What You’ll Do
- Conduct a large number of 1:1 meetings with students to build relationships and identify/develop student leaders.
- Develop key relationships with campus professionals and student organizational partners.
- Oversee programmatic and engagement activities, in partnership with colleagues and student leaders.
- Recruit students for on-going Jewish learning initiatives, national conferences sponsored by different denominations, organizations, and groups within the American Jewish community and immersive Israel opportunities.
- Support and grow our niche communities to ensure they feel like they have a home in our Jewish community (LGTBQ+, Jews of Color, people with disabilities, commuters, interfaith backgrounds, etc.).
- Spend 25% or more of your time outside of the office engaging with students on campus.
• Program Leadership and Support
- Supervise and manage 2-4 of Hillel’s student interns.
- Initiate, plan for and implement new program initiatives serving unmet student needs and interests, building on existing Hillel programs.
- Develop leadership development and skill building opportunities for student leads and other Hillel students.
- Participate fully in the shared work of Hillel, community events, staff meetings / training, and other duties as assigned.
- Oversee media for the office including Facebook, Instagram and student newsletter.
- Think strategically about what programming will look like over the year and how each program is engaging new students.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- Preferred 2-3 years of work experience in a related field.
- Extensive background in Jewish content knowledge - preferred degree in Jewish studies or related field.
- A passion for working with emerging adults and investing in their growth as Jewish leaders.
- A commitment to pluralism and comfort with your Jewish identity so you may act as a role model and mentor for emerging Jewish adults.
- Ownership of your unique Jewish knowledge and experiences and ability to inspire others to be on a Jewish journey.
- Experience working well independently, collaborating, managing up, and taking direction.
- An entrepreneurial spirit - things may not always go according to plan, but you understand that ambiguity is part of developing great new opportunities and that flexibility is a necessity.
- Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, create effective systems/processes, juggle multiple tasks, and adhere to deadlines in a lively, fast-paced work environment.
- Knowledge of, and comfort with, explaining and using Jewish terms and texts (mostly in English).
- Strong written and verbal skills, effective at communicating with a variety of stakeholders.
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 alongside a network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement.
About Stony Brook Hillel
Stony Brook Hillel is located at and integrated within a premier public university with Jewish populations among our undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate, health sciences, and other professional students. The most popular undergraduate majors are Biology, Psychology, Business Management, Health Science, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Economics, Biochemistry, Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering. The campus is home to outstanding academic programs in a variety of areas ranging from physics to music. Stony Brook Hillel’s mission is to empower the next generation of Jewish leaders so that they may enrich and strengthen our Jewish future. Our goal is to create a broader community of Jewish students who will feel encouraged to connect to one another, to Judaism, to Jewish values, and to Israel. Our approach has five tenets: Leadership, Social Action, Israel, Shabbat & Holidays, Engagement.
Stony Brook University is located on the north shore of Suffolk County, Long Island. The area has an excellent public school system, rich and diverse cultural activities, including programs at the Staller Center, several synagogues, and easy access to Manhattan.
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.
Stony Brook 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.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.