Volunteer Opportunity

JFS Move to New Location



Jewish Family Services (JFS)


Vancouver, BC

Closing Date

September 17th, 2020

Organization Mission

Guided by the wisdom and values of our Jewish tradition, JFS’ mission is to deliver a continuum of social services to individuals and families of all ages and stages of life, supporting them to live healthy and productive lives. Our vision is to be a leader in the Jewish and broader communities, transforming the lives of individuals and families through quality services and innovative programming that responds to evolving community needs.

Project Summary

The JFS mission goal is to deliver the best service possible with the resources at its disposal. It needs move to new location that will better meet the needs of the agency and that will help JFS to focus on the creation of a Food Centre. The project manager will coordinate all the activities required to move JFS from the existing location to the new location. JFS has a moving team to work with the project manager.

Project Objectives

  • Working with the client create a project plan, including a schedule, personnel resources, work breakdown structure and project success criteria.
  • Manage the project according to the agreed plan until the move is completed.

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills and track record for gaining the respect and cooperation of client’s staff and stakeholders
  • Strong experience in staff and stakeholder facilitation
  • Exceptional planning and leadership skills with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage deadlines and achieve goals in timely manner
  • Non-profit and social service sector knowledge an asset

 Estimated Time Commitment: Approx. 60-80 hours over 6 months

Start Date: September 2020                                                                        End Date: March 2021

Scope of Work

  • Work with JFS moving team to develop a project management plan
  • Overall project management

What is NOT Included in Scope of Work

  • Selection of the new location
  • Selection of IT company to setup the new location
  • Selection of the moving company


  • Project plan


The PM volunteer will have end-to-end accountability on project deliverables, reporting to the Director of Operations.


Jewish Family Services will provide a letter of recommendation to the PM volunteer at the successful conclusion of the project, and serve as a reference if appropriate.

 How to Apply

Please apply with a cover letter indicating why you are interested in supporting JFS on this project and why you feel your skill set and experience would make you a good match for this project, along with a detailed resume to:

Rachel Shanken, Director of Operations

Email: rshanken@jfsvancouver.ca

Phone: 604-257-5151

URL:  www.jfsvancouver.ca

Please also copy the following:

Cyprian Libera, PMP -Volunteers Client Relationship Manager

Email: cyprian.libera@pmv.org


JFS may proceed with interviewing and engaging applicants before the application deadline.