Professionals who work at Hillel feel a sense of pride in their work, drawing on knowledge and experience to create a welcoming environment and meaningful experiences which highlight the richness that is the Jewish tradition.
“Any time I come back from meeting with a student, I’m always reassured what the possibilities are. About the work that I’m doing today, sometimes I won’t see the benefit tomorrow or the day after; but I know that in ten years, I will feel comfortable that the Jewish world is in good hands. They [the students] will have had experiences that will help to evolve the community and the Jewish world in a positive way.”
Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman, Director, Berkeley Hillel
People who come to the Hillel family have the opportunity to grow as professionals, as Jews, and as human beings.
“No other Jewish or secular organization I have found can provide the diversity of tasks, opportunities for professional growth, and personal fulfillment that Hillel provides. In the course of a day I can engage with lay-leadership, strategize with my peers, be mentored by successful professionals, and talk about life, careers and Judaism with students. This organization has invested in my growth and I look forward to giving back. To put it simply, I love the work I do with Hillel.”
Matt Vogel, Executive Director, Hillel at Baruch
Hillel environments are filled with energy and excitement as professionals work closely together to build a community in which students can thrive.
“Having students right outside one’s door means that every day is exciting, no day is repetitive and boredom is unheard of…Being able to work with young people and helping them create strong professional work ethics is a pleasure and an honor.”
Susannah Sagan, Associate Director, Ohio State University Hillel
At Hillel, there is a culture of collaboration and creativity. Every professional is valued and recognized. Professionals from all walks of life come together to work toward Hillel’s core mission of enriching the lives of Jewish students.
“What’s unique about Hillel is that you have the opportunity to bring anything to the table. It’s an organization that likes to innovate, isn’t afraid to take risks, and it’s not the same old thing all the time. To have the opportunity to collaborate in my different roles with really talented individuals is very exciting. There have been really exceptional people I’ve met and had the opportunity to work with. I’ve had wonderful supervisors who have pushed me in different ways to grow. In addition to caring about me as a professional, they cared about me as a person.”
Kerry Newman, Development Director, Hillel at Binghamton
Below are some suggested documents to read before applying to work at Hillel:
Hillel's Strategic Plan (PDF File 1.19 Mb)
Hillel's 2011 Annual Report (PDF File 6.93 Mb)
Journeying Through Jewish Life: An article by Wayne L. Firestone and Beth Cousens (PDF File 864 Kb)
Hillel's Journey: Distinctively Jewish, Universally Human (PDF File 953 Kb)
Hillel's Success Factors (PDF File 104 Kb)
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