Hillel International | Charleston, SC, United States

Posted Date 7/18/2022


College of Charleston Hillel 

Role Overview 

The College of Charleston’s Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program and the College of Charleston Hillel seek a dynamic Jewish communal professional to join our team as Director of Hillel. Reporting to the Director of the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program, the Hillel Director will be responsible for the development and execution of Jewish student life initiatives on campus, while fostering meaningful engagement with Judaism, encouraging individual growth, strengthening our Jewish community, and enhancing student life at the College. The Hillel Director will work directly with the Hillel Student Board and the Student Life Division at the College of Charleston, as well as supervise a full-time engagement professional and a team of student engagement interns.  The Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program has a unique structure, encompassing academics, Jewish student life, and community outreach under one roof. This is a unique opportunity to lead a growing Hillel right in the center of a fantastic city.The College of Charleston is in the center of historic Charleston, as well as adjacent to the modern urban areas of the city.  The student body is diverse and progressive, attracting increasing numbers of Jewish students from out of state. The Hillel Director is an employee of the College of Charleston. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Supervise and mentor student leaders, including student boards and interns, to foster a caring and actively inclusive Jewish community on campus.
  • Meet regularly with student leaders to help identify and realize their goals for the semester.
  • Collaborate with students and other Hillel staff to coordinate and oversee programming and engagement activities.
  • Work as part of the Jewish Studies Program leadership team to design and execute a strategic plan for Hillel at the College of Charleston.
  • Oversee Hillel’s operating budget
  • Be part of a fundraising team that includes the Jewish Studies Program’s Associate Director for Community Relations, College of Charleston Development Officers, and the Jewish Studies Director. 
  • Supervise and support the Jewish Engagement Associate
  • Staff Shabbat, holiday, and other special programming
  • Participate in ongoing Jewish learning and professional development
  • Strengthen relationships between Jewish students on campus, Jewish faculty, and the Charleston Jewish community at large
  • Oversee the collection of our engagement data in partnership with Hillel International

What You’ll Bring to the Job:

  • 3-5 years professional experience in Jewish, experiential or higher education, including but not limited to working with college students in formal and/or informal educational settings; advising student leadership; and coordinating programs and events.
  • A passion for working with emerging adults and investing in their growth as Jewish leaders
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and an ability to work independently and collaboratively, while handling multiple tasks.  
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with higher education and campus settings.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is a plus

What You’ll Receive:

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace the salary range for this role is $60 - 70K, depending on skills, qualifications and experience. 
  • Health and other benefits offered to College of Charleston employees. See here for details:   
  • Professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities. 
  • Opportunities for travel throughout the US and to Israel.
  • Access to and support from Hillel International and the larger Hillel movement.

About College of Charleston Hillel

With more than 500 Jewish students on campus, the JSU/Hillel serves as the center for Jewish life at the College of Charleston. We empower students toward a pathway for meaningful engagement with Judaism in order to foster individual growth, strengthen the Jewish community, and enhance student life at the College of Charleston. See more at 

Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston is the thirteenth oldest college in the United States. Located in historic Charleston, CofC is a liberal arts & sciences college with around 10,000 undergraduate students and an assortment of graduate programs. The College has a Jewish Studies major and minor, Jewish Studies faculty members, and a kosher vegan/vegetarian dining facility which is on the College’s meal plan. Jewish Studies has its own building at the center of campus which houses the Program’s academic, student life, and community offerings.

Named the Best City in the World by Conde Nast, Charleston is a beautiful, historic city with a population of around 350,000 and a Jewish community of over 10,000. Jewish Charleston includes a day school, Jewish Federation, four synagogues – reform, conservative, and two orthodox – and a newly built Chabad center. Located in Downtown Charleston, CofC is only 20 minutes away from some of the best beaches in the Southeast and the year-round temperate weather makes Charleston an ideal place to live. There is a fun and active nightlife, some of the best dining in the Southeast, as well as a vibrant cultural scene--concerts, clubs, theater, opera, and many festivals. There is always something happening in Charleston, and it is truly an ideal location for young and mid-career professionals looking for a laid-back lifestyle with all the fun of city life.

About Hillel International

Hillel International is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, with a presence at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and beyond. 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.

College of Charleston 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.

To Apply:
Apply at and include your resume and cover letter.

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


Salary60000.00 - 70000.00 Annual
Full Time
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