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Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services Director
Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine
1342 Congress St
Portland, ME 04102

Principal Responsibilities:

For nearly 100 years, Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services has offered assistance, comfort, and hope to those in need in Southern Maine. Through programs designed to meet compelling and immediate needs, KJFS demonstrates the commitment to gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness) in the service of tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Over the past several years, KJFS has grown in many ways, and we seek a vibrant, committed, and visionary director to steward the program. Our current mix of activities includes the only National Diaper Bank-affiliated Diaper pantry in Southern Maine, an Essentials Pantry, the annual "Joe Bornstein Winter Warmth Drive" that provides winter boots to local students, and a HIAS-affiliated refugee resettlement program serving an estimated 120 Refugees and Humanitarian Parolees in 2022-2023. Our work is rooted in Jewish commitments, and we seek a leader who values and understands human services work through a Jewish lens, including ethical principles and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful applicant will possess wide ranging skill in human services and program management as well as experience with grant seeking and grant management.

Primary Responsibilities:

Hours: This is a full-time, exempt position requiring the time commitment necessary to satisfactorily complete job requirements. Occasional evening and weekend work required.

Start Date: July-August 2023

Salary: $68,000-$72,000. The JCA offers a competitive benefits package that includes generous programmatic discounts, 11 Federal Holidays and up to 10 Jewish holidays off each year, employer-provided Dental insurance and Long-and Short-term disability coverage, as well as 90% of individual health insurance, and a 401(k) retirement plan after 12 months of service.

To Apply: Email cover letter and r?sum?, as a PDF or Word document only, to Please indicate "KJFS Director" in subject line of email

Minimum Qualifications:


$65,000 - $75,000

Agency Information:

The JCA's mission is to enhance and promote Jewish life and continuity locally, in Israel and throughout the world, and to generate the financial resources to develop, provide and support diverse programs, education and services in order to accomplish these goals.