For over 90 years, college students have been coming to Hillel as a place to call home and strengthen their connection to Jewish life. North Carolina Hillel, which serves students across the UNC System, recently adopted a strategic plan committed to investing in Hillel @ NC State’s increasing success, including hiring two full-time staff for the first time. Join the North Carolina Hillel team as the North Carolina State University Campus Director, one of three senior campus directors reporting to the Executive Director, and help empower and inspire NC State’s Jewish students and guide the exciting trajectory of this rapidly growing Hillel.
The successful candidate will be a strategic, dynamic leader with proven organizational skills who will partner with students, colleagues, faculty and staff, alumni, parents and community leaders to pursue Hillel’s mission, instill its values, and meet its goals.
What You’ll Do
Strategic Vision and Leadership
- In partnership with the Executive Director and other colleagues, students, campus partners, and lay leaders, craft and implement Hillel’s vision and strategy at NC State to deliver NC Hillel’s mission.
- Supervise NC State’s Springboard Fellow and guide its student leaders while promoting a culture of excellence, meaning, and wellbeing.
- Oversee collection and management of NC State student engagement data to ensure data-driven decision making and meeting student engagement goals.
- Collaborate with the Executive Director and senior colleagues to inform overall organizational vision, strategy, and policy.
- Be a visible Jewish presence on campus and in the larger Triangle Jewish community.
Jewish Student Life
- Ensure that Hillel @ NC State promotes the values of pluralism and inclusion, is welcoming to a broad range of students, and encourages a diversity of Jewish expression and practice.
- Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and interest them.
- Mentor Jewish students, supporting them in creating vibrant Jewish life, and build a robust pipeline of future student leadership.
- Lead students and colleagues in creating and implementing innovative programs and engagement strategies, including ongoing evaluation and measurement.
- Facilitate cohort-based student programs, including teaching the Jewish Learning Fellowship.
- Support colleagues and students in planning and preparing for immersive experiences, such as Birthright Israel and Alternative Break trips.
- Staff programs alongside colleagues, including Shabbat and holidays.
- Promote smooth facility operations, ensuring Hillel can effectively welcome students and safely meet their needs.
Campus and Community Relations
- Deepen relationships with NC State’s administration, faculty, and staff.
- Promote Hillel as an indispensable campus partner that enriches not only Jewish student life, but the overall campus community.
- Advocate on behalf of Jewish students and Jewish interests on campus, while calling on appropriate outside Jewish organizational resources for support.
- Oversee communications, including social media, to sustain Hillel’s visibility among key constituencies on campus and in the community.
- Develop and strengthen strategic relationships with community stakeholders, including the Jewish Federation of Raleigh-Cary, synagogues, and local lay leaders.
- Serve as a core member of the NC Hillel development team, including Hillel @ NC State prospective donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
- Work with student organizations to secure funding from the University and with partner organizations to secure grants.
- In coordination with the Executive Director and relevant staff and volunteer leadership, prepare and manage Hillel @ NC State’s annual budget.
What You’ve Accomplished
- 5+ years in Jewish, experiential, or higher education.
- Experience mentoring college students, fundraising, and/or managing volunteers is a plus.
- Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred.
- Demonstrated success as a supervisor and team leader, including coaching others to achieve outcomes.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- A deep commitment to creating an inclusive, vibrant, pluralistic Jewish community.
- Talent for active listening and using your unique story to inspire others in embracing their Jewish journeys.
- Entrepreneurial energy and an ability to manage logistics and multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
- An ability to relate to, and connect with, a wide variety of people and personalities in diverse contexts and connect them with each other.
- Strong oral, written and non-verbal communication skills, including facility with social media.
- Motivation and capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.
- A strong work ethic, sense of humor, knack for creative problem-solving, and an eagerness to take risks.
- Knowledge of Jewish community, culture, heritage, and traditions, including experience visiting or living in Israel.
- A commitment to Israel and a nuanced understanding of effective Israel engagement, education, and advocacy strategies.
- Understanding of university culture; experience with a large, public university preferred.
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $65,000 - $72,500.
- 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.
- Flexible work hours.
About North Carolina Hillel
North Carolina Hillel empowers and inspires students to pursue their own Jewish journeys by creating strong communities and transformative experiences.
We aspire to cultivate within students a commitment to these core values:
- Kehillah – Community: building relationships with Jews at home, in Israel, and around the world
- Hachnasat Orchim – Hospitality: welcoming people from diverse backgrounds and creating a warm, pluralistic environment
- Limmud – Learning: a lifelong pursuit of deeper understanding and Jewish learning
- Ruchaniut – Spirituality: investigating religious questions and seeking personal growth and moral fulfillment
- Tzedek – Justice: striving for a more just and righteous world
Hillel @ NC State has grown incredibly since it first added half-time staff in 2014, accelerated by the opening of the first Hillel Center in March 2017, located on the most highly foot-trafficked block of Hillsborough St. In the 2019-20 school year, we engaged 181 Jewish undergraduate students, more than tripling the number of students connected to Hillel in 2013-14; of those, 61 students participated in high-impact experiences, a 663% increase over that time.
About NC State University and Raleigh
Since its founding in 1887, North Carolina State University has sought to open the doors of higher education to all of North Carolina, and to transform the state by developing and dispersing an understanding of agricultural and mechanical sciences. With more than 34,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Raleigh, known as “The City of Oaks,” is the capital of North Carolina. It is one of the fastest-growing cities in the country and regularly places towards the top of national “quality of life” and “best place to live” rankings. Lively, smart and unexpected, Raleigh’s historic landmarks and burgeoning cosmopolitan offerings in a one-of-a-kind capital setting make it a “can’t miss” cultural and entertainment center of the Southeast.
Located in an area known as the Triangle (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill), Raleigh is also a great place to be Jewish. The Triangle's Jewish population is growing rapidly and behaves like a community much larger. This vibrant Jewish community includes nine congregations (including Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, and Humanistic), Jewish Community Centers in Raleigh and in Durham, and The Lerner Jewish Community Day School in Durham. Moreover, the Jewish federations located in Raleigh-Cary, Durham-Chapel Hill, Greensboro, and Charlotte work together to form a strong connection across NC.
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.
North Carolina 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.