PJ Library Regional Parent Connectors

Reports to Program Manager, PJ Library Bay Area

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

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.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Federation helps donors make their philanthropy more effective. Through the generosity of over 1,100 donors, the Federation grants close to $200 million a year, both locally and globally, to a variety of Jewish and non-sectarian causes. Federation Philanthropy Partners works with these donors, 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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The PJ Library Regional Parent Connector builds peer-to-peer relationships with families of young children, birth through six years old, and provides resources and community experiences that are relevant and of interest in their assigned region.
East Bay Regions include Northern Alameda County; Southern Alameda County; North-Western Contra Costa; Central Contra Costa; Eastern Contra Costa and South-Eastern Contra Costa. 

This position is 10 hours per week with a monthly budget for programming expenses and expected to be employed for one year (with the option of renewal). 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

  • Create and maintain meaningful relationships with unconnected and under-connected Jewish families in the identified region
  • Build a network of families who participate in Jewish experiences together, and help each other along their "Jewish journey"
  • Meet individually with new families for 1:1 meet-ups, one to two times each week
  • Connect small groups of 2-3 families together, two to three times each month
  • Host gatherings for larger groups, 5+ families together, every second month
  • Connect families to Jewish community life by encouraging attendance at organizational family programs, and connect families to structured Jewish education (preschools, day camps, synagogues, day school, and alternative Jewish educational programs)
  • Identify and mentor parent leaders for monthly Parent-Led Friendship Groups, of 4-6 family groups, based on affinity/interest within the region
  • Meet with ‘friendship group’ leader monthly during the founding year for the group
  • Participate in onboarding training and weekly check-in calls with direct Manager, Program Manager, PJ Library Bay Area
  • Actively enroll 2-3 new families in PJ Library each month
  • Assist in marketing PJ Library and PJ Library Bay Area and community events for children with young families by engaging directly with PJ Library Bay Area social media, posting on a closed Facebook site for Jewish families, and other social media outlets
  • Closely track and report on each Jewish family connection made in their region each week
  • Attend specified Professional Development opportunities offered throughout the year

EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)

  • Background in Jewish education, early childhood education, and/or family engagement helpful
  • An excellent communicator, verbally and in writing
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and meet objectives and performance standards
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and needs
  • Having a growth and learning mindset
  • Demonstrate a proactive and consistent approach to performing all job functions
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for the Jewish community, its customs, and practices

Compensation range: $40.00/per hour

TO APPLY

For additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to hr@sfjcf.org 

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 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.

APPLY BY EMAIL
hr@sfjcf.org