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291666 <![CDATA[Senior Jewish Educator - North Carolina Hillel]]> North Carolina Hillel seeks a dynamic educator to join our team, helping us inspire Jewish students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (“Carolina”), one of the premier public universities in the country. Carolina attracts the best and brightest students and is known for its exceptional blend of rigorous academics, spirited campus community, and thoughtful, engaged student body.

The Senior Jewish Educator (SJE) is a new position for North Carolina Hillel and will play a central role in crafting the Jewish educational vision and implementation strategy for UNC Hillel. Although North Carolina Hillel builds Jewish campus life across the state, the SJE will focus on UNC Chapel Hill, mentoring Jewish students as they take the most critical steps on their Jewish journeys and guiding colleagues in becoming more skilled Jewish educators.

The ideal candidate lives and models a passionately Jewish life, has ordination from HUC-JIR, is an entrepreneurial change agent and possesses an extremely high EQ and a great sense of humor. The SJE is responsible for ensuring meaningful and diverse opportunities for Jewish expression, identifying and cultivating student leaders, and consistently promoting a welcoming and lively pluralistic Jewish community.

 

What you’re great at
• Sharing your deep well of Jewish knowledge in ways that are engaging and relevant for emerging adults;
• Drawing on your background in informal Jewish education to teach others how to create the most effective opportunities for meaningful Jewish experiences;
• Finding ways to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere;
• Figuring out what makes people tick, and applying that knowledge to strategically help connect them to opportunities that match their passions and interests;
• Using your Jewish story as a model and learning opportunity for others, and being comfortable talking about your own experiences wrestling with Judaism;
• Listening to what people are saying, while also understanding what they’re not saying;
• Empowering others to create their own meaningful Jewish experiences; and
• Bringing an entrepreneurial energy to everything you do, thinking strategically, creatively and “BIG.”

 

What you’ll bring to the job
• Rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion;
• An approachable, dynamic and engaging personality with outstanding interpersonal skills;
• Demonstrated success working in informal Jewish educational formats, ideally with young adults (Hillel, camping, etc.);
• A passion for building pluralistic Jewish communities and creating a welcoming, vibrant and deeply enriching Jewish campus environment;
• Both a strong team orientation and the initiative of a self-starter;
• A strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations that don’t turn out as expected;
• Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically in order to reach goals;
• Comfort with analyzing and reporting on metrics from your work; and
• Social media savviness.

 

As a Senior Jewish Educator, a typical day may include
• Having coffee with a few students you met during the first week of classes;
• Planning the curriculum for an upcoming Jewish learning series;
• Collaborating with the Executive Director and Associate Director to develop UNC Hillel’s Jewish educational vision;
• One-on-one Jewish learning with a member of Hillel’s staff team; and
• Supervising Hillel’s student engagement intern team, learning and strategizing together.

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow
Jewish engagement and education
• Lead the development of a comprehensive Jewish educational vision and implementation plan for UNC Hillel, in partnership with the Executive Director and Associate Director;
• Cultivate one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and connect them to Jewish life;
• Mentor students in their Jewish growth through group leadership seminars and one-on-one meetings and cultivate a Jewish community that is caring, diverse, welcoming and actively inclusive;
• Oversee student visioning and implementation of Shabbat and holiday celebrations, both at Hillel and across campus; and
• Create and maintain strategic partnerships with the University community, including with other leaders in the Campus Ministries Association.

 

Initiative planning and implementation
• Guide UNC Hillel student leaders in connecting with uninvolved students, creating Jewish networks across campus and exploring ways to create Jewish experiences that are both relevant and impactful in their lives;
• Develop new and innovative approaches to deepening the knowledge and experience of Carolina’s Jewish students;
• Participate as a member of the Hillel staff team in major programs; and
• Track and evaluate progress to show growth.

 

Supervision and professional growth
• Participate in weekly professional supervision with the Associate Director and weekly staff meetings;
• Guide ongoing Jewish learning and growth for other staff members; and
• Participate in semi-annual reviews to consider successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth, and to ensure the cultivation of skills and resources necessary to succeed.

 

What you’ll get out of it
• Great professional development, mentoring and skill building opportunities;
• Independent and hands-on work with amazing students in an exciting, start-up environment;
• A network of outstanding colleagues from across the Hillel movement;
• Domestic and international travel opportunities;
• Unlimited paid coffee dates with students;
• Flexible work hours;
• Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave; and
• Competitive salary.

 

About North Carolina Hillel
North Carolina Hillel's mission is to provide students at North Carolina’s public universities with opportunities to strengthen their Jewish identities. We do this by creating community; inspiring social justice and intellectual and spiritual growth; and deepening student connections to the Jewish people and the world.

North Carolina Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

About UNC Chapel Hill
Chartered in 1789, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was the first state university to open its doors to students in the United States. The 729-acre campus features tree lined green spaces, buildings on the National Historic Registry, brick walkways and Greek revival architecture. Carolina is consistently listed at the top of the many rankings of US public colleges and universities. In addition, Carolina is regularly cited as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

 

About Chapel Hill
You should be impressed, but not just because of UNC’s tremendous school spirit. Chapel Hill has been nicknamed “The Southern Part of Heaven,” offering the best in small town living, along with a distinctly cosmopolitan flavor. Hailed as "America's Foodiest Small Town" by Bon Appetit Magazine, several of Chapel Hill’s restaurants have been featured by national media outlets, including the Food Network and Food & Wine Magazine. The Triangle, which includes Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham, is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the South, and routinely ranks at or near the top of “quality of life” lists.

The Chapel Hill/Durham community is also a great place to be Jewish. The 7,000 plus Jewish population has been showing a yearly growth rate of 8% and behaves like a community much larger. This vibrant Jewish community includes seven congregations (including Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist and Humanistic), a new Jewish Community Center and The Sandra E. Lerner Jewish Community Day School (Pre-K -5th grade). Moreover, the Jewish Federations located in Chapel Hill-Durham, Raleigh-Cary, Greensboro and Charlotte work together to form a strong connection across the state.

 

For more information about Chapel Hill and its Jewish community, visit
http://www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us/
http://www.visitchapelhill.org/
http://www.shalomdch.org/
http://www.nchillel.org/

 

To apply
Visit www.jobs.hillel.org for application instructions. For questions, please contact jobs@hillel.org.

Please note
Applicants should include a cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

Start date
July 20, 2015

Job location
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Position type
Full-Time/Regular

 

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291665 <![CDATA[Senior Jewish Educator - Penn Hillel]]> The Senior Jewish Educator is a key player and senior staff member working with students in the Hillel core programs. Penn Hillel is looking for someone with contagious Jewish passion, a zeal for building relationships and teaching Torah, as well as entrepreneurial energy and strong leadership skills.

 

Ideal candidates for this position will have ordination from a Reform seminary or a deep and authentic relationship with Reform Judaism.

 

In the dynamic world of the college campus, students are asking important questions about their lives: who they want to be, how they want to live, and what is most important to them. Jewish tradition, simultaneously timeless and timely, offers insights to life’s universal questions as well as particular models for purposeful living. Through deep and meaningful relationships, Hillel professionals have the opportunity to help Jewish students explore their own answers to these questions, making a permanent impact on their lives, the Jewish people, and the world.

 

Senior Jewish Educators build relationships with students from all Jewish background through meaningful conversations and experiences, offering insight to their big questions in dialogue with Jewish tradition. The educators function as change agents by being accessible to students of all backgrounds and infusing consequential conversation and facilitating informed Jewish discussions.

 

Profile of a Senior Jewish Educator:

 

A Penn Hillel Senior Jewish Educator will embody five elements:

1. An Authentic Jewish personality – the Senior Jewish Educator will be a living model of how to live an integrated Jewish life, and will inspire students through his or her own story to make Judaism integral to their own life choices and expressed Jewish values.

2.A Relationship Builder – The Senior Jewish Educator will be capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of students.

3. An Informal Educator – The Senior Jewish Educator will be experienced with the theory and practice of informal education and will use that knowledge to educate students as well as to model and teach the other Penn Hillel professionals how to create the most effective opportunities for meaningful Jewish experiences.

4. Knowledgeable – The Senior Jewish Educator will be highly educated in many areas of Jewish content, providing the educator with a reservoir of knowledge to share with students. The senior educator should be knowledgeable in areas including but not limited to traditional Jewish texts and tradition, Zionism, contemporary Jewish culture, and Jewish social and political activism.

5. A Strategic Community Organizer – The Senior Jewish Educator will think strategically about how to reach and impact students not involved in the traditional networks, and will utilize methodologies of community organizing in order to manage and produce success.

 

These elements will likely manifest themselves as the following qualifications:

 

• Success working in informal education frameworks (camping, Hillel etc.)
• Experience with young adults and proven ability to relate to their concerns and developmental stage
• Commitment to a pluralistic approach to Jewish life
• Advanced degree in Jewish Studies, Jewish education or another related field. A rabbinical degree is not required.
• Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically in order to reach clear goals
• Strong background and understanding of Reform Judaism

 

Responsibilities and Role:

 

The educator will have two key responsibilities. The first is to build relationships with 180 students over the course of a year by engaging them in meaningful conversations and offering them a variety of Jewish experiences. This will include meeting students one-on-one, teaching in small groups, and staffing immersion experiences to Israel and other venues.

 

The secondary role is to function as a key educational resource for Hillel professionals on campus, helping to mentor and enrich their Jewish journeys and ability to facilitate new Jewish opportunities for students.

 

A key focus of this job will be to work with students who grew up in the Reform movement and to serve as a powerful role model for liberal Judaism to all Jewish student on campus. The Senior Jewish Educator will:

 

• Strengthen the Reform Jewish Community to help expand and improve religious, social and educational offerings
• Create a high level, weekly learning program called ‘The Jewish Learning Fellowship’ program for 30-40 student each semester who are not already involved in Jewish learning
• Serve as a liberal Jewish educator to hundreds of students from all Jewish backgrounds
• Serve as a liberal Jewish educator and role model to Hillel staff
• Serve as a senior thought partner to help shape Penn Hillel’s mission to be more responsive and impactful for liberal Jewish students
• Help raise new money and forge new partnerships to support liberal Judaism on campus

 

About Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania:

 

The University of Pennsylvania has a full-time undergraduate population of 10,000 with a Jewish population of approximately 2,500 (25%). Penn Hillel’s mission is to create the experiences, the relationships, and the communities that provoke students to engage in a process of Jewish self-authorship. Self-Authorship is a term used to describe the process by which students come to understand themselves on their own terms and through which they enter into adulthood. There are 3 parts to Jewish Self Authorship: 1) Moral: “How do I relate to myself?” 2) Communal: “How do I relate to others?" and 3) Spiritual: “How do I relate to religion and spirituality?” With over 25 student-led groups ranging from community service and Jewish education, to Jewish life and culture, social activities and Israeli political and cultural activities, Penn Hillel provides a wide variety of opportunities for Jewish growth and exploration.

 

Penn Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

About Philadelphia:

 

Philadelphia is an incredible place to live, work and be part of a Jewish community. Whether living in the city or in the suburbs, Philadelphia has some of the best restaurants, museums, music venues and green spaces of any city in the country. The Jewish community offers a wide variety of Jewish opportunities ranging from independent minyanim, to established synagogues of all denominations, from young professional programming to Israel advocacy, and from social events to community service.

 

Salary:

 

Salary is competitive in the non-profit marketplace, and commensurate with experience. Other benefits include:

• A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
• Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
• Travel regionally and abroad
• Unlimited paid coffee dates with students
• Flexible work hours
• Practically unlimited t-shirts, Nalgene bottles and university swag

 

For more information on the University of Pennsylvania Hillel and campus, check out the following websites:
www.upenn.edu
www.pennhillel.org
www.jrp.com

 

For more information, please go to the job’s website at www.hilleljobs.com.

 

To Apply:
Please apply at www.hilleljobs.com by clicking on “Current Openings.”

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter, resume and three references in the same document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

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291664 <![CDATA[Part-Time Jewish Student Life Associate - California State University at Fullerton]]> Hillel Foundation of Orange County is looking for a dynamic self-starter to inspire Jewish students at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).

 

The Jewish Student Life Associate is a mentor who provides inspiring leadership to students seeking to explore their Judaism and define their place in Jewish community, builds meaningful relationships with both students who are involved in Jewish life and students who are not yet engaged, and encourages students to grow as community leaders. We are looking for someone who can help create, build and shape the Jewish future at CSUF.

 

The Jewish Student Life Associate must be capable of working both independently and as part of a team, and have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments. The Jewish Student Life Associate reports to the Hillel Foundation of Orange County Chief Executive Officer. There is a possibility of this becoming a full-time position should funding become available.

 

What you’ll bring to the job

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 0 – 2 years of professional work experience. Prior experience as a professional in a Jewish organization, as a student leader as an undergraduate, or with Hillel is a plus. 
  • A team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would. 
  • You’re comfortable with your Jewish self (or are actively figuring that out). 
  • Comfort with and knowledge of technology, including social media and web sites. 
  • Curiosity and excitement to learn and grow, 
  • A reliable vehicle. Travel between our different campuses we serve will be required in addition to travel for programs and meetings in Orange County, including weekly staff meetings at our administrative office in Irvine, CA.

 

As a Jewish Student Life Coordinator, a typical day may include: 

  • Working with the CEO and the student leadership team to plan and strategize the upcoming semester’s programs.
  • Giving a tour of the campus to a prospective student and their family.
  •  Meeting with cultural organizations, Greek life students and members of student government to explore co-sponsoring events.
  • Recruiting students for our Taglit Birthright Israel Hillel Trip.
  • Working with students and staff to find and write grants for funding or sponsorship opportunities. 
  • Meeting with the CSUF faculty advisor on campus for a planning meeting.

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

 

Outreach and engagement

  • Identify uninvolved student populations and develop strategies for contacting and serving them.
  • Contact and develop relationships with uninvolved students through personal calls, tables on campus, and other engagement efforts.
  • Develop means of communication with students for the purposes of recruitment and marketing of new engagement opportunities. This will include strategic and creative marketing via Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.
  • Coordinate and produce campus publicity, including flyers, newspaper articles, calendars, brochures, and other promotional materials.

 

Planning and Implementation

  • Recruit student leaders to build and sustain a community.
  • Advise the student board and other leadership groups and committees, and implement strategies to develop strong student leaders.
  • Be available for student-initiated private discussions; refer for counseling or to other resources when necessary.
  • Support student initiated programs; attend programs (including evenings, weekends, Shabbat, Jewish holidays).
  • Play a key role in planning and evaluation of overall program.
  • Initiate programs in specific areas of focus, based on assessed needs.
  • Serve as liaison to Jewish agencies and University organizations regarding joint efforts. This includes learning the systems and procedures for student organizations with regards to campus programming, finances, and advertising at CSUF.
  • Provide administrative support of the program budget and, maintain records of program attendance, collection of fees, and expenditures.
  • Provide logistical support for assigned programs and assist with purchasing supplies

 

Supervision and Professional Growth

  • Participate in professional supervision with the CEO and weekly staff meetings.
  • Participate in ongoing Jewish learning and growth with other staff members, including traveling to conferences and other development opportunities.

 

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Competitive wage in the non-profit marketplace. Salary will be between $15 - $20 per/hour depending on qualifications, education and experience with a maximum of 20 hours per week.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities.
  • Reimbursed coffee dates with CSUF students.
  • Supervision experience.
  • Our Hillel will supply you with certain tools to help you succeeded, including an agency laptop, cell phone reimbursement and travel expenses when appropriate.

 

What we are about:

 

CSUF is a large public university located in Fullerton, CA and has a total enrollment around 38,000 students, most of which are commuters. There are over 100 degree programs offered at the university, with a diverse offering of academic programs. Hillel has been at CSUF for many years, but we are looking to grow our programming on the campus. CSUF is approximately one hour away from the city of Los Angeles. Hillel Foundation of Orange County serves California State University, Fullerton, Chapman University and University of California, Irvine.

 

Orange County Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

Job Location

Fullerton, California United States

 

Position Type

Part-Time/Hourly

 

 

To Apply: Please apply at www.hilleljobs.com by clicking on “Current Openings.”

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

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291663 <![CDATA[Bronfman Fellowship - Hillel International]]> At Hillel International, we are seeking an entrepreneurial, enthusiastic and talented recent college graduate to serve as the 2015-2016 Bronfman Fellow. Housed in the Office of the President and CEO of Hillel International, the Bronfman Fellowship offers opportunities to work with and learn from the leadership of one of the largest international non-profits in the Jewish community, and a platform from which to effect real change in the future of Jewish life on college campuses. The Bronfman Fellow is an integral member of the President and CEO’s staff team and has a key role as the voice of the millennial generation and student perspective at Hillel’s International Office. The Bronfman Fellow is supervised by the Chief of Staff in the Office of the President.

 

What you’re great at:

• Understanding how to communicate, work with, and build relationships effectively with senior level professionals in Hillel, lay leaders, and representatives from partner organizations.
• Realizing the importance of undertaking both major projects as well as substantial and varied administrative responsibilities to support the President.
• Remaining calm and flexible in fast-paced environments, and being able to creatively problem solve on the spot.
• Accepting feedback and realizing that projects go through many iterations before they are finalized.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:
• A Bachelor’s degree and an active member of the campus Jewish community. A strong Jewish background is a plus.
• A team oriented approach to work, a flexible attitude and approach to projects, excellent relationship building skills, superior written and oral communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects concurrently.

 

As the Bronfman Fellow, a typical day may include:
• Working with fellow staff in the Office of the President to prepare an early morning meeting with Hillel International professionals and representatives from partner organizations.
• Reaching out to, scheduling and participating in appointments for the President to meet with other Hillel professionals or partner organizations at major conferences and events.
• Attending and taking notes during the President’s meeting with partner organizations.
• Drafting the initial draft of a letter or short piece of writing for the President.
• Ensuring that the proper follow-up to the President’s interactions and meetings has occurred.
• Fulfilling a needed role for another department at Hillel International on a long or short term project.
• Giving your advice and perspective on a major issue that will affect Jewish campus students.

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

 

Direct Support to the President of Hillel International
• Work closely with the President’s scheduler and Chief of Staff to develop a schedule of appointments and speaking remarks during major conferences and events.
• Draft various pieces of correspondence to individuals and organizations as well as speeches and shorter remarks.
• Collaborate with the other staff members in the office of the President to implement the follow-up actions to the President’s meetings and conferences.

 

Project Assistance and Management for Other Departments
• Fill a range of supportive roles on the projects various departments as needed, such as compiling donor-related data for the development department or organizing an Israeli educator speaking tour for local Hillels.
• Learn how other departments at Hillel International are structured, function, and devise strategy to fulfill their goals.
• Build a vast array of skills that are marketable and can be applied to many future professional experiences.

 

Learn from Senior-Level Leadership and Lay Leaders
• Learn about effective organizational management, talent recognition, speech writing and delivering, strategic planning, and leadership in the Jewish professional world as an assistant to the President of Hillel.
• Observe how lay leaders support an organization and make decisions with regards to the direction of the organization.
• Watch the growth and development of the Hillel movement from the Office of the President at Hillel International.

 

What you’ll get out of it:
• A generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance and fifteen days each of vacation and sick leave.
• A $33,000 salary for the duration of the fellowship.
• International and domestic travel, including Hillels across the country and Israel.
• Relationships with Hillel professionals at all levels, Hillel lay leaders, and individuals from partner organizations.
• Professional development and significant networking opportunities.
• Knowledge about organizational leadership and management.

 

What Hillel International is about:

• The largest Jewish campus organization in the world, Hillel International provides opportunities for Jewish students at more than 550 colleges and universities to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through its global network. Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a connection to Jewish life and community through Tzedek (social justice), Jewish learning, and experiences with Israel and global Jewish peoplehood, both on-campus and off.
• Hillel’s Schusterman International Center (SIC) is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. and helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, human resources, fiscal administration, student programming and communications.

 

To apply:

 

Applications (resume, cover letter, essays, letters of reference and transcripts) must be completed by Friday, February 13, 2015. Applicants will be notified by e-mail upon receipt of their completed applications. Phone interviews will be offered to a select number of candidates in mid-February, and finalists will be interviewed in person in Washington, D.C. in late-February, early March. An offer for the Fellowship will be made mid-March. The Fellowship will begin in June 2015.

 

Please apply at www.jobs.hillel.org by clicking on “Current Openings.” Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the 'New Resume/CV' button.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter in the same document as their resume when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file.
Please Note: Once you start the application, do NOT click on the Back or Refresh buttons, as you will lose your work and need to start over.
1. You will be asked for your contact information and educational background. Please ignore the questions about relocation and salary.
2. You will then be asked to upload your resume and submit a cover letter for the position (in the same document).
3. After submitting your resume and cover letter, you will be presented with two essay questions (see below).
4. After completing the essays, click Submit and you will receive an automatic confirmation message.

 

Essay Questions:
The following are the essay questions from the online application. We recommend typing them ahead of time in your word processor and then pasting them into the application.

 

Short Answer Essay Questions: Each of these short answer questions are mandatory.
1. What is the greatest strength you would bring to the Office of the President? (maximum 100 words)
2. How does the Bronfman Fellowship fit into your future plans? (maximum 100 words)
3. Please describe a significant leadership role that you have played in college. Explain how this experience has prepared you to serve as the Fellow. (maximum 250 words)
4. Please describe your involvement with Jewish life and your relationship with Hillel. (maximum 250 words)

 

Long Answer Essay Questions: Choose one of the following questions to answer (maximum 500 words).
• Describe a Jewish experience that has significantly impacted your life. Explain how it shifted your perspective, provided you with valuable insights, or enhanced your understanding of yourself.
• Looking back on your college experience, reflect on a moment of transformation. When and how did it take place, and how has it shaped the rest of your time as an undergraduate and your future plans?
• What is the biggest challenge facing the Jewish community today? How will you and your peers take part in addressing and overcoming that challenge?

 

Two Letters of Reference: You must submit two letters of reference that speak to your abilities as related to the Fellowship:
• One letter must be from an academic reference; someone who has taught you and seen your written work.
• The second letter must be from a Hillel professional, an outside employer, or an organizational advisor.
Letters should include the candidate’s name, reference writer’s name, address, phone number, and relationship to applicant.

Letters can be e-mailed directly to Oren Shuchatowitz at oshuchatowitz@hillel.org or sent via post to:

Oren Shuchatowitz
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center
800 Eighth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Please put the applicant’s name in the subject header of the email or prominently placed on the letter if sent via the post office.

Transcripts:

Please attach a copy of your unofficial transcript to your resume or mail it directly to Oren Shuchatowitz at oshuchatowitz@hillel.org
Completed Application Includes:
1. Online application/resume/essays/cover letter
2. Two letters of reference
3. Official or unofficial Transcript

 

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291662 <![CDATA[Executive Director - Hillel of Orange County]]> Hillel of Orange County California is seeking a collaborative, visionary Executive Director to work with an energetic Board of respected community leaders to expand the scope and effectiveness of Hillel initiatives at three distinctly different university campuses: University of California, Irvine; California State University, Fullerton, and Chapman University. The successful candidate will develop a strategy and implement a plan for growth that will take Orange County Hillel to the next phase of success.

To further Hillel's core mission of inspiring Jewish undergraduates and graduate students to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life both personally and communally, the Executive Director will work collegially with staff, students, lay leaders, and local and national stakeholders. The Executive Director will direct and mentor a team that furthers cross-campus engagement and partnerships while ensuring that the specific needs of the individual campuses are met.

 

The successful candidate will:
• Develop and sustain an inspiring vision for the future of Hillel of Orange County
• Work collaboratively to formulate strategies and a timetable to achieve a shared vision for Hillel Orange County
• Relate knowledgeably to diverse stakeholders and encourage their active commitment and participation
• Be respected as a leader who listens, welcomes and encourages others to share their ideas and perspectives
• Be skilled in balancing daily concerns with long term goals and objectives.
• Be perceived as an inspiring and dedicated community leader and a knowledgeable, articulate, and effective spokesperson for Hillel, its goals, and ideals

The successful candidate will bring the following to the position:
• 7+ years of professional experience in a management position of increasing responsibility, with proven accomplishments as a nonprofit leader including fundraising, strategic planning, budget oversight and personnel management
• proven track record in Jewish organizational leadership is desirable
• Flexibility, resilience, passion, a strong work ethic and comfort with one's Jewish self
• A desire to nurture and support staff, helping them to grow personally and professionally
• A team-oriented approach to work and a willingness to take leadership risks and learn from challenges

In the role of Executive Director, a typical day may include:
• Being an accessible and active resource and mentor to students
• Visiting donors to share the results of a new initiative they helped to fund.
• Meeting with senior university administrators to discuss strategic partnerships and Hillel's role on campus.
• Facilitating an informal discussion with the chair of Hillel’s board of directors and a team of students about a possible partnership program with Greek Life on campus.

The Executive Director will:
• Develop, articulate and promote a dynamic and innovative vision for Jewish life in partnership with all stakeholders, including students, staff, faculty, Board of Directors, alumni, parents, and Hillel International
• Effectively represent Hillel and Jewish students on campus and in the community and work collaboratively with university leaders to assure that Hillel is a valued campus organization
• Ensure that resources match mission and vision in implementing new initiatives and sustaining ongoing programs
• Work with the Board of Directors and its committees to formulate and implement a shared strategic vision. Take responsibility for the implementation of all board policies and staffing of all board committees.
• Lead development activities, including planned giving efforts and face-to-face solicitation. Manage application to and stewardship of foundations for grant support
• Monitor all aspects of the fiscal operation of Hillel, including preparing and implementing the annual operating budget and preparing reports for the Board and funders
• Partner with Hillel International to ensure that OC Hillel furthers the global vision of the Hillel movement
• Partner with staff and students to create pluralistic, inclusive, innovative Jewish education and programming on campus, engaging with and encouraging students to develop a meaningful and enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
• Ensure that multiple points of entry to and involvement in Jewish life thrive on each campus
• Implement effective HR practices, structures and systems, including annual goal setting and midyear and year-end performance evaluations
• Facilitate ongoing professional development of Hillel staff and provide opportunities for continuing professional development

The Executive Director will receive:
• A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
• Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. Salary for this position is $100,000 to $120,000.
• Opportunities for ongoing professional development
• Periodic travel domestically and abroad

About Orange County Hillel:
Orange County Hillel serves the campuses of University of California Irvine, California State University Fullerton, and Chapman University. The three campuses have an estimated 3,000 Jewish students. There is presently full time staffing by Hillel professionals at UCI and Chapman and we are actively recruiting for a part- time professional for Fullerton. Hillel works closely with the Rose Project to develop a leadership training program for students at all three campuses. There is a collegial relationship with the rabbis in the community to expand Jewish living and learning at OC Hillel. Orange County Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
Chapman University is a comprehensive private university, located in Orange, and has been ranked 7th out of 121 Colleges and Universities in the western United States and has the distinction of being named an up and coming University every year since 2008. It has over 7,000 students. Among its many outstanding programs Chapman has a strong program in Holocaust history and education, with a distinguished lecture series and outreach to the community through the Annual Holocaust Art and Writing Contest in which nearly 200 middle and high schools in 26 states participate. California State University, Fullerton, with a total enrollment of over 38,000 students, is predominantly a commuter campus and has the largest student body out of the 23 schools that make up the California State University system. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best universities, University of California, Irvine excels in a broad range of fields, garnering national recognition for many schools, departments and programs. Times Higher Education ranked UCI No. 1 among universities in the U.S. under 50 years old. Three UCI researchers have won Nobel Prizes.

 

About the local community:
Orange County California has a vibrant Jewish community with 38 synagogues representing every denomination. The Merage Jewish Community Center, one of the largest in the United States, is an important presence in the community and hosts an impressive community campus. It is home to Jewish Federation and Family Services of Orange County, as well as Hillel, the Bureau of Jewish Education and many other Jewish organizations.
Known around the world as "The OC," Orange County envelops you in the ultimate Southern California lifestyle…casual sophistication, pristine beaches, legendary theme parks and endless options for fun in the sun or cultural exploration. With sun-soaked days and star-filled nights, here you'll be immersed in the real California dream.

 

To Apply:
Visit www.hilleljobs.com to upload a cover letter and resume.
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291661 <![CDATA[Associate Director - UC Berkeley Hillel]]> At Berkeley Hillel, we’re looking for an engaging strategic planner to be our next Associate Director. The top candidate will use their stellar community organizing and leadership skills to support the multitude of exciting initiatives on campus. They will nurture and coach the staff and student leaders that make Berkeley Hillel a vibrant place to celebrate Jewish life. Berkeley Hillel is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the center for Jewish campus life at the University of California Berkeley for 2,500 Jewish undergrads and 500 graduate students. It is nationally recognized for its cutting edge approaches to engaging students in meaningful Jewish experiences.

 

You’re great at:
• Managing multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining quality across all areas and adjusting on the fly
• Seeing the big picture of the organization as well as the day to day details of student initiatives and programs
• Supervising staff members who work in distinctively different areas of the organization
• Implementing and supporting students’ creativity to design student initiatives and programs
• Connecting to and interacting with the diversity of students and constituents involved with UC Berkeley Hillel
• Building strategic partnerships
• Figuring out what makes people tick, and applying that knowledge to strategically help connect them to their passions and interests
• Opening yourself to your own Jewish journey and modeling it for students

 

The right Associate Director will possess the following key attributes:

 

Program/Initiative Implementation – The Associate Director should have experiences in implementing programs and initiatives. They should have a desire to both create programs from the ground up and work with students in providing a diversity of Jewish opportunities.

 

A Strategic Community Organizer – The Associate Director will think strategically about how to reach and impact students not involved in the traditional networks, and will utilize methodologies of community organizing in order to manage and strategize for success.

 

Organized – The Associate Director needs to be organized and understand the big picture of the organization and how best to implement the operations to best serve the outcomes. They will supervise the Communications and Operations Manager who oversees all the operational needs of UC Berkeley Hillel, including the janitorial staff as well as student front desk interns.

 

Strong Written & Verbal Skills - The Associate Director will have strong interpersonal communications, active listening skills and political acumen. They should have experience publishing materials on the web and some understanding of web technology, social media, and online advertising.

 

A Relationship Builder – The Associate Director will be capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of students.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

• A Bachelor’s degree and 4 – 6 years of professional work experience. Experience as a volunteer or professional in a Jewish organization is a plus. Advanced degree is encouraged and preferred.

• Exceptional organization, leadership and communication skills

• Experience in supervising employees and guiding them toward success and growth

• Have a team-oriented approach to work while still being a self-starter, a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would

• A deep passion for building pluralistic Jewish communities, serving as a peer educator, and creating a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching Jewish environment on and around campus

 

As the Associate Director, a typical day may include:

• Meeting a new student for coffee or student leader to discuss upcoming program

• Attending a student group meeting to help them best implement their project

• Meeting with a JSU President or board, fraternity president, VP of Student Affairs, or head of student government to discuss campus issues or an upcoming program

• Strategizing with the Executive Director on a new initiative to better execute our engagement strategy and weekly Shabbat dinners

• Meet with the Senior Jewish Educator to discuss Fellowships

• Reviewing the daily program calendar to make sure the necessary operational needs are prepared

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

 

Engagement
• Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and interest them
• Coach and supervise student interns and volunteer leaders through existing fellowships
• Create and maintain strategic partnerships with the University community
• Work closely with the Executive Director regarding strategic planning and organizational management to develop, articulate and implement a vision for service to Jewish students in partnership with key stakeholders including professional staff, students, Board members, the University, and Hillel's Schusterman International Center
• Manage engagement and programmatic expenditures and provide ongoing budget supervision

 

Planning and Initiative Implementation
• Build on Berkeley Hillel’s Fellowship model and support and create more fellowships to offer additional Jewish opportunities
• Develop a structure and opportunities that assist and empower young leaders to take initiative.
• Participate as a member of the Hillel staff team in major programs, Shabbat, BBQs, High Holidays, Taglit-Birthright Israel, and other initiatives
• Track and evaluate progress to show growth
• Play a key role in Berkeley Hillel’s Assessment plan

 

Supervision and Professional Growth
• Oversee the development and cultivation of staff and student leaders and the creation/facilitation of a robust infrastructure to build Jewish student life
• Manage to outcomes – insure that work of the team achieves the desired outcomes and measures of success
• Supervise 2-3 professional staff members
• Participate in bi-weekly professional supervision with the Executive Director and weekly staff meetings
• Participate in ongoing Jewish learning and growth with other staff members
• Participate in semi-annual reviews to consider successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth, and to ensure the cultivation of skills and resources necessary to succeed

 

What you’ll get out of it:
• Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
• Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace commensurate to experience.
• Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
• Travel abroad, particularly to Israel and developing world countries
• Unlimited paid coffee dates with students
• Flexible work hours
• Practically unlimited t-shirts, Nalgene bottles and university swag

 

Berkeley Hillel Vision and Mission

 

Vision
Envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

Mission
Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world through:
Welcoming students into a pluralistic community in an inclusive and respectful way.
Fostering the growth of students' Jewish identity.
Developing students' sense of social justice, civic responsibility, and service to local, national and larger communities.
Providing opportunities for students to examine their Judaism and spirituality.
Serving as an integral and indispensable partner to the University community.
Supporting Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.
Berkeley Hillel will advocate for its mission to the greater campus community and will model in its actions: excellence, innovation, accountability and fun.

4 Strategies for achieving our Vision and Mission and Delivering the Jewish Future

Hillel activates four strategies to fulfill our mission: Belonging, Growing, Creating, and Committing

Belonging -We strive to create a community where students belong

Growing -We nurture the growth of the students’ Jewish self confidence

Creating -We encourage students to take ownership of their Jewish identities, pushing them to create authentic expressions of their Jewish selves

Committing -We give Jewish students compelling reasons to commit to Jewish Life

 

For more information about the university and the local community: http://berkeley.edu/index.html

Berkeley Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

To Apply

 

Go to www.hilleljobs.com and click on “Current Openings.”

 

Please note: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291660 <![CDATA[Executive Assistant - Hillel International Entrepreneurship and Strategy team]]> Hillel International seeks an experienced Executive Assistant to join its Entrepreneurship and Strategy Teams in Washington, DC. The Executive Assistant will provide support to our fast-paced team which is tasked with piloting strategic initiatives that advance the organizations priorities, and launching new programs and events for the Hillel network.

 

About Hillel:
The largest Jewish campus organization in the world, Hillel International provides opportunities for Jewish students at more than 500 colleges and universities to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through its global network of regional centers, campus Foundations and Hillel student organizations. Having completed a groundbreaking five-year Strategic Plan, this dynamic, fast-growing organization seeks creative, entrepreneurial and experienced professionals to ensure that Hillel reaches its ambitious system-wide goals.

Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) is located in the heart of Washington, DC and helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, human resources, fiscal administration, student programming and communications. Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue Tzedek (social justice), Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results.

 

Responsibilities:
The Entrepreneurship & Strategy Executive Assistant will provide primary administrative support for the Vice President for Social Entrepreneurship and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives along with their departments. In this capacity, the Executive Assistant will:
• Manage schedule, phone coverage and correspondence for Vice Presidents
• Provide necessary follow-up to donor and partnership meetings
• Handle travel arrangements and expense reports
• Review, organize, route and respond to mail, as needed
• Make meeting arrangements, for both virtual and in-person meetings and convenings
• General administrative and operational support, including filing, copying, data entry, managing supplies and providing travel support; assist with in-house mailing of letters and other special projects

 


Qualifications:
As a vital member of the Strategy and Entrepreneurship team, the ideal candidate should have at least two years experience working as an Executive/Administrative Assistant in fast-paced goal oriented atmosphere. He/She will also have an enthusiastic and welcoming personality, as well as a good phone manner and strong interpersonal skills. Strong writing and organizational skills, attention to detail and excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) are a must. Familiarity with databases is essential. He/she must be comfortable working with a team, collaborating with junior and senior staff and working under pressure.

 

Application Deadline:
January, 19th 2015

 

To Apply:
Please apply at www.hilleljobs.com by clicking on “Current Openings.”

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must include a cover letter which details salary requirements and as well as three references in the same document as their resume when applying for this position. Applicants who do not include these components will not be considered. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file.

 

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291659 <![CDATA[Development Director - Kent State University Hillel]]> Hillel at Kent State University seeks a dynamic, creative, engaging and self-motivated team player to enhance the Hillel staff as The Development Director. He/she will serve in a key leadership role developing the financial resources necessary to sustain and expand ongoing operations by successfully implementing the Development Plan. This is an exciting opportunity to coordinate annual and endowment campaigns that will transform Hillel at Kent State into one of the strongest Hillels in the country.

Hillel is the foundation for Jewish life at Kent State University, serving 1200 Jewish students at Kent State and 300 at University of Akron. Its vision is to inspire Jewish students to make enduring commitments to Jewish life. Its professional staff has over 30 years’ experience building Jewish life on campuses across the country, and work together as a strong team. In 2009, Hillel opened its state-of-the-art facility, The Cohn Jewish Student Center, in the heart of campus and became the first Hillel do so at a state school on state land and the first Hillel to have received state funds to do so.

WHAT YOU’RE GREAT AT:
• Knowing what’s trending in the Northeast Ohio and national Jewish communities
• Sharing compelling stories about your work to the right people, and being able to identify who needs to hear different parts of your vision.
• Using your finely tuned radar for planning and execution to catch the little details that others might miss.
• Getting inspired by others’ passions and helping them use their passions to make an impact in the world.
• Keeping committee members and yourself accountable to team goals
• Having fun while working hard

TYPICAL DAY MIGHT INCLUDE:
• Meeting with donors to share philanthropic initiatives and solicit them for gifts
• Working with the Development Committee on their list of solicitation prospects.
• Developing and analyzing fundraising reports
• Planning our special event fundraiser.
• Developing a grant proposals
• Writing the newsletter or collaborating the designer or printer to get it produced

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Development Director at Kent State is an integral member of Hillel’s staff team. Charged with ensuring Hillel meets its development goals, the Development Director is essential to Hillel achieving its mission. The Development Director is responsible for working with the Executive Director to manage the annual and endowment campaigns, help steward major gift prospects, market to current and potential stakeholders, and support board development.

Annual Campaign
• Meet solicitation goals to the annual campaign, including new gifts, increases and renewing lapsed gifts.
• Work with senior management and Board of Trustees development committee to create each year’s development plan to meet annual development goals.
• Coordinate flow of annual campaign, including direct mail and e-campaigns, managing all aspects including concept, design, and production
• Manage administration of office staff in order to coordinate direct mail appeals, assure database management and gift processing, and implement telemarketing.
• Organize student phone-a-thon.
• Monitor results, communicate with staff and lay leaders, and adjust strategy as needed.
• Forecast fundraising potential for annual budgeting process and monitor development expenses.
• Maintain multi-faceted donor tracking system, including assessments of potential system upgrades.

Donor Cultivation
• Work with Executive Director to coordinate stewardship of major donors, including donor research and moving forward solicitation efforts.
• Orchestrate donor meetings and events with the Executive Director. May involve occasional travel.
• Develop strategies to reach parents and alumni including parlor meetings and other events.
• Cultivate and research prospective donors (individuals, foundations, and corporations).

Marketing
• With other staff, realize a cohesive marketing and publicity plan.
• Produce development materials including newsletters, e-newsletters, annual report, giving opportunities, etc.
• Communicate Hillel’s vision to key constituencies.
• Provide leadership in marketing, public relations, and promotional activities.

General
• Build partnerships with campus administration, particularly development office, Hillel International, local Jewish institutions, and foundations.
• Staff Board of Trustees development committee and work with the Executive Director to create board development strategy.
• Take on occasional program responsibilities as part of the Hillel staff.
• Serve as the project manager for several annual community events, in coordination with Hillel staff and lay leadership. Events include: High Holidays, reunion weekend, Sukkot open house, parents’ weekend, Major Donor Events, creation of Jewish Alumni Association, Regional Parents events, and campus major events

 

SUPERVISION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
• Participate in professional supervision with the Executive Director
• Supervise Hillel-e-thon volunteers
• Attend staff meetings
• Attendance required at New Professionals Institute: Summer 2015, and possibly attend Hillel Institute, December 2015.

 

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Participate in the preparation of budgets and development reports
• Monitor budgets related to fundraising and the general adherence to agency fiscal policies.
• Prepare grant proposals for support.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
• Experience working in social media and data analysis
• Must have the ability to multi-task and be self-motivated in a fast-paced environment.
• Must be highly detail oriented, capable of working independently and as part of a team, and have the ability to prioritize multiple assignments.
• Must have proven ability as quick learner, particularly with technology.
• Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of experience in related field including but not limited to non-profit management, fundraising, sales and marketing.

 

HOURS: Full Time including some evening and weekends. Some travel may be required.

 

START DATE: Immediate opening

WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT:
• Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
• Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
• Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities.

 

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT:
Hillel at Kent State is the foundation for Jewish life at Kent State University and University of Akron for 1200 Jewish students at KSU and 300 at UA. We seek to inspire Jewish undergraduate and graduate students to make enduring commitments to Jewish life in ways that are meaningfully relevant to their lives. Our home, The Cohn Jewish Student Center, opened in 2009 as an 11,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility which sits in the heart of Kent’s campus. In 2013, Hillel at KSU won the Indispensable Partner Award from Hillel International for the deep and unprecedented relationships we have with our host campuses. Last year, Kent State recognized us for being an “Outstanding Campus Partner.” There is a “buzz” in the community and on campus about our organization.
Hillel at Kent State is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
Hillel at Kent State is located 25 minutes from Akron, Ohio and 40 minutes from Cleveland’s east side, home to a thriving Jewish community of 80,000+.

 

ABOUT KENT STATE AND UNIVERSITY OF AKRON: Kent State University and University of Akron are two premier public universities in Northeast Ohio. Both attract students from around the globe; however a great majority of the student body for each institution comes from within a 100 mile radius. Kent State is known for its schools of fashion, communications, education and business. University of Akron has a world renowned polymer sciences school. Kent State has been a leader in service learning sending students to the gulf coast for many years and focusing on local immersive service learning projects as well. Kent State is a strong partner in our work and we enjoy being an indispensable partner to the university. Kent State and University of Akron enjoy a healthy and fun athletics rivalry.

 

ABOUT NORTHEAST OHIO: Our staff is evenly divided between living in Akron and Cleveland, but all would agree that Northeast Ohio is a hidden jewel. The area boasts one of the best Metropark systems, a world renowned arts and culture center in Cleveland, a vibrant music scene that brings local and nationally known artists, some of the best public and private schools in the country. Its affordability (and lack of traffic!) is incomparable to most regions that have such amenities. Hearty Northeast Ohioans enjoy all four seasons!
The Jewish communities in Akron and Cleveland are large enough to have your choice from a variety of synagogues, Jewish organizations and cultural opportunities - but small enough that you’ll soon know people at the kosher butcher. They offer big city opportunities with mid-west appeal. www.letmypeopleknow.com; http://www.jewishcleveland.com/: http://www.jewishakron.org/

TO APPLY: Please apply at www.hilleljobs.com by clicking on “Current Openings.”

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter and resume, along with three references in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291658 <![CDATA[Director of Jewish Student Life & Learning - Hillel Milwaukee]]> Hillel Milwaukee seeks an energetic, well-organized person with a can-do attitude to serve as our new Director of Jewish Student Life & Learning. The Director of Jewish Student Life and Learning nurtures the Jewish identity of students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and neighboring schools by working with students to create engaging Jewish activities. By providing Milwaukee’s Jewish young adults with knowledge, resources, and leadership skills, the Program Director will help implement exciting cultural, educational, community service, religious, and social programs that energize Jewish life on campus. The Program Director is also responsible for community and campus partnerships, social media marketing, event planning, and administrative work related to our programs. This is a full-time position that includes some nights and weekends.

 

What you’re great at:

  • Connecting to students
  • Managing and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining quality
  • Developing structure and opportunities that assist and empower young leaders to take initiative
  • Creating a big tent approach to Jewish identity that embraces a wide variety of Jewish expression
  • Pitching in as needed

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and, ideally, related work experience. Experience as a volunteer or professional in a Jewish setting is a plus, but not required.
  • A self-directed work ethic, an ability to work well in a team, and a willingness to learn
  • A strong Jewish identity, and a commitment to Jewish pluralism and education

 

As the Director of Jewish Life and Learning, a typical day may include:

  • Meeting with student board members to ensure that they have the skills and resources needed to propel their initiatives forward
  • Organizing the room, set-up, and food for an event at the university
  • Shopping for the food needed for a Shabbat dinner
  • Speaking with a walk-in student about Jewish life on and off campus
  • Locating resources for a student who wants to start a Torah study group
  • Supervising an evening cultural program 

 

What you’ll do and how you’ll grow:

Jewish Celebration

  • Coordinate and invigorate Shabbat at Hillel by advising and motivating student leaders and seeking to provide speakers and themes based on student interest.
  • Engage students in creative and joyful programs for Jewish holidays including Rosh Hashana, Sukkot, Passover, Chanukah, and Purim.

 

Jewish Learning

  • Develop students’ Jewish literacy and self -efficacy through formal, informal and experiential Jewish learning opportunities that span diverse backgrounds, interests and multiple Jewish perspectives.
  • Inspire and advise peer education and informal education efforts.
  • Recruit student leaders and implement training programs and strategies to sustain a vibrant Jewish campus community.
  • Partner with Jewish Studies faculty and community resources to engage students in learning about Judaism.
  • Serve as a Jewish educational resource for students.

 

Engagement

  • Identify Jewish students uninvolved with Hillel Milwaukee, and develop and implement targeted strategies for engaging them in activities that pique their interest, including community service, arts and culture, Jewish meditation, etc.
  • Proactively form empowering relationships and catalyze Jewish social networks among students.
  • Cultivate students’ creative confidence and leadership skills and initiative.
  • Recruit students for Taglit Birthright Israel trips and assist with orientation and follow-up activities.
  • Recruit students for Alternative Spring Break community service trips, and assist with orientation and follow-up activities.
  • Connect students to resources and opportunities in the Milwaukee, national and global Jewish communities.
  • Identify and develop collaborative relationships and partnerships with other campus organizations and community groups for outreach efforts and programming initiatives.
  • Maintain relationships with staff at a variety of campus organizations including UWM Center for Jewish Studies, Marquette Campus Ministry, Sociocultural Programming, LGBT Center, etc., with the goal of ensuring vibrant Jewish opportunities on campus.
  • Maintain relationships with staff at Jewish communal organizations including Milwaukee Jewish Federation Israel Center, Jewish Community Center, Young Jewish Adults of Milwaukee, BBYO, etc.

 

Marketing and Logistics

  • Utilize social media to attract interest in Jewish campus and communal activities.
  • Assist students with tabling activities on campus.
  • Manage program budgets.
  • Track attendance and Evaluate programs.
  • Ensure that all resources are provided for programs.
  • Assist with event clean up.

 

Salary: This is an entry-level position with salary in the low 30s with benefits. Training will be provided.

 

Start Date: August 2015

 

What We’re About:

Milwaukee is a great city on a great lake, with vibrant art and culture, including the world-class Milwaukee Art Museum, downtown galleries, and concert arenas. Milwaukee is only 90 minutes from Chicago, but boasts short commute times and a beautiful park system. Salon recently called us “the New Portland,” highlighting Milwaukee’s parks and culture. The Jewish community of approximately 26,000 is an active one, with a strong Jewish Community Center, several day schools, and a variety of synagogues. Here’s how the NY Times spent 36 hours in our great city: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/travel/36-hours-in-milwaukee.html

 

Hillel Milwaukee is a community Hillel that serves a vital function for the Jewish students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Carroll University, Alverno College, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Cardinal Stritch, and the Medical College of Wisconsin. More information is available at www.milwaukeehillel.org.

 

Hillel Milwaukee is affiliated with Hillel International.  Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

To Apply:

Please apply at www.hilleljobs.com by clicking on “Current Openings.” 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291656 <![CDATA[Director - Hillel of San Diego at UCSD]]>  

Hillel of San Diego at UCSD is looking for a Hillel Director who will be a dynamic leader who inspires students, staff and volunteers to activate a vision for vibrant Jewish life at UCSD. The top candidate will use their hands-on leadership and community organizing skills to help inspire and enable young Jews to find their place in the world.   The Director is responsible for supervision of all operations and professional staff at the Hillel at UCSD and reports to the Executive Director of Hillel of San Diego.

 

 

What you do well:

 

  • Engaging and inspiring others including students, donors and volunteer leaders in a compelling vision for Jewish life on campus
  • Seeking out creative ideas and solutions, and helping those ideas come to fruition. That may mean raising the capital and finding the stakeholders who can make ideas a reality.
  • Own your unique Jewish knowledge and experiences and inspire emerging adults to be on their personal Jewish journey.
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Using your creativity, drive, and dedication to excellence to bring out the best in others

 

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

 

  • Master’s degree in Jewish education, organizational management or similar subject matter required
  • Passion for and commitment to the Jewish growth of college students
  • Track record of excellence in college student engagement and leadership development
  • Understanding of the university culture; experience within the UC system or comparable large university preferred
  • A strong Jewish knowledge base, commitment to Jewish learning, understanding of Jewish community, culture, heritage and traditions, including experience visiting or living in Israel are required
  • Flexibility, resilience, passion, energy and tenacity
  • A strong commitment to Jewish pluralism and diversity
  • Experience and strength in managing and leading staff and volunteers, community relations, and financial management
  • Experience and willingness to engage in fundraising
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills
  • Must be willing to work during all Jewish holidays, including many evenings and weekends
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, familiarity with Google applications and online social networking applications

 

 

As a Hillel Director, a typical day may include:

 

  • Coffee with a few students you met at the BBQ.
  • Visiting a donor to share the results of a new initiative they helped to fund.
  • Strategizing with student leaders, faculty and university administrators on ways to create a positive environment for discourse about Israel on campus.
  • Presenting to Hillel’s board of directors about an exciting and inspirational new program.
  • Checking in with the engagement interns to see how their one on one meetings with students have been going.
  • Leading a staff meeting to make a plan for the coming quarter.

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

 

Strategic Vision and Leadership

 

  • Develop, promote and implement a dynamic and compelling vision for Jewish life at UCSD in partnership with key stakeholders
  • Develop new initiatives in concert with Hillel of San Diego’s Strategic Vision that increase the quality of Jewish life on campus and the number of Jewish students in engaged in Jewish life
  • Inspire dedicated and highly productive staff and student leaders while promoting a culture of excellence and creativity within Hillel
  • Build and maintain supportive, constructive relationships with students, staff, board members, alumni, parents, community members and University administrators

 

Jewish Student Life

 

  • Partner with Hillel staff and students to envision and implement pluralistic, inclusive, innovative Jewish education and programming on campus, engaging with and encouraging students to develop meaningful Jewish journeys and experiences
  • Ensure that resources match the mission and vision in implementing new initiatives and sustaining on-going programs
  • Act as a Jewish educator and advisor modeling for students a positive relationship with Jewish life, learning and Israel
  • Ensure that Hillel at UCSD promotes the values of pluralism and inclusion, is welcoming to a broad a range of students and encourages a broad range of Jewish expression and practice.
  • Prioritize Taglit Birthright Israel as a key engagement opportunity that will both grow student participation in Hillel overall as well as promote a positive relationship with Israel.
  • Oversee communications, including social media, to sustain high visibility of Hillel among key constituencies on campus
  • Ensure that Hillel initiates contact with all known Jewish students at UCSD

 

 

 Student Leadership Development

 

  • Assist individual Jewish students in developing leadership and community-building skills
  • Recruit excellent Jewish student leaders and support them in building Jewish community
  • Advise Jewish student leadership groups by providing information for them to make informed decisions and supporting student-led initiatives and events
  • Promote and support the development of new, interest-based student groups and initiatives

 

 

Financial Resource Development

 

  • In coordination with the Development Director of Hillel of San Diego, develop and implement a plan to generate financial resources needed to support current and new programs for Hillel at UCSD through grants, face-to-face solicitation, telemarketing, and parent and alumni engagement
  • Actively solicit and steward gifts for all campaigns in coordination with the Development Director and working closely with volunteer leaders
  • Prepare and review regularly the Hillel at UCSD annual budget and monthly financial statements with relevant staff and volunteer leadership
  • Work with student organizations to secure funding from the University and with partner organizations to secure grants for events

 

 

 Data Collection and Measurement

 

  • Oversee collection and entry of key contact information and data from all students who participate in Hillel activities or meet a Hillel professional
  • Oversee the evaluation of Hillel’s programming, measurement of overall participation in Hillel activities and recording of individual participation in signature activities, initiatives and groups

 

 

Community Relations

 

  • Provide Executive Director and Development Director written program highlights, success stories and accomplishments that can be shared with key stakeholders
  • Promote Hillel as a valued partner on campus and in the community while actively participating in the life of the University and the San Diego Jewish community
  • Advocate on behalf of Jewish students and Jewish interests on campus while calling on appropriate outside Jewish organizational resources for support
  • Convene key community partners, as appropriate, to support Hillel in dealing with highly visible, controversial issues affecting Jewish life on campus
  • Develop appropriate opportunities to showcase Hillel at UCSD with community stakeholders including Hillel of San Diego board members and donors and key stakeholders in the San Diego Jewish community
  • Represent the Jewish community in the interfaith community on campus by serving as an active member of the UCSD Center for Ethics and Spirituality
  • Promote Hillel as an indispensable partner to the University that enriches student life and the overall campus community

 

 

Human Resources

 

  • Recruit, hire and train professional staff in coordination with the Executive Director of Hillel of San Diego
  • Supervise program professionals, and ensure excellent supervision and management of student interns
  • Maintain effective human resource practices, including annual goal setting and year-end performance evaluations
  • Provide opportunities for continuing professional training, growth and education, including attendance at appropriate Hillel conferences and training opportunities
  • Ensure that all personnel issues are handled appropriately, ethically, accurately and in coordination with the Executive Director of Hillel of San Diego

 

 

What you’ll get out of it:

 

  • Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave 

 

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The range for this position is around $80,000 - $100,000, depending on experience.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel and developing world countries
  • Unlimited paid coffee dates with students
  • Flexible work hours
  • Practically unlimited t-shirts, Nalgene bottles and university swag

 

 

What we’re about:

 

  • Hillel at UCSD creates meaningful opportunities for students to connect to Jewish campus life through various events and student groups. Hillel is dedicated to empowering students to take ownership of their Jewish identity, and gives them resources to establish their own Jewish community on campus. Hillel at UCSD is a place for every Jewish student to celebrate their Judaism in their own way.
  • Hillel at UCSD is a division of Hillel of San Diego, which has a presence on three major campuses: UCSD, SDSU and Cal State San Marcos. Each program takes a unique approach to a common goal of inspiring and enabling young Jews to find their place in the world.
  • Hillel of San Diego is affiliated with Hillel International.  Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

To Apply:

 

Please apply at www.jobs.hillel.org by clicking on “Current Openings.”

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291657 <![CDATA[Executive Director - Cleveland Hillel Foundation]]>  

Cleveland Hillel Foundation is seeking an entrepreneurial leader and innovative community builder to be its next Executive Director. The top candidate will use their stellar organizing and stakeholder relations skills to bring Cleveland Hillel into the next phase of excellence, deeply integrated into a strong and vibrant campus, local and national Jewish community. The Executive Director is directly responsible for implementing Hillel's mission of engaging and empowering Jewish young adults through exceptional programming and experiences that foster active Jewish life on and off campus and in the Cleveland Jewish community. S/he will work closely with staff, lay leaders, students, faculty, and partners within the Cleveland Jewish community to strengthen and expand Hillel’s diverse programs at Case Western University, Oberlin College, and Cleveland State University as well as the additional seven colleges they serve in the greater Cleveland, OH area.


We want someone great at:

  • Building and sustaining a vision. 
  • Sharing compelling stories about your work to the right people, and being able to identify who needs to hear different parts of your vision.
  • Engaging and inspiring others, including students, donors and volunteer leaders, in an exciting vision for Jewish life on campus.
  • Finding creative ideas and solutions, and helping those ideas come to fruition.  That may mean raising the capital and finding the stakeholders who can make those ideas a reality.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Five or more years of relevant experience, with a significant track record of professional success in senior leadership/management, including knowledge of financial resource development, staff supervision, management and development, strategic planning and organizational development.
  • Visionary leadership for a pluralistic Jewish community within a multicultural and multi-faith campus environment.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising, including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors.
  • Experience building, cultivating and investing in a strong staff team.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills to connect with multiple audiences.
  • Proficiency in your understanding of Judaism, Jewish practice, and Jewish culture, and deep familiarity and comfort with the complexities of having a relationship with Israel.
  • Proven experience developing and executing innovative Jewish educational, social, and cultural programs as well as providing leadership, knowledge and support on Israel issues.
  • Personal initiative and drive. You’re capable of building strategic relationships and can effectively manage the various responsibilities that are needed.
  • Flexibility, a sense of humor and the desire and creativity to “think outside the box.”

 

What you’ll own:

 

Fostering Rich Jewish Life

  • Developing, articulating and promoting strategic vision and leadership to fulfill Cleveland Hillel’s mission, in partnership with key stakeholders. Use media to share the story of Cleveland Hillel, including social media, web, and print communications.
  • Partnering with key stakeholders including students, board members, Hillel staff, and Jewish community and campus leaders to create a vibrant Jewish life on all campuses served and to encourage students to develop meaningful Jewish journeys and experiences.
  • Creating a strong engagement strategy for students involved and less involved in Jewish life. Build a series of interconnected communities, building on students’ interests and passions to create multiple access points to Jewish life.
  • Encouraging and promoting a pluralistic approach to Jewish religious expression through holiday and Shabbat observances, and supporting student leadership of religious services and holiday experiences by providing training, creative ideas and resources.
  • Serving as a role model whose values, pluralistic vision, intellect, Jewish knowledge, identity and love of Israel attracts and inspires students, staff, donors, and the broader Cleveland community.


Strategic Relationship Development

Building and maintaining strong, supportive and constructive relationships with key stakeholders, including but not limited to Hillel staff, lay leaders, the university communities, Hillel International, and the wider local, regional and national Jewish community.


Development and Fundraising

  • Developing and implementing a strategic approach to financial resource development and management to sustain Cleveland Hillel’s operations, in close coordination with the Board of Directors and Director of Development. This includes oversight of the annual campaign as well as cultivating and stewarding major donors.


Finances and Operations

  • Oversee the fiscal operation of Cleveland Hillel through budget planning and management processes, preparing budget presentations and reports as needed, developing strategies to ensure cost saving and maintain a balanced budget and overseeing the management of all Hillel physical resources, including equipment and facilities.
  • Recruit, hire and train professional and administrative support staff, provide ongoing staff supervision, including annual goal setting and performance appraisals, and adhere to personnel policy. They will facilitate opportunities for continuing professional training and education and ensure that staff attend the appropriate Hillel conferences and training opportunities.


Engagement and Student Leadership Development

Partner with Hillel staff and students to create pluralistic Jewish education and programming on campus, engaging with and encouraging students to develop meaningful Jewish journeys and experiences.

  • Ensure programming is innovative and imbued with Jewish content and ensure that multiple points of entry to and involvement in Jewish life thrive.
  • Develop the leadership skills of students and empower them to create and implement their own visions of Jewish life.
  • Support students and staff in implementing Israel programming within the criteria established by the Board of Directors.

 

 What you'll get out of it:

  • Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave 
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace and is commensurate with experience.
  • Great professional development, coaching, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Periodic travel domestically and abroad 

 

About Cleveland Hillel:

Founded in 1947 to serve Jewish students at Case Institute of Technology &Western Reserve University, Cleveland Hillel currently serves 2,500 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Case Western Reserve University, Oberlin College, and Cleveland State University. In addition the Hillel reaches out to students at Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Institute of Music, John Carroll University, Baldwin-Wallace University, Ursuline College, Notre Dame College, and Cuyahoga Community College.

 

Cleveland Hillel has strong university relationships, including working with Case Western University to increase Jewish enrollment to 15% by 2015. The Hillel has recently broken ground on a brand new facility, which will be the new hub for Cleveland Hillel, based on the Case Western University campus. It boasts a diverse program and also includes JCLE, a program for graduate and young professionals in the Cleveland community and a rich summer internship program. You can see more here.


Our staff would agree that Northeast Ohio is a hidden jewel. The area boasts one of the best Metropark systems, a world renowned arts and culture center in Cleveland, a vibrant music scene that brings local and nationally known artists, some of the best public and private schools in the country.  Its affordability (and lack of traffic!) is incomparable to most regions that have such amenities.  Hearty Northeast Ohioans enjoy all four seasons! Cleveland, OH is going through a time of dynamic revitalization. You can see more about life in Cleveland here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ku2WfVNUi4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAG9L2J_lUk

http://www.thisiscleveland.com

 

The Jewish communities in Akron and Cleveland are large enough to have your choice from a variety synagogues and Jewish organizations and cultural opportunities- but small enough that you’ll soon know people at the kosher butcher.  They offer big city opportunities with mid-west appeal.  www.letmypeopleknow.com; http://vimeo.com/105871640

 

Cleveland Hillel Foundation is affiliated with Hillel International.  Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

To Apply:

Visit www.hilleljobs.com to apply. Please contact jobs@hillel.org with questions.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291655 <![CDATA[Part-Time Director - Babson College Hillel]]> Babson College is seeking a dynamic leader who will bring a creative and passionate spirit serving as the Part-Time Director of Babson Hillel on campus. The Director will help to provide a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for our diverse student population, by supporting the cultural and religious identity of our Jewish students. The Hillel Director will help promote an active Jewish Life on campus weaving them into an overall positive campus experience.

 

Babson Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.


This position is a temporary/seasonal job scheduled to work 8-10 hours per week for the academic year (September through May).  It is not eligible for benefits.

 

Essential Responsibilities:
• In tandem with Hillel International, articulate, implement and promote Hillel’s mission of building and sustaining a vibrant, meaningful, and pluralistic Jewish community on the Babson campus.

• Facilitate Jewish religious observance, encourage and promote a pluralistic approach for holidays and Shabbat observances, and encourage student leadership and participation of religious services by providing training, and implementing creative programs and resources.

• Oversee and mentor students to assume leadership positions on the Hillel Board and work in collaboration with other student organizations on campus to create programs that include social, educational, religious, and Israel-based opportunities that will serve the Babson community.

• Develop strong working partnerships with multifaith team, supporting the efforts of the student and chaplaincy interfaith programs on campus.

• Develop strong working partnerships with faculty and staff with particular emphasis on Student Life, Multi-Cultural Office, Development and Alumni Office

• As part of the reflection team, assist in the development and implementation of the reflection model.
• Promote an atmosphere of open inquiry and educate around ethical issues.
• Maintain accurate records of constituents.
• Attend regular staff meetings and one-on-one weekly meeting with Assistant Director of Faith.
• Provide support to the Babson community as a Title IX private reporter and as part of the Student Life Team d crisis team.
• Assumes additional responsibilities as required.


 

Job Requirements:
Minimum Level of Education Required: Minimum Bachelor’s degree
Minimum Level of Experience Required: 3 years
Working Conditions: 8- 10 hours per week academic year

 

Additional Required Skills and Abilities:
• Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills, and must be able to maintain a high degree of confidentiality at all times.
• Computer literate and technological proficiency required
• Must have an understanding of the college culture and have the ability to effectively interface with trustees, students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
• Comfort with Jewish culture, ritual and traditions as well as a pluralistic view of Jewish life
• Ability to work in an environment that is continuously changing and growing requiring the ability to be flexible and adaptable.
• Must demonstrate an ability to work in a multi-faith environment.
• Experience with budgets, fundraising and student recruitment.

 

To Apply:

DO NOT USE THIS SITE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION.  Please follow this link to Babson College's HR website to submit your application:  https://babson.peopleadmin.com/postings/3347

 

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291653 <![CDATA[Director, Jewish Life and Learning - Hillel at Stanford University]]> Hillel at Stanford is looking for an inspiring and visionary Director of Jewish Life and Learning for to work with its growing community of undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals.  Candidates will be Jewish leaders, with deep and broad Jewish scholarship excited by intellectual debate, and a passion for engaging students through Jewish learning and praxis.  They will willingly and creatively collaborate with Hillel staff, students, and the surrounding community to build and innovate Jewishly.  This position reports to the Executive Director.

 

Hillel at Stanford is a non-profit organization that has built a strong foundation for Jewish life at Stanford University over the past fifty years.  Hillel at Stanford’s mission is to empower Jewish students at Stanford to explore and deepen their Jewish identities, and to envision their futures with choices inspired by Jewish values and commitments.  Leveraging the distinction of Stanford University and the global impact of our graduates, Hillel enriches the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.  Our beautiful Hillel buildings, completed in 2008, is currently the hub and home Jewish life at Stanford, currently serving approximately 10% of the Stanford student population (700 Jewish undergraduates and 1100 Jewish graduates) as well as Silicon Valley young professionals.

 

Hillel at Stanford is affiliated with Hillel International.  Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

The Director of Jewish Life and Learning will have the following responsibilities:

 

Jewish Celebration

The Director of Jewish Life and Learning will empower students to design and own their Jewish experience, to celebrate Shabbat and holidays, and to grow and establish their adult Jewish identities and competencies.  In partnership with student leaders, students and young professionals, s/he will

o   Coordinate and invigorate Shabbat at Stanford, ensuring traditional and innovative options for Shabbat at Hillel and throughout campus.

o   Plan and implement all aspects of major Jewish holiday programming and observances on campus, including High Holidays and Passover, ensuring ruach-filled and contemplative experiences as appropriate.

o   Evolve the kosher dining program to serve the needs of students, working with students, the local Va’ad and the university.

 

Jewish Learning

The Director of Jewish Life and Learning develops students’ Jewish literacy and self-efficacy through formal, informal and experiential Jewish learning opportunities that span diverse backgrounds, interests, and multiple Jewish perspectives.  Working with student leaders to:

o   Envision, organize, and engage students in meaningful educational fellowships and immersive opportunities.

o   Inspire and advise peer-education and informal education efforts

o   Leverage teachable opportunities for the broader campus, engaging faculty, staff and students through conversation and experience

o   Use media, social media and virtual learning opportunities as appropriate to address issues or raise awareness.

o   Serve as a Jewish educational resource for Hillel staff and student leaders

 

 

Engagement

The Director of Jewish Life and Learning is a strategic community organizer.

o   Proactively form empowering relationships, and catalyze Jewish social networks among students from a broad range of Jewish backgrounds and interests. 

o   Cultivate students’ creative confidence and leadership skills and initiative

o   Connect students to resources and opportunities in the broader Bay Area, American, and global Jewish communities

o   Promote Stanford and its Jewish life to prospective students and parents

o   Maintain relationships with the Office of Religious Life, cultural community centers, and other campus faculty and administration.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Rabbinic ordination or MA and 3-5 years of experience.
  • Prior experience inspiring, mentoring and motivating college age students through traditional, but also experiential education
  • Deep knowledge and lifelong learning role model for Jewish young adults; able to foster intellectual, spiritual, and ethical curiosity and exploration
  • Dedicated to supporting Hillel’s pluralistic Jewish environment - familiarity with and strong appreciation for a full range of Jewish orientations/life styles.
  • Musical and worship ruach highly preferred
  • Collaborative and playful team player with a sense of humor
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Skill and comfort in a technology-rich environment
  • Organized and able to prioritize and execute multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some nights, Shabbats during the academic year and holidays

 

Compensation

Compensation range upon request.

 

 

To Apply:

Please apply at www.hilleljobs.com by clicking on “Current Openings.”  Contact heatherathillel@gmail.com with any questions.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291651 <![CDATA[Director of Jewish Living and Leadership Development - University of Florida Hillel]]> At the University of Florida (UF) Hillel, we are looking for a dynamic team member to become the Director of Jewish Student Talent and Leadership Development. With a community population of at least 6,500 Jewish students, we seek a teammate who has an entrepreneurial spirit, will be a catalyst for change, and is willing to take risks to inspire students on campus. Responsible for overseeing the engagement and tracking of students’ connection with Jewish life, this will include the design, coordination, and implementation of a number of UF Hillel projects.

 

What you do well:

  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining high-quality across all areas and adjusting on the fly
  • Bring an entrepreneurial energy to everything that you do, think strategically, creatively and “BIG”
  • Work with team members and helping them to grow and to be successful
  • Develop a structure to assist and empower young leaders to take initiative 
  • Outreach and build strategic partnerships
  • Figure out what makes people tick, and apply that knowledge to strategically help to connect them to their passions and interests
  • Own your unique knowledge and experiences and inspire others to be on a journey, too.

 

What you bring with you:

  • Master’s degree preferable with some Jewish knowledge and professional work experience, specifically in recruitment and managing teams.
  • Supervision experience guiding teams towards success and growth
  • A team-oriented mindset that includes being a self-starter, a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, and an ability to take risks.
  • Comfort with your self and desire to continuously work to cultivate your professional and personal identity
  • Passion for entrepreneurship, willingness to fail, and drive to be the best
  • Strong attention to detail and interpersonal skills that seeks excellence in everything you do

 

What we need from you:

  • Think radically different to develop a diverse, rich Jewish community
  • Strive for excellence in a team environment predicated on open communication and mutual respect
  • Recruit, coach and empower students through group leadership seminars and one-on-one meetings to build and cultivate a UF Hillel team that is active, committed, heterogeneous, pluralistic, and inclusive
  • Use entrepreneurial spirit and creative thinking to solve current problems affecting Jewish engagement and disinterest
  • Communicate UF Hillel’s vision to key constituencies, including students, alumni, parents, UF administration, and lay leaders
  • Work closely with the CEO regarding strategic planning and organizational management to develop, articulate and implement a vision for service and engagement of Jewish students in partnership with key stakeholders including professional staff, students, Board members, the University, and the Hillel International Center, as well as campus ministries, Greek Life, Florida Blue Key, Jewish Student Union, Student Government, etc.
  • Be accountable for results and decision-making by tracking and evaluating progress to show growth and shortcomings, as well as manage expenditures and provide on-going budget supervision with CEO and Controller.
  • Search and apply for grants with Director of Institutional Advancement
  • Be available for students in need of guidance and support

 

How we can grow together:

  • Oversee and supervise the development and cultivation of team and student leaders and the creation/facilitation of a dynamic infrastructure to build Jewish student life
  • Manage to outcomes – ensuring that work of the team achieves the desired outcomes and measures of success
  • Participate in weekly professional supervision with the CEO and weekly team meetings to consider successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth, and to ensure the cultivation of skills and resources necessary to succeed

 

Why is it worth it:

  • Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave 
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities and a network of colleagues from across the Hillel movement
  • Possible travel abroad, particularly to Israel and developing world countries
  • Flexible work hours

 

Why We Exist: At the University of Florida (UF) Hillel, we challenge students to think different, to inspire creativity and to make a positive impact in our world.

How We Do It: By offering a safe space for individuals to find their home, their purpose, and their future, we train students to become authentic leaders, foster positive memories and make Judaism accessible in their lives.

What We Do: Using a holistic approach to Jewish life through Shabbat, holidays, professional development, social action, Israel, and so much more we seek to ensure that every Jewish student at the University of Florida graduates with the innovative tools and relationships to build, sustain, and lead the vibrant Jewish communities of the future.

 

About UF Hillel:

 

The University of Florida Hillel, located at the gateway to the campus (directly across the street from The Swamp) houses a highly intelligent and driven student body, as well as the largest Jewish student population in the country. For over 70 years the University of Florida Hillel has provided a space for students to enrich their Jewish identities and make a positive impact in the world. UF Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International.  Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

 

To Apply:

Visit www.hilleljobs.com to apply. Please contact jobs@hillel.org with questions.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291652 <![CDATA[Senior Jewish Educator - University of Maryland Hillel]]> Maryland Hillel seeks to inspire every Jewish student to develop an enduring understanding that Judaism is relevant and transformative, alive with innovative opportunity, and compels action, leading to a meaningful and connected Jewish life. We are looking for a Senior Jewish Educator to join our team who will bring contagious energy, dynamism, and creativity to their work with students. The Senior Jewish Educator’s focus will be on building relationships with students uninvolved or less involved in traditional Jewish networks, and creating new and innovative venues of Jewish expression on campus, making Judaism accessible and relevant to students of all backgrounds. The Senior Jewish Educator will have the following key qualities:

  1. An Authentic Jewish personality - a living model of how to live an integrated Jewish life, and will be able to inspire students, through his or her own story, to make Judaism integral to their own life choices and expressed Jewish values.
  2. A Relationship Builder –capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of students.
  3. An Informal Educator –experienced with the theory and practice of informal education and will use that knowledge to model and teach others, particularly the Hillel professionals on his or her campus, how to create the most effective opportunities for meaningful Jewish experiences.
  4. Knowledgeable –highly educated in areas of Jewish content, thus providing the educator with a reservoir of knowledge to share with students.
  5. A Strategic Community Organizer –thinks strategically about how to reach and impact students not involved in the traditional networks, and will utilize methodologies of community organizing in order to manage and strategize for success.
  6. A Self-Starter – highly motivated, driven to succeed, reflective and open
  7. A Team Player – energized by being part of a large staff team.

About Maryland Hillel: Maryland Hillel is a vibrant and extremely active Hillel, located on the University of Maryland, College Park Campus, just ten miles north of Washington DC.  The growth of Maryland Hillel in recent years, along with the exciting Jewish campus community and supportive university relations creates a wonderful work environment.  With over 6,500 Jewish undergraduate and graduate students, University of Maryland is one of the largest Jewish campus communities in the nation.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/QUALITIES

    • Rabbinical ordination and/or advanced degree in Jewish Studies, Jewish education or another related field.
    • Success working in informal education frameworks.
    • Experience with young adults and proven ability to relate to their concerns and developmental stage
    • Commitment to a pluralistic approach to Jewish life
    • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically in order to reach clear goals
    • Entrepreneurial energy and Jewish passion
    • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously.

 

This position will be successful if:

  • A significant number of new students are being meaningfully engaged in Jewish life and have a direct relationship with this individual.
  • This individual has a teaching and/or Jewish mentoring relationship with at least 180 students
  • It is animated by a comprehensive engagement strategy that utilizes peer engagement and relationship building
  • S/he is capable of bringing sophisticated, relevant Jewish substance to conversations and activities with students.

 

As a Senior Jewish Educator, a typical day may include:

  • Coffee meetings with a few students you met and connected with at the Opening BBQ.
  • Working with a few fraternity brothers on a unique and creative approach to Shabbat to be held at their fraternity house.
  • Meeting with a CEI intern and a student they’ve been talking with to discuss a question the student had about Jewish practice.
  • Building an event framework for a student-led discussion on sustainability through a Jewish lens.

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

 

Relationship Building and Jewish Experiences:

 

  • Build relationships with at least 180 previously uninvolved Jewish students over the course of a year, by engaging them in meaningful conversations and offering them a variety of Jewish experiences. This will include meeting students one-on-one, teaching in small groups and staffing immersion experiences (including Taglit-Birthright Israel and Alternative Break programs) and developing new and creative Jewish initiatives, including on and around Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
  • Serve as supervisor for 1-2 peer engagement fellowships, designing weekly group meetings to enhance and facilitate students’ experience as engagement interns, developing measurable goals for interns, and ensuring breadth of the interns’ impact along with depth of their experience in the program.
  • Identify the Jewish educational needs of students and, collaboratively with staff and students, develop stand-alone and ongoing programs and initiatives to address those needs.

 

 

Jewish Educational Resource

 

  • Act as a key educational resource for both Hillel staff and students, helping to enrich their Jewish journeys and coach them in their ability to facilitate Jewish opportunities.
  • Bring creative and meaningful approaches to existing large-scale initiatives such as Shabbat Across Maryland, Israel Week, holiday programming and more, to provide nuanced and sophisticated Jewish learning to students from a wide range of backgrounds.

 

 

Supervision and Teamwork:

 

  • Together with the Executive Director, Assistant Director, and senior staff team, develop Hillel’s strategy for Jewish engagement, experience, and education. The Senior Jewish Educator will work under the supervision of the Assistant Director.
  • Collaborate closely with the full student life team on a variety of programs and initiatives.
  • Supervise the Engagement Associate, including setting of annual goals and overseeing performance reviews.

 

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave 
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. 
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Independent and hands on work in an exciting, start up environment
  • Flexible work hours
  • Practically unlimited t-shirts, Nalgene bottles and university swag

 

To Apply:            

Please apply at www.hilleljobs.com by clicking on “Current Openings.”

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter and resume in the same document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

Start Date: August 1, 2015.

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291650 <![CDATA[Israel Education Coordinator for the West Coast - Hillel International]]> We are looking for a passionate Israel educator who understands the complexities of Israel education to become part of Hillel International’s new Israel Action Program (IAP).  The top candidate will understand the nuances of the different entry points for Israel action opportunities, and use their stellar relationship building skills to mentor and support Hillel professionals.

 

The regional coordinators are responsible for managing relationships and creating Israel education, engagement, and experiences with the local campuses. All regional coordinators will report to the Director of the Israel Action Program, at Hillel International’s Washington, DC headquarters. Regional coordinators will map the different current activities and entry points for future Israel Actions initiatives. Additionally, they will build relationships and mentor Hillel professionals on campuses in their respective regions, with a special focus on a few campuses that have been identified as key priorities. They will build other strategic partnerships in their respective region as well. Ultimately they will design and implement an educational intervention with their specific campuses and regions.

 

This individual will work from the West Coast at an office location to be determined based off of proximity to local universities and the current residence of the individual selected for this position.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Initiate, facilitate, and identify training opportunities for Hillel professionals in your region focused on pro-active Israel engagement and education.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and identify training opportunities for stakeholders in your region focused on pro-active Israel engagement and education.
  • Cultivate and create relationships, train, and collaborate with pro-Israel student groups, organizations, and initiatives
  • Build strong and sustaining relationships with internal and external partners quickly.
  • Create, identify, and promote opportunities for experiences in Israel and authentic encounters with Israelis
  • Create, implement, and continually evaluate standards for excellence in Israel education and Israel programming at Hillel.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with key local, national, and international partners
  • Compose qualitative and quantitative reports describing campus profiles, specific campus events, and the baseline of student engagement regarding Israel education within their region
  • Consistent travel to visit campuses in your region, as well as travel to staff trainings, conferences and convenings

 

Professional Qualifications:

  • Possess a passion and interest, and a personal connection to Israel
  • Understand and possess an ability to navigate politics and student groups on a university campus
  • An ability and desire to travel to campuses for visits that are proactive and planned as well as emergency visits and unplanned.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects tasks at the same time
  • This individual must be comfortable working with a team as well as working alone
  • Understand West Coast universities, particularly the environment and language of the University of California network
  • Bachelor’s degree (in related field is preferable)
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills, including presentations.
  • Be a skilled and self-proclaimed educator
  • Flexible and willing to learn ”on the fly”

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Jewish communal/non-profit world
  • Some proficiency in Hebrew
  • Experience working with Israelis and or other cultures
  • Master’s degree in a related field

 

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave 
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.  The salary range for this position is $35,000 - $45,000, commensurate with experience.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Independent and hands on work in an exciting, start up environment
  • Flexible work hours
  • Practically unlimited t-shirts, Nalgene bottles and university swag


What we’re about:

Hillel International is the largest Jewish campus and community-based organization in the world serving the college-age population. Working with hundreds of thousands of students globally to help Jewish students make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel, Hillel serves students at more than 500 colleges, universities and communities. In addition to its presence on more than 450 North American campuses, Hillel works in more than 55 cities in Israel, the Former Soviet Union, Latin America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Hillel meets all of these students during this most formative time of their lives and engages, educates and inspires these future leaders to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 
To Apply:

Please apply at www.hilleljobs.com and direct any questions to jobs@hillel.org.


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 Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291646 <![CDATA[Senior Jewish Educator - Penn State Hillel]]> Penn State Hillel is looking for a dynamic educator to inspire Jewish students. The Pennsylvania State University is one of the largest and most respected public universities in the country, with an estimated 5,000 Jewish students. Penn State Hillel is in the midst of dramatic organizational growth, transforming from a medium-sized campus organization into one of the premier centers for Jewish student life in the country, soon to be operating out of a new, state-of-the-art facility.

 

The Senior Jewish Educator is a new position for Penn State Hillel and will be the key player in creating the organization’s first-ever Jewish educational vision and implementation strategy. She/he will mentor Jewish students as they take the most critical steps on their Jewish journeys, and guide professional staff to become more confident Jewish conversationalists.

 

The ideal candidate is someone who lives and models a passionately Jewish life, is entrepreneurial and a change agent, possesses an extremely high EQ, and has a great sense of humor. You will utilize these skills to engage and build relationships with Jewish students, help student leaders create Jewish networks across campus and mentor professional staff as they learn to become authentic informal Jewish educators. The Senior Jewish Educator is responsible for ensuring meaningful and diverse opportunities for Jewish expression, identifying and cultivating student leaders, and consistently promoting a welcoming and lively pluralistic Jewish community.

 

What you’re great at:

  • Sharing your deep well of Jewish knowledge in engaging and relevant ways
  • Drawing on your background in informal Jewish education to teach others how to create the most effective opportunities for meaningful Jewish experiences
  • Finding ways to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere
  • Figuring out what makes people tick, and applying that knowledge to strategically help connect them to their passions and interests
  • Using your Jewish story as a model and learning opportunity for others, and being comfortable talking about your own struggles with finding your home in Judaism
  • Listening to what people are saying, and also understanding what they’re not saying
  • Empowering others to create their own Jewish experiences that are meaningful to them
  • Bringing an entrepreneurial energy to everything you do, thinking strategically, creatively and “BIG”

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • An advanced degree in Jewish Studies, Informal Jewish Education, or another related field. A rabbinical degree is not required; we will consider both rabbinic and non-rabbinic candidates
  • Demonstrated success working in informal Jewish educational formats (Hillel, camping, etc.)
  • Experience working with young adults and an approachable, dynamic, and engaging personality with outstanding interpersonal skills
  • A team-oriented approach to work while still being a self-starter
  • A strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would
  • A passion for building pluralistic Jewish communities and creating a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching Jewish environment on and around campus  
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically in order to reach goals

 

As a Senior Jewish Educator, a typical day may include:

  • Having coffee with a few students you met the first week of classes
  • Planning the curriculum for an upcoming 3-part Jewish learning series for core student leaders
  • Meeting with the Executive Director and Assistant Director to tweak Penn State Hillel’s newly developed Jewish educational vision
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with a member of Hillel’s staff team
  • Developing a new Jewish engagement initiative for students in the Greek system
  • Recruiting students for an upcoming Taglit-Birthright Israel trip through tabling and coffee dates

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

Jewish engagement and education

  • Lead the development of a comprehensive Jewish educational vision and implementation plan for Penn State Hillel, in partnership with the Executive Director and Assistant Director
  • Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and connect them to Jewish life
  • Mentor student interns and volunteer leaders in their Jewish growth through group leadership seminars and one-on-one meetings and cultivate a Jewish community that is caring, diverse, welcoming and actively inclusive
  • Create and maintain strategic partnerships with the University community, particularly with other leaders in the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development

 

Planning and Initiative Implementation

  • Building on Penn State Hillel’s new student leadership structure and strategic engagement initiative, guide the Engagement Team in connecting with uninvolved students and exploring ways to create meaningful Jewish experiences that are both relevant and impactful in their lives
  • Develop new and innovative approaches to deepening the knowledge and experience of Penn State’s Jewish students
  • Participate as a member of the Hillel staff team in major programs, Shabbat and holiday celebrations
  • Track and evaluate progress to show growth

 

Supervision and Professional Growth

  • Participate in weekly professional supervision with the Executive Director and weekly staff meetings
  • Guide ongoing Jewish learning and growth for other staff members
  • Participate in semi-annual reviews to consider successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth, and to ensure the cultivation of skills and resources necessary to succeed

 

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement
  • Domestic and international travel opportunities
  • Unlimited paid coffee dates with students
  • Flexible work hours
  • Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave 
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace

 

What we’re about:

Penn State Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of the estimated 5,000 Jewish students at Penn State so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Penn State Hillel’s student leaders, staff, and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Penn State Hillel helps students find a balance between being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Penn State Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability, and results.

 

Penn State Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

Community Overview:

Penn State Hillel is located in State College, PA, on the beautiful campus of the Pennsylvania State University. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has listed State College as #19 on its list of 50 Smart Places to Live. Sperling’s BestPlaces research group has ranked State College the No.1 safest small city in America, and State College is one of RelocateAmerica’s Top 100 Places to Live. Forbes has listed State College among the top 10 smaller metro areas in which to start a career or business.

 

Penn State was ranked 7th in Washington Monthly’s 2009 national college rankings, was #3 on its list of Top 100 Best U.S. College and University Programs, and is included on Newsweek’s list of the 50 Top Global Universities. In 2005, the NASDAQ rated Penn State University as the Best Center for Entrepreneurship in the United States. Penn State features THON—the largest student-run philanthropy in the world—which raised more than $13.3 Million in 2014, and has one of the highest application rates to Teach for America.

 

To apply:

Visit www.jobs.hillel.org for application instructions. For questions, please contact jobs@hillel.org.

 

Please note:

Applicants should include a cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291647 <![CDATA[Senior Jewish Educator - Central Florida Hillel]]> Central Florida Hillel (CFH) is seeking an entrepreneurial community organizer with a deep well of Jewish knowledge and passion for invigorating Jewish life to be its first Senior Jewish Educator (SJE). The SJE will help students as they conceptualize and answer their own "big questions," guiding them as they explore what it means, on an individual level to lead a life of meaning, infused with Jewish values. The SJE will join a dynamic staff of seven at a time of tremendous growth for CFH and will be part of a team that will take the Hillel to the next stages of excellence.

 

The SJE will create “meaningful Jewish experiences” throughout campus. The SJE is responsible for the content of Jewish programs, opportunities and engagement on campus during the academic year including all areas relating to “meaningful Jewish experiences” on campus. The SJE will enrich the content of Jewish programs and bring Jewish content to all aspects of CFH programming. 


The SJE will work alongside CFH staff to build personal relationships with hundreds of Jewish students through meaningful, relevant Jewish conversations and experiences and to help set a strategic Jewish educational vision for the organization.

The SJE operates under the direction of the Assistant Director and the Executive Director & CEO.

Responsibilities:

There will be two key responsibilities of the SJE.

First and primarily, they will build relationships with 150-200 students annually, engaging them in meaningful conversations and offering them a variety of Jewish experiences. This will include meeting students in one-on-one meetings, teaching in small groups and staffing immersion experiences to Israel or other venues.  In this capacity the SJE will also work with CFH staff to help facilitate and create Jewish learning experience and serve as a resources for the Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative (CEI), engagement interns who are charged with building relationships with peers and connecting them to Jewish life.

Second, the SJE will function as a key educational resource to the staff of CFH, helping to mentor and enrich their Jewish journeys and ability to facilitate Jewish experience.  The SJE will also serve as a key resource to the staff to help them assess and deepen the Jewish content of its activities and offerings.  Toward this last point, we will look to the SJE to:


Act as a resource to the program team and student leaders as they ensure that the full cycle of Jewish holidays and observances are celebrated in relevant and meaningful ways on campus.

Encourage and develop student leadership of religious services by providing training, creative ideas and resources.

Oversee formal and informal opportunities for Jewish learning including creating curricula and teaching.

Communicate the richness, diversity and pluralism of the Jewish community.

Work with staff to develop, articulate and promote a vision for empowering and engaging Jewish students in a pluralistic Jewish environment.

Create and expand opportunities for exploration and expression of Jewish life and values.

Initiate creative approaches to engaging new students including one-to-one contact, innovative programs and targeting underserved student groups.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will embody four elements:

1. An authentic Jewish personality - the SJE will be a living model of how to live an integrated Jewish life, and will be, just by the force of their own Jewish personality and story, an inspiration to Jewish students on a variety of levels.

2. An informal Jewish educator - the SJE will be experienced with the theory and practice of informal education and able to model and teach others (particularly the CFH Staff and CEI interns) on how to create AND integrate the most effective opportunities for meaningful Jewish experiences into the widest range of both existing and new Hillel initiatives.

3. A knowledgeable Jew - the SJE will be highly educated in areas of Jewish content. These will include traditional Jewish texts and tradition as well as Jewish Philosophy, Zionism, contemporary Jewish culture, Jewish social and political activism, and finally Jewish arts and culture.

4. A strategic community organizer - the SJE will think strategically about how to reach and impact students not involved in the traditional networks, and will utilize methodologies of community organizing in order to manage and strategize for success.

All interested applicants must be able to demonstrate a minimum of three years prior professional work experience working in experiential Jewish education. Knowledge and/or prior work experience with Hillel is a plus. A strong Jewish background (including knowledge of Israel) with a minimum masters in Jewish Education and/or Rabbinic ordination is required. CFH is offering a very competitive compensation package for the appropriate candidate. The position is currently accepting applications, with the hire joining the CFH team in summer 2015.

More on The University of Central Florida (UCF)
Originally founded as Florida Technological University in 1963, the University of Central Florida (UCF) has grown into one of the largest universities in the United States with 60,000 students. For the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report has recognized UCF as one of the nation’s top-five up-and-coming schools in its best college rankings.  More information is available at http://www.ucf.edu.
 
More on Central Florida Hillel
With an estimated 6,000 Jewish students, Central Florida Hillel serves not only one of the largest Jewish campus populations in North America, it is also emerging as one of the most exciting Hillels in the country with a brand new building that opened in the fall of 2013.Hillel is located inside a luxurious 600 bed student apartment complex across the street from campus. The facility boasts a health club, outdoor pool, beach volleyball, a rooftop garden, sun deck with an outdoor movie theater, and sauna.  The complex is designed to be a “Google-like” facility that inspires creativity and innovation.  The Hillel also serves the students of Rollins College, a top small liberal arts college approximately 20 – 30 minutes from UCF.

Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results.  Central Florida Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International.  Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.  More information is available at www.gohillel.org.  

Life in Orlando
The Jewish community of Orlando has been around for over a hundred years.  Today, approximately 26,000 Jews call Orlando home.  The recognized epicenter is in Maitland where many of the Jewish organizations are centered.  Read more at http://www.orlandojewishfed.org/

Conveniently located in the center of Florida with neighbors like Disney and Universal Studios, Orlando is now the number one travel destination in the United States. In fact, there are direct flights to Orlando from nearly every major city in the United States.  Orlando has plenty to offer young adults looking for a great quality of life. In 2014, Forbes recognized Orlando as one of the top 25 destinations in the United States for Millennials. Great neighborhoods like Lake Eola and Thornton Park known for their classic Bungalow homes, trendy restaurants, pubs, cafe’s, farmer’s market and nightlife, make downtown living an affordable possibility.  To see more about living in Orlando, visit www.visitorlando.com or www.cityoforlando.net.  

To Apply: 

Please apply at www.hilleljobs.com by clicking on “Current Openings.”
 
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process. 

 

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291648 <![CDATA[Part-Time Jewish Life Coordinator - Hillel at University of Akron and Rubber City Jews]]> The Jewish Life Coordinator is a part-time position that will oversee all programmatic aspects of Jewish life and activities on campus of the University of Akron (UA) and within the Rubber City Jews group. They will head Jewish student life on campus through program initiation and facilitation, leadership development, and personal contact with Jewish students. The Jewish Life Coordinator will empower students by providing them with tools and resources needed to create exciting and innovative social, cultural, educational, and religious programs that energize Jewish life on campus. They will be tasked with maintaining accurate records and building relationships in the Akron community.

 

Rubber City Jews (RCJ) is the community for young adults in their 20’s and 30’s in the Akron Jewish community. The Jewish Life Coordinator will work with the RCJ steering committee to develop consistent social and educational programming and experiences. They will be tasked with maintaining accurate records and building relationships in the Akron community.

 

The Jewish Life Coordinator must be capable of working both independently and as part of a team, and have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments. Creativity, drive, flexibility, excellent interpersonal communication and leadership development skills are essential as well as a strong understanding of Judaism. The Jewish Life Coordinator is a part-time position and will report directly to the Assistant Director of Hillel at Kent State.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Previous experience in program planning, implementation, and follow through
  • Extensive knowledge of the Akron Jewish community and resources
  • Thrives within a flexible schedule
  • Outgoing, thrives with meeting new people and creating connections among people
  • Can multitask with many priorities in multiple locations
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community, its practices and traditions

 

HILLEL AT UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

Planning and Program Implementation

  • Develop and implement annual programming plan to build a vibrant Jewish community on campus including a strategic vision, annual goals, objectives, and budget.
  • Identify and engage young Jewish men and women through an organized, strategic and relationship-based approach to engagement.
  • Work in collaboration with other University of Akron and Hillel at Kent State staff to plan and facilitate educational, social, cultural and spiritual programs for Jewish students.
  • Identify and recruit Jewish students for Hillel’s Taglit-Birthright Israel, Alternative Break and other immersion experiences
  • Build positive, ongoing relationships with Jewish students, Jewish student leaders and those with potential for leadership.
  • Coordinate campus publicity, including promoting activities and general visibility.
  • Begin identifying Jewish students for UA Hillel’s student board by providing professional guidance and support.
  • Be available for student-initiated private discussions; provide referral to appropriate counseling and other services as needed.
  • Maintain detailed records of programs and attendance. Understand, utilize and record information in Hillel’s student tracking database, REACH.
  • Develop programming plan for celebrating Shabbat and other Jewish holidays at UA.
  • Work as liaison to other Campus Ministry Organizations when planning joint interfaith programs.

 

Supervision:

  • Participate in professional supervision with the Assistant Director of Hillel at Kent State on a regular basis, including mid-year and year-end evaluations.
  • Supervise and assist student leadership, empowering them to carry out their responsibilities for programs.
  • Fulfill all other responsibilities as directed by the Assistant Director or Executive Director at the Hillel at Kent State.

 

Fiscal Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the preparation of the budget and monitoring of the budget and the general adherence to agency fiscal policies.
  • Seek out potential alternative funding sources and aid in the preparation of grant proposals for program support.

 

RUBBER CITY JEWS

Planning and Program Implementation

  • Provide regular and diverse social and cultural programming for Jewish young adults living in the Akron area in their 20’s and 30’s
  • Happy Hours: Plan two-three casual meet-ups per quarter at local restaurants for all members to get to know each other socially in a neutral environment.
  • Shabbat BaBayit: Coordinate and implement one Shabbat per quarter. Recruit RJC members to lead the programming, service, and bring food. Identify members to host in their home or apartment.
  • Additional Events: Coordinate at least two additional events per quarter to bring the community together and attract new members. Community service, culture, recreation, and spirituality are examples of topics.
  • Large Community Events: Promote and recruit for local community-wide events encouraging participation in RCJ members.
  • Identify and engage young Jewish men and women through an organized, strategic and relationship-based approach to engagement.
  • Give back to the Akron and Jewish communities through volunteer opportunities and fundraising efforts.

Administration

  • Attend all Rubber City Jews events and meetings.
  • Track attendance at programs and collect information of new members.
  • Create new documents and maintain existing rosters to track potential and current members.

Community Outreach

  • Maintain, along with the steering committee, the RCJ social media presence and ancillary marketing efforts.
  • Build strategic relationships with Akron area Jewish agencies, Jewish and general community members, and other like-minded social groups.
  • Promote togetherness among Jewish young adults that can lead to participant- led social activities.
  • Demonstrate the ways in which Jewish young adults can be involved in Jewish life and live under a Jewish lens.
  • Educate Jewish young adults about the Akron area and diverse Jewish customs which they might not have been aware of in the past.

 

 

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291643 <![CDATA[Campus Rabbi - Jewish Life at Duke]]> Campus Rabbi – Jewish Life at Duke

 

Job Description

 

Jewish Life at Duke is excited to find a dynamic, passionate and engaging Rabbi to join our team during the summer of 2015. The Campus Rabbi will be a primary Jewish leader for Jewish Life at Duke and serve as the chief Jewish educator. As such, the Rabbi will focus on nurturing Jewish community and energetically reaching out to individual members of the campus community.

 

The Campus Rabbi is member of the staff of Duke University and serves as the official Jewish chaplain at Duke. This individual plays a key role in building Jewish community at one of the premier private Universities in the South through meaningful conversations, collaborative ventures, educational opportunities, and transformative experiences.

 

As a member of the Jewish Life at Duke staff team, the campus rabbi will inspire students and staff to explore Jewish identity and Judaism. This individual will help shape the future of a thriving Hillel that has the support of the faculty, administration and board of trustees of the University to enhance the Jewish student experience on campus.

 

The right Campus Rabbi candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain successful relationships with students, faculty, staff, and colleagues as well as parents, alumni, community members and other key constituencies.
  • A pluralistic approach to Jewish life, an ability to inspire Jewish young adults and the character to serve as a role model.
  • A passion for engaging students through Jewish learning and religious practice and an ability to foster intellectual, spiritual and ethical curiosity and exploration.

 

What you’ll bring to the job

  • Rabbinic ordination and demonstrated experience working with youth, young adults and/or college students.
  • Creativity, flexibility and initiative, along with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments.
  • Comfort working both as part of a team as well as independently.
  • Prior experience inspiring, mentoring and motivating college students through informal and experiential education.
  • Skill and comfort in a technology-rich environment.

 

Responsibilities

Jewish Leadership

  • Develop creative and innovative Shabbat initiatives including organizing and facilitating of religious services and meaningful Shabbat experiences as well as engaging students in opportunities to participate.
  • Develop and implement creative and innovative programming for the full cycle of Jewish holidays and observances including High Holidays and Passover.
  • Communicate the richness, diversity and pluralism of the Jewish community.
  • In conjunction with the staff of Jewish Life at Duke, create opportunities for students to have meaningful Jewish experiences.
  • Act as resource for questions regarding Judaism, Jewish laws and customs.
  • Manage kashrut supervision of the kitchen and kosher dining at the Freeman Center for Jewish Life.

 

Education and Program

  • Serve as the chief Jewish educator for Jewish Life at Duke including the development, implementation and assessment of a strategic plan for informal education.
  • Develop student Jewish literacy and self-efficacy through formal, informal and experiential Jewish learning opportunities that span diverse backgrounds, interests and multiple Jewish perspectives.
  • Work with program staff and students in planning and implementing events that promote Jewish identity, values, and community, and are infused with Jewish content.
  • Identify and reach out to engaged and unengaged students to connect them to Jewish life through meaningful conversations and transformative experiences.
  • Conduct regular Jewish learning with the staff of Jewish Life at Duke and support other staff in sharing their Jewish knowledge.

 

Chaplaincy

  • Provide religious, spiritual and personal guidance for students, Jewish groups, faculty and staff.
  • Offer informal one-on-one pastoral counseling to interested students.
  • Refer students to appropriate organizations on campus as indicated.

 

University and Community Relations

  • Represent the interest of and advocate for Jewish students and the Jewish community on campus.
  • Serve as a Jewish resource to university administration, faculty and staff.
  • Work with Religious Life staff and other chaplains on campus and attend all Religious Life and Faith Council meetings.
  • Actively engage in interfaith work on campus to provide a Jewish perspective.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the Center for Jewish Studies and other faculty to engage in collaborative Jewish educational programs, initiatives and opportunities.
  • Act as liaison to other rabbis in community.
  • Promote Duke and its Jewish life to prospective students and parents.

 

What we are about

Jewish Life at Duke is comprised of the Freeman Center for Jewish Life and the Rubenstein-Silvers Hillel. The Freeman Center provides a home for Jewish life on campus while the Rubenstein-Silvers Hillel provides exciting and innovative programming throughout the Duke community.

 

As a department within the Division of Student Affairs and an accredited Hillel, Jewish Life at Duke serves as the address for Jewish life on campus. Students, staff and faculty join together to create a vibrant, diverse and pluralistic Jewish community. Jewish Life at Duke helps connect people so that they can celebrate holidays, make friends, enjoy a good meal, discuss Israel, as well as discover amazing Jewish opportunities on campus, at home and throughout the world. Our mission is to inspire Jewish students through community building, collaborative ventures, leadership opportunities, and educational experiences. Our vision is one of a Duke community where student growth is rooted in Jewish values, ethics, and traditions.

The Freeman Center for Jewish Life, dedicated in 1999 provides a permanent and physical home to the Jewish community at Duke and stands as a statement that the Jewish community is a valued and important part of the University. The Freeman Center, a striking 17,500-square-foot home away from home was updated and renovated during the summer of 2014 to better serve the Duke community. Jewish Life at Duke was recently featured in Reform Judaism as one of “The Top 7 Hillels You Haven’t Heard Of” and ranked #8 in “Top 50 Colleges with Active Jewish Communities” by BestColleges.com.

 

Jewish Life at Duke is affiliated with Hillel International.  Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

 

What you’ll get out of it

  • A comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary within the non-profit marketplace.
  • Benefits of being a staff member at a prestigious private university.
  • Great professional development, mentoring and skill building opportunities.
  • Opportunities to travel in the U.S. and abroad.
  • Amazing Hillel and university colleagues.

 

For more information on Jewish Life at Duke, Duke University, and Durham, NC check out the following websites:

 

www.studentaffairs.duke.edu/jewishlife

www.duke.edu

shalomdch.org

www.durham-nc.com

 

Read more about Durham on the top lists:

Best Place for Business and Careers 2013 #10

Top 100 Place to Live 2014 #4

America’s 50 Best Cities 2011 #15

Green Cities Ratings 2014 #16

The South’s Tastiest Towns #1

 

To Apply:

Visit www.jobs.hillel.org for application instructions.  For questions, please contact jobs@hillel.org.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291644 <![CDATA[Campus Rabbi - University of Miami Hillel]]> At University of Miami Hillel, we’re looking for a passionate, outgoing and engaging Campus Rabbi who will inspire and guide the Jewish students at the University of Miami so that they will actively engage in the process of building and sustaining vibrant, meaningful, and pluralistic Jewish campus communities. The Campus Rabbi will be an important part of our staff team, working to develop, articulate and promote a vision for Jewish life on campus. He or she will serve as a compelling role model of contemporary Jewish living.


What you’re great at:

  • Bringing pluralism to your conversations and showing that Judaism which is different from your own is authentic and meaningful.
  • Sharing your Jewish knowledge in inspiring and meaningful ways to a young adult population.
  • Finding ways to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere. That may include people very different than you, and could be at the checkout at Starbucks, in spin class, or at an event where you know no one.
  • Listening to stories and being able to hear the space between the words to learn as much as possible from the conversation.
  • Inspiring all kinds of people to own their own Judaism, take their passion to a new step on their Jewish journey and being able to watch without needing to take credit for their journey.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Rabbinic ordination and a true commitment to a pluralistic approach to Jewish life with a traditional outlook.
  • Creativity, flexibility and initiative, along with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments.
  • Skill and comfort in a technology-rich environment.
  • Experience working with young adults. Experience as a volunteer or professional in a Jewish organization is a plus, as is community organizing, informal education, camping, or other types of work directly serving others. 
  • A team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, proven experience thinking and acting strategically to reach goals, a sense of humor, and an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would. 

 

As a Campus Rabbi, a typical day may include:

  • Coffee meetings with a few students you met at opening weekend.
  • Working with a group of fraternity brothers on a unique and creative approach to Shabbat to be held at their fraternity house.
  • Meeting with an engagement intern and a student s/he’s been talking with to discuss a question the student had about Jewish practice.
  • Counseling a parent on how to let their student grow and experience college while still remaining part of their life in a positive way.
  • Briefing the speaker for next week’s “lunch and learn” about the population s/he’ll be teaching.
  • Meeting with a University official to deepen the relationship of UM Hillel with the University and to uncover new unmet needs.

 

What you’ll own:

  • Individual Student Connections- The Campus Rabbi will be responsible to build relationships with Jewish students who are uninvolved in Jewish life on campus. This will be accomplished by meeting students one-on-one, teaching in small groups, staffing immersion experiences and developing new and creative Jewish initiatives.
  • Facilitation of our Pluralistic Campus Jewish Community– The Campus Rabbi will work with our staff and student leaders to foster a pluralistic Jewish environment on campus, including the promotion of a multifaceted approach to Jewish expression through Shabbat and holiday observances. He or she will work with our staff and students to coordinate, facilitate, and evaluate all aspects of:
    • Shabbat services, meals and programming, empowering students from diverse Jewish backgrounds to create and lead innovative Shabbat programming
    • Jewish holiday programming and observances on campus, including but not limited to, High Holiday services and meals, Passover Seders, etc. 
  • Student and Staff Education– The Campus Rabbi will function as a key educational resource for both students and professionals on campus, helping to mentor and enrich their Jewish journeys and enhance staff members’ ability to facilitate new Jewish opportunities for students. S/he will be responsible for working with staff on their own initiatives as well as organizing and supervising periodic staff learning.
  • Jewish Content- The Campus Rabbi is encouraged to bring his/her whole self and unique set of skills to enhance the Jewish community on our campus in traditional and non-traditional ways. S/he will be dedicated to meeting students, staffing immersion experiences, and facilitating educational opportunities. S/he will help infuse all of our offerings with Jewish content and work with staff and students to train them to do the same.

 

What you’ll get out of it:

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. 
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Travel abroad, particularly to Israel.
  • Unlimited paid coffee dates with students.
  • Amazing stories of students you inspired to lead Jewish lives.
  • Some of the most enthusiastic colleagues in the entire Hillel system.
  • Practically unlimited t-shirts, Nalgene bottles and university swag.

 

What we’re about:

The University of Miami Hillel, like the University itself, challenges students with new ideas, new ways of looking at the world and new approaches to life. Hillel helps students on a daily basis to navigate the University experience and discover for themselves what it means to be universally human and distinctively Jewish.   Hillel endeavors to create a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment to foster student growth while inspiring students to be dedicated to Jewish life, culture, values and peoplehood. Through tzedek (social justice) programs, Jewish learning, spirituality, trips to Israel and social and religious events, Hillel engages students on their own terms while empowering students who already participate to energize and deepen their Jewish commitment.

 

UM Hillel reaches out to a vast majority of unaffiliated Jewish students by providing them with experiences to grow personally, professionally and spiritually. It allows students to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity—regardless of their religious background and upbringing—and fosters a strong sense of Jewish pride.  UM Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International.  Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.


Located on the University of Miami campus, Hillel ensures a vibrant Jewish life for students and the extended campus community. The University of Miami Hillel is in the midst of an exciting $5 million capital campaign to renovate its existing space and to create an endowment. The new Hillel building will bring Judaism to the forefront of campus in a significant way and enable UM Hillel to live up to its potential. The renovated building is expected to be completed in time for the Fall 2015 semester.  


A private research university with more than 15,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.   Jewish students at UM come from all over the United States and the world, including many from Latin American countries. Led by President Donna E. Shalala, the University is comprised of 12 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs.


Miami is home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the United States with strong Jewish community institutions. The Miami Jewish community is extremely active, with dozens of Jewish day schools, synagogues, and a variety of opportunities for organizational involvement. Miami is an incredible multi-cultural city with art and cultural opportunities galore. And we’ve got some of the best weather in the country – warm and sunny year round, and never, ever any snow.

 

To Apply:

Visit www.jobs.hillel.org for application instructions.  For questions, please contact jobs@hillel.org.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291645 <![CDATA[Chief Campus Officer - Hillel International]]> Hillel is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to serve as the senior campus and community professional for the organization. This exciting new position will provide an opportunity for a proven leader to drive a critical element of Hillel’s new strategic implementation plan: to impact the Jewish community by pursuing excellence on campuses and in communities around the world.


A Drive To Excellence

As the Hillel movement approaches its centennial, a new strategic implementation plan, “Drive to Excellence” has been built to ensure a stronger foundation for greater success and effectiveness. At the core of the plan is a commitment to the future of the Jewish people by engaging the largest number of Jewish students on as many campuses and in as many communities as possible. The plan describes the components of excellence and commits to supporting each Hillel affiliate in achieving excellence. To implement this plan and achieve excellence on campus, the Schusterman International Center of Hillel International will organize itself into three pillars, to be led by a Chief Talent Officer, a Chief Development Officer and a Chief Campus Officer


The Position

Hillel is recruiting for the position of Chief Campus Officer (CCO) who will serve as a member of its Executive Leadership Team and report directly to the President and CEO. Working with the senior leadership of Hillel International, the CCO will generate the resources and develop the strategies to make Hillel an organization that demonstrates excellence on each campus and in each community with which the organization is affiliated.  

 

 The Opportunity

The CCO will play a critical role in the implementation of “A Drive to Excellence.” Specifically, the CCO will:

  • Be a positive force for campus excellence throughout the movement.
  • Develop a deep understanding of the opportunities, challenges, and context of each affiliate.
  • Create and direct all communications to local Hillel leadership.
  • Represent Hillel in all situations pertaining to campus transformation.

 

The CCO will creatively develop strategies to achieve excellence on campus. The CCO will oversee a team of senior professionals that lead the Israel Education and Engagement, Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Education, Student Engagement, and Social Entrepreneurship divisions at Hillel International.

 

Skills and Attributes

The successful candidate will be a proven leader with a demonstrated ability to drive significant organizational change. S/he will have experience:

  • Developing and executing on a winning strategy;
  • Engaging with young adults;
  • Developing professional staff;
  • Leveraging new technology and social media;


In addition, s/he will bring a:

  • A positive approach to problem-solving and an ability to exercise diplomacy in difficult situations;
  • Proven success in building relationships;
  • Community organizing skills;
  • Strategic thinking and implementation;
  • Prior experience in establishing benchmarks for success, and evaluation;
  • Proven record of strong human resource management;
  • Demonstrating an authentic, personal connection and commitment to Jewish life;
  • Engaging and empowering others and holding them accountable.

 

Other Personal Characteristics

  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Magnetic personality
  • Highly effective communicator across multiple venues;
  • “Big tent” orientation;
  • International perspective;
  • Affinity for young adults;
  • Integrity and confidence;
  • Capacity to travel both within the United States and internationally.

 

Compensation

An attractive and competitive package, commensurate with experience and other senior executive positions, is available.

 

To Apply:
Visit www.jobs.hillel.org for application instructions. For questions, please contact jobs@hillel.org.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a cover letter and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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291641 <![CDATA[Development Manager - University of Michigan Hillel]]> The Development Manager is largely responsible for the management and execution of University of Michigan Hillel’s annual fundraising initiatives toward a $1.2M+ annual campaign goal (with an operating budget of $2M+). The ideal candidate is an early-career development professional with 2+ years experience leading target market initiatives such as direct mail and telemarketing (i.e. Phonathon). The candidate will possess strong customer service and database management skills as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of the Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor Jewish communities is strongly preferred, but not required. The ability to pay close attention to detail and keep a finger on the pulse of day-to-day Advancement team activities is critical. This position is based in Ann Arbor and reports directly to Hillel’s Director of Advancement.

 

Position Responsibilities:

 Direct Mail Appeals of Annual Campaign: Work in partnership with the Director of Advancement and team members to prepare and execute seven or more appeals including but not limited to: True Blue Society Mailing, Newsletter appeal, High Holidays appeal, Giving Tuesday, End of Calendar Year appeal, Shabbat appeal and End of Fiscal Year appeal;

  • Lead timely, accurate preparation and management of all Annual Campaign appeals
  • Work in partnership with team members to oversee management of appeal timelines and tasks to ensure On Track status throughout and successful execution solicitations
  • Lead appeal design and messaging for review and approval
  • Lead mailing list segmentation and management
  • Lead preparation of donor lists for annual Newsletter, website, etc.

 

Phonathon: Direct Phonathon;

  • Oversee all aspects of the Phonathon, including the hiring and training of Phonathon Supervisors/Coordinators/Callers as well as the scheduling of four seasonal sessions
  • Prepare materials for callers including training manuals, scripts, call sheets, etc.
  • Develop criteria for Phonathon calls including list segmentation
  • Review daily pledge sheets for accuracy, new donors and gift fluctuations
  • Ensure timely pledge agreements and requests for more information are assembled and mailed
  • Track and analyze Phonathon data to build fundraising/outreach strategies that increase revenue and improve net
  • Manage follow-up with donors/prospects as necessary

 

Cultivation and Stewardship:

  • Maintain a prospect portfolio of mid-level donors in accordance with Hillel’s Stewardship Plan to cultivate relationships and increase support
  • Serve as the staff advisor to our newly-emerging national alumni councils in partnership with Director of Advancement
  • Serve as the staff coordinator for national summer Meet & Greet events, which includes reviewing lists of incoming freshmen to identify Jewish students, preparing mailing packet materials and organizing evening events in the homes of Parent Ambassadors
  • Assist in coordination of other national cultivation events for incoming students, their parents and alumni as necessary
  • Conduct individual and foundation prospect research
  • Identify strategies to reach lapsed and decreased givers

 

General Support, Database Management and Other:

  • Promote best practices in database management by ensuring constituent information and gift information is accurate and by recording all relevant contact reports and constituent notes in database
  • Share important and timely donor information, gift information and community events with Executive Director and Director of Advancement
  • Work closely with Program team to achieve comprehensive, cohesive and accurate messaging
  • Lead the hiring processes of work-study students and development intern
  • Attend Hillel programs on evenings and weekends as necessary such as: select Shabbat dinners, High Holiday events, Parents Weekend, Homecoming Weekend, etc.
  • Travel as necessary for donor meetings, cultivation events, conference, etc.

 

 Job will include additional responsibilities at the direction of the Executive Director and Director of Advancement.

 

What Michigan Hillel is about:

Michigan Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Everyday U-M Hillel strives to do this through goals of enhancing campus life, embodying Jewish values, engaging Jewish students, nurturing empowered leadership and cultivating community.

 

Michigan Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International.  Hillel International envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

What you’ll get out of it:

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave. 
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. 
  • Great professional development, mentoring and skill building opportunities.
  • Periodic national travel

 

To Apply:

Please apply at jobs.hillel.org by clicking on “Current Openings.”

PLEASE NOTE: 

Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter and resume, along with three references in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.

 

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