San Francisco Diller Teen Fellows Program Coordinator

Reports to Director, Leadership Development


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 is looking for highly motivated and qualified individuals with a variety of skill sets who want to join a team working to build a new model of 21st century and next generation Federation engagement. We are especially interested in candidates who are committed to excellence, forward-thinking, open-minded, willing to take risks, and model a positive attitude that inspires confidence.


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 Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Over the course of the 15 month program, Diller Teen Fellows focus on:

  • Jewish identity development
  • Leadership skills development
  • Israel-Diaspora connections
  • Community service and tikkun olam

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

  • Fourteen  Sunday workshops
  • 2 weekend retreats/Shabbatonim
  • 2 overnights
  • A ten-day spring seminar in the Bay Area during which the Israeli teens visit with their North American peers and learn about the local Jewish community
  • A three-week summer seminar in Israel that brings the North American and Israeli teens together for a second intensive and immersive experience


  • Manage ongoing curriculum development and evaluation
  • Develop and lead scheduled workshops and retreats throughout the year in accordance with the Diller mission, vision, and goals and in alignment with defined Diller curriculum, content, and outcomes
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to 20 program participants, 2 Junior Counselors, and 1 senior counselor
  • Promote the program in collaboration with other local organizations including the Federation’s Teen Foundation
  • Manage the marketing, recruitment, interviewing and selection of 20 participants each program year
  • Design, co-lead, and supervise, in partnership with Israeli Upper Galilee Coordinator, seminars in San Francisco and in Israel
  • Plan and manage all logistics related to workshops and retreats, service learning projects, Israel education and travel planning
  • Manage program budget
  • Participate in and help lead local Diller Teen Fellows Advisory Committee meetings
  • Participate actively in national and international conference calls and professional development seminars
  • Engage parents of participating teens to help them understand and contribute to their teens’ experience
  • Engage program alumni in ways that leverage and further the impact of their program experience


  • BA in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Jewish Studies, or related field; MA in a related field preferred
  • Experience developing and leading programming addressing Jewish identity development, youth leadership development, community service, and Israel education
  • Experience in experiential education, group facilitation, program development and/or management


  • Proven success developing personal connections with and mentoring Jewish teens
  • Understanding of and appreciation for Israeli culture, preferably including extended time in Israel and at least a beginning-intermediate understanding of Israeli history, politics, and community
  • Knowledge of the San Francisco and/or North American Jewish community and prior experience working collaboratively with community professionals
  • Strong facilitation, education, organization, and communication skills required to effectively interact with, lead, and inspire a diverse body of teens, parents, community leaders and staff, as well as to effectively collaborate with partner agency staff
  • Administrative and management skills including budget management, scheduling, and communications management
  • Basic knowledge of Hebrew
  • Availability to some work nights and weekends, including travel to Israel for 3 weeks during the summer as well as additional travel during the year to a variety of conferences and trainings

We offer:

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.



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