Campus Director at Hillel Waterloo/Laurier

Hillel International | Waterloo, ON, Canada

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Posted Date 5/25/2023

Campus Director

Hillel Ontario, Hillel Waterloo/Laurier

About Hillel Ontario

Hillel Ontario is the largest Hillel organization affiliated with Hillel International, supporting over 14,000 Jewish students across nine Universities in Ontario.  Hillel engages with, empowers, and inspires the leadership of more Jewish university and college students than all other endeavours combined.  By promoting Jewish identity through life-changing trips and campus initiatives, cultivating student leadership, and embracing religious and political diversity in an inclusive environment, students learn to make meaningful impact on the future of the Jewish people and the world while they grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually.  In the end, our mission is to enrich the lives of Ontario Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish community, Israel, and the world.

About the Role

The Campus Director, reporting to the Chief/VP of Campus Life, is a creative and engaging individual with a strong Jewish and Israel background, and is capable of working both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and capable multi-tasker who will use these skills to engage students and drive Hillel’s mission, values and goals.

The position reports to the Chief Campus Officer and the incumbent is expected to maintain a strong relationship with community and university bodies.

Student Leadership Development

  • Model positive leadership
  • Build on the current leadership model by engaging new student leaders.
  • Advise and support the Hillel Student Executive Boards and/or Student Leadership and their Committees.
  • Identify leadership development opportunities for empowering students.


  • Be a visible Jewish presence on campus.
  • Identify uninvolved student populations and develop strategies for contacting and serving them.
  • Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and engage them.

Program Development

  • Support student-initiated programs; attend most programs (including evenings, weekends, Jewish holidays)
  • Play a key role in planning and evaluating all programming.
  • Be an experiential Jewish educator who nurtures the Jewish growth of others through conversations and actions.
  • Add accessible Jewish content and depth to programs on campus.

Publicity and External Relations

  • Develop/maintain strong relationships with the university administration at Ryerson.
  • Act as liaison between the student population and the local Jewish community
  • Work with the Chief Advancement Officer to support the organization’s fundraising activities.
  • Act as a campus liaison for Birthright Israel: Canada Israel Experience, including campus recruitment, overseeing interviews, data input and follow-through activities.

Israel Advocacy

  • Support the Advocacy Coordinator in managing advocacy strategies and crises.
  • Develop pro-active Israel Advocacy strategies specific to meet the campus’s needs, maximizing the full array of national and local advocacy services.
  • Support the Advocacy Coordinator (if applicable) in collecting intelligence and monitor anti-Israel activities on campus?.

Human Resource Management

  • Provide ongoing staff supervision.
  • Ensure that all staff attend the appropriate conferences and training opportunities.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Manage email list and CRM data entry.
  • Manage programming and administrative budget.
  • Manage facility.

What You Bring

Education and Experience:

  • University education in Business, Communications, Non-Profit, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in an operations management role with exposure to non-profit operations.
  • Experience engaging and collaborating with University leadership and educators to forward the vision of Hillel.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, including presentation, group facilitation, and business writing skills.
  • Ability to provide leadership, direction, support, and motivation to those you lead.
  • Ability to work with variety of disciplines and levels of an organization.
  • Proven track record of energetic leadership, accomplishments, and vision.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage and prioritize multiple conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with diverse groups and various stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently with limited direction.
  • Excellent judgment and problem solving skills with ability to make appropriate decisions under pressure, specifically the ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts with students and employees.
  • Ability to work under pressure and maintain a calm focus during hectic periods.
  • Ability to exhibit a professional attitude and image with a commitment to quality service, compliance, and ethics.


  • Work requires on-going attention to detail with a focus on deadlines and overall engagement and advocacy results.
  • Work is sometimes performed in environments where activity, noise, and lighting may have noticeable variances.
  • Meetings are often held via conference call.
  • Ability to manage and thrive in a multi priority environment and commitment to work hours in excess of regular shift, as needed, is a critical element of the job.

What We Offer

  • A market competitive base salary with a starting range between $60,000 - $70,000 annually.
  • A generous benefits package that encompasses Health Insurance to include Vision and Dental, Life Insurance, and Long-Term Disability (LTD).
  • Vacation starting at 10 days per year as well as available Mental Health/Wellness days.
  • Opportunity to join a community of people-focused professionals.
  • A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement.


If you are excited about the opportunity to work with our team at Hillel Ontario, please take the time to apply through the provided platform.  In the event you are experiencing difficulties, you can also submit your resume at [email protected].  Please provide the Job Title in the subject line of the email to help streamline our process.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Hillel Ontario is an equal opportunity employer and employs personnel without regard to age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, religion, disability, family status, marital status (including single status), gender identity, gender expression, record of offences, sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, provincial, or local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Salary60,000.00 - 70,000.00 Annual
Full Time
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