Assistant Director at Brandeis Hillel

Hillel International | Waltham, MA, United States

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Posted Date 4/25/2023

Assistant Director

Brandeis Hillel

Role Overview

Join Brandeis Hillel as our Assistant Director to shape the future of Jewish life at Brandeis and the larger Jewish world.   

This is an incredible opportunity to work at a top Hillel embarking on an exciting new five-year strategic plan. Working closely with and reporting to the Executive Director, you will inspire and collaborate with staff and students, advancing Hillel’s mission and enriching Jewish life on campus. 

You’ll be a dynamic and detail-oriented leader who can align the team around a strategic vision, marshal resources effectively to meet student needs, and build on the organization’s reputation of transforming campus life.

What You’ll Do

  • Design and implement a multi-year strategy to drive connections for most Jewish students on campus, inspiring enduring commitments to Jewish life and learning.
    • Manage all information flow within the organization to keep the team on the same page including marketing, social media, programming, and the calendar.
    • Oversee the program budget, distribute funds, account for costs, and pursue grant opportunities.
    • Oversee the collection and analysis of participation data in partnership with Hillel International.
  • Oversee robust communal activities for Shabbat, High Holidays, Sukkot, Family Weekend, Purim, Commencement Shabbat, service projects, weekly Jewish learning, and more.
  • Creatively amplify Jewish life all over campus by refining current and implementing new offerings - in partnership with staff and student leaders - that speak to students’ diverse interests to promote sophistication and depth.
  • Supervise, mentor and support professionals at various career stages, including part-time rabbinic and grad student interns.
  • Advise and mentor student leaders, including 100+ talented leaders of projects and groups and the Hillel Student Board.
  • Identify and engage future student leaders as they contribute to Hillel and the campus community in new, creative ways. 
  • Recruit, supervise and lead student internships.
  • Meet with students 1:1 to build relationships and mentor student leaders.
  • Build upon excellent strategic partnerships with the Division of Students Affairs (e.g. Orientation, Student Experience, Spiritual Life, Athletics, Counseling), Operations, Admissions, faculty and other campus groups.
  • Support immersive experiences as an educator and a trip leader.
  • With the ED and Associate Director of Development, build relationships with parents and grandparents, alumni, and lay leaders, and participate in various fundraising efforts.
  • Model and participate in ongoing Jewish learning and professional development.

What You’ve Accomplished

  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience. Experience in community organizing, Hillel, youth movements, or experiential education is a plus.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with supervision of early career to more seasoned professionals.
  • Proven success in community building and outreach, and previous experience in program visioning and implementation and leadership development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and pluralism.
  • Ability to balance multiple projects in a fast-paced work environment

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Keen organizational and management skills that will continue to unify a diverse and agile team.
  • Familiarity with higher education and campus settings.
  • A passion for working with emerging adults and investing in their growth as Jewish leaders, a commitment to Jewish diversity, and a belief in the potential of every college student to grow as a leader and as a person.
  • An awareness of your unique talents, skills and ability to serve as a role model who inspires others.
  • Expertise in leading complex conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is approachable and meets students at various points in their personal growth.  
  • A commitment to creating a welcoming, inclusive, vibrant, and diverse Jewish community by listening to student needs so that all students know that Hillel can be a space for them.
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit and creative approach to problem-solving, proactive communication, and collaboration.
  • Agility to respond in real-time to evolving student needs.
  • Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort asking questions.
  • Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically to reach goals, including proactive planning and attention to deadlines.

What You’ll Receive

  • The salary range for this role is $80,000-90,000.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • After completing your second year in the role, Brandeis Hillel automatically contributes 5% to your retirement plan.
  • Open workspace with a talented team of professionals who enjoy their work.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.

About Brandeis Hillel

Brandeis Hillel serves one of the most diverse and affiliated Jewish student populations in the country. Working at Brandeis Hillel is an opportunity to inspire and prepare the next generation of Jewish leadership. 

Brandeis Hillel has eight professionals, a dedicated board of directors and passionate students. We’re embarking on an exciting new strategic plan through 2028.

Brandeis University was established in 1948 by the American Jewish community at a time when Jews and other ethnic and racial minorities and women faced discrimination in higher education. Today Brandeis is home to 3,600 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students. 

Brandeis is consistently ranked as one of the best schools in the country for Jews in large part due to Hillel.

We are located in Waltham, ranked in 2018 as Money magazine’s best city to live in Massachusetts (about 10 miles due west of Boston). 

Brandeis Hillel is a registered 501c3 affiliated with both Hillel International and Brandeis University.

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.

Salary80,000.00 - 90,000.00 Annual
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