We are looking for a passionate and creative professional to serve as regional Israel Education Director. The top candidates will understand the nuances of the different entry points for Israel action opportunities, and use their stellar relationship building skills to mentor and support Hillel professionals. The Director will work closely with Hillel International and the local Hillel Executive Directors to best implement a collective Israel Education and Engagement plan. The Israel Education Director will report to the Associate Vice President of the Israel Action Program and act as a member of the Israel Action Program’s team of regionally focused education staff.
The Regional Director will serve the Midwest region and will work remotely from the Midwest or out of Hillel International’s Schusterman International Center in Washington, D.C.
What You’ll Own:
- Create and implement a regional structure that supports an effective Israel Education and Engagement plan for the different Hillels in the region through building relationships of support with local Hillel staff
- Develop individualized plans with each Hillel in the region to broaden Hillel professionals and students’ understanding of multifaceted Israel
- Cultivate and create collaborations with pro-Israel partner organizations on a local and regional level
- Implement standards for excellent educational Israel program at Hillel and oversee evaluation
- Lead in supporting local Hillels confronting complicated challenges by providing immediate assistance, in-person support, and applying and developing best practices
What You’ve Accomplished :
- Understanding of current affairs Israel and the region
- Experience in informal Education
- Experience in the Jewish communal/non-profit world
- Experience working with Israelis and or other cultures
- Master’s degree in a related field
What You’ll Bring to the Job :
- 3-5 years’ experience working in a related field
- Flexible and willing to learn “on the fly”
- Outgoing relationship builder
- Consensus builder: demonstrated experience with navigating various stake holders
- Community organization skills
- Excellent verbal & written communication skills
- Strong organization skills, specifically in the field of analysis
- Comfortable with work ambiguity
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to handle multiple projects tasks at the same time
- Interest and personal connection to Israel
A Typical day might include:
- Consulting with local Hillel professionals on the phone or via email on Israel program plans or specific program ideas and implementation needs
- Helping to find opportunities that meet students’ Israel interests and questions; for example, directing them to long-term study opportunities in Israel or coaching Hillel professionals to incorporate Israel in their engagement conversations
- Reviewing grant applications from campuses to support Israel programs and working with the local Hillel professionals to improve the quality of these programs
- Providing immediate support to Hillel Staff and Students during times of need
- Traveling to a campus to meet with Hillel Staff and students leaders, provide support for programs or initiative with hands-on support
What you’ll get out of it:
- Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace.
- Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, 20 days of vacation time and 15 days of sick time, plus paid family leave
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities.
What we’re about:
Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus and community-based organization in the world serving the college-age population, seeks to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Working with hundreds of thousands of students globally, Hillel serves students at more than 500 colleges, universities and communities. In addition to its presence on more than 450 North American campuses, Hillel works in more than 55 cities in Israel, the Former Soviet Union, Latin America, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Hillel meets all of these students during this most formative time of their lives and engages, educates and inspires these future leaders to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
About Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center:
Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) which has multiple offices throughout the world including in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Jerusalem, helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, talent, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications.