Chief Executive Officer, Jewish Family Services

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · Jewish Family Servies



Jewish Family Services (JFS) in Vancouver, British Columbia is seeking a proven and transformational CEO who is capable of leveraging the inherent strengths of this long-standing, well-respected, financially sound organization to build a “best in class” social service organization. The successful candidate will be a natural leader who is passionate about stewarding this Jewish agency according to strong Jewish values for the benefit of all stakeholders and clients of all faiths and backgrounds.

The CEO’s vision for JFS will be informed by a solid awareness of trends and best practices in contemporary social service delivery. The Agency’s accomplished and engaged Board is searching for a leader that will enhance JFS’ brand equity in the Jewish and broader communities by:

Agency Background

JFS has been enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families for over 82 years. The organization delivers social service programs to Vancouver’s Jewish community, but also to the area’s broader community. These programs are designed for individuals and families who are at all ages and stages of life. The organization focuses its work in four core areas: Family and Adult Resources (financial aid, case management, food security, and housing advocacy), Seniors Services (including Holocaust Survivor support and a world class home support service and outreach program); Counselling services (including Mental Health Outreach and youth at risk programs); and Employment & Settlement Services.

Jewish Vancouver

Vancouver has a vibrant Jewish community, the third largest in Canada. There is a strong system of congregations and synagogues, as well as Jewish education opportunities that include preschools, day schools and supplementary schools. Jewish college students stay connected through the Vancouver Hillel Foundation, which operates on several of the local campuses. The annual Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, and the Chutzpah Festival, an annual performing arts festival, are among the many Jewish cultural opportunities available to Jews living throughout the Vancouver metro area.

City of Vancouver

Boasting magnificent ocean and mountain views and a mild climate, Vancouver was recently ranked by The Economist as the most livable city in North America and third in the world. The city was the center of international attention when it successfully hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. Just three hours north of Seattle, Vancouver is ethnically and linguistically diverse. The city’s reputation for amazing outdoor recreation is fed by stunning beaches, majestic mountains, top-line ski resorts and dense forest areas – all within minutes of a bustling, metropolitan, downtown center.

Position Overview

The CEO serves as the professional leader of JFS and works with the Board of Directors, community partners, and staff to fulfill the Agency’s mission and vision. Key responsibilities include:


Skills & Abilities



JFS offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

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