Springboard Fellow 

Kristol Center for Jewish Life 

Hillel at the University of Delaware 

Role Overview 

Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Hillel at the University of Delaware as the Springboard Fellow. You will build one-on-one relationships with students, plan and execute engaging events and programs around campus, and help inspire students to make a commitment to Jewish life. We are proud Blue Hens (the UD mascot) and serve over 2200 Jewish students on our amazing campus in Newark, Delaware. Our students are curious, driven, and passionate leaders supported by our fantastic professional team. We are also proud to say that we are in the process of growing our endowment and staff, and we are in a significant capital campaign thanks to our incredible and visionary Executive Director, Donna Schwartz. 

In this position, you will help us continue to build the strong foundation of engagement that has been established through the years. You will be able to bring your ideas to life, meet students trying to understand their Jewish identity, and lead efforts as a community builder between Hillel and numerous campus organizations. And…You'll wake up each day (or at least most) and be genuinely excited and enthusiastic about creating an inviting place that inspires students to explore, experience, and build vibrant Jewish lives. This is so much more than your average 9-to-5. 

About The Springboard Fellowship 

The Springboard Fellowship is a paid, two-year fellowship that brings recent college grads with raw talent, passion, and skills needed to reimagine and redesign Jewish student life to college campuses across North America. 

Trained in Relationship-Based Engagement, Human-Centered Design, and other entrepreneurial frameworks, you will be exposed to the most successful initiatives across the Hillel movement. Fellows will work with students to imagine, create, and refine experiences for

Jewish life that dramatically impact student engagement, efficiently and strategically apply and scale successful initiatives from across the movement, and give birth to cutting-edge ideas that have the potential to transform how Hillel and creates inclusive spaces for #AllKindsOfJewish. 

We’re looking for people who embrace challenges, take risks, fail, and learn from the past, while maintaining their passion and sense of humor. Extensive Jewish education is not necessary — just an interest in creating a vibrant Jewish community, a commitment to learning, and the desire to make a difference in students' lives. 

What You’ll Do 


  • Actively contribute to shaping Hillel at the University of Delaware by engaging 180 students in direct 1:1 relationship-building moments. 
  • Launch a new learning cohort that brings up to 20 under-engaged students to explore their Jewish identity and what Judaism means to them. 
  • Plan and co-lead an alternative spring break trip 


  • Responsible for leading the engagement strategy for seniors and freshmen. Help with recruitment for Birthright and learning cohorts 
  • Develop and execute a plan for engaging with students involved in Greek Life ● Plan and facilitate weekly student intern meetings. 
  • Supervise student interns (specifically engagement interns) responsible for engaging their peers in Jewish life on campus. 

Who You Are 

  • You’re A Relationship-Builder: You thrive on meeting new people, understanding their interests, and forging meaningful connections. 
  • You’re A Collaborative Team Player: You enjoy working collaboratively with a team to solve problems and explore new initiatives. 
  • You’re A Passionate Learner: You love learning and continuously building up your Jewish knowledge. 
  • You’re An Innovative Educator: You believe in infusing education into captivating experiences that stimulate the imagination.
  • You’re A Facilitator: You thrive in creating spaces for students to converse, share ideas, and explore and develop their ideas on relevant issues. 
  • You’re A Recent College Grad: Whatever your degree, you are excited about Jewish life on campus and have experience as a participant and maybe even as an educator in a Jewish educational setting. 
  • You’re A Creative Thinker: You are constantly reimagining the ordinary, seeking ways to repurpose and improve things. 
  • You’re A Bold Visionary: Think big and creatively, viewing everything as possible and embracing a risk-taking, entrepreneurial spirit. 

~You’re A Springboard Fellow ~ 

What You’ll Bring to the Job 

  • 0 -3 years professional work experience 
  • Bachelor's degree 
  • This is an in-person role location in Newark, Delaware; remote work is not available for this position [most staff live in Wilmingtron] 
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan and you must be willing to take risks and learn your wins as well as your losses. 
  • Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort asking questions. ● Excitement to continue developing your own relationship to Judaism. ● Understand the importance of working as a team 

What You’ll Receive 

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $44,000 in year one of the Fellowship, 46,500 in year two of the Fellowship. ● A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave. 
  • High-level professional development to help develop core skills in experiential education, including learning from some of the most innovative organizations in Jewish education today. 
  • $3,200 in professional development funds from the Springboard Fellowship to utilize over two years.
  • Intensive Jewish summer and year-long learning experiences that will provide you with the knowledge, passion, and critical tool kit to fuel your work building our Jewish communities. 
  • Mentoring and career coaching to help you during and after your Fellowship. ● A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement. ● Travel opportunities, both domestically and internationally, multiple times per year (if permitted, following COVID-19 safety guidelines).

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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