Senior Associate, Jewish Leadership and Global Initiatives

Location: NYU Hillel, Bronfman Center
City: New York
State/Territory: New York
Job Type: Program Professional
Last updated: 3/27/19 8:52 AM


Role Overview

Reporting to and working closely with the Assistant Director for Jewish Education & Engagement at the Bronfman Center, the Senior Associate of Jewish Leadership and Global Initiatives is responsible for the strategic vision, process, and implementation of the Bronfman Center’s club leadership, Israel education, and global student programming. Support our Jewish student leaders at NYU and all over the world and implement the Bronfman Center’s volunteer engagement strategy. The Senior Associate of Jewish Leadership and Global Initiatives will be responsible for developing and implementing the leadership vision for the Bronfman Center’s Birthright trips, Israel education, and broad leadership training. As part of the Student Life Team, they will manage the Bronfman Global portfolio (Global Ambassadors, Global Fellows, etc) and develop a monthly curriculum for a broad cohort of our student interns and club leaders  in skills development and community organizing. They will implement techniques learned in volunteer engagement training through the Jewish Service Enterprise Initiative (a project of UJA-Federation of New York and the City of New York) to deepen and broaden the Bronfman Center’s leadership training programs. In conjunction with student clubs, they will oversee the planning and running of certain Bronfman Center marquis events, including but not limited to: Shabbat for 2000, Yom HaAtzmaut celebration(s), Holocaust commemorations, and the Selma Rubin Distinguished Lecture Series. Additionally, they will work with students and other staff to build upon existing and developing new curricula, like Chutzpanit: From Campus to the C Suite.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Management & Supervision

  • Supervise the staff Global Ambassador mentor, currently our JLIC Educator
  • Supervise the IACT Coordinator
  • Mentor the IACT Coordinator in managing a team of Birthright Interns
  • Oversee the Israel portfolio, including Birthright, Israel related leadership development, and the Israel Experience Trip for student leaders
  • Supervise a student intern to oversee the day-to-day logistics of the Global Ambassador program
  • Mentor and coach 25-30 student leaders per week in one-on-one meetings, group meetings, and other forms of leadership development utilizing training in volunteer engagement through Jewish Service Enterprise Initiative
  • Thought partner with program partners (particularly UJA-Federation of New York, KAHAL, Hillel International, University departments, AJC, etc.)
  • Work with Managing Director and Senior Development Associate to secure funding for current and future projects through grant writing and alumni/donor stewardship
  • Oversee Bronfman Center staff use of CRM in tracking, maintaining, and analyzing engagement data (potentially manage a data intern)
  • Attend and facilitate at various conferences and meetings with partner organizations as needed


Global Student Initiatives

  • Strengthen and expand the Bronfman Global Portfolio, including Bronfman Global Fellowship, Bronfman Global Ambassadors, and other opportunities for global leadership
  • Create opportunities for NYU students to engage substantively with Jews from around the world (in New York and elsewhere)
  • Create and implement new projects dependent upon Bronfman Center mission alignment


Leadership Development

  • Envision and implement a high-level leadership development strategy that supports optimal student performance to be shared and implemented by student life staff; create and implement curricula
  • Launch and implement the Service Enterprise Initiative (SEI), liaise with and report to UJA-Federation of New York
  • Facilitate sections of the Jewish Learning Fellowship as needed
  • Grow network of mentors for leadership initiatives culling from NYU alumni and friends
  • Maintain the growth of the NYU Chutzpanit initiative while aiming to scale to new campuses
  • Work with students to plan and execute Welcome Week and Shabbat for 2000
  • Work with Communications Team on leadership-specific communications needs
  • Partner with other University departments to expand our leadership offerings (i.e., Leadership Initiative, Center for Student Life, Global Spiritual Life, etc)


What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Advanced degree in Jewish education or related field (BA required)
  • Fluency in Modern Hebrew a plus
  • Grant writing experience a must
  • Experience with volunteer engagement, community organizing, and/or leadership development
  • Experience working with a CRM such as Salesforce
  • An entrepreneurial attitude



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 NYU 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), and/or travel (Bronfman Global Ambassadors, Bronfman Global Fellows). We measure our success not by the number of people who attend one event but by the number of lives transformed over four years.

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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.


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