Engagement Coordinator

Hillel International | Irvine, CA, United States

Posted Date 5/26/2022

Engagement Coordinator

Hillel Foundation of Orange County

Role Overview

Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Chapman Hillel as the Engagement Coordinator. You will be part of Orange County Hillel's umbrella. OC Hillel is a multi-campus Hillel, Chapman, Univ of California, Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, and local community colleges. You will build one on one relationships with students, putting on amazing events around campus, and help inspire students to make a commitment to Jewish life. You will use your stellar communication and active listening skills to develop relationships with students less engaged and help them map a path to create a Jewish story that’s relevant and exciting for them. The position will be excellent in this role if you can’t leave the coffee line without chatting with the person next to you and have an infectious curiosity about the world. In this role, you’ll use data to map areas of campus that are less connected and create strategies to develop new markets. You’ll identify students that have common interests using your ability to network and build coalitions.  You will meet students, university partners, and other stakeholders in the circle as well as on-campus, where you’re likely to run into a few alumni visiting showing their infectious Chapman pride. Our students are awesome (we’re genuinely wowed by them daily). 

Chapman Hillel engages with over 300 Jewish students but could do more to create vibrant Jewish life on campus. In addition to being part of a top-tier university setting, you’ll join a stellar team of energized staff who focus on excellence, collaboration, professional development, and a thirst for knowledge. As an Engagement Coordinator, you’ll wake up each day (or at least most) and be genuinely excited and enthusiastic about creating an inviting place that inspires students to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives. This is so much more than your average 9-to-5.

What You’ll Do

  • Meet with students from different cohorts and demographics on campus to engage them, identify their interests, and connect to opportunities.
  • Meet with students to help connect them with leadership roles in Hillel.
  • Map out a plan to strategically build one on one relationships with 180 students currently not engaged in Jewish life.
  • Collaborate with students and colleagues to develop and manage immersive Israel experiences such as recruitment, staffing, and follow-through.
  • Supervise student leaders who are responsible for engaging their peers in Jewish life on campus.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • 0 -2 years’ professional work experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Fun, energetic, excited to be on a college campus, ready to make new friends
  • Strong leadership skills; detail-oriented, people skills, self-starter
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan and you must be willing to take risks and learn from your wins as well as your losses
  • Confidence in initiating and running programs, and comfort in asking questions
  • Strong sense of urgency to get projects and assignments done timely
  • Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel
  • Be able to work with a variety of personalities and student needs
  • Willingness to admit what you don’t know, and excitement to learn in those areas
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Excitement to continue developing your own relationship to Judaism

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $43,000 - $50,000.
  • 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, particularly to Israel
  • Supervised by the executive director and work in collaboration with the senior Jewish educator and Jewish Agency Israel Fellow.

About Chapman Hillel (part of Orange County Hillel)

Chapman Hillel empowers students to become the next generation of Jewish leaders as they nurture and strengthen their Jewish identity, connection to the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Hillel cultivates the potential within our students to live a meaningful and productive life guided by Jewish values and wisdom. As the Engagement Coordinator, you will strengthen Hillel's ability to meet the needs of Jewish students and create vibrant Jewish life on campus. You'll also join a stellar team of energized staff who focus on excellence, collaboration, professional development, and a thirst for knowledge. Orange County has an accessible and engaged Jewish community that supports a Jewish day school, JCC, Jewish Home, multiple Reform temples, a Conservative synagogue, and an Orthodox synagogue. There is plenty of kosher food in the area as well as a trip to LA. In Orange County, you'll enjoy all sunshine year around. 

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.

Orange County 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.


Salary43000.00 - 50000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Medical Insurance | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
Job Location

Share this job

Part Time, Seasonal, and Contract Nonprofit Jewish Communal Jobs

Nonprofit Jewish Communal Jobs Online

Weekly Email Subscribers