Program Director

Hillel International | Bloomington, IN, United States

Posted Date 8/08/2022

Program Director

Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at Indiana Univeristy


The Helene G. Simon Hillel Center is the flagship Hillel program in the state of Indiana.  There are approximately 4,500 Jewish undergrad and graduate students.  Hillel actually touches the lives of at least ¾ of those students throughout the course of the year with its many programs and services.  Hillel serves both those students who walk through the doors of the Hillel building as well as reaching out to students on campus to connect them to the Jewish community.  Hillel prides itself on building the foundation for the Jewish future through developing students’ leadership skills and creating a strong, caring, and welcoming Jewish community on the Indiana University campus.  Our focus is on creating opportunities for students to connect with the Jewish community on campus which will in turn lead to their excitement, commitment, and connection with the Jewish community upon graduation.  Hillel is also committed to promoting diversity through programming on the IU campus, Bloomington, and throughout the state of Indiana.  

Role Overview

Program Director/Jewish Student Life Coordinator is a partner with Executive Director, staff, and students in creating and implementing the vision for the student program for Indiana University Hillel.  IU Hillel is a very active, thriving organization that is built upon student leadership and empowerment.  The Program Director/Director of Jewish Student Life must be capable of working independently and as part of a team, and have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignment. The Program Director/Director of Jewish Student Life works in partnership with student leaders and their committees to create the calendars of events and works on the marketing and publicity for all programs and for Hillel in general.  The Program Director is also a liaison to appropriate University and community agencies.

General Responsibilities:

  • Guide staff and students to build a warm, welcoming, positive environment in Hillel

  • Organize Hillel calendars for staff and students

  • Ensure and support robust, diverse programming to engage unique groups of students

  • Identify strengths within the staff and student leaders and build on upon those skills

  • Support & attend programs

  • Attend Shabbat services & meals (on a rotating basis with other staff members)

  • Support Holiday programming, services and observance as necessary

Student Leadership Development:

  • Empower staff and students to build a strong student leadership development initiative
  • Recruit student leaders to build and sustain a thriving Jewish student community
  • Advise the student board and other leadership groups and committees
  • Supervise some student interns
  • Work with student leaders and their committees to plan and implement programs


  • Coordinate on-campus and off-campus programs. Oversee details of all programming, including but not limited to: lectures, discussion groups, Jewish learning programs, social and tzedek programming throughout the academic year.
  • Produce innovative, exciting programs within your interests that also engages unique groups of students
  • Build meaningful relationships with students 
  • Be available for student-initiated private discussions; refer to counseling or other resources when necessary
  • Help coordinate campus and community publicity, including flyers, newspaper articles, calendars, brochures, press releases, etc. that reflect the program and activities of Hillel

What You’ll Bring to the Job:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree from accredited university

  • Preferably have 1-3 years of experience in Jewish communal work and/or community organizing

  • An enthusiasm for Jewish life at Indiana University

  • Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort asking questions.

  • A collaborative and team-oriented approach to work, yet ability to be a self-starter

  • Dedication and strong work ethic

  • A willingness to act upon staff and students’ creative ideas to engage campus 

  • Ability to balance multiple large projects

  • Display of organizational and time management skills

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $42,000 - $52,000.

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.

  • Professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities. 

  • Mentoring and career coaching to help you during and after your position

  • Travel opportunities, both domestically and internationally, multiple times per year.

  • Great college town with tons of amenities and low cost of living.  

  • A fantastic work environment just a couple minutes away from a thriving downtown, a tight knit staff team and support system, an always full kitchen (with an open-fridge policy), and nearly unlimited IU Hillel swag!

To apply or for more information, go to   Please do not submit an application through the Hillel International site*

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.

Indiana University 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.

To apply or for more information, go to   Please do not submit an application through the Hillel International site*

Salary42000.00 - 52000.00 Annual
Full Time
Director of Community Engagement
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Medical Insurance | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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