Campus Rabbi

Hillel International | Boston, MA, United States

Posted Date 12/13/2021

Campus Rabbi

Boston University Hillel

Role Overview

Join BU Hillel as the Campus Rabbi to help enrich the lives of students and shape the future of Jewish life on campus.  Be part of a team of professionals dedicated to creating an excellent Hillel that provides for the needs of Boston University’s 6,000 Jewish students.  Serve as a Jewish Chaplain for the greater Boston University community.  Help set the organizational vision and strategy to inspire, educate and empower Boston University students to lead meaningful, joyous Jewish lives. You’ll use your magnetic personality and deep wells of Torah to inspire students to make Judaism and Jewish peoplehood integral to their life choices and expressed Jewish values.

What You’ll Do

  • Build relationships with many students from diverse backgrounds through meaningful conversations, and by creating connections to opportunities in Jewish life on campus.
  • Create educational content and manage our award winning Jewish Learning Fellowship Program, with 15+ cohorts of 200+ students per year, to bring creative, meaningful, and relevant approaches in Jewish learning to students from a wide range of backgrounds.  
  • Identify Jewish educational needs of students, staff, and lay leaders, and develop stand-alone and ongoing programs and initiatives to address those needs. 
  • Build innovative, inclusive approaches to Shabbat, holidays, and rituals.
  • Organize and lead Reform and Conservative Shabbat services, Conservative High Holiday services, Passover Seders, and a wide range of other holiday prayer services and programming.  Organize and teach students how to lead meaningful prayer services for their peers.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with BU Hillel Board members, BU Faculty and Administrators, religious life organizations around campus, parents, and Boston Jewish community partners.
  • Provide pastoral care services for students, BU Hillel staff, lay leaders, and parents.

What You’ve Accomplished

  • Rabbinic ordination and advanced degree in Jewish Studies or Jewish Education. 5+ years of formal study of Torah, Rabbinics and Halachah as well as demonstrated commitment to ongoing, regular Jewish text learning.
  • 4+ years of relevant full-time work. Experience in Hillel, youth movements, camping, Jewish Day Schools, grassroots community organizing or experiential Jewish education is helpful.
  • Proven success in community outreach and building, and experience in program visioning, design, and implementation. 
  • Extensive engagement with and experience in Israel.
  • Training and experience in pastoral care and counseling.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Energy, excitement, passion, and love of Judaism, Jewish people, God and Israel. 
  • A strong, deep, and broad knowledge base of Jewish sources, ranging from traditional Jewish texts to contemporary Jewish wisdom, culture and unconventional Jewish sources. 
  • 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 journeys.  
  • A commitment to creating an inclusive, vibrant and pluralistic Jewish community. 
  • Creative problem-solving, proactive communication, and internal and external collaboration.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically in order to reach goals, including proactive planning, embracing data and technology and attention to follow-through and deadlines. 

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.  The salary range for this role is $95,000 - $115,000.
  • A comprehensive and benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.

About Boston University Hillel

Boston University Hillel is an independent 501c3 charity. BU Hillel is at the hub of a world-class university, in a thriving city of Boston, right near Fenway Park. Home to 4,000 Jewish undergraduates and 2,000 Jewish graduate students, BU Hillel’s mission is to inspire, educate, and empower BU students to lead meaningful and joyous Jewish lives. We engage 4,000 students per year, 600 qualify as in-depth relationships.  200 students travel with BU Hillel each year. We have 160+ student leaders and 120+ lay leaders.

About Hillel International

Boston University Hillel is affiliated with 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.  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.

Salary95000.00 - 115000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
401(k) or 403(b) plans | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave

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