Director of Event Programming

Do you pride yourself on putting together top-quality events? Do you want to lead a team to create virtual (and future in-person) programs that elevate knowledge and connect community?

JFCS is seeking a dynamic Director of Programming for our Center for Children and Youth (CCY) and Child Training Institute (CTI). This position is responsible for leading and managing all aspects of professional trainings and community events for our many audiences, including educators, mental health professionals, parents, and the general community. From intimate workshops to high-profile events, the Director of Programming will ensure that all programs educate, inspire, and help to improve the lives of children, teens, and families.

The ideal candidate will bring a passion for supporting children and families as well as a proven track record in developing educational programs, trainings, and events both in person and online.

The Director of Programming responsibilities includes the following:

  • Plan and coordinate an annual menu of training through the Child Training Institute that is responsive to the needs of providers of mental health services, educators, and other professionals serving children and youth.
  • Work together with JFCS’ Clinical Director to identify emerging issues in the child development field and current training needs of clinicians, in order to inform CTI program offerings.
  • Identify, recruit, and vet highly qualified instructors to lead trainings. Ensure programs meet all requirements for offering CE’s to broad range of professionals and manage CE licenses with various state and national organizations.
  • Create and launch a range of community programming designed to engage large local and national audiences with expert speakers on topics relevant to families. Identify and contract with top level speakers.
  • Collaborate with JFCS’ Marketing and Development teams to oversee event promotions, grow program attendance and ensure maximum engagement of attendees with JFCS’ wider service offerings.
  • Work with the Director of Parents Place and others as assigned to develop specialized programming for specific audiences, including a Jewish Parents program and a Grandparents program. Engage thought leaders within and outside of JFCS to develop fresh, cutting-edge content.
  • Oversee all program delivery, whether remote or in person, to ensure that all aspects are executed with the highest degree of professionalism. Ensure that programs follow JFCS best practice guidelines for remote program offerings. Work with technical support staff to ensure smooth operations.
  • Engage with CCY’s Expert Panel members, developing strong collaborative relationships that bring the work of the expert panelists to our audiences, through both training programs for professionals and content development for wider communications.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree in field related to child/family work, e.g. psychology, social work, education or equivalent is preferred.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience providing training and educational programs to professional and/or lay audiences is required. Experience with both in person and remote programming.
  • Previous experience in interfacing with and building effective working relationships with high level experts and lay leaders
  • Proven experience in successful program management, including excellent organizational and analytic Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Experience marketing programs, utilizing a variety of marketing approaches to reach intended audiences.
  • Experience developing program budgets and monitoring performance in relation to service provision and fee


Competitive compensation will depend on experience and proficiency level. We offer a robust array of benefits including: medical, dental, and vision coverage; paid holidays, paid vacation, paid sick leave; 403bplan; life and disability insurance.


Please submit a cover letter and your resume to [email protected] with Director of Programming in your subject line.

To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.