Asbell Engagement Associate

Dickinson Hillel


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Role Overview

The primary purpose of this position is to help build Jewish community on campus, and coordinate with other departments on campus to facilitate partnership between sustainability initiatives and Jewish Life. The position will include educational and engagement opportunities at Dickinson Farm, an 80 acre USDA-certified organic farm operated by the college. as well as the Asbell Center for Jewish Life. These educational programs and hands-on activities will strengthen the connection between Jewish culture, sustainable agriculture, and stewardship of the land. The Engagement Associate will work with existing student groups (Nazun, Cooking Club) to develop outreach strategy, as well as working with emerging student leaders to build and strengthen Jewish communities across campus.

What You’ll Do

  • Foster relationships with Jewish students on campus and help link them to resources on campus that meet their religious and spiritual needs. Coordinate with student leaders to build community between Jewish students on campus.
  • Mentor Asbell Center student leaders to develop programming that incorporates sustainability initiatives, planning and executing one to two collaborative programs per semester. Work closely with the Dickinson Farm on planning holiday programs, menus, and other opportunities to connect Jewish Life and sustainability
  • Be a visible presence on campus, attending events, including but not limited to: sit-down meetings with prospective students and parents, Shabbat Dinner, Holiday celebrations, and educational and social programming. Represent the Asbell Center in the absence of the Director
  • Regularly scheduled hands-on work at the Dickinson Farm during the planting and harvesting seasons. Work alongside students and farm apprentices 2 days a week over the summer months.
  • Provide kitchen support to Farm Works Kitchen Manager as needed
  • Oversee media for the office including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, EngageD and Newsletter. This includes putting out media content when students are not present.
  • Oversight of the Birthright Israel program (free trip to Israel for Jewish students). etc.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Driver’s License preferred but not required

About Dickinson Hillel

Dickinson College is a premier four-year residential liberal arts institution chartered in 1783 and widely recognized as a leader in global and sustainability education. Dickinson College is located in Carlisle, named a “most livable city” by Forbes and minutes from the state capital of Harrisburg. The campus is connected to a vibrant downtown that offers eclectic dining, shopping and entertainment options. Within a two-hour drive are Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.; New York City is three hours away.

Dickinson College offers full time employees a broad range of Benefits including a comprehensive medical insurance plan, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous time off, parental leave, homebuyer assistance, and tuition benefits for eligible employees and dependent children under the age of 24. Upon eligibility, the College contributes 8% of an employee’s base salary to a retirement account with an additional .5% matching contribution; all money paid by the college into the employee’s retirement plan is immediately and fully vested in the employee.

In our ongoing efforts to support the health of our community, Dickinson College strongly encourages all members of the campus community to be up to date on CDC-recommended vaccines.


TO APPLY: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Dickinson College by clicking HERE. Applications received through will not be considered.

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.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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