Columbia/Barnard Hillel is seeking a personable and accessible professional to join our team as our new Engagement Associate. The Engagement Associate has strong interpersonal skills, always knows how to make room at the table for a new face, and understands that engagement in Jewish life on campus is a journey that looks different for everyone. This professional will be passionate about connecting with students who are not yet engaged in Jewish life on campus, and may come from backgrounds that often make it hard for people to find their place in Jewish communal life.
The Engagement Associate will report to the Senior Jewish Educator and will work closely with the Engagement Team and broader Student Life Team to reach our goals of engaging all Jewish students on campus in ways that are meaningful to them. Ideal start date is August 9, but can be flexible for the right applicant.
What You’ll Do
-You are first and foremost an engager! You will meet students on campus for coffee, tea, or a snack in order to build authentic relationships and to help connect students to friends, community, and experiences
-Oversee a small cohort of engagement interns, working with them to help identify Jewish students who have not yet found their place in Jewish life on campus and empowering interns to create connections
-Staff immersive experiences such as Birthright and alternative breaks
-Spend time on campus regularly and on Jewish holidays, offering ways for students to connect with Jewish life without needing to walk into the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life
What You’ll Bring to the Job
-Bachelor's degree required and 0-3 years experience
-A passion for connecting with people from different backgrounds with the goal of building authentic and meaningful relationships
-Excellent communication and active listening skills
-Confidence to take initiative to work independently and as part of a supportive team
What You’ll Receive
-Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $40,000 to $47,500, commensurate with experience.
-A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
-Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
-Dedicated and fun colleagues who will support you along the way
About Columbia/Barnard Hillel
Columbia/Barnard Hillel is an exciting, fast-paced, intellectually rigorous work environment. We are a high energy, dedicated team of professionals committed to enriching the Jewish experience of our students. Columbia/Barnard Hillel serves the undergraduate and graduate Jewish communities of Columbia University, Barnard College, and The Jewish Theological Seminary. There is a large and very active Jewish community based in the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life and around campus.
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.
Columbia/Barnard 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.