The mission of Jewish Collaborative Services (JCS) is to sustain, nurture and strengthen the well-being of seniors, adults, children and families and to ensure access to a full continuum of care through the life cycle, within the framework of Jewish tradition and values.
Jewish Collaborative Services was established in 2018 through the union of two of Rhode Island’s premier social services agencies: Jewish Family Service of RI (JFSRI) and Jewish Seniors Agency of RI (JSARI). Both agencies were grounded in the values of compassion, humanity and inclusiveness, serving all in need.
JCS is a comprehensive, solution-oriented, full-spectrum service organization, offering aging and wellness programs, assisted living, support for caregivers, affordable housing for seniors and the mobility impaired, counseling services for children and adults, food and nutrition programs, adoption services and more. In 2021, JCS touched the lives of 5,187 individuals through its various programs and services.
Although the organization’s work is guided by Jewish values, it serves those of all backgrounds and religious affiliations. JCS has an operating budget of approximately $10M, an endowment of $18M and is governed by a 21-member Board of Directors and administered by 112 staff. JCS has locations in Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island.
JCS now seeks a President and CEO who will continue to move the organization forward to meet emerging needs in the community. The ideal leader will have a deep passion for, commitment to and knowledge of social services and/or assisted living or affordable housing. This individual will have the ability to build strong relationships quickly and will display leadership qualities including empathy, honesty, integrity and intelligence.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a proven track record of effectively managing key internal and external priorities and successfully leading organizational change. The person we seek must be adept at critical thinking and strategic planning. They will be skilled in organizational management and development, with a minimum of five to ten years of senior leadership experience, preferably attained in a complex multi-service organization. This person will possess well developed administrative skills, including strong financial acumen.
The new CEO will possess exceptional leadership qualities, including dynamic interpersonal communication skills, effective collaboration and collegial relationship-building in communities such as those served by JCS. They will be a clear communicator with exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills. The well qualified candidate will demonstrate an ability to be comfortable and engaged in a broad variety of social settings and to effectively communicate and collaborate with a broad and diverse range of individuals throughout the community.
A background working within a large, multi-layered organizational structure would also be beneficial. Experience in fundraising and/or generating capital from major donors and/or investors for programs or projects would be a plus. The individual must be a strategic thinker and problem-solver without seeking or desiring to solve every challenge themself; a healthy and intentional reliance on staff and board members is required. Humility and an attitude of servant leadership will be effective traits in harnessing the efforts of others and in furthering the impact of JCS. A track record of successfully engaging with an active and participative governing board must be evident.
Experience working in eldercare or healthcare is a plus, but not a requirement. Strong consideration will be given to leaders with other relevant experience and expertise. A bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is required, and experience working with nonprofit organizations is preferred. Understanding of and respect for the Jewish community and culture is required, and candidates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The salary for this position is commensurate with experience. JCS offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to paid holidays, vacation, health insurance and life insurance/AD&D policy as well as a retirement plan including employer contribution.
Jewish Collaborative Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complying with all applicable laws regarding equal employment opportunities for all qualified applicants and employees.
To confidentially apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at https://bit.ly/3QSEI6a (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).
For more information about Jewish Collaborative Services of Rhode Island, please visit https://jcsri.org/.