Jewish Job: JFCS Hiring J-Pride Coordinator

Job Title:

J-Pride Program Coordinator

Organization Name:

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis

Job Type:


Salary Range:



July 10, 2021

Job Summary/Description:

The J-Pride Program Coordinator will provide an active voice and communal leadership around LGBTQIA+ engagement and inclusion in the Jewish community. This work will be accomplished through cultivating J-Pride participant involvement in social, educational and Jewish-focused opportunities. J-Pride has a robust social media presence in the Twin Cities and beyond. This position has a flexible work schedule averaging 20-25 hours/week with more hours required at the busiest programming times and does include evenings and weekends. The hourly rate is $21.75.

Agency Information:

JFCS is a multi-faceted human services agency with the mission to provide essential services to people of all ages and backgrounds to sustain healthy relationships, ease suffering and offer support in times of need. JFCS is a place where you can put your values to work every day. You will be able to:

  • Make a positive difference in the lives of others
  • Feel energized to give your best effort and enjoy a healthy work/life balance
  • Learn, grow and accomplish new things

JFCS serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values inclusion and diversity. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability. AA/EEO

Salary and Benefits:

  • Approximate Annual Salary Range: $22,000 – $27,000
  • Competitive benefits package includes 401(k) with match, vision, dental, vacation, sick time, and holidays

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Program Development: Plan, implement and staff community J-Pride events and coordinate community-led Jewish ritual programming for High Holydays, Trans Day of Remembrance Shabbat and Passover and community social, educational, and other non-ritual events. 40%
  • Special Event Planning: Organize, execute and staff all duties associated with celebrating Pride month including J-Pride’s presence at Twin Cities Pride and Golden Valley Pride. 10%
  • Represent JFCS and Build Community Relationships: Reach out to individuals and Jewish communal organizations to create programming, learning opportunities, and educational experiences. Serve as community connector for individuals and groups. Build new and nourish ongoing relationships within the Jewish community. 20%
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert: Provide ongoing support to Jewish communal institutions to evaluate programming, train staff, advocate for LGBTQIA+ participants in programming and help organizations grow in inclusivity and accessibility. Stay up to date on local and national LGBTQ resources, policies, and services. 10%
  • Provide Training and Develop Curriculum: Utilize existing J-Pride curriculum and create new curriculum as needed to train community groups in inclusive and discussion-based trainings. 10%
  • Manage social media presence and communications for J-Pride events and issues. 10%
  • Additional duties as time and needs of the program dictate.

Experience and Qualifications


  • Volunteer or professional experience working with the LGBTQIA+ community required. 
  • One year of event planning including marketing experience required. 
  • Formal or informal experience teaching and/or facilitating learning opportunities is required.
  • Formal or informal community organizing experience is preferred.
  • Formal or informal experience leading Jewish ritual is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience effectively utilizing social media.

Skills and Qualities:

  • Have a strong understanding of LGBTQIA+ issues.
  • Strong community outreach skills to encourage engagement in events, 1:1 contact and to respond to participant and community requests.
  • Excellent writing ability, verbal communication, and presentation skills to communicate with diverse and intergenerational populations.
  • Effective interpersonal skills for building rapport, cultivating and maintaining relationships.
  • Ability to gather and disseminate information and provide resources to organizations and individuals.
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively to develop programs and coordinate services that address identified needs. 
  • Knowledge of the Twin Cities Jewish and LGBTQIA+ communities
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Respects and reflects JFCS’s Values: compassion, inclusion, innovation, integrity, and collaboration.

How To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Diana MacLennan, Human Resources Manager. E-mail [email protected] or apply directly at For more information on Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, see AA/EEO