Program & Engagement Associate
|Location:||Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis|
|Job Type:||Engagement Professional|
|Last updated:||3/22/19 11:04 AM|
Are you looking for a meaningful and rewarding job as a vital part of a collaborative, supportive team in an organization that prioritizes staff support and professional development? Seize this opportunity to inspire the lives of thousands of the brightest and most talented Jewish college students in the country as Hillel at Washington University in St. Louis’ Program & Engagement Associate. You will be an integral member of our Program & Engagement team, serving as a Jewish life concierge for students and supporting two of Hillel’s primary student groups with an eye toward leadership development and personal growth. We are seeking a self-motivated team member with strong organizational and programmatic skills, and the ability to motivate and empower students in the pursuit of Hillel’s mission in a fast-paced, pluralistic, and inclusive environment.
Our Program & Engagement Associate will be expected to use community organizing and relationship-building skills, as well as Jewish knowledge and resources, to inspire and connect students to relevant and meaningful Jewish opportunities. Our team seeks to engage each student, getting to know them by name and by story, and offering access to the Jewish narrative to help them frame their ongoing journey.
What you’ll bring to the job:
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About WashU Hillel:
WashU Hillel facilitates opportunities for approximately 1,800 Jewish undergraduate students attending Washington University in St. Louis (26% of the undergraduate student population). Since its founding in 1946, we have fostered an open, pluralistic Jewish community, connecting students with one another and with Jewish culture and traditions through service and social justice, Israel engagement, religious life, and social and leadership programs.
In 2017-18, our Hillel facilitated 1,512 student experiences during the High Holidays; 900 Passover Seder and meal experiences; 1,878 students at Shabbat lunches and dinners; supported 380 students creating new and enduring Shabbat traditions as part of our annual Shabbat Around WashU; empowered 83 student leaders and interns; and accompanied 78 WashU students to Israel.
About St. Louis:
St. Louis is an accessible, friendly Midwestern city boasting a variety of neighborhoods filled with excellent culture, great parks, events, festivals, a fast-growing startup scene, and kosher Ted Drewes frozen custard. Situated in the heart of metropolitan St. Louis, our Hillel is steps away from Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the nation and home to the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, as well as other cultural institutions, all of which offer free admission. Washington University and WashU Hillel are also blocks away from the Delmar Loop, a colorful entertainment district with live music, international cuisine, and abundant independent retail.
St. Louis supports a growing Jewish community of over 61,000, and a vibrant, young Jewish community with MaTovu, Next Dor, Moishe House, and many other organizations that cater to Jewish young adults. St. Louis is consistently ranked one of the most affordable cities in the country and more and more millennials are flocking to the city each year.
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.
WashU 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.
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