As part of Hillel’s Drive to Excellence a cohort of Campus Support Directors have been working over the past several years to support local Hillel’s success. We are pleased to be launching this search for a 10th Campus Support Director.
The Campus Support Director is a role for veteran Hillel directors from a highly successful Hillel or successful leaders of another similar non-profit organization. The Campus Support Director will wake up each day thinking about how to best help a portfolio of Hillels and their leadership advance their organizations. The Campus Support Director will work as part of a larger Campus Support Team who will continue to help design, prototype, iterate on and improve this team and model. Anyone who applies and accepts one of these roles, should be excited to build something new and be entrepreneurial.
As we add to our talented team, we are specifically seeking a Campus Support Director who can be primarily west-coast oriented.
As a Campus Support Director, if you are successful over time all Hillels in your portfolio will
• Foster a workplace culture that grows and retains their professionals and cultivates top Talent to move up in the Hillel movement and to other great organizations in the Jewish world
• Build and maintain thriving campus environments that effectively cultivate Jewish Pluralism
• Effectively use data to analyze impact and improve programming and operations
• Implement student engagement strategies that optimize breadth, depth, and impact
• Achieve revenue targets that give them the capacity to invest adequate dollars per student to support excellence
• Have a strong governance model that invites lay leaders and stakeholders to be partners in building an excellent Hillel
What You'll Do
• Take responsibility for a portfolio of 10-15 Hillels
• Develop and maintain strong relationships with the Executive Directors of each of the local Hillels in your portfolio, serving as a strategic partner according to the needs of the Hillel.
• Understand the Measuring Excellence data of every campus in your portfolio and use this knowledge to collaboratively develop plans for specific and continuous improvement in Measuring Excellence scores with each of the Hillels in your portfolio, and to assist the Hillels in fulfilling the goals of those plans
• Review the Leading Edge employee engage scores of each campus in your portfolio and work with them on plans to become a premier place to work
• Determine a set of focus areas and campuses within your portfolio and develop an annual plan and strategy to advance the metrics across your full set of campuses
• Conduct campus visits to deepen relationships and see the work in action
• Help the Hillels in your portfolio in accordance with their needs, whether by supporting the staff in big picture visioning, assisting in building partnerships with the campuses, presenting at a Board meeting, joining a solicitation, forging new relationships with donors and community organizations, co-leading a staff meeting, aiding in a performance review, attending a student event, proofreading a grant, or reviewing financials
• Get to know each of the professionals within your campus portfolio so that you can support them in their career growth
• Serve as a liaison between the Schusterman International Center and the campuses to help campuses access the right resources and expertise to help support ongoing improvement
• Aid your portfolio of campuses in successfully applying for, implementing, and reporting on grants offered by Hillel International
• Collaborate with the entrepreneurial team piloting this new Campus Support model, sharing best practices that can be used to iterate and scale the program
• Develop effective relationships with the Board chairs and Federations connected to the Hillels in your portfolio so that you can advance their understanding and support for the local Hillel and the Hillel movement
What You Bring to the Job
• Strongly recommended: 5-7+ years as a successful Hillel Director at a local Hillel that has participated in Measuring Excellence and achieved strong results
• BA required; Masters preferred
• Success in coaching or mentoring Hillel Director colleagues
• Keen understanding of how to use data to guide execution
• Experience creating a venture or project from scratch and building it into something successful and sustainable
• Success in leading a group without formal authority
• Independence, reliability and discretion
• Proven results in creating and implementing development strategy
• Proven track record of success facilitating organizational management, change and development
• Experience with lay leadership development and collaboration
• Demonstrated ability to partner collaboratively with the Schusterman International Center and leverage the right available resources
• Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders
• A strong passion for Hillel's vision of inspiring every Jewish student to build an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
• Passion for improving the world by creating great workplaces and enabling people to thrive in their work environments
• A collaborative approach, a strong work ethic, and a willingness to take risks and learn from challenges
• An energetic, flexible, collaborative, and proactive approach; a team leader who can positively and productively influence both the strategic direction of Hillel International, each participating Hillel, and the model as a whole
• Willingness to travel around the region estimated at ~10+ working days per month
What You’ll Get Out of It
• The pride of being a trailblazer and creating an important program for the entire Hillel Movement
• Amazing, smart, dedicated, fun colleagues within the Schusterman International Center and across the Hillel movement
• Flexible work hours and location
• A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
• Competitive salary of $120,000-$160,000 depending on experience and location
Important Application Procedures
• All candidates that wish to be considered must apply. Once your application is received, you will be sent a form, asking you to answer these questions:
• Describe what’s made you a successful Hillel Director and/or Executive including outlining your role within your organization (550 character limit)
• Share an example of a time you’ve been instrumental in the success of another professional (550 character limit)
• Illuminate the role(s) you envision for yourself as a Campus Support Director and how you will approach the work of helping another organization and its stakeholders succeed. What might be the limits or challenges you anticipate? (550 character limit)
• Please be in touch with Carrie Darsky, V******************
• If selected, you will be invited to participate in an interview with search committee of Hillel International professionals and local Hillel Directors and to be available for up to 2 final screening interviews with other stakeholders.
About Hillel International
Founded in 1923, Hillel has been enriching the lives of Jewish students for nearly 100 years. Today, Hillel International is a global organization that welcomes students of all backgrounds and envisions a world where every Jewish student makes an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Hillel is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities and inspires them to direct their own path. During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.
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, Chicago, Austin, 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.