Program Associate, Diller Teen Fellows San Francisco

REPORTS TO: Diller Teen Fellows Coordinator


The Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for 11th graders designed to inspire and promote Jewish engagement and leadership among Jewish youth. This international program began in San Francisco 20 years ago and has since expanded to include 32 communities across North and South America, South Africa, Australia, Europe, and Israel. The program is sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Federation.


Over the course of the 12-month program, Diller Teen Fellows focus on:

  • Jewish identity development
  • Leadership skills development
  • Israel exploration and connection
  • Community service and tikkun olam

Each year, 20 Bay Area teens are selected to participate in the program in parallel with 20 Diller Teen Fellows in the Upper Galilee. The two groups participate in a curriculum which includes:

  • 15 Sunday workshops
  • 3 weekend retreats/Shabbatonim
  • A ten-day Bay Area visit by 20 Israeli teens from the Upper Galilee to learn about the local Jewish community
  • A 3-week Israel Summer Seminar bringing North American and Israeli teens together for an intensive and immersive experience (July 3- 24, 2023)


The Diller Teen Fellows Second Staff will serve as a local support for the San Francisco cohort throughout the year. This staff member will assist the Diller Teen Coordinator in planning, implementing and running programming both locally and throughout the Israel Summer Seminar during the summer 2023. This position is intended for Diller alumni who may be a student at a local university or college.

This role is expected to work in a hybrid work environment (10% administrative duties online & 90% in person during the various workshops).


A local program associate will be selected for a voluntarily, educational role that will serve as a local support for a Diller cohort throughout the year. This person will also gain development as an agent of change and an active member of the Diller Teen Fellows global alumni network.


The program associate will assist and supplement the local Program Coordinator by actively participating in the annual, educational and empowerment processes of the local staff and group, including chaperoning local and abroad seminars. Through administrative and logistical support, the program associate will role model professionalism and accessibility.


  • Provide ongoing administrative and logistical support for all Diller Teen Fellows San Francisco programs
  • Lead fellows through pre-planned programs during workshops and Shabbatonim (weekend retreats)
  • Act as a role model for the Junior Counselors and Diller Teen Fellows
  • Encourage social responsibility through modeling and conversation
  • Create close, interpersonal relationships with the staff and the fellows
  • Partner with Coordinator to ensure health and safety of participants
  • Attend staff meetings once or twice a month
  • Additional tasks as needed that support the logistical and programmatic elements of the fellowship


  • High School Diploma 
  • Preferably a Diller Teen Fellows alumni
  • Demonstrates excellent ability to form personal connections
  • Shows strength in self-awareness and ability to reflect on performance
  • Desire to continue in personal growth and development
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Wants to deepen connection between themselves and their Jewish identity as well as Jewish communities worldwide
  • Has the ability to work as part of a team and take initiative when necessary 
  • Willing to adapt to various challenges, leadership styles, and program changes
  • Possesses self-management techniques and tools and can carry out tasks without close supervision 
  • Applicants must be 21 years of age or older 
  • Must be available nights and weekends
  • Must be willing to work overtime as hours will vary weekly
  • Must have a valid U.S. Passport and able to travel internationally 
  • Must be willing to get a background check and live scan fingerprinting


  • Ongoing administrative/logistical support (2-4 hours weekly – hours will fluctuate)
  • Attendance at 12 Sunday workshops throughout the year
  • Staff team bonding event, to be coordinated based on staff team schedules
  • Jewish Identity Shabbaton (11/4/22- 11/6/22)
  • Leadership Shabbaton (2/3/23-2/5/23)
  • Jewish Community Mifgash (3/25/23-4/3/23)
  • Israel Summer Seminar (7/3/23-7/24/23)
  • Local Family Orientation for JCM (3/5/23)
  • Local Family Orientation for ISS (6/18/23) 

Compensation range: $20.00-$25.00/hour for administrative work and workshops, $250 stipend per Shabbaton and a $1500 stipend for the Israel Summer Seminar trip

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

WHAT WE OFFER Excellent benefits — including medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.

*The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires.

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.

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