Coordinator of Jewish Life

Hillel International | Charlotte, NC, United States

Posted Date 7/12/2022
Description

Coordinator of Jewish Life

Queens University of Charlotte

Summary

The Coordinator of Jewish Life is a part-time position (~10 hours per week during fall 2022 and spring 2023 semesters; some weeks with no hours scheduled due to holidays or work requirements) that works closely with other spiritual life programs and departments to support Queens’ commitment to welcoming all people and nurturing relationships among people of different religious world views with a primary focus on supporting and growing Jewish life at Queens. This role challenges and nurtures students, faculty, and staff to deepen their faith as well as their commitment to seeking justice in our world. The Coordinator of Jewish Life reports to the University Chaplain on all matters relating to the religious, faith, and spiritual life of the university. The Coordinator of Jewish Life also maintains a relationship with the Director and Campus Rabbi of the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center. This position is not exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore is eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Build relationships through peer engagement. This role creates and expands social networks with involved and previously uninvolved Jewish students and students engaged in interfaith work on campus. (What is peer engagement? Engagement is reaching others, getting to know them, and connecting with them on the basis of their interests, ambitions, and passions.)
  • Maintain list of all Jewish students, faculty and staff on campus, as well as students, faculty and staff interested in Interfaith work and regularly reaches out to every Jewish faculty and staff member on campus update them on upcoming programs and events.
  • Create a pluralistic, inclusive and innovative Jewish educational vision for the Hillel
  • Ensure a pluralistic and welcoming atmosphere for all
  • Demonstrate facility and comfort with Jewish traditions, holidays, culture, and basic texts and communicate this knowledge to others
  • Serve as a Jewish educational resource for others and use the Campus Rabbi an essential element in programs
  • Ensure a diversity of perspectives on Israel is presented in a way that engages students.
  • Coordinate Jewish holiday and Shabbat programs in partnership with Hillel President and Board and Campus Rabbi.
  • Engage in campus relations with the Interfaith Committee. Work with Student Life and Chapel to ensure presence at meetings/events.
  • Invite Jewish students from local college campuses to participate in Queens Jewish Life programming.
  • Cooperate with Queens interfaith team to encourage interfaith dialogue, cultural exchange and social outreach programs.

Non-Essential Duties: Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet department and university needs. 

Qualifications

Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • 1-3 years of experience organizing programs and facilitating conversations relating to Jewish and/or Campus Life
  • Ability to communicate and demonstrate a deep faith and an open and inclusive spirit 
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of Jewish traditions, holidays, culture, and basic texts and communicate this knowledge to others
  • Ability to present a diversity of perspectives on Israel in a way that engages students.
  • Experience working with college students in a university setting 
  • Demonstrated appreciation for the value of interfaith understanding and cooperation 
  • Experience guiding emerging adults in faith and moral development 
  • Ability to develop and implement creative, visionary programs 
  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal, presentation) and ability to quickly establish and maintain strong rapport with a diversity of people and backgrounds
  • Ability to establish and meet goals and deadlines 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • A high level of personal integrity and professionalism and a proven ability to maintain confidentiality at all times 
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred. 

Application Process

Does this sound like a good fit? Click on the green “I’m interested” button and submit:

  1. A cover letter addressing the position qualifications and experience
  2. Current résumé 
  3. Salary requirements
  4. Contact information for three professional references.

Applications received by July 8, 2022, will receive first consideration. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

*TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING LINK. DO NOT SUBMIT AN APPLICATION THROUGH THE HILLEL INTERNATIONAL SITE*

Additional Information

About Queens University of Charlotte

Located in the heart of the nation’s second fastest growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte leverages the city’s diverse and thriving environment as an extended classroom. Nationally recognized for undergraduate programs in international and interdisciplinary education, Queens blends the best of liberal arts learning with professional preparation and community engagement. Focused on supporting success for diverse learners, faculty build close and collaborative relationships with students and help them build intentional and individualized roadmaps for flourishing at Queens and beyond. At the graduate program level, the University offers innovative educational experiences that help learners advance professionally and retool for new opportunities. Our environs afford faculty myriad opportunities to advance their own professional growth and teaching and research interests by collaborating with vibrant industry, non-profit, and community organization sectors.

Because of our history of innovation and our legacy of strong leadership, Queens is positioned to be among the new forerunners of American higher education. This is a defining moment for Queens. While other institutions are focused on sustaining and surviving, we are thinking much bigger. Institutions that understand what is needed and are willing to reimagine what is possible can position themselves to thrive and strengthen their market position after the pandemic with innovative approaches that are deeply connected to the world and its greatest challenges.

By 2030, Queens aspires to become the leading, private, national university of Charlotte with deep, meaningful, and reciprocal connections to the needs of our local community and economy; inventive and multidisciplinary academic programs that are connected to the world’s most pressing challenges and biggest areas of opportunity; a fully connected, integrated, and innovative set of experiences that support holistic wellness and wellbeing; a culture of continuous improvement and investment that enables faculty and staff to flourish and achieve their full potential; and a comprehensive approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion that begins on campus and radiates throughout the community.

Benefits 

Queens offers comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, domestic partner benefits, defined contribution (matching) and supplemental 403(b) retirement plans, tuition remission and tuition exchange, Queens-paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, Health Savings Account), long-term disability leave, paid parental leave, FMLA leave when eligible, reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall, employee assistance program (EAP), free access to the Levine Center, wellness programs. In addition, employees may choose benefits such as pet insurance, critical care insurance and legal assistance. 

Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including pregnancy, child birth and conditions related to pregnancy or child birth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs.

Any individual with a disability who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to apply for a position or otherwise to participate in Queens' job search/selection process should contact the Director of Human Resources at 704.337.2222.

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation) require ability to

  • Remain in a stationary position, most of the time.
  • Exchange accurate information with students, faculty and staff, frequently.
  • Read reports, create presentations, use a computer system, most of the time 
  • Communicate with students, faculty and staff, most of the time. 
  • Write, type, and use the computer, telephone, copier, and other office equipment systems, most of the time. 
  • Move about inside the workspace to access resources and office equipment, and attend meetings across campus, regularly. 
  • Exert moderate force to move objects, occasionally. 
  • Think critically, concentrate on the task at hand, and respond quickly to changes in conditions, most of the time.

Work Conditions

  • Must be able to work in office environment having contact with students, staff, and faculty, on any given day. 
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule based on needs of the position. 

Nothing in this job description restricts the university’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time; this description reflects the university’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this job description is subject to change at any time

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.

Queens University of Charlotte 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.

Duration
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Categories
Other
Organization Type
Hillel
Job Location
US

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