Community Building Associate
Brandeis Hillel seeks a Community Building 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.
This position will focus on building personal relationships with students by meeting them where they are, and making Judaism accessible and relevant to students of all backgrounds, and helping them connect with their peers. This may include students who are engaged in activities outside of the Jewish community, like athletes and students in fraternities and sororities, or students holding diverse identities such as Jews of Color, LGBTQIA+ Jews, or Jews with disabilities.
As Community Building Associate, you'll also help us maintain a strong communications strategy so that students know what’s happening on campus, and where to find those resources via weekly emails, social media, etc. Whether it’s a poster or a video for an Instagram post, we want to tell the story of Jewish life in a way that invites people to connect to our community.
What You’ll Do
- Build 180 meaningful relationships with students who are under or unengaged with Jewish life at Brandeis. This will include:
- 1:1 coffee conversations
- Co-facilitating two cohorts of the Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF)
- Networking with students by attending important campus-wide events (e.g., sporting events) and establishing a presence on campus
- Developing relationships with key university partners to extend our network and visibility to students
- Collaborating with our professional team in major community moments, such as Shabbat dinners, the Yom Kippur Break Fast,the First Year Retreat and our signature Purim “Breakfast Club”
- Strategic attendance of affiliate group events (e.g., Sharsheret Cake Wars; Manginah semester show)
- Staff at least one Birthright trip or other immersive travel experience each year
- Maintain social media presence in collaboration with staff and student leaders, and monitor important campus social media accounts
- Build weekly emails and ensure that our calendar is up to date so that students can access important opportunities
- Track student participation data in HEART
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- Passion for Jews and Judaism, and an excitement about building relationships with young adults in a diverse, pluralistic setting
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Background in communications, marketing, development, or related field
- Excellent follow-through on projects and to multitask
- Strong administrative skills (e.g., Google Suite, Salesforce, Canva, Squarespace)
- Creative problem solving skills
- 0-2 years of relevant work experience
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
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 Brandeis Hillel
Brandeis has the highest percentage of Jewish students of any nonsectarian institution outside of Israel. The Jewish student body is simultaneously the most diverse in the United States and the most Jewishly affiliated. Hillel, the main address for Jewish life on campus, is one of Brandeis' fastest growing communities. Brandeis is consistently ranked as one of the best schools in the country for overall Jewish life.
Brandeis is home to 3,600 undergraduates and over 2,000 graduate students and is located in Waltham, MA, about 10 miles due west of Boston. Waltham was ranked in 2018 as Money magazine’s best city to live in Massachusetts.
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.
Brandeis 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.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.