Director of Partnerships

Jewish Studio Project | Berkeley, CA, United States

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Posted Date 4/03/2024


Jewish Studio Project (JSP) cultivates creativity as a Jewish practice for spiritual connection and social transformation. At JSP, we believe that each person is created creative. Creativity is the wellspring of our deepest power and among the best tools we have for exploring, adapting, and bringing forth new ways to thrive in our ever-changing world. Over the past nine years, JSP has become a leading resource for accessible creative exploration and spiritual connection across the country. Through community offerings, leader development programs, creative facilitator training, thought leadership and organizational partnerships, JSP is building a movement to activate the creative power of the Jewish community.  


Since 2015, JSP has evolved from a small startup into a leading national organization with 12 staff, a $1.8M budget, a growing network of Facilitators and educators, and a community of thousands of participants. We are seeking a Director of Partnerships (a brand new role) to join our team as we expand. As a critical member of our growing team, the Director of Partnerships will work closely with JSP’s Co-Founders to lead our organization in expanding strategic partnerships with Jewish organizations and networks. The Director of Partnerships will help JSP standardize and streamline our partnership model, manage organizational partnerships and related programming, and build new relationships with key partner stakeholders - all in an effort to weave JSP’s practices and ideas more deeply into the wider Jewish ecosystem and beyond.


  • Design and standardize JSP partnership model
    • Distill and articulate partnership strategy.
    • Develop and standardize core programmatic offerings for partner organizations.
    • Streamline internal processes for partnership cultivation, intake, implementation, evaluation and follow up, etc. 
    • Liaise between JSP’s program and operations teams to establish alignment, consistency and ongoing learning and improvement.
  • Develop and steward organizational relationships 
    • Identify strategic partnership opportunities and proactively build relationships for mutual benefit. 
    • Field incoming inquiries for partnership opportunities.
    • Manage national organizational partnerships and collaborate with JSP regional leads to support local partnership efforts in the Bay Area, Boston, Los Angeles, and beyond.
  • Create project management system
    • Guide organizations through relationship cycle with JSP with a high level of detail, care and support.
    • Work closely with the operations team to manage workflows, including: contracts, data management, impact reports, etc.
  • Support and expand the impact of the JSP Facilitator Network
    • Collaborate with JSP team to align facilitator and support capacity with partner organization needs.
    • Support growing JSP Facilitator Network with opportunities and systems to deliver programming to partner organizations.


  • You are aligned with the mission and practices of Jewish Studio Project. 
  • You are a strong communicator and relationship builder.
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and are excited to originate a role and lead with creativity. 
  • You are experienced at wearing many hats: this role is part strategist, part matchmaker, part salesperson and part operational wizard.
  • You have excellent organizational skills and experience designing and managing multiple workstreams.
  • You have broad knowledge of the Jewish communal ecosystem.
  • You are familiar with anti-oppression frameworks and committed to interrogating systems of power and inequality in the world.
  • You are comfortable being direct with team and partner organizations in order to maintain deadlines and meet goals. 
  • Your work reflects self-awareness, groundedness and humility.
  • Preference: Experience with Salesforce and/or work management software.


  • Salaried, exempt position with an annualized salary range of $77K-$82K, which falls within JSP’s Director pay band.
  • 40 hours per week. This will not be your typical 9-5 job. Work can take place during early morning or evening hours, and occasionally, on Sunday. Depending on program and organizational needs, we are open to some creative scheduling. We are committed to keeping the workload in alignment with the true hours worked.
  • Time off
    • 140 hours/year of PTO
    • 11 paid federal holidays
    • Jewish Holidays
    • JSP rest week (final week of December)
    • Up to 12 weeks paid parental leave
    • Flexible schedule 
  • Benefits
    • Generous employer coverage of Health, Dental & Vision insurance premiums for employee, with options for partners and dependents
    • Up to 4% employer matched 401(k) contribution
    • Life insurance and AD&D policy
    • Home office setup and tech stipend
  • As an essential member of our growing team, you will have plentiful leadership opportunities and the support of colleagues invested in your growth and development.


This position is US-based, remote, with some travel.

All JSP staff are expected to attend annual team-building retreats and our annual network retreat. Additionally, this role may travel for networking, relationship building, professional development or other needs as they arise.


Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] with “Director of Partnerships” and your name in the subject line. We encourage you to apply soon.

  • Application deadline: May 1
  • Initial interviews: Early May
  • Round 2 interviews: Final week of May
  • Finalist interviews: Early June (with offer made shortly thereafter). 
    • Finalists will submit a work sample (compensation offered).
  • Position start date: Early July

JSP is an equal opportunity employer and celebrates workplace diversity. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status.

Systemic inequities in hiring have caused women, people of color, LGBTQIIA+ folks, and others to apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. JSP encourages you to break that statistic and apply, as no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

Salary77,000.00 - 82,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Arts | Community Outreach | Director | Education - Other | Other | Sales
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