Program Associate, SF Diller Teen Fellows
WFH Flexible San Francisco, CA
Job Type

Reports to Managing Director, Community Impact


As a center for Jewish philanthropy, the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation) mobilizes assets to support the most pressing issues of our time, while building and sustaining thriving Jewish communities in the Bay Area, Israel and beyond for generations to come. We inspire personal and collaborative philanthropy, and facilitate grantmaking, impact lending, and advocacy to make the world a better place.

With our work guided by Jewish values, the Federation operates as a community foundation, partnering with individuals and families to implement their charitable visions as well as to connect and strengthen the Jewish non-profit sector. In 2022, the Federation granted and loaned more than $245 million, making it the single largest funder of Jewish causes in the state of California. Learn more about us.

The Federation is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual with a variety of skill sets who wants to join a team working to build a new model of 21st century and next generation Federation engagement. 


Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for 11th graders designed to inspire and promote engagement and leadership among Jewish youth. This international program began in San Francisco in 1998 and has since expanded to include 32 communities across seven countries in North and South America, South Africa, Australia, Europe, and Israel. The program is sponsored locally by the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Federation.\


Over the course of the 12-month program, Diller Teen Fellows engage in:

  • Jewish identity building
  • 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 region of Israel. Fellows participate in a yearlong experience that includes:

  • 13 Sunday workshops
  • 3 weekend retreats/Shabbatonim Tikkun olam/social action projects
  • A ten-day hosting opportunity of Israeli peers as the Upper Galilee cohort visits the Bay Area
  • A 3-week Israel Summer Seminar bringing all Fellows from seven countries together for a fun and immersive experience.


The Program Associate is a regular, part-time Federation employee, responsible for supporting the Diller Fellows Program Coordinator in executing an array of administrative duties. This includes staffing events, prepping materials, organizing logistics, supporting teens in related work, and recruitment assistance.  The Program Associate will participate in regular meetings to fully understand the work and goals of the Diller Fellows Program and to be trained on their duties each month. In addition to the day-to-day work at JCF, this position will attend and support a three-week summer seminar in Israel.

*Note: Average 10 hours per week, variable schedule. 


  • Staff Sunday Meetings and weekend retreats to assist with program logistics and supervision of teens.
  • Assist in meeting prep (logistics, supplies, speakers, materials, etc.).
  • Attend three-week summer seminar in Israel.
  • Supervision of teens in programs and on trips.
  • Participate in regular meetings with Program Coordinator and Junior Counselors.
  • Act as facilitator for educational activities, as needed.
  • Assist with recruitment logistics and interviews.
  • Assist with other special projects as needed delegated by Program Coordinator.


  • Experience working with teens.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances, needs, hours.
  • Extremely organized and able to multi-task.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team player, professionally with colleagues and in working with teens.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, effective communicator. Experience facilitating group discussions – preferred.
  • Proficient with technology.
  • All Federation employees working with teens will be required to pass a background check and will be fingerprinted.
  • Must possess a U.S. passport and/or appropriate visa allowing international travel.
  • Valid California driver’s license – preferred.
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for the Jewish community, its customs and practices – preferred.


The Federation views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a company culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible talent pool to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values. The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary Description
$20.00/per hour