Clark University Hillel
This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity for a dynamic professional to inspire the lives of some of the brightest and most talented Jewish college students in the country. Clark University Hillel in Massachusetts is seeking an IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement – an enthusiastic and passionate member of our professional team with the heart of an educator who will leverage our Birthright Israel experiences into transformative engagement opportunities for hundreds of students.
We are excited to partner with the IACT Campus Program through Hillel International in offering this position. IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) is a national initiative that builds on the success of Birthright Israel by providing support and inspiration to students before and after their Birthright trips.
What you're great at:
- Connecting with others through your dynamic personality, warmth, sincerity, sense of humor, and fun-loving vibe. You rarely leave an event or get off an airplane without having made a new friend.
- Working both independently and collaboratively in a creative environment – you’re a motivated self-starter who enjoys working as part of a team.
- Taking risks, innovating, pivoting, and inspiring others to approach things differently.
- Following through on projects and events with an ability to multi-task, attend to detail, manage projects with many moving parts, set timetables, and adhere to deadlines.
- Making Israel and Judaism accessible and relevant to others, understanding that students will connect with both in different ways.
What you'll bring to the job:
- A Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of professional work experience. Sales, recruitment, and/or marketing experience is a plus (through a job, campus organization, or as a volunteer), as is experience in Jewish education or as a volunteer or professional in a Jewish organization.
- A willingness to approach new people and initiate conversations with them to better understand their story and their passions.
- An ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.
- Prior travel experience in Israel as well as passion and enthusiasm for Israel engagement, education, programming, and travel.
- An understanding of social media for marketing purposes and basic graphic design.
- A desire to step into the role of a Jewish educator.
- An excitement and willingness to not slow down until you’ve reached your recruitment goals for each Birthright trip.
- A deep passion for building pluralistic Jewish communities and creating a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching Jewish environment on campus.
What a typical day may look like:
- Coffee with a student you met during orientation.
- Meeting with a group of students who participated on a Birthright Israel trip last year to discuss plans for the upcoming joint Shabbat dinner they’re hosting for their sorority and fraternity.
- Putting the final touches on a social media campaign you designed for Birthright trip recruitment.
- Joining the Hillel staff team at a restaurant to celebrate a milestone.
- Co-teaching an evening Jewish Learning Fellowship class exploring students’ personal connections to Israel and Zionism.
- Attending the second session of a Jewish cooking series in the Hillel kitchen with Birthright alumni from the most recent trip you staffed.
What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:
- Expand the number of Birthright Israel trip participants from Clark University through effective recruitment and marketing strategies.
- Staff Birthright Israel trips each Winter and Summer Break.
- Serve as a concierge for Birthright Israel alumni - developing a personalized follow-up plan for each WashU Birthright participant to deepen their connection to Jewish life, engaging them in continued activities in the areas of Israel education, community service/social justice, and Jewish life and learning.
- Collaborate with students and colleagues to plan programs focusing on Israel education and advocacy; implement a program planning and evaluation tool to best prepare for and measure the success of programs and initiatives.
- Advise one or more Israel student groups under the Hillel umbrella with an eye for leadership development and innovation in their programming.
- Foster relationships with other university organizations, departments, and groups to further Birthright Israel recruitment and opportunities for collaboration related to Israel.
- Participate as a member of the Hillel staff team in programs, Shabbat experiences and holiday services, meals, and celebrations.
- Maintain records of student interactions and event attendance for ongoing engagement tracking/measurement and evaluation.
- Help Clark U Hillel continues to transform campus Jewish life with Birthright Israel participants as a core group through which other students are engaged and brought into Jewish activities.
What you'll get out of it:
- A starting salary of $40,000 - $42,000.
- 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.
- We take professional development seriously! In addition to weekly supervision and mentorship, staff members are strongly encouraged to take advantage of a plethora of opportunities to grow Jewishly & professionally.
- Domestic and international travel.
- Unlimited paid coffee dates with students.
- Flexible work hours.
- Practically unlimited t-shirts, giveaways, and swag.
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.
Clark University 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.