Make your mark on the Jewish people by joining Brandeis Hillel as the IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement . The IACT Coordinator will lead all initiatives to drive and strengthen Brandeis Hillel’s Birthright Israel program for Jewish students. S/he will market, plan, implement and staff two annual Birthright Israel trips (winter and summer) in consultation with Brandeis Hillel staff, students and strategic partners.
The IACT Coordinator will be part of a national cohort of professionals in the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) of Greater Boston “Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed” (IACT) Israel initiative. The IACT Coordinator is a full member of the Hillel staff and reports to the Assistant Director.
What You’ll Do
• Plan, implement and lead high quality Birthright Israel trips for the winter and summer seasons.
• Increase the number of trip participants from Brandeis through effective recruitment and marketing.
• Engage trip participants in Jewish life before and after the trip, especially in the areas of Shabbat and holidays, service projects, and learning (including Israel as part of one’s Jewish identity formation).
• Create and maintain a vast network of meaningful, authentic relationships across campus, and transform Jewish life on campus through Birthright Israel and related experiences.
• Supervise student recruitment interns who will support Birthright recruitment and related administrative tasks.
• Position Brandeis Hillel as the premier Birthright option for students at Brandeis.
• Engage and recruit students from diverse backgrounds for additional Israel travel experiences, including Volunteers for Israel and Perspectives.
• Lead VFI trip during February break, in collaboration with CJP.
• Act as a resource for students wishing to continue their Israel education and engagement.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
• Natural networker and authentic relationship builder, capable of engaging students in all stages of their college career from a variety of backgrounds.
• Outgoing, personable, and able to establish a presence in front of large groups.
• Social media savvy with strong marketing knowledge, and an understanding of how to work with the wider Brandeis Hillel and Birthright Israel brands.
• Proven leadership skills and able to be a supportive and loyal team member.
• Excellent organization skills and follow-through on projects with many moving parts, and able to see projects through from start to finish every time.
• Patient, compassionate and calm under pressure.
• Ability to maintain detailed records, manage high-volume data and meet deadlines and instructions.
• Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Excellent role model driven by Jewish values, with a sophisticated understanding of Hillel and Birthright Israel policies and missions.
• Prior travel experience to Israel and a familiarity with Israel and Judaism.
• Self-driven and motivated, with energy and enthusiasm Jewish life and Israel.
• Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace.
• 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.
• Flexible work hours.
• Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.
• Professional development and skill-building opportunities.
About Brandeis University and Brandeis Hillel
At a time when other universities employed bias and quotas to exclude Jews and students of color, Brandeis had a distinctive founding. The Jewish community established Brandeis as a non-sectarian university, founded to be elite without being elitist, exclusive without being exclusionary, and welcoming and supportive of faculty and students of all backgrounds and beliefs. Today, Brandeis is driven by a set of values that are rooted in our Jewish history and experience.
Brandeis is home to 3,600 undergraduates and over 2,000 graduate students and is located in Waltham, MA, about 10 miles due west of Boston. Waltham was ranked in 2018 as Money magazine’s best city to live in Massachusetts.
Brandeis has the highest percentage of Jewish students of any nonsectarian institution outside of Israel. Its Jewish student body is simultaneously the most diverse in the country and the most Jewishly affiliated.
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.
Brandeis 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.