Engagement Associate, NC Hillel Link

North Carolina Hillel 

Role Overview 

Ignite Jewish life across North Carolina as the Engagement Associate for NC Hillel Link. We are seeking an engaging, passionate, and adventurous Jewish community builder to innovate a new position on our team. The Engagement Associate will work with the Director of NC Hillel Link to co-create and implement an engagement and community-building strategy for each of the six campuses within Link (App State, East Carolina, UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington). This is a full-time position with room for growth and the option for a flexible summer.  

Please note: This is a 40-hour-a-week position with a flexible schedule. The Engagement Associate will work an average of 2-3 evenings per week during the school year and some weekends as well. This position requires day and overnight travel across North Carolina. While this position can be based anywhere in Western North Carolina, preference will be given to candidates local to or willing to relocate to Charlotte or Greensboro. This position will require regular visits to NC Hillel campuses in Asheville, Boone, Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, and Wilmington.

The Engagement Associate will be supervised by the Director of NC Hillel Link and begin work in July of 2024.


  • Build individual relationships with students and expand overall student engagement.
  • Connect students with a variety of opportunities including Hillel leadership positions, Local Jewish community, jobs and internships, Jewish trips abroad, travel to Israel, conferences, and more.
  • Identifying uninvolved/under-involved student populations and developing strategies for contacting and engaging them


  • Oversee the creation and implementation of the program calendar in concert with student leaders, other NC Hillel staff, and partnership organizations. Programs include campus lunches, Shabbats, volunteer opportunities, Israel programs, educational opportunities, retreats, social programs, and so much more.
  • Planning, facilitating, and evaluating a variety of programs and initiatives
  • Ensuring that all aspects of programming are functioning smoothly on multiple campuses (from logistics to content) and are congruent with our overall programmatic vision
  • Coordinating communication and program publicity across the campuses through various media resources

Student Leadership 

  • Recruiting, training, and supervising student leaders and interns
  • Functioning as a key educational and organizational resource to student leadership as they build Jewish life and community.
  • Facilitate relationships between Hillel student leaders and Student Life, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Public Safety, and other important and significant entities and partners on our campuses


  • Manage and grow the various campus partnerships that support and expand our programming and financial resources
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of NC Hillel Link to actively seek out and help prepare grant proposals, particularly for programmatic initiatives
  • Gather, categorize, and manage the data collected through engagement and other various methods

What You’ve Accomplished

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Demonstrated passion for building Jewish community, planning programs, and leadership development

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Ability to build relationships with students and build a connection between their passion and Hillel’s mission
  • Israel experience, education, or recruitment experience is a plus
  • Ability to work nontraditional work hours and manage time efficiently, including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Contagious and authentic Jewish passion, with excitement to continue developing your own relationship with Judaism
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit
  • Reliable transportation and an excitement to travel to and explore new cities on your own
  • Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort in asking questions
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a great professional team

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Salary Range is $46,000-$50,000.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement contributions, 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 reimbursement for all work-related travel, including meals and lodging 
  • This position has the option to be 10-months or 11-months to afford you the opportunity to pursue summer opportunities such as employment at camp or other endeavors.

About North Carolina Hillel

North Carolina Hillel serves students across the University of North Carolina System with staff strategically located across the state. Jewish students of all backgrounds come to NC Hillel to make friends in a warm, accepting environment and to explore what being Jewish means to them. For some students, it’s the first time they have a Jewish role model. For others, it’s the first time they’re exploring their Judaism on their own terms. Hillel @ NC State, UNC Chapel Hill Hillel, and NC Hillel Link (a consortium of campuses with Jewish populations between 100-300 students…and growing!) allow us to serve our students dynamically from the coast to the mountains.

We empower and inspire students to pursue their own Jewish journeys by creating strong communities and transformative experiences.

We aspire to cultivate within students a commitment to these core values:

  • Kehillah – Community: building relationships with Jews at home, in Israel, and around the world
  • Hachnasat Orchim – Hospitality: welcoming people from diverse backgrounds and creating a warm, pluralistic environment
  • Limmud – Learning: a lifelong pursuit of deeper understanding and Jewish learning
  • Ruchaniut – Spirituality: investigating religious questions and seeking personal growth and moral fulfillment
  • Tzedek – Justice: striving for a more just and righteous world

North Carolina 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.

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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