PJ Library Parent Connector for Jewish LGBTQ+ Families

Reports to: Director, PJ Library Bay Area


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), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).


PJ Library® Bay Area, a family engagement program of the Federation, provides a shared family experience where both parents and children learn about Jewish values, traditions, and holidays through stories, music, and activities. PJ Library Bay Area has a growing team of PJ Library Parent Connectors who build authentic peer-to-peer relationships and community with Jewish families raising young children throughout the Bay Area.


PJ Library Bay Area is seeking a PJ Library Parent Connector to engage with Jewish LGBTQ+* families and build relationships with families of young children, birth through six years old, where at least one person in the household identifies as LGBTQ+ in the East Bay. The Parent Connector will build intentional LGBTQ+ affinity spaces celebrating our diverse Jewish culture and providing resources and community experiences that are of interest to families in the community. 

The PJ Library Parent Connector for Jewish LGBTQ+ Families position is a 10 hour a week position with a monthly budget for programming expenses and is expected to be employed for one year (with the possibility of renewal). Candidates must be a parent of at least one child under the age of six years old and live in the area they serve in either Alameda or Contra Costa Counties. 



  • Create and maintain meaningful relationships with under-connected Jewish LGBTQ+ families in the East Bay
  • Build a network of LGBTQ+ families who participate in Jewish experiences together, and help each other along in their Jewish journey
  • Meet individually with new families for 1:1 meet-ups on a regular basis
  • Connect small groups of 2-3 families together monthly
  • Host or participate in a gathering for 5+ families together on a regular basis, ideally every two months
  • Identify and mentor parent leaders for monthly parent-led friendship groups based on affinity/interest within the region
  • Participate in onboarding training and weekly check-in calls with direct manager
  • Actively enroll new families to PJ Library each month
  • Assist in marketing PJ Library and PJ Library Bay Area and community events for LGBTQ+ families with young children by engaging directly with PJ Library Bay Area social media, posting in a Facebook group, and other social media outlets
  • Closely track and report on each Jewish family connection made
  • Attend specified professional development opportunities offered throughout the year
    * Our use of the term Jewish LGBTQ+ includes any family who self-identifies as a LGBTQ+ family, whether it is the parents and/or children who identify. 


Bachelor’s degree preferred


  • Background in family engagement, or education is helpful
  • Knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community and appreciation of diversity within our Jewish community
  • An excellent communicator, verbally and in writing
  • Strong people skills and is a collaborator
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and meet objectives and performance standards
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and needs
  • Having a growth and learning mindset
  • Demonstrates an initiative-taking and consistent approach to performing all job functions
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram


Salary range: $ 40 per hour, 10 hours per week for one year


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

The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires and is planning a hybrid work model of currently working one day a week in our office. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.