Impact the world through enriching the lives of Jewish students by
joining Hillel at Drew University as the Director. You’ll wake up each
day (or at least most) and be genuinely excited about creating an
inviting place that inspires students to explore, experience, and
create vibrant lives. Drew University Hillel seeks a dynamic and
proactive professional with strong presentation and engagement
experience to serve as the Director of Hillel Jewish Student
Organization. The successful candidate will forge a strong
relationship with students, represent Hillel with a variety of Hillel
constituencies and maintain and improve the Jewish student experience
at the university.
The Director will build the strategy for engaging all Jewish students
on campus and support a pluralistic, dynamic community. Under your
leadership, Drew University Hillel will develop as a Hillel of
excellence in partnership with all its key stakeholders. You’ll chart
a path for Drew University Hillel and develop key resources to help
students thrive. You’ll be excellent in this role if you are
passionate about leading a team, setting the strategic vision for your
Hillel, developing human and financial resources, supporting students,
and strengthening the ties between Hillel and your community. You’ll
meet stakeholders, community members and students both on and off
What You’ll Do:
- Understand Drew University’s unique culture and find opportunities for
partnership and connection where these opportunities intersect with
- Bridge and develop strategic relationships with different
organizations and departments on campus as well as in the local
- Inspire and organize pluralistic, diverse Jewish life on campus.
Create strategies to expand the base of the Jewish student community
to include a multiplicity of Jewish backgrounds and interests.
Act as a leader and convener of community on a daily basis, as well as
during times of celebration and challenge.
- Develop and nurture student leadership by effectively managing the
team and providing growth opportunities.
What You’ve Accomplished:
- 3 – 5 years of professional work experience. Experience in management
roles in the Jewish or secular nonprofit, higher education, or
mission-driven organization world is a plus. Past Hillel experience is
a plus as well.
- Success with:
Developing a strategic plan for an organization and executing that plan.
Managing a team of professionals to accomplish their best work.
- Financial resource development, including executing annual fundraising
campaigns, cultivation, stewardship, and major gift solicitation
through in-person, print, and online channels.
- Stakeholder relations.
- Fiscal budgeting and financial forecasting.
- Inspiring interest in pluralistic, diverse Jewish life.
- Building student engagement and leadership development programs and
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. We will
consider a range of candidates’ experiences and credentials.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
Strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to
plan, but you are willing to take risks and learn from your wins as
well as your losses.
Capacity to create space for a diversity of perspectives and allow all
voices of students to be heard.
Creative problem-solving strategies.
An inspiring presence which will help others to deepen their interest
in Jewish life.
Strong relationship building skills and comfort working with diverse
populations different than your own.
An attitude of proactive communication and collaboration across
offices and agencies.
Expertise in leading complex conversations about Judaism and Israel in
a way that is approachable and meets students at various points in
their personal Jewish journey.
Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for
this part-time role is up to $12,000 annually for 10 months at 10
hours per week.
Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
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.
Drew University 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.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to HR0817-1@Drew.edu