Campus Program Associate

Hillel of Greater MetroWest NJ | Whippany, NJ, United States

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Posted Date 4/01/2024

Campus Program Associate

Hillel of Greater MetroWest


Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Hillel of Greater MetroWest (Hillel GMW) as the Campus Program Manager. You will partner with students to plan awesome events, ensure that Hillel is a welcoming space for all students, and mentor student leaders and help inspire them to make a commitment to Jewish life.
We are seeking a full-time professional to focus on student engagement and programming. Candidates should have experience working with young adults, have a passion for Jewish life, and the ability to think creatively. We are looking for someone who is a self-starter, is great at engaging with 18-22 year olds, and is familiar with social media, data entry and office work. You’ll wake up each day (or at least most) and be genuinely excited to create an inviting place that inspires students to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives. This is so much more than your average 9-to-5.

Who We Are

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is a nonprofit organization that serves the Jewish community in Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union, and parts of Somerset County in NJ. Our mission is to convene and lead our community to ensure the continuity and strength of the Jewish people, to support a secure Jewish and democratic State of Israel, and to care for Jews in need locally and around the world. Federation enables community members to engage in meaningful ways, impact the lives of others, and access valuable resources. 

About Hillel of Greater MetroWest NJ

Hillel of Greater MetroWest NJ (Hillel GMW) is a multi-campus Hillel that serves 6 campuses in Central/Northern NJ. Schools include Montclair State University, Seton Hall University, Kean University, NJIT, Rutgers Newark, and Fairleigh Dickinson (Madison campus). Hillel GMW's mission is to create a strong and welcoming Jewish community on campus, to facilitate meaningful experiences for students, to foster Jewish education and awareness, and to help develop and grow students' Jewish identities, their connection to Israel, and their relationship with the world. Hillel of Greater MetroWest is affiliated with Hillel International and Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Oversees three of our six NJ campuses
  • Finds and engages Jewish students on campus and virtually, nurturing their involvement with Hillel and acting as a resource for them through the year. This includes treating students to coffee, maintaining a line of communication with them, and developing deeper relationships with engaged students.
  • Actively contributes to shaping our Hillel programs by mentoring and training student leaders.
  • Organized and keeps track of student engagement on each campus through our database system, and helps develop strategies to boost engagement.
  • Helps students plan and implement events and programs on campus and virtually.
  • Works with the Hillel Director to communicate with campus administration to make sure the needs of students are met
  • Helps develop and implement wider Hillel of Greater MetroWest programming for cross-campus opportunities
  • Contributes to Hillel GMW social media management
  • Responsible for regular digital communications with students and parents/community
  • Helps recruit students for programs like our Jewish Learning Fellowship, Alternative Spring Break, and Birthright Israel
  • Attend regular Hillel conferences, and benefit from ample professional development opportunities from Hillel International and Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest
  • Opportunity to travel to Israel to staff our local Birthright Israel trips.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan, and you must be willing to take risks and learn from your wins as well as your losses
  • Confidence creating, initiating and running programs, and comfort asking questions
  • Outgoing, friendly and engaging personality
  • Ability to problem-solve in creative ways
  • A passion for Judaism, and the belief that our work isn’t done until all Jewish students have the chance to connect to Jewish life on campus
  • A strong knowledge of Google Suites and social media

What You’ll Receive

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Life, AD&D and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • A competitive 10-month salary, with your summers spent preferably working at a Jewish day camp, sleep away camp, or taking part in a Hillel supported study program
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Flexible scheduling, and the ability to work in a variety of spaces
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel

Additional Information

Full-time HYBRID (Mon & Thurs in office when not on campus)

Location: Whippany, NJ 

Salary: $48,000 - $55,000 + Benefits

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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