Project Manager, Community Impact

Reports to Managing Director, Community Impact


The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation) supports a vision of diverse and dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel and around the word. A newly defined strategic direction positions the Federation to achieve this vision by mobilizing innovation, collaboration, and community investment with focus on three intersecting areas:

  • Recruiting and stewarding the next generation of Jewish philanthropists to generate more and better philanthropy, driven by Jewish values;
  • Collaborating with partners to build connection and belonging in order to dramatically increase the number of young people engaged in Jewish life; and
  • Leading or funding core components that foster the resilience and security of Jewish communities, both locally and globally.

The Federation seeks highly motivated individuals with a variety of skill sets who wants to join a team working to build a new model of 21st century and next generation Federation engagement.


The Community Impact team builds partnerships with funders and Jewish organizations to drive the Federation’s impact and effect change in the areas of Jewish Engagement for young people (youth, young adults and families with young children), and Community Resilience and Security. 

The Federation’s investment in engagement is built around core principles of Relational Engagement and Cultures of Belonging to ensure that many more individuals and families find belonging and connection within Jewish life. Through our Culture of Belonging initiative, we partner with Jewish organizations (through communities of practice, training, and coaching) to shift from transactional to partnership models where people feel seen and valued for their unique strengths.

Within the Engagement portfolio, the Federation currently awards close to $2,000,000 annually in scholarships and incentive grants for Jewish preschool, day school, overnight camp, day camp, religious school, and Israel travel. This financial assistance is critical for Bay Area families navigating the high cost of living to access a rich array of Jewish experiences for their children. Scholarships and incentive grants are key tools in our strategy to help young people find meaningful pathways and connections within Jewish life.

Measuring the impact of the Federation’s work as a whole, not just through individual grants, has become increasingly important as we move to more focused and strategic approaches. We will be building a major impact evaluation framework over the next year to help us understand and communicate more precisely where and how we are making a difference.


The Project Manager will administer the Federation’s portfolio of scholarships and incentive grants for Jewish engagement, including preschool, day school, overnight camp, day camp, religious school and Israel travel. Most of these are block-granted to partner organizations based on formulae, but some of the overnight camp and Israel travel scholarships are awarded through individual applications hosted by an online vendor. In addition to managing a complex system of grants, the project manager will communicate with partner organizations, respond to inquiries from families, and lead a review and revision of the scholarship policies and formulae to align more closely with our Engagement Initiative goals.

The Project Manager will manage complex projects as assigned, for example supporting the Culture of Belonging initiative, Camp Collective marketing implementation and impact evaluation. This will include managing project plans and tracking progress, scheduling and planning events, coordinating contractor/consultant activities, implementing marketing and communications efforts, responding to inquiries, gathering and processing data, and helping create presentations.


Scholarships and Incentive Grants (60%):

  • Manage the Federation’s scholarship grant cycle, including administering block grants to preschools, day schools, overnight camps, day camps and synagogues (in partnership with Grants Manager)
  • Work with scholarship vendor to process individual overnight camp and Israel travel scholarships
  • Coordinate multiple funding sources for scholarship funds, assist with grant writing and reporting
  • Administer One Happy Camper and Israel Within Reach incentive grants
  • Coordinate marketing of scholarship opportunities (in partnership with Marketing department)
  • Respond to inquiries and field applicant questions and concerns
  • Interface with grantees and partner organizations to gather data and understand their participants’ scholarship needs
  • Work with Community Impact colleagues to review and revise scholarship processes, policies and funding formulae to align with new strategic direction

Engagement Initiative Project Manager (40%):

  • Organize Culture of Belonging (CB) planning and tracking mechanisms
  • Coordinate CB team activities, including scheduling, event planning, invoicing, etc.
  • Manage CB communications including marketing, dissemination of tools, information sharing, etc.
  • Help develop presentation materials and manage workshop/training content
  • Oversee implementation of the Camp Collective marketing plan in partnership with Federation Marketing Department and local overnight camps; disseminate marketing assets from October – May to drive traffic to website and camps
  • Assist with Camp Collective quarterly convenings (with Managing Director of Community Impact)
  • Partner with the Senior Program Officer overseeing evaluation to build internal and external management components for the evaluation work


  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree a plus


  • Exceptional organizational skills and systems management, with 3-5 years’ experience supporting or managing complex projects
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and meet objectives and performance standards on an agreed-upon schedule
  • Entrepreneurial mindset; proactive in taking initiative
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for the Jewish community, its customs and practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work collaboratively with many constituencies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Positive attitude that inspires confidence and action
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (especially Excel and Powerpoint), and project management software


Please send a copy of your resumé with a cover letter. 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. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.


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Jewish Community Federation
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105