Columbia/Barnard Hillel is seeking a driven, outgoing IACT Coordinator who will skillfully balance and accomplish two key goals: developing relationships with at least 200 Jewish students throughout the academic year and guiding them to the next step in their Jewish journeys on campus and connecting at least 120 Jewish students to our Taglit-Birthright Israel trips.
Immersive experiences like Birthright Israel often comprise the most transformative moments in a Jewish college student’s journey, and our IACT Coordinator will be the lead professional in ensuring that our campus’ Birthright Israel experience is more than just a trip. From registration, to staffing the trips, to post-trip follow up, Taglit-Birthright Israel will be your fundamental framework for engaging students and deepening their connection to Jewish life on campus. This is a unique opportunity for someone who is skilled in building relationships, social media, organizing, marketing, event planning, and program development. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills and previous successful implementation of creative ideas, either from their own college experience or previous employment.
What You’ll Do
• Identify and connect with students who are under-engaged and/or interested in participating in a Birthright Israel trip.
• One on one engagement (coffee dates) with students, particularly those with 2 or fewer prior connection points with Hillel
• Spearhead all marketing pertaining to our Birthright Israel trips.
• Coordinate and support students through Birthright Israel registration and pre-trip preparation.
• Staff a winter and summer Birthright Israel trip.
• Build community through connecting students to their like-minded peers and opportunities.
• Design, recruit, and advise a cohort of students to broaden your engagement work on campus.
• Be an active member of the Student Life Team, assisting with planning and implementation of Shabbat, holiday, and other communal programming throughout the academic year.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Effective communicator (oral and written), with strong interpersonal skills.
• Exceptional time management skills.
• Energetic, flexible, creative thinker.
• Comfort with your Jewish self, and/or actively seeking to cultivate this part of your identity.
• Eagerness to grow professionally.
• An enthusiasm and willingness to meet everyone and anyone.
• A natural ability to network and build relationships with a wide variety of people.
• A contagious passion for Jewish life.
• Ability to manage projects with many moving parts; to set timetables and adhere to deadlines.
• A passion for building pluralistic Jewish communities, serving as a peer-educator, and creating a welcoming, vibrant, and enriching Jewish environment on campus.
• Working both independently and on a team.
What You’ll Receive
• Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace.
• 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
• Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel
About Columbia/Barnard Hillel
Columbia/Barnard Hillel is an exciting, fast-paced, intellectually rigorous work environment. We are a high energy, dedicated team of professionals committed to enriching the Jewish experience of our students. Columbia/Barnard Hillel serves the undergraduate and graduate Jewish communities of Columbia University, Barnard College, and The Jewish Theological Seminary. There is a large and very active Jewish community based in the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life and around campus.
Columbia/Barnard Hillel values diversity, including racial and ethnic diversity. In your cover letter, please share with us any aspects of your identity and experience that you feel help prepare you to work effectively in Jewish communities that are diverse in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, and more. We encourage trans, non-binary, and people of color to apply.
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.
Columbia/Barnard 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.