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.

Manager of Special Projects

The Manager of Special Projects serves as the project manager for agency-wide and program-specific strategic initiatives, supporting multiple projects at varying stages of the project cycle.

Position Type: Exempt, Full-time

Location: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus

Category: Administration

Administrative Assistant, Social & Wellness Services

Working within the overall Social & Wellness Services team, the Administrative Assistant is a hub of support for multi-program operations, primarily focusing on office-related support, fiscal tracking, meeting preparation, backing up answering hotlines, and data entry as needed.

Position Type: Full-time, Non-exempt

Location: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus

Category: Social & Wellness

Operations Shift Lead, Migrant Shelter

The Migrant Shelter Operations Shift Lead will lead a team of support specialists, shelter generalists, and volunteers. They will also oversee operations when Shelter Manager is absent. Must be bilingual in Spanish and English.

Position Type: Full-time, Non-exempt

Location: Migrant Family Shelter

Category: Migrant Shelter

Program Assistant, Safe Parking Program

The Program Assistant will support the Safe Parking Program at the JFS Balboa Avenue lot. They will work with JFS to provide logistic and administrative support to the program.

Position Type: Evenings, Part-time, Some weekends

Location: Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus

Category: Safe Parking Program

Opportunity Youth Program Specialist

This position will work directly and provide support to the Opportunity Youth Coordinator to coordinate intake assessments, recruit and train mentors, mentor, create service plans, build relationships with community partners, facilitate referrals, and assist in day-to-day service provision.

Position Type: Full-time, Non-exempt

Category: Employment Services

Refugee Resettlement Program Assistant

Manage front desk operations and provide administrative and practical support for the Refugee Resettlement Department with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism.

Position Type: Full-time, Non-exempt

Category: Client-facing, Refugee Resettlement

Jewish Family Service is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Jewish Family Service participates in E-Verify to confirm work authorization. Read more about E-Verify here.