Campus Director

Hillel International | Fort Collins, CO, United States

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Posted Date 12/07/2022

CSU Hillel Campus Director 

Colorado State University - Fort Collins 

Role Overview

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've 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'll 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.

About Hillel of Colorado

  • 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.

Hillel of Colorado 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.

To Apply

Please submit resume and brief cover letter addressed to Noam Dahary.

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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