Mission and Philosophy
The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Our mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity and pluralism and ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century.
SHI NA is recruiting an experienced, dynamic, motivated, thoughtful, and organized individual to direct SHI NA’s Campus Initiatives in North America.
The Director of Campus Initiatives will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for transforming Israel education on campus using the Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage curriculum, and targeting Hillel professionals, current students, and SHI program alumni. The Director will build on the existing substantial work of the Institute in this field while innovating new strategies and approaches that will deepen and broaden our impact. Current programs for campus professionals include the Hartman Fellowship for Campus Professionals, the Campus Professional Network, and ongoing consultations with Hillel professionals. Current student programs include the iEngage Student Winter Seminar in Jerusalem, Gateway Fellowship for future Jewish professionals, regional gatherings of students, and alumni engagement. The Director of Campus Initiatives is also responsible for sustaining a deep partnership with Hillel International. Additionally, the Director plays a critical role in sustaining relationships with key donors to the campus program.
Hartman’s campus programs are in the midst of a period of strategic growth. The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker with deep knowledge of the American Jewish community, strong familiarity with North American campus culture, and a passion for creating learning opportunities for Jewish leaders about Israel. S/he will be an excellent communicator, extremely organized, independently creative and generative of new opportunities, strong on follow-through and relationship-building, and a quick learner. This individual will additionally possess a strong understanding of and commitment to the work of SHI NA more broadly.
• Develop and strengthen an effective strategy to grow the presence of iEngage learning on campuses across North America;
• Oversee and manage the implementation of all campus programs for campus professionals, students, and potential new audiences;
• Build and sustain relationships with campus professionals to maintain Hartman’s strong reputation in the field of campus work, ensuring that campus professionals continue to turn to the Institute for support for Israel-related issues;
• Build and sustain relationships with Hillel International staff;
• Partner closely with SHI NA content advisors to develop an educational plan for each campus program, and to prepare faculty for teaching in all campus programs;
• Stay abreast of developments in Jewish campus life;
• Develop and oversee evaluative practices that contribute to a culture of reflective learning, including in-house evaluations and program evaluations carried about by third parties;
• Maintain understanding of the iEngage curriculum, its goals and broad content.
Fundraising and Management:
• Supervise support staff working on campus programs, and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues in development, marketing, and the Jerusalem campus, as well as with SHI faculty;
• Build and maintain relationships with existing and prospective funders;
• In partnership with the Institute’s development team, assist with writing grant proposals and reports;
• Present campus and iEngage materials to partners, donors, Federations, and foundations;
• Maintain an active advisory board of campus professionals and other such groups as needed;
• Shape and oversee the program budget for campus initiatives.
• Proven experience and success in senior Jewish communal leadership positions;
• Experience working on a North American college or university campus;
• Excellent communication skills including experience in editing, writing, and public speaking;
• Deep understanding of major issues facing Israel and communal tensions regarding Israeli politics; a commitment to SHI NA’s values-based approach;
• Capable of working independently as well as collaboratively;
• Flexible work style with the ability to work under tight deadlines and with shifting priorities in a dynamic, high-energy environment;
• Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented with a strong professional demeanor;
• Good sense of humor;
• MA or equivalent;
• Willingness to travel, including stays of 7-10 days (potentially more) to Jerusalem twice a year.
Salary range and benefits: $100,000 - $140,000, commensurate with experience. Very competitive benefits package.