Hillel of Colorado, a multi-campus Hillel, seeks a full-time Campus Director (CD) for its Colorado State University (CSU) campus in Ft. Collins, CO. As CD you will oversee all CSU Hillel activities for a diverse and pluralistic population of 500+ Jewish undergraduate students and their allies, strengthening students’ connection to Jewish life and providing a warm, welcoming home-away-from-home for students during these important developmental years.
Under your leadership and oversight this student-run, staff-supported Hillel will continue striving toward the excellence build by a half-century of previous staff and student leaders. Along with Hillel of Colorado’s assistant director – who will serve as your supervisor, thought-partner, and co-strategist – and you will be an integral part of a small, highly collaborative Hillel staff team headquartered at the Merage & Allon Hillel Center in Denver.
This may be a great fit for you if you are seeking a full-time career-track position; if Hillel’s mission, vision, and goals (see below) excite you; if you have many of the diverse skills this job requires and you strive always to grow as a professional; if you are a leader who enjoys inspiring others and collaborating; and if you wish to make a significant impact on those who will be tomorrow’s Jewish leaders.
What you have Accomplished
- You have at least a bachelor’s degree. We will consider a range of candidates’ experiences and credentials.
- You have 3-5 years professional experience.
- It is a big plus if you have worked successfully with teenagers and/or college-age students; in a nonprofit or mission-driven organization; in a Jewish summer camp or a Hillel.
- You have created and implemented work plans and can manage a program budget.
- You have proficiency in MS Suite, G-Suite, and social media.
What you bring to the Job
- A belief in those who comprise Hillel’s demographic, and a desire to assist them on their life journey.
- Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability as a self-starter.
- Excellent written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with all stakeholders.
- A commitment to your own, unique Jewish journey – and excitement for a diversity of perspectives that allows all voices to be respected.
- Curiosity, a strong work ethic, and a sense of humor.
- Flexibility and strong relationship-building skills.
- A willingness to take risks and to learn from your wins as well as your losses.
- Comfort working independently and collaboratively within a team culture.
- Creative problem-solving strategies, and positive approaches towards challenges.
- Expertise in leading conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is approachable and meets students at various points on their Jewish journey.
- It is a huge plus if you can lead Jewish holidays, services, and worship experiences.
What you will Do
- Assure the smooth running of Hillel’s facility, the Merage Hillel House, including all vendor responsibilities.
- Represent Hillel of Colorado’s values within the broader community and on campus including the cultivation of accepting, diverse, and pluralistic Jewish life on campus.
- Strengthen CSU Hillel’s ties and partnerships with the university, university staff and administration, student organizations, Greek Life, and Chabad.
- Organize traditional programming including weekly Shabbat meals/programs, holiday events and Passover Seders, and social programs throughout the year.
- Develop and run additional programming in areas such as Israel, mental health, and social justice.
- Build Hillel’s leadership programs – including hiring and supervising campus interns and student board members – to assure leadership development opportunities are woven into the fabric of CSU Hillel.
- Focus on student recruitment and engagement to ensure we meet our goals, measure engagement using Hillel’s metrics tools.
- Recruit for – and perhaps accompany or lead - Hillel of Colorado’s Birthright Israel trips in December and June, and plan education and advocacy programs upon return.
- Help develop CSU Hillel’s financial resources – with special emphasis on students and their parents and grandparents; alumni and their families; and sponsorships, and program grants.
- Build positive relationships with the Ft. Collins Jewish community and its members for the purpose of advocacy and fundraising; build a CSU advisory board to assist with Hillel’s success.
- As possible, assist our Jewish graduate school population to host programs; assure they feel welcome at the House.
What You’ll Receive
- A competitive compensation package within Ft. Collins’ non-profit marketplace.
- Benefits such as health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, reimbursement program and PTO.
- Professional development opportunities such as 2-3 conferences/year; mentoring and skill building opportunities; and travel to Israel.
- A flexible work-schedule.
- The opportunity to wake up every day knowing you can make a real and lasting difference in the world and in the lives of your students.
To apply: Send resume and brief cover letter to [email protected]
Hillel of Colorado’s:
- Vision: We inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.
- Mission: We build a Jewish community whose values enrich the lives of students during their college years and beyond.
- Values: We are committed to:
- Nurturing a student-led, staff-supported culture committed to excellence.
- Creating a welcoming, pluralistic, and inclusive environment for Jewish students and their allies.
- Embracing Jewish learning and supporting Jewish Peoplehood.
- Supporting students to anchor their lives in their deepest values.
- Facilitating students’ drive to improve their world.
- Training tomorrow’s Jewish leaders.