Associate Director

Hillel at Stanford | Stanford, CA, United States

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Posted Date 5/28/2024

Associate Director

Hillel at Stanford

Role Overview

The Associate Director will be a strategic partner to the Executive Director in leading the comprehensive vision of Hillel at Stanford. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the Associate Director will focus on shaping the strategic overview and vision, encompassing student programming and engagement strategy, stewardship of the Board of Directors, cultivation of University and community partnerships, Hillel's involvement in Stanford's "Big 5" weekends, and management of student-facing communication. The Associate Director directly supervises 5-6 professionals, and their role extends to spearheading the programming, student engagement, and communications departments on a larger scale. The Associate Director will provide support to the entire Hillel staff alongside the Executiveƒ Director to ensure the organization's overarching goals are met.

What You’ll Do

Program Management

  • Work closely with the Executive Director regarding strategic planning and organizational management to develop, articulate, and implement a dynamic and innovative organizational mission and vision for Hillel – for undergraduate and graduate student life.
  • Lead Hillel’s Program Staff Team (PST) with implementing staff-student mentoring, student programming, and leadership development, to ensure that these offerings are high-quality experiences.
  • Oversee the vision and implementation of student leadership, 1x1s, cohorts, and immersive trip experiences.
  • Lead collection and analysis of student engagement data and measuring excellence processes. Train other staff in use of student engagement databases.
  • (Depending on timing of AD hire), hire and supervise Campus Rabbi to support dynamic, pluralistic religious life, Jewish education initiatives, and strategy
  • Manage internal processes for student leaders and interns, including hiring, funding, supervising, and planning
  • Manage programming budget, planning, and tracking for all student programming.
  • AD role may include teaching Jewish texts, leading services and/or holiday celebrations, and some public speaking, depending on talents and interests of candidate.


  • Directly responsible for managing and executing all marketing, public relations and promotional activities focused on students and campus constituents
  • Oversees Hillel at Stanford’s website, social media channels, mass email, graphic design efforts, and any other communication outlets
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, manages all external communications and media relations with journalists or publications  
  • Build and maintain strong relationships, including clear and regular communication, with students, university partners, parents and alumni
  • Manages all aspects of specific constituent groups: Parent Council, Alumni Council, Faculty Council

You Are Someone Who

  • Relates: Deep understanding of college culture, millennials and Gen Z, and how students may connect with Jewish life and learning
  • Inspires: Creativity, flexibility, passion, and a sense of humor, commitment to growing students' Jewish identity through pluralism, education, and inclusion
  • Leads: Brings out the best in others, supervises other team members in a way that guides them toward success and growth, empowers students and develops their leadership
  • Excels: Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and leadership development skills, holds others accountable to high standards, capable of working independently and prioritizing to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment

What You’ll Bring

  • 7-10 years of professional work experience in a related field
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience planning and execution of projects and programs
  • Experience with fiscal budgeting and building operations
  • Experience supervising employees and knowing when to coach, when to inspire, and when to lead the team
  • Experience leading communications strategy, excellent communication skills, and comfort with multiple platforms/ability to learn new systems quickly
  • Experience as a volunteer or professional in a Jewish organization is a plus
  • An understanding of the dynamism of Jewish life and how that affects current and future generations of university students

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $120,000-$130,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and vision insurance, pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, and generous vacation/sick time.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities, including regional and national conferences.
  • On-campus parking
  • The satisfaction of working with a mission-driven team of amazing co-workers to support the next generation of Jewish leaders (and plenty of Hillel swag).

About Hillel at Stanford

Located in the heart of the Stanford campus, Hillel at Stanford is the foundation for Jewish life at Stanford University, one of the most vibrant Jewish campus communities in North America. Its mission is to inspire every Jewish student to make a meaningful and enduring commitment to Jewish life. Hillel at Stanford offers a wide array of opportunities for Stanford students of all backgrounds and interests to connect with Jewish life and their own Jewish story and journey, ranging from social events to social justice initiatives, culture to religious services, immersion experiences, and so much more.

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.

Salary120,000.00 - 130,000.00 Annual
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