Manager for Jewish Life and Learning
Boston University Hillel
Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Boston Univeristy Hillel as the manager for Jewish Life and learning. The Manager will coordinate and execute strategy for the Jewish Learning Fellowship at BU Hillel, utilizing an overall approach of human-centered design to ensure our educational offerings serve students’ interests and needs. You will build individual relationships with hundreds of students, providing mentorship and pastoral care, with an additional focus on social justice. This position reports to the Campus Rabbi and is part of a larger religious life team responsible for executing Jewish life and learning at BU Hillel.
The role brings a professional with talent, passion, and skills to Boston University to coordinate BU Hillel’s extensive Jewish Learning Fellowship program, which offers 6-10 classes each semester. As the Manager for Jewish Learning, you’ll be responsible for recruiting 300+ students each year to engage in deep, meaningful Jewish learning. You’ll work closely with the Campus Rabbi to identify dynamic and relevant learning topics to offer each semester. And you’ll have the opportunity to directly teach and impact hundreds of students. 3-5 line summary that start with the mission of the role that you wrote in your scorecard and mentions the type of work and ambition for the role in shaping Jewish student life, rather than every duty and responsibility.
This position also helps to mentor and guide specific groups of student leaders, including the Social Justice Fellowship and its Campus Corps, which is responsible for coordinating weekly volunteer opportunities and planning and executing two large scale service projects.
You’ll receive training from BU Hillel and Hillel International professionals, and learn from Jewish leaders on how to seamlessly weave Judaism into your work as a Hillel engagement professional. Each day you will be charged with empowering students to engage in meaningful and joyous Jewish lives, weaving in Jewish values, texts, and history.
Who You Are
- You are excited to manage and grow one of the country’s most extensive Hillel Jewish Learning programs
- You are an excellent educator able to invite students of all backgrounds into lively conversation rooted in traditional texts and modern sources
- You are excited about engaging Jewish undergraduate students through meaningful 1x1 conversations
- You have a deep passion for educating and empowering others to ignite their Jewish identities
- You are a master organizer with a keen eye for details, who loves overseeing big projects – such as big scale social and cultural events with hundreds of students
- You are a skilled and empathetic communicator. You know how to tailor your message to your audience, and bring them into conversation about critical issues.
- You have an inspiring love and passion for social justice and direct service
As a Manager, a Typical Day May Include
- Meeting with individual students or with a group of students over coffee or a meal to build relationships with them and learn how to best serve their Jewish needs.
- Recruiting for 5 and 10-week learning classes at the beginning and middle of each semester, developing and maintaining a system to fill each class and monitor student participation.
- Communicating programmatic and individual needs to the rest of your Hillel team as relevant for their own classes.
- Teaching and facilitating one of your two Jewish Learning Fellowship classes.
- Develop key insights through 1x1 conversation in how to create a learning program with high levels of reach and depth
- Mentoring students in the Social Justice Fellowship to help them coordinate weekly service projects and larger initiatives on campus.
- Working Shabbat, holidays, and otherwise supporting the rest of your Hillel team - some times on nights and weekends.
What You’ve Accomplished
- 1 - 3 of years in [broad or specific fields, like fundraising, development, education, marketing, event planning, etc.]
- Bachelor’s degree required. Insert any additional educational requirement or preferences here.
- Proven success [List the competencies, 3 - 5 specific skills, written into your scorecard ] :
- Planning and leading events
- Applying written and oral communication skills; able to communicate appropriately through email, formal letters, reports, and social media
- Using Salesforce, Little Green Light or other database applications with a close eye to detail
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- At least 1-3 years of experience in Jewish communal engagement, preferably communities of young adults
- At least 2 years of teaching experience in Jewish settings
- Experience with complex project management
- Master’s degree in Education, Master’s degree in Jewish Studies, or rabbinic ordination
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $50,000 - $60,000
- 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 opportunities, both domestically and internationally, multiple times per year.
About Boston University Hillel
Boston University Hillel is at the hub of a thriving city of Boston, right near Fenway Park. Home to 4,000 Jewish undergraduates and 2000 graduate students, BU Hillel’s mission is to inspire, educate, and empower BU students to lead meaningful and joyous Jewish lives. Boston is a vital center for Jewish and young adult and family life.
Boston University Hilel 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
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.