Are you a creative, innovative thinker with a vision for the future of Jewish education? Are you an effective and authentic Jewish leader who can inspire others toward this vision? Are you passionate about investing in people’s professional growth and development? Are you inspired by Hillel’s mission and strengthening the Jewish nonprofit professional field? Join Hillel International to set the course for Jewish and Israel education as the Vice President for Jewish Education.

As part of Hillel’s ground-breaking commitment to professional development and training, the Center for Jewish and Israel Education (CJIE) of Hillel U was launched in December 2016 as the largest and most central part of this comprehensive training initiative. The CJIE has significantly expanded the opportunities for Jewish educational training and professional development to ensure that all of Hillel’s 1200 professionals are equipped with Jewish ideas and skills to inspire the next generation of Jews.

As the VP for Jewish Education, you will guide the vision for and continue to build the CJIE. You will lead our organization in addressing how we help every Hillel professional, regardless of their role, feel confident and see themselves as Jewish educators.

You will be part of Hillel International’s growing and entrepreneurial Talent Team, which is dedicated to making Hillel a premier workplace and to attracting and investing in professionals at every Hillel on every college campus.  We are committed to trying new things, learning quickly, and collaborating with Hillel field professionals in the design and implementation of our programs.

As the VP, you will:

  • Develop, articulate and promote a dynamic and innovative Jewish educational vision to ensure the Jewish fluency and confidence of Hillel professionals
  • Lead the CJIE team to identify key topics and themes in Jewish life that should be addressed through the professional development and create inspiring approaches to Jewish and Israel education, whether online or in person
  • Advocate for and influence a culture of Jewish education within the entire Hillel movement
  • Manage a team of 4 people and a multi-million dollar budget in the planning and execution of excellent Jewish educational programs for Hillel professionals
  • Build strong partnerships with key stakeholders, including lay leaders, field professionals at all levels, and partners organizations
  • Steward and raise major philanthropic gifts to ensure the long-term sustainability and growth of CJIE, including writing grant proposals and reports, and identifying new prospects

You’ll be great for this role if you:

  • Are a nuanced Jewish educational thinker with a compelling vision for the future of Jewish education
  • Are an authentic Jewish leader who models an inspiring Jewish personality
  • Excel at convening and collaborating, with a capacity to mobilize the people, resources, and support that will enable the organization to succeed
  • Thrive on the energy of a large, complex, international organization and are excited about managing a high-level remote team of talented and motivated professionals
  • Have experience taking big ideas and developing strategies to make them a reality
  • Have a deep understanding of and commitment to pluralism
  • Are inspired by the dedication and hard work of Hillel professionals, and want to enable them to inspire Jewish students and strengthen the future of Jewish life
  • Have experience working with large philanthropic organizations and foundations
  • Are looking for a fun-loving and devoted educational team with whom to work

What you bring to the job:

  • A track record as a dynamic leader with a compelling vision and ability to inspire and galvanize stakeholders to support and implement that vision
  • Experience working in intensely pluralistic settings
  • Experience in Jewish education program design, development, and implementation, particularly in informal/experiential settings and with adult learners
  • Proven program management skills: You build plans and supervise people using clear objectives, milestones, and metrics
  • Proven ability to assess the impact of learning initiatives around defined learning outcomes, and iterating based on data
  • Experience juggling multiple projects and priorities in a complex environment
  • A sense of humor
  • Comfort with ambiguity and flexibility while working to help build an early-stage, evolving initiative
  • Experience in or deep familiarity with the Hillel professional field preferred
  • BA or equivalent required

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Amazing, smart, dedicated, fun colleagues on the Hillel International Talent Team, within the Schusterman International Center, and across the Hillel movement
  • Flexible work hours and location
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity, pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • Competitive salary depending on experience

More about Hillel International:

Hillel International is the largest Jewish campus and community-based organization in the world serving the college-age population. Working with hundreds of thousands of students globally, Hillel serves students at more than 550 colleges, universities, and communities across North America, Israel, the Former Soviet Union, Latin America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Hillel meets all of these students during this most formative time of their lives and engages, educates and inspires these future leaders to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.

More about Hillel U:

Hillel U officially launched in December 2016.  Hillel U has dramatically expanded upon existing professional development offerings at Hillel, establishing Hillel as a leader in professional development in the Jewish nonprofit sector, and, perhaps, in the nonprofit sector at large.  The conceptual design of Hillel U includes three “Centers of Learning” for Hillel professionals and one for volunteer leaders.  The first center to launch was the Center for Jewish and Israel Education.

About Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center:

Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) which has multiple offices throughout the world including in Washington, D.C., San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, New York and Jerusalem, helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, talent, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications.

Location:  We prefer to locate this new position in our Washington, D.C. office; and we are open to considering the location where you work best.

Work Remotely: no
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