Hillel at The University of Oklahoma is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team as the Director of Jewish Student Life. We are looking for a dedicated team player who is passionate about building relationships, committed to student life, and possesses superb communication and organizational skills. This person will be instrumental in developing and implementing our Hillel’s engagement and student leadership programs, partnering with students to create diverse and welcoming paths to Jewish life and learning. The Director of Jewish Student Life will be responsible for collaborating with students, University, and other organizational partners to expand core programming and outreach opportunities.
What You’ll Be Responsible For
- Continuing to develop and implement strategies for engagement, utilizing and empowering student leaders and interns to increase the quality and quantity of students reached.
- Inspiring Jewish students to seize leadership and other growth opportunities embracing their full potential.
- Assisting in development, planning, and execution of all community-wide programs, including Jewish Holidays, social events, and Shabbat.
- Building personal relationships with students through meaningful interactions and conversations, helping ensure we are taking programs and engagement to them if necessary.
- Working with the Executive Team, other Jewish professionals in the community, our Hillel board, University, and other partners, continuing to develop opportunities for outreach and growth.
What a Typical Day May Look Like
- Grabbing coffee with a group of students to discuss creative ways to increase engagement.
- Working with interns to identify new ways to connect with unengaged students or student groups on campus.
- Meeting with other local Jewish professionals or educators to discuss opportunities to partner for upcoming events.
- Working with staff and students to help develop, shape, and implement a diverse range of programs, including holiday celebrations, social events, social justice projects, and opportunities for Jewish learning.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
- A Bachelor’s degree and two to three years of professional work experience or equivalent.
- Commitment to building positive and collaborative relationships with stakeholders.
- Passion and enthusiasm for Judaism, working with students, and being a role model, whose actions help inspire them to make Judaism an integral part of their life choices and identities.
- Self-motivation and the ability to work independently while maintaining a team-oriented approach.
- Creativity, flexibility, strong work ethic, a sense of humor, and the ability to learn from all situations.
- Strong written and verbal skills, excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, and highly effective organization and communication.
What You'll Get Out of It
- Competitive salary in the nonprofit sector, providing an incredible opportunity to save money and live well. Annual salary range $42,000 to $45,000.
- A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity, pension plan, life insurance, long-term disability, Flexible Spending Plan, generous paid vacation/sick leave, parental leave, and travel.
- Incredible continuing professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities.
- Professional growth opportunities and one-on-one development that comes from working in a smaller Jewish community, allowing for more shared leadership opportunities and responsibilities.
About Hillel at The University of Oklahoma
Hillel at The University of Oklahoma has been an integral part of Jewish campus and community life since it was chartered in 1943. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students, and those that support them, so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. With a wide variety of programming and educational opportunities that acknowledge students’ diverse interests, pluralism is always at the core of what we do. For generations, our Hillel has remained a safe, welcoming place where students find support and partners on their Jewish journeys.
Norman, part of the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan statistical area (total population 1.39 million), offers a vibrant suburban community with a low cost of living and exceptional quality of life. Nationally recognized museums, top ranked dance and theater programs, and college sporting events are all centered on OU’s campus. Money Magazine voted Norman number six in the country in the top 100 small cities and it continues to rank as one of the most affordable places to live. Norman also boasts the Live Work Play initiative, organized by Norman NEXT to encourage young talent to stay in the state and city. The thriving downtown area of OKC is a short 20-minute drive and offers river sports, arts, cultural events, diverse dining, the OKC Thunder, and a major airport. World class cities like Tulsa and Dallas are less than three hours’ drive and there are plenty of incredible outdoor and cultural activities nearby.
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 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 students that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.