Assistant Director - Hillel at Davis and Sacramento

Hillel International | Davis, CA, United States

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Posted Date 7/25/2023

Assistant Director 

Hillel Davis and Sacramento

Role Overview

The Assistant Director (AD) is the Executive Director’s (ED) thought partner in developing and implementing the overall vision and strategy of the organization and helping to lead Hillel at Davis and Sacramento through a period of vibrant growth. The AD is responsible for overseeing the depth and breadth of student life related to programming, engagement, and student leadership and for supporting the work of the programming staff and student leaders on small to large scale programs and initiatives. The AD will strive to cultivate an inspiring work environment, while ensuring that staff members have what they need to excel at their jobs.

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with ED to craft, implement, and review Hillel’s programmatic vision and engagement strategy.
  • Supervise, guide, and support the Program Director (PD), Israel Fellow (IF), and the Springboard Fellow (SF).
  • Advise Hillel’s Student Board through the delivery of intentional skills-based and informal training, facilitating leadership retreats, and leading conversations around goal setting and feedback.
  • Develop and manage the Hillel’s robust internship program.
  • Guide and support Jewish student clubs affiliated with Hillel. 
  • Work with PD, IF, and SF to manage internal system for collecting and reporting on student data to produce measurable outcomes. 
  • Serve as project manager for Hillel International’s Measuring Excellence Program.
  • Update monthly event log for Hillel Board Meetings and track attendance at events.
  • Work with the ED and (Development Manager) DM to secure grants, create and tell impact stories for digital engagement for various audiences (student, alumni, parents, larger community).
  • Staff and support Birthright Israel including pre and post trip orientation and reunion programs.

On a day to day basis you will

  • Facilitate weekly program staff meetings and plan staff retreats in collaboration with the ED.
  • Manage staff hiring process and onboarding/training of new program staff.
  • Maintain current job descriptions and organizational chart and review with CEO /all staff on an annual basis.
  • Manage and Maintain our Data Driven engagement tools and practices to maximize impact and ensure thoughtful meaningful relationship building.
  • Work with the Operations Director (OD) to monitor expense side of the organizational budget and work with staff and student leaders to develop programmatic budgets.
  • Oversee the Hillel’s websites and social media and digital engagement and communications channels to students and community.
  • Support the DM and ED in Hillel’s core fundraising activities, including donor relations, strategic fundraising conversations, special events and Development Committee efforts.
  • Assist and serve as a liaison to the university and greater Jewish community and our many institutional partners by representing Hillel at meetings and events.
  • Be present at key Hillel and university programs and use these programs as opportunities to build relationships with Jewish Students, community members, and university officials.
  • Coordinate ongoing Jewish learning initiatives that both develop community and strengthen Jewish identity. 
  • Actively infuse Jewish life, learning, and values into all programs and engagement opportunities.
  • Manage the everyday operations such as managing the staff calendar, creating a Shabbat schedule, managing the program calendar.

What You’ve Accomplished

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of relevant professional work experience.
  • Experience supervising professional staff and/or facilitating leadership development for young adults.
  • Comfort in managing teams as well as working independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to coach and advise others to achieve goals and outcomes.
  • Accomplished organizational skills related to strategic planning, program oversight, and time management.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to effectively communicate with a variety of stakeholders.
  • A serious work ethic, sense of humor, and willingness to take risks and learn from unexpected situations.
  • A commitment to pluralism and a comfort with your own Jewish identity to act as a role model and mentor for emerging Jewish adults.
  • This position requires flexible hours needed to complete job requirements, including some evenings (on a weekly basis), weekends, and holidays. 
  • Excel in a dynamic and growth oriented entrepreneurial organization that seeks to say yes often and envision new modalities for success.
  • A deep passion for building pluralistic Jewish communities and creating a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching Jewish environment on and around campus.
  • Fluency and comfort with Jewish knowledge, ideas, traditions, conversations, and practices.

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $65,000 to $75,000
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel
  • Plenty of Hillel and university swag

About Hillel at Davis and Sacramento

Hillel at Davis and Sacramento’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Everyday Hillel strives to do this through goals of enhancing campus life, embodying Jewish values, engaging Jewish students, nurturing empowered leadership, and cultivating community.

Hillel at Davis and Sacramento 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.

Salary65,000.00 - 75,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Assistant Director
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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