Full Time

Vice President of Operations (VPO)

JACS Toronto 858 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto ON

Job Description
Jewish Addiction Community Services (JACS) is seeking to hire a Vice President of Operations. As a senior staff in a small organization, JACS Vice President of Operations will play a significant role in shaping and determining JACS growth and sustainability.

Overview and Job Summary
The Vice President of Operations will report directly to JACS President and CEO. The Vice President of Operations will be responsible for leading and managing JACS daily operations and government relations, with the overarching goal to maintain organizational effectiveness and financial sustainability to best carry out the vision and mission of JACS Toronto.

General Duties

  • JACS’ VPO will oversee all internal day-to-day operations, ensuring that JACS continues to run smoothly, that programs remain strong, and that staff and volunteers have what they need to accomplish JACS’ Vision and Mission.
    • Following up with staff members to ensure productivity as per the Strategic Plan
      • Assist staff in best achieving results as per the Community’s needs
      • Liaise between staff and President & CEO to further the JACS Mission
      • Lead weekly Staff Meeting
      • Arrange professional development seminars and activities for JACS Staff and Volunteers.
  • Attends conferences with or on behalf of President & CEO on behalf of JACS
  • Cultivate and maintain excellent relationships with key stakeholders, including staff, Board Members, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto (including COBALT task force), partner institutions, and funders
  • Support fiscal health of the organization, including budget preparation (annual and three-year budgets), setting and following financial controls, meeting revenue and expense targets and ensuring accurate and timely reporting
    • Connecting with Bookkeeper re: bill payments/payroll, etc
  • Regularly update volunteer and programmatic logs
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant federal, provincial and municipal laws
  • Ensure organization has strong risk management processes in place
  • Develop site health and safety protocols and implement related staff trainings
  • Develop/revise organizational and staff policies
  • Research and apply for new grants as well as managing the implementation of existing grants on topics related, but not limited to;
    • Addiction
    • Mental Health
    • Wellness
    • Jewish Community

Government Relations

  • Responsible for anything and everything related to government at all 3 levels
    • Research available government grants relating to JACS
      • Mental health 
      • Addiction
      • Wellness
    • Remain in constant contact with CIJA
    • Build and maintain relationships with elected officials
    • JACS figurehead at OHT
      • Build and maintain relationships with other providers in NYGHT
      • Work with JACS staff in relation to OHT
      • Attend all OHT related events

Human Resources (HR)

  • Responsible for quarterly review of JACS Staff
  • Responsible for monthly (sometimes weekly) review of timelines and programs
  • Remain in contact with Board Member designated to Staffing and in-house programming

Schedule and Supervision
This is a full-time, 40 hour per week, position. It requires the staff member to work some evenings and weekends. The VPO is supervised by the President & CEO in addition to a designated Board Member.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Compensation also includes health care coverage and paid vacation.


  • JACS is amid a significant multi-year effort to clarify and strengthen all of our systems and broaden our impact. We are looking for someone to join our team who:
  • Understands the issues addressed by JACS’ programs and initiatives and is committed to the values espoused by JACS
  • Is familiar with Toronto’s Jewish community 
  • Demonstrates passion for JACS’ values and community-minded approach
  • Minimum of 3 years in Management preferably in the charitable sector

We are seeking someone who possesses the following skill set:

  • Strategic thinker
  • Incredible attention to detail
  • Organized with track record of developing and implementing planning documents
  • Experience developing and managing budgets
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, Excel,  e-mail, and the capacity to quickly learn and master new systems
  • Knowledge of the charitable sector
  • Strong communication skills, particularly, strong management and writing skills
  • Demonstrated creativity and innovation to solve challenges that may arise in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Valid driver’s license and access to own vehicle

How to apply:
Please send your cover letter and resume to: ori@jacstoronto.org All attachments must each be labeled with the applicant’s full name. In your cover letter, please help us understand why you are the ideal candidate by addressing the following questions:

  • What interests you most about this position?
  • Based on the qualifications, why are you a strong candidate?
  • What excites you about JACS’ mission?

Our sincere appreciation to all those expressing interest in this position, however, only those applicants invited for an interview will be contacted. We will accept applications until the position is filled. No recruiters please.