Engagement Director/Associate

University of Wisconsin Hillel | Madison, WI, United States

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Posted Date 3/13/2024

Engagement Director/Associate

University of Wisconsin Hillel 

Role Overview  

Do you love meeting new people as much as you love a vibrant Jewish campus community? Come join our team of more than 10 full-time professionals serving a community of 5,000 Jewish students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison!  No two days will ever look the same, but you can count on spending much of your time working with students to create meaningful and innovative programs and mentoring the next generation of Jewish leaders.  If you have a passion for Jewish life on campus, if you love working collaboratively with a team, and you are ready to bring a spirit of relentless optimism, resilience and curiosity to work, we’d love to welcome you to our Jewish “home away from home” in Madison! 

 What You’ll Do 

  • Build hundreds of relationships with students by meeting them where they are, such as attending on-campus events and meetings, tabling, one-on-one coffee conversations, facilitating small group discussions, staffing immersive experiences, and developing new and creative initiatives.  
  • Take responsibility for executing multiple components of our campus brand new engagement plan to strategically build relationships with students. These could include things like our facilitating our FYSH program (First Year Students of Hillel), nurturing new relationships with students involved in Greek life and being present on campus at outreach events. 
  • Recruit, supervise, and mentor student interns, volunteer student leaders and student committees. 
  • Advise and support Jewish student clubs and affinity groups. 
  • Participate in our team’s outreach to prospective and admitted students by sharing your enthusiasm for UW Hillel, giving tours and helping make personal connections to our community. 
  • Play an active role in generating content for UW Hillel’s social media and communications. 
  • Participate equitably in staffing Shabbats and holidays alongside the rest of the professional team. 
  • Participate in relationship building with other campus groups and university partners to further UW Hillel’s collaborative work around allyship and combatting antisemitism. 
  • Utilize multiple strategies (including a digital CRM database) to collect attendance and engagement data for measurement and evaluation purposes 
  • Explore and engage in additional projects and initiatives that will fuel your unique passions and contribute to meeting UW Hillel’s larger institutional goals. 

What You’ll Bring to the Job 

  • Bachelor’s degree and 0 -3 years’ professional work experience. 
  • Experience in student organizations, especially Greek life or student government during your college career or past work experience.  
  • Vast enthusiasm for networking and meeting people, confidence initiating and running programs, an eagerness to ask questions, and learn something new all the time. 
  • Ability to identify your own interests and students’ interests and find where they intersect to create innovative new programming 
  • Desire to motivate student leaders to engage their peers, deepen their Jewish identities, and think innovatively about program content and marketing 
  • Exemplary time management skills, including the capacity to juggle competing priorities and deadlines, and a good-humored willingness to remain flexible in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment. 
  • Passion for motivating student leaders to engage their peers, deepen their Jewish identities, and think innovatively about program content and marketing

 What You’ll Receive 

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The base salary is $45,000 commensurate with experience 
  • 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 
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities 
  • Opportunities travel regionally and abroad, particularly to 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.

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