Executive Director

The Council For Jews With Special Needs is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. We provides programs, resources, and support to help all Jews with disabilities and their families to fulfill their spiritual, cultural, and religious needs. Currently we have an opening for an Executive Director to join our growing and dynamic organization.

The Five Primary Roles of the CJSN Executive Director

1. Conduct community outreach and promote inclusion across the Valley of the Sun.

  • Network with community and religious leaders to strengthen programs that address the needs of families with disabilities
  • Be a passionate, vocal, visible advocate for Jewish families that include a person with a disability
  • Represent CJSN at Valley wide events, both secular and religious
  • Provide high-level, timely training, resources and referrals
  • Maximize social media and other services to spotlight CJSN activities
  • Strengthen the Valley-wide presence of the Council in its Jewish communities

2. Develop strong relationships and collaborations with disability community professionals and those families who rely on services.

  • Create a Valley-wide network of meaningful services that meet the needs of Jewish families dealing with a disability
  • Build collaborations and partnerships with religious and secular organizations providing services to the disabled community
  • Enhancethe visibility and reputation of CJSN across the Valley

3. Lead fund raising efforts

  • Participate in large donor solicitations
  • Supervise direct mail campaigns
  • Conduct an annual event
  • Secure grants

4. Recruit, motivate and develop a strong, active leadership team

  • Work collaboratively with the Executive Committee, Board, and Committees to address issues of the Council, including assistance recruiting new leadership to the Board
  • Develop a strong cadre of highly motivated volunteers
  • Identify and develop future leaders

5. Lead administrative, financial and supervisory activities

  • Create and manage the budget
  • Conduct strategic planning initiatives that address future community needs
  • Provide direction and supervision to the administrative and support staff
  • Conduct annual performance reviews
  • Complete financial and regulatory reports in a timely manner

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Has at least five years experience working and/or interacting with children and adults with disabilities
  • Is familiar with Jewish life, practice, rituals, holidays and culture
  • Has a successful track record of fundraising and donor solicitation
  • Is articulate, personable, and confident communicator

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates empathy and compassion for parents and caregivers
  • Is goal-oriented, with a passion for achieving results
  • Has experience leading a staff, agency or a new Initiative
  • Has strong administrative skills
  • Is knowledgeable about best practices in the field of disabilities
  • Has a social services background

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and references to resume@cjsn.org

Scottsdale, Arizona
The Council For Jews With Special Needs

12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Suite 205, Scottsdale, AZ, 85254-5453, US