Engagement Associate

Location: Syracuse University Hillel
City: Syracuse
State/Territory: New York
Job Type: Engagement Professional
Last updated: 5/6/19 11:14 AM


Role Overview:

Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Syracuse Hillel as the Engagement Associate. You will build one on one relationships with students, putting on awesome events around campus, and help inspire students to make a commitment to Jewish life. You’ll use your stellar communication and active listening skills to develop relationships with students less engaged, and help them map a path to create a Jewish story that’s relevant and exciting for them. You’ll be excellent in this role if you can’t leave the coffee line without chatting with the person next to you and have an infectious curiosity about the world. In this role, you’ll use data to map areas of campus that are less connected and create strategies to develop new markets. You’ll identify students that have common interests using your ability to network and build coalitions.  You’ll meet students, university partners, and other stakeholders at Armory Square and downtown as well as on campus, where you’re likely to run into a few alumni visiting showing their infectious Syracuse pride. Our students are awesome (we’re genuinely wowed by them daily). Who wouldn’t want to celebrate Passover in the Dome, and, of course, root for our basketball team?


Syracuse Hillel already engages over 40% of their 2,500 Jewish students, but could do more to create vibrant Jewish life on campus. In addition to being part of a top tier university setting, you’ll join a stellar team of energized staff who focus on excellence, collaboration, professional development, and a thirst for knowledge. As an Engagement Associate, you’ll wake up each day (or at least most) and be genuinely excited and enthusiastic about creating an inviting place that inspires students to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives. This is so much more than your average 9-to-5.


What You’ll Do

  • Meet with students from different cohorts and demographics on campus to engage them, identify their interests and connect to opportunities.
  • Meet with students to help connect them with leadership roles in Hillel.
  • Map out a plan to strategically build one on one relationships with 180 students currently not engaged in Jewish life.
  • Collaborate with students and colleagues to develop and manage Birthright recruitment, staffing and follow-through.
  • Plan and facilitate weekly student intern and various committee meetings.
  • Supervise student interns and student leaders who are responsible for engaging their peers in Jewish life on campus.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • 0 -2 years’ professional work experience
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan and you must be willing to take risks and learn from your wins as well as your losses.
  • Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort asking questions.
  • Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.
  • Inability to get off an airplane without making a new friend.
  • Willingness to admit what you don’t know, and excitement to learn in those areas.
  • Creative problem-solving.
  • Excitement to continue developing your own relationship to Judaism.


What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $38,000 - $40,000.
  • 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
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel


About Syracuse Hillel

Syracuse Hillel empowers students to become the next generation of Jewish leaders as they nurture and strengthen their Jewish identity, connection to the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Hillel cultivates the potential within our students to live a meaningful and productive life guided by Jewish values and wisdom. Syracuse Hillel has gone through unprecedented growth over the past several years. The partnerships with Syracuse University stem from the highest levels of support from the Chancellor, Dean of Hendricks Chapel, and administration to ensure Hillel's success. Syracuse Hillel also benefits from strong partnership with the Jewish Federation of Central New York and with Hillel International, who provides resources and leadership to help Syracuse Hillel achieve excellence. Syracuse Hillel already engages about 40% of their 2,500 Jewish undergraduate students at Syracuse University. As the Engagement Associate, you will strengthen Hillel's ability to meet the needs of Jewish students and create vibrant Jewish life on campus. You'll also join a stellar team of energized staff who focus on excellence, collaboration, professional development, and a thirst for knowledge. Syracuse has an accessible and engaged Jewish community which supports a Jewish day school, JCC, Jewish Home, Reform temple, two Conservative synagogues and an Orthodox synagogue. There is plenty of kosher food sold at multiple supermarkets. In Syracuse, you'll enjoy all four seasons, trips to the beautiful Finger Lakes region in the heart of New York wine country, an abundance of winter sports, summer afternoons at the Great New York State Fair, the best in ACC athletics, and an emerging Syracuse food scene.


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.


Syracuse 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.


To Apply
Apply at www.HillelJobs.org and include your resume and cover letter.


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