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Job Opportunities

Join our growing organization and an opportunity to gaining insight and experience in the film industry.

Current Job Openings

Director of Development

Position Description

Initially, this is a part-time position that reports to and partners with the Executive Director. This is a new position in the organization. The new Director will have the opportunity to build the development function and will spearhead all development efforts as SVJFF continues to grow.


  • Develop and execute SVJFF's annual fundraising plan
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Manage the utilization of a Salesforce implementation and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing *Optional
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Oversee the organization of special events
  • Develop and track proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Prepare grant proposals
  • Contact with the board members in knowing and getting their contacts and donations from them and their friends


  • BA (required), MA (a plus)
  • 2-plus years experience in development
  • Demonstrated capability in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Salesforce *Optional

Salary commensurate with experience.

NOTE: San Francisco Bay Area applicants will only be considered.

Marketing Coordinator

Position Description

The Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival is seeking an self-starting individual with marketing experience to assist the Executive Director in a variety of marketing, outreach, and social media areas that will promote the Fall film festival.


  • Enhancing the festival's visibility on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Coordinating synagogue outreach
  • Researching promotional opportunities for the film festival

This position will require a commitment of 15 to 20 hours per week (part-time). Start date is ASAP. Salary commensurate with experience.

NOTE: San Francisco Bay Area applicants will only be considered.

About SVJFF Organization

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, SVJFF's mission is to spark a community dialogue around entertainment, art, politics, society and global issues through film. The SVJFF is a dynamic, exciting, and growing organization. Last year, its 25th year of existence, the SVJFF had an attendance of 8,000 and 41 screenings.

We do this by managing a fall film festival as well as scheduling films throughout the year with venues currently located in San Jose and Palo Alto. We surround film screenings with events such as post-film concerts, lectures, and discussions to enhance the cinematic experience and promote partnerships with community groups. We conduct outreach programs for groups currently underrepresented at SVJFF events (such as students, senior citizens, and people with limited mobility). We utilize multiple theatre venues to reach a geographically dispersed audience. Finally, we use film as a vehicle to advance learning, enrich understanding of cultural differences, and enhance mutual tolerance.

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Updated 2/22/2017