Campus Director / KSU Hillel
Hillels of Georgia seeks a visionary, dynamic and strategic leader with proven organizational skills to lead our Hillel at Kennesaw State University. Are you passionate about and committed to vibrant Jewish life? Do you want to create an expansive program of Jewish learning, celebration, community service, Israel and networking to serve KSU’s growing Jewish student body and campus community? Are you ready to engage and empower Hillel students and provide them with leadership development opportunities to help drive and develop exciting Jewish activities and programming on campus? Are you committed to diversity, pluralism, inclusion and audacious hospitality in welcoming people in to our Hillel community? Do you want to cultivate relationships with students, families, alumni, community leadership and stakeholders, University administration officials? Are you prepared to manage the administrative, operations, programming and fundraising operations for our growing Hillel at KSU? And do you want to have the time of your life providing excellent professional leadership to one of the fastest growing Hillels in Georgia? Then Kennesaw State Hillel is for you.
Strategic Vision and Leadership
- Set a vision for Jewish pride, engagement, involvement and empowerment by motivating and inspiring students to engage in their own personal Jewish journeys and define their Jewish commitments
- Be a “Doogma” (role model) in order to teach and inspire students to embrace Jewish life, living, learning, leadership, service and activism including Shabbat and holiday celebrations, Tikkun Olam and Tzedakah projects, cultural and other events
- Provide awareness and education about Israel; and be an advocate for Israel travel, study, engagement and connections
- Develop and implement a strategic plan for student engagement, empowerment, leadership development, programming and more
- Maintain up to date database for student, alumni, families and supporters
- Provide professional guidance to Hillel student leadership and nurture their development while promoting a culture of creativity, innovation and excellence
- Direct programming, activities, budgeting, fundraising and all aspects of Hillel operations
- Develop and maintain relationships with other professionals serving student organizations and Jewish communal partners to further collaborations benefiting Hillel
- Collaborate with other Hillels of Georgia colleagues for system wide programs and services
- Commitment to work both independently and collaboratively with all partners and stakeholders
What You’ve Accomplished
- Minimum 3-5 years of relevant professional experience as a Hillel professional, Jewish communal work or campus student activities
- Bachelor’s degree required; advance degree is a plus.
What You’ll Bring to the Position
- Passion, dedication and commitment
- High level of emotional intelligence
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
- Strong foundation of Jewish knowledge, values, history and practice
- Experiential education and community organizational skills and experience
- Familiarity with Jewish communal, campus, student life and higher education agenda
- Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit
- Success and achievement oriented; determination and tenacity
- Excellent time and project management skills
- Commitment to personal and professional excellence
- Competence with social media, technology, computer and database management
- Exceptional written and verbal skills
- Strong work ethic, ability to problem-solve and take risks
- A sense of humor
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive compensation in the nonprofit marketplace including
- Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity, Pension Plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
- Outstanding supervision, professional development, mentorship and skill building opportunities
- Travel for professional conferences, continuing education and immersive program including travel to Israel and the Jewish world
Kennesaw State University, KSU Hillel and Hillels of Georgia
Kennesaw State University is one of the largest campuses, with more than 41,000 enrolled students, in the Georgia Sate University System. The KSU Main Campus is located 30 miles north of downtown Atlanta. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs. The University’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit and Division I athletic program draw students from throughout the region, the United States and countries around the world.
KSU Hillel serves as the “center” of Jewish life on campus and is committed to creating vibrant and dynamic Jewish life on campus for the 500+ identifiable Jewish students. Given current student enrollment figures and future projections we estimate that the Jewish student community at KSU will grow to 1,000+ in a few short years.
KSU Hillel is an integral part of the Hillels of Georgia constellation serving more than 5,000 Jewish student on more than two dozen campuses across the State with Hillel Centers at Emory University, the University of Georgia and Georgia College; and plans for future expansion of Hillel Centers at KSU and Georgia Tech. Hillels of Georgia is proud to be part of the greater Atlanta Jewish community which has a population of more than 125,000 members and extensive network of synagogues, Jewish day schools and other Jewish communal agencies serving our warm, welcoming and diverse pluralistic Jewish community.
Atlanta is one of the largest cities in the United States and is the vibrant economic, cultural and civic capital of the southeast. It is home to some of America’s most iconic companies and enterprises including Coca Cola, Delta Airlines, Home Depot, UPS and the Center for Disease Control. It is a hub of technological innovation, entertainment, arts and culture and higher education; as well as home to the Braves, Falcons, Hawks and Atlanta United FC. Major attractions include the Atlanta Zoo, Botanical Garden, Piedmont Park, High Museum of Art as well as historic landmarks as the Carter Center, MLK Historical Park and Birthplace and much more.
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.
Hillels of Georgia 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.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.
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