Diller is seeking a dynamic, values-driven senior education leader who brings a passion for social action, identity-building, and Jewish pluralism and Peoplehood, and a proven record of successful outcomes and impact within experiential education.
Remote/United States (with a preference for Diller Teen Fellows US-based partner community)
Diller Teen Fellows is recognized as a premier identity-building and leadership development program for Jewish teens. Established in San Francisco in 1998 by the Helen Diller Family Foundation, the program provides a cutting-edge model for experiencing Jewish pluralism and Peoplehood.
Today, Diller has 32 participating communities in seven countries; each community selects a cohort of twenty teens to participate in the yearlong Fellowship experience. Diller’s network of 6,000 alumni leaders is actively engaged in making a difference in their communities, Israel, and the Jewish people.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
The Education Director, North America & International (“Educational Director”), will lead all curricular deliverables for the Fellowship program, working closely with a counterpart based in Israel (Education Director, Israel) and a 6+ member education team to develop, train, implement, and evaluate the Diller Teen Fellows curriculum, including workshops, weekend retreats and immersive travel elements.
The work of the Education Director will advance three core outcomes for Fellows:
- Form stronger Jewish identities and continue a lifelong exploration of their culture, history, and heritage;
- Become empowered teens, equipped to discover their own leadership journey; and
- Become leaders of tikkun olam / social action, viewing it as their responsibility and opportunity to make the world a better place.
The Education Director will directly supervise two professionals and have a significant role in the continued implementation of the recently completed Diller Teen Fellows Evolution Plan, specifically the advancement and solidification of a new educational roadmap and “Diller-style programming.”
The role will report to Hadas Nir, Senior Fellowship Director of Diller Teen Fellows International, and will work in close partnership with the Education Director, Israel, and Diller’s team of Program Specialists.
Curriculum Development, Implementation & Growth
- Drive the ongoing creation, maintenance, adaptation, and expansion of the Diller Teen Fellows curriculum.
- Develop and deliver experiential trainings for Coordinators and Diller International staff.
- Develop and curate content for Diller seminars for staff, partners, and teens.
- Work closely with all Program Specialists/Mentors in North America and Israel on curriculum implementation in partner communities.
- Identify and build relationships with external experts in the field and partner organizations to enhance the Fellowship and professional development opportunities.
- Partner with the Alumni Engagement team to engage and connect alumni with the Fellowship experience.
- Regularly assess the balance of global Diller education deliverables with local community needs and response to current events.
- Advise colleagues in other Heller Diller Family Foundation programs around educational deliverables throughout the year.
CORE VALUES & COMPETENCIES
The Education Director, North America, will bring 10+ years of experience within the Jewish education sector with a proven record of successful education leadership, facilitation, training, and teen program development experience. Prior experience working with individuals and institutions in Israel is preferred.
The successful candidate will be:
- A forward-thinking Jewish educator – passionate about Jewish pluralism and Peoplehood and eager to explore these concepts with next generation leaders.
- A bold and thoughtful leader– unafraid to take risks and able to empower and inspire others.
- A natural collaborator – demonstrated ability to lead and contribute to a team of diverse, creative, and committed professionals.
- A resourceful and solution-oriented facilitator – effectively utilize cutting- edge experiential education practices, including virtual learning platforms, tools, and materials.
BA in a related field required, with a graduate degree preferred.
Domestic and international travel approximately 20%, including up to three weeks in Israel each summer (length of travel is negotiable).
How To Apply
Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.
*The Federation requires COVID-19 vaccination for new hires.
ADDITIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION
Diller Teen Fellows is housed within The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Foundation(the Federation) of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties. North American-based 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.