UC Berkeley Hillel Engagement Associate

Website Berkeley Hillel

Role Overview:

At UC Berkeley Hillel , we’re looking for someone who is a creative professional with strong organizational, interpersonal, programming and communications skills to serve as the Engagement Associate. The Engagement Associate works within the team of other programming staff both collaboratively and independently.  The Engagement Associate should be passionate about building relationships using our peer to peer methodology, getting out on campus and reaching new and uninvolved students, and empowering students.  They are someone that has a passion for community service and has a desire to organize and connect with students to engage in direct service opportunities in the Berkeley community.


What you’re great at:

Connecting with students in one on one conversations to help them engage with the Jewish community at Cal
Putting yourself in new places and situations to engage a wide variety of students, for example, Greek Life, coops, dorms, etc.
Creating, implementing and supporting a diverse range of student programs and initiatives.
Understanding the needs of college students and having a desire to interact with the diversity of students and constituents involved with UC Berkeley Hillel.
Making Judaism accessible and relevant to others through your authentic Jewish story.
Organizing Community Service projects for students to help Jewish students connect with Judaism through the lens of community service and volunteering.
The right Engagement Associate will possess the following key attributes:

Engaging – The Engagement Associate must be an outgoing person who is interested in meeting with students one on one.  They need to be able to help students connect with the greater Jewish community at Cal.
Creative – The Engagement Associate must be a creative thinker to best address the needs of the Jewish students.  They should be someone that enjoys taking thoughtful risks that advance the mission of the organization. One particular area of creativity will be developing and implementing volunteer and community service opportunities for students.
Organized – The Engagement Associate needs to be organized and understand the big picture of the organization and how best to implement initiatives that best serve UC Berkeley Hillel.
Strategic Relationship Builder– The Engagement Associate will work closely with the Director of Engagement to implement a campus engagement strategy to connect with more Jewish students.
What you’ll bring to the job:

You’ll have a team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, proven experience thinking and acting strategically to reach goals, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would.
Preferred 1-2 years of work experience in a related field
Exceptional organization, leadership and communication skills
A strong proficiency and interest in social media
As the Engagement Associate, a typical day may include:

Meet a student for a one-on-one coffee at a local Berkeley café.
Prepare for the weekly BBQ, an opportunity to engage over 100 students.
Facilitating a community service opportunity for students that combines Jewish values and direct action.
Meet with the Director of Engagement to strategize making Berkeley Hillel a more welcoming place.
Table on campus to promote an upcoming event, Jewish holiday, or simply to meet new students.
Meet with student leaders to help them organize an event or initiative.
Pickling vegetables, making homemade cheese, studying Jewish text, and/or discussing Jewish identity during a Staff Learning session!
What you’ll get out of it:

Hillel 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.  The range for this position is $37,000-$45,000 depending on experience.
Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
Travel abroad, particularly to Israel
Unlimited paid coffee dates with students
Flexible work hours
About UC Berkeley Hillel:

Berkeley Hillel is a private, not-for-profit organization that serves as the center for Jewish campus life at the University of California Berkeley. At Berkeley, we provide a nurturing environment for students to grow religiously, socially and ethically, while developing a love for Jewish community and Israel, with respect for other faiths and a broad understanding of what it means to be Jewish.

UC Berkeley Hillel is nationally recognized for its cutting edge approaches to engaging students in meaningful Jewish experiences. In 2016, UC Berkeley Hillel received the “Great Place To Work” award from Hillel International, for “creating a work environment that is collaborative, supportive, and fun.”

For more information about the university and the local community: http://berkeley.edu/index.html


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.

UC Berkeley 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.

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