Moving Forward Together


Join our team of changemakers who are transforming lives and making a meaningful difference right here in San Diego!

Here are a few of the reasons why you should work at JFS:

  • We’re a diverse team united by our passion for helping people.
  • We’re devoted to helping our community move forward.
  • We’re energized by big questions and complex challenges.
  • We’re committed to building strong relationships, working curiously and creatively, and responding quickly to community needs.
  • We live our values: Community, Health, Hope, Justice, Repairing the World, and Acts of Loving Kindness.
  • We offer competitive benefits:
    • Comprehensive low-cost health insurance;
    • Generous employer 401(k) contributions;
    • Employer-covered life insurance;
    • Generous paid vacation and sick time;
    • 15 paid holidays, including Federal and Jewish holidays (as long as the holiday lands on a normal scheduled work day), and floating holidays;
    • 2 Wellness Days to be taken any time during the year to support employees’ mental wellness

We Think You’re Going to Love It Here

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.

Executive Search

Chief Advancement Officer

San Diego/Hybrid

As JFS continues in its role as a leading social impact agency, the Chief Advancement Officer will be responsible for managing the strategic direction and oversight of a comprehensive advancement program to ensure the agency’s ongoing success and sustainability. The successful candidate will be focused on building strategic alliances with diverse constituencies to drive major, annual, planned and institutional gifts, grants, and contracts to achieve revenue goals. Reporting to the CEO, as a key member of the executive leadership team, the Chief Advancement Officer will provide leadership, strategy, and support to a staff of 30 and will directly supervise the Senior Director of Philanthropy, the Senior Director of Institutional Giving, the Senior Director of Advancement Services, Senior Director of Volunteer Services, and the Senior Director of Marketing.

Please send resumes to:

Sterling Search, Inc.

For a confidential conversation email/call/text:

Sarah Agee
[email protected]
(949) 903-2891

Nicole Seipel
[email protected]
(310) 948-2535

Join us in creating a stronger, healthier community where everyone can thrive—including our staff!


Moving Forward Together

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.

We think You’re going to like it here

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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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.

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