Lead the rededication of Jewish life on campus by joining SF Hillel as our Assistant Director. You will drive SF Hillel forward by thinking big and implementing with excellence on a day-to-day basis. As you lead people and initiatives you’ll help every student make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, values, and learning, and to develop a thoughtful, meaningful connection to Israel.
As a multi-campus Hillel, we’re the only organization in San Francisco dedicated to providing a Jewish university community, and the Assistant Director will be responsible for leading the student experience across our four schools.
What You’ll Do
- Design and execute a renewed engagement strategy to connect undergraduate and graduate students at SF State, University of San Francisco, UC Hastings, and UCSF to Jewish campus communities; supervise student-facing communications and social media and to reach as many students as possible.
- Craft and supervise the provision of pluralistic Jewish and Israel education for students from a variety of backgrounds, leveraging campus and community connections to provide enriching opportunities and connecting with key student leaders and inspiring their personal and professional growth.
- Supervise, mentor, and support the growth of the 3 staff members on the Student Life Team.
- Oversee and ensure the success of Design Tribe (SF Hillel’s leadership platform) by deploying your Student Life Team colleagues as mentors to student leaders who will design robust program activities, Shabbat, holiday celebrations, and meaningful Jewish experiences for themselves and their peers.
- Create and maintain strategic relationships and partnerships with Jewish organizations and University professionals to advance a positive campus experience and protect the safety and inclusion of Jewish students.
On a day to day basis you will
- Mentor, supervise, and lead key SF Hillel student leaders as they plan initiatives and student advocacy projects on campus.
- Provide coaching and support to your student-facing colleagues as they manage their portfolios and projects.
- Oversee the program budget, distribute funds, account for costs, and work with students and staff to maximize SF Hillel funds’ impact.
- Plan and staff Shabbat and holiday programming, assisting with discussions, rituals, and celebrations.
- Supervise the maintenance of the SF Hillel student database and oversee the collection of our engagement data in partnership with Hillel International.
- Serve as a thought partner to the Executive Director, campus professionals and organizational partners. Build meaningful relationships with key university staff and faculty that yield productive collaboration.
- Staff immersive student experiences, including student retreats and Taglit-Birthright Israel trips. Design intentional and effective pre-and post-trip programs to drive deepened student engagement.
- Lend support to the organization’s development activities by providing student success stories and data for grant report writing, assisting the Executive Director and Development Associate with donor stewardship, strategic fundraising conversations, and special events.
- Continue your own growth by participating in ongoing Jewish learning and professional development.
What You’ve Accomplished
- 4+ (number of years) in Jewish, experiential, or higher education.
- Experience as a professional in a Jewish nonprofit organization is preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Proven success in:
* Building welcoming communities: Creating a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching setting where folks of all identities and backgrounds feel belonging and value.
* Managing a team: Excellent supervision skills and ability to coach others to achieve outcomes.
* Providing mentorship: Creating the culture, structure, and resources that empower students to get the help they need, take initiative, and seize ownership of their identities and communities.
* Building relationships: the ability to connect, build trust, and provide difficult feedback or broach complicated topics.
* Management of multiple projects while maintaining quality: the ability to stay organized, delegate many moving projects, and deliver results.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- A commitment to pluralism and comfort with your own identities so you may act as a role model and mentor for emerging Jewish adults.
- Owning your unique Jewish knowledge and experiences and inspiring others to be on a Jewish journey.
- Knowledge of what makes people tick - you can connect people’s passions and interests to Hillel’s mission.
- Comfort in managing individuals and teams, as well as working independently and collaboratively.
- An entrepreneurial spirit - things may not always go according to plan, but you understand that ambiguity is part of developing great new opportunities.
- Strong written and verbal skills, effective at communicating with a variety of stakeholders including students, parents, alumnae/i, and university partners.
What You’ll Receive
- Compensation: The salary range for this role is $70,000 - $80,000.
- SF Hillel cares for its employees: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, and Flexible Spending Accounts. Additionally, we value flexible work schedules, offer generous vacation/sick time and parental leave plans.
- The ability to grow and learn: In addition to the frequent and quality professional development courses offered through Hillel International, SF Hillel connects its staff to local learning, mentorship, and skill-building opportunities because we want our nimble team to continuously nurture their creative and open mindsets.
- A platform for local and national leadership: as the only Hillel in the city of San Francisco, our professionals represent students in a variety of important Jewish communal spaces. For a savvy thought leader, our campus climate challenges and engaged audiences are ripe pastures for the opportunity to build their professional network and reputation. The results and lessons learned from your experimentation will ripple across the Hillel movement and national stages.
- The opportunity to travel regularly: This role requires travel, both domestically and internationally (particularly to Israel) for professional development and student immersive experiences, and often includes the option to extend for personal travel if desired.
- A lot of great swag and endless snacks!
About SF Hillel
San Francisco Hillel is proud to be the only Hillel in our dynamic, world-class city. Our lean organizational structure serves active chapters at SF State, University of San Francisco, UC Hastings College of the Law, and UC San Francisco, and our diverse undergraduate and graduate students experience unique learning environments and represent the multi-faceted future of Jewish identities. They’re attracted to our Hillel’s culture of authenticity and inclusion, and relate to our innovative mindset. For many, this is their first Jewish community, ever. Our staff and board love being able to introduce and deepen their connection and expand their horizons.
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.
San Francisco Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. SF Hillel 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, values and learning, and to develop a thoughtful, meaningful connection to Israel.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.