Programs Associate

Job Description


The Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California (JPAC) seeks a highly motivated Programs Associate to perform administrative tasks and coordinate programmatic initiatives, which advance the collective interests of the California Jewish community at the state level. The Programs Associate reports to the Executive Director.


About JPAC: The Jewish Public Affairs Committee is California’s Jewish lobby organization, and the largest single-state coalition of Jewish organizations in the nation. Comprised of 30 leading Jewish community organizations – including Jewish Federations, Jewish Community Relations Councils, Jewish Family Service agencies, and others – we advocate in Sacramento on behalf of the Jewish community’s concerns and broadly shared values. Our member organizations collectively serve hundreds of thousands of Californians of all backgrounds and represent the interests of California’s 1.2 million Jews.


Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per week (hours fluctuate, with peak hours during Winter and Spring)


Salary: $2,200 per month.


Location: Remote; Must be located in California.


Essential Responsibilities and Functions

    • Program Management
        • Assist in planning and executing JPAC Advocacy Day, JPAC’s premiere annual two-day event in Sacramento. Work with the Executive Director to fulfill the following tasks:
            • Coordinate all logistical aspects including, but not limited to, invitations, marketing, announcements, hotel reservations, meals, and audio/visual requirements.
            • Recruit and manage attendees, navigating individual logistical issues that arise.
            • Assist with the creation and dissemination of all relevant materials, including backgrounders, talking points, schedules, bios, etc.
            • Serve as a liaison between JPAC and involved stakeholders, venues, and vendors, working toward the seamless execution of the event.
        • Work with the Executive Director to organize engaging and topical virtual and in-person events, manage marketing and logistics for each event.
        • Hire, train, and supervise one or more student interns, oversee the Campus Council.
    • Administrative
        • Schedule meetings for Executive Director, JPAC Board, and Board committees using Doodle, Google Workspace, and Zoom.
        • Coordinate monthly Executive Committee meetings and quarterly Board meetings. Develop agenda, take minutes, and communicate any follow-up to group.
        • Act as front-line service professional to field and manage inquiries from external groups and individuals.
        • Organize office operations and procedures, maintain and update databases and virtual filing systems.
        • Order office and program materials, send letters and gifts as needed.
        • Other tasks as assigned.
    • Communications
        • Manage and post to JPAC’s social media accounts, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
        • Draft and send newsletters via Constant Contact.
        • Write letters and press releases related to JPAC’s work.

Skills Required

    • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong level of initiative and ownership of work.
    • Demonstrated skills in clear writing and responsive correspondence.
    • Exceptional attention to detail.
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously to hit deadlines needed.
    • Comfort in working with colleagues remotely across California. Familiarity and comfort administering Zoom meetings and webinars.
    • Technical competence: Familiarity and comfort in database systems, reasonable level of experience using Microsoft Office software, and comfort learning new technology.   

To Apply

Submit a cover letter and resume to David Bocarsly, Executive Director,