Engagement Associate

Hillel at Davis and Sacramento

Role Overview

Hillel at Davis and Sacramento is seeking a dynamic and creative Engagement Associate (EA) to join our professional team. We are looking for someone with contagious passion, entrepreneurial energy, superb organizational and communication skills, and a commitment to Jewish life. Our Hillel is the perfect place to direct innovative, cutting-edge programs for a large, diverse Jewish student body.

The EA oversees most programmatic aspects of our Hillel's activities, ensuring vibrant Jewish life on campus through program initiation and facilitation, leadership development, and personal interactions with students. They ensure that various avenues are pursued to engage Jewish students, and makes every effort to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The EA encourages students to explore their Jewish identity and develop leadership skills that last a lifetime.

What You’ll Do

  • Plan, facilitate, and evaluate a variety of programs and initiatives
  • Ensure all aspects of programming are functioning smoothly (from logistics to content) and are congruent with our overall programmatic vision
  • Coordinate program publicity (from email reminders, Facebook posts and messages, Instagram posts, coffee dates, etc.)
  • Monitor program budgets (general programming budget as well as grant budgets)
  • Recruit, train, onboard, supervise, and evaluate student leaders and interns
  • Support student-initiated programs and serve as a Jewish role model and resource to students and groups on campus
  • Identify uninvolved/under-involved student populations and develop strategies for contacting and engaging them
  • Attend numerous programs (some during evenings, weekends, and holidays)
  • Represent Hillel on campus with students, as appropriate, as well as within the wider community
  • Serve as a liaison to the local Jewish community and university organizations, especially with regards to joint efforts (University Religious Council, Interfaith Campus Council, Jewish Young adult groups, synagogues, etc.)
  • Coordinate and organize quarterly Young Adult events and Hillel Alumni events
  • Work collaboratively with the Assistant Director to actively seek out and help prepare, apply for, and monitor grant proposals, particularly for programmatic initiatives (Hillel International Micro Grants, Interfaith America, etc.)
  • Assist the Development Manager with fundraising initiatives (Giving Tuesday, Hillel Global Giving Week, seeking donors for sponsoring programs such as Shabbat, Jewish Learning Fellowship, etc.)

On a day to day basis you will

  • Facilitate a brainstorming session with student leaders to develop creative ways to engage new students
  • Meet with colleagues to discuss exciting programming and marketing ideas
  • Have coffee with a student who has expressed interest in becoming more involved
  • Attend the Interfaith Campus Council to plan a joint community service project
  • Research and applying for a new grant for a program

What You’ve Accomplished

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Professional experience in Jewish, experiential or higher education, including a successful track record in program design, implementation and oversight
  • Passion and experience working in the Jewish community or with college students

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • The ability to work independently, and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment where prioritizing, organization, and attention to detail are essential
  • Creativity, flexibility, initiative, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • A serious work ethic, sense of humor, and willingness to take risks and learn from unexpected situations.
  • A commitment to pluralism and a comfort with your own Jewish identity to act as a role model and mentor for emerging Jewish adults.
  • Excel in a dynamic and growth oriented entrepreneurial organization that seeks to say yes often and envision new modalities for success.
  • Fluency and comfort with Jewish knowledge, ideas, traditions, conversations, and practices.

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $40,000 to $45,000
  • 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.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel
  • Plenty of Hillel and university swag

About Hillel at Davis and Sacramento

Join our dynamic team at Hillel at Davis and Sacramento and experience myriad perks that make us stand out! As part of our tight-knit staff, you will find yourself among a supportive community dedicated to growth and collaboration. Located just 30 minutes from Sacramento, within an hour's reach of Napa Valley and two hours from Tahoe, you'll enjoy the perfect balance of urban excitement and natural beauty. Our 10 AM start time allows you to savor your mornings and explore the nearby UC Davis and Sacramento State campuses and downtown areas teeming with local restaurants and shops. Bring your furry friends to our pet-friendly office and relish in the beautiful California weather, taking strolls through the Davis arboretum and enjoying the weekly farmer's markets. Indulge in free food, take advantage of Hillel’s professional development opportunities, and don't miss out on our exciting travel opportunities, including visits to Israel. Join us at Hillel at Davis and Sacramento to unlock a world of possibilities!

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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