Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles

President & Chief Executive Officer

Employment type
Full Time
2 months ago
Los Angeles, CA

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS) seeks a charismatic and inspiring service-minded leader as its new President & CEO. JFS is a multi-service agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life by providing a wide range of needed human services to men, women and children of all religions, ethnicities and ages in the community at every stage of the life cycle, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged. For over 160 years, JFS has counseled families, fed the hungry, sheltered the homeless and protected the vulnerable. As Los Angeles’ oldest and most dynamic charitable organization, JFS is a trusted source of care and support, meeting the diverse and changing needs of a diverse and changing city. For more information, please visit

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO is responsible for the overall successful operation and performance of the $35 million agency. Supported by over 230 FTEs and nearly 850 volunteers, the President & CEO must harness these resources to effectively implement JFS’s strategic goals and objectives while developing and maintaining relationships with donors, volunteers, community members, partner organizations, government and other funding sources. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible executive experience, preferably for a large, complex nonprofit organization. He/She will have a proven record of success in leadership positions with experience managing groups of different constituencies and programs, including oversight of day to day operations as well as long-term goals. Successful experience with major gift fundraising is essential. Knowledge of government funding streams is strongly preferred. Candidates should have an awareness of Jewish community traditions and be committed to working in and fostering a multicultural environment. Although it is preferable that candidates come with a background working in human services, it is possible that the successful candidate may come from another field within or outside of the nonprofit sector. A Bachelor’s degree and an advanced degree or equivalent experience are required.

To apply

Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the President & CEO search. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: