Under your leadership, you’ll chart a path for UC San Diego Hillel and develop key resources to help students thrive. You’ll be excellent in this role if you are passionate about leading a team, setting the strategic vision for your Hillel, developing financial resources, supporting students, and strengthening the ties between Hillel and your community. The UC San Diego Hillel Campus Director must be a self-starter, exceptional communicator, relationship builder, and skilled multi-tasker who will partner with students, colleagues, faculty and staff, alumni, parents and community leaders to drive Hillel’s mission, values and goals. The Campus Director must have a strong commitment to Jewish pluralism and diversity, as well as an understanding of the environment of a public university in Southern California. The Campus Director should be a learned and learning role model for emerging adults and the Jewish People. The Campus Director is a hands-on leader, inspiring stakeholders through diligent attention to the overall well-being of the Hillel and its resources – human, structural and financial. The Campus Director will have oversight of the program and reports to the Executive Director of Hillel of San Diego, who will be this person’s thought partner and co-strategist.
What You’ll Do:
Jewish Student Life
- Build relationships with students from diverse backgrounds through meaningful conversations and by creating connections to opportunities to create and participate in Jewish life on campus.
- Identify and mentor potential student leaders and support them in creating vibrant Jewish life.
- Guide students as they explore their Jewish identities and build a warm, welcoming Jewish campus community.
- 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
- Ensure that UC San Diego Hillel promotes the values of pluralism and inclusion, is welcoming to a broad a range of students and encourages a broad range of Jewish expression and practice.
- Strive to initiate contact with every Jewish student at UC San Diego.
- Be a visible Jewish presence on campus and in the larger San Diego Community.
- Provide Executive Director and Development Director with monthly written program highlights, success stories and accomplishments that can be shared with key stakeholders.
- Promote Hillel as a valued partner on campus and in the community while actively participating in the life of the University and the San Diego Jewish community.
- Advocate on behalf of Jewish students and Jewish interests on campus while calling on appropriate outside Jewish organizational resources for support.
- Convene key community partners, as appropriate, to support Hillel in dealing with highly visible, controversial issues affecting Jewish life on campus.
- Develop appropriate opportunities to showcase Hillel of San Diego and UC San Diego Hillel with community stakeholders including board members, donors and key stakeholders
- Represent the Jewish community in the interfaith community on campus by serving as an active member of the UC San Diego Center for Ethics and Spirituality.
- Promote Hillel as an indispensable partner to the University that enriches student life and the overall campus community
- Oversee communications, including social media, to sustain high visibility of Hillel among key constituencies on campus and in the community.
Strategic Vision and Leadership
- Build and maintain supportive, constructive relationships with students, staff, board members, alumni, parents, community members and University administrators.
- Partner with Hillel of San Diego Executive Director, Hillel staff, and students to envision and implement pluralistic, inclusive, innovative Jewish education and programming on campus, engaging with and encouraging students to develop meaningful Jewish journeys and experiences.
- Develop new initiatives in concert with Hillel of San Diego’s strategic vision that increase the quality of Jewish life on campus and the number of Jewish students in engaged in Jewish life.
- Develop, nurture, and inspire dedicated and highly productive staff and student leaders while promoting a culture of excellence and creativity.
- Collaborate with Executive Director to recruit, hire and train team members
- Provide ongoing supervision for UC San Diego team member being mindful and sensitive to the supervisorial needs of Jewish Agency Israel Fellows and Springboard Fellows
- Co-Create aspiration/attainable SMART Goals for every team member
- Provide opportunities for continuing professional training and education for UC San Diego team members
- Ensure that all team members attend the appropriate conferences and training opportunities
- Oversee collection and entry of key contact information and data from all students who participate in Hillel activities or meet a Hillel professional.
- Collect and manage campus data for student engagement and fundraising.
- Oversee the evaluation of Hillel’s programming, measurement of overall participation in Hillel activities and recording of individual participation in signature activities, initiatives and groups.
- In coordination with the Hillel of San Diego development team, develop and implement a plan to generate financial resources needed to support current and new programs for UC San Diego Hillel through grants, supporter stewardship, some face-to-face solicitation, telemarketing, and parent and alumni engagement.
- In coordination with the Executive Director & relevant staff and volunteer leadership, prepare and manage the annual budget.
- Monitor and review UC San Diego programming and administrative monthly financial statements.
- Approve reimbursements to UC San Diego team members.
- Work with student organizations to secure funding from the University and with partner organizations to secure grants for events.
- Monitor and report on UC San Diego grants.
- Manage email list and CRM data entry.
- Manage and oversee maintenance of UC San Diego Hillel facilities.
- Oversee and support student visioning and implementation of a calendar of dynamic Jewish engagement opportunities, social and learning experiences, and other quality programming.
- Act as an experiential Jewish educator and advisor modeling for students a nuanced/rich/ informed/real/authentic relationship with Jewish life, learning and Israel.
- Prioritize immersive Jewish experiences (Taglit Birthright Israel, Educational Travel, Alternative Spring Break, Summer Jewish Learning experiences, etc) as a key engagement opportunity that will both assist personal growth and boost student participation on campus and in Hillel overall.
- Attend most programs held in the Hillel facility and appropriate events and programs outside of the Hillel facility (including evenings, weekends, Jewish holidays).
- Play a key role in planning and evaluating all programming.
- Actively seek to ensure accessible & relevant Jewish content and depth is included in Hillel programs.
What You’ve Accomplished:
- 4-6+ years of successful Hillel work experience preferred; a range of other experiences will be considered.
- Significant experience in management role(s) in a Jewish or secular not-for-profit, higher education, or mission-driven organization.
- Demonstrated success:
- Supervising a team of professionals to accomplish their best work
- Working with a development team in executing annual fundraising campaigns and stewardship of Hillel supporters through in-person, print, and digital communication
- Inspiring interest in pluralistic, diverse Jewish life
- Building student engagement and leadership development programs and opportunities
- Track record of excellence in college student engagement and leadership development
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
- Proven success in community building and outreach, and previous experience in program visioning and implementation.
What You’ll Bring to the Job:
- Passion for and commitment to the Jewish growth of college students
- Strong relationship building skills and comfort working with diverse populations different than your own.
- Self-motivation and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with a team
- A commitment to creating an inclusive, vibrant and pluralistic Jewish community.
- An approachable, dynamic, engaging personality with outstanding interpersonal skills.
- Strong oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
- An attitude of proactive communication and collaboration across offices and agencies.
- An ability to manage logistics and multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
- A strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan, but you must be willing to take risks and learn from your wins, as well mistakes.
- A knack for creative problem-solving.
- Energy, a sense of humor, resilience and flexibility.
- An inspiring presence which will help others to deepen their interest in Jewish life.
- Well-versed in Jewish culture with access to educational resources and topics
- A commitment to Israel and a nuanced understanding of effective engagement, education, and advocacy strategies.
- Understanding of the university culture; experience within the UC system or comparable large university preferred.
- Knowledge of Jewish community, culture, heritage and traditions, including experience visiting or living in Israel.
- Creativity, drive, a dedication to excellence.
- Must be willing to work during all Jewish holidays, including many evenings and weekends.
- Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, familiarity with Google applications and online social networking applications
What You’ll Receive:
- Unlimited cups of coffee while getting to know students.
- Flexible work hours.
- Amazing colleagues.
- Opportunity to impact students which will influence the campus and every community the student finds themselves in the future
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
- Competitive salary commensurate with experience: $75,000 - $90,000.
- A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Retirement Plan (after two years of service), life insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
- Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.
- Flexible work hours.
About Hillel of San Diego:
Hillel of San Diego is a part of an international endeavor to create a welcoming and inspiring home for students on university campuses. Hillel of San Diego is a hub and laboratory for the creation of dynamic Jewish communities on our four campuses: UC San Diego, San Diego State, University of San Diego, and CSU San Marcos. At Hillel, we support students as they learn what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. We give them the guidance, resources, and opportunities to deepen that exploration -- when they choose and how they choose to learn more about their Judaism. We are a community in which students can explore the issues that are essential to their lives and a community in which they can engage with making the world a better place.
About UC San Diego Hillel:
UC San Diego Hillel creates meaningful opportunities for students to connect to Jewish campus life through various events and student groups. Hillel is dedicated to empowering students to take ownership of their Jewish identity, and gives them resources to establish their own Jewish community on campus. UC San Diego Hillel is a place for every Jewish student to celebrate their Judaism in their own way.
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. There are more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast. The mission is to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
Apply at www.HillelJobs.com. Include your resume and a cover letter which answers why you are uniquely qualified for this position, describe the role of welcoming in your work, and imagine that the year is 2050, describe the Jewish community you helped create and why you love living in it.