The San Francisco-based Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is embarking on a new strategic plan to address rising antisemitism and hate, delegitimization of Israel, widening racial and economic inequities, and a weakening of our democracy in the Bay Area and across our state.
This unique and new position will spearhead JCRC’s innovative outreach, training and advocacy initiatives with Bay Area educational institutions and interest groups to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for Jewish students in K-12 public schools. The Director of Public Education Outreach will also help guide JCRC’s policy and statewide work on K-12 education issues.
For 75 years, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) has served as the Bay Area’s leading Jewish public affairs organization, bringing together diverse Jewish communities with our neighbors to build a just society and a secure Jewish future.
The Director of Public Education Outreach will work collaboratively with other staff and lay leadership at JCRC and have four main areas of responsibility:
Outreach and Relationship Building: Formulate and lead the implementation of a comprehensive outreach and relationship building plan with public and private educational institutions and leadership in the Bay Area.
Training and Education: Help develop, recruit audiences for, and facilitate trainings and workshops on Jewish identity and other education-related topics for public school administrators, Jewish community members, and others.
Advocacy and Community Organizing: Assist in organizing and mobilizing collaborative organizational and grassroots efforts to proactively address issues related to Jewish identity, antisemitism and Israel, including ethnic studies, in public K-12 educational institutions in the Bay Area and serve as a resource for Jewish communities and organizations statewide.
Policy and Issue Expertise: Track statewide education-related legislation, help develop JCRC’s education-related policy agenda, identity relevant trends in education and serve as a Jewish community issue expert on public education.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education or other degree with equivalent educational experience required
- Strong understanding and experience with the K-12 public education system
- Knowledge of Jewish issues such as antisemitism, Jewish identity and Israel preferred but not required
- Experience with community organizing and engagement preferred but not required
- Understanding of the local Bay Area community desired but not required
- Strong written and verbal communication, including presentation skills
- Ability to work with diverse communities
- Works well in a collaborative and fast-paced environment
- Strong commitment to the mission and goals of JCRC
- Flexible hybrid office schedule with some Bay Area travel for meetings