IACT Birthright Coordinator
University of Columbia/Barnard Hillel
Columbia/Barnard Hillel is seeking a driven, outgoing IACT Coordinator who will skillfully balance and accomplish two key goals: developing relationships with under/unengaged Jewish students and guiding them to the next step in their Jewish journeys on campus, especially through participation in Columbia/Barnard Hillel’s Birthright Israel program.
Immersive experiences like Birthright Israel often comprise the most transformative moments in a Jewish college student’s journey, and our IACT Birthright Coordinator will be the lead professional in ensuring that our campus’ Birthright Israel experience is more than just a trip. From registration, to staffing the trips, to post-trip follow up,Birthright Israel will be your fundamental framework for engaging students and deepening their connection to Jewish life on campus. This is a unique opportunity for someone who is skilled in building relationships, social media, organizing, marketing, event planning, and program development. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills and previous successful implementation of creative ideas, either from their own college experience or previous employment.
The IACT Birthright Coordinator will report to the Senior Director of Engagement and will work closely with the broader Student Life Team to reach our goals of engaging all Jewish students on campus in ways that are meaningful to them. This position requires in-person work at Kraft Center and on campus.
What You’ll Do
- Identify and connect with students who are under-engaged and/or interested in participating in a Birthright Israel trip.
- One-on-one engagement with students, particularly those with 2 or fewer prior connection points with Hillel.
- Spearhead all marketing pertaining to our Birthright Israel trips.
- Coordinate and support students through Birthright Israel registration and pre-trip preparation.
- Staff a winter and summer Birthright Israel trip.
- Build community through connecting students to like-minded peers and meaningful opportunities
- Recruit and oversee a cohort of student leaders to broaden your engagement work on campus
- Serve as an active member of the broader Student Life Team by staffing Kraft Shabbat Dinners and other Hillel-wide experiences, including holiday celebrations and large-scale social events
What You’ve Accomplished
- Bachelor’s degree required and 0-3 years of relevant work experience
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- Passion for connecting with people from different backgrounds, with the goal of building authentic and meaningful relationships
- Excellent communication and active listening skills
- Commitment to Hillel’s pluralistic vision of Jewish life
- A natural ability to network and build relationships with a wide variety of people.
- Ability to manage projects with many moving parts; to set timetables and adhere to deadlines
- Working both independently and on a team
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $50,000-55,000, commensurate with experience.
- A 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
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
- Travel regionally and abroad
- Dedicated and fun colleagues who will support you along the way
About Columbia/Barnard Hillel
Columbia/Barnard Hillel is an exciting, fast-paced, intellectually rigorous work environment. We are a high energy, dedicated team of professionals committed to enriching the Jewish experience of our students. Columbia/Barnard Hillel serves the undergraduate and graduate Jewish communities of Columbia University, Barnard College, and The Jewish Theological Seminary. There is a large and very active Jewish community based in the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life and around campus.
Columbia/Barnard 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.