Jewish Teen Foundation (JTF) Associate

Program Manger, Jewish Teen Foundation and Director, Teen Initiatives


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.


JTF is a teen leadership program training the next generation of Jewish philanthropists and changemakers. Each year, a select group of teens is chosen to serve on the Board, in which they will explore their values, craft a mission statement based on a population they are passionate about, learn about the issues facing this population and services provided, fundraise real dollars in order to award real grants to nonprofit organizations that they have researched and vetted.


The JTF Associate is a temporary Federation employee (~30 hours/month), responsible for supporting the JTF’s Program Manager in executing an array of administrative duties. This includes: staffing JTF events and assisting in meeting prep, fundraising logistics and review process, teen-led nonprofit research, and recruitment needs. The JTF Associate will participate in regular meetings with the Program Manager to fully understand the work and goals of JTF and to be trained on their duties each month.


  • Staff Sunday Meetings and JTF weekend Retreat to assist with program logistics and supervision of teens.
  • Participate in regular meetings with the Program Manager.
  • Assist in meeting prep (logistics, supplies, speakers, materials, etc.)
  • Assist in check deposit intake and reports.
  • Assist in sending donor acknowledgments.
  • Assist in synthesizing teen nonprofit research/interviews.
  • Assist in the coordination of professionals to be interviewed by JTF Board members.
  • Assist in the review process of up to 50 teens fundraising pages and letters.
  • Assist with recruitment logistics.
  • Assist with other special projects as needed to be delegated by the Program Manager.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.


  • Experience working with teens.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and meet objectives and performance standards.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances, needs, hours.
  • Proactive problem solver and self-starter.
  • Extremely organized and able to multi-task.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player, professionally with colleagues and in working with teens
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, effective communicator. Proficient with technology.
  • All Federation employees working with teens will be required to pass a background check and will be fingerprinted.
  • Knowledge of nonprofits/philanthropy – preferred.
  • Valid California driver’s license – preferred. 

Compensation range: $9,000 - $12,000


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

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 employment-qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We are committed to building an organizational culture that advances diversity, equity, racial justice, and belonging. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.