Engagement Director

University of Wisconsin-Madison Hillel 

Are you our future Engagement Director? 

Picture this:  

  • You’re a part of the team that is the heart and soul of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Jewish community.  
  • You build experiences for students through your infectious energy, creative ideas and your ability to get s**t done. 
  • You spark connections to Judaism and our community by leading epic activities, innovative programs and impromptu gatherings.  
  • You thrive on constantly meeting and interacting with people and creating opportunities for others to do the same. Your job is to build relationships and ignite a passion for Jewish life that lasts a lifetime.  
  • You join us in creating a space where every student feels welcome, supported and empowered. 

The Most Important Parts of This Job: 

  • Create engaging events that are exciting, welcoming and that students want to be a part of. This means taking an event from conception through execution and evaluation, to make it memorable and successful. 
  • Orchestrate opportunities for students to develop meaningful relationships. 
  • Build and expand relationships with campus organizations including academic departments, clubs, cultural groups, fraternities, sororities, etc.   
  • Welcome and interact with prospective students, parents and alumni. 
  • Manage and grow our social media in a vibrant, meaningful way. 

What Success in the Role Looks Like: 

  • Demonstrating expert skills in building relationships, collaborating with a wide variety of people and organizations, managing time, and innovating. 
  • Achieve goals for attendance and engagement. 
  • Developing strategies to build relationships and connections. 

The Must-Have’s for This Role: 

  • A bachelor’s degree  
  • 2+ years of full-time work experience  
  • Experience planning and implementing events or programs 
  • Expertise in using the MS Office suite of apps and generating buzzing social media,  
  • A love of Jewish community and making a difference in the lives of college students.

One or More of the Following Will Give You an Edge: 

  • Work experience in a Jewish organization 
  • Experience in a leadership role in a Greek organization, a summer camp or an afterschool program  
  • Experience in a sales, project management or customer service role 
  • Experience using a CRM, Hootsuite, Canva, Salesforce 

What’s In It For You: 

  • Work in a vibrant and dynamic office, where the energy is contagious, and the atmosphere is buzzing with positivity 
  • A world-class Hillel facility packed with amenities including an onsite gym and in-house restaurant. 
  • A minimum salary of $45,000, increasing based on your work experience up to $65,000 
  • Comprehensive health and wellness benefits. 
  • Paid time off of 10-20 days annually, based on level of experience 
  • Professional development and travel opportunities, including potential trips to Israel. 
  • Daily opportunities to grow, learn, and connect with new people and organizations. 
  • A relocation stipend or the equivalent as a new employee bonus. 

So, if you're ready to turn your love for Jewish culture into an unforgettable adventure, join us at UW-Madison Hillel and let's make some magic happen together! 

About Us: 

The UW Hillel is celebrating its 100th year of continuous operation at the UW-Madison.  We are affiliated with Hillel International, which has over 550 chapters around the world. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.   


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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