Hillel Ontario - Waterloo/Laurier Springboard Fellow: Program Associate

Hillel International | Waterloo, ON, Canada

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Posted Date 5/11/2023

Role Overview

We’re looking for someone who is a creative professional with strong organizational, interpersonal, programming and communications skills. You will work both collaboratively and independently. You should be passionate about building relationships, getting out on campus and reaching new and uninvolved students, and empowering students. You are someone who has a passion for building community through your dynamic personality, warmth, sincerity, sense of humor, and fun-loving attitude.


Who You Are

  • You’re always reimagining the ordinary and thinking about ways to repurpose or make things better. 
  • You think big and creatively - to you, everything is a possibility and nothing is too big to tackle. 
  • You’re a relationship builder and can’t get off an airplane without meeting someone new and learning about their interests and passions. 
  • You are comfortable with pivoting and being able to look at something, realize that the direction you were going was completely wrong, and adapt your plan. 
  • You’re a risk taker who thrives on solving problems with an entrepreneurial spirit and not afraid of trying something new.
  • You are a recent university grad with professional, extracurricular or volunteer experience, or an educational focus in innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking or a related field. 
  • You’re passionate and excited about Jewish life & college students, and understand why some students might not want to get involved with Jewish life. 
  • You thrive on learning and know you must first seek to understand something deeply before you can effect successful change. 


What You’ll Do

  • Connect with students in 1on1 conversations to help them engage with the Jewish community on campus.
  • Put yourself in new places and situations to engage a wide variety of students, for example, meeting students where they are at (on campus, in residence).
  • Creating, implementing and supporting a diverse range of student programs and initiatives.
  • Being understanding of the needs of university students and have a desire to interact with the diversity of students and Work with student leaders on refining their Engagement best constituents involved with our Hillel.
  • Make Judaism accessible and relevant to others through your authentic Jewish story.
  • Advise and support the student executive boards and their committees.
  • Identify and seek innovative program areas to reach new student populations.
  • Logistics support for programs, practices through tabling, coffee dates, networking and welcoming at programs.
  • Working with and coordinating with other Jewish groups on campus like Chabad, AEPi, etc.
  • Building relationships with professionals and student leadership of various campus groups.


What You Bring to the Job

  • A Bachelor degree and 0-2 years’ professional work experience in a related field
  • You’ll have a team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, proven experience thinking and acting strategically to reach goals, a sense of humour, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would.
  • Exceptional organization, leadership and communication skills
  • A strong proficiency and interest in social media
  • A proven track record engaging with social action or social justice work in the past


What You’ll Get Out of It

  • A first year salary of $44,000 and a raise to $46,500 in the second year of the contract
  • High-level professional development, including $3,200 in professional development funds, to help develop core skills in experiential education, including learning from some of the most innovative organizations in Jewish education today.
  • Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD).
  • Intensive Jewish summer and year-long learning experiences that will provide you with the knowledge, passion, and critical tool kit to fuel your work building our Jewish communities.
  • A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement.
  • Flexible work hours
  • Anticipated start date is July 2023


About Hillel Ontario

Hillel Ontario serves approximately 13,500 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.

Salary44,000.00 Annual
Full Time
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