Boston University Hillel is seeking a full-time IACT Coordinator/Israel Engagement for its IACT Campus Program. IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) is an initiative that builds on the success of Birthright Israel by providing support and inspiration to students before and after their trip. This is a unique position for a candidate with 1-2 years of work experience and who is skilled in organizing, marketing, event planning, and program development. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate previous successful implementation of creative ideas.
The IACT Coordinator will work to invigorate all aspects of Jewish life at Boston University. While this position specializes in immersive experiences on Birthright, each staff member is part of the larger BU Hillel mission and vision. Also, this position is part of a team of staff Fellows that serve as the frontline engagement staff for BU Hillel. You will be mentored by BU Hillel’s senior staff with direct reporting to the Managing Director with weekly coaching and supervision. All BU Hillel staff work daily to build vibrant Jewish life across the University with 4,000 Jewish undergraduates.
What You’ll Do
• Establish a sense of energy and excitement about the wonderful opportunity of visiting Israel through the Birthtright Israel Program.
• Expand the number of Birthright Israel trip participants.
• Elevate the Birthright experience through trip enhancements, innovative approaches to informal education before during and after the trip and exciting group building opportunities.
• Develop and implement a comprehensive Jewish educational approach to the Birthright trip program
• Promote the ongoing engagement of Birthright participants in Jewish life at Boston University.
• Ensure that students reap the maximal benefits of Birthright through thoughtful pre and post trip programs and activities.
On a Day to Day Basis You Will
• Organize and oversee recruitment and marketing efforts to increase the number of Birthright participants.
• Develop opportunities to advance one-on-one recruitment and engagement of students to build relationships that will be sustained through the trip and upon return.
• Play a lead role in elevating each Birthright experiences through innovative trip enhancements and creative opportunities to promote group building and strong relationships among participants.
• Oversee the administrative efforts involved with signing students up for the program and ensuring that all travel arrangements are in place (eg. ensuring that students have up-to-date passports.)
• Participate in Birthright trips and work in close partnership with the Israel tour educators and other Birthrighy staff to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
• Follow up with students upon return both individually as well as through group reunions and gatherings.
What You’ve Accomplished
• 1-2 years of experience or recent graduate
• Bachelor’s degree required.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
• Self-driven and motivated, with energy and enthusiasm for Israel programming and travel.
• Self-starting, motivated to seek out opportunities and projects.
• Comfortable presenting in front of groups, outgoing and personable.
• Excellent follow-through on projects, and the ability to multi-task.
• Ability to manage projects, with many moving parts, to set timetables and adhere to deadlines.
• Prior travel experience in Israel, and a familiarity with Israel and Judaism.
• Ability to work collaboratively as a key member of the Hillel professional team.
• Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
• Experience with Jewish education and outreach.
• Knowledge of Israeli society and culture.
• Strong marketing background.
• BA or equivalent.
• Proven leadership skills, and the capacity for effective teamwork and group leadership.
What You’ll Receive
• Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $35,000-$40,000
• 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
About Boston University Hillel
Boston University Hillel is at the hub of a thriving city of Boston, right near Fenway Park. Home to 4,000 Jewish undergraduates BU Hillel’s mission is to inspire, educate, and empower BU students to lead meaningful and joyous Jewish lives. Boston is a vital center for Jewish and young adult and family life.
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.
Boston 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.