Director at Hillel Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)

Hillel International | Toronto, ON, Canada

Posted Date 5/25/2022


Hillel Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU)

Role Overview

The Director at Hillel Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) is a creative and engaging individual with a strong Jewish and Israel background, and is capable of working both independently and as part of a team. You are warm and welcoming, and can bring your passion for building Jewish community to this downtown Toronto campus. You will inspire and mentor students, and will use these skills to engage students and drive Hillel’s mission, values and goals. You will have an entrepreneurial spirit and be flexible and adaptable in building strategy and approach to an evolving and expanding Hillel.

This is a ten-month contract position running from August 2, 2022 through May 31, 2023.

Reports to: Chief Campus Officer

What You’ll Be Responsible For

  • Student Leadership Development
    • Model positive leadership
    • Build on the current leadership model by engaging new leadership students
    • Advise and support the student leaders and their initiatives
    • Identify leadership development opportunities for empowering students
  • Engagement & Program Development
    • Be a visible Jewish presence on campus
    • Identify uninvolved student populations and develop strategies for contacting and serving them
    • Leverage data to develop campus engagement strategies
    • Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and engage them
    • Support student-initiated programs; attend most programs (including evenings, weekends, Jewish holidays)
    • Play a key role in planning and evaluating all programming
    • Be an experiential Jewish educator who nurtures the Jewish growth of others through conversations and actions
    • Add accessible Jewish content and depth to programs on campus
  • Publicity, External Relations, and Philanthropy
    • Develop/maintain strong relationships with the university administration at TMU
    • Act as a campus liaison for external groups, including Birthright Israel: Canada Israel
    • Experience, including campus recruitment, and follow-through activities
    • Lead campus-based philanthropic efforts at Hillel TMU, working with campus and
    • Development team to raise at least $10,000 annually
    • Identify and cultivate major gift donors with a connection to TMU with the assistance of the Development team
  • Israel Advocacy
    • Provide immediate on-site assistance in managing advocacy strategies and crises, supported by Chief Communication & Public Affairs Officer
    • Develop proactive Israel advocacy strategies with local Advocacy Director specific to meet the campus’s needs, maximizing the full array of national and local advocacy services
    • Monitor antisemitic and anti-Israel activities on campus, including on social media, and guide responses
  • Human Resource Management
    • Supervise and mentor Hillel TMU staff members, with attention to both their productivity and professional growth, both in person and remotely
    • Provide opportunities for continuing professional training and education
    • Ensure that all staff attend the appropriate conferences and training opportunities
    • Participate in ongoing Jewish learning and professional development with colleagues
  • Administrative Responsibilities
    • Manage email list and CRM data entry
    • Manage programming and administrative budget
    • Manage Hillel TMU Loft facility located in downtown Toronto
    • Ensure that Senior Leadership is provided with content that can be shared with key stakeholders.
    • Gather data for fundraising communications
    • Participate in regular professional supervision and staff meetings
    • Apply for additional funding and secure program grants from partner organizations, where applicable

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree, with 5+ years relevant work experience, fundraising experience is an asset
  • Well-versed in Jewish culture with access to educational resources and topics
  • A deep commitment to Israel and a nuanced understanding of effective engagement, education, and advocacy strategies
  • Ability to connect to university students, patience, and excellent listening skills
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a larger provincial team
  • Knowledge about network management and social networking processes
  • Energy, a sense of humor, flexibility and maturity

What you’ll get out of the position:

  • This is a part-time position (30 hours/week) lasting for nine months (August 22 - April 23) at an hourly rate of $25.
  • Comprehensive medical and health benefits, including Long Term Disability coverage and Life Insurance, paid vacation, sick and mental health days
  • Great professional development, coaching and mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Unlimited paid coffee dates with students
  • Flexible work hours
  • Amazing colleagues and a fun and fast paced work environment
  • This position has an anticipated start date of August 2, 2022

About Hillel Ontario

Hillel Ontario serves approximately 14,000 Jewish students across nine universities, and is the largest regional Hillel system in the world. A model for the Hillel movement, Hillel Ontario was created on October 1, 2015 and strives to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

About Hillel TMU

Serving the campus’s 1500 Jewish students, Hillel TMU is the centre for Jewish life at TMU. A pluralistic and dynamic organization that empowers students to curate Jewish life on campus, Hillel TMU seeks to enrich students’ Jewish life and leadership experience while at university. With a focus on education, social action, wellness, arts and culture, Israel, leadership development and networking events, Hillel TMU has something for everyone.

About TMU University

Located in downtown Toronto, TMU University has over 45,000 students spread across more than a hundred undergraduate and graduate programs.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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