The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will work in conjunction with Brown RISD Hillel staff to manage and bolster the success of Brown RISD Hillel’s Birthright Israel program. The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will be a dynamic self-starter, capable of envisioning and delivering upon a plan to grow the number of students traveling on Hillel’s Birthright Israel buses as well as providing support and inspiration to Birthright Israel participants before and after their trip. The IACT Coordinator will develop awesome experiences that engage participants in Jewish life once back on campus, and will enable students to think meaningfully about what role Israel will play in their lives, and what active role they might take in the life of the State of Israel.
The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will possess contagious Jewish passion, entrepreneurial energy, strong leadership, and networking skills. The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement, along with Hillel staff, will innovate, grow, and experiment with models of Jewish experience, community, prayer, and service that will influence the future of American Judaism.
Qualifications & Educational Requirements:
Candidates should have a BA from a residential, 4-year college and 0-2 years of professional work experience. Entrepreneurial energy, a passion for all things Israel, and highly developed logistical skills are keys to success in this position. In addition, the IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement should exhibit creativity, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, ability to take initiative, interest in professional growth, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership development skills. The candidate must be capable of working both independently and as part of a team, and have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments.
What You’ll Do
• Build 180 personal relationships with students who are not already involved in Jewish life
• Manage Brown RISD Hillel’s Birthright Israel program including recruitment, interviews, pre-trip orientations, and improving the trip experience
• Recruit 80 students each year for Birthright Israel trips.
• Manage Hillel’s post-trip engagement project by sustaining Brown RISD Hillel’s goal of 100% post-trip engagement and developing awesome Jewish experiences and opportunities for Birthright Israel alumni
• Work with students to execute large scale campus Israel programs.
• Support student leaders in their development of Hillel-wide programming.
• Collaborate with other Hillel staff to help shape and develop the mission of Brown RISD Hillel.
• Develop and nurture relationships with University personnel and partners throughout campus.
• Oversee and manage the IACT budget; and provide oversight for the use of funds by Israel student groups.
What You’ll Receive
• Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $39,000 - $42,000
• A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
• Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
• Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel
About Brown RISD Hillel
Brown RISD Hillel serves as the gateway to Jewish life at Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). More than a center for Jewish programming and ritual, Hillel is an integral part of the social, cultural, educational, and political life for students. Brown RISD Hillel is situated in the historic College Hill neighborhood of Providence, R.I., a cool urban center for creative entrepreneurs, recent grads, and young families. 45 minutes from Boston and just a short drive to beautiful New England beaches, Providence is a desirable emerging city, hosting a diverse and vibrant Jewish community with kosher restaurants and multiple synagogues.
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.
Brown RISD 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.