Based at UBC but involved with all Hillel BC campuses
The Lead Advocacy Professional (LAP) is an integral part of the local campus team whose primary focus is on the advocacy initiatives, both Israel related and not, of Hillel BC and its student leaders. The LAP is responsible for collaborating with senior management to develop and modify Hillel BC’s advocacy strategy, recognizing that our different campuses have different needs. You will play an essential role in managing, both proactively, and reactively, advocacy related issues on campus and for the organization. You will cultivate relationships with non-Jewish and Jewish student leaders on campus in pursuit of Hillel’s advocacy objectives and in the spirit of cementing ourselves as players on all our campuses.
You will be excited to engage students in Israel and Jewish conversations and have a passion for utilizing Jewish identity and relationships to Israel as a framework for shaping meaning, value, and purpose in the lives of emerging adults.
What You’ll Do
- Create and execute a proactive advocacy strategy for the local Hillel, identifying specific goals and measurable objectives, in partnership with the Hillel leadership
- Cultivate one-on-one relationships with non-Jewish and Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work, and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and interest them
- Stay up to date on campus politics including but not limited to people, laws, bylaws, and elections
- Provide support to Jewish and non-Jewish students affiliated with Hillel in pursuit of their advocacy interests, including working with them on their political advocacy interests, such as student political campaigns and referendums
- Cultivate student leadership and mobilize students towards advocacy objectives on and off campus
- Take initiative and seek opportunities to advance Hillel’s advocacy strategy on campus
- Collaborate wtih other Jewish and/or Israel advocacy organizations on and off campus to further Hillel's strategic advocacy objectives and strengthen organizational relationships
- Engage Jewish and non-Jewish students interested in advocacy and build strategic relationships with various stakeholders and clubs on campus
- Be an integral part of the Hillel BC team
What You Do Well
- Have strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work in a collaborative, team environment.
- Multi-task and troubleshoot effectively
- Have knowledge and experience with network management and social networking processes
- Energy, versatility, flexibility and maturity
- Build effective and meaningful relationships with staff, university students, and community members
- Enjoy community organizing, campaigning, and programming
- Maintain clear thinking and calm during times of crisis
- 0-3 years professional work experience
- Undergraduate degree
- Demonstrated involvement in student government, political organizing or active engagement in campus life in university, with an understanding and appreciation for campus dynamics
- Experience with Jewish and Israel education and outreach
- Understanding that students will connect with Israel in a variety of different ways
- Interest in continuing to develop your own relationship to Judaism and Israel
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $42,000 - $47,000 - commensurate with experience
- A benefits package including extended health insurance
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
- This position is intended to start in mid July 2021
About Hillel BC
Hillel BC Society is the centre for Jewish life on campuses in British Columbia, and largest Jewish student organization in Western Canada, serving young adults aged 18-30. We have been operating on BC campuses since 1947 and provide young adults the opportunity to explore their religious identity and relationship to other faiths within a safe, pluralistic, and inclusive community. Our programs reflect the diverse interests and needs of our members build valuable leadership skills and help to create lasting friendships. Operating out of the Diamond Foundation Centre for Jewish Campus Life at the University of British Columbia, Hillel BC serves students throughout the province at Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, Langara College, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and BCIT.
Vancouver is consistently named one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Its proximity to the mountains and the ocean gives easy access to a plethora of outdoor activities, delicious dining, and mild winters. It is also home to the third largest Jewish population in Canada so there is something for everyone here.
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 BC Society 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.