Chief Program Officer

Chief Program Officer
Full-time / 37.5 hours per week
Monday – Thursday, Fridays by appointment

Salary Range $73,000 – $85,000

JFS is looking for a visionary leader to direct JFS’ growing program portfolio to further the agency’s mission to enrich the lives of individual, families and the community through compassionate, collaborative human services, guided by Jewish values.

This person is responsible for the supervision and oversight of all Programs and Service personnel and related activities, including grant and contract-funded programs.

The ideal candidate is creative and a team player, an experienced supervisor, strategic thinker and collaborator. Grant reporting, data collection and analysis experience also required.


  • Collaborate with CEO and the leadership team to advance JFS’s mission, vision and values, set strategic goals and support program implementation and throughout all service provision.
  • Deepen a guiding program philosophy; identify and develop new programs and carefully monitor the progress toward those efforts.
  • Own overall responsibility for all program staff, including supervision, workplan and goal development and support (including grant deliverables – see below).
  • Develop policies and procedures aligning service delivery with the requirements of government contracts, grants, foundations, or as otherwise required by the organization.
  • Strengthen community partnerships to increase external resources and internal program development.
  • Network with NJHSA (national network) and related partners to identify best practices and broaden partnerships.
  • Use data collection to identify trends to support new or improved programing or funding opportunities.
  • Manage program budgets to ensure appropriate expenditures.
  • Participate in, and explore new, local and virtual partner opportunities with / in lieu of CEO, including advocacy, in order to broaden services; strategize with the CEO and ensure the CEO is involved in relationships at the appropriate and necessary level.
  • Help identify new grant opportunities to promote clear communication and collaboration between all departments throughout the organization to ensure succinct progress toward current goals.


  • Advanced degree with a minimum of a master’s from an accredited school in social work, human services, public administration or related fields.
  • Five years of post-master’s work experience, in a supervisory or administrative position.
  • Experience in data collection and grant / fiscal management.
  • Familiarity and experience with Jewish communal organizations and families.
  • Understanding
  • Sensitivity to issues of cultural diversity and impact on individual and family behavior.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office 365
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to collaborate with JFS stakeholders: staff, volunteers, donors, partners, et al.
  • Valid New York State driver’s license with reliable, personal transportation
  • Ability to travel throughout the greater Capital Region, as needed.
  • COVID vaccination / updated booster

How to Apply:

Interested & qualified candidates should forward their resume, cover letter & salary requirements to

Competitive vacation and benefit packages include health insurance, dental, and retirement plans. Flexible, family-friendly office.

Organization’s website:
Jewish Family Services was founded in 1854 with a mission to enrich the lives of individuals, families and the community through compassionate, collaborative human services, guided by Jewish values.

Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer