Work at JFS

JFS strives to employ people who believe in its mission, vision and values and who find great reward and pride in delivering human services to people from all walks of life. Our supportive agency culture includes significant autonomy in everyone’s work, reflected in the flexibility provided in scheduling where and when employees work. We value healthy professional and personal life balance.

We encourage collaboration and engagement with one another. By working together, we boost organizational capacity, deliver better programs and outcomes, find common ground, and plant the seeds of rewarding friendships. We also offer opportunities to serve on several employee-driven committees including our diversity, equity and inclusion committee, lunch and learn committee, and activity committee. We also encourage and provide the freedom to grow personally and professionally.

JFS is dedicated to building an equitable environment and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates. Though we are a Jewish organization, many of our clients and employees are not Jewish and we encourage those of any (or no) faith to apply. All positions remain open until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. We know there are great candidates who may not fit into the criteria we’ve outlined here, or who have important skills we haven’t listed. If that’s you, please don’t hesitate to apply anyway and tell us about yourself.

JFS is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment and JFS does not discriminate against applicants for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, nationality, age, disability, or any other legally protected group.

To request an accommodation, contact us at (651) 698-0767.

Full time employees enjoy competitive benefits including:

  • 403b retirement plan (fully vested on first day of employment)
  • 403b matching
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Flexible spending account
  • Generous paid time off for vacation, illness and family emergencies
  • Paid parental leave
  • Professional development assistance including license renewal fees and CEU/training reimbursement
  • Public service loan forgiveness

All staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 or submit weekly negative test results to perform in-person activities and attend in-person meetings.

HR Generalist, 20-30 hrs/wk

The HR Generalist is responsible for developing and administering the HR role at our agency. Must live in commutable distance to our agency in Saint Paul.


  • Manage and administer benefit plans (health, dental, life and disability insurance). Reconcile monthly billing statements.
  • Submit bi-weekly payroll and manage online personnel records.
  • Responsible for on-boarding process of new staff.
  • Train managers including, but not limited to how to interview and how to conduct performance appraisals.
  • Create and update personnel policies and procedures.
  • Create and manage personnel files.
  • Expand recruiting sources including attending job fairs.
  • Annually analyze, create and review salary ranges for each job position and family to ensure within market and aligns with compensation philosophy.
  • Recruit, interview and facilitate the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborate with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
  • Conduct or acquire background checks and employee eligibility verification.
  • Implement new hire orientation and employee recognition programs.
  • Perform routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
  • Handle employment-related inquiries from applicants, employees and supervisors, referring complex and/or sensitive matters to the appropriate staff.
  • Attend and participate in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations and investigations.
  • Maintain compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Aids in development of DEI initiatives at the organization.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • At least two years of generalist human resources experience
  • SHRM-CP or PHR/SPHR a plus

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department at the organization’s facilities.
Care Coordinator

Full time (37.5 hours per week) providing comprehensive case management services for seniors and individuals living with disabilities that are enrolled into MSHO/MSC+ state health plans.

Qualifications for the position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work required
  • Licensure as a Social Worker through the Minnesota Board of Social Work (LSW, LGSW, LISW, or LICSW)
  • Supervised social work and/or case management experience in the field of aging/gerontology preferred.
  • Experience with Medical Assistance or Elderly Waiver is a plus.
  • Knowledge of county programs and community-based services preferred.
  • Experience working with refugee populations and non-English speaking clients is a plus.
  • Able to work well in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Valid driver’s license and a personal vehicle to use for agency business.

As a care coordinator, you will:

  1. Maintain a caseload of clients who are 65 and older. Care coordinators work primarily with Somali, Hmong, Russian, and Spanish populations. Care Coordinators also primarily work with clients on the Elderly Waiver.
  2. Using a hybrid meeting model, meet with clients to complete assessments on an annual basis.
  3. Complete initial and annual psychosocial assessment to identify presenting problem(s) and gather pertinent history. Primary goal of assessment is to keep clients living independently in their preferred setting with appropriate services and supports.
  4. Set up and maintain home care-based services
  5. Create unique care plan based on assessment/reassessment. Identify needs, goals, and interventions. Update care plan as needed based on observation and conversation.
  6. Include the family/others from the client’s support system in the development and ongoing implementation of the plan, and update care plan as needed based on observation/conversation.
  7. Collaborate with medical professionals and care teams
  8. Make referrals to other agencies or resources as appropriate.
  9. Assist with transitions and discharge planning when a client is returning home from the hospital or nursing home.
  10. Complete detailed and timely case notes on every interaction with clients and families/professionals involved in their care.
  11. Participate in team meetings and case consultation discussions.
  12. Participate in health plan and DHS trainings and meetings
  13. Participate in committees (JFS, community partnerships) as assigned.
  14. Provide coverage for intake as needed. Provide backup coverage for other members of the senior service department


  1. Attend agency staff meetings, staff development activities and special events;
  2. Adhere to NASW Code of Ethics, personnel practices and other designated policies and procedures.
  3. Follow agency procedures and maintain complete and professional case records. Complete necessary tasks in a prompt and efficient manner.
  4. Pursue professional growth through reading, workshops and other learning opportunities directly relevant to the above described job responsibilities.
  5. Carry out regulations of assigned programs;
  6. Back-up other staff as necessary;
  7. Perform other job duties as required.

Apply here.