Mission and Philosophy
The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Our mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity, and pluralism and ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century.
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America is seeking a dynamic educator to create content for our rapidly expanding programming on college campuses across North America. Our programmatic initiatives on college campuses focus on working with both students and campus professionals to elevate the existing discourse around the significance of Israel from a crisis-based narrative to one rooted in Jewish values and ideas. Since the Institute’s work on college campuses began in 2012, we have grown to partner with hundreds of Hillel professionals and students from 48 campuses. With a recent growth in fundraising support, we are set to expand and deepen our impact with these Hillel leaders and to grow the programming that is offered directly to students.
The Director, Campus Education will set the educational vision and direction of all campus programming in partnership with the Director, Campus Initiatives for professionals and students, as well as provide resources and consultation for campus network members to run programs and Fellowships locally on campus. This position requires someone with a strong background in Jewish text and ideas, and the ability to translate content into strong content at programs, pedagogically suited to campus professionals and students. Based in New York, the Bay Area, or potentially elsewhere, the ideal candidate is also passionate and committed to SHI’s mission, exceptionally strong at building relationships, can adjust strategies to meet changing and variable contexts, is organized, and has the ability to balance multiple priorities against a comprehensive and strategic plan for SHI NA’s growth on campus.
Responsibilities and Duties:
- Design the educational arc and experience of every campus program, including the Hartman Fellowship for Hillel professionals, Alumni programming for the Hartman Campus Network, the iEngage Student Seminar, the iEngage Engagement Intensive, the iEngage Institute for Aspiring Jewish Professionals, and regional Shabbatot;
- Design resources and partner with Manager of Campus Student Programs to launch an educational resource for professionals in our Campus Network to teach iEngage content on college campuses;
- Remain conversant with the breadth and depth of Hartman Torah and content;
- Teach and prepare faculty to teach iEngage amongst various programs and constituencies;
- Consult with campus-based educators to help them create resources for teaching iEngage on campuses;
- Co-Facilitate and lead programs for campus professionals and students, across the United States and in Israel;
- Sustain relationships across the Campus Network, including campus educators, partners at Hillel International, and other stakeholders;
- Passion for SHI’s mission
- A Masters degree or higher in the field of Jewish learning and/or education (ordination or PhD preferred)
- Exceptional pedagogical expertise in informal and formal settings; previous experience strongly preferred
- Experience in designing resources for the use of other educators of various experiences
- A proven track record of building diverse relationships
- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at once
- Demonstrated ability to problem solve and when to take initiative in identify problems and devising solutions.
- Good sense of humor
- Ability to staff programs across the United States and in Israel
- 7 or more years of professional experience required
Salary range and benefits: $115,000 - $145,000, commensurate with experience. Very competitive benefits package.