Philanthropy Associate, Advancement

Reports to Director of Advancement Strategy

Compensation range: $60,000 – $70,000 


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 Philanthropy Associate, Advancement, is a full-time, non-exempt position reporting to the Director of Advancement Strategy. This position is responsible for supporting the fundraising (campaign) goals of the development department including individual giving, event planning, client services, database analysis, and prospect research.


  • Stewards, cultivates, and manages relationships with a portfolio of donors primarily under $2,500
  • Conducts financial and/or biographical research of individuals and corporations to identify, qualify, and prioritize prospective donors to both annual and designated campaigns – maintaining confidentiality and ensuring the accuracy of research
  • Assists and participates in short and long-term strategic planning of fundraising and donor engagement programs and events
  • Supports creation of donor-related collateral – email and direct mail, impact statements, proposals, and other external-facing communications
  • Persuasive writing, grammatically and syntactically correct
  • Acts as liaison between solicitors (professional and volunteer) and internal JCF team to resolve issues quickly and maximize service to donors and volunteers
  • Provides backup support for the donor acknowledgment letter and billing statement processes in conjunction with Philanthropy Associate – Data and Operations for all gifts to the Campaign
  • Provides day-to-day support for all development activities
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as needed
  • Supports departmental use of Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce databases.
  • The primary point of contact for events phone line and e-mail. Provides excellent customer service
  • As appropriate and necessary, partners directly with events team on logistics and event support
  • Assists in coordinating and planning cultivation and fundraising events. Conducts vendor research and selection, sets up the venue, manages guest services, supports onsite/online operations
  • Supports corporate sponsorships solicitations in conjunction with relevant events
  • Oversees and prepares event invitation lists and registration reports from Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce
  • Supports Director of Advancement Strategy in researching, analyzing, and interpreting data that will inform departmental strategies and goals


  • Bachelor’s degree or at least 3 years of experience related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Fundraising or sales experience preferred
  • Prior experience with predictive analytic software
  • Knowledge and experience with Adobe Creative Suite


  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player with the capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment and across departments
  • Customer service, sales, or direct solicitation background preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with accuracy, attention to detail, and confidentiality
  • Exercises good judgement, demonstrates discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, lay leaders, and other community members
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities
  • Database and records management skills – Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce
  • Ability to gather and analyze information, prepare reports and materials a plus
  • Working knowledge of Jewish community and traditions
  • High achiever
  • Ability to help transform data into stories


For additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to 

Competitive 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