Join Texas Hillel as the Birthright Israel IACT Coordinator to help enrich the lives of students and shape the future of Jewish life on campus. The Birthright Israel IACT Coordinator will lead all initiatives to drive and strengthen Texas Hillel’s Birthright Israel program for Jewish students at The University of Texas at Austin. They will market, plan, implement and staff Birthright Israel trips during Winter and Summer seasons in consultation with Texas Hillel staff members, students and strategic partners.
The Birthright Israel IACT Coordinator will excite and encourage students to go on a Birthright Israel trip by engaging students through innovative recruitment strategies and authentic relationship-building. This includes building and cultivating relationships with students, creating engaging events, developing brand-centric marketing materials, supervising a team of student interns and managing an expansive program budget. The Birthright Israel IACT Coordinator is also responsible for the pre and post-trip student experiences, creating a complete and holistic experience that connects them more deeply to Texas Hillel.
The Birthright Israel IACT Coordinator will be a member of a national cohort of campus coordinators in the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) of Greater Boston IACT (“Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed”) Israel initiative. They will be supervised through Texas Hillel and serve as a full member of the Texas Hillel professional team and Jewish Student Life department.
What You’ll Do
• Plan, implement and lead meaningful, high-impact Birthright Israel trips for the Winter and Summer seasons.
• Increase the number of Birthright Israel trip participants from The University of Texas at Austin through effective recruitment and marketing.
• Engage trip participants in Jewish life at Texas Hillel before and after the trip, especially in the areas of Israel education/advocacy, social justice/community service and Jewish learning.
• 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 Israel recruitment, engagement and related administrative tasks.
• Position Texas Hillel as the premier Birthright Israel option for students at The University of Texas at Austin.
• Have a meaningful role with weekly Shabbat programming and Jewish holiday celebrations.
• Reporting to the Associate Director, collaborate with the full Hillel staff team, and work as a member of the Jewish Student Life team (the program/engagement division of the Hillel staff) to shape Texas Hillel’s mission and vision.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• 0-2 years of relevant work experience. Experience in community organizing, Hillel, youth movements, camping, Israel education/advocacy or experiential Jewish education is a plus.
• 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 for Israel and Jewish engagement.
• Proven success in community building and outreach, and previous experience in program visioning and implementation.
• Natural networker and authentic relationship builder, capable of engaging students in all stages of their college career and a variety of backgrounds, including Greek life and various campus communities.
• Outgoing, personable, and comfortable speaking in front of large groups.
• Social media savvy with strong marketing knowledge, and an understanding of how to work with the wider Texas Hillel and Birthright Israel brands.
• Proven leadership skills and able to be a supportive and loyal team member.
• Excellent 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.
• Able to maintain detailed records, manage high-volume data and adhere to deadlines and instructions.
• Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills.
What You’ll Receive
• Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this position is $38,000 - $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. Prior travel experience to Israel and a familiarity with Israel and Judaism.
• Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.
About Texas Hillel
Texas Hillel at The University of Texas at Austin was founded in 1927 and has a long history of community service and programmatic innovation, serving approximately 3,000 Jewish students in the Austin area. The Topfer Center for Jewish Life at the Abe & Annie Seibel building was opened in 2006 and hosts a full array of award-winning student groups and events. Governed by a statewide board of directors, Texas Hillel enjoys strong partnerships with the UT Austin campus and community organizations. Long recognized by Hillel International and The University of Texas at Austin for innovation, Texas Hillel is adjacent to the UT-Austin campus and enjoys a strong partnership with The University and the wider Jewish community.
Recently named the #1 city to live in, Austin is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. Austin has a young and mobile Jewish community of approximately 20,000. Much of the community’s Jewish life is centered at the Dell Jewish Community Campus in Northwest Hills, including three synagogues, the JCC, a community day school, Federation and subsidiaries. Austin is the live musical capital of the world, home to SXSW, Austin City Limits and more. Located in the geographic center of the state, Austin is 200 miles from Dallas and 170 miles from Houston. It offers the amenities of a large city with a distinct flavor that makes Austin unique. Austin is the capital of Texas, and UT-Austin is the flagship campus of the UT System with 50,000 students.
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.
Texas 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.