Full Time

Community Engagement Manager, Center for Jewish Care

Jewish Family Service of San Diego 8804 Balboa Ave, San Diego CA

Position Title: Community Engagement Manager

Organization: Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Department: Center for Jewish Care

Position Type: Full-Time (37.5+ hours/week), Exempt

Work Setting: Hybrid

Reports To: Director, Center for Jewish Care

Pay Rate: $65,000-$68,000/year

Total Compensation:  

In addition to standard pay, compensation for this position includes:

Comprehensive, low-cost healthcare coverage for employees
Generous employer 401(k) contributions
Employer-covered life insurance
Time Away from Work:

Being able to take time away from work is critical in bringing your best self to work. Time off benefits for this position include:

Generous paid vacation time and sick leave
13 observed Federal and Jewish holidays
4 Floating Holidays each year, which employees select from over 60 religious holidays and community days of importance
2 Wellness Days to be taken any time during the year to support employees’ mental wellness
Jewish Family Service of San Diego has a duty to provide and maintain a workplace that safeguards the health of our employees and their families, our guests, our volunteers, and the community from the COVID-19 virus. To help prevent the infection and spread of COVID-19, JFS requires that all its employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We make accommodations for eligible medical and religious exemptions, which can be discussed upon hire.

Position Overview:

The JFS Center for Jewish Care (CJC) is a welcoming and compassionate space with dedicated staff, designed to help our Jewish community access critical services for immediate needs. At the heart of our approach is more than 100 years of unique cultural expertise and vital assistance to Jewish community members during their most challenging times. As the Home for Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World) and community connection, the Center of Jewish Care is also a place for our Jewish community to volunteer, participate in community projects and drives, and discover meaningful and authentic Jewish conversations.

Under the guidance of the Rabbi, the Community Engagement Manager will be responsible to coordinate and supervise the Center for Jewish Care’s (CJC) outreach, volunteer programs, and Jewish Learning initiatives that engage and educate staff, volunteers, board members, and our broader Jewish community in the work of the CJC and JFS. The Manager will contribute to the community engagement strategy with the goal of raising awareness of JFS’s unique commitment to and expertise in serving the Jewish community, making visible the pathway to access CJC services, and expanding opportunities as the Home for Tikkun Olam. The Manager will also actively contribute and support facilitation of Jewish Learning activities as identified by the Rabbi. To be successful, the Manager will work closely with internal departments ensuring effective intra-agency communication and coordination that supports shared agency goals.


Community Engagement

Manage the Center for Jewish Care’s Community Engagement team, including the Coordinator and Shinshinit to successfully execute outreach efforts that meet department and agency goals.
Identify and coordinate CJC’s participation in local Jewish community events, like Shabbat San Diego, Jewish Community Day at the Park, ADL Walk Against Hate, Israel Fest, and JCC Hanukkah Happening.
Support the cultivation and management of relationships with our Jewish community through scheduled communications and meetings, determining the most appropriate method and team member to take the lead (i.e., JFS News You Can Use, Listening Tour, High Holy Days partner deliveries, etc.).
Under the guidance of JFS Marketing, coordinate CJC social media content to be highlighted within the broader JFS brand (i.e., provide stories and pictures of CJC outreach and Jewish learning, schedule  Marketing presence at events, calendar posts /communications with Marketing).
CJC Volunteer Programs

Manage existing CJC volunteer programs, including Jewish Big Pals, CJC Drivers, and JFS David Rubenstein Memorial Scholarship.
Develop new volunteer opportunities or community drives in coordination with other JFS program representatives and Development’s In-Kind Donation Coordinator to identify the real and changing needs of clients throughout agency programs.
Establish and manage workflow for inquiries from local synagogues, Jewish schools/organizations, and b’nai mitzvah students who express interest in volunteering or conducting in-kind donation drives for CJC or JFS more broadly, guiding them in the development of meaningful, impactful projects that meet an identified need.
Working closely with Volunteer Engagement Department, develop, recruit, and manage all CJC volunteers in alignment with agency policies, and coordinate on broader agency opportunities where Jewish community groups can be engaged.
Jewish Learning

Support the Rabbi’s vision and goals for Jewish Learning for staff, volunteer, board and community by developing content, (co)facilitating, coordinating logistics, and/or preparing materials.
Participate in regular meetings with Learning & Development Department to coordinate Jewish Learning in the broader agency learning goals and calendar, as well as define roles per event.
With the guidance of the Senior Director and Chief of Staff, coordinate and/or support Community Conversations and presentations that address topics aligned with the work of JFS through a Jewish lens (i.e., how our Jewish values call us to welcome the stranger, addressing Jewish poverty in light of data from the recent San Diego Jewish Community Study).

Manage team performance, maximizing individual strengths and coaching for professional development to achieve shared goals and create a positive work environment.
Create processes and tracking systems for CJC community engagement, volunteerism, and Jewish Learning to report impact of each effort to leadership.
Monitor expenses to stay within budget provided by Director.
Other duties and special projects, as assigned.
Skills/Abilities That Are a Must-Have:

3-5 years’ experience in community engagement, outreach, and/or partnership development
3-5 years’ management experience
Significant knowledge of Jewish culture and local Jewish community; Previous experience as Jewish educator strongly preferred
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and comfort with public speaking
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, leading and/or delegating as appropriate
Ability to work independently with strong problem-solving skills and ability to anticipate next steps
Excellent time and project management skills with ability to anticipate next steps 
Experience creating social media content
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Teams, Zoom with ability to learn new software systems
Availability to work weekends and/or evenings, as needed
Must have own reliable vehicle and automobile insurance
Associate degree minimum requirement
Skills/Abilities We’d Like You to Have:

Bachelor’s degree preferred
Experience with relationship/donor database preferred (i.e., Raiser’s Edge)
Experience creating social media content
Important Notice:

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. Please, no phone calls. Please, principals only. Please, local candidates only (relocation is not provided).

About Jewish Family Service of San Diego
Jewish Family Service of San Diego is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, more resilient community.  For over 100 years, Jewish Family Service has been a trusted resource for the entire community, offering an array of services that are always life-changing, and often life-saving.  At Jewish Family Service, we believe our employees are the backbone of our Agency.  We strive to ensure that each employee is treated with dignity and respect.  Our goal is your success.  Come work at JFS and be our partner in Moving Forward Together.  To learn more about JFS, please visit jfssd.org. 

*Jewish Family Service is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 3-5 years of experience.