Part-Time Jewish Educator

Hillel International | Boston, MA, United States

Posted Date 5/05/2022

Part-Time Jewish Educator

Northeastern Hillel

Role Overview

Join Northeastern Hillel as a part-time Jewish Educator to help enrich the lives of students and shape the future of Jewish life on campus. With your infectious passion for engaging others on their Jewish journey, you will focus on connecting students with opportunities for development of their Jewish sense of self and identity. You will be a relationship builder, connecting with students where they are, from coffee on campus, Pavement, and Tattes to meeting up at the nearest husky statue. In this role, you will embrace Hillel’s pluralistic approach and serve as a Judaic role model and resource for students. 

You will proactively develop relationships with students less connected to Hillel, through our Community Building Initiative. You’ll spend time getting to know what makes these students inspired and help connect them to opportunities (and create their own) that speak to their passions. You’ll also help them get access to Jewish life and learning in ways that make sense for them. They will feel proudly part of Northeastern Hillel on their own terms.

This position is a part-time role where you’ll spend 15 hours a week, during the academic year, engaged in the work.

What You’ll Do

  • Personally reach out to, and engage 75 – 100 students who are currently on the periphery of Jewish life at Northeastern
  • Recruit students for the Jewish Learning Fellowship, and teach 2-3 tracks
  • Train and empower students to reach out to other students who wouldn’t otherwise have connected to Judaism while at Northeastern
  • Supervise the Jewish Learning Chair on our student board
  • Work with students to identify what is missing in the current Jewish offerings and fill these gaps by creating new programs and initiatives on campus. 
  • Attend Shabbats and other large scale Hillel programs as a way to build relationships and engage new students in attendance at these programs.
  • Attend weekly staff and supervision meetings
  • Lead the Passover Seder
  • Help faciliate holiday programs
  • Lead at least one Havdallah event a month

What You've Accomplished

  • Experience with Hillel, youth movements, Jewish overnight camps or experiential Jewish education is a plus.
  • Proven success in community building and outreach.
  • Experience with volunteer management or intern management a plus.
  • Musical skills and worship ru’ach (spirit) is a plus.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Strong knowledge base of Jewish content. This ranges from traditional Jewish texts to contemporary Jewish wisdom, culture and unconventional Jewish sources. You can frame and illuminate contemporary experience through Torah.
  • Commitment to Jewish pluralism. You believe that there are multiple, equally valid, paths within Judaism and you are excited about helping individual discover and journey on the path suitable to them.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset. You love discovering new opportunities to impact Jewish Life & Learning and you are not afraid to take calculated risks to further your mission. You have a track record of innovation.
  • Strategic planning skills. You think strategically about how to reach, and impact students not involved in the traditional networks, and can utilize methodologies of community organizing to manage and strategize for success.
  • Solution-driven orientation. You see problems not as impediments but as challenges to overcome or learn from. 
  • Proactivity. You see what needs to be done, without others having to point it out - and you get it done.
  • Organization and Efficiency. You keep track of, and responsibility for, the many moving parts in your work, you plan carefully to deliver to agreed timetables. You are punctual and respectful of other people’s time. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. You are an effective communicator and a great listener. You are instinctively curious about others and people enjoy talking to you. You have an outgoing personality and love meeting new people. You are comfortable and confident in crowds.  
  • Team player. You work well within a team and value the insights and experiences of others. You appreciate structured supervision as a means of accountability as well as a growth opportunity. 

What You’ll Receive

  • A set stipend for the 40 week commitment.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Flexible work schedule and a great team of colleagues invested in your success.

About Northeastern Hillel

Northeastern Hillel creates a community in which students can celebrate Judaism, explore the issues that are essential to their lives and engage in making the world a better place.

At a time when many students are exploring what it means to be part of a history and a people and thinking more deeply about questions of identity,Northeastern Hillel provides a rich framework for Jewish peoplehood. 

At Northeastern Hillel, we enrich the lives of students through Jewish experience. Northeastern Hillel’s team of six professionals are here to support the more than 1,000 Jewish students at Northeastern. We hope you’ll join us.

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.

Northeastern 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.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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