Philanthropy Associate (Part-Time)

Manager of Venture Philanthropy and Giving Circles


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.


This part-time position provides administrative, coordinating, and programmatic support to the Manager of Venture Philanthropy & Giving Circles. This position will work on three or more Collaborative Philanthropy pilots supporting the Global Jewish Citizens Fund, a funder collaboration around Jews of Color, and a funder collaboration with young adult membership, while also supporting the already established Jewish Pride Fund, an LGBTQ giving circle. 


  • Coordination of collaborative philanthropy meetings, creating and prepping materials, calendaring, tracking RSVPs 
  • Event coordination and planning skills, including researching venues, contracts, creating menus and food ordering
  • Creat all materials necessary for the event in coordination with the supervisor or in-house printing and marketing
  • Assist as needed with communications to Giving Circle members, including sending emails drafted by supervisor
  • Create, mail and track donor acknowledgment letters
  • Make improvements to systems and process for communication as opportunities arise
  • Manage Request for Proposal processes to the community through working with the Manager of Venture Philanthropy & Giving Circles and the Grants Manager
  • Edit and format submitted proposals in Word for easy visual presentation and typos
  • Create combined PDFs with Word and Excel documents; track documents submitted to check for compliance and clarity
  • Maintain records in Raiser’s Edge and GIFTS grant application software, including membership and donation tracking, downloading files and database updates
  • Track expenditures to budget using Excel; prepare reports as needed
  • Create graphs and charts to visually depict data analysis or concepts
  • Work with Marketing and IT to update and keep current the text for the website representation of Collaborative Philanthropy 
  • If you hold relevant issue area expertise, contribute to program and curriculum development including research, writing, planning, brainstorming with colleagues
  • Other responsibilities as needed


  • BA/BS degree required. 
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in related positions providing logistical, program management and administrative support


  • Precise in all internal and external communication both verbal and written, preserving the confidentiality
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with accuracy working with deadlines
  • Program and project management skills, particularly the ability to take end goals and create necessary timelines and tasks to reach those end goals or events
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player, interested in the big picture, with the capacity to work independently and collaboratively, in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility to work with various staff and volunteers, maintain flexible hours and travel between regions as needed
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Teams, Raiser’s Edge and Excel, Google Drive, online voting apps, social media such as Facebook Groups
  • Prior experience formatting documents for accuracy and aesthetic appeal 
  • Working knowledge of the Jewish community and tradition; passion for the Jewish Community Federation mission
  • Previous work experience within a nonprofit or grantmaking foundation is a plus
  • Experience with a donation tracking database such as Raiser’s Edge and GIFTs database is a plus
  • Experience working with donor-volunteers, maintaining healthy volunteer/professional relationships is a plus


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