Director of Hillel and Jewish Life

Queens University of Charlotte | Charlotte, NC, United States

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Posted Date 3/27/2024
Description

Director of Hillel and Jewish Life

Queens University of Charlotte

Applications received through Hillel.org will not be considered. To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for three professional references through the the Queens University of Charlotte website linked HERE.

Job Description

Queens University is seeking an engaging and dynamic leader who has a passion for building Jewish community to become our Director of Hillel/Jewish Life at Queens. Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in our country and we aspire to mirror that growth in our Jewish Life and interfaith programs at Queens. Our Director of Hillel/Jewish Life will have oversight and leadership of our Jewish Life program on campus. We seek a leader with the skills to connect, engage, motivate, and inspire a diverse Jewish population; to collaborate with admissions to actively participate in Jewish student recruiting (including modest travel to selected target communities); develop key strategic relationships in the community and on campus, and support the development of financial resources to advance the mission of Hillel in inspiring Jewish students to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life. The Director of Hillel/Jewish Life will work within the Queens University Belk Chapel as part of Spiritual Life Team supporting and developing interfaith bridges and will work with the Diversity Inclusion and Community Engagement Department, the Student Life Division and the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center to support Queens’ commitment to welcoming all people and nurturing relationships among people of different religious word views. This person will challenge and nurture students, faculty, and staff to deepen their faith as well as their commitment to seeking justice in our word.

The Director of Hillel/Jewish Life reports directly to the University Chaplain. The Campus Rabbi will provide support as an advisor on religious programming and on bridge building with the regional Jewish community. This position is exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include

Academic Technology

  • Engage with Jewish students consistently to ensure a pluralistic and welcoming environment for all and maintain a visible Jewish presence on campus.
  • Promote and facilitate a diverse and meaningful programming agenda; Develop relationships with students by meeting them where they are: Understand, listen to, and show compassion for a broad range of students, involved and uninvolved; Identify, engage and nurture students to assume leadership at all levels; Serve a liaison with Hillel student leaders in the development of programming.
  • Support the Office of the Chaplain in creating service opportunities for Queens’ students
  • Support the Office of the Chaplain team in hosting Presbyterian and Pluralist week, bringing a diversity of learning opportunities to the Queens community in line with our goal of creating safe and brave spaces in which faculty, staff and students critically and openly engage with diverse religious, spiritual and secular practices and traditions.
  • Work closely with the office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) to further expand and enhance collaboration in the realm of religious and spiritual diversity.
  • Create bridges with the local and national Jewish community.
  • Partner with Hillel International to ensure that the Hillel incubates initiatives and remains committed to the global vision of the Hillel movement.
  • Other duties as determined in collaboration with the University Chaplain.
  • Serve as the Jewish recruitment liaison to the undergraduate admissions team. This includes:
    • Developing an understanding of the Queens experience in order to articulate the full Queens experience to all prospective students
    • Coordinate learning opportunities (2x/year) for the admissions team to gain greater awareness of Jewish life on campus
    • In partnership with the undergraduate admissions team, develop a list of high priority schools, congregations and community leaders to engage (through visits, conversations, newsletters, etc.) in order to broaden and deepen Queens’ connections with the Jewish community
    • Participate in admissions recruitment and yield events as needed
    • This work will include some overnight travel (2x per year), some evening work (1x/month) and some weekend work (6x/per year)

Non-Essential Duties

  • Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet department and University needs.

Qualifications

Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required

  • 2-5 years of experience organizing programs and facilitating conversations relating to Hillel/Jewish Life.
  • Ability to demonstrate a deep faith and an open and inclusive spirit
  • Experience working with college students and a university setting
  • Demonstrated appreciation for the value of interfaith understanding and cooperation
  • Experience guiding emerging adults in faith and moral development
  • Ability to develop and implement creative, visionary programs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to establish and meet goals and deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or the equivalent in experience and education.
  • Master’s degree or advanced degree in Jewish studies, student affairs, higher education, counseling or a related field preferred.

Application Process

Does this sound like a good fit? Applications received through Hillel.org will not be considered. To apply, visit the Queens University of Charlotte website linked HERE and submit:
  1. A cover letter addressing the position qualifications and experience
  2. Current résumé
  3. Salary requirements
  4. Contact information for three professional references.

Applications received by April 9, 2024 will receive first consideration. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Additional Information

About Queens University of Charlotte

Located in the heart of the nation’s second-fastest-growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte leverages the city’s diverse and thriving environment as an extended classroom. Nationally recognized for undergraduate programs in international and interdisciplinary education, Queens blends the best of liberal arts learning with professional preparation and community engagement. Focused on supporting success for diverse learners, faculty build close and collaborative relationships with students and help them build intentional and individualized roadmaps for flourishing at Queens and beyond. At the graduate program level, the University offers innovative educational experiences that help learners advance professionally and retool for new opportunities. Our environs afford faculty myriad opportunities to advance their own professional growth and teaching and research interests by collaborating with vibrant industry, non-profit, and community organization sectors.

Because of our history of innovation and our legacy of strong leadership, Queens is positioned to be among the new forerunners of American higher education. This is a defining moment for Queens. While other institutions are focused on sustaining and surviving, we are thinking much bigger.

Institutions that understand what is needed and are willing to reimagine what is possible can position themselves to thrive and strengthen their market position after the pandemic with innovative approaches that are deeply connected to the world and its greatest challenges.

By 2030, Queens aspires to become the leading, private, national university of Charlotte with deep, meaningful, and reciprocal connections to the needs of our local community and economy; inventive and multidisciplinary academic programs that are connected to the world’s most pressing challenges and biggest areas of opportunity; a fully connected, integrated, and innovative set of experiences that support holistic wellness and wellbeing; a culture of continuous improvement and investment that enables faculty and staff to flourish and achieve their full potential; and a comprehensive approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion that begins on campus and radiates throughout the community.

Benefits

Queens offers comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, domestic partner benefits, a 403b retirement plan, with two options (pre-tax or post-tax (Roth) contributions) with a generous match, vacation and generous paid holidays, tuition remission and tuition exchange, Queens-paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, Health Savings Account), sick leave and long-term disability leave, paid parental leave, FMLA leave when eligible, reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall, employee assistance program (EAP), free access to the Levine Center, wellness programs. In addition, employees may choose benefits such as pet insurance, critical care insurance and legal assistance.

Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs.

Any individual with a disability who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to apply for a position or otherwise to participate in Queens' job search/selection process should contact the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at 704.337.2222.

Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation) require ability to
  • Remain in a stationary position, most of the time.
  • Exchange accurate information with students, faculty and staff, frequently.
  • Read reports, create presentations, use a computer system, most of the time 
  • Communicate with students, faculty and staff, most of the time. 
  • Write, type, and use the computer, telephone, copier, and other office equipment systems, most of the time. 
  • Move about inside the workspace to access resources and office equipment, and attend meetings across campus, regularly. 
  • Exert moderate force to move objects, occasionally. 
  • Think critically, concentrate on the task at hand, and respond quickly to changes in conditions, most of the time.
Work Conditions 
  • Work in office environment, involving contact with faculty, staff, students, community members, service providers and vendors
  • While some flexibility exists to work remotely on occasion, the nature of this position requires a regular on-campus presence
  • Work has deadlines, multiple interruptions, high volume and may be stressful at times

Nothing in this job description restricts the university’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time; this description reflects the university’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this job description is subject to change at any time.

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.

Duration
Full Time
Organization Type
Hillel
Job Location
US
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