Job Title: Director of Jewish Family Services

Reports to: Executive Director, The Atlantic Jewish Council

Located at: Halifax, NS

Term: May 1st-Dec. 31st, 2021

Hours of work: 20 hours/week. Flexibility required. While standard business hours can be expected as the norm, some nights and weekends may be required.


The Director of Jewish Family Services provides services to the Atlantic Canadian Jewish community, encompassing the Jewish communities of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. In this role, the Director of Jewish Family Services will support community members’ various human service needs, including assistance with questions, crisis management, navigation through existing local human service support agencies, referrals, and follow-up as needed. The Director of Jewish Family Services will contact provincial social work regulatory bodies to ask permission to be granted to work with clients in those provinces, as necessary.

As this is a first time posting for this position, the Director of Jewish Family Services will also assess the kinds of services and supports needed by the community and help to determine what might be required beyond this first appointment. In so doing, the Director of Jewish Family Services will collect data to inform a community needs assessment (including through surveys, focus groups, and one-on-one conversations with Rabbis and other community referral sources) and research other Jewish family service models in similar-sized Jewish communities.

The Director of Jewish Family Services will report to the Executive Director of the Atlantic Jewish Council and will receive guidance from the AJC’s Jewish Family Services Advisory Committee, consisting of experts in the fields of human and social services. As a member of the Atlantic Jewish Council’s team, the Director of Jewish Family services will have access to all resources and supports available within the organization. Additionally, the Director of Jewish Family Services will have access to supports, networking, and professional development opportunities, including those provided by the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies.

The Director of Jewish Family Services keeps up-to-date documentation, prepares, quarterly and annual service reports, develops and tracks service outcomes for evaluation and reports on grants as required.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Naomi Rosenfeld at executivedirector@theajc.ca with the subject line: “Director of Jewish Family Services Application” by April 18th, 2021.

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