Engagement Director- Hillel at Temple University and Hillels in Philadelphia

Posted June 22nd, 2016 at 4:27 pm.

Hillel at Temple University ( www.templehillel.com) and Hillels In Philadelphia (HIP!) are looking for an Engagement Director to build and support teams of undergraduate students, Rabbinical school student interns, Faculty Advisors, and Judaic Educators who will engage students in Jewish conversations at Temple University and at underserved Hillel campuses in the Philadelphia area. The goal is a network of engagement specialists who inspire Jewish students to explore their Judaism, experience Jewish community, and move along their Jewish journeys. The target population is Jewish students at Temple University and at smaller, underserved Hillel campuses who are currently not connected or have limited connection to their Hillel. The successful candidate will be one who thrives on conversations and connections, seeks to build networks of individuals from diverse backgrounds and with differing skillsets, and enjoys helping others succeed.

What you’re great at:

  • In-depth one-on-one conversations, especially related to Jewish topics
  • Networking and community building
  • Mentoring both students and other professionals
  • Figuring out what makes people tick, and then helping them connect with what they’re passionate about
  • Social media and marketing
  • Creative, outside-the-box thinking

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years post-college work experience or a Master’s degree and applicable supervised internships.
  • A dynamic and outgoing personality, creativity, flexibility, passion, a sense of humor, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • The ability to work both independently and a team leader
  • The ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments
  • A can-do attitude
  • An interest in helping others develop – and in continuing to develop your own – solid connections to Jewish life

What you’ll own and how you’ll grow:

Outreach and engagement

  • Be the “engagement specialist” on the Temple Hillel staff team.
  • Mentor a network of professionals and volunteers who are tasked with engaging students on diverse campuses in the art of student engagement.
  • Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students at Temple University by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and interest them.
  • Build, support, and coordinate the education of a team of Campus Engagement Interns at Temple University; empower newly engaged students to create and implement meaningful Jewish experiences with and for their peers.
  • Develop key relationships with professionals from Temple University’s student life programs, helping to ensure positive positioning of Hillel in the Temple University landscape as well as facilitating partnerships in the planning and actualization of programs and activities.
  • Plan, recruit for, and potentially staff immersion experiences such as -Birthright Israel and/or Alternative Breaks; create and implement pre- and post-trip engagement plans.
  • Use strategic marketing methodologies and digital communications vehicles such as Twitter, Facebook and other means of social media to communicate with students for the purposes of recruitment, marketing and new engagement opportunities.

Planning and Initiative Implementation

  • Develop and implement a strategic planning model for engagement at Temple University; mentor the outreach network on other campuses to do the same.
  • Work cooperatively and collaboratively with segments of the student leadership to develop opportunities to tap into student interest and build on-going relationships with students.
  • Plan and implement training for faculty advisors, Rabbinical student interns, and Judaic educators who function as “engagement specialists” on HIP! campuses; mentor them in their engagement work.
  • Maintain records of events and attendance for measurement and ongoing evaluation
  • Participate as a member of the Hillel at Temple staff team in major programs, Shabbat and holidays.

Supervision and Professional Growth

  • Participate in weekly professional supervision with the Executive Director of Hillel at Temple and weekly Hillel at Temple staff meetings.
  • Participate in monthly meetings with Advisors on HIP! Campuses.
  • Participate in ongoing Jewish learning and growth with other Hillel staff.
  • Work with – and learn from – campus professionals with a variety of skillsets and professional backgrounds.

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Hillel offers 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.
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Travel abroad, particularly to Israel and developing world countries.
  • Paid coffee dates with students.
  • Flexible work hours.

What we’re about:

Edward H. Rosen Hillel at Temple University (“Hillel at Temple”) works in partnership with its student leaders and their social networks to inspire, challenge, and empower Temple students to explore their Judaism, build Jewish community, and appreciate Israel as an integral part of their Jewish identities. Its vision is of a vibrant Jewish campus life that provides a broad range of approaches to Judaism and Jewish peoplehood, which unites Jewish students with a love of Judaism, a sense of shared destiny, and responsibility to Israel and the global Jewish people.

Hillels In Philadelphia is a network of mostly Liberal Arts colleges in the Philadelphia area with relatively small numbers of Jewish students and whose Hillel student organizations are generally served by Rabbinical student interns, faculty advisors, or through other part-time arrangements.

Hillel at Temple and Hillels In Philadelphia (HIP!) are programs of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia, which is affiliated with Hillel International and a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Their goal is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. They envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

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