Managing Director

Diller Teen Fellows

POSITION

Managing Director

ORGANIZATION

Diller Teen Fellows

dillerteenfellows.org

LOCATION

Remote/United States (with a preference for Diller Teen Fellows US-based partner community)

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Managing Director, a newly re-envisioned position, will serve as the senior day-to-day leader of the Diller Teen Fellows (“Diller”) program. This individual will collaborate with fellow senior leaders of Diller Teen Fellows and the Helen Diller Family Foundation Programs to drive innovation, ensure operational excellence, and maximize overall programmatic impact.

The Managing Director will directly supervise three professionals with a larger team of 20 and manage relationships with partner communities and key stakeholders. This role will report the Executive Director, Helen Diller Family Foundation Programs, with a dotted line to the Deputy Executive Director, Helen Diller Family Foundation Programs.

Key responsibilities include:

Leadership & Strategy:

  • Work with fellow senior leaders to continue the implementation of the Diller Teen Fellows Evolution Plan (completed in 2021), ensuring programmatic and operational excellence as well as measurable impact across North America, in Israel, and beyond through the International Diller Teen Fellows program.
  • Oversee fiscal management, safety and security, and day-to-day operational success of the program.
  • Serve as a central public representative of Diller Teen Fellows, representing the program in the larger Jewish community and teen education space.
  • Working with Diller’s Education Team, help guide Diller’s approach to education, impact, and evaluation, continually assessing and addressing challenges and successes.
  • Maintain and model consistent staff culture, ensuring staff members are adhering to communal standards while seeking opportunities to celebrate individual and group accomplishments.

Management & Organizational Culture

  • Motivate and supervise Diller International senior staff members, including: Senior Fellowship Director and Senior Director of Operations (both based in Israel), as well as the North American Program Assistant (based in San Francisco). Possibility of additional direct reports.
  • Inspire and help mentor all Diller International staff through the modeling of staff culture support for and creation of professional development opportunities.
  • Partner with senior leadership to ensure a positive, collaborative, and highly productive organizational culture, for staff, partners, and program participants. 

Partnerships & External Relations:

  • Develop and foster relationships with high-impact program partners including cutting-edge institutions, subject-matter experts, and inspirational changemakers.
  • Serve as the direct relationship manager for North American and International (outside of Israel) partner communities.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director of Helen Diller Family Foundation Programs, lead the implementation of Diller’s marketing and communications strategies to ensure optimal brand awareness and engagement.

CORE VALUES & COMPETENCIES:

Diller is seeking a dynamic, outcomes-driven senior leader and manager who brings a passion for social action, identity-building, and Jewish pluralism and Peoplehood.

Key Professional Experience and Personal Attributes Include:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience developing and managing programs, with an understanding of and appreciation for experiential education.
  • Deep programmatic and management expertise from a Jewish communal nonprofit organization preferred; prior experience working with individuals and institutions in Israel a plus.
  • A seasoned, results-oriented leader and manager with a collaborative and inclusive approach to management and decision-making.
  • Strong partnership and relationship building skills as well as a skilled and persuasive communicator.
  • A natural collaborator and consensus-builder with experience working with fellow senior leaders around shared goals who consistently demonstrates sound judgement.
  • A passion for youth programming, Israel and engaging and developing socially conscious leaders.

EDUCATION: BA in a related field required, with a graduate degree preferred.

TRAVEL: Typically, domestic and international travel 20% of the time, including up to three weeks in Israel each summer, 3-4 annual seminars and staff meetings in various locations, and domestic visits to partner communities. Note: Diller Teen Fellows employees are currently working remotely with very limited travel. Diller is regularly updating its travel guidelines in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions.

ABOUT DILLER TEEN FELLOWS:

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.

Diller Teen Fellows program is an immersive leadership program inviting a select group of Jewish 10th and 11th graders from 6 continents and 32 communities to step up, lead their communities, and repair the world.

Today, Diller is in 32 communities across 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 global Jewish community.

ADDITIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION:

Diller Teen Fellows is housed within The Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (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.

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume or nominations in confidence to:

Diller@SandlerSearch.org

 

Diller Teen Fellows is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.