Career Opportunities

If you want to make a positive difference in people’s lives, and if you believe that everyone deserves to be treated with compassion, respect, and dignity, Jewish Family Services may be a good fit for you. Come prepared to deliver the highest quality services and to build a career with opportunities, challenges and rewards. 

Jewish Family Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed  to building a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect and provide culturally responsive  services to a diverse community.


Jewish Family Services helps individuals and families achieve economic self-sufficiency and emotional stability. Supporting the Central Ohio community since 1908, Jewish Family Services helps people find good jobs and companies find the right talent; supports seniors and caregivers navigating the challenges of aging; connects people to community resources; empowers family stability through financial counseling; and provides opportunities for volunteers to  give back.  

We welcome individuals of all faiths, races, ages, economic circumstances, sexual orientation, and gender identities. Our dedicated and talented staff reflects the diverse communities we serve. Jewish Family Services has been recently recognized as a Top Workplace in Central Ohio as well as for innovating through technology and championing diversity.


Jewish Family Services works with jobseekers at all levels and helps local companies discover, hire and retain top talent – saving them time and money in the process. This role is a new position reporting to the Director of Business Services and Director of Development. The Business Development Consultant will support the growth of fee-based services to our employer customers and our business membership model. As a connector between workforce development services, business services, and corporate philanthropy, the Business Development Consultant will serve as a critical point of contact, resource, and consultant for Central Ohio companies.

This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) position; pay is commensurate with experience.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills; high level of demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness
  • Strong problem solving, organizational and time-management skills; demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at once
  • Experience with Salesforce, Outlook, Zoom and Microsoft Office products
  • Familiarity with Central Ohio’s economic development, employment market, and community partners
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Project management experience
  • Task and goal oriented with experience managing individualized work as part of a larger team and/or initiative
  • Thorough appreciation of and commitment to diversity
  • Desire to make a difference and to advance our mission


Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Develop and manage trusted relationships with business customers and economic development professionals
  • Manage initial inbound employer contact and sets up on-site tours for business services and/or career staff
  • Promote business customer job openings to workforce development staff
  • Promote and sell business memberships
  • Contribute content to agency newsletter, addressing business community
  • Attend community networking, chamber, and small business events to keep a pulse on economic growth and promote agency services
  • Update and maintain employer database in Salesforce
  • Assist in preparation of reports, presentations, and other materials

Jewish Family Services has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, available on request.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected], Attn: Melissa Starr, Chief Program  Officer.




Jewish Family Services is seeking to hire a career consultant to be a member of a cross-functional team assisting individuals in our training programs to obtain employment by utilizing a holistic approach including: job search assistance, soft-skill building, and access to resources in order to assist individuals in strengthening their identities and increasing long-term career earnings, stability, and ability to support their families.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Provide individual coaching related to vocational exploration, goal setting, problem-solving and addressing barriers to employment
  • Model and teach clients to be current, connected, communicative, and consistent (technology, social media, community resources)
  • Provide classroom instruction to participants in computer literacy, job search techniques, life skills, money management, job retention strategies, pre-vocational/career transition opportunities as needed
  • Conduct group participation activities to build self-esteem, enhance motivation to complete training, and improve communication skills
  • Recruit participants from community relationships and develop new referral pipelines.
  • Provide retention coaching for participants with new employment – barrier removal, cultural competencies, and employer mediation
  • Identify clients’ social service needs and provide guidance to community resources
  • Maintain current knowledge about resume writing and ability to create professional-looking documents
  • Work with career services team members to develop and coordinate targeted hiring events, networking meet ups
  • Conduct needs assessments through formal and informal evaluation
  • Actively engage in a team environment to achieve programmatic goals
  • Track client progress documentation through BestNotes, a case management system

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Related Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college, or equivalent work experience
  • Related work experience
  • Preferred background in workforce development
  • Professional written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to maintain thorough documentation
  • Demonstrated customer service, facilitation, and personal coaching skills
  • Familiarity with the communities being served, social service partners and other community resources available to clients


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Columbus, OH 43209

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