IACT Birthright and Student Life Coordinator

Northeastern Hillel | Boston, MA, United States

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Posted Date 3/20/2024

IACT Birthright and Student Life Coordinator

Northeastern Hillel

Role Overview

The IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) Birthright and Student Life Coordinator at Northeastern Hillel focuses on immersive Israel experiences, specifically recruiting, coordinating, and running Northeastern Hillel Birthright trips as well as general student engagement. Additionally, the IACT Birthright and Student Life Coordinator manages and supervises the Israel Engagement Interns who recruit for Birthright through one-on-one coffee chats centered around Birthright interest and Hillel involvement and also plan events and assist with pre-trip and post-trip engagement.

It is vital that our IACT Birthright and Student Life Coordinator also works with our student leaders, interns, and student micro communities at Northeastern Hillel. They advise students, teach learning fellowships, and generally engage the Northeastern University Hillel community as a member of our Student Life team. The goal is for them to build authentic relationships with students that connect them to our Hillel, the Jewish community, and Israel. They inspire students to be passionate about Israel by meeting them where they’re at. The ACT Birthright and Student Life Coordinator connects Israel to students’ interests and passions.


Birthright and Israel Engagement Interns

  • Recruit 120 students for 3 Birthright Israel buses each academic year, 2 in the summer and 1 in the winter
  • Serve as primary staff for Birthright Israel trips each season; recruit, coordinate and train remaining Birthright Israel trip staff members from the Northeastern community
  • Serve as a thought partner and entrepreneurial leader for Northeastern Hillel’s student life team and engagement strategy
  • Manage Northeastern Hillel’s Birthright Israel program including recruitment, interviews, pre-trip orientations, and improving the trip experience
  • Manage participant relationships and communication by fielding all participant questions and concerns
  • Work closely with trip provider, Israel Outdoors, to establish trip dates, flights, number of Northeastern buses/season, activities, and BICEP programming
  • Create post-trip community through reunion events and connecting trip alumni to programming at Hillel
  • Manage a team of Birthright Israel recruitment interns to reach a large and diverse Jewish student population
  • Produce all marketing materials for recruitment and communication before the trip
  • Oversee the IACT Birthright Budget and provide oversight for the use of funds by student interns
  • Connect students with other programs in Israel (Onward, Masa, etc.)

General Engagement, Programming, and Staff Responsibilities

  • Assist with the planning and execution of FreshFest for incoming students in August
  • Advise a group of student chairs and assist these leaders with the planning, development, budgeting, and execution of their programs and initiatives
  • Maintain records of events and attendance for measurement and ongoing evaluation, website, weekly emails, and social media.
  • Teach a section of the Jewish Learning fellowship each semester
  • Build 180 personal relationships with students who are not already involved in Jewish life
  • Connect students to Hillel through individual coffee conversations, planning and implementing programs, and serving as a mentor and friend to students
  • Attend staff meetings and participate with regular supervision with supervisor
  • Collaborate with other Hillel staff to help shape and develop the mission of Northeastern Hillel
  • Participate as a member of the Hillel staff team in weekly programs, Shabbat, and holidays activities.

What you’ll bring to the job

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 0 – 3 years of professional work experience.
  • A team-oriented approach to work, ability to connect with students from diverse networks, willingness to take risks and learn from mistakes
  • Authenticity about your unique Jewish identity
  • Passion for Jewish life
  • Prior travel experience to Israel and familiarity with Israeli society and culture

You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this position is $45,000 to $55,000.
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time and parental leave.
  • Flexible work hours.
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.
  • Professional development and skill-building opportunities.

About Northeastern Hillel

Northeastern Hillel is a city school on a co-op campus. A majority of the undergraduate population participates in full time paid internships every other semester starting the spring of their sophomore year. We have a growing Hillel that has recently expanded in the areas of engagement and outreach. Our team consists of ten professionals. We serve approximately 1,500 Jewish students. Our Hillel offers numerous opportunities of involvement such as committee, religious communities, fellowships and internship programs.

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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