IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement

Brandeis Hillel | Waltham, MA, United States

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Posted Date 3/04/2024

IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement  

Brandeis Hillel

Role Overview

Brandeis Hillel is seeking a full-time IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement. This is a unique position for a candidate with 0-2 years of work experience and who is skilled in organizing, marketing, event planning, and program development. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate previous successful implementation of creative ideas.

As IACT Israel Engagement Coordinator, you will work with students prior to their departure and upon their return from their Israel travel experiences by developing activities to engage students in Jewish life on campus, by encouraging them to become involved as leaders and participants in student-organized Jewish programming and groups, and by directing them to and facilitating their participation in existing Israel-related opportunities on and off campus. You will develop a recruitment strategy for Israel-related travel opportunities, as well as an Israel engagement strategy aimed at fostering and maintaining students' enthusiasm for on-campus Israel-related educational, cultural, and social programming.

With dozens of engaged student leaders, multiple student-led Israel-related special interest groups, and a collaborative team to support your work, the possibilities for enriching Jewish life at Brandeis are endless. We are looking for a team player with a passion for relationship building, commitment to Jewish life, and superb organizational and communication skills.

Your passion for Israel and skills for relationship building with students will help connect them to transformative experiences. Using your creative and critical thinking skills, you’ll help lead Brandeis' robust Israel travel program and play an essential role in ensuring that students’ Israel experiences continue when they return to campus.

What You’ll Do

  • Actively strengthen Jewish life at Brandeis University by recruiting students for Birthright Israel and other immersive Israel travel experiences each semester
  • Plan, coordinate, and staff Birthright Israel trips (or other immersive Israel travel experiences) each season
  • Engage Birthright Israel participants in continued campus activities and Jewish life in the areas of Israel education/advocacy, community service, and Jewish life and learning; develop personalized follow-up and individual Jewish/Israel plans with Birthright alumni to deepen individuals’ connection to Jewish life
  • Manage a team of Israel recruitment interns to reach a large and diverse Jewish student population
  • Work closely with the Israel Engagement Coordinator on the Brandeis Hillel Student Board to develop educational, cultural, and social programming related to Israel
  • Advise Israel-related student affiliate groups and support their programming initiatives
  • Plan, recruit for, and teach Kol Yisrael learning fellowships
  • Build relationships with 180+ students per year through meaningful conversations, connecting them with Jewish life on campus and relevant opportunities 
  • Utilize data and partner with students and Hillel professionals to ensure a strategic approach to building Jewish life and community on campus 
  • Participate in weekly supervision meetings with the Assistant Director, as well as weekly staff meetings, and frequent Engagement Team check-ins and strategy sessions
  • Participate as a member of the Hillel staff team in weekly programs, Shabbat, and holiday activities.

What You’ve Accomplished

  • 0-2 years professional work experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree required from a 4-year residential university
  • Proven success in:
    • planning and leading events
    • applying written and oral communication skills to communicate appropriately through email, formal letters, reports, and social media
    • collaborating on projects with team members in a professional and productive manner
    • multi-tasking and learning new skills
    • implementing strategic plans in order to meet short-term and long-term goals

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort in asking questions
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to collaborate across teams of students and colleagues 
  • Capability to work independently and collaboratively, success managing multiple priorities
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments
  • Ability to set, plan for, and meet short-term and long-term goals
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • A passion for Israel that is contagious, and an enthusiasm to continue developing your own relationship to Judaism and Israel
  • Previous experience traveling in Israel
  • Understanding that students will connect with Israel in a variety of different ways
  • A desire to meet students where they are and connect with them based on shared interests in Israel and Jewish life

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $42,000-$45,000.
  • 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.
  • High-level professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement
  • Travel to Israel 2-3 times per year

About Brandeis Hillel

Brandeis Hillel is home to a diverse, engaged, and enthusiastic Jewish community. During their time at Brandeis, our students forge new friendships, meet dedicated mentors, celebrate the Jewish calendar, engage in service to others, and find inspiration in Jewish texts and traditions. We are home to a variety of student-led special interest groups related to arts, culture, music, identity, entertainment, education, and everything in between.  Brandeis Hillel is an inclusive and welcoming space open to every Jew at Brandeis regardless of background, ability, and experience. 

Located just a few miles outside Boston, Brandeis University is located in Waltham, MA and is home to a thriving community of Jewish scholars and professionals who uplift Jewish student and academic life on campus.

Brandeis 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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