Director, Finance & Administration

Chief Financial and Investment Officer


At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

Together, our community is shaping Jewish life in the Bay Area by focusing on three main priorities. First, we’re working to foster and facilitate more impactful philanthropy. Second, we’re working to ensure security and resilience for local Jewish families. And third, we’re engaging the next generation of Bay Area Jews, so they too can find connection and meaning in the values and traditions of Judaism.

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. 


Management – Oversee key systems and processes related to the timely and accurate maintenance of the Federation’s general ledger, generation of financial reports, and project management of key financial operating processes. Supervision and leadership of a team of seven. Reports to Senior Director, Finance and Controller. 

Accounting - Responsible for overall accounting processes and staff including daily data entry, accounts payable (A/P), accounts receivable (A/R), and monthly financial preparation and reporting:

  • Oversee the organization’s monthly and yearly closing in a timely way
  • Project manager of Federation’s annual Audit and Tax Return Processes
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting
  • Oversight of the organization’s internal control processes

Operations – Responsible for the smooth functioning of the following areas: 

  • Contracts - Oversee financial and commercial review of contracts, including business associate agreements and data sharing agreements. Ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data are steady and support operational requirements. Ensure vendor relations are managed well from appropriate points in the organization
  • Payroll – Supervisory and review role, including setup and maintenance of multistate employment processes
  • Buildings – Supervise accountant working with building management to ensure accurate and timely transactions regarding Federation’s real estate assets.
  • Grants Management - Implement and manage a robust grants management and reporting process. 

Financial Management – Responsible for the timely production of budgets and reports: 


  • Develop and project manage organizational annual budgeting process and multi-year forecast.
  • Assist and educate program managers on budget and processes to facilitate their ability to manage their program budgets. 


  • Ensure timely generation of key management reports and dashboards 
  • Creation of ad hoc analysis and reports as needed 

Additional Duties

  • Lead, participate or perform other duties and projects as requested 
  • Assist others in the organization as requested 
  • Participate in organization-wide meetings, committees, and initiatives on behalf of the department as needed 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business required; Master’s Degree in Business Administration preferred
  • Minimum of seven years of experience creating and managing a budget process required
  • Experience overseeing the timeliness, quality, and content of all financial data required
  • Prior hands-on accounting experience required
  • Experience coordinating an audit for multiple divisions or programs in a non-profit organization preferred


  • Working knowledge of business, budgeting, and accounting principles.
  • Strong working knowledge of grant administration and management
  • Working knowledge of contract negotiation and risk management
  • Advanced computer literacy including Microsoft Office programs (Sharepoint, Teams, Excel, Outlook), Blackbaud FIMS / GIFTS, and Salesforce CRM
  • Business expertise – strong financial management and business skills; experience with contracts and grants management
  • Ability to identify administrative and financial issues, research and analyze options and best practices, and make recommendations for moving forward
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to, and to effectively collaborate with, program colleagues who lack finance backgrounds
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to build relationships and prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
  • Project Management skills to keep multi-stakeholder processes move smoothly, incorporating systems
  • Ability to multi-task and perform in a fast-paced environment

Compensation range: $120,000 - $145,000 


Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits — medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employment equity throughout all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.



Human Resources
Jewish Community Federation
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105