Associate Executive Director

Hillel of San Diego | San Diego, CA, United States

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Posted Date 11/15/2023

Associate Executive Director at Hillel of San Diego

San Diego, California

Role Overview

Hillel of San Diego is seeking thoughtful, innovative, and experienced candidates for its next Associate Executive Director. The Associate Executive Director is a key member of the senior professional team responsible for implementing Hillel’s strategic vision of Jewish life on campus. This person works closely with the Executive Director and all Hillel of San Diego staff and is responsible for managing all student facing programming and engagement across all four universities. The Associate Executive Director implements and manages the programming budget, is responsible for the team meeting all engagement metric goals, and supporting staff.

What You’ll Do

Program Management

  • Develop and execute the strategic vision for programming and engagement across all four campuses
  • Manage the program budget, track engagement metrics, and ensure the team meets engagement goals
  • Allocate staff resources to programs effectively
  • Oversee local and international programming grants

Inspiring Jewish Life

  • Work closely with the programming team to create enriching Jewish life programs
  • Mentor student leaders and staff, fostering meaningful Jewish experiences
  • Facilitate diverse Jewish programming on campus, promoting pluralism
  • Contribute to outreach efforts to engage new students

Stakeholder and Community Relations

  • Cultivate strong relationships with senior level university officials and faculty
  • Advocate for the inclusion and support of Jewish students' safety and well-being
  • Represent Hillel to prospective families, community members, and administration
  • Collaborate with Assistant Directors to build coalitions on campus


  • Lead the Programming Team comprised of seven individuals, including direct supervision of campus-based Assistant Directors
  • Oversee hiring and review processes for all programming staff
  • Facilitate regular programming staff meetings
  • Coordinate with the Director of Operations on logistics
  • Manage the reporting of antisemitic incidents on campus


  • Manage the Maccabee Task Force grant, including implementation, expenditure tracking, and reporting
  • Collaborate on Birthright logistics
  • Address anti-Israel and antisemitism-related activities on campuses
  • Support Israel education efforts on campuses

Special Projects

  • Partner with the Jewish Federation on poverty initiatives
  • Represent Hillel in community-wide programs and partnerships
  • Handle other projects as assigned

What You’ll Bring

  • 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Strong understanding of Jewish culture and religious competency
  • Proficiency in computer literacy, page layout programs, and social media platforms (Instagram and TikTok)
  • Canva proficiency
  • GSuite proficiency
  • Experience in program/event planning 
  • Experience in project management
  • Strong Management experience required
  • Database experience required

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $80,000-90,000
  • 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.
  • Healthy workplace culture where employee well-being is prioritized
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel
  • Plenty of Hillel swag

About Hillel of San Diego

Hillel of San Diego is on a mission to invest in the future of the Jewish community. We serve four main campuses: San Diego State University, University of California-San Diego, University of San Diego, and Cal State University San Marcos. We seek to transform the way Jewish students connect to each other, meaningful causes, Israel, and our world. To deliver on this, we need to be world-class and provide quality experiences and opportunities that engage and inspire. 

San Diego is not just the cooler sister to L.A. and it’s not just filled with beach bums. America’s finest city is home to a vibrant Jewish community with an entrepreneurial spirit. We are leaders in tech, social justice superheroes, and just a lot of really nice and welcoming down-to-earth people.  Hillel of San Diego is a decades old leader in Jewish life locally with a start-up mentality. Constantly seeking to better the way we reach students in creative and innovative ways, we are a small but mighty team of Jewish professionals who genuinely love the work. We serve four different campuses but operate as one cohesive team—always seeking opportunities to collaborate and connect. We like to laugh a lot, work really hard to deliver the best quality experiences, and in our spare time we take long walks on the beach and play with puppies. 

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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