Join the passionate professional team at the Eva and Arie Halpern Hillel House on the Wilf Family Campus as the full-time IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement. IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) is an initiative that builds on the success of Taglit –Birthright Israel by providing support and inspiration to students before and after their trip. This is a unique position for a candidate with 1-2 years of work experience and who is skilled in organizing, marketing, event planning, and program development. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with college students, engaging with Israel and staffing Birthright trips. This person will use their community organizing skills and creativity to build relationships with students and encourage them on their own personal journey with Israel and Judaism.
The IACT Coordinator will work with students prior to their departure and upon their return from their Taglit-Birthright Israel experiences developing activities to engage students in Jewish life on campus, by encouraging them to become involved as leaders and participants in student-organized Jewish programming and groups, and by directing them to and facilitating their participation in existing Israel-related opportunities on and off campus.
The main goals for the Coordinator include:
1. Expanding the number of Taglit-Birthright Israel trip participants from his/her assigned campus through effective recruitment and marketing strategies.
2. Engaging Taglit-Birthright Israel participants in continued campus activities and Jewish life in the areas of Israel education/advocacy, community service, and Jewish life and learning; developing personalized follow-up and individual Jewish/Israel plans with Taglit-Birthright alumni to deepen individuals’ connection to Jewish life.
3. Transforming campus Jewish life, with the Taglit-Birthright Israel participants as a core group through which others are engaged and brought into Jewish activities.
4. Advising and overseeing the activities of student groups relating to Jewish Life/ Israel-programming and education.
- Self-driven and motivated, with energy and enthusiasm for Israel programming and travel.
- Self-starting, motivated to seek out opportunities and projects.
- Comfortable presenting in front of groups, outgoing and personable.
- Excellent follow-through on projects, and the ability to multi-task.
- Ability to manage projects, with many moving parts, to set timetables and adhere to deadlines.
- Prior travel experience in Israel, and a familiarity with Israel and Judaism.
- Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Experience with Jewish education and outreach.
- Knowledge of Israeli society and culture.
- Strong Marketing Background
- BA or equivalent.
- Proven leadership skills, and the capacity for effective teamwork and group leadership.
This position is full time and includes a comprehensive package of health benefits, vacation and sick time, and a competitive salary.
About Rutgers Hillel
One of America's nine Colonial Colleges, chartered in 1766, Rutgers University has a unique history as a colonial college, a land-grant institution, and a state university. Rutgers-New Brunswick/Piscataway campus is home to some 36,039 undergraduates and 14,215 graduate students. With over 6,000 Jewish undergraduates and over 1,000 Jewish graduate students, Rutgers has the 2nd largest Jewish undergraduate population in the nation. Rutgers is ideally located within minutes of several major highways, less than an hour from Manhattan by car or train.
Rutgers Hillel is located on the College Avenue Campus, in the heart of the New Brunswick-Piscataway campus. The growth of Rutgers Hillel in recent years, along with recently completed new building, makes this an exciting and rewarding place to work.
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.
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