Job Opening: SF Bay Area Coordinator, Part-Time, Temporary
Start Date: December 1, 2018
End Date: October 31, 2019
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is looking to hire a part-time employee who will build relationships and skills among the network of Jewish social justice organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area region, drawing on the Roundtable’s past experience, current opportunities, and the needs of our target audience – the 11 Roundtable-affiliated organizations in the region. This consultant will serve as a network-weaver and capacity-builder of the Roundtable in the SF Bay Area over the next year.
This position provides the opportunity to work with Jewish social justice organizations to inspire collaborations, build internal capacities across the field and thicken relationships and connections across the field. The Roundtable organizations with staff or leaders in the Bay Area are: American Jewish World Service, Bend the Arc, Keshet, New Israel Fund, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, Jewish Youth for Community Action, JCRC of San Francisco, JLens, Habonim Dror, National Council of Jewish Women, and Urban Adamah.
Background & Approach
The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is a network of 57 Jewish organizations that strengthens and aligns the Jewish social justice field in order to make justice a core expression of Jewish life and help create an equitable world.
The Roundtable is building the Jewish social justice field in the SF Bay Area. This project has the following goals:
- Build trust and enduring organizational relationships so that when challenges or opportunities arise or when staff inevitably turns over, there are colleagues to call on.
- Host an all-network convening in 2019 in the Bay Area that will build relationships and capacity of organizations on topics driven by participant interest, for example communications, organizational development, and/or racial justice.
- Host a series of small gatherings (under 20 people) in 2019 that build skills and relationships of staff or leaders of Bay Area JSJR organizations including but not limited to:
- Fundraising training on how to solicit donor-advised funds
- Convene SF-based Regional Directors
- Convene Jews of Color, Sephardi/Mizrahi Jews and/or white Jews (staff and/or board members) who are undertaking the work of racial equity in their organizations
- Other trainings or meetings on topics of interest, i.e. advocacy, management, communications, etc.
Scope of Work
The scope of work includes the following key strategies, and will vary somewhat, based on the skills and experience of the employee, as well as feedback from the network.
We envision 4-6 small meetings in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2019. One larger meeting will offer opportunities for networking and learning among all Roundtable-affiliated organizations that have a base in the region, regardless of size, scope or issue focus. The other 3-5 meetings will be geared toward specific groups, so will be smaller and more focused.
Tasks will include:
- Using the information already gathered about existing needs, plan and implement 4-6 meetings, trainings and/or informal conversations in the SF Bay Area
- Identify, recruit and partner with expert trainers for the convenings as needed
- Communicate in consistent, positive and supportive ways to individuals in the network to invite them to attend the meetings – through emails, phone calls, and 1-1 meetings.
- Be the Roundtable representative and host at the meetings to bring the Roundtable perspective, listen to feedback and build relationships with the organizations
- Solicit reflections and feedback from the network through surveys and informal conversations. Consolidate that feedback and communicate it, verbally and in writing to Roundtable staff, funders and key stakeholders, in order to consistently learn and improve.
If successful, and pending funding, there is potential for this position to extend into a permanent position.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Excellent interpersonal skills and comfortable in a fluid, changing professional environment. We are a diverse network with a broad set of stakeholders. We approach our work with a positive attitude (especially with member organizations), assuming good intentions, being ready and excited to learn and adapt as things change, which they will!
- Highly organized with strong attention to detail and accuracy: Ability to track multiple projects simultaneously and set your own goals; excellent time management and organization skills. Follow through is essential in a lean operation like the Roundtable. Ensuring balls don’t get dropped by creating and updating effective timelines/deadlines for you and the organization is critical.
- Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing
- Located in the San Francisco Bay Area
In addition, the following skills and experiences are highly preferred:
- A commitment to social justice. Prior Jewish social justice organizational work (paid or volunteering) and general knowledge of our field (see here) is a plus but not required
- Experience with racial equity principles and analysis is a plus
- Experience with Google platforms (Gmail, Drive, Docs, etc.) and Zoom or other webinar platforms
- 1-3 years of professional or volunteer experience related to this position
Compensation and Hours:
This is a part-time position. Schedule is 1-2 days (5-10 hours) per week, and up to 30 hours per month, fluctuating based on program plans and execution. Flexible schedule.
The salary range is $30-$50/hour and appropriate to experience.
The position is based in the SF Bay Area and requires occasional weeknight commitments, during non-business hours.
Please submit your resume and a 1 page cover letter to [email protected] with “SF Bay Area Coordinator” in the subject line of your message. Your cover letter should share why you want to work at the Roundtable and what makes you a qualified candidate. We sincerely regret that we will not be able respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position will be contacted to interview.
The Roundtable provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and encourages applications from women, people and Jews of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.