Jewish Student Life Coordinator

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life | Newton Centre, MA, United States

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Posted Date 12/07/2022

Jewish Student Life Coordinator

Hillel Council of New England

Role Overview

Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Hillel Council of New England (HCNE) as the Jewish Student Life Coordinator. As a community builder, you’ll inspire students to be partners in creating a vibrant and welcoming Jewish community on two of our campuses in the Greater Boston area. The position is split between two campuses, located thirty minutes apart in the Boston suburbs. In addition to working primarily with students on these campuses, you will work with our student-facing team members across all of our campuses to coordinate large-scale, regional programs and recruit for immersive experiences and cohort-based programs for our multi-campus Hillel.  

The successful candidate will be a self-starter and skilled multi-tasker who will partner with students, colleagues, campus administrators, faculty and staff, and parents to drive Hillel’s mission, values and goals.

The Jewish Student Life Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and connect them to Jewish life and empower newly engaged students to create and implement meaningful Jewish experiences with and for their peers.

  • Serve as an advisor for the Hillel student organization on each campus and work with students and staff to implement a wide range of programs, including Shabbat and holiday celebrations, social opportunities, social justice projects, and Jewish learning opportunities.

  • Oversee and support student visioning and implementation of a calendar of dynamic Jewish engagement opportunities and programming.

  • Guide students as they explore their Jewish identities and build a warm, welcoming Jewish campus community.

  • Build relationships with students from diverse backgrounds through meaningful conversations and by creating connections to opportunities to participate in Jewish life on campus.

  • Collect and manage campus data for student engagement as part of our regional student engagement strategy, using Hillel’s participant tracking database (HEART).

  • Oversee the creation of content and regular updating and maintenance of the Hillel Council of New England website.

  • Develop and strengthen strategic relationships with university administrators, faculty, and staff, and community stakeholders.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • 1-3 related work experience.

  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently.

  • A commitment to creating an inclusive, vibrant and pluralistic Jewish community.

  • Ability to effectively engage students at all levels in Jewish life and to serve as a resource in a pluralistic setting.

  • Ability to work flexible hours to engage students and attend events.

  • An approachable, dynamic, engaging personality with outstanding interpersonal skills.

  • Strong oral, written and non-verbal communication skills.

  • An ability to manage logistics and multiple tasks with competing deadlines.

  • A knack for creative problem-solving.

  • Energy, a sense of humor, resilience and flexibility.

  • A team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would. You’re comfortable with your Jewish self (or are actively figuring that out).

A Typical Day May Include:

  • Grabbing coffee with a new student who came to last month's welcome back bagel brunch but hasn’t attended anything else since, followed by a spiritual life meeting on campus.

  • Attending a student executive board meeting and collaborating with students to help shape and develop new and exciting Jewish educational programs and initiatives, followed by an afternoon spent updating the website with recent photos and listing upcoming events for all of Hillel Council of New England’s campuses.

  • Tabling on campus with various student leaders to advertise for upcoming programs, Birthright Israel trips, Jewish Learning Fellowship, etc, followed by a Zoom meeting with a colleague from another Hillel about an initiative they started that you would like to bring to your campuses.  

  • Starting your morning with a program staff meeting with your other team members to plan an upcoming regional event, followed by back-to -back 1:1 meetings with students.

What You’ll Receive

  • A competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $50,000 - $55,000.

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental plans, 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.

  • A supportive team of colleagues in a growing organization.

  • Flexible work hours and the ability to work remotely when not on campus.

About Hillel Council of New England

???Hillel Council of New England (HCNE) is a multi-campus Hillel currently serving seven campuses with small Jewish populations in Massachusetts. HCNE’s mission is to c onnect Jewish students on campuses across New England to each other and to the local and global Jewish community. Our vision is to inspire students to explore their Jewish identity and strengthen their connection to Judaism and the Jewish people. We achieve this by meeting students where they are on their individual journeys, and by providing them with meaningful experiences and support on campus, in New England, and around the world.

Hillel Council of New England 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.

Salary50000.00 - 55000.00 Annual
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Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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