Director of Leadership and Engagement

Director of Leadership and Engagement Role Overview: Queens College Hillel envisions a world where every Jewish student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Queens College Hillel works to create welcoming community, that reflects our diversity, realizes students' needs and inspires students to explore their Jewish identity. At Queens College Hillel, we help students find new friends, gain new mentors, live and celebrate the Jewish calendar, experience and discuss Israel, and engage in Jewish learning.   The Director of Leadership and Engagement will build relationships with students through meaningful conversations and experiences, help students connect to their peers, and facilitate opportunities for students to engage in Jewish tradition, conversation and life. They will be accessible to students of all backgrounds and possess confidence and comfort with a broad range of Jewish knowledge, experiences, ideas and practices. They will also be detail-orientated, Jewish pluralism driven, highly organized and have a high level of emotional intelligence.   What You'll Do: Relationship-Building and Leadership Experiences Mentor student leaders in their Jewish growth through individual meetings and group trainings, in order to cultivate a Jewish community that is diverse, welcoming, creative and thoughtful. Work with students and staff to co-design a wide range of experiences, including supporting Shabbat and holiday celebrations, social opportunities, social justice projects and Jewish learning opportunities like the Jewish Learning Fellowship. Work with the Springboard Fellow to create new ways to meet students where they eat, sleep, commute, study and relax.   LINQ Initiative Oversee QC Hillel's LINQ Initiative. LINQ stands for Leadership, Innovation and Networking at Queens College. It is a lab for creating Jewish experiences outside the traditional Jewish leadership structures on campus. Overseeing LINQ includes managing marketing, reviewing applications, preparing portfolios for the staff to review, maintain a budget and serving a mentor and co-designer with LINQ Fellows   Marketing and Social Media Partner with students and Springboard to determine social media strategy   Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) Work with the Senior Jewish Educator and Springboard Fellow to coordinate and manage the Jewish Learning Fellowship, a 10-week experiential, conversational seminar aimed at engaging students in asking big questions through Jewish text and their own life experiences Supervise JLF Interns in building community with their peers Act as a key educational resource for both Hillel staff and students, helping to enrich their Jewish journeys and coach them in their ability to facilitate Jewish opportunities.   Data & Analytics Track student engagement Be proficient in data gathering, entering and analyzing   Supervision & Teamwork This position reports to the Executive Director of QC Hillel. Serve as a member of the Program and Engagement Team as well as a member of the entire QC Hillel staff   Assist the Executive Director Assist the Executive Director in preparing for Board and Committee meetings and may attend or staff such meetings as directed by the Executive Director   This position will be successful if: This individual is motivated to effect change in the daily lives of students. A significant number of new students are being meaningfully engaged in Jewish life and have a direct relationship with this individual. This individual builds a mentoring relationship with at least 180 students. It is animated by a comprehensive engagement strategy that is human-centered and focused on building relationships. This individual is detail-oriented and is self-motivated to follow through on projects and deadlines. They are capable of bringing sophisticated, relevant Jewish substance to conversations and activities with students. Meaningful and effective partnerships are forged that strengthen the Jewish and campus community and provide more resources to Jewish students.    As the Director of Leadership and Engagement, a typical day may include: Coffee conversations and one-on-one sessions. Planning a leadership opportunity with a group of interested students. Hosting a group learning session in the Goldberg Studio in the evening. Strategizing with a focus group of students about how to build a Jewish LGBTQ+ community on campus. Recording interactions in Little Green Light (our CRM) and consolidating information from the days' experiences.  Spending time at a staff meeting learning, shmoozing and strategizing   The Director of Leadership and Engagement must be: An Authentic Jewish personality - a living model of how to live an integrated Jewish life, and will be able to inspire students, through their own story, to make Judaism integral to their own life choices and expressed Jewish values. A Relationship Builder -  capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of students. This includes excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills that enable relationship-building with college-aged students. An Informal Educator - experienced with the theory and practice of informal education and will use that knowledge to model and teach others how to create the most effective opportunities for meaningful Jewish experiences. Detail and Big Picture Oriented - engage in the program process from soup to nuts, and also understand where each program fits in the larger arc of annual programming A Strategic Community Organizer - think strategically about how to impact students not involved in the traditional networks, and utilize methodologies of community organizing in order to manage and strategize for success. An Entrepreneurial Spirit - an openness to trying new approaches to engagement and a willingness to take risks in order to actualize their vision strong Jewish life. Experienced in working with a wide variety of socio-economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds and have the ability to relate to their concerns.   What You'll Bring to the Job: A bachelor's degree 2+ years of professional experience Passion and prior experience working in the Jewish community or with Jewish college students. A moderate to strong Jewish knowledge base, and a willingness to work with students from a variety of backgrounds Creativity, flexibility, initiative, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills The ability to work independently, and as part of a team, in a fast-paced environment where prioritizing, multitasking, organization and attention to detail are essential   What you'll receive: Hillel International offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.  Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. Great professional development, mentoring, skill building opportunities and continued learning opportunities. Independent and hands on work in an exciting, start-up environment. Flexible work hours.  
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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