Current Job Openings

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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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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291654 <![CDATA[Director of Jewish Student Life - Hillel of Northern New Jersey]]> The Director of Jewish Student Life works under the auspices of Rutgers Hillel, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. The Director provides ongoing support to students and student groups, coordinates student leadership development, and oversees marketing and campus relations. We are looking for someone with contagious passion, entrepreneurial energy, and a commitment to Jewish life.

 

Hillel of Northern New Jersey is seeking a Director of Jewish Student Life. This is a full-time position, responsible for developing a robust Jewish campus life at multiple campuses. These campuses, and their estimated Jewish populations, are: Bergen Community College, 1000; Fairleigh Dickinson University Metropolitan (Teaneck) Campus, 250 combined undergraduate and graduate; Ramapo College of New Jersey, 600-700; and William Paterson University, 300.

 

Hillel’s mission is to build Jewish identity and community, guiding students on their personal Jewish journey. Hillel provides a broad range of exciting opportunities for Jewish involvement, including social, educational, cultural and religious programming. Hillel helps students initiate activities that are most compelling to them and their particular campus.


What you’re great at:
● Engaging and inspiring students to include meaningful Jewish experiences in their lives and building relationships with Jewish students.
● Working cooperatively with administrators on various college campuses.
● Identifying best practices and sharing that information with student leaders, to enhance Jewish life on their campuses.
● Overseeing all programming to ensure a strong balance of social, educational, cultural, and religious programming that recognizes and respects the diversity of Jewish backgrounds of the students.
• Keeping in touch with your many friends and contacts via social media.
• Juggling all your various activities and commitments without letting any of the balls drop.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:
• A Bachelor’s degree and 1 – 3 years of professional work experience. It is preferred that you have an advanced degree and/or personal experience in Hillel either as a student or as a staff member, or comparable experience in other organizations.
• 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 expected.
• Excellent communication skills and a passion for facilitating Jewish life for students.
• Comfort with your Jewish self (or are actively figuring that out) and a willingness to work with students from a variety of backgrounds.
• Eagerness to learn.
• A car and the ability to drive.
• An ability to be self-directed and prioritize multiple responsibilities.
• Excellent computer skills (word and data processing, social media) are vital.

 

What you’ll do here:
Outreach and 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.
• Develop key relationships with professionals from the university’s student life programs, helping to ensure positive positioning of Hillel in the university landscape as well as facilitating partnerships in the planning and actualization of programs and activities.
• Empower newly engaged students to create and implement meaningful Jewish experiences with and for their peers.
• Recruit for and potentially staff immersion experiences, such as Taglit-Birthright Israel and/or Alternative Breaks, and implement a pre- and post-trip engagement plan.
● Engage in strategic relationships with campus administrators and leaders of various student groups, so that Hillel is seen as an indispensable part of campus life.

 

Planning and Program Implementation
• Develop programs and strategies to develop strong student leaders.
• Support student-initiated programs; help plan and attend most programs (including many evenings, weekends, Shabbat, Jewish holidays) and serve as a resource to Jewish groups on campus.
• Work cooperatively/collaboratively with segments of the student leadership to develop programming and build positive on-going relationships with students.
• Maintain records of programs and attendance for measurement and ongoing evaluation.
• Help with planning and implementation of major programs, Shabbat and holidays.

 

Marketing and Communications
• Develop means of communication with students for the purposes of program recruitment and marketing of new engagement opportunities.
• Coordinating program publicity via website, Facebook, email, newspaper, etc.

 

Community Relations
• Develop relationships with local organizations and congregations
• Ask local rabbis to speak on campus; advertise synagogue programs to students
• Work with nearby Café Europa to bring Holocaust survivors to speak on campus with students each semester

 

Supervision and Professional Growth
• Attend Rutgers Hillel weekly staff meetings in New Brunswick and participate in weekly professional supervision with a staff member of Rutgers Hillel.
• Participate in ongoing Jewish learning and growth opportunities.
• Participate in staff retreats.

 

What you’ll get out of it:
• The thrill and satisfaction of knowing that you have positively impacted the lives of students and done something significant to enhance and enrich Jewish life.
• The opportunity to “be your own boss” while receiving supervision from a veteran Hillel professional at Rutgers University
• Flexible work hours.
• 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.
• Opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and skill-building.
• Potential for travel abroad, particularly to Israel.
• Supervision experience.

 

What we’re about:
Connecting students to their Jewish identity and Jewish community; moving students in the direction of Judaism that is important to them; having a blast at Shabbat; enjoying the community that we serve; and engaging students on their Jewish Journey.

 

Our “region” is just outside New York City with easy access to all that the Big Apple has to offer. Starting date will be mid-January 2015.

 

Rutgers 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:
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.

 

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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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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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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.

 

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291650 <![CDATA[West Coast Regional Coordinator, Israel Action Program - 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.


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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291649 <![CDATA[Northeast Regional Coordinator, Israel Action Program - 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. 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 in 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.

 

We prefer that the candidate work out of Hillel’s Schusterman International Center in Washington, D.C., though we are open to considering remote work based in the Northeast, proximate to college campuses.

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

 

  • 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

 

What you’ll bring:

  • Possess a passion for and a personal connection to Israel, as well as an understanding of Israel education
  • 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 the environment and language Midwest universities and key players in the Midwest Jewish world.
  • Bachelor’s degree (in related field is preferable)
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, & written communication skills, including the capacity to create 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.


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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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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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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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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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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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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291642 <![CDATA[Finance and Business Analyst - Hillel International]]> Hillel International is looking for a Finance and Business Analyst to provide both day-to-day and long-term advice, assistance, analysis and information regarding business planning, budgeting, accounting, contracts, expenditures and financial management.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in monitoring financial operations to identify problem areas and determine actions required to streamline processes, tools and systems in respect to business planning, shared services and efficiency improvement.
  • Analysis of key performance indicators; reviewing and utilizing trends highlighted from numerous data sources.
  • Preparing regular financial analysis and reports for assigned business functions, departments or programs.
  • Participating in the development and implementation of action plans resulting from financial planning and analysis.
  • Developing and maintaining positive and professional working relationships with vendors, outside stakeholders, peers, management and support resources with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
  • Providing occasional administrative support for the fiscal team.

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor's degree in accounting/finance/business (preferred but not required) and 2-4 years of work experience in a related field.
  • A keen eye for details and an understanding of how those details fit into the bigger picture.
  • Knowledge of financial and accounting principles, concepts, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • The ability to apply cost accounting to solve routine and non-routine problems.
  • Skill in gathering, assembling, consolidating and analyzing financial data in order to recommend an action plan.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills in order to prepare reports, briefings and guidance on complex topics.
  • Experience in managing financial accounts and budgets.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Advanced computer skills including strong Microsoft Excel skills and familiarity with other accounting systems.

 

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.
  • 3 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick time as well as parental leave.
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.

 

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.

 

Where you'll work:

Hillel's Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) is located in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, human resources, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications.

 

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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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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291640 <![CDATA[Executive Director - San Francisco Hillel]]> At San Francisco Hillel, we’re looking for an Executive Director who understands what it means to build and sustain a community of excellence.  As an indispensable partner with the 12 campuses it serves and the local community, we are seeking a candidate who will use their exceptional relationship building skills to engage with Hillel’s stakeholders, from an incoming freshman on opening weekend to the President of each university or college.


The successful candidate will work in partnership with students, alumni, an active and engaged Board of Directors, the universities and the larger Jewish community of San Francisco to strengthen and grow a meaningful and vibrant Jewish campus community.  


We want someone great at:

  • Building and sustaining a vision.  You must be able to see the trees AND the forest, and prioritize when one needs to be more important than the other.
  • Seeking out the best in someone else and connecting them to opportunities and partnerships.  That could be a donor, a senior university administrator, a colleague in the community, or the student who makes your latte at Starbucks.
  • 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.
  • Driving yourself and others to their fullest potential.
  • Supporting innovation and risk, as well as evaluating learning moments from failures.
  • Cheering on your team.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • 6+ years of professional work experience, and at least 3 to 5 years of senior management experience, with responsibilities and accomplishments in managing budgets, fundraising, and nonprofit administration.
  • Proven track record in raising funds and growing year-over-year budget by engaging foundations, individuals, and grant-makers.
  • Strong administrative skills, knowledge of basic accounting, and excellent communication skills.
  • Past roles working in a Jewish organization is a plus, as is strategic planning or other types of work where you manage multiple stakeholders.  
  • Innovation and collaboration into all aspects of planning and implementation.
  • Flexibility, resilience, passion and energy.
  • A desire to nurture and support staff, helping them to grow personally and professionally.
  • A team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, feel at ease running the ship, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from challenges.  You’re comfortable with your Jewish self (or are actively figuring that out).

 

As an Executive Director, a typical day may include:

  • Being an accessible and active face on campus to students by engaging with them.
  • Visiting a donor to share the results of a new initiative they helped to fund.
  • Meeting with the chair of Hillel’s board of directors and a team of students to talk about the semester’s big partnership program with Greek Life on campus.
  • Being a group facilitator at the campus Ask Big Questions gathering.

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

Strategic Planning, Vision and Leadership

  • 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.  
  • Ensure that resources match the mission and vision in implementing new initiatives and sustaining ongoing programs.
  • 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.
  • Work with Board of Directors and its committees to implement the strategic vision for the Hillel.  Participate in the creation and take responsibility for the implementation of all board policies and staffing of all board committees.
  • Partner with Hillel International to ensure that SF Hillel incubates initiatives and remains committed to the global vision of the Hillel movement.

 

Financial Resource Development and Management

  • In close coordination with the Board of Directors, develop and implement a strategic approach to financial resource development and management to sustain Hillel’s operations.  Effectively interact with the Board of Directors and identifying and recommending new board members and volunteer leadership.
  • Spearhead development activities, including major gifts cultivation, planned giving efforts and face-to-face solicitation.  Manage application to and stewardship of foundations for grant support.
  • Direct and manage the fiscal operation of Hillel through budget planning and management processes.  Develop and manage the annual budget and oversee regular financial reviews as well as all reporting to the Board and funders.

 

Supervision and Human Resource Management

  • Develop and implement the strategic framework for effective HR practices, structures and systems, including annual goal setting and midyear and year-end performance evaluations.
  • Oversee the supervision and ongoing professional development of the 3 full-time Hillel staff and several student interns.
  • Provide opportunities for continuing professional training, growth and education, including attendance appropriate Hillel conferences and training opportunities.



Campus and Community Relations

  • Manage strategic relationships with senior administrators on behalf of Hillel, so that the Hillel is an indispensable partner of the universities served.
  • Provide leadership as a representative of the Jewish community on campus and work cooperatively with appropriate departments and faculty to strengthen Jewish campus life.
  • Advocate on behalf of Jewish students and Jewish interests, and utilize appropriate organizational resources in the Jewish community.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with students, the universities, parents, alumni, and donors.

 

 

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, executive coaching, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Periodic travel domestically and abroad 

 

About San Francisco Hillel:

San Francisco Hillel welcomes students of all backgrounds to connect with their Jewish peers through Shabbat and Holiday celebrations, Social Justice service, Jewish learning, travel to Israel and Israel education and advocacy, hanging out at the Hillel House, and so much more. 

 

The mission of San Francisco Hillel is to be a vibrant presence on 12 campuses, serving the maximum number of university-aged Jews, building and enhancing identity and community to foster lasting commitment to Jewish life and the State of Israel. 

 

San Francisco 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.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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291639 <![CDATA[Israel Engagement Coordinator - Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach]]> Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach is seeking an Israel Engagement Coordinator to lead all promotion and recruitment initiatives for Hillel’s Taglit-Birthright Israel program at our five colleges and universities, with the goals of dramatically expanding the number of trip participants and engaging returnees in meaningful follow-through experiences. S/he will staff Taglit-Birthright Israel trips and create initiatives designed to keep trip alumni connected to Jewish life and to Israel.


The Israel Engagement Coordinator will work with students prior to their departure and upon their return from their Taglit-Birthright Israel trip by developing activities to engage them in Jewish life on and/or off campus, by encouraging them to become involved as leaders and participants in Jewish programming and groups, and by directing them to and facilitating their participation in existing Israel-related opportunities.   


The main goals for the Israel Engagement Coordinator include:

  • Expanding the number of Taglit-Birthright Israel trip participants from our campuses through effective recruitment and marketing strategies.
  • Hiring, managing and motivating a team of Birthright interns who will be responsible for assisting with recruitment.
  • Engaging Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni in continued campus activities and Jewish life in the areas of Israel education/advocacy, social justice/community service, and Jewish life and learning by developing personalized follow-through plans with them (in partnership with other Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach staff and utilizing local and national resources).
  • Helping to transform campus Jewish life, with the Taglit-Birthright Israel participants as a core group through which others are engaged and brought into the Jewish campus community.


Qualifications

  • Self-driven and motivated to seek out opportunities and projects, with energy and enthusiasm for Jewish life and Israel.
  • Dynamic, positive, outgoing, and engaging personality.
  • Comfortable interacting with individuals and groups of various sizes.
  • Ability to manage projects with many moving parts, set timetables and adhere to deadlines, and multi-task.
  • Prior travel experience in Israel and knowledge of Israeli society and culture.
  • Excellent organizational and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with Jewish education and outreach.
  • Proven leadership skills, and the capacity for effective teamwork and group leadership.
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required for this position, along with at least two years of professional work experience.


Compensation

This position is a grant-funded, 12-month, full time position beginning January 5, 2015, and includes a comprehensive package of medical, dental and vision benefits, vacation and sick time, and a competitive salary. (The position may be extended beyond 12 months, based on the achievements of the Israel Engagement Coordinator, but this cannot be guaranteed.)

 

About Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach

The mission of Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.  Hillel’s vision is to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life.

 

Hillel has created 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.

 

South Florida is home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the United States. Our main facility, the Levine Weinberger Jewish Life Center, is located in Boca Raton on the main campus of Florida Atlantic University, and we also have a second facility on campus at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. The Jewish community is extremely active, with several Jewish day schools, myriad synagogues, and a variety of opportunities for organizational involvement. And we’ve got some of the best weather in the country – warm and sunny year round, and never, ever any snow.

For more information about the universities we serve and the local communities in which they are located:

www.fau.edu

www.lynn.edu

www.nova.edu

www.broward.edu

www.palmbeachstate.edu

www.jewishboca.org

www.jewishbroward.org

www.jewishpalmbeach.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 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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291638 <![CDATA[Director of Development - Hillel at the University of Wisconsin]]> Note – when submitting application materials, cover letter and resume must be combined into a single attachment

 

The University of Wisconsin Foundation, a private non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging philanthropy on behalf of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is seeking an experienced development director to join a team of professionals responsible for the private funds development programs at the UW-Madison. This newly created position will have primary responsibility for the planning, management, and implementation of a major gifts development program with UW Hillel. The Director of Development will be employed by the University of Wisconsin Foundation. While employed by the Foundation, the Director of Development will work and travel with the Director for Hillel and coordinate efforts with Hillel staff as appropriate.

 

Hillel, The Jewish Student Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, at the Barbara Hochberg Center for Jewish Student Life, serves over 5,000 Jewish students and faculty.  Hillel provides a home and support to over 20 independent student organizations.  Every expression of Jewish life is represented: religious, cultural, political, traditional and alternative.  Hillel enables University of Wisconsin Jewish students to have a voice in their community - one that helps them maintain their ties to Judaism. Programs range from Shabbat dinners to Israel trips, social justice programs, peer mentoring and leadership training, and opportunities to learn, grow and teach others.  Hillel at the UW has a prominent board of directors, including students, faculty, UW administrators, alumni, and parents.  There is a robust professional team of eight full time and several part time staff members.  UW Hillel has an annual operating budget of roughly $1 million, which includes annual campaign gifts of approximately $500,000, as well as annual grants, allocations, and endowment funds.

 

The successful candidate for this position will provide strategic leadership and management of development initiatives directed to the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of top prospects and donors for UW Hillel. The successful candidate will be a strategic, results-focused, dynamic and innovative team player who works collaboratively with colleagues at UW Hillel, in other UW-Madison programs, and in the Madison community.

 

The Director of Development will work collaboratively to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Work with the UW Hillel Director to identify priorities and design and implement strategic development plans.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and manage a portfolio of top prospects and donors in order to secure major gifts in support of Hillel funding priorities. These priorities include endowed faculty positions, student scholarships, arts facilities, and interdisciplinary program initiatives and other special programs.
  • Plan and conduct visits, events and other ongoing contacts to build relationships and interest in the Hillel mission among private stakeholders.
  • Build, develop and maintain effective prospect identification tools to link potential donors with programs and needs.
  • Build, develop and maintain strategies to enhance donor stewardship.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree in marketing, communication, non-profit management or business preferred
  • 3 – 5 years of fund development experience, with focus on major gifts
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Self-directed, team player who has a strong work ethic and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work effectively with University officials, faculty and prominent alumni
  • Ability to meet travel requirements (approx. 25%)
  • Commitment to the values of the UW Foundation --
    • The joy of giving and the power of philanthropy
    • The transforming impact of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • The treatment of all with respect, courtesy and dignity
    • The inviolability of ethical behavior, honesty and integrity
    • The sanctity of relationships

 

The Director of Development reports to a Vice President and Managing Group Leader at the Foundation.  Depending on qualifications, this position may be filled at an Associate Director, Director or Senior Director level, consistent with the UW Foundation’s professional career progression plan. This is a full-time position involving travel.  We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefit program. 

 

To apply, please click on the following link (note – when submitting application materials, cover letter and resume must be combined into a single attachment):

https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=11307981

 

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions at hr@supportuw.org.  Application deadline is December 12, 2014.

 

Amber Aquino

Human Resources

University of Wisconsin Foundation

 

The University of Wisconsin Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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291637 <![CDATA[Grant Writer - Hillel International]]> We are seeking a creative, entrepreneurial and experienced Grant Writer (full or part time, depending on the candidate) to support Hillel International’s fundraising initiatives and help ensure that Hillel reaches its ambitious system-wide fundraising goals.  Hillel’s Grant Writer will be personally and actively engaged in all aspects of Hillel’s fundraising efforts from foundations and other funders, with a focus on writing grants in partnership with Hillel International’s program leaders to help them raise funds to support their initiatives.  Hillel International, the world’s largest Jewish campus service organization, seeks to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.


What you do well:

  • Write clear compelling proposals, tailored to specific foundations’ needs and interests.
  • Illustrate your proven track record of crafting successful grant proposals and foundation reports.
  • Partner and collaborate with a people of differing backgrounds and experiences.
  • Distill compelling stories about Hillel’s work and quickly identify which parts to highlight for particular funders.
  • Use your finely tuned radar for planning and execution to catch the details others might miss.
  • Identify funders’ philanthropic goals and priorities and match these to Hillel programs and funding needs.


What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a passion for excellence
  • A bachelor’s degree and 3+ years of grant writing experience
  • Experience working within the Jewish philanthropic, higher education, and/or private philanthropic foundation world(s) is highly desirable


A typical day as the Advancement Grant Writer might include:

  • Partnering with the Director of Development, Foundation Relations to debrief and plan next steps for cultivating Hillel’s relationship with a philanthropic foundation.
  • Drafting grant proposals and/or foundation reports.
  • Having a conversation with a Hillel program professional to learn about their initiatives, how they influence and empower students and further Hillel’s mission, and determining how to use that information to make a compelling case to give.


What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

  • Crafting timely and compelling grant reports for Hillel’s current investors, enhancing Hillel’s ability to sustain and grow existing philanthropic relationships. 
  • Collaborate with senior development and program staff to develop successful new grant applications. 


What you’ll get out of it:

  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Independent and hands-on work in an exciting, fast-paced environment.
  • In-depth training on all systems and processes, as well as regular supervision and mentoring.
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
  • 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.
  • 3 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick time, annually, as well as parental leave.


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, 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.


About Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center:

Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) is located in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, human resources, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications. 



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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291636 <![CDATA[Director of Development, Campus Excellence - Hillel International]]> We are seeking an energetic, creative, and productive self-starter to serve as Hillel International’s new Director of Development, Campus Excellence to help ensure that Hillel reaches its ambitious system-wide fundraising goals.  The successful candidate will be actively engaged in creating a new implementation plan for all aspects of Hillel’s collaborative fundraising efforts between Hillel International and three to four select local campus Hillel foundations. The Director of Development will stand in the intersection between Hillel International and the local Hillel, providing hands-on resources and expertise to drive the local Hillel’s development efforts to the next level of excellence.  This is a telecommuting position based in the greater NY metro area and reports to the Chief Development Officer of Hillel International.


Hillel International
,the world’s largest Jewish campus organization, seeks to inspire every Jewish college student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel


What you do well:

  • Understand how to build robust and effective fundraising structures and systems to optimize board giving, major gifts and mail campaigns.
  • Create new initiatives from scratch while inspiring trust and active collaboration in partners.
  • Listen to, understand and support the needs of partners and colleagues.
  • Share your passion for Hillel and compelling stories about its mission and programs to the right people, and identify who needs to hear different parts of your vision.
  • Actively engage donors’ philanthropic interests and goals and connect them to opportunities to make an impact in the world through Hillel.
  • Work in a fast-paced team environment, involving various projects, and enjoy working with professionals and donors from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.


What you’ll bring to the job:

  • A bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of fundraising experience. Familiarity with fundraising events and operations is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • An entrepreneurial, hard-charging, can-do nature.
  • Creative strategies and flexibility to work as part of a remote team, working with campuses and professionals in different places.
  • Availability to travel periodically.


A typical day as the Director of Development,
Campus Excellence might include:

  • Working closely with a campus Executive Director to build an annual fundraising plan.
  • Teaming up with a campus Hillel professional to coordinate a solicitation meeting.
  • Connecting a Hillel International Development colleague to share important fundraising resources to a campus Hillel.
  • Engaging a campus Hillel board member to plan a parlor meeting at their home.
  • Planning for an upcoming fundraising event or following up with individuals who recently attended an event.
  • Partnering with a campus and Hillel International colleagues on major donor strategies.
  • Writing thank you notes to several new donors to the campus annual campaign.

 

 What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

  • Work with a portfolio of three to four campus Hillel foundations to create and execute a comprehensive development plan, including direct solicitation, donor cultivation and stewardship, special projects, marketing and public relations, as well as some administrative tasks.   
  • Curate the resources of Hillel International’s development department to custom tailor an approach for individual campuses.  These may include use of Hillel’s direct mail, planned giving and endowment, major gifts and capital gift tools and best practices.
  • Steward communication and relationship building with donors who support the Hillel foundations in your portfolio: respond to their inquiries, provide general support, process their donations, and help to grow their engagement with Hillel.
  • Prepare, review and proof donor correspondence and documents, including bills and acknowledgement letters.
  • Plan visits to the Hillel International office by donors, prospects, foundation professionals, and other special guests.


What you’ll get out of it:

  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Independent and hands-on work in an exciting, fast-paced team environment.
  • Exposure to a variety of campus Hillel foundations and their fundraising challenges and opportunities.
  • In-depth training on all fundraising systems and processes, as well as regular supervision and mentoring.
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
  • 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.
  • 3 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick time, annually, as well as parental leave.


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, 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.


About Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center:

Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) is located in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, human resources, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications. 



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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291632 <![CDATA[Director of Foundation Relations - Hillel International]]> We are seeking an entrepreneurial, experienced and productive self-starter to serve as Hillel’s Director of Foundation Relations to support Hillel’s international fundraising initiatives and help ensure that Hillel reaches its ambitious system-wide fundraising goals.  Hillel’s Director of Foundation Relations will be actively engaged in Hillel’s foundation-based fundraising efforts, with a focus on strengthening existing foundation relationships and cultivating new opportunities for foundation support.  Hillel International, the world’s largest Jewish campus service organization, seeks to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

What you do well:

  • Have a proven track record of crafting successful grant proposals, presentations, and relationship building with Philanthropic Foundation professionals and funders.
  • Manage an ambitious program of growth in foundation fundraising.
  • Quickly understand existing and emerging program ideas and identify foundations which might be good candidates for funding.
  • Share compelling stories about Hillel’s work to the right people, and being able to identify who needs to hear different parts of your vision.
  • Understand philanthropic goals and match with the right program opportunities.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • 7+ years of experiences as a Major Gift officer, specifically seeking foundation and grant support; or 7+ years of experience as a Foundation Program officer.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the Jewish philanthropic world is a plus.
  • An entrepreneurial, hard-charging, can-do nature.
  • Flexibility to travel as needed.

 

What you’ll own:

  • A multi-million dollar national foundation development program, focused on advancing Hillel International’s mission.
  • Ongoing reporting, communication and stewardship of existing foundation relationships.
  • Cultivation of new sources of private foundation support.
  • Supervise and manage Hillel’s Grant Writer, as well as liaise Hillel International’s program staff to ensure the highest quality of compelling grant requests and reporting.

 

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Independent and hands-on work in an exciting, fast-paced environment.
  • Report to the Director of Principal Gifts, and have opportunities to attend joint meetings and solicitations with Hillel’s President and CEO, and other senior professionals.
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
  • 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.
  • 4 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick time, annually, as well as parental leave.

 

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, 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.

 

About Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center:

Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) is located in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, human resources, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications. 

 

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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291633 <![CDATA[Major Gift Officer - Hillel International]]> We are seeking two energetic, productive and highly experienced Major Gift Officers to support Hillel’s international fundraising initiatives and help ensure that Hillel reaches its ambitious system-wide fundraising goals.  These positions may be based in the New York metro area, Los Angeles, Chicago or Washington, DC.  Reporting to Hillel’s Director Principal Gifts, Hillel’s Major Gift Officers will be charged with cultivating and stewarding a portfolio of 120 donors who have the capacity to make significant gifts to Hillel ($50,000+), as well as developing new sources of funding and engaging new donor prospects to broaden Hillel’s donor-base.  Hillel International, the world’s largest Jewish campus service organization, seeks to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

What you do well:

  • Build substantive relationships of trust with successful individuals from business, industry and philanthropy, through listening.
  • Develop and implement clear and focused strategies to maximize individual philanthropy to advance Hillel’s mission.
  • Bring poise, sophistication and self-confidence to donor cultivation meetings.
  • Solicit five-, six- and seven-figure gifts for restricted and unrestricted purposes.
  • Quickly master the full range of Hillel’s mission, activities and giving opportunities and articulate them concisely and with passion.
  • Share compelling stories about your work to the right people, and identify who needs to hear different parts of your vision.
  • Identify others’ passions and help to match them with Hillel’s priorities.
  • Act with integrity and professionalism in a wide range of settings that require tact, diplomacy and collaboration.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Passion for the university experience and the impact Hillel can have on the Jewish identity and experience of young adults
  • 5+ years of major gifts fundraising experience or significant evidence of transferrable experience.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication that will earn the confidence of the board, donors, lay leaders, prospects and professional colleagues.
  • Proactive nature and initiative to drive success.
  • High energy and enthusiasm, charming demeanor and good humored personality.
  • Strong organizational skills and focus.
  • Enjoyment working in a demanding yet collegial and rewarding environment, with hardworking and committed leaders and colleagues who strive for excellence.
  • Flexibility to travel as needed.

 

What you’ll own:

  • A portfolio of 120 Major Gift donors and prospects to cultivate through the solicitation cycle.
  • Relationships with Hillel lay-leaders, board members, foundation professionals, and Jewish communal professionals.
  • Fundraising events and donor parlor meetings in your region.

 

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Opportunity to raise significant funds for one of the most transformative global organizations in the Jewish community
  • Independent and hands-on work in an exciting, fast-paced environment with extraordinary opportunity for growth
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace
  • 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
  • 4 weeks of vacation and 3 weeks of sick time, annually, as well as parental leave

 

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, 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.

 

About Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center:

Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) is located in the Chinatown/Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington, D.C. and helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, human resources, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications. 

 

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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291631 <![CDATA[Development Associate - Columbia/Barnard Hillel]]> Columbia/Barnard Hillel is seeking a dynamic professional with strong organizational and communication skills to serve as Development Associate. The Development Associate position is an entry-level position that is primarily responsible for assisting the Director of Development in carrying out the annual fundraising strategy for Columbia/Barnard Hillel.

 

Columbia/Barnard Hillel is an exciting, fast-paced, intellectually rigorous work environment. We are a high energy, dedicated team of professionals committed to enriching the Jewish experience of our students.

 

The Development Associate works with the Director of Development on strategic planning, the design and implementation of the annual development calendar of activity, and meeting an annual fund raising goal of over $1,000,000 in operating funds for the organization.

 

A person that will succeed in this position will be someone that is very well organized, works fast, pays attention to detail and deadlines, and takes extreme pride in the accuracy and presentation of his/her work. This person will be an essential part of the development team and will help create new strategies to engage our alumni, parents and friends.

 

Event Management:

  • Coordinate logistics for the annual gala, including ticket sales, creating reports and designing event materials (save the dates, invitations and journals).
  • Will create, implement and assist with cultivation and stewardship activities, including young alumni events.

 

Donor Relations & Data Management:

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Prepare fundraising and donor reports for development meetings.
  • Manage and maintain donor database, identifying, troubleshooting and resolving database problems.
  • Project management, production of collateral materials, board reporting, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Analyze data and help DOD develop strategies and individualized cultivation plan to increase fundraising, including scheduling one-on-one appointments for DOD.

 

Communications:

  • Production and dissemination of Development Department mailings, broadcast e-mails, marketing/fundraising publications, giving opportunities, etc.
  • Coordinate and draft direct mail appeals and stewardship letters (honorary letters and cultivation pieces).

 

Qualifications & Skills

Preferred 2-3 years of fundraising and event management experience.
A college degree is required.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint).
Highly organized and motivated.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Desire to learn about all the different channels of fundraising.
Ability to work independently and be self-directed, while also able to work collaboratively within a team environment.

About Columbia/Barnard Hillel:

Columbia/Barnard 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.

Columbia/Barnard Hillel is the catalyst for students to explore and consciously define their Jewish identity. In a world of abounding choices, we offer a captivating array of opportunities which engage students in all things Jewish - fun and thoughtful - opening the door to transformational experiences. We are passionately committed to enabling our students to meaningfully contribute to the local and global Jewish community, Columbia University and the world-at-large.

 

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 files. 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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291629 <![CDATA[Executive Director - Hillel 818]]> Hillel 818 is seeking a dynamic leader to become its new Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a track record of success inspiring students, staff and volunteers.  The new Executive Director will be an exceptional communicator with significant and demonstrable experience building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders. Strong administrative and fundraising skills are required.  The position, which oversees Jewish student life on three campuses, demands an entrepreneurial attitude, flexibility, resilience, passion, energy, as well as a strong commitment to pluralism.
 
The ideal candidate:

  • Is a learned and learning role model for emerging adults and the Jewish People.
  • Embodies Hillel’s vision of an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
  • Acts as a hands-on leader, paying diligent attention to the overall well-being of the Hillel and its resources – human, financial and structural.

 
Applicants should possess:

  • At least 5 years of proven progressive achievement in executive organizational leadership and supervision of a team, with a preference for experience related to Hillel or student life.
  • Commitment to the Jewish growth of college-aged students with a track record of creativity, inspiration and transformation.
  • Demonstrated experience and strength in areas of financial management, fundraising and leadership.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work extended hours, including weekends and evenings.
  • Masters degree from an accredited institution (preferred).

 
Executive Director Responsibilities:
 
Strategic Vision and Leadership

  • Oversee a shared Hillel vision for Jewish life among 3 distinct campuses and be able to promote that vision to a diverse audience.
  • Partner with the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and Hillel International to ensure that Hillel 818 incubates initiatives and remains committed to the global vision of the Hillel movement in the context of its unique environment.
  • Inspire and manage staff while creating a standard of excellence in executing the shared mission and vision of Hillel.
  • Inspire a clear vision for building a Jewish student community across the Valley.


Student Life

  • Engage students at ethnically diverse, multi-campus commuter universities.
  • Supervise the Jewish student life staff, presently including the Jewish Student Life Coordinator and the Jewish Agency for Israel Fellow.
  • Ensure that resources match the mission and vision in implementing new initiatives and sustaining on-going programs.
  • Model an enduring commitment to Jewish Life, learning and a commitment to Israel.
  • Ensure that Hillel 818 remains pluralistic and welcoming to as broad a range of Jewish expression and practice as is reasonable.
  • Encourage building opportunities for cross-campus engagement through student and staff leadership wherever possible.
  • Encourage commitment amongst community college students to pursue four-year degrees at accredited universities.


Leadership Development

  • Engage, inspire and build strong relationships with the board of directors, providing information for them to make informed decisions (this is especially important because of a transition in leadership this year).
  • Transition student leaders to access points for Jewish involvement post-graduation.
  • In close coordination with the Board of Directors, develop and implement a strategic approach to financial resource development and management to sustain Hillel’s operations.
  • In partnership with the board of directors, identify and recommend new board members and volunteer leadership.


Community Partnership

  • Ensure that Hillel 818 is an active participant in the Los Angeles Jewish community, including congregations, schools and organizations in the Valley.
  • Demonstrate leadership and make Hillel a valued partner while actively participating in the life of the colleges and universities in the Hillel 818 orbit.
  • Develop appropriate opportunities to showcase Hillel 818 within the Greater Los Angeles community.
  • Devise strategies that will have the host university and community colleges viewing Hillel as an indispensable partner that enriches student life and the overall campus community.
  • Build and sustain relationships with university and college faculty and administration.


Human, Financial and Structural Resources

  • Actively solicit and steward gifts for all campaigns, leading all fundraising activities for the organization.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise and inspire staff.
  • Ensure that all personnel issues are handled appropriately, accurately and in coordination with Hillel International.
  • Review regularly the annual budget and monthly financial statements, with relevant staff and volunteer leadership, to ensure alignment of vision with resources and planning.
  • Oversee the Hillel 818 facility as a means for engaging student and the community.


Benefits and Compensation:

  • 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 $80,000 – $95,000, depending on experience.
  • Great professional development, executive coaching, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Periodic travel domestically and abroad.

 
About Hillel 818:
Hillel 818 is adjacent to the campus of the California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and also serves students at Pierce College and Los Angeles Valley College.  There are an estimated 8,000 Jewish students in the Valley, in a larger Jewish population of ~250,000.  Greater Los Angeles is home to a full-range of opportunities for Jewish life, and Hillel 818 seeks to become a vital component of the wider landscape.  Hillel 818 is in the midst of a dramatic transformation in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, and the next Executive Director will play a significant role in the re-imagining of the organization.  For information on Hillel 818, visit www.818.hillel.org.  To learn more about the Jewish Federation, visit www.jewishla.org.
 
Hillel 818 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.
 
LOCATION: 17729 Plummer St., Northridge CA 91325
 
To Apply:
Visit www.jobs.hillel.org for application instructions.  For questions, please contact
 
PLEASE NOTE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but we will not commence the formal review of applications until the end of October.  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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