Managing Director

Queen's Hillel | Queens, NY, United States

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Posted Date 3/15/2024

Managing Director

Queens Hillel

Role Overview

Queens Hillel is seeking a dynamic and experienced leader with strong interpersonal, communication, and project management skills to serve as the Managing Director. In partnership with the Executive Director, the Managing Director will play a critical role in shaping the strategic vision of Queens Hillel as we embark on a new period of vibrant growth across the borough of Queens. Passionate about building relationships, supporting and supervising staff, empowering students, and thinking strategically about Jewish life in Queens, the Managing Director will oversee day-to-day operations, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence and ensuring the staff team has what they need to excel in their jobs.

Strategic Planning, Vision, and Leadership

  • Work closely with the ED to develop and implement a strategic vision, values, and plan for Queens Hillel in alignment with our mission and goals.
  • Partner with the ED to design, implement, and manage Queens Hillel’s first borough-wide engagement plan
  • Supervise and lead the Student Impact Team (SIT) to 
    • Develop and implement innovative initiatives, and events, including cohort learning, leadership development, and annual Jewish cycle experiences like Shabbat and holidays 
    • Continually innovate our student-centered design model called the Thinkubator, a program of the Organizational Design Lab.
    • Make pluralism-minded, student-centered, and data-informed decisions that bring us closer to achieving our goals. Train other staff in the use of student engagement databases
  • Lead collection and analysis of student engagement data and measurement processes. 
  • Manage programming budget, planning, and tracking for all campuses and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs and initiatives, collecting feedback and data to inform continuous improvement efforts.
  • Manage the hiring of new student-facing staff

Stakeholder Relations

  • Forge strategic partnerships with campus departments, local organizations, and other stakeholders to enhance the impact and reach of Queens Hillel.
  • Work closely with the Board of Directors and serve as the main staff person to the Student Success Committee of the Board.


  • Manage and Execute all marketing, public relations, and promotional activities focused on students and campus constituents
  • Oversee Queens Hillel’s website, mass email and texting, and any other communication outlets. Work with relevant staff to develop high-quality graphics and a robust social media strategy 
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, manage external communications and media relations with journalists or publications  
  • Work with the Marketing and Development Manager and Executive Director on grassroots fundraising projects such as Giving Tuesday and Hillel’s annual Global Giving Week

You are Someone Who

  • Relates: Deep understanding of college culture, Gen Z, Jewish culture, text and traditions, and the many ways that students may connect with Jewish life and learning in the 21st century
  • Inspires: Creativity, flexibility, passion, a sense of humor, commitment to growing students' Jewish identity through Jewish pluralism, education, wellness and inclusion
  • Leads: Brings out the best in others, supervises other team members in a way that guides them toward success and growth, empowers students, and develops their leadership
  • Excels: Excellent organizational, leadership development, and project management skills, comfortable making strategic program and financial decisions, holds others accountable to high standards, capable of working independently and prioritizing to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment

What You’ll Bring To The Work

  • 7-10 years of professional work experience in a related field. Experience as a professional or volunteer in a Jewish organization is a plus. 
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Relevant Master’s degree (ex: Nonprofit Management) is encouraged and preferred.
  • Experience in Project Management including program oversight, fiscal management, operations, data management, and evaluation
  • Experience supervising employees and knowing when to coach, when to inspire, and when to lead 
  • Excellent communication skills, and comfort with multiple platforms including social media
  • Willingness to work at multiple locations across the borough and city
  • Demonstrate facility and comfort with Jewish traditions, holidays, culture, rituals, and texts.
  • Experience with grant writing and management
  • A profound dedication to Jewish pluralism, community-building, wellness promotion, and cultivating vibrant Jewish ecosystems through student-centered design.

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary for this role is $100,000.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurance, generous vacation, sick time, and parental leave.
  • Queens Hillel also offers a cell phone stipend, on-campus parking if needed, ample opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and coaching, and the opportunity to attend regional and national conferences. 

About Queens Hillel

Located in the heart of the world’s borough, our students represent more diversity in religious traditions, ethnicities, kinds of Jewish education and communal involvement, socioeconomic backgrounds, and academic profiles than any other Hillel in the United States. We serve “commuters” (who come to campus and then go home) and “residents” (who live in the dormitory or neighborhood apartments) alike. Our students represent the future of the New York Jewish community, as the vast majority will likely stay close to home after graduation. 

As we work to achieve our mission of enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, we strive to be an inclusive resource that empowers students to engage in open-ended identity exploration, mentors them to seek and find what they need and feel passionate about, and coaches them to actualize their big ideas. Since our founding in 1947, our primary campus community and home has been Queens College. Today, we’re an award-winning Hillel with the inspiring vision to serve every Jewish college student in the borough whether they attend Queens College, Queensborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, or St. John’s University.

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.

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