Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Binghamton University’s Hillel as the Israel Engagement Associate. You will recruit students for Birthright Israel trips by building one on one relationships with them, staff trips to Israel, advise Israel leaders and student groups, and help connect students to opportunities that meet their interests upon their return to campus. With 4,000 Jewish students on campus, the level of engagement with Israel on Binghamton’s campus is vast with different levels of familiarity. Many of our students spend a year in Israel between high school and college, while many more have never been to Israel! This is an exciting opportunity to engage in deep learning around Israel, as well as providing introductory Israel themed opportunities to the community.
You have a deep understanding and love of Israel, live and model a passionately Jewish life, are excited everyday to bring creativity and innovation to your work, possess an extremely high emotional intelligence, are excited to meet and get to know every Jewish student on Binghamton’s campus, have a great sense of humor, and love the idea of rarely spending anytime in the office. You’ll spend your days engaging in deep and meaningful Israel work, and curate Jewish Life with an Israel lens. You will utilize your engagement skills to supervise student interns, promote and recruit for Birthright Israel and other immersive experiences, and get students excited to be involved in Jewish life on campus. You will be responsible for ensuring meaningful and diverse opportunities for Jewish expression, identifying and cultivating student leaders, and consistently promoting a welcoming and lively pluralistic Jewish community.
What You’ll Do
-You’ll actively contribute to shaping Hillel at Binghamton by recruiting 80 students for Birthright Israel trips each year.
-Develop relationships with students from different key markets (sororities and fraternities, majors, etc.) to help them register for the upcoming Birthright Israel trip and engage them in Israel themed programming
-Supervise Israel student interns, plan and facilitate weekly Israel intern meetings, and work with interns to develop recruitment strategies, programs, and bus reunions
-Meet with students to help connect them with leadership roles in Hillel.
-Collaborate with students and colleagues to develop small weekly and one off program(s)
-Work with students to execute large scale campus Israel programs such as our Aroma Cafe and Yom Ha'atzmaut celebrations.
-Advise our Israel students groups, and act as a liaison to our Israel community partners (StandWithUs, ICC, ZOA, MTF, BICEP, etc…)
What You’ll Bring to the Job
-0-2 years professional work experience and bachelor’s degree
-Sales or recruitment experience, either through a job, campus organization, or as a volunteer.
-Confidence initiating and running programs, comfortable asking substantive generative questions, and ability to work independently.
-Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.
-Passion for Israel that is contagious and an excitement for learning that rivals your excitement for hummus
-Understanding that students will connect with Israel in a variety of different ways.
What You’ll Receive
-Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $32,000 - $36,000
-A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible -Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
-Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
-Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel
-Unhealthy amounts of coffee (or tea!)
-Plenty of Hillel swag
About Hillel at Binghamton
Hillel at Binghamton is located in the Student Union at Binghamton University in the Southern Tier of New York. With more than 4,000 Jewish students on a campus of 18,000 students, Hillel at Binghamton is home to passionate, driven, and hardworking students who will impress you the moment you set foot on campus. Year after year, the students, with the help of dedicated staff, work towards the Hillel mission and vision to provide a pluralistic Jewish hub to Jewish students who call Binghamton home. Hillel at Binghamton encompasses 15 student-run subgroups. From Challah for Hunger to Keshet, the LGBTQ+ group, to Bearcats for Israel, and Shoah Awareness, Hillel’s diverse offerings ensure students can live a holistic Jewish life while in college. Hillel at Binghamton has created long lasting partnerships with the Judaic studies department, Israel Studies department, the Jewish Community Center, Chabad, and local synagogues of all denominations.
About Binghamton, NY:
The Jewish community in the greater Binghamton area is dedicated and tight-knit. Binghamton hosts three different synagogues in its area including Beth David, an Orthodox synagogue, Temple Israel, a Conservative synagogue, and Temple Concord, a Reform synagogue. There is a Jewish Community Center five minutes from campus and a Jewish Elementary School that functions in Temple Israel’s building.
There is fun all year round in Binghamton. Some of the most popular activities include apple, blueberry, and pumpkin picking, visiting the Binghamton Zoo, attending baseball or hockey games or eating at any of the unique restaurants all over. Additionally, transportation is a breeze with local Broome County buses running around the city as well as a ground transportation center with Greyhound, Megabus, and Coach USA going to New York City and other surrounding cities.
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 at Binghamton 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.