Director of Engagement at Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh

Hillel International | Pittsburgh, PA, United States

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Posted Date 5/15/2023

Director of Engagement

The Edward and Rose Berman Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh

Role Overview

Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh (Hillel JUC) as the Director of Engagement. The Director of Engagement is responsible for guiding the vision, planning, management, and execution of The Hillel JUC engagement portfolio to reach and connect with uninvolved students on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus, in collaboration with the Student Life Team.  

As Director of Engagement, you will assume the responsibility for program planning and oversight, staff and student collaboration, and campus and community relations all as they specifically relate to Hillel's engagement agenda, particularly with students in Greek Life, first year students, and the Campus Engagement Interns (CEI). You are creative, flexible, passionate, with a sense of humor, outstanding interpersonal communication, and the confidence to speak to large groups.  You are able to work both independently and as part of a team, together with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment. 

What You’ll Do

Relationship Building and Engagement:

  • Manage or coordinate efforts with the Student Life Team to identify and engage students through an organized, focused approach to relationship building, with meaningful follow up opportunities.
  • Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and interest them.
  • Lead the design thinking and implementation to identify and develop authentic relationships with student influencers across campus communities.
  • Fully map and understand the University of Pittsburgh’s campus, with the goal of engaging students outside of the Hillel building.
  • Maintain and increase participation in the Hillel Hub- a student event hosting platform.
  • Other duties as assigned or initiated.

Planning, Program Implementation and Education:

  • Maintain records of relationships, programs and attendance; develop and implement assessment tools for measurement and ongoing evaluation.
  • Participate as a member of the Hillel staff team in major programs, Shabbat and holidays.
  • Serve as an advisor for existing student groups on campus while empowering students to build new communities of engagement.
  • Manage our Freshfest pre-orientation experience and support the First-Year experience at Hillel.

Marketing, Communication, and Social Media:

  • Develop means of communication with students for the purpose of program recruitment and marketing of new engagement opportunities.
  • Represent the Hillel JUC on campus and within the greater community with students, faculty and administration as appropriate.
  • Manage the Hillel JUC presence on all social media platforms.
  • Support social media as a form of engagement, using the trends and platforms that are in line with our students.
  • Supervise the CEI cohort.

What You’ve Accomplished

  • 2+ years of experience in customer service, event planning, programming, or related area.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Proven success: building relationships, planning and implementing programs, and managing social media.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel (local and remote)
  • Willingness to facilitate conversations 
  • Capability to work independently and collaboratively, success managing multiple priorities
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $48,000 - $53,000
  • 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.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Plenty of Hillel and university schwag

About Hillel JUC

The Hillel JUC serves an estimated 2,200 undergraduate students.  Our 12,500 sq. foot building located at the meeting point between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh is a hub for Jewish activities seven days a week.  The Hillel JUC has a Programming team including an Assistant Director, a Director of Jewish Student Life at the University of Pittsburgh, a Director of Jewish Student Life at Carnegie Mellon University, an IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement, and a full time Israel Fellow.  The Hillel JUC provides all staff with an exciting and meaningful working environment and more importantly an amazing group of student leaders guide our programming and are committed to building communities of purpose on the campuses we serve.

Hillel JUC 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.

Salary48,000.00 - 53,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Engagement | Programming
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | FSA | Medical Insurance | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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