The Jewski Program Coordinator is a creative and engaging individual with a connection to the Russian-speaking Jewish community, and is capable of working both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and capable multi-tasker who
will use these skills to engage students and supervise engagement interns to drive Hillel’s mission, values and goals across all of Hillel Ontario. The Jewski Program Coordinator reports to the Director, Hillel Ryerson.
Student Leadership Development
- Model positive leadership on all of Hillel Ontario's campuses
- Build on the current internship model by recruiting and engaging new interns.
- Advise and support the student interns, their initiatives, and their engagees.
- Identify leadership development opportunities for empowering students.
- Train new and returning Jewski interns using the Hillel International Engagement Intern curriculum as a framework.
- Identify future leaders and help engage them in the pursuit of leadership opportunities.
- Support the development, implementation and evaluation of student-initiated programming (including organizing and facilitating regular meetings, encouraging creativity and innovation, attending programming, evaluating programming for learning and future reference).
- Engaging Russian-speaking Jewish students not previously involved with the Hillel on their campus.
- Develop one-on-one relationships with Russian-speaking Jewish students by meeting them virtually or where they live (in residence), work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and engage them.
- Work with student interns on refining their engagement best practices through tabling, coffee dates, networking and welcoming at programs.
- Building relationships with professionals and student leadership of campus groups.
- Creating an engagement strategy for Jewski that is unique to each individual campus, as well as a centralized Hillel Ontario vision.
- Work closely with and support campus-based staff to best help them utilize and integrate Jewski programming on their campus.
- Support student-initiated programs; attend programs when appropriate (including evenings, weekends, Jewish holidays), as determined by provincial and federal public health COVID-19 protocols
- Play a key role in supporting the planning, executing, and evaluation of all programming.
- Be an experiential Jewish educator who nurtures the Jewish growth of others through conversations and actions.
- Add accessible Jewish content and depth to programs on campus.
- Identify and seek innovative program areas to reach new students.
- Partner with other Russian-speaking Jewish initiatives on co-sponsored programs.
- Liaise with the marketing and communications team in coordinating creation of all materials (print and web).
- CRM data entry, analysis, and strategizing.
- Manage programming budget.
- Logistics support for programs.
- Support campus based staff and provide them with resources that they need to best support their campus Jewski interns and local RSJ communities.
- Support Hillel Ontario initiatives, including regional program campaigns, initiatives, fundraising efforts, etc.
What You Will Do Well
- Have strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work in a collaborative, team environment.
- Multi-task and troubleshoot effectively.
- Have knowledge and experience with network management and social networking processes.
- Energy, versatility, flexibility and maturity.
- Build effective and meaningful relationships with staff, university students, and community members.
- Enjoy community organizing, campaigning and programming.
- Maintain clear thinking and calm during times of crisis.
- A Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years’ professional work experience in a related field
- Understanding of the Russian-speaking Jewish community in Toronto and throughout Ontario
- You’ll have a team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, proven experience thinking and acting strategically to reach goals, a sense of humour, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would.
- Exceptional organization, leadership and communication skills
What You'll Receive
- Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $37,500-42,500 commensurate with experience.
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
- This is a contract opportunity starting ASAP through April 2020
About Hillel Ontario
Hillel Ontario serves approximately 13,500 Jewish students across nine universities, and is the largest regional Hillel system in the world. A model for the Hillel movement, Hillel Ontario was created on October 1, 2015 and strives to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.
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.
Hillel Ontario 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.