Associate Director

UC Berkeley Hillel

About this Role

At Berkeley Hillel, we’re looking for someone who is a creative & outgoing professional with strong interpersonal, communication, and project management skills to serve as the Associate Director. They will nurture and coach the staff and student leaders that make Berkeley Hillel a vibrant place to celebrate Jewish life and manage the dynamic Student Life team.  The Associate Director should be passionate about building relationships, supporting and supervision staff, empowering student leaders, and thinking strategically about Jewish life at UC Berkeley.   The Associate Director will work closely with the Executive Director in reaching both long and short term organizational goals. 

What You’ll Do

  • Supervise and Manage the Student Life Team (Includes 5 staff members)
  • Oversee and manage all of the programmatic aspects of student facing programming
  • Manage a program budget in excess of $300K
  • Manage the hiring of all new student facing personnel
  • Serve as a close partner to the Executive Director in implementing new and existing initiatives
  • Be part of the senior leadership along with the COO and the Executive Director
  • Liaison with Student Affairs staff at UC Berkeley

You're Great at:

  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining quality across all areas and adjusting on the fly
  • Seeing the big picture of the organization as well as the day to day details of student initiatives
  • Supervising staff members who work in distinctively different areas of the organization
  • Connecting to and interacting with the diversity of students and constituents involved with UC Berkeley Hillel
  • Building strategic partnerships
  • Figuring out what makes people tick, and applying that knowledge to strategically help connect  them to their passions and interests

The right Associate Director will possess the following key attributes:

  • Program/Initiative Implementation – The Associate Director should have experiences in planning and implementing programs and initiatives. They should have a desire to both create programs from the ground up and work with students in providing a diversity of Jewish opportunities.
  • Passion for Jewish Education – The Associate Director should have experiences in informal Jewish education and a passion for supporting the Jewish Student Life team to approach their work as educators. They should have experience in informal Jewish education and support the implementation of Berkeley Hillel’s Educational vision. 
  • Supervision – The right candidate will supervise the Student Life team and will bring experience success in supervision of a diverse team.
  • A Strategic Community Organizer –The Associate Director will think strategically about how to reach and impact students not involved in the traditional networks, and will utilize methodologies of community organizing in order to manage and strategize for success.
  • Organized –The Associate Director needs to be organized and understand the big picture of the organization and how best to implement programs to best serve the desired outcomes.  
  • Strong Written & Verbal Skills - The Associate Director will have strong interpersonal communications, active listening skills and political acumen. They should have experience publishing materials on the web and some understanding of web technology, social media, and online advertising. 
  • A Relationship Builder –The Associate Director will be capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of students. 

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and minimum 4 – 6 years of professional work experience. Experience as a volunteer or professional in a Jewish organization is a plus. Advanced degree is encouraged and preferred.
  • Berkeley Hillel is open to candidates who might bring more experience to the job and position and are open to broadening what the role might look like.
  • Experience in supervising employees and guiding them toward success and growth
  • Exceptional organization, leadership and communication skills
  • Have a team-oriented approach to work while still being a self-starter, with a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out
  • A deep passion for building pluralistic Jewish communities, serving as a peer educator, and creating a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching Jewish environment on and around campus  

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $115,000-$125,000
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, unlimited PTO and generous sick time, and parental leave.
  • Berkeley Hillel also offers a gym/wellness, transportation and cell phone stipend and ample opportunities for professional development.

About Berkeley Hillel

Working at Berkeley Hillel means working with a team of passionate, driven, and fun Jewish professionals at the #1 public university in the country. We offer competitive non-profit salaries, work-life balance, and a student community that is smart, caring, and engaged. Our recently renovated 15,000 sq. ft. building, finished in 2018, sits as a campus landmark in a prime location across the street from Berkeley Law and International House. Berkeley and the Bay Area boast a diverse and thriving Jewish community with many opportunities for young adults and families to practice and engage Jewishly. Every day we feel lucky to work on this campus, in this building, with this team, and we hope you’ll join us!

Berkeley Hillel Vision and Mission

Vision: Envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

Mission: Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world through:

  • Welcoming students into a pluralistic community in an inclusive and respectful way.
  • Fostering the growth of students' Jewish identity.
  • Developing students' sense of social justice, civic responsibility, and service to local, national and larger communities.
  • Providing opportunities for students to examine their Judaism and spirituality.
  • Serving as an integral and indispensable partner to the University community.
  • Supporting Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.

Berkeley Hillel will advocate for its mission to the greater campus community and will model in its actions: excellence, innovation, accountability and fun.

4 Strategies for achieving our Vision and Mission and Delivering the Jewish Future

Hillel activates four strategies to fulfill our mission: Belonging, Growing, Creating, and Committing

  • Belonging -We strive to create a community where students belong
  • Growing -We nurture the growth of the students’ Jewish self confidence
  • Creating -We encourage students to take ownership of their Jewish identities, pushing them to create authentic expressions of their Jewish selves
  • Committing -We give Jewish students compelling reasons to commit to Jewish Life

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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