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


Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) Bay Area Director

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of the San Francisco Bay Area is on the leading edge of community relations and public affairs for the Jewish community. JCRC represents the organized Jewish community in complex community and government relations, legislative affairs, and inter-ethnic and inter-faith relationship building efforts. We seek a Bay Area Director for the Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL), a strategic initiative of JCRC.

JCL recruits, trains and supports nearly 300 volunteer reading tutors and matches them with 1,000 young students in 60 underserved public elementary schools in the East Bay, Marin, San Francisco and on the Peninsula to help ensure that all children can read by the end of the third grade. Limited literacy means limited opportunity for too many of California’s public school children who are unable to read at grade level.  Studies show that proficiency in reading by the end of third grade is a crucial marker in a child’s educational development.

Job Title
Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) Bay Area Director

Position Objective
To effectively execute a strategic external affairs and advancement effort for the Jewish Coalition for Literacy, and to direct the overall operations of the project, ensuring that the financial and programmatic goals are realized.

Reporting Relationships
Reports to the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) Associate Director. Works closely with the Director of Finance and Administration on financial systems, budgeting, grant tracking and reporting, and in coordination with the Grants Manager on grant and report creation, fundraising strategy and planning.

Annual Budget
Approximately $500,000

Number of Staff
2.5 staff plus two contract learning specialists


Develop and execute an annual fundraising plan that secures philanthropic foundation, corporate and individual support.

Program Management and Supervision

Marketing and Communications


Lay Leader Engagement

Our organization

JCRC is an equal-opportunity employer that provides a fast-paced, dynamic environment whose mission is to pursue a just society and a secure Jewish future. We foster collaboration, celebrate individual and collective accomplishments, and seek highly organized, dedicated, and talented professionals to be part of our team. Our office is located on San Francisco’s Embarcadero. 

Compensation and Benefits

In addition to meaningful and rewarding work, we provide a generous compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, a 403(b) program with a discretionary organizational contribution, generous paid time off, an employee flexible spending health care and dependent (cafeteria) plan, pre-tax transit pass program, an employee-contributed vision insurance plan, early closure for Shabbat and Jewish holidays, days off for Jewish holy days that fall during the work week, and – most significantly – a collaborative and friendly work environment.

Qualified and interested candidates are invited to email a cover letter and resume to:
Hallie Baron, Associate Director

Closing date for applications: May 31, 2019