Campus Director (multi-campus)

Location: Hillel of Colorado
City: Denver
State/Territory: Colorado
Job Type: Director
Last updated: 4/5/19 1:24 PM



DU Hillel Campus Director: Career Opportunity



Hillel of Colorado is growing, and now seeks a full-time University of Denver (DU) Hillel Campus Director to lead DU Hillel and mentor students as they navigate these critical years.  You will empower students to craft and implement strategies that engage and support diverse and pluralistic Jewish student life on a campus with about 500 Jewish undergraduate students and an equal number of Jewish graduate students.


As DU Hillel Campus Director you will be in charge of all student and university-facing activities at the DU Hillel – where students have strengthened their connection to Jewish life and found a warm, welcoming home-away from home for over half a century.  Under your leadership and oversight this student-run, staff-supported Hillel will continue striving toward the excellence you and your students will define.  You will report to our executive director – who will serve as your thought-partner and co-strategist – and you will be an integral part of a dynamic team housed at the Merage & Allon Hillel Center at DU and within our collaborative statewide structure.


This may be a great fit for you if you are seeking a full-time career-track position; if our mission and goals excite you; if you have many of the diverse skills this job requires – and still strive to grow as a professional; if you are a  leader who strives to collaborate and inspire; and if you wish to make a significant impact on those who will lead tomorrow’s Jewish communities.


What You’ll Do

               I.       Lead DU Hillel – mentoring students while striving to be a positive model and connector for them, developing positive relationships with them, and meeting them in traditional and creative ways.

             II.       Organize and grow DU Hillel’s traditional programming including weekly Shabbat meals/programs, High Holiday events, Passover Seders – and holiday and social justice programs throughout the year.

           III.       Build DU Hillel’s leadership programs – including hiring and supervising campus interns – and work c losely with student leaders to assure leadership development opportunities are woven into the fabric of DU Hillel.

          IV.       Restore DU Hillel’s Israel programming within our Israel Policy, and r ecruit for and lead DU Hillel’s December Birthright Israel trip – planning education and advocacy programs upon return.

            V.       Assure that student recruitment and engagement are strong, and m easure student engagement using Hillel’s metrics tools.

          VI.       Assist and enhance fund development efforts among current student and alumni families.

         VII.       Begin outreach to our Jewish graduate school population, helping them host independent programs and assuring they feel welcome at DU Hillel programs.


The ideal candidate will continue to cultivate pluralistic Jewish life on the DU campus; be energized working with our demographic; strengthen DU Hillel’s ties to the university community by enhancing partnerships and connections with Greek Life, Chabad, the Center for Multicultural Excellence, university staff and administration, and student organizations; and assist development staff to enhance DU Hillel’s financial resources through appeals to current students and their families and to alumni and their families.


What You’ve Accomplished

·         Minimum three-five years’ professional experience, and experience supervising others on the job.

·         Minimum two years’ experience working in a Hillel – or the equivalent.

·         Work in nonprofit or mission-driven organizations, Jewish institutions, or higher education settings is a plus.

·         A bachelor’s degree is required.  We will consider a range of candidates’ experiences and credentials.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

·         A deep commitment to Hillel’s mission and goals –  with expertise in leading conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is approachable and meets students at various points on their Jewish journey.

·         A passion for working with emerging adults and investing in their growth as Jewish leaders.

·         Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability as a self-starter.

·         Desire to communicate proactively, and effectively collaborate within our team culture. 

·         Excitement for a diversity of perspectives that allows all voices to be respected.

·         Curiosity, a strong work ethic, and a sense of humor.

·         Flexibility, and a willingness to take risks and learn from your wins as well as your losses.

  • Creative problem-solving strategies.

·         Strong relationship-building skills.

·         A genuine desire to learn and grow as a professional.

·         Ability to grow student engagement and leadership development programs and opportunities.

·         Ability to create and managing a work plan while collaborating to continually adjust the organizational plan.

·         Understanding and managing a simple budget.

·         Commitment to your own, unique Jewish journey – and ability to inspire others on their own.

·         Comfortable working independently and collaboratively.

·         Strong written and verbal skills to communicate effectively with all stakeholders.


What You’ll Receive

·          A competitive compensation package within Denver’s non-profit marketplace.

·          An opportunity for travel to Israel.

·          Professional development – including executive coaching, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.

·          A flexible work-schedule.

·          The opportunity to wake up every day knowing you can make a real and lasting difference in the world and in the lives of your students.


About DU Hillel and Hillel of Colorado

Hillel of Colorado, one of over 500 North American affiliates of Hillel International, is the Jewish home-away-from-home for over 1,000 Jewish students at the University of Denver (DU) and at Colorado State University (CSU) in Ft. Collins – with outreach to students at a dozen other colleges in metro-Denver and northern Colorado.  Founded in the early 1950’s, Hillel of Colorado provides students with a safe place to learn, socialize, celebrate, act, hone their Jewish values, travel to Israel – and develop the all-important skills and contacts to enable them to become tomorrow’s community leaders.  DU is located in a part of Denver that is both cosmopolitan and accessible.  DU’s state-of-the-art Hillel House, also serving as our statewide headquarters, is set in a quiet, residential neighborhood just off DU’s 125-acre tree-shaded campus which dates from the 1890s.


About Hillel International

DU Hillel is part of Hillel of Colorado – which is affiliated with Hillel International, an organization that began in 1923 with a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students, and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world serving more than 500 colleges and universities across North America and around the world.  As Hillel evolves as an organization, its mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections for every Jewish student and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.

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