Philanthropy Officer @ Jewish Community Foundation

Philanthropy Officer


The Jewish Community Foundation of San Diego (JCF) inspires, educates and engages with individuals and families to make them effective philanthropists and social investors, all through a lens of Jewish values. JCF develops and manages philanthropic vehicles and assets, including donor-advised funds, endowments and organizational funds. A philanthropic innovator, the JCF is a leading community foundation in offering impact investment opportunities to its donors. JCF is also renowned nationally for its Endowment Leadership Institute, a model that has been replicated across the country.

Over the past 50 years, the JCF has granted more than $1.6 billion to 6,000+ organizations on behalf of more than 1,000 donors, making it the largest grantor in San Diego. Nearly $1 billion of these funds have assisted organizations in our immediate community; close to $500 million has supported Jewish causes.

The work of our 15-member staff and 21-member Board is guided by JCF’s two core beliefs:

1. We believe in the power of every individual to make a difference and that together we can change the world.
2. We believe in the innate value of Jewish tradition, of living Jewish values in the present and ensuring a vibrant Jewish future.

This role is ideal for someone passionate about engagement, education and helping donors make meaningful impact in the world. JCF serves families and individuals who hold philanthropic funds with the Foundation. As part of JCF’s Donor Services team, the Philanthropy Officer will inform and inspire donors through educational content, communications, and events. Additionally, a major responsibility is to serve as the lead educator and coordinator of JCF’s popular and successful Jewish Teen Foundation.

Co-create and execute on a comprehensive plan to engage those fundholders JCF currently has limited interaction with, through 1-on-1 communications, content creation, and educational events.
Support the Donor Services team on initiatives for new fundholders, high net worth individuals and families, professional advisors, non-profit organizations, and the Jewish Women’s Foundation.
Use Salesforce CRM to analyze fundholder data and produce regular reports to enable targeted engagement of current and prospective donors.
Responsible for calendaring and scheduling meetings.

The Philanthropy Officer will also act as lead educator and coordinator for JCF's Jewish Teen Foundation. This role involves:
• Educating and inspiring a cohort of about 20 high school students as they learn the importance of Tzedakah (the ethical obligation to give).
• Teaching students how to consensus build as they work together to choose focus areas, send Requests for Proposals to nonprofit
organizations, fundraise, and make grant decisions.
• Acting as the coordinator between students and nonprofit professionals.
• Building relationships with JTF parents.


• A bachelor’s degree and 5 years professional experience in an educational, nonprofit, fundraising or related setting;
• Very strong interpersonal skills, high EQ, and ability to professionally interact with stakeholders ranging from teenagers to senior
community members;
• Informal/formal educator experience with teens or young adults, and related group facilitation experience
• JCF implemented a mandatory work at home policy in response to the pandemic. While it is anticipated staff will return the office at the
appropriate time, this position may be eligible for a hybrid office/work at home schedule at a later date.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please submit a resume and cover letter
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-03-11
  • Times this job has been viewed: 318 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Education - Other, Development Associate, Philanthropy
  • Organization Type: Foundations
Job Location
Jewish Community Foundation
4950 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego , California 921234900


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