Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Metro Chicago Hillel (MCH) as a Jewish Life Associate! You will partner with students to plan awesome events, ensure that Hillel is a welcoming space for all students, mentor student leaders, and help inspire them to make a commitment to Jewish life. Your role will focus on Loyola University Chicago. Our students come from a range of backgrounds, and MCH draws together a diverse array of students to build an incredible Jewish community.
Metro Chicago Hillel is looking for a fun, dynamic, energetic, and creative Jewish Life Associate to inspire students to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. You should have strong interpersonal skills, be highly motivated, and entrepreneurial. A successful Jewish Life Associate is a natural community organizer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. This is a chance to join an outstanding, collegial staff committed to building a welcoming and vibrant community that values Jewish learning and fosters relationships.
You're Great At:
• Finding ways to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere.
• Creating communities and connecting students to meaningful Jewish experiences.
• Managing multiple projects simultaneously and maintaining a high level of quality.
• Thinking and acting strategically to achieve organizational goals.
• Sharing your passion for Jews and Judaism with others.
What You’ll Do
• Develop and maintain relationships with a wide variety of students at all levels of involvement.
• Work independently to strengthen Jewish life and Hillel’s visibility on an urban campus.
• Think strategically about how to reach and impact students, and use methodologies of community organizing to manage and plan for success.
• Oversee the logistics for Shabbat and holiday programming.
• Advise student leaders and attend student-led board meetings on campus.
• Represent MCH and the Jewish community within Loyola’s office of campus ministry as a member of the campus ministry team.
• Design programmatic opportunities supporting cross-campus engagement with Israel.
• Support student leaders in building lasting relationships with other student organizations on campus.
• Deliver grant requirements as primary manager including year-long program proposals, post-event reporting, and budget proposals.
• Share your magnetic personality and love for the Jewish people to inspire students to make Judaism integral to their life choices and expressed Jewish values.
What You'll Own and How You'll Grow
• Build meaningful personal relationships with students who are and are not already involved in Jewish life.
• Create new initiatives to serve the needs of students.
• Develop and nurture relationships with university staff.
• Collaborate with Loyola staff and students to develop interfaith programming.
• Coach and supervise students (interns, fellows, volunteers) in creating programs of their own to engage their peers.
• Track participation data and analyze results to better understand what engagement efforts work, and what needs to be refined.
• Collaborate with other Hillel staff to help shape and develop the mission of MCH.
• Support and/or organize immersive trips for students, including a multicultural Student Leadership Delegation to Israel, and Taglit-Birthright Israel.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
• A bachelor’s degree
• Passion for Jews, Judaism and Israel, and an excitement to continue developing your own relationship to Judaism
• Past experience traveling in Israel and excitement for future trips to Israel
• Initiative and logistical skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Ability to work well on your own and with others
• A dynamic personality and outstanding interpersonal skills
• An entrepreneurial spirit, willingness to take risks and the self-awareness to learn from efforts that don’t work out as planned
• Knowledge of Jewish community, culture, heritage, and traditions
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $38,000 - $40,000
- Time off: Up to 20 days paid time off, up to 10 sick days, and 8 paid federal holidays.
- Health Benefits: Medical, dental, and vision insurance.
- Prepare for your future: 401(k) and 403(b) plans.
- Additional Benefits: Flexible work hours, professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities, and travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel
About Metro Chicago Hillel
Metro Chicago Hillel is creating a cohesive vibrant Jewish community across Chicago campuses and throughout the city. We serve almost two thousand students at DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, The University of Illinois at Chicago, Northeastern Illinois University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Roosevelt University, School of the Art Institute, Oakton Community College, and Lake Forest College. Metro Chicago Hillel is part of the Hillels of Illinois, a department of the Jewish Federation of Chicago.
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.
Metro Chicago Hillel 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.