Engagement Associate

Location: Ohio State University Hillel
City: Columbus
State/Territory: Ohio
Job Type: Engagement Professional
Last updated: 5/14/19 6:51 AM


Role Overview
OSU Hillel is looking for someone who is a motivated professional with strong organizational, interpersonal, programming and communications skills to serve as the Engagement Associate.  You will be an integral member of our Jewish student life team, working both collaboratively and independently.  The Engagement Associate should be passionate about building peer to peer relationships, getting out on campus to reach new and uninvolved students and empowering students.  You are someone who has a passion for building community through your dynamic personality, warmth, sincerity, sense of humor, and fun-loving attitude.


What You’ll Do

  • Put yourself in new places and situations to engage a wide variety of students, for example, Greek Life, dorms, student union.
  • Map out a plan to strategically build one on one relationships with 180 students currently not engaged in Jewish life, through meaningful conversation and exploring creative opportunities to help them "do Jewish".
  • Create, implement, and support a diverse range of student programs and initiatives with a focus on Greek Life. 
  • Collaborate with students and colleagues to develop ongoing programs and manage 3 large-scale programs (Greek Shabbat, Greek Seder, and Greek New Member Brunch).
  • Meet with Jewish student leaders in Greek Life to engage and empower them, identify their interests, and connect to opportunities.
  • Recruit for and lead immersive experiences if necessary.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • A team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, proven experience thinking and acting strategically to reach goals, a sense of humor and an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would.
  • Bachelors degree and 0-2 years' of professional work experience.
  •  A interest in creating Jewish Life.
  • Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort asking questions.
  • Ability to work flexible hours needed to get the job done.
  • Ability to prioritize in order to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Capability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.
  • Willingness to admit what you don't know, and excitement to learn in those areas.
  • Excitement to continue developing your self ​


What You’ll Receive

  • Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.  
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Travel abroad, particularly to Israel.
  • Paid coffee dates with students.
  • Flexible work hours over a 10-month contract (August-May)


About OSU Hillel

OSU Hillel, the second oldest Hillel in the country, serving thousands of Jewish students every year. From more than 180 programs to special events to “just having lunch”, OSU Hillel offers something for everyone. It is a fast paced, exciting work environment where initiative is rewarded and team playing is a must. OSU Hillel captures the best of a big-ten school – the enormous campus, the amazing opportunities, and the best fans in the land.

Ohio State University 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.


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 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.

OSU 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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