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Director of the Center for Early Relationship Support

Massachusetts, United States
$110,000.00 - $125,000.00
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Other Programs
Social Services, Youth
Employment Type
Full Time

JF&CS is seeking a strategic, caring, and innovative leader to manage the Center for Early Relationship Support in its next phase of growth and impact. Reporting to CEO Gail Schulman and serving as a member of the agency’s Executive Team, the new Director will have the opportunity to leverage and scale existing CERS strengths while sourcing new ones to increase impact.


The Division Director will guide the work of a 55-person team while managing a budget of approximately $4million. The role of the Division Director is multi-faceted, combining strategic vision, program development, staff management, fundraising, and operational and fiscal responsibility. The Division Director will provide overall leadership for current service delivery and will pursue new opportunities to expand impact and effectiveness. They will work closely with funding agencies and community partners, with institutional and individual donors, and with our volunteers, to build financial resources for the division. They will also oversee a team of staff who are committed to collaboration, reflective practice, and growth.


The incumbent is an inspirational leader and an excellent manager of people, programs, and budgets. In additional to a strong focus on relationships and high emotional intelligence, the Director of CERS will have strong financial acumen, with skill in honing financial models and experience in applying for and managing grants. We are seeking candidates with experience in early relationships and mental health promotion practices, and in overseeing a skilled and committed staff of social work and human services staff. We also value strong communication skills to develop staff, lead during times of change, collaborate both within and across organizations, and work closely with donors, funders, and volunteers. Strong financial decision-making skills are essential, ideally including experience with philanthropy, government grants, and/or fee-based revenue.

The successful candidate will have 10+ years of related experience with at least 7+ years of leadership experience developing and managing programs and people. We are open to candidates of varied backgrounds, including clinical work, policy-making, academia, public health and early childhood education, as well as other social service management roles. A bachelor's degree is required and a graduate degree in social work, psychology or human services management is preferred.

The salary range for this position is $110,000 - $125,000.

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