Hillel International recently launched the Campus Climate Initiative (CCI), which partners with local Hillels and university administrators to ensure a positive campus environment in which Jewish students feel comfortable expressing their identities and values, free of harassment, hostility, or marginalization.
CCI works closely each year with a cohort of 8-12 campuses, partnering with both the local Hillel and the campus administration. CCI launched its first cohort in January 2021 and will begin a second cohort in fall 2021. This partnership includes training and education on Jewish identity, inclusion and antisemitism, holistic assessment of current campus climate, goal setting and consultation on next steps, and sharing of best practices within the cohort.
The Campus Climate Initiative Manager will engage in research, curriculum development, project management, and creation of digital community spaces to support college and university administrators in cultivating campus climates that allow students to feel comfortable and respected in engaging, exploring, and identifying with Judaism and Israel. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Campus Climate Initiative, the Manager will also collaborate with various Hillel International teams and with local Hillel professionals.
What You’ll Do
Research and Curriculum Development
- Research best practices on institutional policies, procedures, and educational programs, curate them, and create shareable resources for college and university administrators
- Curate content on Jewish issues and campus antisemitism to share with administrators
- Develop new training curriculum and refine existing curriculum as needed
- Explore opportunities to utilize existing training curriculum to create scalable and possibly asynchronous training modules
Campus Climate Assessment - Data Gathering and Synthesis
- Prepare reports with history of antisemitic incidents at each partner institution
- Conduct qualitative and quantitative data gathering for campus climate assessment and synthesize findings
- Prepare campus climate assessment reports based on findings
Digital Community Engagement
- Manage and maintain the digital community spaces for each CCI cohort on the ACE Engage platform
- Manage all CCI process documents to be shared on Engage
- Moderate and encourage conversation on Engage, including sharing relevant articles within the group
Project Management and Communications
- Manage all aspects of CCI processes including recruitment, applications, ongoing work with cohort campuses keeping track of cohort campuses, and scheduling meetings
- Assist with writing grant proposals, grant reports, and public communications about CCI
As you grow into the role, you will likely also have the opportunity to lead trainings and educational opportunities for Hillel professionals and/or mid-level college administrators.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- 6+ years of professional experience in higher education, curriculum development, instructional design, DEI training and education, research, or in a Jewish communal organization
- Bachelor’s degree required and advanced degree in a relevant field preferred
- Knowledge about Jewish identity, antisemitism, and issues that affect Jewish students on campus
- Experience developing educational content, including digital and multimedia presentations
- Familiarity with university practices, policies, and issues related to campus climate, diversity and inclusion, and free speech (preferred)
- Excellent verbal, written communication, and research skills
- Demonstrated project management skills
- Data-driven, with attention to detail
- Thrive in a highly dynamic, fluid, collegial environment
- Model integrity, honesty, truthfulness, and compassion
- Willingness to travel
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary range of $60,000 - $68,000 commensurate with experience.
- A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
About Hillel International
Founded in 1923, Hillel has been enriching the lives of Jewish students for nearly 100 years. Today, Hillel International is a global organization that welcomes students of all backgrounds and envisions a world where every Jewish student makes an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Hillel is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities and inspires them to direct their own path. During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.
About Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center
Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) which has multiple offices throughout the world including in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Jerusalem, helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, talent, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.