Impact Investing Manager

Reports to Director of Philanthropy Operations


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 helps donors make their philanthropy more effective. Through the generosity of about 1,000 donors, the Federation grants over $200 million a year, both locally and globally, to a variety of secular and Jewish causes. Federation Philanthropy Partners works with these clients, 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.


The Impact Investing Manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strategy and roadmap to create a new set of donor investment offerings. Working under the guidance of the Director of Philanthropy Operations and in partnership with our Philanthropy Advisors, this position will focus on leveraging impact investing to increase assets in the community, deepen engagement with existing donors, and attract new donors to our portfolio. Through this, we aim to move philanthropic capital off the sidelines, where it’s waiting to be granted out (sometimes for many years or even decades), and into investments that have both a social and financial return. We’re also looking to expand the practice of philanthropy beyond grantmaking to include the investment of donor-advised fund (DAF) assets in community (AIC). The expectation is that this investment capital will be returned, usually with interest, after a period of time so it can be used again for grantmaking or other investments. Circulating philanthropic capital in this way turns these funds into a renewable resource as they are “recycled” across the ecosystem, from serving particularistic Jewish purposes to meeting the universalistic needs of the broader community.

The FPP team is poised to break new ground in the impact investing space and is looking for a mission-oriented self-starter who will bring a donor-centric perspective to all phases of this work, from concept ideation and validation to implementation and ongoing monitoring. This work requires optimism, imagination and creative problem-solving to bring brand new offerings to life, as well as a level of comfort with ambiguity since much of this has not been done before. The role depends on the ability to work seamlessly and collaboratively across functional areas, with clear and transparent communication and a desire to achieve shared goals.



  • Support development of FPP’s donor-centric impact investing vision
  • Develop a set of hypotheses to be validated
  • Build out twelve-month and three-year implementation roadmap


  • Assess current impact offerings across community foundations and federations
  • Research potential new impact offerings, including feasibility and viability for JCF
  • Design and conduct experiments to enable us to learn and validate our hypotheses along the way


  • Analyze portfolio data to understand donor demographics, grantmaking activity, and interests
  • Seek the best opportunities to match and align donor segments with new impact offerings


  • Maintain and evolve our impact investment roadmap to ensure progress based on learnings
  • Partner with Finance, IT, and Operations to develop operational policies, practices, and processes that scale
  • Support the vetting and onboarding of new impact partners
  • Establish key metrics and forecasts for pilots and roll-outs


  • Partner with Marketing to develop communications plans and key messages


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the Jewish community, its customs, and practices preferred but not required


  • Demonstrated success in customer/client-centric role(s)
  • Experience in product design/management, user experience, and/or market research
  • Comfortable designing and conducting experiments to learn and iterate
  • Ability to operate at both macro (strategic) and micro (execution) levels, over both short- and longer-term horizons, and seamlessly move between them
  • Experience identifying, establishing, building strong strategic partnerships (with external parties)
  • Comfortable finding and analyzing data from a variety of sources to inform decision-making
  • Strong team player who knows how to collaborate and reach consensus across a range of stakeholders, including finance, marketing, operations, donor advisory, etc.
  • A positive attitude that inspires confidence and action
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


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.


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Jewish Community Federation
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105