The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area Jews – of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives – to the power we have as a community to improve the world. We partner with donors, organizations, and foundations to address the pressing issues facing our community and develop innovative strategies that result in a deep and lasting impact.
Our vision is a vibrant, connected, and enduring Jewish community that is a force for good locally, in Israel, and around the world. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).
The Federation seeks highly motivated individuals with a variety of skill sets to build the next generation of Federation engagement. We are especially interested in forward-thinking, collaborative, and open-minded candidates who are willing to take risks, possess a high level of integrity, and model a positive attitude that inspires confidence.
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 authentic peer-to-peer relationships with families of young children, birth through six years old, and provides resources and Jewish community experiences that are relevant and of interest in their assigned region.
The Regional Parent Connector will develop and implement small-scale outreach and engagement gatherings, connecting families to one another and the regional Jewish community.
Ideal candidates are friendly, passionate, committed, connected community members who enjoy bringing people together, have an interest in Jewish learning and growth, and a strong belief in the importance of building a connected Jewish community.
The Regional Parent Connector position will cover all cities in the Southern Peninsula including Menlo Park, Woodside, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, and Stanford.
This position is 10 hours per week with a monthly budget for programming expenses.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
- 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
- Learn about activity offerings for families with young children in the region with a view to developing meaningful relationships with secular and Jewish community partners
- Participate in onboarding training and weekly check-in calls with the Director of PJ Library Bay Area
- Actively enroll 2-3 new families in PJ Library each month
- Assist in marketing PJ Library Bay Area and community events by engaging directly with PJ Library Bay Area social media, posting on a closed Facebook group for local 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 trainings and PJ Library Bay Area events
EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)
- Experience in Jewish education, early childhood education, and/or family engagement
- Knowledge of and appreciation for the Jewish community, its customs, and practices
- An excellent communicator, verbally and in writing, with strong interpersonal skills
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram
- Consistent ability to reach out, schedule, organize and maintain data
- Self–motivated and organized team player with demonstrated ability to prioritize workload
- Proven ability to work collaboratively, with the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances
- Demonstrate a proactive and consistent approach to performing all job functions
- Limited-Term Position: August 2021 to June 2022
- Flexible work hours including nights and weekends
- Position requires traveling reasonable distances in personal vehicle to work locations
- Residing within the geographic area of position preferred
Compensation range: $40.00/per hour
How To Apply
For additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.