Jewish Community Relations Councilof San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, Sonoma, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties


JCL Program and Communications Manager

Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) works in concert with elementary schools throughout the Bay Area to assist students who are not yet reading at grade level. During the 2018-2019 school year, nearly 300 JCL volunteer tutors worked with 1,000 students in kindergarten through fifth grade at 55 public schools in San Francisco, the East Bay, on the Peninsula and in Marin.

JCL trains and supports tutors from within and outside the Jewish community to work with students at their schools, engages parents through instructional workshops and conducts book giveaways to expand home libraries. Our tutors help students develop language and critical-thinking skills, confidence and self-esteem. Approximately half of these students are English Language Learners. JCL envisions a society in which all children can read well and are inspired to reach their full potential. Our work is vital since 69% of all California’s public-school children failed to meet national reading proficiency standards for 3rd grade.

The Role

JCL is powered by a cohesive team with a strongly positive culture. The organization is poised to grow to best fulfill its mission; this role is critical to that effort. We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative individual committed to assisting vulnerable people and enhancing children’s literacy skills.

The Program and Communications Manager will oversee the San Francisco region (currently 60 tutors and 20 school partners), with a focus on supporting, retaining and expanding our tutor corps. Based in San Francisco, with a satellite office in the East Bay, this person reports to and assists the Senior Program Manager on program-wide initiatives and partners closely with the East Bay Program Manager and Literacy Trainers, assisting the JCL Director as needed.


Manage San Francisco Region:


Work with JCL staff and Literacy Trainers to:

Data and Evaluation


To apply, please email a cover letter and resume by April 1 to:

Lisa Peckler,
Bay Area Director, Jewish Coalition for Literacy