JASA

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.

Background:
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. 

 

Nov 08, 2021
Full time
JASA Remote
The Position : JASA is seeking a General Counsel to join its executive team, serve as the organization’s chief legal advisor, and advance JASA’s mission while assessing and managing organizational risk. Reporting to the CEO, the General Counsel will provide strategic legal advice and oversee all legal matters across the organization. The General Counsel will advise the JASA trustees, executive team, and senior management on governance, contracts, risk management, real estate transactions, litigations, benefits, and employment law issues. This is a new position for a full-time senior attorney with a commitment to working in the nonprofit sector and advancing JASA’s mission. The General Counsel manages complex and sensitive matters, and provides material assistance on a variety of matters. The position requires an attorney who has a working knowledge of the legal rules that apply to tax-exempt organizations and who is also a strong generalist or has the capacity to...