Engagement Associate

Rutgers University Hillel Foundation | New Brunswick, NJ, United States

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Posted Date 7/03/2024

Engagement Associate

Rutgers Hillel

Role Overview

The Engagement Associate is one of the primary Hillel staff members tasked with performing activities related to engaging new students, promoting student leadership development, helping to coordinate the implementation of an Engagement Plan, and taking responsibility for their engagement data collection and utilization. The Engagement Associate will work collaboratively as part of the Student Life Team (student-facing staff), especially with the Innovation Springboard Fellow, and report directly to the Director of Engagement. The Engagement Associate will also participate in relevant Hillel International conferences, trainings, and learning opportunities, and will be eligible for other professional development opportunities at the discretion of the Chief Executive Officer.

What You’ll Do


  • Conduct a large number (180+) of 1:1 meetings with students to build relationships and identify/develop student leaders
  • Develop key relationships with relevant campus professionals and student organizational partners
  • Table at the various Student Centers once a week in order to meet and interact with Jewish students who are not already engaged with Hillel
  • Create a strategic plan to effectively run successful programs on campuses at Rutgers-New Brunswick outside of the College Ave campus, and then put it into action
  • Help unengaged students connect with other student leaders, staff, trips, and other opportunities that are part of Hillel

Student Leadership and Programming

  • Co-supervise the 6 Campus Engagement Interns in partnership with the Innovation Springboard Fellow
  • Support students who come up ideas for new initiatives aimed at engaging a community that has not been served
  • Supervise new clubs that are created in Hillel during the school year

A typical day might look like

  • Going to the gym in the morning because you’ll be working an evening program
  • Coffee at the in-house Hillel cafe with a student leader of a fraternity/sorority on campus to talk about engagement opportunities for the Jewish students in their house or a joint program aimed at engaging new students
  • Join the Student Life Team Meeting with other student-facing staff to do some Jewish learning about Purim and divide up responsibilities for the Purim Carnival
  • Give a tour of the Hillel facility to a prospective student
  • Facilitate a cohort meeting for your Campus Engagement Interns
  • Dedicate time to log your interactions in the engagement database and text/send emails to students who haven’t been back to Hillel since the High Holidays
  • End your night with the Hillel-sponsored 21+ bar-night event

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 0-2 years of professional working experience
  • Passion for connecting with people from different backgrounds with the goal of building authentic and meaningful relationships
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit 
  • Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel
  • Creative on-the-fly problem-solving skills, and an open flexibility to find alternative solutions if your first attempt doesn’t succeed 
  • Passion for empowering student leaders
  • Inability to get off New Jersey Transit without having made at least one new friend!

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace of $40,000-$44,000
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long-Term Disability Insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel 
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Plenty of Hillel swag!

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 nearly 1,000 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.

Salary40,000.00 - 44,000.00 Annual
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