Hillel B.C. is looking for a creative and engaging individual who will inspire students to be partners in creating a vibrant and welcoming Jewish community on campus. At its core, this position requires planning and coordinating programs with Jewish students and young adults from diverse backgrounds. The ideal candidate will feel energized by working with college students and be skillful in motivating, supporting, and inspiring them to create meaningful Jewish experiences for themselves and their peers.

What You’ll Do

  • Developing one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work, and/or study, utilizing creative methods to engage them in Jewish life
  • Ensuring all aspects of programming responsibilities are functioning smoothly - from content to logistics
  • Working closely with Jewish student clubs and facilitating program planning meetings with student leaders
  • Leading and working together with other staff members to continue building Hillel BC’s online brand
  • Mentoring students in their Jewish journey through individual meetings and group programs to cultivate a Jewish community that is caring, diverse, and welcoming
  • Developing programs that enrich the lives of Jewish students as part of Hillel’s overall education strategy
  • Establishing meaningful Israel cultural and educational programming
  • Involved in all community-wide programming for our campuses including Shabbat and Holiday dinners, campus specific lunches and programs, as well as social and fundraising initiatives (some travel will be required)
  • Supporting student-initiated programs and serving as a Jewish and Israel resource to students and groups on campus

What You’ve Accomplished

  • 0-3 years post university experience  
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience informal Jewish education and/or outreach 

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • A team-oriented approach to work and a strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn and recognize areas for growth 
  • Exceptional organization, leadership and communication skills
  • Experience working with group of diverse backgrounds and ability to create one-on-one relationships in a professional manner
  • Willingness to travel throughout the province of British Columbia when required
  • Ability to work with confidential and/or sensitive information related to the organization’s activities
  • A driver’s license is highly recommended and preferred for this position

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $43,000 - $48,000
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including extended health insurance, generous vacation time, and flexible work hours
  • $500 CAD yearly wellness package 
  • Bus pass or parking pass 
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Travel regionally and abroad, possibly to Israel 
  • Plenty of Hillel and university schwag

About Hillel BC Society

Hillel BC Society is the centre for Jewish life on campuses in British Columbia, and largest Jewish student organization in Western Canada, serving young adults aged 18-30. We have been operating on BC campuses since 1947 and provide young adults the opportunity to explore their religious identity and relationship to other faiths within a safe, pluralistic, and inclusive community. Our programs reflect the diverse interests and needs of our members build valuable leadership skills and help to create lasting friendships. Operating out of the Diamond Foundation Centre for Jewish Campus Life at the University of British Columbia, Hillel BC serves students throughout the province at Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, Langara College, Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and BCIT.

Vancouver is consistently named one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Its proximity to the mountains and the ocean gives easy access to a plethora of outdoor activities, delicious dining, and mild winters. It is also home to the third largest Jewish population in Canada so there is something for everyone here.

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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