Campus Director

Hillel International | Newark, DE, United States

Posted Date 6/23/2022

Campus Director

University of Delaware Hillel

Role Overview

Are you looking to have a deep impact on an organization, a campus community, and the lives of hundreds of college students? Are you interested in joining a vibrant campus community with passionate students that are making the most of their college experience? If working with the students of a world-class research university, and one of the oldest universities in the country excites you, then Hillel at the University of Delaware might just be the next step in your career.

Hillel at the University of Delaware seeks a Campus Director who will have oversight and leadership of the entire Hillel entity on campus. They will have the skills to connect, engage, motivate, and inspire a diverse Jewish population and will develop the skills to build key strategic relationships in the community and on campus.  The Campus Director will devote their time in the areas of administration, Jewish education, programming and operational management. This person will play an integral role building and maintaining the culture of Hillel at the University of Delaware, leveraging the wonderful campus community that it is part of. This is a transformational moment in Hillel at the University of Delaware’s history.  As we embark on a capital campaign and building project, we seek to hire our first ever Campus Director who will report to the Executive Director.  

What You’ll Do

  • Strategic Planning, Vision and Leadership
  • Develop, articulate and promote a dynamic and innovative organizational mission and vision for the Hillel
  • Create and manage an implementation plan including supporting new initiatives and sustaining ongoing programs
  • Develop and share annual organizational goals and reports on progress
  • Implement a system for tracking and measuring success
  • Use performance data to iterate on programs and update goals
  • Exhibit leadership during times of celebration and challenge

Stakeholder Relations: 

  • Cultivate caring and strategic relationships with all stakeholders: students, board of directors, university leaders, faculty, Jewish community leaders, and alumni and parents globally
  • Manage programs, personnel, and projects to ensure effective and efficient internal operations and external relations
  • Serve as the representative of the Jewish community on campus, and promote awareness of campus-based needs and issues in the local Jewish community
  • Work strategically with the university so that the campus Hillel is an integral component of the college experience; creating strategic alliances with different departments and schools and representing the Jewish community on campus
  • Advocate on behalf of Jewish students and Jewish interests, and utilize appropriate organizational resources in the Jewish community
  • Develop appropriate university and community relationships, both formal and informal, to ensure that Hillel can respond appropriately and effectively to relevant events and developments which impact Jewish students and the Jewish community

Jewish Education & Engagement    

  • Create a pluralistic, inclusive and innovative Jewish educational vision for the Hillel
  • Facilitate Jewish programming on campus, engaging with and encouraging students to develop meaningful Jewish journeys and experiences
  • Demonstrate comfort with Jewish traditions, holidays, culture, and basic texts and communicate this knowledge to others.
  • Serve as a Jewish educational resource for others
  • Ensure broad and deep education on Israel
  • Inspire interest in Jewish Life    
  • Serve as a strong Jewish role model
  • Work cross-denominationally to encourage and promote an inclusive approach to religious expression through holiday and Shabbat observances, Jewish learning and other related experiences
  • Facilitate leadership development initiatives as well as wide range of opportunities to explore and celebrate what it means to be Jewish

Supervision & Mentorship

  • Inspire, develop, supervise, and mentor a professional staff team including a Director of Development, Springboard Fellow, Operations Manager, and Campus Marketing & Development Manager that delivers on a vision of pluralism, inclusivity, and student leadership development
  • Cultivate a culture of staff excellence and professional growth
  • Create and model an effective work/life balance structure for the organization

What You’ve Accomplished

  • 8+ years of professional work experience including a proven-track record in informal Jewish Education. Experience in management roles in the Jewish or secular nonprofit, higher education, or mission-driven organization world is a plus. 
  • Success with:
    • Building student engagement and leadership development programs and opportunities.
    • Developing a strategic plan for an organization and executing that plan.
    • Inspiring interest in pluralistic, diverse Jewish life.
    • Stakeholder relations.
    • Fiscal budgeting.
  • Led organizations or programs with a proven and measurable track record of innovation and sustainable growth. 
  • Managed and supervised a team of professionals in an exemplary manner to accomplish their best work and develop their potential. 
  • Successfully partnered with a non-profit board of directors, granting foundations and grant issuing organizations. 
  • Ensured sound financial management practices including budgeting and cost controls.
  • Demonstrated personal fundraising experience cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors. 
  • Executed against a strategic plan for an organization or projects, with measurable goals, and successfully implemented and evaluated that plan. 
  • Experience with a wide range of Jewish practices.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. We will consider a range of candidates’ experiences and credentials.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Charismatic leadership with a drive for success, resilience and adaptability.
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit and passion for building an organization 
  • Capacity to create space for a diversity of perspectives and allow all voices of students to be heard. 
  • Creative problem-solving strategies.
  • Attention to detail and ability to create and follow through with a complex plan.
  • An inspiring presence which will help others to deepen their interest in Jewish life.
  • Strong relationship building skills 
  • An attitude of proactive communication and collaboration across offices and agencies.
  • Expertise in leading complex conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is approachable and meets students at various points in their personal Jewish journey. 

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $95,000-$125,000 depending on experience.
  • A comprehensive benefits package and generous paid time off
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities 

Preference will be given to applications received by July 8th with screening interviews for qualified candidates scheduled the week of July 11th, followed by 1st round interviews, the week of July 18th. We're hoping to make an offer to a finalist by August 12th.

About Hillel International

In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.

University of Delaware 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.

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

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