IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement

Location: NYU Hillel, Bronfman Center
City: New York
State/Territory: New York
Job Type: Israel Professional
Last updated: 3/26/19 9:10 AM


Role Overview:

The Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU is seeking a full-time IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement for its IACT Campus Program - IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) is an initiative that builds on the success of Taglit –Birthright Israel by providing support and inspiration to students before and after their trip. This is a unique position for a candidate with 1-2 years of work experience and who is skilled in organizing, marketing, event planning, and program development. The ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate previous successful implementation of creative ideas.


The IACT Coordinator will work with students prior to their departure and upon their return from their Taglit-Birthright Israel experiences developing activities to engage students in Jewish life on campus, by encouraging them to become involved as leaders and participants in student-organized Jewish programming and groups, and by directing them to and facilitating their participation in existing Israel-related opportunities on and off campus.    


The main goals for the IACT include:

  • Researching best practices and strategies in marketing and recruitment to expanding the number of Taglit-Birthright Israel trip participants from NYU.
  • Researching, developing, and implementing curricula that effectively engages Taglit-Birthright Israel participants in continued campus activities and Jewish life in the areas of Israel education/advocacy, community service, and Jewish life and learning; developing personalized follow-up and individual Jewish/Israel plans with Taglit-Birthright alumni to deepen individuals’ connection to Jewish life.
  • Transforming campus Jewish life, with the Taglit-Birthright Israel participants as a core group through which others are engaged and brought into Jewish activities.
  • Facilitating the activities of student groups relating to Jewish Life/ Israel-programming and education.


What you'll bring to the job:

  • Experience with Jewish education and outreach a must. Degrees in Jewish studies, Jewish education preferred.
  • Experience and training in facilitating dialogue and classes related to Israel - knowledge and passion for Israeli and Jewish history, culture, and contemporary society. Prior travel experience in Israel, and a familiarity with Israel and Judaism.
  • Self-driven and motivated, with energy and enthusiasm for Israel programming and travel.
  • Self-starting, motivated to seek out opportunities and projects.
  • Comfortable presenting in front of groups, outgoing and personable.
  • Excellent follow-through on projects, and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to manage projects, with many moving parts, to set timetables and adhere to deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong Marketing Background
  • Proven leadership skills, and the capacity for effective teamwork and group leadership.
  • BA or equivalent.



Salary commensurate with experience. This position is full time and includes a comprehensive package of benefits. See NYU's  website  for more information.


About the Bronfman Center:

In 1996, the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life was founded at New York University as a home for Jewish students and a Jewish center for the whole university. As NYU has become a global network university, with 14 campuses worldwide, the Bronfman Center has become a global platform for encounter and innovation, broadening our influence to Jewish communities all over the world. Located in the heart of New York City, NYU hosts the largest Jewish student-run event in the country, “Shabbat for 2000,” an inclusive Shabbat dinner for 2,000 students. Our signature programs are educationally intensive and offer students transformative experiences through learning (the Jewish Learning Fellowship and Kollel), leadership (Engagement Internship and Collegiate Leadership Internship Program), or travel (Bronfman Global Ambassadors). 

For more information, visit  www.bronfmancenter.org .

This position is funded in partnership with Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston.


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.


To Apply
Apply at 
https://apply.interfolio.com/61391 . Applications will not be accepted through Hillel International's website. Contact  Rebekah Thornhill  with questions or more information. Due to the volume of applications, we will only contact those applicants we plan to interview.


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