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


JCL Program Manager, East Bay

The Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) envisions a society where all children can read and have the tools they need to reach their full potential.

Our program builds bridges across communities to foster learning through nurturing relationships.

Founded in 1999 and inspired by Jewish values of social justice and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), JCL mobilizes volunteer tutors of all backgrounds to help struggling readers in grades K-5 attending public schools throughout the Bay Area.

Tutors work with teachers and partner nonprofit-organization staff to create a safe learning space, structuring their sessions to align with students' interests and pique their curiosity. Kids' self-confidence blossoms, and they grow as readers and learners. JCL also provides workshops to help parents support their children's reading and school success and distributes books to build home libraries.

All JCL tutoring services are provided free of charge.

Position Summary

The East Bay is JCL’s largest region in terms of geography, number of tutors and tutoring sites. The right candidate will expand tutor and partner recruitment and retention, building upon an extensive existing network and highly dedicated tutors. This role is central to rebuilding our tutor corps and increasing the number of students reached as they and JCL bounce back from pandemic disruptions.    

The East Bay program manager partners extensively with the Peninsula and San Francisco program managers, director and consultant literacy trainers to strengthen the tutor community, plan training and events and reach organizational goals.

Structure:  75% time (three days during JCL’s four-day work week); exempt.

Preferred days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. The position is hybrid, with one day per week in-person with the team in San Francisco.

Reporting Relationship:  Reports to the JCL director


Volunteer Recruitment, Onboarding and Management: 

Develop and Sustain Partnerships with Schools and Tutoring Sites:

Tutor Management and Community Building

Organize Parent Workshops (in collaboration with literacy trainers), book drives and distribution

Program Evaluation





$42,000 to $45,000 salary for part-time work (three-day schedule) and full benefits (health, dental, 403b and medical and childcare flexible spending plans 

Paid vacation (including Jewish and federal holidays) and sick leave


Please send a resume and cover letter describing what interests you about the role and how your skills align with it to Lisa Peckler, JCL director, at