Campus Director

Kennesaw State Hillel and Georgia State Hillels | Kennesaw, GA, United States

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Posted Date 3/22/2024

Campus Director 

Hillel at Kennesaw State University - Hillels of Georgia 

Role Overview

Hillels of Georgia seeks a visionary, dynamic, and strategic leader with proven organizational skills to lead our Hillel at Kennesaw State University. Are you passionate about and committed to vibrant Jewish life? Do you want to create an expansive program of Jewish learning, celebration, community service, Israel, and networking to serve KSU’s growing Jewish student body and campus community? Are you ready to engage and empower Hillel students and provide them with leadership development opportunities to help drive and develop exciting Jewish activities and programming on campus? Are you committed to diversity, pluralism, inclusion, and audacious hospitality in welcoming people into our Hillel community? Do you want to cultivate relationships with students, families, alumni, community leadership and stakeholders, and University administration officials? Are you prepared to manage the administrative, operations, programming, and fundraising operations for our growing Hillel at KSU? Do you want to have the time of your life providing excellent professional leadership to one of the fastest-growing Hillels in Georgia? Then Kennesaw State Hillel is for you.

What You’ll Do

  • Set a vision for Jewish pride, engagement, involvement, and empowerment by motivating and inspiring students to engage in their own personal Jewish journeys and define their Jewish commitments 
  • Be a “Doogma” (role model) in order to teach and inspire students to embrace Jewish life, living, learning, leadership, service, and activism including Shabbat and holiday celebrations, Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah projects, cultural and other events 
  • Provide awareness and education about Israel;  and be an advocate for Israel travel, study, engagement, and connections  
  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for student engagement, empowerment, leadership development, programming, and more
  • Maintain up-to-date database for students, alumni, families, and supporters
  • Provide professional guidance to Hillel student leadership and nurture their development while promoting a culture of creativity, innovation, and excellence
  • Direct programming, activities, budgeting, fundraising, and all aspects of Hillel operations
  • Develop and maintain relationships with other professionals serving student organizations and Jewish communal partners to further collaborations benefiting Hillel
  • Collaborate with other Hillels of Georgia colleagues for system-wide programs and services
  • Commitment to work both independently and collaboratively with all partners and stakeholders 

What You’ve Accomplished

  • Minimum 3-5 years of relevant professional experience as a Hillel professional, Jewish communal work, or campus student activities
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree is a plus

What You’ll Bring to the Position

  • Passion, dedication, and commitment
  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • A strong foundation of Jewish knowledge, values, history, and practice
  • Experiential education and community organizational skills and experience 
  • Familiarity with Jewish communal, campus, student life, and higher education agenda
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit
  • Success and achievement-oriented; determination and tenacity
  • Excellent time and project management skills
  • Commitment to personal and professional excellence
  • Competence with social media, technology, computer, and database management
  • Exceptional written and verbal skills
  • Strong work ethic, ability to problem-solve and take risks
  • A sense of humor

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive compensation in the nonprofit marketplace, $70,000-$80,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity, Pension Plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • Outstanding supervision, professional development, mentorship, and skill-building opportunities
  • Travel for professional conferences, continuing education, and immersive programs including travel to Israel and the Jewish world

Kennesaw State University, KSU Hillel, and Hillels of Georgia

Kennesaw State University is one of the largest campuses, with more than 41,000 enrolled students, in the Georgia State University System. The KSU Main Campus is located 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta.  KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs. The University’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletic program draw students from throughout the region, the United States, and countries around the world.

KSU Hillel serves as the “center” of Jewish life on campus and is committed to creating vibrant and dynamic Jewish life on campus for the 500+ identifiable Jewish students. Given current student enrollment figures and future projections we estimate that the Jewish student community at KSU will grow to 1,000+ in a few short years.

KSU Hillel is an integral part of the Hillels of Georgia constellation serving more than 5,000 Jewish students on more than two dozen campuses across the State with Hillel Centers at Emory University, the University of Georgia, and Georgia College; and plans for future expansion of Hillel Centers at KSU and Georgia Tech. Hillels of Georgia is proud to be part of the greater Atlanta Jewish community which has a population of more than 125,000 members and an extensive network of synagogues, Jewish day schools, and other Jewish communal agencies serving our warm, welcoming, and diverse pluralistic Jewish community.

Atlanta is one of the largest cities in the United States and is the vibrant economic, cultural, and civic capital of the southeast.  It is home to some of America’s most iconic companies and enterprises including Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, UPS, and the Center for Disease Control. It is a hub of technological innovation, entertainment, arts and culture, and higher education; as well as home to the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, and Atlanta United FC. Major attractions include the Atlanta Zoo, Botanical Garden, Piedmont Park, and High Museum of Art as well as historic landmarks such as the Carter Center, MLK Historical Park and Birthplace, and much more.

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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