Assistant Director at University of Wisconsin Hillel

Hillel International | Madison, WI, United States

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Posted Date 1/30/2023

Assistant Director

University of Wisconsin Hillel

Role Overview

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

Reports to: CEO        

FLSA Status: Exempt

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate with senior staff to craft, implement, and review Hillel’s programmatic and educational vision.
  • Advise Hillel’s student Program 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 and oversee and grow Jewish Student affinity groups.
  • Work with Director of Engagement and Engagement team to manage internal system for collecting/reporting on student data to produce measurable outcomes. Serve as project manager for Hillel International’s Measuring Excellence Program.
  • Work with the financial resource development team to secure grants, create and tell impact stories for digital engagement for various audiences (student, alumni, parents, larger community).
  • Encourage a pluralistic approach to religious expression through Shabbat and holiday observances on campus, including the High Holidays, Passover, etc.
  • Staff and support Taglit-Birthright Israel, including pre- and post-trip fellowship and reunion programs.
  • Facilitate weekly staff meetings and plan staff retreats in collaboration with Senior Staff.
  • 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 annual basis.
  • Manage and Maintain our Data Driven engagement tools and practices to maximize impact and ensure thoughtful meaningful relationship building.
  • Supervise members of the staff team.
  • Monitor expense side of 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 Development and Digital Marketing Manager and Chief Executive Officer in Hillel’s core fundraising activities, including donor relations, strategic fundraising conversations, special events and student 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, 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.
  • Supervise the Director of Jewish Student Life to ensure strong Jewish involvement on campus.
  • Manage the everyday operations such as managing the staff calendar, creating a Shabbat schedule, managing the program calendar, reviewing program forms submitted by student leaders, sign-up forms, etc.
  • Coaching and managing a team. Ability to advise others to achieve goals and outcomes.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Bachelor’s/ Master’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.
  • Accomplished organizational skills related to strategic planning, program oversight, and time management.
  • 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.
  • A deep understanding of the dynamism of Jewish life and how that affects current and future generations of university students.
  • 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.
  • Are excited to be part of an organization with a dynamic building full of people that seeks to be a regular destination for individual students and groups and seeks to foster a energetic destination space that is attractive and attracting to Jewish student life and community.
  • 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.
  • Some experience creating, planning, and staffing Jewish experiences in camp, youth group, synagogue, high- school, undergraduate, or other settings.

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Salary Range is $65,000-80,000.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Travel domestic and international opportunities.

About Hillel at UW Madison

With nearly 5,000 Jewish students the UW Hillel has a vibrant program of engaged and caring students. The nation's second oldest Hillel, our work to engage all Jewish students on campus crosses all areas of Jewish identity and social life from religious, spiritual, educational, social, social action and support activities; and active engagement in the larger campus community. Located in the heart of campus in what is regularly ranked one of America's best places to live, Hillel at UW-Madison is a fun, dynamic, and special place to work and live.

UW Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

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.

Salary65,000.00 - 80,000.00 Annual
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