Community Agencies and Other Employment

Prospect and Database Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

AmeriCorps Position
A 12 month commitment starting in August
Monday - Friday / 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, occasional evenings and or Saturdays
Reports to: Database Manager

Location: This position is based in San Francisco

The volunteers, donors and homeowners who join with us at Habitat for Humanity Greater San Franciscoshare a belief: hard work and success go hand in hand. Every day, we do what Habitat does best around the globe. But we do it right here in a very Bay Area way, by coming up with inventive solutions to our area’s expensive real estate challenges. Because when we invest in our neighbor’s quest to become a homeowner, it benefits the whole community.

As a critical part of the Fund Development team the Prospect and Database Coordinator (PDC) will have primary responsibilities for growing and sustaining a robust donor prospecting program to support our affiliate’s first growth campaign, while continuing to build a prospect pipeline to meet current program needs. The campaign is a critical funding source that will enable us to dramatically increase our impact. We spent much of 2014 undertaking the feasibility of a campaign that once raised will unlock millions of dollars in additional funding from other sources. This plan would invest in revitalizing local neighborhoods, addressing the critical need to house our Bay Area workforce, and bringing financial stability to thousands of local w orking families. We need approximately 4,000 prospects and over 2,000 donors to meet the campaign goal over 5 years. The PDC’s secondary responsibility will be to develop a new Community Benefit (CB) partners event kit. Our CB partners represent a range of organizations and institutions that help HHGSF connect with new prospects, volunteers, and generate in-kind support while increasing community awareness of our work.

Successful Greater San Francisco Habitat team members share the following characteristics:

  • The belief in a hand up, not a hand out.
  • A “go above and beyond” attitude—nobody here works just for a paycheck.
  • You thrive on constructive feedback and have a high level of integrity.
  • You do what you say you will do.
  • You are a creative problem solver that works across teams.
  • You love results and hate excuses.


  • Identify and qualify Foundation, Corporate and Gift-in-Kind prospects to support growth campaign, current program needs and continuously build the gift pipeline.
  • Utilize wealth screening information, other research, and the Raiser’s Edge database to develop prospect & donor profiles.
  • Expand upon existing prospecting program and build new tools for an expand prospecting capacity, including monitoring and improving donor segmentation and moves management systems, with special focus on donors in the annual and mid-range giving levels.
  • Creation and documentation of a new Community Benefit Partnership kit which would enable groups to semi independently produce small events benefitting HHGSF.

The PDC will be an important part of the Fund Development team, and the entire organization. In 2015, HHGSF intends to launch the quiet phase of a 5-year, 40 million dollar growth campaign, and to achieve success it is critical that we deepen our understanding of existing prospects within our database, creating systems to actively manage, segment and steward them in a strategic way to produce results. At the same time, we need to generate, track and cultivate new prospects at varying giving levels to increase our pipeline as we pursue significant growth goals. Our drive to increase organizational capacity is directly linked to our ability to institutionalize a strong prospecting system which identifies supporters across the spectrum of potential supporters (individual, corporate, institutional, foundations, in-kind and special partnerships).

Our Community benefit (CB) partnership program is a method for connecting our affiliate with organizations, businesses and civic groups who could support our mission through volunteerism, in kind product donations, philanthropic donations and special partnerships. An example is our long-standing partnership with the Marin Country Day School, who hosts an annual holiday event/ fundraiser whose proceeds benefit HHGSF and another community based nonprofit. Another example are local retailers and restaurants who dedicate a portion of their sales on a specific day to benefit HHGSF. These Community Benefit events offer a low-pressure method for engaging people in our work. The usual barrier to entry (volunteering on a build or NR project or making a direct donation to HHGSF) is absent in this case, allowing the organization and its members, or patrons to become more familiar with HHGSF and potentially open to further engagement.


  • Possess the ability to interact with a diverse and varied constituency, as well as the capacity to motivate and collaborate successfully with Board members, volunteers, and colleagues across functions. Highly organized, technologically savvy and solution oriented. Driven to play a role in helping a distinguished nonprofit dramatically increase revenue & meet critical community needs. Prior experience in fundraising and or using CRM databases (Raisers Edge, Salesforce, etc.) are highly desirable.

This is an AmeriCorps VISTA position. To learn more about AmeriCorps, please visit

Habitat GSF VISTA AmeriCorps commit to 12 months of full-time service and receive the following benefits:

  • Living allowance of $19,080/year ($1,590/month)
  • A Segal AmeriCorps Education Award ($5,550)
  • Student loan forbearance or deferment while in service
  • Healthcare benefits while in service – please note that this plan does not meet the minimal essential coverage of the Affordable Care Act
  • Childcare assistance while in service
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • In addition, Habitat Greater San Francisco provides a $600 rental stipend to supplement living costs
  • Habitat Greater San Francisco provides a $150 stipend for Professional Development

Learn more about Habitat Greater San Francisco at

To apply:
1. Email a resume and cover letter to americorps[at]habitatgsf[dot]org. Please include “Prospect & Database Coordinator – Your Last Name” in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
2. Complete AmeriCorps application on

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The position is an 11 month commitment that begins in September 2014. Candidates will be contacted for interviews on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

Please note that acceptance into the program is subject to official position approval, a background check prior to start and applicant approval from Habitat for Humanity International.

Part-time Chaplain, Los Gatos Meadows

Los Gatos Meadows offers a positive work environment where teamwork, open communication, and professionalism are emphasized. Los Gatos Meadows is owned and operated by Episcopal Senior Communities which has earned a place on the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area list as reported by the San Francisco Business Journals.

The overriding goal of every ESC employee is to provide gracious, exceptional service to residents, visitors, and fellow employees.

Primary Purpose:

The role of chaplain at ESC is based on the recognition that all human beings have spiritual needs, whether such needs are specifically religious or not (e.g. for meaning and purpose; for love; for forgiveness; for creativity; for hope). The chaplains of ESC engage the spiritual needs of residents, enhance the spiritual life of every person in the community, and advocate for spiritual values in community life through explicitly religious channels and spiritual programs; through spiritual programs that are open to those of all faiths or those of none; and through their care, presence, and counsel.

Part Time position: 15-18 hours a week, ideally spread over three days a week.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships of trust through visits, presence, counsel and conversations with residents, staff, visitors, and others.
  • As part of the Interdisciplinary Team, regularly visit residents in Memory Care, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing in the community and chart activity and observations. Visit residents in outside hospital facilities as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with staff in assessing resident needs and proposing and/or delivering appropriate responses or care plans, especially when facing transitions of level of care. (For example, by attending Continuation of Care and/or individual care conferences.)
  • As appropriate, counsel residents and their families, as well as staff, especially in response to issues of life transitions, end of life, grief, and loss.
  • Work with residents and staff to assist new residents in their transition into community life.
  • Lead or provide regular worship services and sacramental rites appropriate to constituencies in all levels of care within the community.
  • Lead or provide special services that are inclusive and welcoming to all faiths and denominations. Such as: celebrations, Memorial Services. etc.
  • Collaborate with staff to initiate or participate in programs and activities aimed at fostering wellness and spiritual well-being.
  • Collaborate and consult regularly with the Executive Director regarding the overall spiritual care program and spiritual health of the community.
  • Consult and attend chaplain’s meetings with the Director of Spiritual Care and chaplains of other communities.
  • Provide oversight and training for resident volunteers assisting with chapel activities (such as altar guild, ushering, etc.).
  • Participate in staff and resident committee meetings, as appropriate.
  • Provide oversight and management of chapel funds, as appropriate.


  • Master of Divinity (MDiv) or Master of Theological Studies (MTS) or equivalent from an accredited college or university or theological school.
  • Ordained in good standing with their denominational judicatory and/or ecclesiastical endorsement for specialized ministry.
  • One or more units in Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE). A CPE residency program is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working in environments that foster religious diversity and inclusion.
  • Ability to provide pastoral care to residents and staff, regardless of religious or spiritual background or belief and to support the whole community as an ongoing, organic system.
  • Special skills in non-judgmental listening and providing counsel, guidance in ethical decision making, and mediation and conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work collaboratively.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in accordance with Canonical practice and California-mandated reporting requirements.
  • Ability to distinguish between spiritual counseling and psychotherapy, and—in consultation with other staff members—a willingness to make referrals to appropriate professionals.
  • Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Training in gerontology, geriatric care, and/or the spirituality of aging.
  • Experience in a residential/clinical setting.
  • Experience with palliative care, hospice, or end of life services.
  • Experience leading a congregation.
  • Some prior experience with business or in a business environment.
  • Required to talk to and listen to residents, families, and staff.
  • Sit, stand, bend, lift and carry during working hours, including the ability to sit with residents and family members during counseling.
  • Must be able to travel to other locations as needed.
  • Must clear FBI/DOJ Livescan, TB and Physical.

To apply: send resume to: mgolden[at]jtm-esc[dot]org or apply on site at 110 Wood Rd. Los Gatos, CA 95030.

Episcopal Senior Communities is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate with respect to any protected class.

Posted: May 11, 2015

Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Yale Divinity School

General Purpose: The Associate Dean of Student Affairs at Yale Divinity School has three major areas of responsibility: the associate dean is responsible for students and the services that support them, for service as part of the leadership team working with the Dean of the School, and as the liaison for all University student support units. This position reports directly to the Dean of the Divinity School.

Within a broad and evolving portfolio of duties, the Associate Dean acts as a strategic administrative partner to support the personal and non-academic needs of a vibrant student community. The Associate Dean works closely with faculty, staff and student leaders collaboratively to enhance the personal and intellectual development of a diverse student body.

A fuller description can be found at this page:

Required Education: Advanced Degree.


  • High emotional intelligence. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to handle stressful, challenging and emotional situations, and create thoughtful, fair and institutionally aligned responses
  • Demonstrated counseling skills. Excellent organizational, planning, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and sustain an environment of mutual respect and tolerance that supports a responsible, inclusive community.
  • Proven ability to be genuinely dedicated to the Divinity School and its purposes, comfortable with ambiguity and change and capable of representing the Dean and the Divinity School in multiple contexts.
  • Demonstrated abilities as preacher & worship leader.
  • Preferred: M. Div., Ph.D. desirable. Ecclesial training: ordination highly desirable, or strong self-identification as a lay minister with experience in an ecclesial setting desirable.
  • Preferred administrative experience: 5 or more years of experience with clear evidence of the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and University administration

To see the full listing and instructions for applying online, please visit this page:

Hospice Volunteer Program Coordinator, Sutter Care at Home (San Mateo)


On any given day, Sutter Care at Home (SCAH) touches the lives of thousands of individuals by bringing health care directly to our patient’s home - where most people chose to receive their care.
Sutter Care at Home is one of the largest not-for-profit home health care and hospice agencies in Northern California. Founded in 1906, SCAH is committed to compassion and excellence through home health care, hospice, home medical equipment and respiratory care, home infusion therapy, private and geriatric care, Lifeline medical alert services and community flu and wellness programs. Serving more than 150,000 patients in 23 counties each year, Sutter Care at Home clinicians partner with our patients for better health.

Through competitive wages and benefits, flexible schedules, innovative care models, new technologies, and tuition reimbursement - Sutter Care at Home strives to be your "employer of choice." Sutter Care at Home is the home health care and hospice affiliate of Sutter Health, one of the nation's largest not-for-profit health care systems.

As a member of the interdisciplinary team, the Volunteer Program Coordinator develops and manages a high quality program of volunteer services for hospice patients and families by building and managing a volunteer corps of competent and committed volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator manages all activities necessary to recruit, train, orient, supervise, and support lay volunteers to for the following volunteer positions: hospice, friend/visitor, senior companion, student community, office support, and special events or projects.


Bachelor Degree with course work in human service, behavioral science, psychology, social work, or counseling or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Experience recruiting and managing volunteers or administrative managerial experience in hospice, home care or chronic disease as would typically be obtained in one year of experience.

Knowledge of psychosocial issues associated with the aging and dying process. Knowledge of volunteer roles and support requirements. Knowledge of how to recruit, motivate, supervise and train volunteers. Knowledge of methods and techniques of adult learning. Knowledge of Medicare, Title XXII, JCAHO, state and all other regulations applicable to Hospice Volunteer programs.

Ability to work flexible hours to accommodate evening training sessions and conduct phone calls to volunteers. Must be able to discern sensitive issues and respond appropriately. Must be sensitive to the human needs and situations encountered in the provision of hospice and bereavement care. Ability to listen and offer support and direction to volunteers. Must be detail oriented and creative. Must have excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, problem solving abilities, ability to prioritize work. Must be able to work effectively with a minimum of supervision. Must be able to work under time-pressure and changing priorities and be able to deal with potentially conflicting demands. Demonstrate professionalism when interacting with clients and co-workers. Competent public speaking skills. Ability to coordinate volunteer scheduling. Ability to file alphabetically and chronologically and organize a filing system.


To see the full listing and apply online, please visit this link:

Managing Editor, Tikkun Magazine

Do you believe journalism has a crucial role to play in healing and transforming the world? Are you a skilled editor who can move effortlessly from reshaping a news story on the struggle for a living wage to editing a scholarly essay on feminist theology? Tikkun magazine is looking for a full-time managing editor to produce its award-winning print magazine and manage its lively online content.

This is the perfect job for someone with top-notch editing skills, intellectual sophistication, a strong affinity for the worldview and core vision of Tikkun magazine, a strong affinity for and knowledge about Judaism and other religious or spiritual traditions and practices, and a passionate desire to heal and transform the world. This job is at our office in the San Francisco Bay Area (in Berkeley), one of the most exciting and beautiful places to live in the United States.

If you are interested, please see the full job listing on the Tikkun website.


Please send your resume, cover letter, and two published writing samples as attachments to jobs[dot]tikkun[at]gmail[dot]com. In your cover letter, please explain why you are a good fit for this particular job and why you are drawn to the particular worldview and values of Tikkun. If we are interested in your application, we will contact you. No phone calls or drop-ins, please.

Admissions Counselor, Calvin Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, MI)

Calvin Theological Seminary seeks a full-time Admissions Counselor reporting to the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management. The person in this position will interact with prospective students through the admissions process, will have responsibilities to ensure that the daily operational needs of the Admissions Office are met, and will assist with projects that advance current and future enrollment objectives.

A complete job description can be found here.


To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Karen DeYoung at
The position will remain open until filled, with review of applicants starting on March 30, 2015.

Posted: March 20, 2015

Program Director, Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center (Glen Rose, TX)

Staff Purpose:
The Program Director seeks to lead and serve as a faithful part of God’s work in and through the Ministry of Glen Lake. The Program Director serves on a ministry team dedicated and committed to a team approach to the ministry entrusted to us.

Job Summary:
The Program Director seeks to provide expertise in the field of Christian Education and camp ministry. The Program Director leads a team of dedicated persons in order to provide safe, fun, and Christ- centered camp experiences.

Duties: (include but not limited to:)

  • Develop, plan, organize and implement effective summer camps
  • Evaluate existing programs and recommend additions or deletions as needed
  • Partner with the Central Texas Conference of the UMC to provide programming
  • Review and update summer staff job descriptions annually
  • Recruit, interview and participate in the hiring of summer staff
  • Plan and implement a summer staff training program
  • Effectively lead, supervise and mentor a team of approximately 45-75 summer staff
  • Evaluate summer staff and jointly develop improvement plans when necessary
  • Serve as an appropriate role model for children and young adults
  • Host retreat groups as required, seeking to make all feel welcome and meet their camp-related needs
  • Involved in the ongoing marketing and promotion of both the camp and retreat ministries
  • Contribute ideas and verbiage to newsletters and promotional pieces

Required qualifications:

  • An active and growing faith in Jesus Christ, with a heart for ministry and a passion for helping others grow in their personal walk with the Lord
  • Integrity, consistent work ethic, and a proven success in leadership at a Christian camp or similar organization
  • Interpersonal communication and organizational skills
  • A team-oriented servant attitude and the ability to relate well with others
  • Creativity and high energy particularly when preparing and implementing camp programs
  • The ability to handle conflict in a respectful and professional manner
  • A bachelor's degree

Preferred qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Christian Education
  • 2-5 years in a manager/director position in Christian camping


  • Paid Time Off: detailed in the Employee Policy and Procedure Manual
  • Major medical coverage for the employee
  • Matching pension benefits available after one year of employment
  • On-site housing with basic utilities included (water, electric, and gas)

The Program Director will adhere to the principles of confidentiality concerning the business of this ministry.

Glen Lake Camp and Retreat Center creates experiences where all people can encounter God’s love through teaching faith, restoring hope, and inspiring love for the transformation of the world.


Resumes will be accepted through April 01, 2015, please send to employment[at]glenlake[dot]org,
Attention: Natalie Davidson.

Posted: March 13, 2015

Multiple Opportunities, Color of Change (Oakland)

FANTASTIC JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Do you feel called to make change for justice in this world, and particularly in the lives of African Americans? Then these job openings might be just for you.

COLOR OF CHANGE exists to strengthen Black America's political voice. Our goal is to empower our members - Black Americans and our allies - to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone. is comprised of Black folks from every economic class, as well as those of every color who seek to help our voices be heard. Our members are united behind a simple, powerful pledge: we will do all we can to make sure all Americans are represented, served, and protected - regardless of race or class.

These are all in the Oakland area and are all FULL TIME opportunities.


See the specific listings, and apply online for each one, on this page:

Posted: March 2, 2015

Executive Director, Creation Justice Ministries (Washington, DC)

Creation Justice Ministries (CJM), headquartered in Washington, DC, is an ecumenical organization representing the creation care policies of 38 Christian denominations, including mainline Protestant, Orthodox, Baptist, and peace churches. Based on the priorities of its members, CJM educates, equips and mobilizes Christian communions/denominations to protect God’s Creation. CJM provides collaborative opportunities to build ecumenical community and raises a collective witness in the public arena echoing Christ’s call for just relationships among all of Creation.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director (ED) will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for Creation Justice Ministries’ programs and execution of its mission. The Executive Director’s overarching responsibility will be to continue and enhance the program ministries of CJM and to encourage and enable member communions to address eco-justice issues through their own programs.


Leadership and Management

  • Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve strategic goals.
  • Develop, maintain and support a strong Board of Directors; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction of operations.

Fundraising & Communications

  • Expand revenue generation and fundraising activities to support program operations.
  • Conduct foundation relations in order to generate resources necessary for program operations.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger “brand.”
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.
  • Manage the organization’s relations and cooperative ventures with other religious organizations and para-church organizations.
  • As appropriate, develop and implement cooperative initiatives with environmental groups of all kinds, while preserving the unique prophetic voice of the faith community
  • Conduct e-advocacy in cooperation with the 38 member communions.


  • Oversee and implement the policy and advocacy activities of the organization on priority issues.
  • Coordinate, support and grow the work of the organization’s members, expanding its work as a forum for information and best-practices sharing and encouraging the development of cooperative program initiatives within and between the organization’s members
  • Oversee and administer the development and consequent achievement of specific measurable programmatic goals for the organization.
  • Develop educational resources, statements, and additional educational materials as appropriate.

Skills Needed: Applicants should have at least three years of experience. Specific skills needed include: (1) fund-raising, grant proposal writing and foundation relations, (2) building faith coalitions (3) ability to communicate the faith voice on environmental issues and knowledge of the faith community (4) implementation of national advocacy campaigns (5) communicating and working well with an active Board (6) managing multiple campaigns and programs, and (7) implementing strategic communication activities including Facebook, Twitter, and e-advocacy.

Location: position is located in Washington, DC.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.


Send your resume, salary requirements, cover letter, and 3 references to:

Applications will be reviewed starting March 16, 2015.

Posted: February 6, 2015