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’s Young Adult Engagement work aims to deepen meaningful Jewish engagement for young adults ages 18-40, which inspires them to build better communities and the world in the ways that are most meaningful to them. Engagement can mean many things: building connections and community with Jewish identifying peers, exploring rituals inspired by Jewish tradition and teachings, living your personal values through a Jewish lens, co-creating Jewish experiences or gatherings in your vision, and so much more. We believe that connection to Jewish life and community can also address young adult challenges with mental health and wellness. Through deep relationships and communal support, young adults will feel less lonely and isolated. In order to build this level of engagement, we believe in two primary approaches:
Relational Engagement, which prioritizes meeting people where they are and connecting them to Jewish life in the ways that are most relevant and meaningful for them.
Creating Cultures of Belonging where Jewish young adults feel deeply connected, seen, and heard within their Jewish communities.
The Young Adult Program Manager will be responsible for managing three of the Federation’s young adult programs and initiatives, in addition to some administrative and supportive field-building responsibilities. They will plan and lead the Federation’s Birthright Experience program in close partnership with our trip provider, the NextGen Professionals Network, and alumni engagement for young adults from myriad partner programs. A key part of this role includes cultivating relationships with professionals, community members, lay leaders, and organizational partners that intersect with this work. The Young Adult Program Manager will perform administrative duties required to support this work including marketing, social media, data maintenance and analysis, research, budget tracking, and other support needs. The Young Adult Engagement Manager reports to and will work in close coordination with the Senior Program Officer, Young Adult Engagement, forming the Federation’s young adult team.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Manage the Federation’s Birthright Israel program, which typically sends up to nine Bay Area buses of young adults ages 22-26 to Israel each year (5 in the summer and 4 in the winter). This includes participant and staff recruitment, organizing and leading participant orientation(s), planning and facilitating staff training, all associated administrative tasks, and strategizing around post-trip engagement and synergies with programs like the Young Adult Peer Connector Network.
Plan and coordinate the NextGen Professionals Network (NPN), a community of practice that regularly gathers Bay Area Jewish professionals who work to engage young adults in Jewish life.
Engage alumni of programs such as the Jewish Changemakers Fellowship, Serve the Moment, and MASA in local Jewish young adult life with peer connectors, partner organizations, and other programs.
Support the Federation’s Young Adult Peer Connector Network, a relational engagement program in partnership with local organizations employing and supervising peer connectors in the Bay Area. Federation serves as a convener and trainer of this connector cohort.
Support the Young Adult Community of Practice comprised of Federation grantees building communities where young adults feel authentic belonging.
Build relationships with local organizations engaging Jewish young adults to maintain a comprehensive understanding of the young adult landscape. Field and respond to inquiries from young adults who are interested in getting involved in Bay Area Jewish life.
Curate an email newsletter each month with young adult offerings around the Bay Area in partnership with the Marketing team.
Manage the Bay Area Jewish Young Adults Facebook page membership and post requests.
Other special projects and job duties as assigned.
EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT
Bachelor’s degree desired or equivalent.
At least 4-5 years of programming, education, or related experience.
QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)
Experience planning and facilitating workshops, training sessions, orientations, etc.
Jewish education experience and/or knowledge a plus.
Knowledge and experience working to advance racial and ethnic diversity inside or outside the Jewish community are preferred.
Positive, outgoing, collaborative, and “can-do” attitude.
Creative approach to programmatic work.
Professional verbal and written communication skills.
Experience in a collaborative and team-oriented environment.
Strong interpersonal skills – active listener and connector.
Openness to learning new skills as needed or desired
Flexibility, including willingness to adjust work to changing landscape, work with a variety of staff members and volunteers, and maintain flexible hours.
Ability to prioritize and multi-task with strong attention to detail.
Excellent skills with Microsoft Office Suite software, social media (Facebook/Instagram); experience with Constant Contact and/or Salesforce database a plus.
Working knowledge of Jewish community and tradition; passion for the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund mission.
Confident professional; experience working with volunteer leadership a plus.
Ideal experiences for this position could include Birthright trip leader, Hillel fellow/peer connector, Jewish camp staff, teen educator, Moishe House resident, OneTable Shabbat host, MASA alumni, etc.
Willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.
Compensation range: $75,000 – $85,000
For additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume w************y commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits — medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan