Bay Area LGBTQ Inclusion and Training Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $55,000.00
Maximum: $65,000.00
Details: Salary range: $55,000 – $65,000. Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition, Keshet offers a very generous benefits package, and a flexible, fast paced, and fun work environment.



Application Deadline:



San Francisco
United States



Keshet is seeking a dynamic and skilled education professional to join a fantastic team at a growing nonprofit. Keshet’s Bay Area LGBTQ Inclusion and Training Specialist will be responsible for providing Jewish organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area with excellent LGBTQ-inclusion training and consultation, thus furthering Keshet’s mission for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life. This full-time position is supported by Keshet’s national institutional change team and our extensive educational resources.

The Bay Area LGBTQ Inclusion and Training Specialist will build on a solid foundation of community work to develop a robust presence for Keshet as the go-to LGBTQ equality and inclusion resource for all Jewish institutions in the Bay Area. This staff person will lead programs and trainings, and create resources that develop the leadership of Jewish organizational professionals to become agents for greater LGBTQ inclusion in Jewish communities. This position will also partner with local Jewish teen organizations to produce 2-3 events per year for LGBTQ Jewish teens. Ultimately, the mandate of the Bay Area LGBTQ Inclusion and Training Specialist is to support Jewish communities in the Bay Area where LGBTQ Jews of all ages can thrive.

About Keshet:

Keshet works for a world in which all Jewish organizations and communities are strengthened by LGBTQ inclusive policy, programming, culture, and leadership and where Jews of all sexual orientations and gender identities can live fully integrated Jewish lives.

Keshet is the leading organization in the U.S. that works for LGBTQ inclusion in all facets of Jewish life – synagogues, Hebrew schools, day schools, youth groups, summer camps, social service organizations, and other communal agencies. Through training, resource development, and in our advocacy work, we partner with clergy, educators, and volunteers to equip them with the tools and knowledge they need to be effective agents of change. In sixteen years, we have grown from a one-person local operation to a national organization with over twenty staff and offices in Boston, the Bay Area, and New York. Come join this energetic and fast growing organization!


  • Build momentum for Keshet’s local education and training work, and lift up Keshet’s profile within the community, through proactive outreach and relationship-building with Jewish institutions.
  • Facilitate LGBTQ inclusion trainings and provide consultation to Jewish institutions in the Bay Area.
  • Coordinate a Bay Area Leadership Project, Keshet’s signature institutional change program, including recruitment of participating organizations, facilitation of follow-up trainings, logistical and facilitation support for the day-long kickoff Summit.
  • Partner with local Jewish youth organizations to offer 2-3 programs per year for LGBTQ Jewish teens.
  • Periodically serve as the local “face” of Keshet in the Bay Area, attending select local gatherings to represent Keshet.
  • Coordinate evaluation of trainings and provide follow-up support and resources to participants.
  • Contribute to Keshet’s Resource Library.
  • Write blog posts on select topics for the Keshet Blog.


  • Experience facilitating engaging, interactive trainings and learning experiences for youth and/or adults.
  • Experience with institutional diversity and inclusion efforts.
  • Deep understanding of the diversity of identities within the LGBTQ Jewish community, and particularly trans and non-binary community needs.
  • Ability to work with organizations at various places on the spectrum of inclusivity, and to support positive growth no matter what the starting point for an organization.
  • Ability to skillfully navigate the landscape of the local Jewish community.
  • Strong commitment to and passion for the mission of Keshet.
  • Positive outlook, strong interpersonal skills, and experience in establishing and cultivating strong relationships with diverse colleagues and organizational partners.
  • Ability to take initiative, set priorities, and to work independently and as a team player.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Appreciation and respect for different Jewish and LGBTQ backgrounds.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply:

Please send resume and a thoughtful cover letter to

Deadline to apply: May 31, 2018.

People of color and transgender candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Keshet Equal Employment Opportunity:

Keshet does not discriminate in practices or employment opportunities on the basis of an individual’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulations.