Location: Queen`s Hillel
City: Kingston
State/Territory: Ontario
Job Type: Director
Last updated: 1/29/19 7:45 AM


The Director at Queen’s Hillel is a creative and engaging individual with a strong Jewish and Israel background, 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 drive Hillel’s mission, values and goals.

Reports to: Chief Campus Officer

Student Leadership Development

  • Model positive leadership
  • Build on the current leadership model by engaging new leadership students
  • Advise and support the student leaders and their initiatives
  • Identify leadership development opportunities for empowering students


  • Be a visible Jewish presence on campus
  • Identify uninvolved student populations and develop strategies for contacting and serving them
  • Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and engage them

Program Development

  • Support student-initiated programs; attend most programs (including evenings, weekends, Jewish holidays)
  • Play a key role in planning and evaluating 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

Publicity and External Relations

  • Develop/maintain strong relationships with the university administration at Queen’s
  • Act as liaison between the student population and the local Jewish community
  • Work with the Chief Strategy Officer to support the organization’s fundraising activities
  • Act as a campus liaison for Birthright Israel: Canada Israel Experience, including campus recruitment, overseeing interviews, data input and follow-through activities

Israel Advocacy

  • Provide immediate on-site assistance in managing advocacy strategies and crises, supported by Director, Advocacy and Issues Management
  • Develop pro-active Israel Advocacy strategies specific to meet the campus’s needs, maximizing the full array of national and local advocacy services
  • Collect intelligence and monitor anti-Israel activities on campus

Human Resource Management

  • Provide ongoing staff supervision
  • Provide opportunities for continuing professional training and education
  • Ensure that all staff attend the appropriate conferences and training opportunities

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Manage email list and CRM data entry
  • Manage programming and administrative budget
  • Manage facility (if applicable)

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree, with some relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a provincial team
  • Knowledge about network management and social networking processes
  • Experiential Jewish education experience required
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a car
  • Well-versed in Jewish culture with access to educational resources and topics                              
  • A deep commitment to Israel and a nuanced understanding of effective engagement, education, and advocacy strategies
  • Energy, a sense of humor, flexibility and maturity

What you’ll get out of the position:

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range is $60,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience, with a relocation bonus
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Unlimited paid coffee dates with students
  • Flexible work hours
  • Amazing colleagues
  • This position has an anticipated start date of August 2019

About Hillel Ontario

Hillel Ontario serves approximately 14,000 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 Queen’s Hillel

Queen's Hillel, in Kingston, was the first Hillel established in Canada. Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841 when it was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria. Located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, it is a prestigious mid-sized university with several faculties and schools. Queen’s balances excellence in undergraduate studies with well-established and innovative graduate programs, all within a dynamic learning environment.

Queen’s Hillel is a marquis campus within the Hillel Ontario system and serves a primarily residential student

population. It is a launching pad for Jewish activity, catering to the needs and diverse interests of students.

With an estimated 1500 Jewish students on campus, Queen’s Hillel creates a pluralistic environment in which Jews, regardless of denomination or religious belief, feel comfortable and included. Queen’s Hillel ensures that emerging adults can find their own meaningful paths to Jewish identity. Hillel staff at Queen’s are a critical support to students as they co-create engaging and diverse programming, catering to the religious, social, spiritual, cultural needs of students on campus.

About Jewish Life in Kingston

The Queen’s and Kingston Jewish community is unique. Kingston is known for its historic properties and beautiful Lake Ontario waterfront, Queen’s University supports a dynamic, vibrant, close-knit Jewish student community. Jewish living is easily achieved with a friendly community, regular prayer at three local synagogues, and a beautiful city to live in. There are lots of local community-wide programs geared to young families, and exciting events including philanthropic, social, cultural and educational activities. Kosher food can be easily found at two local supermarkets. For more information, visit the Kingston Jewish Council.

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