As Jewish Life Coordinator at BU Hillel you will have the opportunity to shape the lives of individual students and support the vibrancy of the whole community. We are in the business of inspiring, educating, and empowering BU students to lead meaningful, joyous Jewish lives. You will be a full-time team member, supervised by our Campus Rabbi, Elie Lehmann. You will work closely with 5 other Fellows each specializing in a different area of student engagement. Your work with Jewish students will focus around igniting their Jewish identity, activating community, and engaging meaningfully with the world around them.
The Jewish Life Coordinator will be on the front-line helping us build an intentionally pluralistic Jewish community, engaging deeply with students who might not yet see the opportunity and importance of exploring their Judaism on campus, supporting Shabbat and holiday celebrations and Jewish learning fellowships. Given the ongoing volatility of COVID-19, our specific program areas and staff responsibilities will be closely monitored and adjusted to insure the health of students, staff and community.
This is setup as a 2-year position, with the possibility of a 3rd year.
Who You Are
- You believe that college is an incredible time for self-exploration and community building.
- You love Jewish life, learning and rituals from a big-tent community perspective.
- You are excited about engaging Jewish college students through meaningful conversations and Jewish experiences.
- You have a deep passion for Jewish education and empowering others to explore Jewish ideas and issues of interest to them.
- You love to connect with people from different racial and religious, backgrounds, listening with genuine curiosity to people’s stories and beliefs.
- You thrive when you are facilitating conversations and creating other spaces for students to learn and develop their own ideas about Jewish life that matter to them.
- You appreciate the importance of detailed work and good organization that support students’ growth and programming.
What You Will Do
- Meeting with individual students and groups of students over coffee to understand who they are and how they want to build community around Jewish life and learning.
- Listen carefully for their curiosities and passions, aiming to deepen their confidence and literacy as Jews and connecting them with other Jewish students on campus.
- Dream, plan and execute Shabbat and holiday programs for students with diverse Jewish backgrounds and interests in large-scale and intimate settings – sometimes on nights and weekends.
- Support logistics for our award-winning Jewish Learning Fellowship program with over 300 students each year.
- Teaching and facilitating Jewish learning on a variety of exciting and meaningful topics.
- Work with other staff members to build Jewish content into Hillel programs
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $35,000-$40,000.
- Possibility to staff Israel trips and Spring Break trips.
- A comprehensive and generous 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, including the vast networking and program opportunities through Hillel International
About Boston University Hillel
Boston University Hillel is at the hub of a thriving city of Boston, right near Fenway Park. Home to 4,000 Jewish undergraduates BU Hillel’s mission is to inspire, educate, and empower BU students to lead meaningful and joyous Jewish lives. Boston is a vital center for Jewish and young adult and family life.
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.
Boston University 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.