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291694 <![CDATA[Jewish Student Life Coordinator - Hillel 818]]> Hillel 818 is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and self-motivated individual to join our staff team as the Jewish Student Life Coordinator (JSLC). The JSLC will oversee our outreach, engagement and community building efforts for the estimated 8,000 Jewish students attending California State University Northridge, Pierce College and Community College of the Valley. Hillel 818 serves a unique student demographic including a large percentage of commuter students.

 

The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years’ experience working within the greater Jewish community, Hillel, or the field of higher education. Knowledge of the diverse array of Jewish students served by Hillel 818 is preferred, but not required.

 

About Hillel 818

For over 50 years Hillel 818 has served the campus of California State University Northridge. More recently, Hillel 818 has begun working with both Pierce College and Los Angeles Valley College. Serving an estimated 8,000 Jewish students Hillel 818 provides a unique opportunity for our staff to engage with a wide array of students from diverse Jewish identities. This includes working within the Russian, Israeli and Persian Jewish communities and engaging a primarily commuter campus population. 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.

 

Your Skill Sets:

• Having the flexibility to managing multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining quality across all areas and adjusting on the fly.

• Familiarity with higher education and campus settings.

• Experience building meaningful Jewish communities in a campus or related environment.

• Experience inspiring and managing staff and / or student leaders.

• A spirit of entrepreneurship which fits in with the Hillel 818’s ethos of thinking both creatively and strategically to maximize our impact on campus.

• Inspiring your team members to help them grow and be successful.

• The ability to strategically network and build partnerships with the greater Los Angeles Valley community as well as on the campuses we serve.

• Knowledge and a love for Jewish learning, culture and a desire to model for staff and students the concept of lifelong learning.

• Experience with marketing and social media specifically, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

• Open to new ideas and innovative solutions.

• An understanding and desire to promote Jewish Pluralism.

• Knowledge and positive experiences with the work Hillel does on campus.

 

Your background:

• Bachelor’s degree required plus 2 – 3 years of prior relevant work experience, preferably in a Hillel or campus setting. Master’s degree in Jewish non-profit, higher education, or education preferred.

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

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

• You’re comfortable with your Jewish self, and/or actively seeking to cultivate this part of your identity.

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

 

As the Jewish Student Life Coordinator, your responsibilities include:

• Supervising student interns and other professional staff as required

• Analyzing all aspects of the program to ensure that funds are being used to maximize outcomes.

• Building and developing key reports on the work Hillel 818 is doing for existing funders and prospective donors, utilizing data from REACH.

• Developing student leadership.

• Oversight of publicity and public relations efforts for programs including innovative approaches to social media.

• Providing resources for Jewish programming by being familiar with what is available in the community.

• Attending programs and events and insures that all relevant University and Hillel policies are observed.

• Oversight of program budgets and expenditures.

• Working with student board and other clubs to secure and utilize student government funding.

• Ability to work nights and weekends.

 

How you will grow personally and professionally:

• The ability to work with a diverse array of amazing students on a multitude of cultural, educational and social projects ranging from Jewish learning to international advocacy and everything in between.

• One-on-one weekly supervision with the Executive Director.

• Working on key initiatives with Hillel 818 stakeholders including board members, major donors, local Federation leadership and Hillel International staff.

• The opportunity to help craft how Hillel 818 utilizes both quantitative in qualitative metrics for success.

 

The benefits of work for Hillel 818:

• 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 terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement.

• Possible travel abroad, particularly to Israel and developing world countries.

 

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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291693 <![CDATA[Jewish Student Life Coordinator - Florida State University - Ezra Eligible]]>
Jewish Student Life Coordinator - Hillel at Florida State University

 

Hillel at FSU Foundation is looking for a dynamic self-starter to inspire Jewish students at FSU.

 

The Jewish Student Life Coordinator (JSLC) is a mentor who provides inspiring leadership to students seeking to explore their Judaism and define their place in Jewish community, builds meaningful relationships with both students who are involved in Jewish life and students who are not yet engaged, and encourages students to grow as community leaders. We are looking for someone who can help create, build and shape the Jewish future and make it “uniquely FSU.”

 

The Jewish Student 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. The Jewish Student Life Coordinator reports to the Hillel at FSU Executive Director.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

• A Master’s degree and one year of professional work experience. Experience as a professional in a Jewish organization is a good, prior Hillel experience is great! A Bachelor’s with more experience may be considered.

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

• You’re comfortable with your Jewish self (or are actively figuring that out).
You have:

• What it takes to be a leader and inspire others to lead

• An appreciation of Israel and desire to share that with others in a pluralistic way

• Knowledge of technology including social media and web sites.

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

• A fluency and comfort with Jewish knowledge, ideas, traditions, conversations, and practices; determined by a Jewish Fluency Assessment required as part of hiring process

• Some experience creating, planning, and staffing Jewish experiences in camp, youth-group, synagogue, high-school, undergraduate, or other settings

• At least 2+ years of formal Jewish education or equivalent, between middle school and graduating from college, and/or 1+ years of immersive Israel experience

• A love of learning -- Jewishly, academically and organizationally.

• An interest/enjoyment in the out-of-doors and being in a sports-oriented setting.

• A reliable vehicle and the ability to lift 20 lbs of books. Limited travel and frequent shopping is required.

 

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

• Recruiting for, and having follow-up coffee meetings on campus for immersive experiences

• Meeting with members of student government to discuss co-sponsorship opportunities

• Working with the Leaders Board and students to plan and strategize the upcoming semester’s programs

• Setting aside quiet time for administrative and planning activities

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

 

Outreach and engagement

• Identify uninvolved student populations and develop strategies for contacting and serving them.

• Contact uninvolved students through personal calls, tables on campus, etc.

• Keep in contact with involved students.

• Develop means of communication with students for the purposes of recruitment and marketing of new engagement opportunities. This will include strategic and creative marketing via Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms.

• Coordinate campus publicity, including flyers, newspaper articles, calendars, brochures, etc. (including actual production or oversight of students' efforts).

 

Planning and Implementation

• Recruit student leaders to build and sustain a community.

• Develop and implement training programs and strategies to develop strong student leaders.

• Advise the student leadership board and other leadership groups and committees

• Be available for student-initiated private discussions; refer for counseling or to other resources when necessary.

• Support student initiated programs; attend most programs (including evenings, weekends, Shabbat, Jewish holidays as needed).

• Play a key role in planning and evaluation of overall program.

• Initiate programs in specific areas of focus, based on assessed needs.

• Serve as liaison to Jewish agencies and University organizations regarding joint efforts.

• Responsible for program budget.

• Maintain records of program attendance, collection of fees, and expenditures.

• Supervise and train student interns.

• Manage systems and procedures for student organizations with regards to campus programming, finances, advertising, etc. at Florida State University and help students navigate these processes.

• Assist student leaders with gathering and purchasing program supplies.

 

Supervision and Professional Growth

• Participate in professional supervision with the Executive Director and weekly staff meetings.

• Participate in ongoing Jewish learning and growth with other staff members including traveling to conferences and other development opportunities.

• Provide secondary supervision to the Peer Network Engagement Interns and other similar interns as assigned

 

What you’ll get out of it:

• Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.

• Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.

• Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities.

• Travel abroad, particularly to Israel and Bahamas

• Unlimited paid coffee dates with FSU students.

• Supervision experience.

 

What we are about:

FSU is home to nearly 4000 Jewish students. Hillel at FSU and the members of the Jewish Council, which Hillel supports, provide diverse opportunities for making Jewish choices while being a student at FSU. FSU is proud to offer a study in Israel option through their world-class Study Abroad Program office. One out of every five FSU students participates in Greek life---as a result, Hillel partners with AEPI, SDT and other Greeks to be Greek and Jewish. Jews participate in student government through several registered student organizations (RSOs): `Noles for Israel, the Maimonides Society, Jewish Law Students Association and other emerging groups. Hillel supports all expressions of Jewish life on campus and offers an environment in which Jewish students can create the type of Jewish life they wish to have at FSU. Where once students came in order to hide their identity, now FSU is a place of Jewish pride. Come be a member of the tribe and be a Seminole, too!

 

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

 

About Florida State University

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University with the Carnegie Foundation's highest designation, Doctoral/Research University-Extensive ” offers a distinctive academic environment built on its cherished values and unique heritage, welcoming campus on the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida, championship athletics, and prime location in the heart of the state capital.

 

Combining traditional strength in the arts and humanities with recognized leadership in the sciences, Florida State University provides unmatched opportunities for students and faculty through challenging academics, cultural discovery and community interaction.

 

Underlying and supporting the educational experience at Florida State University is the development of new generations of citizen leaders, based on the concepts inscribed in our seal: Vires, Artes, Mores: Strength, Skill and Character.

 

Job Location

Tallahassee, FL United States

 

Salary range:

Low-mid 30s with possibility for advancement

 

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular, includes some weekends

 

To Apply:

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

 

 

Ongoing Professional Development: The Ezra Fellowship

• This campus is applying to be part of Hillel International’s Ezra Fellowship for this position. The Ezra Fellowship is for early career professionals who are passionate about engaging young adults in Jewish learning. Fellows hold full-time jobs at campus Hillels across the country.

• Alongside their positions on campus, the fellowship offers the additional and exclusive opportunity to participate in three years of tailored professional development. The fellowship includes training in experiential Jewish education, immersive Jewish learning, workshops in facilitating conversations around Jewish texts, and career development coaching.

• Through participation in Ezra, fellows have had the opportunity to build their networks, train with the most innovative organizations in contemporary Jewish education, and develop skills in public speaking, group facilitation, leading soulful and musical worship services and creating formal and informal Jewish learning experiences.

 

Applicants must apply for the Ezra fellowship simultaneously with a campus position. Please visit our website to find out more about the fellowship and to apply.

 

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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291692 <![CDATA[Director of Jewish Student Life - Jewish Student Union/Hillel at College of Charleston]]> We are searching for an engaging, organized, confident, self-starter to become the full-time Director of Jewish Student Life at The Jewish Student Union/Hillel at the College of Charleston. You will be responsible for the organization, implementation, and oversight of all activities of the Jewish Student Union/Hillel at the College of Charleston.

 

The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program is one of the leading Jewish Studies programs in the South. With more than 800 Jewish students on campus, our Jewish Student Union/Hillel serves as the center for Jewish life at the College of Charleston and provides Jewish students a way to connect with each other in a fun and supportive environment. In addition to a wide variety of social, educational, and social action events, JSU/Hillel promotes awareness of Judaism around both the College of Charleston campus and the greater Charleston community.

 

JSU/Hillel at the College of Charleston 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.

 

Your day will include:

 

Programming

• Managing, advising, and training the Jewish Student Union/Hillel student leaders

• Managing all of the day to day programs during the academic year

• Organizing and implementing Jewish educational programs and holiday celebrations for the students

• Continuing to foster an environment of innovation, creativity, and growth for events for the JSU/Hillel

• Promoting and recruiting students for Taglit-Birthright Israel, act as a staff person for Taglit-Birthright Israel, and facilitate Taglit-Birthright debriefing and follow-up

 

Outreach and Engagement

• Building positive, meaningful relationships with Jewish students that are currently affiliated with JSU/Hillel

• Coordinating and running meetings with presidents of Jewish Student Life organizations (Alpha Epsilon Pi, Sigma Delta Tau and JSU/Hillel)

• Developing relationships with Jewish leaders within the Charleston community and connect them with students

• Acting as a role model to students, providing them with opportunities within the Jewish Studies Program and outside of it (including within the Charleston Jewish community, nationally, and/or globally)

 

To be successful in this role you will have:

• A bachelor’s degree coupled with two or more years of professional experience working for a Hillel or similar Jewish organization. Preference will be given to candidates with a higher degree in Jewish education or a related field.

• Outstanding leadership skills and experience.

• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

• A passion for engaging college students in meaningful Jewish experiences, conversations, and assisting them along their Jewish journey.

 

To Apply:

 

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

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a cover letter, resume, and three professional 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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291691 <![CDATA[Director of Development and Special Projects - KU Hillel]]> KU Hillel is looking for a dynamic, energetic, strategic-thinker to join our staff team as the Director of Development and Special Projects. This well-organized and detail-oriented person is responsible for delivering the financial resources necessary for KU Hillel to sustain and expand existing programs and operations. The Director of Development and Special Projects partners with the Executive Director and volunteer leadership to create and implement both annual and long-term funding strategies. In addition, this person maintains a program portfolio and works closely with students.

 

 

WHAT WE’RE ABOUT

KU Hillel transforms hundreds of lives every year. With our innovative and strategic approach to Jewish campus life, KU Hillel has emerged as one of the most respected Hillels in the country and one of the most effective organizations in the Kansas City Jewish community. We connect Jewish students to each other and provide a multitude of opportunities to connect to Jewish life. We create a Jewish community for students on campus and instill a sense of Jewish peoplehood that lasts a lifetime. We are inspiring the next generation of Jewish leadership. We are developing Jewish adults. We are delivering the Jewish future.

 

 

KU 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.

 

 

WHAT YOU DO WELL

• Project management, including being well-organized and detail-oriented

• Working independently as well as in a fast-paced, team environment

• Prioritizing among multiple projects simultaneously

• Communicating and engaging with a multitude of stakeholders, including colleagues, donors, and students

• Inspiring students to help them grow and be successful

• Having fun while working hard

 

 

WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO THE JOB

• A passion for college students and the future of the Jewish people

• A keen eye for detail and pride in the quality of your work

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Familiarity with fundraising, social media, data analysis, and event planning

• Creativity, flexibility, passion, and a sense of humor

• A Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of experience in a related field

 

 

WHAT KU HILLEL OFFERS YOU

• A competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace

• A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave

• Great professional development, mentoring, skill building opportunities, and a network of colleagues from across the Hillel movement

 

 

YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE

 

a. Annual Campaign

• Create and oversee the implementation of an annual campaign strategy

• Lead KU Hillel fundraising events

• Manage all direct-mail appeals and on-line solicitations.

• Supervise student interns and enlist student support in fundraising efforts

• Monitor progress toward development goals, communicate with staff and lay leadership, and adjust strategy as needed

 

b. Major Gifts

• Support the Executive Director and Board Members in major gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship

• Conduct donor prospect research

• Partner with Executive Director and Board to continue Legacy Gift Program, including identifying potential legacy donors and stewarding existing ones

 

c. Communications

• Develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy to communicate with current and potential donors

• Oversee the production of all marketing materials, both print and electronic

• Implement a donor stewardship plan to maintain and enhance donor relationships

• Be present at major KU Hillel events and Kansas City Jewish community functions and represent KU Hillel at community events

 

d. Grants

• Write and manage KU Hillel’s grants and ensure that all grants, reports, and allocation requests are submitted on-time

• Develop and maintain positive working relationships with key funding partners

 

e. Programming

• Partner with the entire staff team to develop a strategic program plan

• Maintain a program portfolio

• Staff an international immersive experience (i.e. Taglit Birthright Israel)

 

f. Administrative

• Manage KU Hillel’s donor database

• Project and monitor development related expenses

 

 

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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291690 <![CDATA[Jewish Student Life Coordinator - Ohio State University Hillel Foundation]]> The Wexner Jewish Student Center for The Ohio State University Hillel Foundation seeks a Jewish Student Life Coordinator to help develop and implement Ohio State University Hillel’s engagement strategy. The Jewish Student Life Coordinator will provide students with tools and resources to create exciting and innovative social, cultural, educational, and religious programs that energize Jewish life on campus through program initiation and facilitation, and relationship building/mentoring with hundreds of Jewish students.

 

Specialized Ohio State University target populations include: first-year students, Greek students, graduate students, and residential communities.

 

About the Ohio State Wexner Jewish Student Center:

OSU Hillel, the second oldest Hillel in the country, serves thousands of Jewish students every year. From more than 180 programs to special events to “just having lunch,” OSU Hillel offers something for everyone. It is a fast paced, exciting work environment where initiative is rewarded and team playing a must. OSU Hillel captures the best of a Big Ten school – the enormous campus, the amazing opportunities, and the best fans in the land.

 

The Ohio State University 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

 

Responsibilities:

 

Engagement

• Initiate creative approaches to engaging new students including individual and group contact, innovative programs and targeting uninvolved student groups.

• Create and implement engagement opportunities (i.e. coffee and lunch dates) with under-involved Jewish students.

 

Programming

• Develop and implement successful programs in the following areas: residential halls, socials, community involvement, service, athletics, Greek life, and other areas of interest.

• Attend OSU Hillel priority programs (including evenings, weekends, and Jewish holidays).

• Track participation at programs and participate in developing targeted outreach strategies.

• Play a key role in planning and evaluation of overall programming activities.

• Develop and nurture relationships with university partners including Hall Directors, Multicultural Center, etc.

 

Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative – Student to Student Relationship Building

• Coordinate schedules to plan group meetings.

• Attend all learning sessions.

• Assist with weekly supervision.

 

Immersion Experiences

• Help recruit and staff immersion experiences like Birthright, alternative-breaks and potential student-led programs.

 

Shabbat and Holidays

• Participate in Shabbat and holiday celebrations and encourage and promote a pluralistic approach to religious expression through Shabbat and holiday observances on campus, including the High Holidays.

 

Administration & Supervision

• Participate in weekly professional supervision with the Associate Director.

• Participate in weekly staff meetings.

• Participate in ongoing Jewish learning and growth.

• Supervise Social, Tabling, and Outreach Interns.

 

Competencies necessary (skills, knowledge, and experience):

• Clear and effective verbal and written communications.

• Comfortable in a technology-rich environment – versed in multiple software packages (Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Photoshop or other graphic design programs).

• Able to manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

 

Qualifications:

The successful candidate should have a deep understanding of university culture and a commitment to Jewish life and both personal Jewish growth and the growth of Jewish students. Creativity, drive, flexibility, a sense of humor, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills are essential. Must be capable of working independently and have the ability to prioritize to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work flexible hours needed to get the job done. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and an interest in creating Jewish life on campus. We are looking for someone with contagious passion, entrepreneurial energy, and a commitment to Jewish life.

 

Salary and Start Date:

 

Salary is competitive with a comprehensive benefits package. This is an 11 month position with potential for renewal.

 

Start date is August 1, 2012.

 

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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291689 <![CDATA[Development Associate - Hillel International]]> We are seeking an energetic, creative, and productive self-starter to serve as a Development Associate to support Hillel’s international fundraising initiatives and help ensure that Hillel reaches its ambitious system-wide fundraising goals.  Hillel’s Development Associate will be personally and actively engaged in all aspects of Hillel’s fundraising efforts, with a focus on fundraising support and special events, donor services, and engaging young alumni.  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:

  • Get inspired by others’ passions and helping them use their passions to make an impact in the world.
  • Use your finely tuned radar for planning and execution to catch the details that others might miss.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced team environment which entails prioritizing among multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Work well with others, and be able to communicate and engage with a multitude of stakeholders: colleagues, donors, or volunteers.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A passion for Hillel’s mission and the future of the Jewish people.
  • A desire to learn and grow while working hard in an exciting, fun team environment.
  • A keen eye for detail and pride in the quality of your work.
  • Familiarity with fundraising events and operations and/or social media and technology is a plus.
  • An entrepreneurial, hard-charging, can-do nature.
  • Flexibility to travel periodically.
  • A bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of fundraising experience.


A typical day as the Development Associate might include:

  • Helping a Major Gift Officer with donor research and preparing materials for a solicitation meeting.
  • Following up with a thank you note to a young alum you just spoke with about a new initiative.
  • Chatting with a board member to plan a parlor meeting at their home.
  • Planning logistics, marketing, and contacting vendors for Hillel’s major fundraising gala dinner event.

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:


Fundraising and Special Events

  • Coordinate fundraising events, dinners and parlor meetings in various locations around the country, in partnership with Major Gift Officers.
  • Support a team of major gift officers on donor cultivation, stewardship and special projects, as well as some administrative tasks.
  • Support campus Hillels and local donors to ensure pass-through donations are properly recorded and distributed.
  • Manage donor engagement through Hillel’s Renaissance Campaign, including soliciting funds from lapsed donors, thank you calls for recent donations, and helping to produce solicitation mailings. o Lead and implement all operations and logistics for two major fundraising events.


Donor Services

  • Prepare, review and proof donor correspondence and documents, including bills and acknowledgement letters.
  • Accommodate and coordinate visits to the Hillel International office by donors, prospects, foundation professionals, and other special guests.
  • Manage donor tribute card process for online and direct mail gifts.
  • Maintain information on donor interactions, giving and correspondence.
  • Respond to donor inquiries by phone and through info@hillel.org, providing general support, taking donations, responding to inquiries.


Young Professional and Alumni Engagement

  • In partnership with local Hillel foundations, recruit a network of young professionals and alumni connected to Hillel’s mission.
  • Develop and implement a plan to re-engage them with Hillel’s work through activities and philanthropic support.

 

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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291688 <![CDATA[Jewish Experience Associate - Minnesota Hillel Ezra Eligible]]> Minnesota Hillel seeks a Jewish Experience Associate– a passionate educator, networker and connector with a deep understanding of Judaism as a framework for shaping meaning, value and purpose in the lives of emerging adults.

 

The right candidate will be good at:

• Finding ways to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere

• Listening to what people are saying, and also understanding what they’re not saying

• Developing and implementing (in collaboration with students) meaningful, compelling programs based around Jewish themes.

• Managing multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high level of quality

• Empowering others to create their own Jewish experiences

• Working independently and as part of a team

• Thinking and acting strategically in order to achieve goals

 

The right candidate should be armed with:

• A passion for building pluralistic Jewish community and meaningful and enriching Jewish experiences

• A dynamic personality and outstanding interpersonal skills

• An entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to take risks and the ability to learn from efforts that don’t work out as planned

• Substantial background in Jewish tradition, ideas and practice, and the ability to engage in and lead meaningful Jewish conversations, services and rituals

• A Bachelor’s degree; professional experience in Jewish organizations a plus

 

A typical day may include:

• Having coffee with a student that you met at a campus event

• One-on-one meetings with student interns that you supervise

• A conversation with a group of students who are planning a new program initiative

• Planning for an educational program, Jewish holiday activity or leadership workshop that you will be facilitating

• Strategizing with the Executive Director about how to best evaluate the impact of Hillel’s work

 

Important aspects of Hillel that will fall under your purview:

• Develop relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study

• Train, coach and supervise a cohort of student interns as they develop and track meaningful relationships with fellow Jewish students

• Create and maintain strategic partnerships within the university community and greater Jewish community

• Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a vision for service to Jewish students and, particularly, for the measurement and assessment of engagement efforts

• Oversee a wide range of (primarily student-implemented) programs, including all Shabbat and holiday program and services, Jewish study programs and collaborations with the Jewish studies department.

• Manage engagement and programmatic expenditures and provide ongoing budget supervision

• Assist in Taglit Birthright Israel recruitment and follow-up

 

Supervision and Professional Growth

• Participate in weekly staff meetings and routine supervision with the Executive Director

• Participate in professional development opportunities offered through the local Jewish community and Hillel International

• Engage in biannual reviews to consider successes, challenges and opportunities for growth

 

Benefits:

• Great professional development, mentoring and skill-building opportunities

• A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement

• Domestic and international travel opportunities

• Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace

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

 

Ongoing Professional Development: The Ezra Fellowship

 

This campus is applying to be part of Hillel International’s Ezra Fellowship for this position. The Ezra Fellowship is for early career professionals who are passionate about engaging young adults in Jewish learning. Fellows hold full-time jobs at campus Hillels across the country.

 

Alongside their positions on campus, the fellowship offers the additional and exclusive opportunity to participate in three years of tailored professional development. The fellowship includes training in experiential Jewish education, immersive Jewish learning, workshops in facilitating conversations around Jewish texts, and career development coaching.

 

Through participation in Ezra, fellows have had the opportunity to build their networks, train with the most innovative organizations in contemporary Jewish education, and develop skills in public speaking, group facilitation, leading soulful and musical worship services and creating formal and informal Jewish learning experiences.

 

Applicants must apply for the Ezra fellowship simultaneously with a campus position
University of Minnesota 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:

 

The application process for this position has two stages:

 

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

 

Submit an online application for the Ezra fellowship by clicking here. The application includes our Jewish Fluency Assessment, a questionnaire that allows applicants to demonstrate their knowledge of Jewish ideas, traditions, and experiences. Questions may include: What Jewish holiday do you find most challenging? Why is Israel important to the Jewish people? How would you answer a student who asks you what it means to be Jewish? Final candidates for each Ezra eligible position will also be invited for an interview with the fellowship coordinators.

 

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.

 

Job Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

 

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

 

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291687 <![CDATA[Engagement Associate - Minnesota Hillel]]> Minnesota Hillel seeks a dynamic professional to serve as our next Engagement Associate. The successful candidate will be a skilled organizer, a strategic thinker and a natural connector. S/he will be excited to engage students in Jewish conversations and will have a deep understanding of Jewish identity as a framework for shaping meaning, value and purpose in the lives of emerging adults.

 

The right candidate will be good at:

• Finding ways to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere

• Listening to what people are saying, and also understanding what they’re not saying

• Developing and implementing (in collaboration with students) meaningful, compelling programs

• Managing multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high level of quality

• Empowering others to create their own Jewish experiences

• Working independently and as part of a team

• Thinking and acting strategically in order to achieve goals

 

The right candidate should be armed with:

• A passion for building pluralistic Jewish community and meaningful and enriching Jewish experiences

• A dynamic personality and outstanding interpersonal skills

• An entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to take risks and the ability to learn from efforts that don’t work out as planned

• Substantial background in Jewish tradition, ideas and practice, and the ability to engage in meaningful Jewish conversations

• A Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree and/or professional experience in Jewish organizations a plus

 

A typical day may include:

• Having coffee with a student that you met at a campus event

• One-on-one meetings with student interns that you supervise

• A conversation with a group of students who are planning a new program initiative

• Planning for an educational program or leadership workshop that you will be facilitating

• Strategizing with the Executive Director about how to best evaluate the impact of Hillel’s work

 

Important aspects of Hillel that will fall under your purview:

• Develop relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study

• Train, coach and supervise a cohort of student interns as they develop and track meaningful relationships with fellow Jewish students

• Create and maintain strategic partnerships within the university community, with special emphasis on the Greek community.

• Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a vision for service to Jewish students and, particularly, for the measurement and assessment of engagement efforts

• Oversee a wide range of (primarily student-implemented) programs, including social justice projects, sports teams, social programs and guest speakers

• Manage engagement and programmatic expenditures and provide ongoing budget supervision

• Spearhead Taglit Birthright Israel recruitment and follow-up

 

Supervision and Professional Growth

• Participate in weekly staff meetings and routine supervision with the Executive Director

• Participate in professional development opportunities offered through the local Jewish community and Hillel International

• Engage in biannual reviews to consider successes, challenges and opportunities for growth

 

Benefits:

• Great professional development, mentoring and skill-building opportunities

• A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement

• Domestic and international travel opportunities

• Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace

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

 

University of Minnesota 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.jobs.hillel.org by clicking on “Current Openings.” Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the 'New Resume/CV' button.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a 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.

 

Job Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

 

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

 

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291686 <![CDATA[Berman Fellow - University of Michigan Hillel]]> University of Michigan Hillel (http://www.michiganhillel.org) is looking for someone who is passionate about creating Jewish communities one relationship at a time to be our next Berman Fellow. The Berman Fellowship, named for Mandell Berman, a leader in Jewish communal life, is an exciting opportunity for a new professional to work in a fast-paced, direct service, non-profit environment, learning and applying skills of community organization, experiential education, leadership development, communication and relationship-based engagement that impacts the lives of thousands of college students. Berman Fellows are programming professionals, supporting the programmatic initiatives of students and furthering the goals of Michigan Hillel.

 

 

What you’re great at:

• Finding ways to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere.
• Figuring out what makes people tick, and then helping them to connect with what they’re passionate about.
• Listening to what people are saying, and understanding what they’re not saying is important, too.
• Exploring, creating and supporting diverse approaches to Jewish life
• Talking about your Jewish journey and creating space for others to share their stories with you.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

• A Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of professional work experience. Experience as a volunteer or professional in a Jewish organization or summer camp in a supervisory role is a plus
• You’ll have a team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would.
• You’re comfortable with your Jewish self (or are actively figuring that out).
• Group facilitation experience
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple responsibilities
• Interest in pursuing a professional career or volunteer leadership position in the Jewish community in the future

 

 

As a Berman Fellow, a typical day may include:

• Coffee meetings with a few students you met during move-in week.
• Working with the Associate Director to get the design for the new Hillel hockey jerseys approved to support the team.
• Lunch at a Greek house or residence hall with a student you took to Israel on a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip.
• Popping by the Diag (center of campus) to support Challah for Hunger.
• A follow-up meeting with a student leader to offer guidance as the student prepares to lead a workshop for his/her peers
• Attending an evening program led by students who you supported through the planning process

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

Berman Fellows advise student group leaders and work collaboratively with the Michigan Hillel programming team to further organizational goals, including:

 

Nurture Empowered Leadership:

• Nurture and develop the leadership of current Hillel student groups
• Support the development, implementation and evaluation of student-initiated programming (including organizing and facilitating regular meetings, encouraging creativity and innovation, attending programming, evaluating programming for learning and future reference)
• Identify and foster the growth of new student leadership and new initiatives

 

 

Engage Jewish Students:

• Work with student leaders of Hillel groups to ensure programming furthers the organization’s engagement goals
• Develop one-on-one relationships with students by reaching out to them where they are on campus
• Track students’ participation and engagement in campus life

 

 

Embody Jewish Values:

• Identify ways to help student leaders integrate Jewish values and content in programming
• Nurture the Jewish growth and exploration of Jewish students
• Participate as a member of the Hillel programming team in major programs including Shabbat and holidays

 

 

Cultivate Community:

• Actively cultivate a diverse community that is welcoming and pluralist, values Jewish learning and teaching, and pursues social justice
• Support the development of micro-communities and new student initiatives in niche areas to meet the needs of all Jewish students on campus

 

 

Enhance Campus Culture:

• Develop relationships with leadership students and professionals involved in student life for the purposes of partnership, promotion of Jewish values, promotion of campus diversity and enhancement of the presence of Jewish life on campus
• Encourage student partnership with external groups and presence on campus to broaden student outreach and impact

 

 

Additional Leadership Responsibilities:

• Lead a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip (dependent on Israel experience) and/or an Alternative Spring Break for University of Michigan students
• Create pre- and post-trip programming for Taglit-Birthright Israel and/or Alternative Spring Breaks with a focus on relationship building

 

 

Supervision and Professional Growth:

The Berman Fellowship is an investment in the Fellow’s own professional growth and development. Fellows have the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills by immersing themselves in our flagship Hillel, integrated with Jewish professional development opportunities tailored to focus each Fellow on his/her own goals and professional growth in the Jewish communal world. Previous opportunities for professional development have included:
o Hillel International Global Assembly
o Hillel International New Professionals Institute
o Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly
o Jewish Federations of North America TribeFest
o Pardes Summer Institute in Israel
o BCI
o AIPAC Policy Conference
o Pardes Summer Institute in Israel

Berman Fellows participate in:
• weekly professional supervision with the Associate Director and weekly staff meetings.
• ongoing Jewish learning and growth individually and with other staff members.
• University sponsored opportunities for professional development through the Office of Student Life.
• biannual 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:

The Berman Fellowship is a salaried position based at the University of Michigan Hillel in Ann Arbor, MI. Benefits include health and dental insurance. Ideal candidates will commit to serving as a Berman Fellow for two academic years – not including summers. Potential for summer work responsibilities in Ann Arbor or funding for professional development exists for summer between first and second year of fellowship.

 

What we’re about:

With over 6,000 Jewish students on campus (comprising 20% of the student body) and over 50 student groups, the University of Michigan Hillel offers diverse, pluralistic and innovative ways to engage in Jewish life on campus. Michigan Hillel is a national leader in nurturing empowered leadership among students who have a profound impact not only on campus life but on the broader Jewish community as well. Most important, our student leaders feel a strong sense of ownership, empowerment, and accomplishment.

 

 

Michigan 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.jobs.hillel.org by clicking on “Current Openings.” Then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the 'New Resume/CV' button.

Applications should include 3 items in one document (word or PDF file) when applying for this position:
• Brief introductory cover letter
• Resume
• Responses to the following 2 questions in 300-500 words for each question:
1) Describe a moment you felt engaged in Jewish life in a meaningful way and how you would want to facilitate that experience for others.
2) Describe your future career interests and how the Berman Fellowship will help you reach your professional goals.

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291685 <![CDATA[Executive Director - Hillel at Brandeis University]]> Hillel and Brandeis University seek a dynamic, inspiring strategic leader to develop the
next generation of Jewish leadership as its new Executive Director. Brandeis reputedly
has the highest percentage of Jewish students among secular universities of any
institution outside of Israel. It is arguably the most diverse Jewish university, drawing
students from across the spectrum of Jewish life. We now seek a visionary leader who
will realize the untapped potential of Hillel at Brandeis as a place where Jewish students
spend their formative years and encounter a level of engagement with Jewish life that
can only be possible at Brandeis. The successful candidate will use his/her stellar
capacity building and community organizing skills to have a substantive impact on the
Jewish community of Brandeis University, the broader campus community, and the
local, national and international Jewish landscape. She/he will be a catalyst for
engaging, motivating, educating and enriching Jewish life within the greater Brandeis
community.

 

The Executive Director is responsible for leading the organization with vision and
passion, engaging students, advancing its mission through effective fundraising,
effectively managing staff, and cultivating lay leaders for an organization that is the focal
point for Jewish life at the nation’s only university founded by the American Jewish
community as a top-tier research institution open, without discrimination, to qualified
students regardless of their background or beliefs. The Executive Director will work in
close partnership with students, staff, the Hillel at Brandeis Board of Directors, top level
donors, alumni, and University administration and faculty to grow and maintain a
vibrant, meaningful, pluralistic, and financially sustainable Jewish community on
campus.

 

The Opportunity:

There may be no two organizations as important to developing the next generation of
Jewish Leaders as Hillel at Brandeis and Brandeis University. As a top-ranked
institution with an alumni base that is a who’s who of Jewish leadership, as well as
home to the premier faculty in Jewish studies and Jewish professional leadership
training in North America, Brandeis University is poised to transform its Hillel into a
flagship organization within the entire Hillel system, and a model of Jewish campus life
for other universities.

 

From high school students and undergraduates to graduate candidates and rising
scholars, Brandeis bends the arc of young lives. The result is that Brandeis produces
lay and Jewish community leaders who have a disproportionate impact on the Jewish
community. They are force multipliers through their professional and congregational
lives, civic involvement, and philanthropy.

 

Hillel at Brandeis is affiliated with Hillel International giving it access to the worldwide
network of over 550 campuses on five continents. 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 Landscape and Location:

As the University’s central address for Jewish-related
programming, Hillel at Brandeis
provides a welcoming and diverse environment in which students and other members of
the university community can connect in a variety of ways with their Judaism. Currently
located at the geographic center of campus, Hillel at Brandeis offers a variety of
programs and regularly partners with different university departments and organizations.
Hillel is also the umbrella organization for more than 20 student groups providing
multiple entry points for leadership and involvement ranging from Shabbat experiences,
Jewish holidays, Israel Week, social justice, immersive experiences, rich, diverse and
pluralistic denominational prayer communities and more. Hillel at Brandeis sponsors
programs across the religious, cultural and ideological spectrum at which all students
are welcome, and virtually all programs which fall under its umbrella are studentdriven
and student directed. Hillel at Brandeis University is positioned to become an exemplary
incubator for Jewish ideas, leadership and talent.

 

Brandeis University’s 235 acre campus is nestled in suburban Waltham,
Massachusetts, about ten miles due west of Boston. Among secular universities,
Brandeis is reported to have the highest percentage of Jewish students of any institution
outside of Israel. It is arguably the most diverse and certainly the highest ranked
university, founded by the Jewish community, drawing students of every denomination
and listed among the top tier of U. S. institutions. Brandeis is home to 3,600
undergraduates and over 900 graduate students, who together hail from over 47 of the
states and over sixty foreign countries. The campus is home to the internationally
renowned Rose Art Museum and famously designed three chapels. Brandeis is
particularly well-known for its intensive level of research and scholarship linked with a
rich intellectual, artistic, and campus life.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Hillel at Brandeis’ Executive Director will be responsible for the following areas, among
others:

 

Vision : Articulate, develop, promote and implement a passionate, inclusive
and meaningful vision of Jewish life at Brandeis University that matches the
exceptional caliber of its community, environment and academic setting;

 

Strategy : Create and execute the strategies and structures needed to fulfill
Hillel at Brandeis’ vision. It is anticipated that the Executive Director, the Hillel
at Brandeis Board and the University will partner in a strategic planning
process shortly after the Executive Director begins;

 

Mentor : Serve as a mentor who attracts and inspires students and other
constituents within the University by her/his values, energy, passion, intellect,
and Jewish identity;

 

Advancement : Together with Hillel at Brandeis and the University
advancement staff, create and implement a longrange
development plan and
near-term
fundraising campaigns. Build and maintain personal relationships
with major donors. Grow the Hillel at Brandeis annual budget to $1 million or
more.

 

University Relationship: Work closely with senior administration of the
University to coordinate Hillel’s function as the center of Jewish life on
campus and the University’s role as the United States’ preeminent
nondenominational
Jewish university.

 

Financial Management : Manage Hillel at Brandeis’s financial resources to
ensure operational stability and growth, draft and oversee the annual budget
and implement financial reporting and controls together with the Hillel at
Brandeis Board;

 

Staff Management : Hire, supervise and evaluate Hillel at Brandeis’s staff,
including their working relationships with each other as well as their
commitment to and success in promoting Hillel at Brandeis’s vision and
strategy for serving students. Set personnel policies, establish an appropriate
work environment, and provide staff with opportunities for continuing
professional training, education, career advancement and growth.

 

Student Engagement : Facilitate, oversee and promote meaningful,
exciting, engaging and pluralistic Jewish programming on campus; encourage
and empower students to grow as Jewish persons and as Jewish leaders;
provide, and/or ensure the availability of, pastoral care and counseling for
students; work in close partnership with student leaders; ensure that Hillel at
Brandeis remains a safe environment in which to discuss often challenging
issues confronting the Jewish and broader community; partner with other
religious groups on campus.

 

Leadership and Partnership: Demonstrate effective leadership when
partnering with Hillel at Brandeis’s core constituencies, including
students, staff, university faculty and administration, donors, alumni,
Jewish communal members, and the Board of Directors. Preserve and
enhance Hillel at Brandeis’s role as an integral part of Brandeis’s
cultural and intellectual landscape.

 

Job Qualifications:

• Experience and proven achievement demonstrating Hillel’s unique Success
Factors and core competencies. These include: the ability to relate to others,
building of strategic relationships, leading and developing staff, understanding
of the communal environment, empowering others to lead, inspiring others to
act, modeling awareness and growth, nurturing Jewish growth, striving for
excellence, demonstrating resiliency, and developing solutions

 

• Experience and comfort working with undergraduate and graduate students

 

• Deep commitment to pluralistic Judaism and comfort presenting as a Jewish
role model and leader

 

• Bachelor’s degree is required, Masters or other advanced degree in a
relevant field is desired

 

• Knowledge of the Brandeis community is a plus

 

First and foremost, the successful candidate for Executive Director will be an
outstanding leader with proven executive and management skills. Ordained rabbis are
most welcome to apply, but pastoral work will be secondary to the other responsibilities
of this position. The Executive Director will work full-time, supervise a staff team and will report to the
Hillel at Brandeis Board of Directors, with collaborative reporting responsibility to the
University’s Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment.

 

Benefits

The Executive Director will receive:

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

• Competitive salary in the nonprofit
marketplace

• Opportunities for ongoing professional development, coaching, mentoring,
and skill building

• Periodic travel domestically and abroad

• Ability to pursue coursework at Brandeis at no charge.

• Use of the Brandeis University Library, including one of the premier
collections of Judaica in the world, the gymnasium and other university
resources.

 

Start Date:
The new Executive Director will start on or about summer 2015.

 

To Apply:
Visit www.hilleljobs.com to apply. The search committee is being chaired by Dr. Jonathan D. Sarna, Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History at Brandeis University and Chief Historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History, and co­chaired by Brandeis Hillel board member, Michael Berger ‘02. Please contact jobs@hillel.org with questions. 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

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291684 <![CDATA[Assistant Director - Vanderbilt Hillel]]> Vanderbilt Hillel seeks a leader to serve as Assistant Director/Director of Jewish Life. The Assistant Director will help to build relationships with all students of Jewish life through meaningful conversations and experiences. They will create new and innovative avenues of Jewish expression on campus, working to make Judaism accessible and relevant to students of all backgrounds.

 

Students are in a period of exploration, exposed to new ideas, encountering new relationships, contemplating career choices and beginning their journeys to be at home in the world. Hillel’s Assistant responds to this need, providing students with compelling Jewish models, and offering access to the Jewish narrative to help them frame and inspire their journey.

 

Profile for Vanderbilt Hillel’s Assistant Director:

 

 

The successful Assistant Director candidate will be the following:

 

An Authentic Jewish personality – The Assistant Director will serve as 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.
A Relationship Builder – The Assistant Director will be capable of building and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of students of every level of involvement.
An Informal Educator – The Assistant Director will be experienced with the theory and practice of informal education and will use that knowledge to model and teach others, how to create the most effective opportunities for meaningful Jewish experiences.
Knowledgeable – The Assistant Director will be highly educated in areas of Jewish content, and excel at bringing that knowledge into the realm of popular culture and experience. These could range from traditional Jewish texts and to Zionism, contemporary Jewish culture and Jewish social and political activism, thus they will provide the students with a reservoir of knowledge for them to use. The Assistant Director must be able to own his/her unique Jewish knowledge and experiences and inspire others to continue or embark on their own Jewish journey.
A Strategic Community Organizer – The Assistant Director will think strategically about how to reach and impact students not involved in the traditional networks, and will utilize methodologies of community organizing in order to manage and strategize for success.

 

These qualities will likely be shown in the qualifications of:

• Success working in informal education frameworks (camping, Hillel etc.,)
• Experience with young adults and proven ability to relate to their concerns and development. Ability to figure out what makes people tick and effectively use that knowledge to connect them to their passions and interests
• Commitment to a pluralistic approach to Jewish life and a willingness to build strategic partnerships and outreach
• Advanced degree in Jewish Studies, Jewish education or another related field. A rabbinical degree is not required
• Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically in order to reach clear goals

 

Responsibilities and Role:

Strategic Planning and Organizational Management
• Work closely with the Executive Director regarding strategic planning and organizational management to develop, articulate and implement a vision for service to Jewish students in partnership with key stakeholders including professional staff, students, Board members, the University, and Hillel's Schusterman International Center.

Programmatic

• Supervise and assist student leadership, as appropriate, empowering them to carry out their responsibilities for programs.
• Work to inspire both staff and students and to bring programmatic offering into alignment with the Vanderbilt Hillel mission statement.
• Create and execute major programs.
• Create and implement on-campus opportunities for follow-through after immersion experiences
• Identify unmet needs and devise strategies to address them
• Identify and seek grant and underwriting opportunities to support programs
• In coordination with the Executive Director, advocate for Jewish students’ needs within the university
• Serve as a thought partner for the Director to help respond to staff, student and community issues as they arise and to shape the overall vision for Vanderbilt Hillel.

 

About Vanderbilt Hillel:

Vanderbilt University, which boasts one of the fastest growing Jewish campus communities in the country, is a wonderful university located in a metropolitan area. We are the center of Jewish life at Vanderbilt, serving the religious, social, and educational needs of the undergraduate and graduate Jewish student communities. Our Hillel prides itself in offering Jewish college students different ways to express their Jewishness through approximately 20 different student groups and initiatives.

 

Vanderbilt 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

 

Qualifications:

Creativity, flexibility, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership development skills are essential. The Assistant Director must be capable of working both independently and as part of a team, and have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments. The Assistant Director reports to Vanderbilt Hillel’s Executive Director. An Advanced degree, or prior work experience, is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package. Position starts August 1.

 

To Apply:

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

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 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.

 

Job Location
Nashville, TN, US.

 

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

 

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291683 <![CDATA[Executive Director - Hillel at the University of Washington]]> Hillel at the University of Washington is looking for a new Executive Director who knows how to sustain and grow a community of excellence, who will lead us forward as we fine tune and engage in our Mission. We are seeking a candidate who can establish and maintain relationships with everyone on campus from an incoming freshman to the President of the University, as well as cultivate donors, engage young adults, and work with community leaders and a broad spectrum of organizations.

 

Hillel UW (that’s “Hillel you dub” by the way) is a standout university Hillel with a strong campus program as well as an even larger, award-winning program (“Jconnect“) for young adults (ages 21-35) in the community. Both programs are very successful by any measure but still have room for growth, and we are looking for someone to foster that growth while sustaining all the good things that have made us successful to this point.

 

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.

• Engaging and inspiring others, including students, Jconnectors, staff, donors and volunteer leaders, in an exciting vision for Jewish life on campus and in the Greater Seattle area.

• Cheering on your team, and helping them to grow in their professional lives. We have a great staff – part of your job is to mentor them while keeping them happy and productive.

• 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.

• Supporting innovation and risk, as well as learning from failures.

• Embracing diversity.

• Ensuring Hillel UW and the larger campus remain a safe place for collaboration or collegial debate on Israel, free from anti-Semitism and hateful diatribe.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

• 6+ years of professional work experience, at least 3 in a senior management position with demonstrated leadership ability and responsibilities covering human resources, budget planning, and financial operations. Strong administrative skills and knowledge of basic finance are preferred. Past roles working in a Jewish organization are a plus, as are strategic planning, development/fundraising or other types of work where you manage multiple stakeholders.

• Excellent communication skills. The ability to act as the Public Face of Hillel UW. Experience in PR is a bonus.

• A team-oriented approach, a strong work ethic, a feeling of ease running the ship, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from challenges.

• Innovation and collaboration into all aspects of planning and implementation.

• Flexibility, resilience, passion and energy.

• A commitment and desire to nurture and support staff, helping them to grow personally and professionally.

• You’re comfortable with your Jewish self, and accepting of diversity within Judaism.

 

As an Executive Director, a typical day may include:

• Coffee with a few students you met at the last Husky game or Super Bowl party.

• 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 quarter’s big partnership program with Greek Life on campus.

• Coaching students working to defeat a BDS proposal in the Student Senate.

• Participating in the weekly “Teen Feed” event as part of our award-winning Social Justice program.

• Reading the Megillah at Jconnect’s Purim Party.

• Meeting some of the 500+ community members attending Passover lunch

 

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, Jconnectors, faculty, Board of Directors, alumni, parents, and Hillel's Schusterman International Center. 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 and Jconnectors to develop 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 the Board of Directors to implement the strategic vision for Hillel UW.

• Partnering with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life to ensure that Hillel UW 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 financial resource development and management to sustain Hillel UW’s operations. Identify and recommend new board members and volunteer leadership.

• Work in partnership with our Development Director to expand 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 the fiscal operation of Hillel through budget planning and management processes. In conjunction with the Finance Committee, develop the annual budget of approximately $1,200,000. Oversee regular financial reviews and the submission of the IRS 990.

• Oversee the preparation of budget presentations and reports for the Board of Directors and various funders.

 

Supervision and Human Resource Management

• Work with the Board’s HR committee to 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 full- and part-time Hillel staff and student interns.

• Provide opportunities for professional training, growth and education, including attendance at appropriate Hillel and Jewish conferences and training opportunities.

 

Communications and Marketing

• Provide leadership in marketing, public relations and promotional activities as appropriate.

• Build and maintain strong relationships with students, Jconnectors, community members, the University, parents, alumni, and donors.

 

Campus and Community Relations

• Manage strategic relationships with the University of Washington, so that Hillel UW is an indispensable partner of the University.

• Represent 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.

 

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 $90,000 - $110,000, depending on experience.

• Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities

• Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel

• Unlimited paid coffee dates with students

• Free leftovers from the on-site Kosher catering kitchen

• Flexible work hours

• Views of Mt Rainer (when it’s not raining or cloudy).

• Almost as many Facebook friends as Macklemore.

 


What we’re about:

 

Hillel UW is a catalyst toward a meaningful Jewish life for 18-35 year olds through vibrant communities and innovative experiences.

 

We provide a safe and nurturing place for young adults to do, explore, and be Jewish. That could be in the Karen Mayers Gamoran Family Center for Jewish Life building, on a trail in the Cascade Mountains, in a classroom on the campus itself, or on a service trip to Argentina or New Orleans.

 

Each academic year, 600-700 of the approximately 2000 Jewish undergraduates at UW participate in events at Hillel. Hillel UW sends one or two bus-loads per year to Taglit-Birthright Israel. Unique to Hillel UW is our award-winning Jconnect program for Jewish young adults (ages 21-35) in our community. Jconnect currently serves about 2000 individuals out of an estimated population of 11,000, averaging 10 -15 programs per month. During the academic year our Friday evening services often attract over 100 participants. High Holidays bring 400-500 people into our building with two simultaneous services.

 

Hillel UW has a full-time on-site counselor/therapist, providing much-needed, low-cost service to students, young adults, and the community. The need for such a service still exceeds our capacity.

 

Hillel UW operates out of the 24,000 sq. ft. Karen Mayers Gamoran Family Center for Jewish Life building, located on a tree-lined street two blocks from the University of Washington campus. A fully-equipped kosher kitchen run by a catering contractor provides food for Hillel events and also caters to the local community. The building boasts a small workout facility and showers, event spaces which can be rented out, and a café. The main hall can seat 180+ for a sit-down meal, around 400 for services.

 

Hillel UW is affiliated with Hillel International, which welcomes students of all backgrounds and fosters an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.

 

About the University of Washington:

 

The great outdoors defines the UW. The campus blends Gothic architecture and the lush, green landscape of the Pacific Northwest while offering breathtaking views of Lake Washington and the Olympic Mountains. The campus is only 15 minutes away from downtown Seattle, and Canada is close enough for road trips to Vancouver. The weather is consistently temperate, and natives insist that the city's reputation for rain is undeserved. Then again, the sports stadium has an overhang to protect spectators from showers.

 

The UW has been the number one public university in federal research funding since 1974, with a great combination of high-powered academics, an excellent social life, and a wide variety of courses. The UW is the state's flagship institution of higher learning.

 

About Jewish Seattle:

It rains often here, but not as much as you might think and lightly enough that only tourists use umbrellas! It’s very green, and if you like the great outdoors, being in Seattle provides you with access to all sorts of fun activities – you are only a short drive to the mountains to ski, a bike ride away from wonderful trails and waterfront, and a walk away from a number of fabulous coffee shops. The stereotypes are true, we drink a lot of coffee… and craft beer. Everyone recycles and wears Keens. With socks. We love our sports teams, and hope you will too! We were Super Bowl XLVIII champions and are still mourning XLIX, and have a fabulous baseball and soccer team. Don’t ask about men’s basketball -- that one still hurts -- but our women’s team has won two WNBA championships which more than makes up for it.

 

Besides that, you should know that this is a very vibrant Jewish community. We do everything together – debate, celebrate, and support one another.

 

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.

Links:
http://www.hilleluw.org
http://www.jconnectseattle.org/
http://hillel.org/college-guide/list/record/university-of-washington
http://hillel.org/college-guide/list/record/seattle-university
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/.premium-1.592701
http://www.jewishinseattle.org/community-study/community-study-full-report

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291682 <![CDATA[Development Associate - Hillel International]]> We are seeking an energetic, creative, and productive self-starter to serve as a Development Associate to support Hillel’s international fundraising initiatives and help ensure that Hillel reaches its ambitious system-wide fundraising goals.  Hillel’s Development Associate will be personally and actively engaged in all aspects of Hillel’s fundraising efforts, with a focus on fundraising support and special events, donor services, and engaging young alumni.  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:

  • Get inspired by others’ passions and helping them use their passions to make an impact in the world.
  • Use your finely tuned radar for planning and execution to catch the details that others might miss.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced team environment which entails prioritizing among multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Work well with others, and be able to communicate and engage with a multitude of stakeholders: colleagues, donors, or volunteers.

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A passion for Hillel’s mission and the future of the Jewish people.
  • A desire to learn and grow while working hard in an exciting, fun team environment.
  • A keen eye for detail and pride in the quality of your work.
  • Familiarity with fundraising events and operations and/or social media and technology is a plus.
  • An entrepreneurial, hard-charging, can-do nature.
  • Flexibility to travel periodically.
  • A bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of fundraising experience.


A typical day as the Development Associate might include:

  • Helping a Major Gift Officer with donor research and preparing materials for a solicitation meeting.
  • Following up with a thank you note to a young alum you just spoke with about a new initiative.
  • Chatting with a board member to plan a parlor meeting at their home.
  • Planning logistics, marketing, and contacting vendors for Hillel’s major fundraising gala dinner event.

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:


Fundraising and Special Events

  • Coordinate fundraising events, dinners and parlor meetings in various locations around the country, in partnership with Major Gift Officers.
  • Support a team of major gift officers on donor cultivation, stewardship and special projects, as well as some administrative tasks.
  • Support campus Hillels and local donors to ensure pass-through donations are properly recorded and distributed.
  • Manage donor engagement through Hillel’s Renaissance Campaign, including soliciting funds from lapsed donors, thank you calls for recent donations, and helping to produce solicitation mailings. o Lead and implement all operations and logistics for two major fundraising events.


Donor Services

  • Prepare, review and proof donor correspondence and documents, including bills and acknowledgement letters.
  • Accommodate and coordinate visits to the Hillel International office by donors, prospects, foundation professionals, and other special guests.
  • Manage donor tribute card process for online and direct mail gifts.
  • Maintain information on donor interactions, giving and correspondence.
  • Respond to donor inquiries by phone and through info@hillel.org, providing general support, taking donations, responding to inquiries.


Young Professional and Alumni Engagement

  • In partnership with local Hillel foundations, recruit a network of young professionals and alumni connected to Hillel’s mission.
  • Develop and implement a plan to re-engage them with Hillel’s work through activities and philanthropic support.

 

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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291681 <![CDATA[Assistant Director - Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh]]> Assistant Director, The Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh (Hillel JUC)

The Hillel JUC is seeking a dynamic self-starter to oversee our programming team serving the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. The ideal candidate will be a community builder and thought partner for the Executive Director and serve as the lead programming professional for the Comprehensive Excellence Initiative (CE). The Hillel JUC is currently in its first year of a three year partnership with Hillel International for CE; through this program the Hillel JUC will know 90% of our students on campus by the 2016-2017 academic year. The AD will be responsible for the collection of all qualitative and quantitative data for CE. The AD will have the unique opportunity to work directly with Hillel International, Hillel JUC’s Executive Director, and the staff of the lead funders for this initiative, to build a model of excellence that can be replicated in Hillels throughout the country.

 

Your Skill Set:

• Flexibility to managing multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining quality across all areas and adjusting on the fly

• Experience building meaningful Jewish communities in a campus or related environment

• Experience inspiring and managing staff and / or student leaders

• A spirit of entrepreneurship which fits in with the Hillel JUC’s ethos of thinking both creatively and strategically to maximize our impact on campus

• Inspiring your team members to help them grow and be successful

• Ability to strategically network and build partnerships with the greater Pittsburgh community as well as on the campuses we serve

• Love for Jewish learning and Jewish culture, and a desire to model for staff and students the concept of lifelong learning

 

Your background:

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

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

• A team-oriented approach to work while still being a self-starter, strong work ethic, 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

• You’re comfortable with your Jewish self, and/or actively seeking to cultivate this part of your identity

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

 

As an Assistant Director, your responsibilities include:

• Working closely with the Executive Director to ensure the successful implementation of all aspects of the Comprehensive Excellence Pilot

• Ensuring that the relevant student data is being tracked frequently and judiciously in Hillel’s student tracking system

• Utilizing the data to help the staff team track their progress toward goals, and to drive ongoing improvement

• Analyzing all aspects of the program to ensure that funds are being used to maximize outcomes

• Overseeing the reporting requirements to Hillel International and other outside stakeholders

 

How you will grow personally and professionally:

• Work with a diverse array of amazing students on a multitude of cultural, educational and social projects ranging from Jewish learning to international advocacy and everything in between

• Participate in one-on-one weekly supervision with the Executive Director

• Collaborate with Hillel JUC stakeholders including board members, major donors, local Federation leadership and Hillel International staff to create scalable initiatives for Hillel JUC and the entire Hillel field

• Manage a dynamic team with a track record of success and innovation

 

The benefits of work for the Hillel JUC:

• 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 terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement

• Possible travel abroad, particularly to Israel and developing world countries

• Unlimited paid coffee dates with students

• Flexible work hours

 

What we’re about:

The Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center serves as a hub for Jewish life on campus in Pittsburgh. Located in the Mildred and Joseph Stern building, the Hillel JUC serves a total of 2,300 undergraduate students on campus at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. With 12 full time employees, the Hillel JUC provides a dynamic, fun and highly interactive work environment. Our goal is to engage every Jewish student on campus through a wide range of meaningful Jewish experiences and communities. Hillel JUC is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.


To Apply:

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

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

 

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291680 <![CDATA[Program Director - University of South Florida Hillel Jewish Student Center]]> The Hillel Jewish Student Center at the University of South Florida is seeking an energetic, entrepreneurial professional to serve as our Program Director. In this role, the top candidate will use his/her community building, strategic thinking skills and creativity to enrich Jewish life at the University of South Florida.

 

 

Executive Summary

We’re looking for a creative, intelligent, easy-going, fun-loving individual who has a good sense of humor, excellent work ethic and is committed to ensuring the future of the Jewish People. All the bullet points below add up to this: We want someone on our team who will reach as many Jewish students as possible, in as many ways as possible; who isn’t afraid to take risks, who takes our work seriously, but doesn’t take him or herself too seriously. We believe Hillel is the holiest work in the Jewish Community. We also believe it’s the most fun. We want a Program Director at USF Hillel who understands both of these aspects of our work.

 

By the way…Tampa Bay is the most amazing place to live. We have the best beaches in the country, incredible restaurants, outstanding theater and concerts, three professional sports teams, museums, art galleries, amusement parks, lots of sunshine and warm weather all year-round, and Tampa is rated the #1 craft beer city in America. Our quality of life is second to none.
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USF Hillel Program Director Job Description

 

What you will do:

● Engage and inspire students to take ownership of their personal Jewish identity.

● Work with student leaders to fashion and implement a vision of Jewish life oncampus that provides multiple entry points for a broad range of students.

●Develop leadership opportunities for students who desire deeper involvement in Jewish life on campus.

● Build and maintain strong relationships with faculty members and administrators.

● Create and manage the USF Hillel program budget.

 


What you'll bring to the job:

● Minimum of two to three years of professional experience.

● Experience in building programs and initiatives, Jewish nonprofits, or Hillel work as a student or a professional are desired.

● Passion for and commitment to the Jewish growth of college students.

● Understanding of the university culture.

● A strong Jewish knowledge base, commitment to Jewish learning,understanding of Jewish community, culture, heritage and traditions. Experience in Israel (visiting or living) is required.

● Flexibility, resilience, passion, energy, maturity, common sense and tenacity.

● A strong commitment to Jewish pluralism and diversity.

● Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.

● Must be willing to work during all Jewish holidays, including some evenings and weekends.

● Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, familiarity with Google applications and online social networking.

● A sense of humor, a thick skin, and an occasional batch of cookies or donuts.



What you'll own and how you'll grow:

 

Strategic Vision and Leadership

● Develop new initiatives in concert with the Strategic Vision of the Hillels of the Florida Suncoast that increase the quality of Jewish life on campus and the number of Jewish students engaged in Jewish life.

● Inspire dedicated 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 students to envision and implement pluralistic, inclusive, innovative Jewish education and programs on campus, engaging with and encouraging students to develop meaningful Jewish journeys and experiences.

● Act as a Jewish educator and advisor, modeling for students a positive relationship with Jewish life, learning and Israel.

● Ensure that Hillel at the University of South Florida promotes the values of pluralism and inclusion, is welcoming to a broad 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 and off campus.

● Ensure that Hillel initiates and maintains contact with all known Jewish students at USF.

 

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.

● Promote and support the development of new, interest-based student groups and initiatives.


Data Collection and Measurement

● Oversee collection of key contact information and data from all students who participate in Hillel activities or meet on campus.

● 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 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 Tampa Jewish community.

● Advocate on behalf of Jewish students and Jewish interests on campus while calling on appropriate outside Jewish organizational resources for support.

● In partnership with the Executive Director, convene key community partners to support Hillel in dealing with highly visible, controversial issues affecting Jewish life on campus.

● Develop appropriate opportunities to showcase Hillel at USF with community stakeholders, including Suncoast Hillels’ board members and donors and key stakeholders in the Tampa Jewish community.

● Represent the Jewish community in the interfaith community on campus by serving as an active member of the Religious and Spiritual Life Council.

● Promote Hillel as an indispensable partner to the University that enriches student life and the overall campus community.

 

Human Resources

● Maintain effective human resource practices, including annual goal setting and year-end performance evaluation.

● Participate in weekly supervision/mentoring meetings with the Executive Director of the Suncoast Hillels.

● Work as a team player with all other staff members of the Suncoast Hillels.

 

What you'll get out of it:

● Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) and generous vacation/sick time leave.

● Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this position is $40,000 - $45,000, commensurate with experience. Free, optional off-campus living accommodations are included in addition to the salary.

● Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.

● Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.

● Unlimited paid coffee dates with students.

● Flexible work hours.

● Practically unlimited t-shirts and university swag.

 

What we're about:

● The Hillels of the Florida Suncoast create 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 USF is a place for every Jewish student to celebrate their Judaism in their own way.

● Hillel at USF is a division of the Hillels of the Florida Suncoast, which has a presence on seven campuses: University of South Florida, University of Tampa, Eckerd College, USF-St. Petersburg, Stetson University College of Law, New College of Florida and Ringling College of Art and Design. Each program takes a unique approach to a common goal of inspiring and enabling young Jewish adults to find their place in the world.

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

 

To Apply:

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

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

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291679 <![CDATA[Midwest Israel Education Coordinator - 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 education opportunities, and use their stellar relationship building skills to mentor and support Hillel professionals.

The regional Israel Education Coordinators are responsible for managing relationships and creating Israel education, engagement, and experiences with the local campuses. All Coordinators will report to the Director of the Israel Action Program, at Hillel International’s Washington, DC headquarters. 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 Midwest from a Hillel on campus in the Chicago area.

 

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 Midwest universities’ environment and language
• 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

 

 

To Apply:

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

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for 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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291678 <![CDATA[Assistant Director - Hillel at UCLA]]> Hillel at UCLA is seeking a dynamic, creative and knowledgeable Assistant Director to help lead our team. As a Senior Staff member, the Assistant Director ensures the depth, breadth and success of Hillel programs, budget management, and administration by actively building and supporting a team of fifteen professionals. The Assistant Director helps shape Hillel as an energetic enterprise that functions as the center for Jewish student life on campus. The Assistant Director is responsible for ensuring meaningful and diverse opportunities for Jewish expression, cultivating professional staff and student leaders, and consistently promoting a welcoming and lively pluralistic Jewish community.

 

 

About Hillel at UCLA

 

Hillel at UCLA’s mission is to ensure the Jewish future by engaging college students during their formative years and working in partnership with those students to help them develop authentic and committed Jewish lives. We empower students by providing them with tools and resources to create innovative and meaningful values-based programming that energizes and enriches Jewish life at UCLA and beyond into the greater Los Angeles community. UCLA is the largest university in California and the most applied to university in the country. The campus, and Hillel, in Westwood, are part of the cultural fabric of the greater Los Angeles community. With over 3,000 Jewish students on campus, Hillel at UCLA is poised for dramatic and strategic growth, and the Assistant Director is a key player in expanding Hillel’s strategic reach to a greater number of students.

 

 

Responsibilities include:

 

Leadership and Supervision

• Oversee the implementation of our mission by empowering staff and students and ensuring that programmatic and facility operations support the goals of our mission-driven organization.
• Supervise and oversee the professional development of eight staff members with an eye towards skill and career growth in addition to personal development. Positions to be supervised include:
 o Student Life: Director of Jewish Learning and Leadership, Israel Fellow, Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus
 o Operations & Facilities: Facilities Manager, Operations Coordinator, Coffee Bean Manager, Caterer/Dining Manager
• Lead weekly staff meetings and coordinate quarterly strategic staff retreats
• Work closely with the Executive Director regarding strategic planning and organizational management to develop, articulate and implement a vision for service to Jewish students in partnership with key stakeholders
• Manage to outcomes, ensuring our team achieves desired outcomes and measures of success
• Conduct and participate in semi-annual reviews to consider successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth
• Model personal Jewish learning and professional and personal growth

 

Student Life and Engagement

• Coach and advise Hillel Student Board and other student leaders to cultivate a community that is caring, diverse, pluralistic, and welcoming.
• Manage internal processes for student leaders, including hiring, funding, and planning
• Oversee the vision and implementation of engagement, immersive experiences, leadership and programming
• Work closely with Hillel’s Director of Jewish Learning and Leadership to coordinate leadership curriculum, learning opportunities, and engagement strategy

 

Campus and Community Partnerships

• Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with campus professionals and departments to ensure positive positioning of Hillel in the university landscape
• Cultivate meaningful relationships with partner organizations in Los Angeles and nationally
• Stimulate community support and involvement in student programs by communicating Hillel’s vision with lay leaders, alumni, parents and community members; and with the Director of Development, seeking and applying to funds to support our mission
• Encourage student participation in local Jewish community events and other opportunities nationally and abroad

 

General Administration

• Oversee all daily personnel issues in conjunction with relevant staff supervisors
• Coordinate hiring, onboarding, and evaluations for all professional staff
• Shepherd the daily activities of the organization and facilities
• In conjunction with the Executive Director, establish and implement fiscal, administrative and personnel procedures
• Work in coordination with Hillel’s accountant and operations team to monitor financial affairs of the organization.

 

 

Qualifications

• A Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 - 6 years of professional work experience. Masters degree and work experience in the Jewish and/or campus community preferred
• Experience supervising other team members and guiding them toward success and growth
• Creativity, flexibility, passion, a sense of humor
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal and leadership development skills
• Capable of working independently and the ability to prioritize to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Deep understanding of college culture, millennials, and the landscape of American Jewish life
• Commitment to both personal Jewish growth and the growth of Jewish students through pluralism, education, and inclusion
• Familiarity with building operations and fiscal management

 

 

Benefits

• Hillel offers an excellent benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GRSA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
• Great professional development, mentoring, skill building opportunities and a network of colleagues from across the Hillel movement.
• Possible domestic and international travel through Hillel’s immersive experiences
• Flexible work hours

Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000, commensurate with experience

 


To Apply

 

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

 

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

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291677 <![CDATA[Rabbinic Fellow - Hillel International]]> Hillel International is seeking to hire a rabbinical student to work as a Rabbinic Fellow this summer (with the possibility of continuing during the academic year) in the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience. Our Rabbinic Fellow will work with and for our network of Senior Jewish Educators, connecting with Hillel’s rabbis and creating high quality Jewish educational materials that can be used by staff and students on college campuses throughout the country.

 

The summer fellowship will take place from June 1 to mid-August. This includes the time spent at Hillel’s Educators Kallah in June as well as Hillel’s student and staff training in St. Louis, MO August 4-10, 2015. The Fellow will receive a stipend of $4000. For a fellow who lives outside of the Washington, DC area, we will also reimburse one round-trip plane or train ticket from your home city.

 

 

What you’re great at:

• Creating engaging and interactive informal curricula and developing Jewish resources for a pluralistic audience
• Organizing and balancing multiple projects at the same time with efficiency, attention to detail and a sense of humor (and/or a willingness to sharpen project management skills)
• Working both independently and collaboratively
• Connecting with and teaching undergraduate students

 

 

What you’ll own:

• Preparing materials related to Shabbat and High Holidays, to be shared with the entire Hillel network
• Working with the team to design Hillel’s onboarding training for rabbis and Senior Jewish Educators
• Planning and teaching weekly Jewish learning sessions for undergraduate interns
• Serving on the Engagement Institute Planning Team with a focus on Jewish experience
• Leading engaging learning sessions for students and Hillel professionals at Hillel’s training conference in August

 

 

What you’ll get out of it:

• An amazing summer in Washington, DC working with campus and SIC professionals, as well as dynamic undergraduate interns.
• Attending and participating in Hillel’s first ever Educators Kallah in June as well as Hillel’s student and staff training at Washington University in St. Louis in August. All travel and accommodations will be covered.
• Network-building through connections with rabbis and educators across the Hillel movement.
• Mentorship from the experienced educators on the Meyerhoff Center team.

 

What we’re about:

• Hillel's Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC), Hillel’s global headquarters, is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. SIC supports local Hillels by offering a comprehensive spectrum of resources and services, including content or consulting in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, human resources, fiscal administration, student engagement, and communications.
• The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience is Hillel’s Education department, charged with creating and curating educational materials used on campuses worldwide, providing opportunities for continued professional development of our Jewish educators, supporting campus staff in their work, and cultivating a culture of commitment to Jewish life and learning on college campuses.

 

 

Please send one pdf document that contains your resume and cover letter to Rabbi Jessica Lott, jlott@hillel.org by March 15, 2015.

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291676 <![CDATA[Executive Director - Hillel at Florida International University]]> The newly established Hillel at Florida International University is seeking a dynamic leader to become its first full-time Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative individual with an entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility, resilience, passion and energy.

 


The ideal candidate:

• Is a thoughtful Jewish role model for emerging adults.
• Is an innovative thinker and an entrepreneurial leader.
• Embodies Hillel’s vision of an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
• Is an exceptional communicator with experience building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, including students, board members, staff and community leaders.
• Acts as a hands-on manager, 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 organizational leadership, with a preference for experience related to Hillel or student life.
• A commitment to the Jewish growth of college-aged students with a track record of creativity, inspiration and transformation.
• Experience in areas of financial and organizational management and fundraising.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work extended hours as needed, including some weekends and evenings.
• Master’s degree in related field such as Higher Education Administration, Social Work or Business Administration from an accredited institution (preferred).


Executive Director Responsibilities:

Strategic Vision and Leadership

• Oversee the establishment and growth of a new Hillel serving a major public university.
• Work in partnership with students, board and community and university leaders to frame and advance a new vision for building Jewish life at FIU.
• Partner with Hillel International and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to ensure that Hillel at FIU remains committed to the global vision of the Hillel movement as well as the goals and priorities of the Greater Miami Jewish community.
• Inspire and manage staff and promote a standard of excellence in executing the shared mission and vision of Hillel.

 

Student Life

• Engage students at this ethnically diverse university.
• Supervise the Jewish student life staff.
• Ensure that financial resources match the mission and vision to implement new initiatives as well as sustain on-going programs.
• Model an enduring commitment to Jewish Life, learning and a commitment to Israel.
• Ensure that Hillel at FIU remains pluralistic and welcoming to as broad a range of Jewish expression and practice.

 

Leadership Development

• Work in close partnership with community leaders to advance the efforts of the newly formed Board of Directors.
• In partnership with the Board of Directors, identify and recommend new board members and volunteer leaders.
• Provide the Board of Directors with the information, support and guidance they require to make informed decisions.
• 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.

 

Community Partnership

• Ensure that Hillel at FIU is an active participant in the Miami Jewish community.
• Demonstrate leadership in making Hillel a valued partner that enriches student life and the overall campus community.
• Build and sustain relationships with university faculty and administration.

 

Human, Financial and Structural Resources

• Recruit, hire, train, supervise and inspire staff.
• Ensure that all personnel issues are handled appropriately, accurately and in coordination with Hillel International.
• Oversee fund development activities including actively soliciting and stewarding major gifts and overseeing direct marketing efforts.
• Review regularly the annual budget and monthly financial statements, with relevant staff and volunteer leadership, to ensure alignment of vision with resources and planning.

 

Benefits and Compensation:

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

 

About Hillel at Florida International University:

Florida International University is an urban, public, multi-campus research university serving South Florida, the state, the nation, and the international community. FIU is listed as the 15th largest university in the nation and there are currently an estimated 54,000 students on the FIU campuses. It is estimated that student enrollment will continue to increase in the next decades to reach over 60,000. With an estimated 3,500 Jewish students, FIU ranks #17 among public universities in the size of the Jewish student population (based on Reform Judaism Magazine).

In spite of its size, and the size of the Jewish student population, FIU has never had a full-time Hillel presence. Thus, the new executive will have the remarkable opportunity to work with student and Jewish community leaders to create and build a new Jewish student community and new approaches to building Jewish life on this exciting campus.

 

FIU 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.

 

FIU’s main campus is located in south west Miami. The FIU Biscayne Bay campus is located in North Miami Beach. Miami is a vibrant and exciting city with a thriving and diverse Jewish community. The Jewish community provides a broad array of religious, educational, social and communal resources.

 

To Apply:

Visit www.hilleljobs.com 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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291675 <![CDATA[Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life - Elon University]]> Elon University seeks an Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life, an educator who has a passion for working with students, exhibiting enthusiastic and engaging leadership as well as pastoral skills. The Associate Chaplain for Jewish Life collaborates with and supports Elon’s Hillel in inspiring and engaging students to explore their worldviews and their religious and cultural identities and commitments. This Associate Chaplain is responsible for creating opportunities for Jewish celebration and observance, Jewish learning and identity exploration, and multi-faith engagement. A full-time university employee and a member of the staff of the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, she/he reports to the University Chaplain, and supervises and collaborates with the Hillel Director. He/She works collaboratively with the Chaplain and staff of the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life on Jewish life and multi-faith initiatives, while providing pastoral care and education for the whole University community and our community, alumni, and parent partners.

Jewish life at Elon University, where the Jewish student population has grown from 76 to 600 students in the past dozen years, is burgeoning. The last three years alone have seen the addition of a minor in Jewish Studies, the founding of the Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) Jewish fraternity, the opening of the Sklut Hillel Center building, and being named a “Top School Jews Choose” by Reform Judaism. A residential liberal arts university, located in central North Carolina with a student population of 6,483 students (5782 traditional-aged undergraduates) from 49 states and 47 other countries, Elon has been recognized as the nation’s leader in engaged learning. The university owns and maintains the beautiful Sklut Hillel Center and has recently opened a vegetarian/vegan dining venue on campus.

 

 

Skills we are seeking

• Pastoral skills to care for and connect with Jewish and non-Jewish students, faculty, and staff.
• A passion for building pluralistic Jewish communities with diverse opportunities for Jewish expression.
• Experience leading a wide variety of formal or informal educational, religious, and social events and creating meaningful Jewish and multi-faith engagement experiences.
• The abilities to create a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching Jewish environment on and around campus and identify and cultivate student leaders.
• Commitment to sustained engagement and collaboration with the Elon’s multifaith initiatives and leaders.
• A strong work ethic, emotional resilience, sense of humor; a team-oriented approach to work while still being a self-starter; and a positive approach to relationships, learning, and administrative duties.

 

 

Qualifications needed

• Rabbinic ordination or another advanced degree in Jewish Studies, informal Jewish Education, or another related field. Rabbinic ordination is not required; we will consider both rabbinic and non-rabbinic candidates.
• Demonstrated success working in informal Jewish educational formats (Hillel, camps, etc.).
• Experience working with young adults and an approachable, dynamic, and engaging personality with outstanding interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to mentor the development of University students.

 

 

This job is different from other Hillel and Jewish jobs because it includes:

• Deep and serious multi-faith engagement and leadership as a member of the Chaplain’s staff, and as part of Elon’s commitment to Multi-faith engagement, and regular contact with all of the university’s religious and spiritual professionals.
• Attention to all Jewish students, faculty and staff, whether or not they find a home in Hillel, while completely supporting, resourcing, and collaborating with the Hillel Director.
• Collaboration to envision and create a University strategy for continuing to creating a vibrant and welcoming campus for Jewish Life.
• Service to the diverse spiritual, religious, and cultural needs of a pluralistic Jewish community, while also serving the educational, spiritual, and cultural needs of a diverse campus community
• A close working relationship with Hillel and Jewish Studies.
• Professional development opportunities as a full time member of the Student Life staff of the University.
• Working at a rapidly transforming institution that is relentlessly pursuing excellence in every way.

 

 

Core Responsibilities

Chaplaincy

Provide Chaplaincy support, education, and care to all members of the Jewish community, and also across the Elon community:

• Build relationships with Jewish students, faculty, staff, and the Jewish Life Advisory Committee.
• Supervise the Hillel Director as a supportive, collaborative partner.
• Represent the interest of and advocate for Jewish students and the Jewish community on campus, engaging and offering Jewish resources and perspectives to administration, faculty, and staff.
• Promote Elon and its Jewish life to prospective students and parents.
• Assess needs, envision solutions, and respond to needs of Jewish Populations.
• Work with Religious Life staff and other Chaplains on campus.

 

Jewish Celebration

Organize and implement Jewish celebration opportunities by empowering students to design and own their Jewish experience, to celebrate Shabbat and holidays, and to grow and establish their adult Jewish identities and competencies:

• Work with students to establish their interests and needs, ensuring that there are diverse options for celebrating Shabbat on campus.
• Partner with students in planning and implementing Jewish holiday programming and observances on campus, ensuring ruach/spirit-filled and contemplative experiences as appropriate.
• Work with Aramark and the University to ensure the dietary needs of all Jewish students are met.

 

Jewish Learning

Develop students’ Jewish literacy and self-efficacy through experiential Jewish learning opportunities that span diverse backgrounds, interests, and multiple Jewish perspectives:

• Envision, organize, and engage students in meaningful educational and immersive opportunities.
• Leverage teachable opportunities to educate the broader campus, engaging faculty, staff and students through conversation, experience, and social media.
• Raise issues and awareness pertaining to Jewish life.
• Serve as a Jewish educational resource for Hillel staff and student leaders.
• Develop an innovative vision for Jewish Education at Elon in collaboration with Coordinator of Jewish Studies and Hillel Director, and with other faculty and staff.
• Connect students to resources and opportunities in the broader American, and global Jewish communities.

 

Multi-faith engagement

Build, teach, and inspire bridges of respect and understanding with the Jewish community and other religious/spiritual/worldview communities:

• Represent the needs and resources of the Jewish community on the Chaplain’s team.
• Build connections with other religious/spiritual life leaders and affiliates.
• Interface, on behalf of Jewish community and the Truitt Center, with the multi faith initiatives and events of Elon University, planning and supporting collaborative events.
• Inspire and train Jewish life staff and students to engage in multi-faith service and events.
• Leverage the resources of the local community to be accessible and to serve the university Jewish population.

 

Administrative

Bring excellent skills in managing details, people, and events:

• Represent the needs of Jewish students and families with Aramark Dining Service, Admissions, Advancement, and other university departments.
• Collaborate with the Hillel Director and students to coordinate a range of Hillel programs throughout the year.
• Collaborate with University Advancement, the Office of the President, and the Hillel Director in developing a vision and plan for fundraising campaigns for Jewish Life.
• Supervise, support, and collaborate with the Hillel Director to serve all Jewish students, faculty, and staff.
• Oversee budget and reporting for Jewish life on campus.
• Attend Student Life Division meetings and Truitt Center staff meetings.
• Report to the University Chaplain.

 

To Apply

DO NOT USE THIS SITE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. Please follow this link to the Elon University Website to submit your application. https://elon.peopleadmin.com/postings/2629

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291674 <![CDATA[Director of Jewish Student Life - Stony Brook Hillel]]> Stony Brook Hillel is seeking a dynamic, well organized creative individual for appointment to the position of Director of Jewish Student Life. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal skills, be highly motivated, outgoing and engaging with students. This person will be the chief program officer for our Hillel Foundation, which serves a diverse and active Jewish student population at the top public research university in New York State.

 


Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree plus two to four years prior relevant experience, preferably in a Hillel or campus setting. Master’s degree preferred.
• Valid driver’s license and car (Hillel reimburses for job related mileage)
• Pride and ownership of one’s Jewish background and ability to serve as a resource for students
• Familiarity with higher education and campus settings
• Ability to work as a member of a professional team as well as independently when required
• Capacity to network in the Hillel field, the Jewish community, and the University.
• Strong written and communication skills.
• Have an understanding of Hillel or campus engagement work with students.
• Knowledge of and ability to utilize social media and technology
• Open to new ideas and innovative solutions
• Ability to work in a Jewishly pluralistic setting

 


What the DJSL does

• Is the chief staff person for the Hillel student board and leadership of Jewish student groups that are affiliated with Hillel.
• Cultivates and builds Jewish student leaders
• Facilitates programs and events and is the chief operating officer for Hillel programming
• Coordinates Hillel facility usage and reservations
• Oversees program budgets and expenditures
• Works with student board and other clubs to secure and utilize student government funding
• Is the liaison with the University’s Office of Student Activities and its professional staff
• Networks with other University offices and departments
• Manages Hillel engagement program and supervises engagement interns
• Documents and tracks participation in Hillel programs and events
• Oversees publicity and public relations efforts for programs including social media
• Provides resources for Jewish programming by being familiar with what is available in the community
• Attends programs and events and insures that all relevant University and Hillel policies are observed and enforced
• Prepares reports to the Hillel director and board of directors when requires
• Supervises other Hillel program professionals or fellows

 


Professional Responsibilities

• Participates in weekly staff meetings
• Attends Hillel professional conferences as required
• Participates in regular supervision with Hillel director
• Supervises student interns and other professional staff as required and provides written evaluations
• Engages in ongoing Jewish learning and personal growth with other staff members

 


Stony Brook Hillel

The Hillel Foundation for Jewish Life at Stony Brook University is proud of its work as a center for Jewish life on campus serving a diverse Jewish student population as well as faculty, staff, and members of the local community. With a staff of six professionals, Hillel is part of the University Interfaith Center located in the Stony Brook Union in the center of campus. Well integrated into the life of the University, Hillel enjoys a strong cooperative relationship with University staff and other Interfaith Center members. Hillel is a beneficiary agency of UJA-Federation and accredited by the Hillel International Center. It is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of alumni, students, faculty and staff, and members of the larger Jewish community. Hillel has an active and dynamic Jewish student leadership structure, several affiliated Jewish student groups, and a number of unique program initiatives such as the Kesher Refuah Medical Mission to Israel, the Israel Love Fest, and Jewish University for a Day.
Stony Brook 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.

 


Stony Brook University

One of the youngest public research universities in the country, Stony Brook was founded in 1957 and has grown dramatically. Located 50 miles east of New York City on the north shore of Long Island, the campus occupies over 1,000 wooded acres and includes a major medical center as well as the academic campus. The local area is suburban in nature and close to Long Island Sound, which along with Fire Island on the south shore, offers beaches and recreation. The Long Island Railroad station is located on the campus and offers direct access to Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.
The University offers many amenities to members of the University community including
• The Staller Center for the Arts – a major center for performing arts, music, and film
• Division One athletics – major facilities and sports teams in football, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, and other sports
• Stony Brook Medicine – a major medical center with University Hospital, Children’s Hospital, a tertiary trauma center, the Long Island State Veterans Home
• Charles B. Wang Center – a center for Asian American culture and the arts
• State of the art Campus Recreation Center
• All resources of a major university
Stony Brook University includes the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Journalism, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, College of Business, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, School of Professional Development, the Graduate School, and five health sciences; Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Technology and Management, and Social Welfare. Stony Brook is ranked among the top 1% of universities worldwide, the top 100 universities in the nation, and the top 40 public universities.

 

 

To Apply:

Visit www.hilleljobs.com to upload a cover letter and resume.

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

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291673 <![CDATA[Jewish Student Life Coordinator - Newberger Hillel at the University of Chicago]]> The Newberger Hillel at the University of Chicago is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, creative Jewish Student Life Coordinator with a strong passion for building a pluralistic community and who will inspire students to be partners in building the community. This individual will advise and support student-initiated programs as well as be involved in all community-wide programming for our campus, including Shabbat and Jewish holidays, large scale programs and immersion experiences.

 

The Jewish Student Life Coordinator will empower students by providing them with tools and resources to create exciting and innovative social, cultural, educational, public service, and religious programs that energize Jewish life on campus.

 

The Jewish Student Life Coordinator works directly with student leaders. S/he is expected to be knowledgeable regarding student leadership development, student group advising and approaches to informal education. In addition, the Jewish Student Life Coordinator will play a central role in alternative break trips. This individual is an essential member of the Hillel team and reports to the Director of Jewish Student Life.

 

Essential Qualities:

• A contagious passion for Jewish life
• Resourcefulness with particular attention to students’ achievement of success.
• Creative spirit that seeks opportunities to innovate and experiment
• Comfort working with students who are exceptionally empowered, high energy, entrepreneurial, bright and highly motivated.
• Comfort within and promoting pluralistic settings and also the capacity to work with specific denominational populations.
• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments
• Excellent interpersonal communication and leadership skills
Candidates must have an undergraduate degree. Hillel experience or 1 to 2 years of professional experience in Jewish life is desirable.

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

 

Programs

• Build constructive relationships with students, making Hillel an attractive and attracting hub of support for student life at the University and creating opportunities for students to assume leadership responsibilities.
• Maintain existing and/or develop new programmatic initiatives based on areas of experience, expertise, or presenting need, including supervision of Program Interns, and Hillel signature events such as Mega Shabbat and Leifer Lecture.
• Work with student groups and leaders to develop and implement a vision for their activities.
• Facilitate formal and informal opportunities for student leadership training.
• Create opportunities for students to assume leadership responsibilities.
• Provide logistical support for all programs, which may include, preparing materials and gathering information, ordering marketing materials, set-up and break-down.
• Coordinate and attend Shabbat and holiday programming, including High Holidays and Passover.
• Maintain a balanced program budget

 

 

Leadership and Development

• Develop and implement Hillel’s student based project teams.
• Assist in the administration, recruitment and staffing of Immersion Experience trip(s), putting special focus on promoting interactions, programmatic and otherwise, that build upon that experience after students return from the program.

 

 

Marketing and Communication
• Oversee regular communication with students for the purposes of program recruitment and marketing of new engagement opportunities including Hillel’s weekly email, Facebook page, website, etc.
• Train students in use of marketing tools to increase their effectiveness at communication and marketing of their programs.

Relations to Campus and Board
• Liaison to relevant groups on campus including student activities, campus administration, and interfaith activities, and other relevant off-campus groups.
• Assist the Executive Director in working with the Board of Trustees and appropriate committees.
• Participate and attend programs and events that promote Jewish life on campus, including orientation, family weekend, reunion weekend.

 

 

Jewish Community Development

• Work with students throughout the University community to create meaningful Jewish experiences and support vibrant Jewish life.
• Develop and implement initiatives targeted toward graduate and professional students.
• Provide leadership for and facilitate new student initiatives.
• Provide staff support for Jewish student interest groups and communities

 

Salary/Benefits:

The starting salary range is $32,000 - $34,000 and the Newberger Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package. The position includes Jewish professional growth opportunities, great supervision, flexible hours and work on a college campus with a dynamic, collaborative team.

 

About the University of Chicago:

The University of Chicago is located in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the shores of Lake Michigan, just 7 miles south of downtown Chicago. One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago is an intellectual destination drawing scholars to campus and keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.

 

About the Newberger Hillel:

Founded in 1940, Hillel serves as the home to more than a dozen Jewish student organizations, and supports Jewish life on campus for more than 1,500 undergraduate and graduate students. The Newberger Hillel offers diverse, pluralistic and innovative ways to engage in Jewish life on campus as in an integral part of the University community. Hillel is centrally located in an historic building located one block from the main campus.
Newberger 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 upload a cover letter and resume.

 

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

 

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291672 <![CDATA[Executive Director - Towson University Hillel]]> At Towson University Hillel we are looking for an entrepreneurial and charismatic leader to be our next Executive Director.  The ideal candidate will be an inspiring Jewish leader with strong skills in community building, strategic thinking, and financial resource development with a reputation for delivering results.  They will lead a team of driven professionals who have successfully increased student involvement by 75% over the past two years.  The Executive Director will take initiative and will grow Hillel’s capacity, focusing on the role of philanthropy in supporting Hillel and its programs. They will work in partnership with students, alumni, an active and engaged Governing Board, The Associated: Jewish Community of Federation of Baltimore and key departments of Towson University to strengthen and grow a meaningful and vibrant Jewish campus community.

 

What you excel at:

  • 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.
  • Building collaborative relationships to enable success for all partners involved.
  • Identifying strengths of individuals and nurturing their professional and volunteer growth to help them reach their potential
  • Bringing an infectious passion for Jewish life that helps other grow in knowledge and commitment to living Jewishly.

 

What will you bring to the table?

  • 5+ years of professional work experience, and at least 2 to 4 years of senior management experience, with responsibilities and accomplishments in managing budgets, fundraising, and nonprofit administration. Proven success in fundraising is required.
  • Knowledge of and comfort with Jewish customs and practices as well as Israel and the US-Israel relationship.
  • A successful track record of working with a board and sensitivity to the volunteer- professional partnership.
  • Desire to nurture and support staff, helping them to grow personally and professionally.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, and a mission-driven, self-directed working style.
  • Excellent interpersonal, leadership, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Discretion in dealing with sensitive, confidential issues.

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

Executive Leadership and Management

  • Develop, promote and implement a dynamic and compelling vision for Jewish life at Towson in partnership with key stakeholders
  • Ensure programmatic excellence, financial accuracy and stability, clear communication channels, and consistent achievement of strategic goals.
  • Develop and maintain a strong Governing Board to help create the strategic direction for the organization.
  • Nourish professional growth of the staff team and maintain a mutually supportive working environment.
  • Fiscal responsibility for the budget, including cultivating the financial resources for the organization’s growth, reporting and forecasting.
  • Engage, interface and nurture the relationship with key partners, including The Associated: Jewish Community of Federation of Baltimore, local and national Jewish organizations, and Towson University.
  • Partner with Hillel International to ensure that Towson University Hillel incubates initiatives and remains committed to the global vision of Hillel International. 


Jewish Education and Student Engagement

  • Engage and inspire others including students, donors and volunteer leaders in a compelling vision for Jewish life on campus
  • Develop new initiatives in concert with Towson Hillel’s strategic plan that increase the quality of Jewish life on campus and increase the number of students engaged in Jewish 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
  • Act as a Jewish educator and advisor, modeling for students a positive relationship with Jewish life, learning and Israel

 

Fundraising and Advancement

  • Work collaboratively with members of the Associated: Jewish Community of Federation Baltimore, the Towson University development team and the Governing Board members to design a comprehensive development strategy.
  • Oversee the annual donor plan including direct mail and online campaigns
  • Utilize relationships to leverage support and create growth opportunities for Hillel.
  • Deepen communications channels with all stakeholders to position Hillel as an indispensable partner.
  • Raise Towson University Hillel’s profile utilizing social media and online communication.

 

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

 

About Towson University Hillel and Baltimore Jewish Life

Established in 1997 and located in the Jewish Activities Center in Newell Hall, Towson University Hillel is proud to be a strong presence on campus. With over 2,000 Jewish students Hillel’s goal is to create as many entry points as possible for Towson University’s diverse student population. Hillel strives to create a pluralistic Jewish community and a broad program that engages students around a variety of areas of Jewish life. Through Birthright Israel, Shabbat, Jewish learning, alternative breaks, community service, Israel programming and a wide array of social and community service programs. Towson University Hillel is set for tremendous growth in the next few years.  Towson University 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.

 

Founded in 1866, Towson University is recognized among the nation's best regional public universities, offering more than 100 bachelors’, masters and doctoral degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, and applied professional fields. With more than 21,000 students, Towson University is the second-largest public university in Maryland.  Towson University is home to Baltimore Hebrew Institute. BHI is committed to supporting the education of Judaic scholars, educators, and communal professionals who exemplify excellence in their chosen fields.

 

The Baltimore Jewish community is strong and stable with a Jewish population of 93,000. Baltimore boasts a vibrant Jewish community, centrally located with easy access to the Washington, DC and easy transportation to the New York area. It features a wide array of synagogues, Jewish pre-schools, day schools of every denomination, two Jewish community centers, kosher restaurants and a strong network of Jewish educational, cultural and social services. Baltimore is also home to many institutions of higher learning and includes a network of four college campus Hillel foundations: Towson University, Goucher College, Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland Baltimore County, with a fifth nearby at University of Maryland, College Park.

 

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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291671 <![CDATA[Executive Director - Hillel at Temple University]]> Hillel at Temple University The Edward H. Rosen Center for Jewish Life is seeking an innovative Jewish educator and leader to be its next Executive Director. As Executive Director, this individual will inspire students, staff, board leaders, and funders with a vision of a Hillel community that challenges and empowers students to explore their Judaism, build Jewish community, and appreciate Israel as an integral part of their identities. He or she will think entrepreneurially, act collaboratively, and manage a complex organization to its success.

 

Needed Skills, Characteristics, and Experience

To succeed, the next Executive Director of Hillel at Temple will need to understand both the educational mission of Hillel and its application in the context of the Temple campus environment. He or she will need strong communication skills and a welcoming personality; be capable of presenting the case for Hillel in diverse settings; and be a leader who can bring together staff, student leaders, and institutional partners such as Federation, the University, and others to create innovative ways for engaging students in the substance of Jewish life and community building. The Executive Director should come to the job with the managerial experience needed to assure that Hillel’s finances, business operations, building, and human resources are utilized efficiently and effectively. Importantly, the Executive Director will have the skills and personality to be actively engaged in raising funds and cultivating donors on behalf of Hillel.

 

It is expected that candidates for the job will demonstrate a commitment to Jewish life and community in their personal lives, and will have a graduate degree or equivalent professional experience, experience working with this age cohort, and at least three years experience working in a managerial capacity.

 

 

Rewards and Benefits

The Executive Director of Hillel at Temple will have the pleasure of working with intelligent, responsive students at a highly regarded university located in a dynamic city that is a “fun” place to be. He or she will have the opportunity to lead a successful Hillel staff team, be supported by the community of Hillel colleagues and volunteer leaders who comprise Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, and be presented with great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities. Material benefits include a competitive salary, medical benefits, pension plan, generous vacation and sick time, substitute days off for Jewish holidays spent on campus, paid parental leave, and the opportunity to travel to Israel and other exciting destinations.

 

 

Responsibilities of the Executive Director

The Executive Director assures Hillel’s success at Temple University by:

  • Envisioning and creating an inspiring Jewish life at the University, in partnership with staff, student leaders, and the Hillel at Temple Board of Overseers;
  • Passionately communicating Hillel’s Mission, Vision, and Values in support of the goals of Jewish self-authorship, student ownership of their communities, and student engagement as foundational to Hillel’s work with students;
  • Cultivating relationships with alumni, parents, the community, and institutional partners to build a sustainable financial base for Hillel at Temple in concert with the HGP Institutional Advancement Department;
  • Soliciting funds for Hillel at Temple and stewarding Hillel donors;
  • Managing Hillel at Temple’s financial and business administration in concert with HGP’s Office of Financial Management;
  • Providing for proper supervision and management of Hillel at Temple staff;
  • Developing relationships with University faculty, administrators and staff to heighten Hillel’s visibility and presence at the University; and
  • Being available for students and student programs according to a schedule that fits their needs. 

The Executive Director is a member of the Hillel of Greater Philadelphia senior management team and reports to HGP’s Chief Executive Officer.

 

Hillel at Temple University

Hillel at Temple University is at the center of a dynamic urban university in one of the most exciting cities in North America. The University’s undergraduate program has completed its transition to a residential campus with 12,000 undergraduate students living on or near its main campus. Its academic reputation is strong and growing and it attracts students of excellence from nearly all fifty states. The Jewish undergraduate population is estimated to be about 1500 students, of whom 850+ are now engaged through Hillel. Temple graduate and professional schools – most notable the schools of dentistry, law, medicine, and business - are especially strong and have active Jewish student communities.

 

Philadelphia is a great place to live, work, and play. It is easy and affordable to get here and live here. Conveniently located in the Northeast United States, the second-most populous city in the East is just 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Washington, D.C., by train. The New York Times has jumped on the Philly bandwagon, naming the City of Brotherly Love #3 of 52 Places To Go in 2015. To find out more about Philadelphia as a livable, culturally rich city with a strong young professional population, please visit http://www.visitphilly.com and http://campusphilly.org/about-us.

 

Hillel at Temple is housed in a beautiful new facility and is one of the University’s most active student organizations. It boasts a staff of 4 FTE educators (including an Israel Fellow) and a development officer and is supported by a lay-led Board of Overseers. It is a Campus Hillel of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia (“HGP”), which encompasses 15 campuses in the Philadelphia area, maintains a staff of 26 and has an overall budget of $3.5 million. HGP provides Hillel at Temple with all its “back office” support (financial management, fundraising support, HR management), support for Israel and graduate student programs, and a peer community of talented professionals. HGP is affiliated with Hillel International and a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. 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

Applications must be submitted online by visiting www.hilleljobs.com and uploading your cover letter and resume in a single document.

 

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291667 <![CDATA[Director of Engagement - American University Hillel Ezra Eligable ]]> American University Hillel seeks a dynamic professional to serve as our next Director of Engagement. The successful candidate will be a skilled organizer, a strategic thinker and a natural connector. S/he will be excited to engage students in Jewish conversations and will have a deep understanding of Jewish identity as a framework for shaping meaning, value and purpose in the lives of emerging adults.

 

What you’re great at:

• Finding ways to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere
• Listening to what people are saying, and also understanding what they’re not saying
• Developing and implementing meaningful, compelling programs
• Managing multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining a high level of quality
• Empowering others to create their own Jewish experiences
• Working independently and as part of a team
• Thinking and acting strategically in order to achieve goals

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

• A passion for building pluralistic Jewish community and creating meaningful and enriching Jewish experiences
• A dynamic personality and outstanding interpersonal skills
• An entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to take risks and the ability to learn from efforts that don’t work out as planned
• Substantial background in Jewish tradition, ideas and practice, and the ability to engage in meaningful Jewish conversations
• A Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of work experience; Master’s degree and/or professional experience in Jewish organizations a plus

 

As Director of Engagement, a typical day may include:

• Having coffee with a student that you met at a campus event
• One-on-one meetings with student interns that you supervise
• A conversation with a group of students who are planning a new program initiative
• Planning for an educational program or leadership workshop that you will be facilitating
• Strategizing with the Executive Director about how to best evaluate the impact of Hillel’s work

 

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:
Engagement

• Develop relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study
• Train, coach and supervise a cohort of student interns as they develop and track meaningful relationships with fellow Jewish students
• Create and maintain strategic partnerships within the university community
• Work closely with the Executive Director to develop and implement a vision for service to Jewish students and, particularly, for the measurement and assessment of engagement efforts

 

Programming

• Empower and support student leaders and interns in developing initiatives to engage more students in Jewish life and learning
• Oversee a wide range of (primarily student-implemented) programs, including Shabbat and holiday celebrations, social justice projects and Jewish learning opportunities
• Manage engagement and programmatic expenditures and provide ongoing budget supervision
• Spearhead alternative break planning, recruitment and follow-up

 

Supervision and Professional Growth

• Participate in weekly staff meetings and routine supervision with the Executive Director
• Participate in professional development opportunities offered through the university Office of Campus Life, the local Jewish community and Hillel International
• Engage in biannual reviews to consider successes, challenges and opportunities for growth

 

What we’re about:

American University Hillel serves one of the largest Jewish populations of any private university in the nation. We seek to engage every Jewish student, from those with strong Jewish backgrounds to those with none at all, helping each one to explore and express their Jewish identity in ways that are personally meaningful to them. AU Hillel has recently experienced dramatic growth, having tripled the number of students involved since 2011, and our next Director of Engagement will play a critical role in continuing to broaden and deepen our impact on campus.

American University 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.

 

 

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
• Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace
• A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), generous vacation / sick time, and parental leave

 

Ongoing Professional Development: The Ezra Fellowship

• This campus is applying to be part of Hillel International’s Ezra Fellowship for this position. The Ezra Fellowship is for early career professionals who are passionate about engaging young adults in Jewish learning. Fellows hold full-time jobs at campus Hillels across the country.
• Alongside their positions on campus, the Fellowship offers the additional and exclusive opportunity to participate in three years of tailored professional development. The Fellowship includes training in experiential Jewish education, immersive Jewish learning, workshops in facilitating conversations around Jewish texts, and career development coaching.
• Through participation in Ezra, Fellows have had the opportunity to build their networks, train with the most innovative organizations in contemporary Jewish education, and develop skills in public speaking, group facilitation, leading soulful and musical worship services and creating formal and informal Jewish learning experiences.

Applicants must apply for the Ezra Fellowship simultaneously with a campus position.

 

To Apply:

 

The application process for this position has two stages:

 

1. Please apply for the Director of Engagement position at www.jobs.hillel.org by clicking on “Current Openings.”

2. Submit an online application for the Ezra Fellowship by clicking here. The application includes our Jewish Fluency Assessment, a questionnaire that allows applicants to demonstrate their knowledge of Jewish ideas, traditions, and experiences. Questions may include: What Jewish holiday do you find most challenging? Why is Israel important to the Jewish people? How would you answer a student who asks you what it means to be Jewish? Final candidates for each Ezra-eligible position will also be invited for an interview with the Fellowship coordinators.

 

 

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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291668 <![CDATA[Executive Director - University of Rochester Hillel]]> The University of Rochester Hillel is seeking an inspiring and dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director of a growing Hillel program. Formerly a part of the Hillels of Rochester Area Colleges (HORAC) system, Rochester Hillel is led by a new independent national Board of parents, alumni, faculty and local community members and has become an indispensable partner with the University.

 

This is an opportunity for a talented professional to make their mark and build something from the ground up. Situated in a vibrant, intellectual and creative campus environment, the position requires innovative thinking, the skills to grow a relatively new organization and a depth of Jewish knowledge. The top candidate will be passionate about Hillel’s mission, using their infectious energy, charismatic personality, warmth and leadership skills to enrich the lives of Jewish students and set a strategic educational and organizational vision for Hillel. They will imbue Rochester Hillel with meaningful Jewish learning moments, and help guide students on a path of their own Jewish journeys.

 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serving as Executive Director is a multi-faceted position. Responsibilities are primarily, but not limited to, the following:

 

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 high quality, professional representation of organization to external stakeholders (donors, alumni, community organization, campus administration and media).
• Infuse innovation, creativity and collaboration into planning and implementation.
• Participate visibly in the life of the University and community through attending major events.
• Ensure that Hillel is regarded as a value-added member of the University community.

 

Governance

• Work in partnership with the Board of Directors to ensure the successful implementation of Hillel’s strategic goals.
• Identify, engage and proactively utilize dedicated volunteer leaders committed to Hillel’s mission and vision.
• Grow the Board of Directors by helping to identify and recommend new board members.
• Provide Board of Directors with accurate reporting and the information required to make informed decisions.
• Create opportunities for the Board of Directors to engage with students, young alumni, administration and others interested in the furtherance of Jewish campus life.

 

Student Engagement

• Refine and implement a peer engagement strategy to connect with and enrich the lives of students not currently engaged with Hillel.
• Facilitate pluralistic Jewish programming on campus.
• Engage with and encourage students to develop meaningful Jewish experiences and connections with Israel.
• Support the building of micro-communities and providing leadership opportunities for students.
• Ensure that Hillel works cross-denominationally to encourage and promote an inclusive approach to religious expression through holiday and Shabbat observances, Jewish learning, Israel and alternative break opportunities and other related experiences.
• Serve as a Jewish educational resource for Hillel staff and student leaders and the Rochester community at large.

 

Financial Resource Development and Management

• Develop and implement, in close coordination with the Board of Directors and the University Advancement office, a strategic approach to sustainable financial resource development, including annual fund, major gifts cultivation, planned giving efforts, and face-to-face solicitations.
• Oversee and manage the fiscal operation of Hillel through budget planning and management processes.
• Manage application to and stewardship of foundations for grant support.

 

Human Resource Management

• Build and manage Hillel’s staff and ensure proper supervision, performance evaluation, and ongoing professional development including appropriate Hillel conferences and trainings.
• Create a culture of openness, honesty, integrity and equality.

 

Communications and Marketing

• Articulate a clear and concise message to internal and external audiences of the organization and its needs.
• Provide leadership in marketing, public relations and promotional activities both within Hillel communities, the University, and externally.
• Ensure that Hillel is portrayed professionally at all times.
• Build and maintain strong relationships, including clear and regular communication, with students, the University, parents, alumni, and donors.
• Demonstrate strong public speaking and presentation skills to connect with multiple audiences.

 

Professional Qualifications and Personal Qualities:

• Outstanding interpersonal skills with an approachable, energetic, and engaging personality
• Depth of Jewish knowledge and proven experience in Jewish experiential education
• Proven leadership in staff management, budget management and fundraising
• Experience working with a board of directors and donors
• Prior experience working with college students, informal/experiential education, in a pluralistic setting
• Clear and effective verbal and written communications
• Skill and comfort in a technology-rich environment, including strong social media acumen
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
• Ability to collaborate with a diverse, intelligent, creative group of stakeholders
• Ability to work flexible hours as needed to complete job requirements, including some nights, weekends, and holidays

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. A competitive benefits package will be offered.
• Health Insurance
• Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA)
• Pension Plan
• Life Insurance
• Long Term Disability (LTD)
• Flexible Spending Plan
• Generous vacation/sick time
• Parental leave

 

START DATE:
Preferred start date: no later than July 1, 2015.

 

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.

 

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER HILLEL

University of Rochester Hillel serves a campus community of approximately 900 undergraduate Jewish students and a large number of Jewish graduate students, faculty, and staff. Hillel’s offices are located on campus in the Interfaith Chapel with events taking place across the campus. Rochester Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

 

ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER:

The school’s motto, Meliora, or “ever better” challenges students to strive for excellence in all pursuits and informs the culture of the university.

 

The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. At Rochester this means strength not only in research but also a university that is strong in liberal arts undergraduate education; professional training in the schools of business, education, medicine, and nursing; outstanding clinical care throughout its hospital and health system; and commitment to the creative arts as exemplified by the Eastman School of Music.

 

It houses more than 200 academic majors, more than 2,000 faculty and instructional staff, and some 9,300 students with approximately 5,000 undergraduates. Rochester remains one of the smallest and most collegiate among top research universities, with smaller classes, a low 9:1 student to teacher ratio, and increased interactions with faculty. Undergraduates come from over 45 states and 30 different foreign countries.

 

A Rochester student is likely to double or triple major, and it is not unusual to have students major in unrelated disciplines, such as engineering and music. The “build your own” curriculum attracts students who seek to shape their own education. Rochester’s River Campus is expanding with new academic buildings, shopping and the new “college town” that recently opened adjacent to campus. UR is the largest employer in the region and its Medical Center is nationally ranked with medical, nursing and dental schools. The Eastman School of Music is one of the top conservatories in the world and attracts top musicians to Rochester. Music permeates both campuses as well as the entire Rochester area community.

 

Alumni of University of Rochester include 8 Nobel Prize winners, 12 Pulitzer Prize winners, 20 Guggenheim Fellows, and a host of other top award winners.

 

ABOUT ROCHESTER, NEW YORK:

In 2010, USA Today named Rochester one of the top-ten college towns among mid-sized metropolitan areas. In 2007, the city of Rochester was named 6th of the top ten most livable cities in America by the Places Ranked Almanac. Rochester's city population is approximately 210,565, making it New York's third most populous city after New York City and Buffalo. It is at the center of a larger metropolitan area which is part of the Western New York region and has a population of just over a million people.

 

Winter sports enthusiasts can try their hand at cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, downhill skiing at Bristol Mountain, even curling. There are also plenty of places to warm up from the winter weather: the city's coffee shops, restaurants, book stores, movie theaters, and museums. For music lovers, Rochester is home to a number of concert venues, from grand theaters to a thriving club scene. Once the snow melts, Rochesterians head out to the city's parks and area lakes for some well-earned spring time recreation. Located on the historic Erie Canal and the Genesee River, and just five miles south of Lake Ontario, Rochester offers plenty of sailing, canoeing, and hiking opportunities. During the spring and summer months, Rochester's neighborhoods come alive with festivals and arts fairs, including the Lilac Festival in Highland Park, the Park Avenue Festival, the Corn Hill Arts Festival, and the Clothesline Festival at the Memorial Art Gallery.

 

It is not uncommon to hear local residents boast that Rochester is a great place to raise a family. People are friendly and the quality of life is excellent. Rochester is also easily accessible for visitors with the airport just five minutes from the River Campus.

 

ABOUT ROCHESTER’S JEWISH COMMUNITY:

 

Rochester maintains multiple Jewish institutions, including a JCC, Jewish day school, 12 synagogues of every denomination and a vibrant Federation. With a population of approximately 20,000 Jews, the full range of Jewish social services, learning and spiritual opportunities are available.

 

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment has been and continues to be both Hillel's policy and practice. Its policy of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train, promote, and base all other employment decisions without regard to gender, race, color, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status.

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291669 <![CDATA[Chaplain for the Jewish Communtiy - Bucknell University]]> Bucknell University is accepting applications for a Chaplain for the Jewish Community.

The Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life seeks to develop an inclusive religious and spiritual life community that reflects the overall academic mission of the university. We seek to carry out this mission by: providing worship, learning and social opportunities appropriate to a university community, building creative connections between the life of the mind and the life of the spirit, providing opportunities for the education and development of students within their religious and cultural traditions, fostering a safe environment for spiritual and religious exploration, and encouraging respect and civil discourse among diverse religious groups and individuals.

The Chaplain for the Jewish Community will promote Jewish life on campus by serving as rabbi to Jewish students, staff and faculty, and by interpreting and representing Jewish religion and culture to the entire Bucknell community. The Chaplain for the Jewish Community reports to the University Chaplain.

Expected start date is July/August 2015.
 
 
 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
 
 
1. Advise the Bucknell Hillel organization and provide support and guidance to Hillel student leaders.

2. Conduct religious services on campus, including Shabbat, High holiday, and Passover observances in consultation with student leaders.

3. Develop Jewish religious, cultural, and service programming in coordination with academic departments and program offices.

4. Provide pastoral counseling to students and make referrals to Psychological Services, Student Health Services, and other appropriate offices. Provide pastoral services to faculty, staff and community members.

5. Work with the University Chaplain, Chaplain for the Catholic Community, and other religious advisers to promote inter-religious understanding and appreciation for religious diversity.

6. Collaborate with other university offices within the division of student affairs and other departments (such as admissions) to ensure cohesive programming and services.

7. Work with and provide outreach to Bucknell's extended constituencies such as alumni, parents, area Jewish community and Jewish organizations.

8. Participate as needed in ceremonial occasions of the university such as memorial services, baccalaureate, commencement, and similar events.

9. Participate in division of student affairs or other university events and committees as requested.

10. May be requested to teach one course a year.
 
 
 
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
 
 
Minimum Qualifications
 
 
Completion of rabbinical training from an accredited rabbinical school or college

One year of experience working with young adults in an educational or inter-religious setting.

Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively with all constituents of the University, as well as other professional educators, counselors and religious leaders.

Ability to work evenings and weekends.
 
 
 
Preferred Qualifications
 
Physical Demands:
 
Special Instructions to Applicants
 
 
About Bucknell

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an architectural gem that has been ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, and appealing amenities such as art galleries, an art deco theater, historic museums, and charming independent boutiques and restaurants. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
 
 
To Apply:
DO NOT USE THIS SITE TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION. Please follow this link to the Bucknell University Website to submit your application https://jobs.bucknell.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp
]]> 291670 <![CDATA[Campus Rabbi - Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University]]> Fiedler Hillel at Northwestern University, one of the nation’s most vibrant and innovative Jewish campus organizations, seeks a new Campus Rabbi to begin in summer 2015.

 

As the educational and spiritual leader of NU Hillel, the Campus Rabbi serves as a resource for the world-class Northwestern University community. The Campus Rabbi’s approachable, dynamic, and engaging personality serves as a compelling model of contemporary Jewish life, allowing the Campus Rabbi to form deep relationships with students, faculty, and staff. By applying the transformational power of Jewish living to help enrich the life of the university, the Campus Rabbi helps to further NU Hillel’s mission to inspire every Jewish student at Northwestern to make a meaningful and enduring commitment to Jewish life.

 

The Campus Rabbi reports to the Executive Director of Northwestern Hillel. The Executive Director will work with the Campus Rabbi to establish specific goals and evaluate progress.

 

Responsibilities

 

Jewish Observance

• Empower students to produce their own creative Jewish experiences and to develop adult religious identities
• Ensure a pluralistic and welcoming atmosphere by strengthening the multiple worship and learning options offered by Hillel
• Advise the Religious Life Committee, helping them to create regular, warm, welcoming, and inspiring ritual experiences for their peers
• Attend and participate regularly in Shabbat and holiday celebrations at Hillel
• Coordinate, implement, and evaluate all aspects of major Jewish holiday programming and observances on campus, including High Holidays and Passover.

Education

• Work with the Executive Director to craft an educational vision and strategy for Hillel, creating innovative opportunities for formal, informal, and experiential Jewish learning for students with diverse backgrounds and interests that include a multiplicity of Jewish perspectives.
o Teach regular classes at Hillel and study one-on-one and in small groups with students
o Create new educational opportunities, both formal and informal, and develop corresponding curriculum and structure
o Inspire and advise peer-education and informal education efforts
o Engage the campus in Jewish conversation through social media and other creative means
o Serve as a Jewish educational resource for Hillel staff and student leaders, including Hillel’s Ask Big Questions Fellows
o Serve as lead educator for Hillel immersion journeys, including Taglit-Birthright Israel trips and Alternative Student Break experiences.

 

Engagement

• Proactively form meaningful relationships with students from a variety of Jewish backgrounds, including students less involved in the organized Jewish community, and create opportunities for them to deepen their participation in the life of the Jewish people.
o Teach regular classes to and advise the Campus Engagement Corps (CEC) interns (CEC employs and trains student interns with broad social networks to build relationships with their peers who are not yet engaged in Jewish life.)
o Mentor current and emerging Hillel leaders, deepening their facility with Jewish practice and thought and enhancing their leadership skills
o Offer guidance, mentorship, and pastoral counseling to students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members as appropriate
o Leverage Jewish teachable moments whenever and wherever possible, within the Hillel building and around campus
o Connect students to resources and opportunities in the broader Chicago, American, and global Jewish communities
o Actively promote Northwestern and its Jewish life to prospective students and parents

 

Community Leadership

• Maintain relationships with the Office of Religious Life, other Jewish groups on campus, and other campus religious and cultural communities
• Organize social justice projects, in collaboration with other communities on campus
• Advocate for Jewish life on campus and promote the acceptance of religious observance at Northwestern (rescheduling exams, Shabbat, etc.)
• Provide a Jewish perspective on campus issues to campus media and individual student groups
• Participate visibly in the life of the University through attending major campus events, including lectures, athletic events, student activities, etc.
• Represent Hillel in the local and national Jewish community through rabbinical organizations, participating in community functions and other activities as appropriate.

 

Administration

• Advise and serve as a Jewish resource for Hillel student groups
• Participate in aspects of Hillel’s development and fundraising efforts, as guided by the Executive Director
• Manage parts of the Hillel budget that relate to the responsibilities in other parts of this job description
• Support the program, engagement, and operations staff as needed
• Participate in regular staff meetings and in meetings and events of The Hillels of Illinois

 

Preferred Qualifications

• Rabbinic ordination from an accredited institution
• At least two years of professional work experience
• An approachable, dynamic, youthful, and engaging personality with outstanding interpersonal skills
• Clear and effective verbal and written communications
• Skill and comfort in a technology-rich environment
• Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
• Ability to work flexible hours needed to complete job requirements, including some nights, weekends, and holidays
• Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team
• Prior experience working with college students, with informal/experiential education, and working in a pluralistic setting
• Models an integrated Jewish life

 

Compensation

Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

 

About Northwestern Hillel

Fiedler Hillel is the foundation for Jewish life at Northwestern University, one of the most vibrant Jewish campus communities in North America. Hillel offers a wide array of opportunities for Jewish students of all backgrounds and interests to connect with Jewish life and their own Jewish story and journey. The professional staff works to support students in creating meaningful Jewish experiences for themselves and their peers in the Northwestern community and beyond.

 

Fiedler Hillel is located in the heart of the Northwestern campus in Evanston, Illinois, situated along the shore of Lake Michigan just 20 minutes north of downtown Chicago and close to many synagogues, Jewish day schools, and kosher restaurants. Northwestern is a world-class university, currently ranked #12 by US News and World Report, and is renowned for its schools of journalism, theater, business, and law; its Big Ten athletics; and its bright, talented, and diverse student population. Northwestern is home to approximately 1400 Jewish undergraduates, with over 1000 Jewish graduate students on its Evanston and downtown Chicago campuses.

 

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

 

Application Process

Please submit applications via www.hilleljobs.com.

Please include as three separate PDF files:

• Comprehensive resume or CV that includes contact information for up to 3 professional references
• Cover letter (no more than 2 single-spaced pages) expressing interest in the position
• Writing sample of 500-1000 words or a 3-5 minute video. Imagine this as a blog post, d’var Torah, or other form of rabbinic communication. Feel free to submit something you created in another context.

 

We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will commence a formal review by March 1.

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

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

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

 

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

•  Provideing pastoral counseling and guidance for students;   

• Empowering others to create their own meaningful Jewish experiences; and
• Bringing an entrepreneurial energy to everything you do, thinking strategically, creatively and “BIG.”

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

Start date
July 20, 2015

Job location
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Position type
Full-Time/Regular

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Profile of a Senior Jewish Educator:

 

A Penn Hillel Senior Jewish Educator will embody five elements:

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

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

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

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

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

 

These elements will likely manifest themselves as the following qualifications:

 

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

 

Responsibilities and Role:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

About Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania:

 

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

 

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

 

About Philadelphia:

 

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

 

Salary:

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

START DATE: Immediate opening

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

About Hillel:

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

 

The Entrepreneurship & Strategy Administrative Assistant will provide primary administrative support for the Vice President for Social Entrepreneurship and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives along with their departments. In this capacity, the Administrative Assistant will:
- Manage schedule, phone coverage and correspondence for Vice Presidents
- Provide necessary follow-up to donor and partnership meetings
- Handle travel arrangements and expense reports
- Review, organize, route and respond to mail, as needed -

  • Make meeting arrangements, for both virtual and in-person meetings and convenings
  • General administrative and operational support, including filing, copying, data entry, managing supplies and providing travel support; assist with in-house mailing of letters and other special projects

 

 

Qualifications

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

 

Application Deadline:

February 16, 2015

 

To Apply:

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

 

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must include a cover letter which details salary requirements and as well as three references in the same document as their resume when applying for this position. Applicants who do not include

 

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

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


We want someone great at:

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

 

What you’ll bring to the job:

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

 

What you’ll own:

 

Fostering Rich Jewish Life

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


Strategic Relationship Development

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


Development and Fundraising

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


Finances and Operations

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


Engagement and Student Leadership Development

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

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

 

 What you'll get out of it:

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

 

About Cleveland Hillel:

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

 

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


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

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

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

http://www.thisiscleveland.com

 

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

 

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

 

To Apply:

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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

 

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

 

To Apply:

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

 

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

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

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS/QUALITIES

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

 

This position will be successful if:

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

 

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

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

 

Key Job Responsibilities:

 

Relationship Building and Jewish Experiences:

 

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

 

 

Jewish Educational Resource

 

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

 

 

Supervision and Teamwork:

 

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

 

What you’ll get out of it:

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

 

To Apply:            

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

 

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

 

Start Date: August 1, 2015.

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

 

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

 

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

 

Professional Qualifications:

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

 

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

What you’ll get out of it:

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


What we’re about:

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

 
To Apply:

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


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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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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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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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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