. This coordinated approach minimizes wasteful duplication, maximizes existing resources within the Los Angeles community, and helps us to create new programs and services of greatest benefit to the target populations we serve.

Operating over 50 programs, our service sites have expanded to over 20 locations, serving over 55,000 residents throughout Los Angeles County each year. We are dedicated to serving traditionally hard-to-reach segments of the population. Our service areas include the following: older adults; counseling; children and families; food and hunger; disabilities/special needs; immigrant services and shelter services. JFS sponsors four counseling offices, five senior multi-service centers, and specialized programs in the prevention and treatment of family violence, substance abuse, homelessness and services to people with mental health issues.

Aug 01, 2019
At JFS, we are professionals, volunteers, partners, and friends who all believe in one thing—we can change things and we’re going to do it as a family. As the first charitable organization in Los Angeles, founded over 160 years ago, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles embraces and strengthens people of every race, religion, creed, and economic status. JFS is a multi-service Agency whose goals are to feed and shelter families in need, provide the elderly with life-saving care, empower victims of abuse, treat mental illness, and offer focus, direction, and counseling to countless at-risk children and their families. JFS staff share in our mission and work towards our goals with the highest level of responsibility, professionalism, and integrity. JFS demonstrates our commitment to our staff by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a nurturing environment. Be part of our commitment, and join our family. For more information on our philosophy and services, please tour our website.  www.jfsla.org The  Grant Specialist / Program Assistant  is responsible for providing organizational, administrative, and writing support to the Grants Department as well as providing additional support to the executive team as needed as part of the administrative support pool. Qualifications : 2 years of experience working in an administrative role Prior experience in a non-profit environment Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills Flexibility, creativity, ability to work independently Ability to work at a fast pace, with competing deadlines Excellent organizational skills, the ability to multitask to multi-task and prioritize assignments Ability to organize workload for effective implementation Detail oriented and able to work independently and as part of a team Proficient computer skills, (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Experience using Raiser’ s Edge is strongly desired Good judgment, initiative, problem solving, attention to detail and ability to communicate with a variety of staff and grantors Ability to work independently and/or in work in a team setting; ability to be an effective team member Ability to solve practical problems and carry out responsibilities under general supervision Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment Responsibilities/ Essential Functions : Schedule grant department meetings and notify/remind meeting participants Maintain grants information in Raiser’s Edge, run reports as needed and maintain hardcopy files Maintain Report Log: track report requirements, remind and follow-up on reports with responsible program and finance staff, enter submission dates Maintain grant tracking systems Conduct online research into possible funding sources Submit expense/check requests and track and order office supplies for grant department Manage outgoing mail for grants department Write standard cover letters/transmittal letters/thank you letters to grant funders Work with grant writers to determine required forms, attachments, and other requirements for complex governmental applications and contact appropriate staff to get necessary information. Complete forms, get signatures and gather documentation, make copies and/or upload as required Assist in compiling grant submissions Provide administrative support to the executive team as needed Other related duties as assigned   Jewish Family Service is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, USA Programs
Aug 01, 2019
At JFS, we are professionals, volunteers, partners, and friends who all believe in one thing—we can change things and we’re going to do it as a family. As the first charitable organization in Los Angeles, founded over 160 years ago, Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles embraces and strengthens people of every race, religion, creed, and economic status. JFS is a multi-service Agency whose goals are to feed and shelter families in need, provide the elderly with life-saving care, empower victims of abuse, treat mental illness, and offer focus, direction, and counseling to countless at-risk children and their families. JFS staff share in our mission and work towards our goals with the highest level of responsibility, professionalism, and integrity. JFS demonstrates our commitment to our staff by offering a comprehensive benefits package and a nurturing environment. Be part of our commitment, and join our family. For more information on our philosophy and services, please tour our website.  www.jfsla.org Under the direction of the CEO, the Director of Human Resources will develop, direct and implement all of the Agency’s Human Resource matters including employee and labor relations, benefits and payroll design and administration, performance management, personnel policies and procedures, recruitment and training and development. Qualifications: 10+ years progressive Human Resources experience preferably in a Generalist role at a Manager level required BS/BA in HR Management, Business or related field, Advanced Degree/Certification is Preferred Strong employee relations, performance management, combined with training and leadership development experience a must. Labor relations background strongly preferred.  Must have exemplary oral, written, and interpersonal skills, as well as strong ability to educate and partner with all organizational levels. Experience with HRIS, interfacing with payroll/finance and managing benefits. Must pass a criminal background check (Live Scan fingerprinting) prior to beginning employment Responsibilities / Essential Functions: Partners with senior management to identify and implement strategic performance management initiatives and proactive employee relations solutions related to job performance, employee engagement, morale and retention. Provides general individual coaching to managers throughout employee lifecycle on employment matters, such as conflict resolution & sensitive employee relations issues; acts as trusted advisor to provide opportunities for managers to further develop their capabilities. Provides direction and counsel regarding recruitment and benefit strategy, processes & systems. Oversees, designs and implements relevant training and development activities in consultation and partnership with management. Represents management in interactions with Union personnel. Guides HR staff in handling employee complaints as well as advises managers. Develops and implements HR policies to meet organizational needs and comply with state and federal laws. Assures adherence to all compliance issues, ensuring appropriate action and investigation as appropriate Identifies and drives areas of competitive advantage that may be achieved through the development of HR best practices Leads the HR team in enhancing and redesigning services when appropriate to automate processes, improve customer service, and in improving HR data management. Other duties as assigned Jewish Family Service is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.
Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA, USA Human Resources