The Jewish Association Serving the Aged (JASA), the premier “go-to” nonprofit organization serving the needs of New York City’s older adults, is seeking a dynamic, skilled, committed, and collaborative professional to join its leadership team as its General Counsel.
JASA, founded in 1968, is one of New York City’s largest agencies serving older adults with a mission to help seniors and disabled individuals remain at home and continue to participate in community life for as long as possible. JASA directly assists more than 40,000 New Yorkers each year with a wide range of social services, educational and recreational activities, supportive counseling, assistance with securing benefits and entitlements, health-related services, and transportation. JASA also provides home health aides, personal care assistance and nursing services; owns and manages subsidized housing for 2,880 low- to moderate-income and/or disabled adults; distributes over a million meals; and provides critical elder abuse prevention and adult protective services programs. JASA operates a $100+ million budget that funds programs in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx and is a well-established institution and key service-provider for the city’s older adult community.
JASA aspires to be an inclusive organization where everyone feels that they are seen and heard. The organization is committed to diversity and equity as both principles of social justice and essential elements to delivering quality services in the communities we serve. JASA has completed the first phase of its DEI work, which focused on raising awareness and imparting concrete skills for the managers and directors who shape organizational culture. The Board has committed additional resources to support continued work that will involve expanding the initiative to all staff and revamping agency policies and practices to foster diversity and mitigate bias. The people who work at JASA are mission driven and focused on giving a voice to and addressing the needs of a population that has both strengths and needs and can be a valuable dimension in building healthy communities.