Engagement Associate

University of Maryland Hillel | College Park, MD, United States

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Posted Date 2/08/2023

Engagement Associate

Maryland Hillel

Role Overview

Maryland Hillel seeks an Engagement Associate who is a natural relationship-builder with a love for Judaism and who will bring energy and creativity to their work with Jewish life on campus. Your focus will be to build relationships with students uninvolved or less involved in Jewish life on campus and make Judaism accessible and relevant to students of all backgrounds through a variety of initiatives and programs. 

What You'll Do

  • Build one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and interest them.
  • Develop and implement an engagement strategy for first-year students on campus, through weekly social and Shabbat programming 
  • Oversee all prospective student programs, including tours of the Hillel building and the Prospective Student Shabbaton
  • Develop a Tzedek program, including recruiting for a Tikkun Olam student board, monthly events, and the TLC soup delivery initiative
  • Advise student organizations, such as Challah for Hunger, by connecting them to the greater Hillel mission and vision
  • Be the primary administrator for all social media accounts and provide engaging content through passive and active posting
  • Participate as a member of the Hillel staff team in major programs, Shabbat, and holidays

A Typical Day May Look Like

  • Coffee with a first-year student you met at the Opening BBQ
  • Holding office hours at the Starbucks on campus to interact with students passing by  
  • Lunch with a student interested in getting involved in Jewish life on campus
  • Facilitating a program planning meeting with a group of student leaders for an upcoming event
  • Reaching out to students you’ve made a connection with to invite them to Shabbat on Friday
  • Creating a fun poll to engage students on Instagram about their favorite bagel topping

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • 0-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelors degree
  • Confidence initiating and running programs
  • Excitement and willingness to not slow down until you have reached your goals 
  • Self-driven and motivated, with energy and enthusiasm for Jewish programming
  • Excellent follow-through on projects, ability to multitask, and a team player 
  • Creative problem solving

What You'll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this position is $42,000 - $45,000
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave. 
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities. 
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel. 

About Maryland Hillel

Maryland Hillel serves one of the largest and most dynamic Jewish campus communities in the country. Actively seeking to engage Jewish students on their own terms, Maryland Hillel provides students with Jewish opportunities that are meaningful, empowering and engaging. Through a creative mix of leadership training, education, volunteerism, social, spiritual, and cultural opportunities, students are inspired to realize their potential and become the best versions of themselves. 
Maryland Hillel, located in College Park, MD in close proximity to Washington, DC, enjoys a national reputation for its Jewish community, both due to its size with some 5,800 Jewish undergrads, and, more critically, due to the vibrancy of Jewish life on campus. Maryland Hillel draws students to the University of Maryland from around the country with large contingents from Maryland, the tristate area, Florida and California. Following many years of growth, Hillel is conducting a capital campaign to construct a custom-built 40,000 square foot Jewish student center to continue to support this thriving Jewish community into the future. 

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.

Salary42,000.00 - 45,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | FSA | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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