Operations Coordinator

Hillel International | Providence, RI, United States

Posted Date 6/15/2022

Operations Coordinator

Brown RISD Hillel

Role Overview

Brown RISD Hillel (“BRH”) is seeking an enthusiastic, highly organized Operations Coordinator to join our growing team of dynamic and creative professionals. The Coordinator is an integral member of the Brown RISD Hillel staff and will actively impact the behind the scenes aspects of our organization. With a calm demeanor, an extreme attention to detail, and a service-oriented mentality, you will help to ensure that our programs and activities have the resources and tools to be highly successful. If you thrive in a fast-paced setting, feel comfortable navigating complex priorities, and love organizing logistics, then this could be the role for you! This is a full-time position with occasional evening/weekend hours.

Located in the heart of College Hill, Brown RISD Hillel is a leading campus student center, supporting a wide array of Jewish cultural and spiritual programming. BRH’s 25,000 square foot Weiner Center is a bustling hub for student and university events, featuring a full-size educational kitchen alongside large multipurpose indoor and outdoor spaces. BRH’s professional team has recently completed a two-year strategic process, and has developed an outside-the-box approach to programming, collaboration, and student leadership. This year, BRH served 2,400 unique students through a variety of programs and relationships. 

What You’ll Do

  • Manage the front desk and reception, welcoming students, guests, and visitors
  • Coordinate logistics and event registration for Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and special events 
  • Provide hands on operational support at programs and key events to ensure that programs run smoothly
  • Manage web platforms, including web editing and updates

On a day to day basis you will:

  • Coordinate space reservations and all related logistics for room usage (setups/breakdowns, catering, building hours/security staffing, technology, and custodial needs)
  • Filter and direct inquiries related to programming and student opportunities, including managing Hillel email account
  • Maintain digital programming calendar
  • Assist with accounts payable
  • Supervise student employees (create shift schedules, ensure coverage, and prepare assignments)
  • Keep our supplies inventoried, stocked, and organized 
  • Maintain office security by following safety and security procedures and controlling access via the reception desk; serve as point of contact for after-hours security staff to share pertinent information

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • A completed bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • An engaging attitude and welcoming personality
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Resourceful, proactive, with an inclination to take initiative
  • Strong technical skills with essential programs, including Microsoft Word, Google Suite, and Excel, and the agility and resourcefulness to learn new technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Exemplary time management skills, including the capacity to juggle competing priorities and deadlines, and to remain flexible within a fast-paced environment
  • Work well in a group setting and with multiple staff and priorities to support
  • Preferred: Familiarity with Jewish calendar and practices/ritual observance

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $50,000 - $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.

About Brown RISD Hillel

Brown RISD Hillel serves as the gateway to Jewish life at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). More than a center for Jewish programming and ritual, Hillel is an integral part of the social, cultural, educational, and political life for students. Brown RISD Hillel is situated in the historic College Hill neighborhood of Providence, RI, a cool urban center for creative entrepreneurs, recent grads, and young families. 45 minutes from Boston and just a short drive to beautiful New England beaches, Providence is a desirable emerging city, hosting a diverse and vibrant Jewish community with kosher restaurants and multiple synagogues.

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.

Brown RISD Hillel 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.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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