Mission and Philosophy
The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Our mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity and pluralism and ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century.
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America is seeking a dynamic educator to shape programmatic content based on Hartman’s iEngage curricula for our rapidly expanding programming on college campuses across North America. Our campus programs focus on working with both students and campus professionals to elevate the existing crisis-based discourse around the significance of Israel to one rooted in Jewish values and ideas. Since the Institute’s work on college campuses began in 2012, we have partnered with hundreds of Hillel professionals and students from 48 campuses. We are planning to expand and deepen our impact with these Hillel leaders and to grow the programming that is offered directly to students.
This position will work collaboratively to set the educational vision and direction of all campus programming in partnership with the Director of Campus Initiatives for Hillel professionals and college students, as well as provide resources and consultation for campus network members to run programs locally on campus. This position requires someone with a strong background in Jewish text and ideas, and the ability to translate curricula into engaging programs, pedagogically suited to campus professionals and students. This candidate will immerse themselves in 10 years of iEngage curricula developed by the Hartman Institute and consider how best to leverage this wealth of material towards our programmatic goals. The ideal candidate is also passionate and committed to SHI’s mission, exceptionally strong at building relationships, can adjust strategies to meet changing and variable contexts, is organized, and has the ability to balance multiple priorities against a comprehensive and strategic plan for SHI NA’s growth on campus. Location is somewhat flexible, New York is preferred.
Responsibilities and Duties
• Design the educational arc and experience of every campus program, including but not limited to, the Hartman Fellowship for Hillel professionals, Alumni programming for the Hartman Campus Network, the iEngage Student Seminar, the iEngage Intensive for Student Leaders, the iEngage Institute for Aspiring Jewish Professionals, and regional Shabbatot;
• Design resources and launch an educational resource for professionals in our Campus Network to teach iEngage content on college campuses;
• Teach and prepare faculty to teach iEngage amongst various programs and constituencies;
• Consult with campus-based educators to help them create resources for teaching iEngage on campuses;
• Co-Facilitate and lead programs for campus professionals and students, across the United States and in Israel;
• Maintain an understanding of the needs and interests of current participants and alumni through on-going relationship building.
• Alignment with and passion for SHI’s mission and approach to Israel education
• A Masters degree or higher in the field of Jewish learning and/or education (rabbinic ordination or PhD preferred)
• Relevant experience with college students or young adults
• Expertise in designing curricular resources for the use of other educators of various experiences
• Exceptional pedagogical experience in informal and formal settings
• A proven track record of building diverse relationships
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at once
• Demonstrated ability to problem solve and when to take initiative in identify problems and devising solutions
• Good sense of humor
• Ability to staff programs across the United States and in Israel
• 6-10 or more years of professional experience required
Salary range and benefits: $100,000 - $125,000, commensurate with experience. Very competitive benefits package.