Hillel at the University of Washington is hiring a Director of Jewish Student Life (DOJSL) who is passionate about fostering a meaningful, creative, and engaging undergraduate Jewish community. This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled organizer, a strategic thinker, and a natural connector to work in a fast-paced and supportive environment. An ideal candidate will be dynamic, energetic, thoughtful, and detail-oriented with a strong commitment to Jewish life. The DOJSL will join an outstanding staff committed to innovative programming, and will assist students in creating a dynamic, pluralistic Jewish space.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- A proven track record of planning and developing large and small scale programs
- The ability to build and maintain meaningful relationships
- A passion for creating a welcoming and vibrant Jewish environment on campus
- A magnetic and authentic personality
- Creativity, motivation, initiative and a drive to succeed
- A flexible, team-oriented approach, a strong work ethic, and a sense of humor
- An ability to help students craft, implement, and own their Jewish experience
- A Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience
- Involvement in Jewish organizations, knowledge of UW, and/or Jewish student programming from another University
- Facilitate connections with 700-900 unique Jewish undergraduates annually
- Plan or oversee 16-20 programs each month, including Shabbat and holiday celebrations, social opportunities, social justice projects, and Jewish learning
- Develop strategies to identify and connect with uninvolved student populations
- Recruit, train, coach, and support students who serve on our leadership board
- Create a safe, friendly and welcoming culture
- Build and sustain supportive and constructive relationships with constituents in order to nurture the growth of their Jewish identities
- Support new student initiatives and strengthen micro-communities (Shabbat, first-year students, Israel advocates, Greek students, social justice orientated students, etc.)
- Form relationships with key professionals from UW’s student life programs, building partnerships to plan and actualize on campus programs and activities.
- Oversee program budget and maintain records
- Oversee marketing, social media, and content for Hillel UW website
- Maintain undergraduate participant tracking database (HEaRT)
- Participate in weekly supervision, staff, and program team meetings
- Participate in ongoing Jewish learning and professional growth opportunities
- Develop, recruit for, and staff immersive experiences such as Taglit-Birthright Israel, Perspectives Trips to Israel and/or Alternative Breaks
- Participate as a member of the Hillel team in major Holiday programs
- Reliable transportation
- This is a full-time position that requires flexible work hours, including occasional evenings and weekends.
What You’ll Get Out of the Job
- Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this position is $48,000-$52,000 DOE.
- Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, generous vacation/sick time, and family leave and more
- Professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities
- Domestic and/or international travel
- The ability to take risks and have fun while shaping the Jewish community
- A free parking space, food, unlimited coffee, and fun swag!
- Opportunities to explore an incredible, vibrant city and region
About Hillel at the University of Washington
Hillel at the University of Washington is home to an exciting undergraduate program and the nationally-recognized Jconnect Seattle program for young adult Jews between the ages of 21 and 35. Hillel UW is a well-established, respected Jewish institution in Seattle and has taken on the broad mission of building a pluralistic Jewish community that utilizes innovative and growth-oriented experiences to create a bridge to the larger Jewish and general communities.
Seattle is a great place to live! It blends an outstanding cosmopolitan lifestyle with an unparalleled natural environment; Seattle’s residents enjoy easy access to wonderful outdoor adventures and the city’s many rich cultural offerings. It is a creative community home to innovators, techies, creators, artists, and those who love making the most of life and all that the area offers.
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.
Hillel UW 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.