Engagement Associate

Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at Indiana University | Bloomington, IN, United States

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Posted Date 2/08/2023

Engagement Associate

Helene G. Simon Hillel Center at Indiana University

Role Overview

The Engagement Associate, under the direction of the Program Director and Executive Director, will be responsible for creating an engagement strategy to maintain a warm and welcoming Jewish community on campus, through working with and supervising students on program planning, outreach, and oversight.

What You’ll Do

General Staff Responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with Hillel program staff, administration staff, and recruitment interns for the promotion of Taglit-Birthright Israel trips.

    • This includes seasonal trip recruitment, Birthright Israel staffing responsibilities, and post-trip follow-up programming.

  • Maintain program attendance records for measurement and ongoing evaluation.

  • Collaborate with the Assistant Director on the marketing components of applicable programs.

  • Participate as a member of the IU Hillel staff team in major programs, Shabbats, and holidays.

  • Represent the IU Hillel Foundation on campus with students, faculty and administration as appropriate, as well as with the wider community.

  • Recruit, organize, build a curriculum and teach students for Hillel’s X170 leadership courses.

Student Engagement & Programming:

  • Design and implement a strategic engagement plan, targeting high priority student populations, and utilizing student engagement data to prioritize, track, and evaluate outreach.

  • Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and interest them.

  • Develop means of communication with students for the purposes of program recruitment and marketing of new engagement opportunities.

  • Train students in use of outreach strategies to increase their effectiveness at communication and marketing of their programs.

  • Strengthen and support student leadership teams and student groups, including but not limited to:

    • Engagement Team

    • First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH)

    • Mitzvah Corps & Challah for Hungry Hoosiers

  • Develop key relationships with professionals from the university’s student life programs. These one-on-one relationships help to ensure positive positioning of Hillel in the university landscape, as well as facilitate partners in the planning and actualization of programs and activities.


  • Participate in weekly professional supervision with the Executive Director, and weekly staff meetings.

  • Participate in ongoing Jewish learning and growth with other staff members.

What You’ve Accomplished

  • The Program/Engagement Associate must be capable of working independently and as part of a team, and have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments.
  • Candidates must have an Undergraduate degree and an interest in marketing and creating innovative strategies to engage Jewish students on campus.
  • 0-2 years post college experience.
  • Creativity, flexibility, passion, a sense of humor, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership development skills are essential to success in this position.

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $40,000 - $42,000.

  • 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.

  • Professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities. 

  • Mentoring and career coaching to help you during and after your position

  • Travel opportunities, both domestically and internationally, multiple times per year.

  • Great college town with tons of amenities and low cost of living.  

  • A fantastic work environment just a couple minutes away from a thriving downtown, a tight knit staff team and support system, an always full kitchen (with an open-fridge policy), and nearly unlimited IU Hillel swag!

About IU Hillel

The Helene G. Simon Hillel Center is the flagship Hillel program in the state of Indiana. There are approximately 4,000 Jewish undergrad and graduate students at Indiana University. With its many programs and services, IU Hillel engages approximately ½ - ¾ of those students throughout the course of the school year. IU Hillel serves students who walk through the doors of our building, as well as students on campus in order to create a warm, welcoming Jewish community at the University. IU Hillel prides itself on building the foundation for the Jewish future through developing students’ leadership skills and creating a strong, caring, and welcoming center for Jewish life at Indiana University. Our focus on creating opportunities for students to connect with the Jewish community on campus leads to their excitement, commitment, and connection with the Jewish community upon graduation. Hillel is also committed to promoting diversity programming on the IU campus, Bloomington, and throughout the state of Indiana.

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.

Salary40,000.00 - 42,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Life Insurance | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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