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Miami Diller Teen Fellows Program Coordinator



Sponsored by the Helen Diller Family Foundation and the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education, a subsidiary of Greater Miami Jewish Federation, the Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for 10th and 11th graders designed to inspire and promote leadership among Jewish youth. Over the course of the 12-month fellowship, Diller Teen Fellows focus on Jewish identity development, leadership skills development, Israel-Diaspora connections, community service and tikkun olam.


Currently, Miami is offering this program to its 6th cohort of teens. Each year, 20 Diller Teen Fellows are selected and paired with 20 Diller Teen Fellows in Yerucham, Israel (Miami’s partnership community). The two groups participate in a parallel curriculum that includes:

·         Monthly Sunday workshops

·         2 weekend Shabbatonim (retreats) - A ten day spring seminar in Miami during which the Israeli teens visit with their North American peers and learn about the Miami Jewish community (including a third weekend Shabbaton)

·         A three-week summer seminar in Israel that brings the North American and Israeli teens together for a second intensive and immersive experience July 2019 (Candidates may have the opportunities to travel with the current Diller Miami group for this year’s summer seminar in July 2018). Ideal start date July 1, 2018.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION (included but not limited to):

·         Develop and lead scheduled workshops and retreats throughout the year in accordance with the Diller mission, vision and goals

·         Provide mentorship and guidance to 20 program participants, 2 Junior Counselors and additional staff

·         Manage the marketing, recruitment, interviewing and selection process for 20 participants for each upcoming program year

·         Design, co-lead, and supervise, in partnership with Israeli Yerucham Coordinator, seminars in Miami and in Israel

·         Ongoing curriculum development and program evaluation in coordination with Diller program guidance

·         Budget management with assistance from department head and administrative support

·         Active participation in local Diller Teen Fellows Advisory Committee meetings

·         Active participation in national and international conference calls and professional development seminars, including three seminars throughout the year (these seminars require travel outside of Miami)

·         Promote the program locally in collaboration with other local organizations

·         Engage parents of participating teens and local program alumni in focused ways that help them understand and contribute to the experience their teens are having

·         Plan and manage all logistics related to workshops and retreats, service learning projects, Israel education and travel planning

·         Report to supervisor regularly regarding the progress and process of the program

·         Communicate with Diller alumni to follow up on their Jewish journeys

·         Other duties as assigned by the supervisor



·         BA in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Jewish Studies, or related field

·         Experience developing and leading youth programs that address Jewish identity development, leadership development, community service, and Israel education

·         Experience in experiential or informal education, group facilitation, program development and/or management


·         Proven success developing personal connections with and mentoring Jewish teens

·         Passionate about Jewish youth work

·         Understanding of and appreciation for Israeli culture, preferably having spent time in Israel and at least a beginning-intermediate understanding of Israeli history, politics, and

·         Knowledge of the Miami and/or the 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

·         Ability to work in a setting that values pluralistic approaches to Judaism and a strong culture of teamwork

·         Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills

·         Knowledge of current research and trends in the field of Jewish experiential education and teen engagement

·         Ability to collaborate in an international partnership and to work with and contribute to an international peer network of Diller Teen Fellow Coordinators

·         Availability to 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.


Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits included.



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