Join the team and change lives



united by our passion for helping people transform their lives.


by big questions and complex challenges.



to continuous learning, effective collaboration, and innovative thinking.


to helping our clients and community Move Forward.


Hands down, our greatest strength is our people. That’s why we invest in your potential by giving you the freedom to pursue your passions, learn new skills, and recharge your batteries.

We take care of our people

Learn & Grow

We provide plenty of learning and development opportunities to help you stay current in your field of expertise — or discover a new one.

Health & Wellness

We offer competitive health benefits, plus fun perks like Zumba® classes. We also offer a 401k match to help you secure your financial future.

Work-Life Balance

At JFS, Family is built right into our name. We offer generous paid time off, paid Jewish holidays, and early office closure every Friday.

People with Heart

The best part about working at JFS? It’s more than just a job. As a team, we’re passionate about the work we do and serious about having fun.

What’s it really like to work at JFS?

Hear it straight from the people who know us best.

Passion. Dedication.
Superhero Determination.

With great people, strong values, a focused mission, and a supportive community, there’s no limit to what we can do together.

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Join Our Team

Take a look at our current job openings.

Volunteer Coordinator, Migrant Shelter

Volunteer registration is the checkpoint for all volunteers. Registration will serve as the single point of contact for new and existing volunteers to register on-site every day. Coordinate training and orientation for all new volunteers.

Position Type: Full-time, Non-exempt

Location: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus

Category: Migrant Shelter

Special Events Coordinator

The Special Events Coordinator plays a critical role in assisting with the planning, organizing, and implementation of events managed by the Advancement Team.

Position Type: Full-time, Non-exempt

Location: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus

Category: Development

Driver – Class B or Class C with Passenger Endorsement

Drivers perform a variety of routed and non-routed transportation services utilizing both personal and agency vehicles. This position has a flexible schedule with the opportunity to work 10 to 19 hours a week.

Position Type: Non-exempt, Part-time

Location: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus

Category: Aging & Wellness

On-Call Child Activity Aide

Child Activity Aides provide child activities and supervision at parent education classes for the Positive Parenting Program. Aides are needed for classes in San Diego County.

Position Type: On-call, Temporary

Location: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus

Category: Client-facing, Positive Parenting Program (PPP)

Senior Grant Writer

As the lead grant writer, this position is responsible for managing, researching, identifying and securing government, corporate and foundation funding to support JFS’s mission to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego.

Position Type: Exempt, Full-time

Location: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus

Category: Grant Writing

Executive Assistant to the CEO and Board Liaison

The Executive Assistant provides comprehensive administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors. Also, works closely with the VP of People and Culture to execute on the CEO’s internal communication strategy and plan agency-wide staff events.

Position Type: Exempt, Full-time

Location: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus

Category: Administration

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.