Engagement Associate: Greek Life
Hillel Foundation at Indiana University
Indiana University Hillel is home to over 4,000 Jewish undergraduate students and YOU have the opportunity to get to know them and especially those in Greek life! By joining IU Hillel as the Engagement Associate focusing on the Greek community, you’ll build one on one relationships with students in the Greek community, hang out at fraternities and sororities to meet and engage students, teach a University course about Leadership in Greek life, partner with students to plan programs in fraternities and sororities, around campus and at Hillel, and help inspire students to make a commitment to Jewish life and build a strong Jewish community in Greek life. The main focus of this role will be engaging with the IU Greek community (Indiana University boasts a tremendous number of students participating in Greek life consisting of 2000+ Jewish students, 4 Jewish fraternities, and 2 Jewish sororities).
In this role you will build hundreds of student relationships, work collaboratively and independently to plan innovative and meaningful Jewish programs, and develop the future generation of Jewish leaders. The Engagement Associate focusing on Greek life will (in addition to working with Greek life), support some of our other student groups, play a role in our Jewish learning opportunities, and get to pursue passion projects!
This is a student facing position with an emphasis in being a staff mentor to students in Greek life on all student programming, communications and social media efforts.
If you’re team-oriented, never give up, and truly believe that Hillel is the Jewish Home Away From Home for every Jewish Student on campus, then this is the position for you!
What You’ll Do
Greek Life Engagement Responsibilities
- Design and implement an engagement plan under the supervision of the Program Director to strategically build a minimum of 500 relationships with students in Greek life who are uninvolved with IU Hillel.
- Manage, lead, and support the growth of the Greek Jewish Council Executive Board, President, and committees.
- ??Build relationships with key partners, including Greek life faculty and advisors, to expand Hillel’s presence in the overall Greek life community.
- Facilitate, lead, and partner with other Hillel staff to develop leadership workshops and Jewish learning for IU Hillel’s 2 credit IU course Seminar in Greek Leadership Training: Jewish Emerging Leaders
- Work with Greek students to implement and plan innovative, relevant, and engaging Jewish initiatives to bridge the gap between Hillel and Greek life.
- Meet with different target student groups and demographics on campus to engage them, identify their interests and connect to opportunities (e.g. leadership roles at Hillel)
- Collaborate with our Israel Program Director’s, student leaders, and colleagues to help recruit for our immersion programs such as Birthright and Alternative Spring Break.
- Plan and facilitate regular student intern and committee meetings with student leaders.
- Supervise student interns and student leaders who are responsible for engaging their peers in Jewish life on campus.
General Staff Responsibilities
- Strengthen and support student leadership teams and student groups
- Co-facilitate Jewish Learning Opportunities, such as X170s and JLF.
- Maintain program attendance records for measurement and ongoing evaluation purposes.
- Participate as a member of the IU Hillel staff team in major programs, Shabbats, and holidays.
- Represent the IU Hillel Foundation on campus with students, parents, alumni, faculty and administration as appropriate, as well as with the wider community.
- It is expected for this role to be on the staff rotation for Shabbats and holidays.
- Other responsibilities as assigned
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of post college work experience
- Candidates must have been in Greek life during their college career (preferably at a large university with a strong Greek community)
- Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfortability asking questions.
- The ability to identify your own interests and students’ interests and find where they intersect to create innovative new programming.
- Exemplary time management skills, including the capacity to juggle competing priorities and deadlines, and to remain flexible within an ambiguous, fast-paced environment.
- Desire to motivate student leaders to engage their peers, deepen their Jewish identities, and think innovatively about program content and marketing
- Eagerness to build relationships with diverse demographics of college students
- A team-oriented approach to work, a self-directed work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to connect with and appreciate diverse personalities, and a willingness to take risks and learn from each new challenge or success.
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $40,000 - $45,000.
- 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 lots of amenities and low cost of living.
- A fantastic work environment, a tight knit staff team and support system, an always full kitchen (with an open-fridge policy), and nearly unlimited IU Hillel swag!
About Indiana University Hillel
Indiana University is a beautiful college town nestled in the rolling hills of southern Indiana with great hiking, boating and camping nearby. It is a Big Ten University with strong school spirit, great athletics, a fantastic culture and music scene and excellent Greek life. Hoosier pride is the best! Students come from all over the country, even from across the world, and wear our cream and crimson colors with great joy.
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.
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.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.