You are here

Executive Director, Jewish Family Service Agency Las Vegas

Executive Director, Jewish Family Service Agency Las Vegas

Executive Director
Jewish Family Service Agency
Las Vegas NV 89119

POSTED September 18, 2014
DEADLINE October 18, 2014


For more than 35 years, Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas (JFSA) has been providing high-quality and caring, Counseling, Senior Services, Emergency Assistance and Adoption services regardless of age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation.

A staff of 8 employees and an annual operating budget of $1 MM allow JFSA to offer a vast array of services for Las Vegans, including, a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, a helping hand to children and teens, and support to older adults facing life’s transitions.

We are looking for an Executive Director who can provide strategic leadership focused on the long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies of JFSA. The incumbent will achieve these expectations by working with the Board of Directors, JFSA Senior Management Team, Jewish Federation of Las Vegas and the Community as a whole.

Position Description
The Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day operational management, consistent with the organization’s mission and strategic plan. The President/CEO provides leadership to achievement of the organization’s goals, to securing strong community support, and to building the organization’s capability.


Provide leadership to all operational areas through oversight of; Resource development and community engagement, Strategic planning to ensure the development of innovative and effective programs and services that meet the needs of our community; Human Resource and Financial Management;

  • Resource Development and Community Engagement: Oversee development of strategies and execution of plans for all areas of resource development, including, fund development, community outreach, volunteer management, community relations, effective program implementation, and public policy; ensure the development and maintenance of positive and productive relationships with all key constituencies within a highly diverse community; participate actively in raising funds; and advocate for public policy and community involvement to address those issues; build the brand and reputation of JFSA.
  • Strategic Planning: Provide leadership to the development of strategic plans and multi-year goals and the creation of work plans to achieve them; support the JFSA’ Board of Directors in the recruitment, selection and development of board members, and in their decision making on critical issues such as strategic plans, budgets, and policy decisions.
  • Human Resource Management: Oversee all human resource management activities including recruitment, performance management, development and policy; establish and maintain a work organizational and management structure that provides for succession for senior staff and key positions throughout the organization; lead the staff.
  • Financial Management: Ensure proper stewardship of the organization’s assets and resources, including budgeting, purchasing, cost analysis, cash flow, internal controls, accounting records and financial reports; provide leadership to ensure the smooth operations of JFSA’s facilities and programs; direct the development of systems, methods, processes and policies to continuously improve the operation of the organization and achieve its goals and objectives; oversee an annual budget of $1 MM. 


The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with relevant experience in people management, operational oversight, strategic planning, and effective fundraising. They will have a track record of successfully setting and meeting aggressive goals. The candidate will be able to serve as the face of the JFSA brand in the community, demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with all constituencies in the network. The candidate will be skilled at establishing and maintaining positive relationships, and will be able to navigate political waters and initiate appropriate responses. The candidate will be a recognized leader with the ability to chart a positive path forward in the midst of an uncertain environment, with the vision and energy to take JFSA to the next level.

  • Considerable knowledge of fundraising techniques and sources of funding for nonprofit agencies and organizations. Ability to reach new donors and maintain current donors through creative fundraising campaigns.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Agency staff, Board members, volunteers, community groups and other related agencies.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate fundraising operations.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication as well as management skills.
  • Sound judgment and ability to work autonomously.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • The candidate will have a knowledge and respect for the Jewish Culture, values, and organizations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and be able to lead and work with a diverse group of people.
  • Minimum of five plus years of work experience in nonprofit agency operations, specifically in the fundraising field or equivalent experience.
  • Flexible schedule to work after hours and weekends, as necessary.


For consideration, submit your cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements to