The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (JCF) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area Jews – of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives – to the power we have as a community to improve the world. We partner with donors, organizations, and foundations to address the pressing issues facing our community, and develop innovative strategies that result in deep and lasting impact locally, in Israel, and around the world.
Our vision is for a vibrant, connected, and enduring Jewish community that is a force for good locally, in Israel, and around the world. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).
JCF is looking for highly motivated and qualified individuals with a variety of skill sets who want to join a team working to build a new model of 21st century and next generation Federation engagement. We are especially interested in candidates who are forward-thinking, open-minded, willing to take risk to experiment and model a positive attitude that inspires confidence and is in line with our commitment to excellence.
The Manager of Venture Philanthropy and Giving Circles will organize, manage and direct a variety of established and new venture philanthropy opportunities including the Jewish women's fund, LGBT alliance fund, next generation giving circles, impacting investing forum as well as other collaborative giving opportunities. This new position is designed to provide a platform for strategic planning and implementation of flexible models of philanthropy designed to engage with members of the Jewish community, prospects and donors looking for a more hands-on philanthropic experience that will deepen their commitment to philanthropy. We seek to cultivate leaders and donors for the Federation and programs of the endowment fund and deliver impactful philanthropy in the local, national and international Jewish community and beyond.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
- Design and facilitate year-round giving circles, curriculum development, grant-making and programs that offer members of the Jewish community the opportunity to participate in meaningful, impactful philanthropy and connect them to the work of the Federation and endowment fund.
- Cultivate and solicit giving circles participants in partnership with the development team, philanthropic advisors and the donor advised fund team that might include current JCF donors, prospects and fund holders as well as those who do not currently participate in JCF activities.
- Identify and work in partnership with lay chairs.
- Work directly with the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) and Chief Finance and Investment Officer (CFIO) to develop our work in impact investing through small forums designed to complement philanthropic grant-making or serve as an entry point for individuals who may be more motivated to participate using alternative philanthropic vehicles (PRI's, MRI's) to advance the work of JCF.
- Serve as a Donor Relations Manager and participate in regular development (solicitation, stewarding, prospecting) efforts for any individuals participating in these experiences on behalf of the Federation.
- Ability to connect the development and work of the giving circles and the Federation.
- Provide overall strategic direction on work with giving circles and potential for impact in the community
- Help giving circle participants think about their philanthropy in a larger context, and inclusion in opportunities through other JCF activities.
- Communicate regularly with Community Impact (CI) team to ensure giving circle priorities and grant-making are commensurate with best practices and other grant related work at the Federation.
- Work in partnership with CI program officers to be in touch with a variety of local, national and international Jewish and non-Jewish organizations to coordinate learning opportunities, speakers, site visits and grant-making opportunities.
- Represents JCF at relevant local and national meetings, events and conferences.
- This position may require occasional attendance/participation at events in the evening or on weekends
EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT TO
- Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree in relevant field preferred
- Have at least five years of practical direct or equivalent experience in non-profit management
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSE)
- Must have knowledge and experience working with or participating in giving circles or other, similar venture philanthropy models
- Must have proven experience cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donor and prospect relationships
- Proven ability to provide executive leadership with excellent verbal and written skills and ability to facilitate meetings, group dynamics and steer participants to decision-making
- Ability to develop relevant and varied curriculum
- Familiar with best practices in grant-making including requesting and evaluating grants proposals and budgets
- Knowledge of Jewish issues, women's issues and LGBT issues desired
- Experience building strong lay leadership partnerships
- Ability/comfort level to work with a broad cross-section of individuals of all ages, from the community of varying degrees of wealth and including high net worth individuals
- Must work well in teams but also individually motivated
Excellent benefits — medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), retirement plan and more.
Areas of focus:
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA, US 94105
Employment type:Full Time