Impact the world - through enriching the lives of Jewish students and young adults - by joining Greater Philly Hillel Network (GPHN) as the Executive Director (ED). In this role you will lead a team of professionals who inspire young adults to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.
GPHN is primed for growth; our inaugural ED left a strong foundation both in relationships and financial resource development. We’re excited for our next ED to help us emerge as a larger, more mature, and heavily resourced organization. You’ll have the innovation space of being a startup, but with an infrastructure that are ready to be maintained.
The ED will build the strategy for engaging all Jewish students on GPHN’s three campuses (Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College and West Chester University) and within the city-wide Jewish Graduate Student Network, while supporting a pluralistic, dynamic community. Under your leadership, GPHN will develop as a Hillel of excellence in partnership with all its key stakeholders. You’ll chart a path for GPHN and develop key resources to help students thrive. You’ll be excellent in this role if you are passionate about leading a team, setting the strategic vision for your Hillel, developing human and financial resources, supporting young adults, and strengthening the ties between Hillel and the Greater Philadelphia community. You’ll meet stakeholders, community members, students and young adults throughout Greater Philadelphia- from Center City to each of the campuses- and many places in between.
What You’ll Do
- Understand and lead GPHN’s unique culture as a multi-campus Hillel, with a shared focus on undergraduate and graduate students.
- Oversee and manage financial resource development and cultivate the stakeholders that will help you get there, including lay leaders and local community members and agencies.
- Transform our relatively small organization to one of significant size by increasing our budget, expanding the campuses we serve, the professionals we supervise, and the students we support.
- Bridge and develop strategic relationships with different organizations and departments on each campus as well as in the local community.
- Inspire and organize pluralistic, diverse Jewish life. Create strategies to expand the base of the Jewish student community to include a multiplicity of Jewish backgrounds and interests.
- Act as a leader and convener of community every day, as well as during times of celebration and challenge.
- Develop and nurture staff, student interns and student leadership by effectively managing the team and providing growth opportunities.
What You’ve Accomplished
- 8-10 years of professional work experience. Experience in management roles in the Jewish or secular nonprofit, higher education, or mission-driven organization world is a plus. Past Hillel experience is a plus as well.
- Success with:
- Developing a strategic vision/plan for an organization and executing that plan.
- Managing a team of professionals to accomplish their best work.
- Financial resource development, including executing annual fundraising campaigns, cultivation, stewardship, grant-writing, and major gift solicitation through in-person, print, and online channels.
- Stakeholder relations.
- Fiscal budgeting and financial forecasting.
- Inspiring interest in pluralistic, diverse Jewish life.
- Building student engagement and leadership development programs and opportunities.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. We will consider a range of experiences and credentials.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- Strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan, but you are willing to take risks and learn from your wins as well as your losses.
- Capacity to create space for a diversity of perspectives and allow all voices of students to be heard.
- Creative problem-solving strategies.
- An inspiring presence which will help others to deepen their interest in Jewish life.
- Strong relationship building skills and comfort working with diverse populations different than your own.
- An attitude of proactive communication and collaboration across offices and agencies.
- Expertise in leading complex conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is approachable and meets students at various points in their personal Jewish journeys.
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $100,000-$110,000.
- A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), and a Flexible Spending Plan
- Generous vacation/sick time and parental leave
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
- Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel
About GPHN Hillel
Greater Philly Hillel Network is a relatively new independent Hillel in the greater Philadelphia region which serves over 800 Jewish students at Philadelphia’s “Small but Mighty” campuses, namely Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College and West Chester University. In 2019 GPHN started as its own 501c3 organization. Prior to that it was part of a regional system that no longer exists.
In addition, GPHN runs a nationally recognized program, the Jewish Graduate Student Network, that supports more than 3,000 graduate students from across the region. We are committed to supporting each and every Jewish student on campus. We aim to create a vibrant Jewish community that provides opportunities for diverse forms of Jewish expression through an exciting array of activities throughout the school year.
Philadelphia is an incredible place to live, to work, and be part of Jewish communities. Whether living in the city or in the suburbs, Philadelphia has some of the best restaurants, museums, music venues, and green spaces of any city in the country. The Jewish communities in Philadelphia offer a wide variety of Jewish opportunities ranging from independent minyanim (prayer opportunities), to established synagogues of all denominations, from young professional programming to Israel advocacy, and from social events to community service.
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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.
GPHN 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.