Rental and Events Manager (Part Time)
In July 2021, GW Hillel opened its doors to a new facility at 2300 H Street. Designed with flexibility of use and community building in mind, we seek someone to take our rental capacity to the next level in opening our doors more widely for community events and gatherings. This incredibly flexible position is an opportunity to utilize one’s talents for organization and customer service, while also thinking about building a more vibrant rental model to benefit Jewish student life at GW.
What You’ll Do
- Learn the GW Hillel space and opportunity in connection with current student use; identify new opportunities for advertisement and outreach to bring more rental users into the building.
- Utilize and improve upon pre-existing systems designed to manage rentals, including rate sheets, website, contracts, etc.
- Work with partner organizations and outside groups who rent space at GW Hillel to ensure a positive, successful experience in our facility.
- Act as representative of GW Hillel to build and maintain relationships with outside organizations to create repeat income for room rentals, with a special focus on university partnerships and Jewish communal organizations (both local and out-of-town).
- Create a year-long events calendar and work with the GW Hillel student life team to avoid conflicting gatherings and to fully take advantage of slower periods on the student calendar.
- Staff events from walk-through and planning, through event date and follow-up; includes working with vendors, renters, and attendees. During contracted rental events, serve as the on-site coordinator with renters and vendors.
- Maintain clean electronic records to create continuity for annual events.
On a weekly basis you will…
- Respond to emails from interested renters
- Conduct a walk-through with renters who have booked the space
- Update website and social media to best market the space
- Reach out to local organizations to encourage rental of the space
- Attend an event at the building, helping a renter from start to finish in making the event successful
- Meet with GW HIllel staff member to strategize sharing calendar most effectively
What You’ll Bring to the Position
- Previous experience with event planning and/or event management
- An entrepreneurial spirit and ability to view challenges as opportunities as you help set and execute a vision for our space as one that builds community and generates income to support student life
- A calming demeanor and problem solving mentality that can handle last-minute challenges and curveballs
- Proven success in managing multiple projects at once, staying organized and helping others do the same
- Warmth, energy, and joy, ready to act as representative of our organization deep attention to detail, from the composition of an email to the execution of an event
What You’ll Receive
- hourly compensation of $20-$25 dependant on experience; please note that this position may be available on a part-time salary basis with added responsibilities tied to revenue generation for the organization, should a candidate be interested.
- extensive flexibility in shaping your non-event hours
- supervision and team support in shaping a warm and welcoming work environment
About GW Hillel
GW Hillel aims to give students the tools they need to live vibrant, meaningful Jewish lives during their four years of college and beyond. Established in 1942, Hillel at the George Washington University has supported the growth of tens of thousands of Jewish students in Washington, D.C.
With a current Jewish population of more than 3,000 undergraduate and 1,500 graduate students, representing approximately 30% of the total student population, and centered in the heart of our nation’s capital, GW Hillel is at the cutting-edge of innovation and leadership development. Our students come from a wide array of backgrounds and knowledge levels—from Jewish day school graduates to those who have never stepped foot in a Jewish environment. We work to meet students where they are in their Jewish journeys, providing them the support needed to enhance their lives through a lens of Jewish values and a sense of belonging and community.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Executive Director Adena Kirstein at [email protected].
*Please do not submit an application through the Hillel International site*
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.