Program Assistant, Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards

Program Director, Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards


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 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.


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 outstanding volunteer tikkun olam leadership. Each recipient is awarded $36,000 to further their tikkun olam project or to help support their education.

The program’s annual cycle is comprised of several phases: promotion and processing nominations and applications, managing committees and committee evaluation process, planning annual Awards events, and year-round engagement of past recipients and key stakeholders.

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is a program of the Helen Diller Family Foundation, a supporting foundation of the Jewish Community Federation of and Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.


The Program Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and program support, as well as organizing and coordinating operations under the direction of the Program Director. Key responsibilities include general administration, managing online and software platforms, and contributing to year-round project management.



  • Contribute to year-round project management, utilizing Asana.
  • Provide general administrative support to Program Director, and other team members as needed. 
  • Work with colleagues to ensure accurate and timely budget tracking, reconciliation, payment requests, reimbursements, vendor contracts, Award disbursements, etc.
  • Maintain current contact information for committee members and alumni (Raiser’s Edge / Salesforce / Airtable).
  • Supervise summer interns and/or temporary assistants (on an as needed basis).


  • Manage the intake process of nominations, applications, and references in Salesforce.
  • Collect and analyze application data, generating statistical reports for the review and selection process.
  • Manage the creation and digital distribution of applicant materials for committee members.
  • Perform due diligence investigation/vetting of a subset of award applicants to help clarify veracity and details of their projects.


  • Coordinate meeting logistics, video conferencing technology, and materials preparation.
  • Serve as a key partner coordinating Awards weekend events, ownership of key logistics (event catering, transportation, hotel reservations, etc.).
  • Research, develop and maintain guest lists for all Awards events using Raiser’s Edge.


  • Produce general correspondence, letters, mailings, etc.
  • Help manage communications with committee members, applicants, nominators, event guests, etc.
  • Manage applicant reminder email system, sending application status and deadline reminders and notifications to non-Awardees.
  • Respond to general inquiries about the program


  • Manage the Awards website (Wordpress) in partnership with professional technical support when required.
  • Ensure database maintenance and produce periodic program reports.
  • Manage Salesforce consultant projects and maintain a healthy database with an eye for improvements.


  • 2+ years related professional experience



  • Excellent organizational and project planning/management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and high degree of integrity.


  • Strong computer skills required, including MS Office Suite, particularly Excel experience.
  • Database management experience.
  • Salesforce and WordPress experience strongly preferred.
  • HTML and Raiser’s Edge a plus.


We are currently accepting applications for this position.  If interested in applying, please send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to

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. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace.



Human Resources
The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards 
Jewish Community Federation
121 Steuart Street
San Francisco, CA 94105