Israel Program Director

Location: Indiana University Hillel
City: Bloomington
State/Territory: Indiana
Job Type: Israel Professional
Last updated: 4/8/19 7:13 AM


Role Overview:

At the Hillel Foundation at Indiana University, we are dedicated to educating students about and building and deepening their love for Israel.  We believe that it is critical for students to learn about, understand and experience the important place that Israel holds in our Jewish hearts and minds. Far too many Jewish college students are either apathetic, ashamed, ambivalent or even hostile towards Israel. The Israel Program Director at IU is critical to our mission of promoting a strong Israel agenda and building a strong pro-Israel community on campus. Our mission is to educate and advocate for Israel on our campus while building students’ love and commitment to Israel. We also strive to empower students to build a stronger and more comprehensive Israel program on campus. 


The main goals of the Israel Program Director on campus include:

  • Supervise and build up Hoosiers for Israel, to engage and identify future pro-Israel student leaders on campus.
  • Organizing all aspects of Taglit-Birthright Israel trips including: implementing recruitment & digital marketing strategies, supervision of Birthright Israel interns, and communication with Hillel International.
  • Successfully plan and facilitate annual Israel programs such as Israelpalooza, Negev Tent, and Israeli Shabbat.
  • Pro-actively re-imagine post-Birthright Israel participants to further strengthen Jewish life on campus and create a stronger culture around going on Taglit-Birthright Israel with IU Hillel.
  • Set up coffee dates to empower students to explore their connection to Israel through a religious, cultural, spiritual, and/or political lens.
  • Work with Stand With Us, CAMERA etc. to bring in pro-Israel advocacy speakers and programs.
  • Pro-actively educate students in an effort to combat anti-semitic or anti-zionist rhetoric on campus.
  • Find the students “where they’re at” and build relationships with them around Israel.


What you'll bring to the job:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in Israel programming and/or Israel advocacy work or 1-3 years of experience living in Israel
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and passion for Israeli life and culture and Israel advocacy
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to interact with college students
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously and maintain high quality across the board, set time tables and adhere to deadlines
  • Self-driven, with energy, and enthusiasm for Israel programming and travel
  • Understanding of college students and the college campus with respect to Israel and Israel issues on campus
  • Proven leadership skills and the capacity for effective teamwork
  • Familiarity with digital marketing and managing social media sites is preferred, however, not required.


What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. 
  • 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 opportunities


About Indiana University Hillel

The Helene G. Simon Hillel Center is the flagship Hillel program in the state of Indiana.  There are approximately 4,000 Jewish undergrad and graduate students at Indiana University. With its many programs and services, IU Hillel engages approximately ½ - ¾ of those students throughout the course of the school year. IU Hillel serves students who walk through the doors of our building, as well as students on campus in order to create a warm, welcoming Jewish community at the University. IU Hillel prides itself on building the foundation for the Jewish future through developing students’ leadership skills and creating a strong, caring, and welcoming center for Jewish life at Indiana University. Our focus on creating opportunities for students to connect with the Jewish community on campus leads to their excitement, commitment, and connection with the Jewish community upon graduation. Hillel is also committed to promoting diversity programming on the IU campus, Bloomington, and throughout the state of Indiana.


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.

Indiana 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.


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