15 yrs required
Chicago, IL, United States
The Opportunity: President and Chief Executive Officer
We are seeking an experienced senior executive to serve as the agency’s next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), taking the helm of an organization celebrating 160 years of service to the Jewish and broader Chicago communities. The role reports directly to an engaged and active Board of Directors. The position is available as a result of the impending retirement of the current President and CEO, who has held the role for over 10 years.
Our next President and CEO will directly manage the executive team (COO, CFO, CDO, CHRO), and indirectly oversee 420 staff and hundreds of community volunteers. The successful candidate will have a commitment to empowering staff at all levels to take ownership of the agency’s work, leveraging all of the Agency’s significant human resources in meeting our mission.
The President and CEO also leads the advancement and fulfillment of JCFS Chicago’s mission and its strategic plan, and is responsible for achieving both operational and strategic goals based on excellent client-centered program delivery, strong philanthropic support, and fiscal sustainability.
JCFS Chicago’s Mission
Our mission is to provide help, healing and caring services infused with Jewish values to strengthen lives in our community.
Our organizational intended impact focuses on enhancing social and emotional well-being for adults, children, teens and families and maximizing opportunities for individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities--regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, ability, gender or sexual orientation.
We believe that each individual has their own unique potential. We work to meet individuals where they are, offering support in their efforts to achieve and exceed milestones within their reach.
Join us as we redefine what’s possible!
Our strategic plan boldly sets out the priorities necessary to adapt to ever changing client needs and strengthen organizational capacity to thrive well into the future.
The plan is based on three pillars:
Impact – Our programs and services are mission-driven, targeted and recognized as making a meaningful difference for the people and communities we serve.
Leadership – Our leadership and expertise strengthen organizational capacity to meet the Jewish community’s and the Chicago area’s human service needs, today and into the future.
Sustainability – Our funding model and infrastructure sustain client services and programs, respond to emerging needs and value donors as partners in our mission
Our New Leader
Our new leader should have a history of collaborating for success with a strong staff and Board to build on past Agency achievement, continuing the support of individuals and families, and identifying and implementing programs to support new needs identified in the community.
Leadership and Executive Management
Strategic Thinking and Planning
Board Governance and Development
We are looking for an innovative, collaborative, inclusive and self–motivated leader with a minimum of 15 years of effective leadership experience at a high–impact nonprofit organization. Preference is given to those who have served in a complex human service focused agency with multiple stakeholders.
Specific requirements include:
Candidates who are passionate about the opportunity to effect meaningful change in the lives of thousands of children, adults and families are encouraged to apply.
To apply please send cover letter and resume to our website: