This role is based in Victoria, BC.
The Lead Campus Professional (LCP) is responsible for serving current students, reaching out to new and under-involved students, and implementing Hillel BC’s program and engagement strategy on the University of Victoria* campus. The LCP will build relationships with students while working with them to plan events inside and outside the Hillel house and create a warm, welcoming environment for Jewish students throughout campus. The LCP will work as part of the Hillel BC team.
*includes other post secondary institutions in and around Victoria
What You’ll Do
- Actively contribute to shaping UVic Hillel by mentoring and training student leaders
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with student leadership by supporting and empowering their work and meeting regularly with emerging and current leaders
- Plan and facilitate monthly student leadership meetings
- Work cooperatively/collaboratively with segments of the student leadership (such as Hillel exec boards, Arts, Greek life, social justice etc) to build positive on-going relationships with students
- Develop one-one-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and interest them
- Identify a portfolio of students currently less engaged with Jewish life on campus and create a plan to connect them to meaningful opportunities
- Create and maintain relationships with other Jewish organizations in Victoria including but not limited to Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island (JFFVI), Chabad of Victoria, local synagogues
- Oversee the logistics for Shabbat and Holiday programming
- Participate as a member of the Hillel BC staff team in major programs, Shabbat, and holidays
What You Do Well
- Have strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work in a collaborative, team environment while also feeling comfortable working independently
- 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
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- 0-3 years professional work experience
- Undergraduate degree
- Valid driver's license and access to a car is ideal
- Experience with Jewish and Israel education and outreach
- Understanding that students will connect with Judaism 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.
Victoria is the largest city on Vancouver Island and home to about 10000 people. Known as "The Garden City", Victoria is an attractive city and a popular tourism destination in the top twenty of world cities for quality-of-life. Its proximity to the mountains and the ocean gives easy access to a plethora of outdoor activities, delicious dining, and mild winters.
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.