NYU Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life
The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU is seeking a full-time IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement to connect hundreds of students to Jewish learning, service, and Israel engagement. They will market, recruit, plan, implement and staff two annual Birthright Israel trips (winter and summer) in consultation with Bronfman Center staff, students, and strategic partners. The IACT Coordinator will work with students prior to their departure and upon their return from their 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 IACT Coordinator will be part of a national cohort of professionals in the Hillel International's “Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed” (IACT) Israel initiative.
What You’ll Do
-Plan, implement and lead high quality Birthright Israel trips for the winter and summer seasons.
-Research best practices and strategies in marketing and recruitment to increase the number of Birthright Israel trip participants from NYU.
-Research, develop, and implement curricula that effectively engages Birthright Israel participants in continued campus activities and Jewish life in the areas of Israel education/advocacy, community service, and Jewish life and learning; develop personalized follow-up with Birthright alumni to deepen individuals’ connection to Jewish life.
-Engage trip participants in Jewish life before and after the trip, especially in the areas of Shabbat and holidays, service projects, and learning (including courses in the Jewish Learning Fellowship).
-Create and maintain a vast network of meaningful, authentic relationships across campus, and transform Jewish life on campus through Birthright Israel and related experiences.
-Supervise student recruitment interns who will support Birthright recruitment and related administrative tasks.
-Position the Bronfman Center as the premier Birthright option (and the only official NYU trip) for students at NYU.
-Engage and recruit students from diverse backgrounds for additional Israel travel experiences, including Israel Insights.
-Facilitate the activities of student groups relating to Jewish Life/Israel-programming and education.
-Act as a resource for students wishing to continue their Israel education and engagement.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
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 is self-starting, personable, extroverted, and passionate about Jewish learning, service, and Israel education and engagement. Strong candidates will posses many of the following qualifications:
-Experience with Jewish and Israel education and engagement a must. Degrees in Jewish studies/Jewish education preferred.
-Experience and training in facilitating dialogue and classes related to Israel - knowledge and passion for Israeli and Jewish history, culture, and contemporary society.
-Experience with, energy, and enthusiasm for Israel programming and travel; familiarity with Israel and Judaism.
-Self-starting and motivated to seek out opportunities and projects, follow through on projects in an organized way, and the ability to multi-task. Clear communication skills a must.
-Natural networker and authentic relationship builder, capable of engaging students in all stages of their college career from a variety of backgrounds. Outgoing, personable, and able to establish a presence in front of large groups.
-Social media savvy with strong marketing knowledge, and an understanding of how to work with the wider NYU, Bronfman Center, Hillel International, and Birthright Israel brands.
-Ability to maintain detailed records, manage high-volume data and meet deadlines and instructions.
BA or equivalent.
What You’ll Receive
Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. This position is full time and includes a comprehensive package of benefits including health insurance, generous vacation/sick time, family leave, tuition benefits. See NYU's website for more information. The Bronfman Center provides professional development, mentorship, and skill-building opportunities for all of its team members.
Please submit your cover letter and resume through NYU's application system. Applicants who do not apply through this link will not be considered.
The Bronfman Center values diversity, equity, belonging, and inclusion. In your cover letter, please share with us any experience(s) that you feel help prepare you to work effectively in Jewish communities that are diverse in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, and more. If you are enthusiastic about the role, we encourage you to apply even if you are unsure you meet 100% of the above qualifications.
About the Bronfman Center
In 1996, the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life was founded at New York University as a home for Jewish students and a Jewish center for the whole university. As NYU has become a global network university, with 14 campuses worldwide, the Bronfman Center has become a global platform for encounter and innovation, broadening our influence to Jewish communities all over the world.
-the voices of Jewish young adults
-the depth of Jewish tradition and its legacy of questioning,
-the intellectual and global resources of NYU,
-the energy of New York City,
-the Bronfman Center is an inclusive home, interweaving students, scholars, and community partners who enhance their lives and the world around them through transformative learning and action.
The Bronfman Center strives to be:
-A home for Jewish students, and a Jewish center for the whole of New York University.
-A model member of influential networks of counterpart institutions, including Hillels, New York Jewish organizations, and NYU departments.
-An incubator of ideas which enhances Jewish communal thinking, confronts core issues, and translates them into trainings for lay and professional leaders.
-A leading partner in civic and Jewish life in Lower Manhattan.
-A New York counterpart to global Jewish communities
The Bronfman Center is a department of New York University. See more at www.bronfmancenter.org.
This position is funded in partnership with Hillel International.
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.
The Bronfman Center 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.
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