Berkeley, CA

PJ Library Regional Parent Connector, Berkeley/Albany, Jewish Community Federation & Endowment Fund

The Organization

At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Position Overview


The Federation helps donors make their philanthropy more effective. Through the generosity of over 1,100 donors, the Federation grants close to $200 million a year, both locally and globally, to a variety of Jewish and non-sectarian causes. Federation Philanthropy Partners works with these donors, who all have unique situations and varying degrees of need for our guidance. Our aim is to be a trusted advisor and to inform, educate, inspire, and challenge philanthropy driven by Jewish values, and the philanthropists in our communities.


  • The PJ Library Regional Parent Connector builds peer-to-peer relationships with families of young children, birth through six years old, and provides resources and community experiences that are relevant and of interest in their assigned region
  • East Bay Regions include Northern Alameda County centered around Berkeley and Southern Alameda County
  • This position is 10 hours per week with a monthly budget for programming expenses and is expected to be employed for one year
  • Create and maintain meaningful relationships with unconnected and under-connected Jewish families in the identified region
  • Build a network of families who participate in Jewish experiences together, and help each other along their “Jewish journey”
  • Meet individually with new families for 1:1 meet-ups, one to two times each week
  • Connect small groups of 2-3 families together, two to three times each month
  • Host gatherings for larger groups, 5+ families together, every second month
  • Connect families to Jewish community life by encouraging attendance at organizational family programs, and connect families to structured Jewish education (preschools, day camps, synagogues, day school, and alternative Jewish educational programs)
  • Identify and mentor parent leaders for monthly parent-led friendship groups, of 4-6 family groups, based on affinity/interest within the region
  • Meet with ‘friendship group’ leader monthly during the founding year for the group
  • Participate in onboarding training and weekly check-in calls with direct Manager, PJ Library Bay Area
  • Actively enroll 2-3 new families in PJ Library each month
  • Assist in marketing PJ Library and PJ Library Bay Area and community events for children with young families by engaging directly with PJ Library Bay Area social media, posting on a closed Facebook site for Jewish families, and other social media outlets
  • Closely track and report on each Jewish family connection made in their region each week
  • Attend specified professional development opportunities offered throughout the year


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred


  • Background in Jewish education, early childhood education, and/or family engagement helpful
  • An excellent communicator, verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and meet objectives and performance standards
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and needs
  • Having a growth and learning mindset
  • Demonstrate a proactive and consistent approach to performing all job functions
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for the Jewish community, its customs, and practices


Salary range: $40.00/per hour


Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires and is planning a hybrid work model of currently working one day a week in our office. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.

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