Full Time

Community Planning Associate

Jewish Federation of San Diego County 4950 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego CA

The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is looking for a creative, motivated, flexible and detail oriented individual to join our efforts as we expand the ways we engage with the next generations and provide support for all of our programs aimed at strengthening Jewish identity and community. For more than 85 years Federation has worked to create a vibrant, caring, connected and enduring Jewish Community by strengthening Jewish identity, caring for Jews in need and fostering deep connections with Israel and Jews around the world. San Diego County is home to more than 100,000 Jews, in about 50,000 households. We are a thriving, vibrant, multi-faceted Jewish community of more than 100 Jewish communal organizations. More information about Jewish San Diego is available on our website, www.jewishinsandiego.org Federation staff are passionate about community building, highly collaborative and always learning. We bring a wide range of experiences and backgrounds to our work and welcome all applicants for this dynamic position.

The CPA will be part of the Community Planning team, supporting programs and grants across all of Federation’s areas of work. The Community Planning Associate will support new programming designed around a “Live...Give...Lead” strategy for young adults, to engage young Jewish adults in Jewish life, leadership, community and philanthropy., and will work across departments, in particular with the Teen and Young Adult Program Manager and the Young Adult and Women’s Philanthropy Manager to create and implement programs including LEADS (designed to build Leadership capacity), The Network (designed to encourage philanthropy) and new programs focused on social interaction and engagement with Jewish life. The CPA will also work with the Chief Planning and Strategy officer and the entire CP team to manage Community Planning program grants and provide administrative support for programs and events across all of Federation’s areas of focus.

Full-time, exempt position Compensation range: $55,000-$65,000 Comprehensive benefit package:
• 403b Thrift plan
• Medical, dental and vision insurance • Medical and dental flexible spending • Term life insurance
• Long term disability
• Sick Leave, vacation & 22 holidays


Program Support
• Support LEADS program and leadership development of young adults in partnership with Teen and Young Adult Program Manager
• Support the Senior Manager of Young Adult and Women’s Philanthropy in developing and executing a plan for The Network
• Oversee the organization of and recruitment for young adult events to increase involvement in Federation and the greater community through 1:1 meeting, attending community events and social media
• Support the planning and recruitment of the 2023 Community Trip to Israel.

Grants Management
• Grants management for a variety of CP programs, which could include:
o Leadership grants
o Security Grants
o One Happy Camper
o Teen Immersive Experience Grants o Teen Partnership Grants

• Directly assist Chief Planning & Strategic Officer (CPSO) in managing complex calendaring and communication
• Admin and logistical support for the community planning department including meetings and events, will require working occasional nights and weekends to support these efforts
• Organize CP processes and reporting
• Backup for other office admin

• Minimum of 2 years of professional related experience (e.g. event planning, grant management, leadership development)
• Commitment to working collaboratively with staff and community partners towards Federation’s vision, and mission
• Demonstrated experience managing and completing multiple projects, conduct research and disseminate information
• Ability to focus on building, strengthening, and maintaining existing and new collaborations/relationships. Strong team player
• Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgments. Motivated self-starter and self- disciplined with imagination and creativity
• Excellent problem-solving, time management and organizational skills
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, including decision-making, listening to others, be empathic to the community needs and consensus-building
• Strong computer skills

Bachelor's degree
Knowledge of Jewish community, customs and traditions preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veterans’ status.

Interested candidates should forward a detailed resume to:

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Required.