Jewish Family Services Edmonton, in existence since 1942, was originally set up to serve the Jewish community. Since incorporation in 1955, the agency has served the greater Edmonton community-at-large and services are explicitly non-faith based.  We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in our communities, no matter a person’s creed or ethnicity. Our commitment is to empowering our clients and helping them find pathways for healing, growth and opportunity.

The Board of Directors is the legal authority for Jewish Family Services.  As a member of the Board, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization. Directors provide sound and ethical guidance for the organization, including approving the annual budget and ensuring the organization has sufficient resources to achieve its mission.

JFSE is currently seeking interested individuals to join the Board of Directors. This is a volunteer position and board members are voted in for a two-year term of office with an option to renew for two additional two-year terms. Directors make a personal commitment to devote the time necessary to perform the responsibilities of a board member (attend meetings and serve on committees).   While board meetings are normally in-person, during the pandemic all board and committee meetings are held virtually.

Experience:  We are looking for individuals with a background in at least one of these areas:  non-profit governance (member of other boards); law, human resources, and planning.   We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience or knowledge in the following two areas:

  • Individuals with a finance background and this is a specialized position occupied by a director who has extensive accounting or financial management experience. Ideally this individual will have a background as a CPA and/or experience with nonprofit management.  This individual will join the Finance Committee.
  • Individuals with a business background. We are currently exploring the enhancement of a social enterprise program to ensure we have the capacity to continue to offer our home care program to the broader community.

JFSE serves the broader Edmonton Community as well as the Jewish Community of Edmonton.  We have made a commitment to diversity and inclusion and strive to ensure the composition of the Board is reflective of this action. We encourage all who are interested in supporting the organization consider applying.

If you are interested in this position and possess the required skills/experience please email your cover letter and resume to: