JCC Greater Boston Diller Teen Fellows Program Director

JCC Greater Boston | Newton, MA, United States

Posted Date 4/15/2022

This is a unique, high impact role for someone with a passion for developing and traveling with Jewish youth. The Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for twenty 10th - 11th graders. It is a global twelve month program with a strong history of success in the local community. The Program Director serves as a mentor, educator, and catalyst to the expansive growth this program offers. The Program Director is also responsible for managing all program logistics including national and international collaboration. This a full time position with the majority of the work taking place in Newton .

JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston core values - Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation - which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.

Over the course of the fellowship, the twenty local Diller Teen Fellows are supported as they explore:  Jewish identity development, leadership skills development, Israel-Diaspora (Jewish people outside of Israel) connections, community service/tikkun olam, an exploration of Jewish Peoplehood and learning within a pluralistic environment. In parallel, a peer group of students in Israel is exploring the same subjects.  The program culminates with a three-week summer seminar in Israel that brings all Diller Teens (from around the world) together for an intensive and immersive experience. The group also participates in twelve five-hour Sunday workshops, 2 weekend retreats, 2 full-day workshops and a ten-day spring seminar in Boston, during which the Israeli teens visit with their peers and learn about the Boston Jewish community.  



Fostering Learning

  • Provide mentorship and guidance to twenty program participants
  • 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 
  • Create a dynamic, fun and impactful learning environment which fosters individual reflection and greater global understanding.


Curriculum and Facilitation

  • Develop and lead scheduled workshops and retreats throughout the year in accordance with the Diller mission, vision, and goals.  Ongoing curriculum development and program evaluation that responds to the unique needs of our cohort community.
  • Design, co-lead, and supervise, in partnership with Israeli partner Coordinator, seminars in local community and in Israel 


Program Management

  • Manage the marketing, recruitment, interviewing and participant selection process (working in collaboration with other local organizations) 
  • Plan and manage all logistics related to workshops and retreats, service learning projects, Israel education, and travel planning. Supervise 2 Junior Counselors and a Program Intern. 
  • Manage program budget including income and expense tracking. Support families, in partnership with the Business Office, to stay up to date with their fee and payment expectations.Manage annual allocation and ensure that it in sync with the needs and expectations of the JCC Diller budget. 


Global Partnerships

  • Coordinate with other Diller staff on program development, best practices, and partnerships, as applicable
  • Active participation in local, national and international conference calls and professional development seminars 



  • BA in Education, Psychology, Social Work, Jewish Studies, or related field; MA preferred 
  • 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 
  • Experience developing and leading programming addressing Jewish identity development, youth leadership development, community service, and Israel education 
  • Understanding of and appreciation for Israeli culture. Beginning-intermediate understanding of Israeli history, politics, and geography 
  • Administrative and management skills including budget management, scheduling, and communications management 
  • Experience in experiential education, group facilitation, program development and/or management 
  • Availability to some 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. 
  • Ability to collaborate in an international partnership and to work with and contribute to an international peer network of Diller Teen Fellow Coordinators 
  • JCC Greater Boston requires that new employees be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at time of hire. The JCC will consider requests for medical or religious exemption that do not pose undue hardship or a direct threat to health or safety.



  • Ability to travel globally with youth, maintaining a safe and supportive environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Ability to lead classroom and non-classroom (e.g. field trips) learning experiences for full multi-day programs



JCC Greater Boston values include: Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation. The agency provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including: Early Learning Centers, summer camps, health and wellness programs, family engagement programs and cultural activities. The JCC is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background.

Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:

  • creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships,
  • welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston,
  • supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life,
  • nourishing minds, bodies, and spirits through dynamic, innovative, and accessible experiences, and 
  • ?expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as whole.



JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff and children very seriously. Over 99% of our staff have been vaccinated. We have aligned all of our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. Our practices include ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, and use of face coverings when appropriate to promote the health of our staff and program participants.



JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a great team, in a thriving, dynamic organization which is devoted to community building and lasting impact, please contact please apply by sending your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]




Salary56000.00 - 68000.00 Annual
Full Time
Director | Education - Other | Jewish Studies Director | Youth Groups Advisor
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