Project Manager, Campus Climate Initiative

Hillel International | Washington, DC, DC, United States

Posted Date 11/08/2021

Hillel International

Role Overview

Do you have a passion for using data to inform strategic and impactful change?  Do you love creating systems that make your work and the work of your team better?  Do you have an eye for detail and a desire to collaborate to build something great?  

We are seeking a Project Manager for Hillel’s Campus Climate Initiative (CCI), which partners with local Hillels and university administrators to ensure a positive campus environment in which Jewish students feel comfortable expressing their identities and values, free of harassment, hostility, or marginalization.

CCI works closely each year with a cohort of campuses, partnering with both the local Hillel and the campus administration. CCI launched its first cohort of 8 campuses in January 2021 and its second cohort of 19 campuses in August 2021.  This partnership includes training and education on Jewish identity, inclusion and antisemitism, holistic review of current campus climate, goal setting and consultation on next steps, and sharing of best practices within the cohort. 

The Project Manager of the Campus Climate Initiative will build systems for the CCI team’s growing work and will lead CCI’s Campus Climate Review work with participating campuses. The Campus Climate Review is a critical component of work with campuses, through which we holistically assess the current climate for Jewish students in order to determine strategic action steps moving forward. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Campus Climate Initiative, the Project Manager will also collaborate with various Hillel International teams and with local Hillel professionals. 

What You’ll Do

Project Management for the Campus Climate Initiative 

  • Manage all aspects of CCI processes including recruitment, applications, ongoing work with cohort campuses, and scheduling meetings 
  • Plan and arrange in-person or virtual campus meetings and conference presentations  
  • Assist with writing grant proposals, grant reports, and public communications about CCI 
  • Oversee tracking of CCI programmatic participation data in the CRM 

CCI’s Campus Climate Review work with participating universities

  • Ensure that our Campus Climate Review tools reflect best practices for measuring campus climate and are updated as needed 
  • Manage the Campus Climate Review tools, process, and timeline with each interested cohort campus
  • Collect secondary data by researching publicly available information and providing document requests to campuses
  • Prepare reports with history of antisemitic incidents at each partner institution 
  • Liaise with an outside firm that collects primary data through surveys and focus groups and analyzes all data; oversee work to ensure the scheduling and success of data collection and analysis 
  • Prepare campus climate review reports with recommendations for each campus based on their unique campus findings, with the support of an outside firm  
  • Create and manage a system for long-term data storage and tracking over time 

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • 5+ years of professional experience in higher education, project management, or research
  • Bachelor’s degree required and advanced degree in a relevant field preferred 
  • Understanding of assessment processes and norms in higher education settings 
  • Excellent written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Data-driven, with with the ability to do basic data analysis in Excel (statistical expertise not required) 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Can work independently and collaboratively 
  • Thrive in a highly dynamic, fluid, collegial environment 
  • Model integrity, honesty, truthfulness, and compassion 
  • Demonstrated qualitative and/or quantitative research and assessment skills (preferred)
  • Familiarity with university practices, policies, and issues related to campus climate, diversity and inclusion, and free speech (preferred)
  • Knowledge about Jewish identity, antisemitism, and issues that affect Jewish students on campus (preferred) 

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary range of $60,0000 - $70,000 commensurate with experience.
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.

What We're About

Hillel International is the largest Jewish campus and community-based organization in the world serving the college-age population. Working with hundreds of thousands of students globally to help Jewish students make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel, Hillel serves students at more than 550 colleges, universities and communities. Hillel meets all of these students during this most formative time of their lives and engages, educates and inspires these future leaders to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. 

About Hillel's Charles And Lynn Schusterman International Center

Hillel's Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) which has multiple offices throughout the world including in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Jerusalem, helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, talent, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications.

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

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