Reports to Managing Director, Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards
The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award, a program of the Helen Diller Family Foundation, annually recognizes and awards up to 15 exceptional Jewish teens from California and across the United States. Teens are recognized for their leadership of initiatives that make the world a better place. Recipients are awarded $36,000 each to support their education or to further their social impact.
Helen Diller created the awards in San Francisco in 2007, expanding in 2012 to include Awardees from across the United State. Past recipients of the Award continue to connect in a network of alumni who support each other’s work and impact.
The Program Manager is a strategic team member who manages outreach, partnerships, and various elements of the Awards program cycle for the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards program. The Program Manager will lead outreach to key organizations across the US, including Jewish institutions and youth-serving organizations, and manage an outreach strategy to maintain and build relationships in service of promoting nominations and applications. The process of attracting applications and nominations requires developing institutional relationships with national and statewide (within California) networks as well as expanding into new networks relevant to Diller’s work. The Program Manager will develop outreach communications and materials for distribution to national organizations and lead a part-time and seasonal outreach team to reach local communities.
The Program Manager will collaborate and provide support for the year-round Awards program including in-person and virtual events and working directly with teens during the Awards selection process.
- Managing and executing outreach and partnership strategies for the purpose of receiving nominations and applications of highly qualified, diverse teens through phone calls, emails, and mailings.
- Develop and maintain key partnerships within the Jewish and secular communities while expanding the program’s current scope of partnerships.
- Prepare and distribute materials including copy for templates, emails, and other outreach and marketing purposes.
- Liaise with external agencies, and consultants to ensure accurate language and brand representation.
- Update and maintain analytical data pertaining to outreach in order to analyze and present new trends and opportunities.
- Support the annual Awards program by assisting with due diligence of candidates during the review and selection process, and by helping to manage in-person and virtual events.
- Work with the Managing Director and Social Media Manager on annual marketing strategy for unpaid and paid marketing campaigns to sustain and increase the number of qualified and diverse nominees and applicants.
- Provide support to teen applicants, nominators, and alumni with their efforts, as needed.
QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES)
- 5 to 7 years of program management experience within the non-profit sector, including managing partnerships and some outreach.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field
- Working knowledge of the Jewish community, Jewish communal organizations, teen programs, and Jewish traditions, with a strong preference for previous experience working in the Jewish non-profit space. Experience or interest in working with teens or youth development, preferred.
- Proven project management experience with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently with flexibility.
- Excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with partners in the field, particularly in the Jewish community.
- Excellent writing, composition, grammar, and editing skills and some experience writing external-facing materials.
- Supervision experience relating to a team of temporary staff and/or summer interns.
- Experience with the following systems-related tools: Salesforce (Pardot knowledge a plus), Airtable, and MS Office Suite. Knowledge of Adobe, Illustrator and Canva is helpful.
- Strong organizational abilities including meeting deadlines and managing multiple projects simultaneously.
- Empathy and drive to learn about and understand the Jewish value of tikkun olam (repairing the world) and the teen voice.
Position can be remote within the United States. Strong preference for San Fransico Bay Area where the position will be hybrid between office and work from home.
ADDITIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION: 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, though many work remotely in other communities.
Diller Teen Fellows is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.
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.