Campus Rabbi at University of Miami Hillel

Hillel International | Miami, FL, United States

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Posted Date 2/02/2023

Campus Rabbi

University of Miami Hillel

Role Overview

Join University of Miami Hillel as the Campus Rabbi to help enrich the lives of students and shape the future of Jewish life on campus. As an authentic Jewish teacher, you will inspire and guide the Jewish students at the University of Miami so they will actively engage in the process of building and sustaining vibrant, meaningful, and pluralistic Jewish campus communities. As the Campus Rabbi, you will play a key role in building Jewish community through meaningful conversations, collaborative ventures, educational experiences, and innovative approaches to religious life. Embrace your magnetic personality to inspire students to make Judaism integral to their life choices and expressed Jewish values.

The University of Miami Hillel, like the University itself, challenges students with new ideas, new ways of looking at the world, and new approaches to life. The Campus Rabbi will bring energy and passion that matches the excitement, enthusiasm, and drive of the campus and community.

What You’ll Do

  • Identify needs of the Jewish communities on campus that are underserved and develop strategies for meeting these needs with proven community organizing, outreach, and relationship-building methods.
  • Ensure a pluralistic and welcoming atmosphere by strengthening the multiple worship and learning options offered by Hillel.
  • Supervise, manage, mentor, and support the growth of the Jewish Student Life professional team.
  • Advise and mentor student interns and volunteers, empowering them to create regular warm, welcoming, and inspiring ritual and Jewish experiences for their peers.
  • Lead, coordinate, implement, and evaluate all aspects of major Jewish holiday programming and observances on campus, including Shabbat, High Holidays, and Passover.
  • Develop and support vibrant Jewish experiences, one-on-one or small group learning, and educational programs, including immersive trips, as students find relevant.
  • Cultivate and maintain strategic partnerships with the University community, including Student Affairs and Admissions.
  • Work with the Executive Director to craft an educational vision and strategy for Hillel, creating innovative opportunities for formal, informal, and experiential Jewish learning for students with diverse backgrounds and interests that include a multiplicity of Jewish perspectives.

What You’ve Accomplished

  • Rabbinic ordination from an accredited institution.
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience. Experience in Hillel, youth movements, camping, or experiential Jewish education is helpful.
  • Proven success in community building, and previous experience in program visioning and implementation.
  • Training and experience in counseling, administration, development/fundraising is desirable.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • A strong knowledge base of Jewish content, ranging from traditional Jewish texts to contemporary Jewish wisdom, culture, and unconventional Jewish sources.
  • Expertise in leading complex conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is approachable and meets students at various points in their personal Jewish journeys.
  • A commitment to creating an inclusive, vibrant, and pluralistic Jewish community.
  • A passion for engaging students through Jewish learning and religious practice and an ability to foster intellectual, spiritual, and ethical curiosity and exploration.
  • Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort asking questions.
  • Creative problem-solving, proactive communication, and collaboration.
  • Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $90,000 - $120,000.
  • 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 regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.

About University of Miami Hillel

The University of Miami Hillel helps students navigate the University experience and discover for themselves what it means to be universally human and distinctively Jewish. Hillel endeavors to create a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment to foster student growth while inspiring students to be dedicated to Jewish life, culture, values, and peoplehood. Through tzedek (social justice) programs, Jewish learning, spirituality, trips to Israel, and social and religious events, Hillel engages students on their own terms while empowering students who already participate to energize and deepen their Jewish commitment.

University of Miami Hillel is housed in the state-of-art Braman Miller Center for Jewish Student Life. A 16,000 SF facility with student lounges, co-working spaces, roof-top lounge and deck, sanctuaries – all in line with a high standard of Miami lifestyle and brings Judaism to the forefront of campus in a significant way and enables UM Hillel to live up to its potential.

Miami is home to one of the largest Jewish communities in the United States which is extremely active, with dozens of Jewish day schools, synagogues, and a variety of opportunities for organizational involvement. Miami is an incredible multi-cultural city with social and educational opportunities galore. And we’ve got some of the best weather in the country – warm and sunny year-round, and never, ever any snow.

University of Miami Hillel 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.

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