Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Cornell Hillel as the Jewish Student Life Associate. We are seeking an outgoing, fun, and well-organized person to join our engagement team. You will build one on one relationships with students, plan awesome events, ensure that Hillel is a welcoming space for all students, and help inspire them to make a commitment to Jewish life.
You’ll meet students where they are, help them find their way along their Jewish journey, and involve them in Jewish life. This position has a specific focus on two areas of our Jewish student life portfolio: activating Jewish Greek Life at Cornell and enabling students to create magical Friday night experiences around campus. Through these efforts, you will help ensure that Cornell Hillel is a robust, vibrant, and positive Jewish presence on campus and in the community. This is so much more than your average 9-to-5.
What You’ll Do
- Develop 200 individual student relationships; through these relationships, explore areas of student interest and help connect them to Hillel’s offerings.
- Develop an overall strategy and initiatives to reach out to Greek life Jewish students at Cornell including traditionally Jewish as well as non-Jewish houses.
- Reimagine our Friday night experiences around campus. Use our new Hillel Across Cornell platform to connect students to small Friday night gatherings. Launch a Shabbat Maker Fellowship to train students to host memorable experiences.
- Participate as a member of the Hillel staff team in programs, including First Year Fest and other large scale efforts.
- Challenge, support, and mentor student leaders.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- 0 - 2 years of professional work experience
- Bachelor’s degree
- Strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan and you must be willing to take risks and learn your wins as well as your losses.
- Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfortable asking questions.
- Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.
- Belief that our work isn’t done until every Jewish student is connected to Jewish life.
- Understand the concept of radical hospitality and that every student has a home at Hillel.
- Creative problem-solving.
- Excitement to continue developing your own relationship to Judaism.
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $40,000-$42,000.
- 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
- Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel
About Cornell Hillel
Cornell Hillel works with a strong student leadership cadre, supporting more than 30 unique student programming teams planning over 500 programs and initiatives a year for the 2,500 Jewish students on campus. These initiatives strive to enhance Jewish life on campus by training Jewish students who strategically build relationships with their uninvolved peers and connect them with Jewish resources and opportunities on campus.
Cornell Hillel regularly sends one of the largest Birthright Israel contingents to Israel, and has a strong student-led pro-Israel advocacy and education group. Shabbat and holidays are celebrated campus-wide with Hillel sponsoring a variety of student-led Shabbat opportunities every week, including an engaging “Shabbat Across Cornell” initiative. Cornell Hillel supervises religious observance for the High Holy Days, Passover and other occasions.
Cornell University is an Ivy-League university located in Ithaca, NY. Ithaca combines small town life with a world class academic/college town community. Kiplinger rated Ithaca #8 in '50 Smart Places to Live in America' and Ithaca was ranked #3 in 'Relocate-America's top 100 places to live.' Newsweek has named Cornell 'The Hottest Ivy.' It’s a dynamic town whose nickname “Ithaca is Gorges” epitomizes the campus and community.
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.
Cornell 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.