Senior Jewish Educator

Hillel International | Atlanta, GA, United States

Posted Date 12/20/2021

Senior Jewish Educator

Hillels of Georgia


Hillels of Georgia seeks a dynamic Senior Jewish Educator (SJE) to develop and implement innovative Jewish educational opportunities for Jewish students.  The SJE is a Jewish role model by providing opportunities for Jewish learning, spiritual growth and personal wellness all through a Jewish lens for our students and staff on campuses across the state.  The Senior Jewish Educator will engage, empower, develop and maintain relationships with students to increase their level of Jewish knowledge; involvement and commitment in all aspects of Jewish life and Israel on campus; and inspire Jewish students to make Judaism and Jewish values an integral life choice.

What You’ll Do 

  • Serve as primary Jewish educator for Jewish students throughout the Hillels of Georgia system and our campuses by leading JLF (Jewish Learning Fellowship) seminars and other educational programs.
  • Training and supervising Hillels of Georgia campus staff to become adjunct Jewish educators. 
  • Ideate, innovate and develop creative offerings for Jewish educational opportunities including Shabbat and Jewish holiday celebrations.
  • Be a resource for Hillels of Georgia campus staff with regards to their Jewish life, learning, education and celebration programmatic and educational offerings. 
  • Coordinate Hillels of Georgia High Holiday services at Emory University and serve as resource for other campuses hosting services including recruitment and   supervision of rabbinic staff and student volunteers.  
  • Initiate personal, “one-on-one” and small group learning and/or study opportunities.
  • Promote vibrant Jewish experiences including social, cultural, religious and social justice options.
  • Develop and implement new engagement strategies as they relate to Jewish education programming for the engagement of Jewish students.
  • Provide opportunism for Jewish learning for Hillels of Georgia professional staff, Board of Directors and volunteer leadership.

What You’ve Accomplished

  • Rabbinic ordination or an advanced degree in Jewish studies, Jewish education, Jewish communal service or a related field.
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience in informal and experiential Jewish education; community organizing; Hillel; youth movements or camping is a plus.
  • Proven success in community building and outreach and previous experience in program visioning and implementation.
  • Training and experience in counseling, administration, development/fundraising is desirable.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • A passionate commitment to Jewish life, learning, community and Israel.
  • A strong base of Jewish knowledge and content, ranging from Torah and traditional Jewish texts to contemporary Jewish wisdom, culture and unconventional Jewish sources.
  • Expertise in leading complex and challenging conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is open, honest, approachable and nonjudgmental that meets students at various points in their personal Jewish journeys.
  • A commitment to creating an inclusive, vibrant, pluralistic Jewish community.
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit; ability to pivot and willing to take risks. 
  • Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort engaging in challenging and difficult issues.
  • Creative problem-solving, proactive communication, and collaboration.
  • Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; written and verbal communication skills.

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $85,000-$100,000.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, 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.

About Hillels of Georgia and Hillel International 

Hillels of Georgia is a statewide agency serving thousands of Jewish students on more than two dozen campuses across the state.  In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with a noble mission and 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 to empower them to become Jewish leaders for the future.  HIllels of Georgia is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel 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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