Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Central Florida Hillel as the IACT Coordinator. You will recruit students for Birthright Israel trips by building one on one relationships with them, staff trips to Israel, and help connect students to opportunities that meet their interests upon their return to campus. The IACT will focus on establishing a culture of listening and mentorship to support UCF students through offering intentional and accessible opportunities. You will mentor a group of students through the student leadership platform to shape them into leaders, as well as successfully plan and implement initiatives they are passionate about doing.
The IACT Coordinator will work with students and Hillel staff prior to their departure and upon their return from their Taglit-Birthright Israel and other Israel experiences by developing activities to engage students on campus, encouraging students to become leaders and participants in Student Leadership opportunities, and by directing them to and facilitating their participation in existing Israel-related opportunities on and off campus. Finally, you will participate in CFH activities as a model Hillel team member, lending a helping hand when you see the opportunity and allowing others to support your work when appropriate, while completing other duties as assigned.
You’ll wake up each day (or at least most) and be genuinely excited enthusiastic to help students explore, experience, and create vibrant connections to Israel. This is so much more than your average 9-to-5.
What You’ll Do
- How might we use relationship-based engagement and our design thinking mindset to understand students connection/lack of connection to Jewish life and/or the Jewish community?
- Cultivate 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.
- Initiate strategic relationships with student life, Greek life, and student clubs/organizations.
- Identify and connect with 15 uninvolved students per week through personal phone calls, e-mails, on campus activities and one-on-one meetings; create strategies for outreach with meaningful follow up opportunities.
- Take new students out on discovery interviews/coffee dates at least 6 times a week.
- Interact with new and old students during Jewish campus events (Shabbat, Hump Day Nosh, Israel programs, Greek chapter visits/philanthropy events, other club meetings of interest to you).
- Recruit at least 10 students to join in HULCK and/or Jewish experiences on campus and in the community through personally tailored invitations and one on one engagement a year.
- Work with Birthright Israel alumni to engage them through the HULCK platform
- Spend a minimum of 12 hours a week out on UCF’s main campus
- Build and track at least 180 relationships per year.
- Overall Strategy
- How might we use relationship-based engagement and our design thinking mindset to understand students connection/lack of connection to Israel and Jewish life?
- Focus on a values-based user experience, leading with relationships rather than programs
- Ensuring that students are active partners in designing and driving the Israel experience
- Being mindful of a balance Israel programs and other Hillel offerings
- Oversee Israel budget, including grants, to ensure that resources are being used effectively
- Oversee marketing strategy, in conjunction with UCF Hillel staff team and students
- Oversee growth of the number of Birthright Israel trip participants from the UCF and other Central Florida campuses through effective recruitment and marketing strategies
- Oversee engagement of Birthright Israel participants in continued campus activities and Jewish life in developing personalized follow-up and individual Jewish/Israel plans with Birthright Israel alumni to deepen individuals’ connection to Jewish life
- Facilitate orientations for Birthright Israel trips
- Create Birthright Israel follow up and post programming for each bus
- Manage and maintain relationship with Birthright Israel provider
- Create itineraries with Birthright Israel provider to ensure a successful Birthright Israel trip
- Co-Staff Birthright Israel trips
- Create and manage Birthright Israel social media channels, including advertising, on-trip posts, and outreach to new potentials
- Maintain relationships with all partner Israel organizations through learning opportunities each has to provide to students and partnership opportunities they have to provide to Central Florida Hillel
- Partnership organizations include: MASA, Onward Israel, JNF, StandWithUs, BICEP, Birthright Israel, Knights for Israel, KnightPAC, AIPAC, CUFI, ZOA, Mishelanu-IAC, Hasbara Fellowships
Internships in Israel
- Recruit at least the minimum number of students for Israel summer internship program as determined by goals set with the provider and with Central Florida Hillel
- Work alongside Providers to ensure successful program – including managing opportunities for trips on program, living situations, orientations, proper communication with students
Maccabee Task Force and CFH Partner
- Work with Maccabee Task Force to verify trip itinerary, student selection process, and programs
- Work with student groups to build an action plan for each fiscal year
- Submit reports to MTF up to a week after an event has occurred
- Market, recruit, and interview students for UCF Perspective
- Develop an internship and oversee a team of interns to assist with recruitment and retention of immersive Israel experiences
Intern responsibilities should include: marketing, tabling, reaching out to networks, speaking in classrooms, having one on one conversations with students, planning and executing recruitment events as well as Birthright alumni gatherings
- Have discovery conversations with students to identify and cultivate new leaders
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- Bachelors degree
- Sales or recruitment experience, either through a job, campus organization, or as a volunteer.
- Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfortable asking questions.
- Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.
- Passion for Travel and Israel
- An excitement and willingness to not slow down until you have reached your recruitment goal.
- Understanding that students will connect with Israel in a variety of different ways.
- Creative problem-solving.
- Interest in continuing to develop your own relationship to Judaism and Israel.
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary for this role is $40,000
- 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 Central Florida Hillel
At Central Florida Hillel, we take pride in our organization’s priority to think with a student centric mindset. Centering around our How Might We statement (how might we develop a culture of listening and mentorship that supports UCF students in navigating the stresses of college life and offers consistently intentional and accessible (comfortable, high-quality, instagram-worthy) opportunities to all students at UCF to do fun things in groups, while becoming known as a gateway to valuable opportunities for students to grow and succeed on their own terms), we have created our leadership platform HULCK. HULCK is designed to support students in creating passion projects and mentoring them into strong student leaders in the UCF 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.
Central Florida 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.