Managing Director, Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

Reports to Deputy Executive Director, Helen Diller Family Foundation Programs


The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties is a philanthropic catalyst, connecting Bay Area Jews – of all ages, backgrounds, and perspectives – to the power we have as a community to improve the world. We partner with donors, organizations, and foundations to address the pressing issues facing our community and develop innovative strategies that result in a deep and lasting impact.

Our vision is a vibrant, connected, and enduring Jewish community that is a force for good locally, in Israel, and around the world. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

The Federation seeks highly motivated individuals with a variety of skill sets to build the next generation of Federation engagement. We are especially interested in forward-thinking, collaborative, and open-minded candidates who are willing to take risks, possess a high level of integrity, and model a positive attitude that inspires confidence.

About The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

A program of the Helen Diller Family Foundation, the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards (TOA) annually recognizes and awards up to 15 exceptional Jewish teens from California and across the United States for the leadership of initiatives making the world a better place. Each recipient is awarded $36,000 to further their ongoing efforts or to support their education. 

The process of attracting applications and nominations requires creating and maintaining statewide and national networks of relationships while always seeking opportunities to make inroads into new communities. Once applications are submitted, the review and selection processes are driven by a lay-led committee with the ongoing support of TOA professionals. 


The Managing Director will serve as the senior leader overseeing the day-to-day success of Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards. The Managing Director will work in close partnership with the senior leadership of The Helen Diller Family Foundation Programs as well as TOA staff to refine program strategies, increase/build relationships, and strengthen outcomes. The Managing Director will be charged with elevating the overall profile of the program nationally and preparing for the rollout of the program globally within the next 18-24 months.  

The Managing Director will have significant supervisory and relationship management responsibilities, directly supervising two positions, and managing relationships with lay leaders, key community partners, and vendors. 

This position is based in the United States, with a strong preference for location in the San Francisco Bay Area.*

*All Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards employees will work remotely through at least March 2021.


Leadership & Oversight: 

  • Serve as the lead staff member for the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards program, under the leadership of the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director of The Helen Diller Family Foundation Programs (HDFF Programs) 
  • Develop, maintain, and manage ongoing relationships with lay leaders (Co-Chairs, Review and Selection committee members), ensuring they are provided a consistent and positive experience and a sense of genuine contribution to the process
  • Strategize and manage implementation of strategies to strengthen the Awards program, and coordinate any related program assessments
  • Assess annual applicant review and selection process and recommend modifications to maintain strength and integrity of process in the face of a growing and evolving applicant pool
  • In partnership with HDFF Programs leadership, oversee fiscal management and operational success of the program
  • Oversee organization and structure of Review and Selection committee service, managing timelines, correspondence, and tools to provide meaningful and straightforward committee service and effective assessment of applicants
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, Helen Diller Family Foundation Programs, lead the implementation of TOA’s marketing and communications strategies 
  • Manage execution and planning of awards ceremony (in-person or virtual) and all related events. Negotiate contracts with and manage work of vendors including all logistical details for the awards ceremony
  • Assist in the development of pre-ceremony programming for recipients and program alumni the weekend preceding the awards ceremony 

Management & Relationships: 

  • Serve as the direct supervisor for Program Coordinator and the Marketing and Outreach Manager positions
  • Serve as the direct relationship manager for all lay leaders (Co-Chairs, Review and Selection committee members) 
  • Support and provide guidance for the Helen Diller Jewish Educator Awards (a program of and partnership with the Jewish Community Federation)
  • With the support of the Federation’s Human Resources (HR) department, oversee HR matters for all employees


  • BA in a related field required, with a graduate degree preferred 


  • 10+ years with increasing responsibility in program management, strategic visioning/planning, and supervision
  • Proven record of successful senior management experience within the non-profit sector, with previous experience within a Jewish communal organization preferred 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead teams and lay leadership through a significant programmatic expansion process
  • Possess the ability to expand a national professional network of contacts in the Jewish community 
  • Understanding of and investment in Jewish values and in-depth knowledge of modern trends in Jewish life  
  • Familiarity will variety of online management and organizational tools, including but not limited to Slack, Salesforce, Asana.
  • Up-to-date computer and online skills, with the ability to employ technology for program innovation 


Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is housed within The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. Staff members are employed by the Federation.


Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits — medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.

The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to employment equity throughout all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, sex, orientation, ethnicity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.



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