Executive Director
Are you looking for your next great adventure? Are you an entrepreneurial and hands-on leader with a great sense of humor? Here is your opportunity to have some real impact! 

The Jewish Relief Agency (JRA) is no ordinary nonprofit. We are an innovative, volunteer-driven organization whose goal is to help families in need. Since our founding in 2000, our team of committed, intelligent and experienced professionals and lay leaders has developed some of the most dynamic community engagement and social service programs in the Philadelphia region and, in fact, the country.

JRA has been bringing families and individuals together each month in a spirit of community and repairing the world. Through the efforts of JRA’s community of more than 10,000 volunteers, we are providing monthly food relief packages to over 3,200 low-income families throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.  To learn more about JRA, please visit www.jewishrelief.org.

JRA is seeking our next Executive Director (ED), who will be a creative and energetic motivator of stakeholders, will collaborate with the Board on setting vision and strategy and will lead the professional staff in executing the agency’s operating and growth plans. The ED will capitalize on JRA’s position as one of the Philadelphia region’s well-respected nonprofits and its unique platform of direct-service delivery and volunteer engagement to expand its impact, operations, and financial base.

The ED will be accountable for the agency’s growth and impact across current and 

initiatives while ensuring the agency maintains its caring and participant-centered culture. The new ED will have a broad array of organizational leadership skills, including the ability to lead team members to ensure their maximum productivity and satisfaction; ensure programmatic excellence, and oversee the organization’s financial stability and growth. The position reports to the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Able to think big picture as well as lead a team of staff and lay people towards actualizing a plan
  • An efficient implementor who can execute plans and ensure the organization’s objectives are met
  • A natural collaborator who is inclusive and respectful of all participants
  • Effective in building support with a variety of stakeholders
  • An innovative, forward-thinking, tech-savvy leader, who is flexible and agile in a fast-changing environment
  • Entrepreneurial, a smart risk taker who balances big thinking with pragmatic skills
  • A person of integrity and high ideals
  • Must be self-motivated and not afraid to roll up their sleeves
  • Knowledgeable of the Jewish community, its traditions, and practices

Contact Carin Maher, Vice President, Talent Acquisition, at Sageview Consulting for more information:

carin@sageviewconsulting.com, 719-419-2700


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