At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), tzedek (pursuing justice), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).
PJ Library® Bay Area, a family engagement program of the Federation, provides a shared family experience where both parents and children learn about Jewish values, traditions, and holidays through stories, music, and activities. PJ Library Bay Area has a growing team of PJ Library Parent Connectors who build authentic peer-to-peer relationships and community with Jewish families raising young children throughout the Bay Area.
PJ Library Bay Area is seeking a PJ Library Parent Connector to engage with Jewish LGBTQ+* families and build relationships with families of young children, birth through six years old, where at least one person in the household identifies as LGBTQ+ in the East Bay. The Parent Connector will build intentional LGBTQ+ affinity spaces celebrating our diverse Jewish culture and providing resources and community experiences that are of interest to families in the community.
The PJ Library Parent Connector for Jewish LGBTQ+ Families position is a 10 hour a week position with a monthly budget for programming expenses and is expected to be employed for one year (with the possibility of renewal). Candidates must be a parent of at least one child under the age of six years old and live in the area they serve in either Alameda or Contra Costa Counties.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Create and maintain meaningful relationships with under-connected Jewish LGBTQ+ families in the East Bay
Build a network of LGBTQ+ families who participate in Jewish experiences together, and help each other along in their Jewish journey
Meet individually with new families for 1:1 meet-ups on a regular basis
Connect small groups of 2-3 families together monthly
Host or participate in a gathering for 5+ families together on a regular basis, ideally every two months
Identify and mentor parent leaders for monthly parent-led friendship groups based on affinity/interest within the region
Participate in onboarding training and weekly check-in calls with direct manager
Actively enroll new families to PJ Library each month
Assist in marketing PJ Library and PJ Library Bay Area and community events for LGBTQ+ families with young children by engaging directly with PJ Library Bay Area social media, posting in a Facebook group, and other social media outlets
Closely track and report on each Jewish family connection made
Attend specified professional development opportunities offered throughout the year
* Our use of the term Jewish LGBTQ+ includes any family who self-identifies as a LGBTQ+ family, whether it is the parents and/or children who identify.
EDUCATION OR TRAINING EQUIVALENT
Bachelor’s degree preferred
QUALIFICATIONS (SKILLS, ABILITIES, LICENSES)
Background in family engagement, or education is helpful
Knowledge of the LGBTQ+ community and appreciation of diversity within our Jewish community
An excellent communicator, verbally and in writing
Strong people skills and is a collaborator
Ability to work collaboratively across departments and disciplines
Demonstrated ability to establish and meet objectives and performance standards
Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances and needs
Having a growth and learning mindset
Demonstrates an initiative-taking and consistent approach to performing all job functions
Proficiency in MS Office Suite, social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram
Salary range: $ 40 per hour, 10 hours per week for one year
Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.
The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires and is planning a hybrid work model of currently working one day a week in our office. Read Our Commitment to Diversity to learn more.