Full Time

Hillel Ottawa Director of Jewish Campus Life

Hillel Ottawa 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa ON

Exciting opportunity for a creative professional with strong interpersonal, programming, and communications skills to serve as the Director of Jewish Campus Life. The successful candidate will have a strong Jewish and Israel background, be a self-starter and capable multi-tasker who can engage students and drive Hillel Ottawa’s mission forward.

Hillel Ottawa’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel Ottawa is dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive Jewish environment for students from Ottawa’s three college and university campuses. Hillel is a hub for a variety of interesting and engaging opportunities that bring Jewish students together to meet one another, socialize, celebrate Jewish life, pursue Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood.

What you’ll bring to the job:
• A passion for strengthening Jewish life through a variety of pluralistic events and activities.
• A deep commitment to Israel with a nuanced understanding of effective engagement, education, and advocacy
• A love for networking, relationship building and socializing!
• Excellent organizational, planning and logistical skills.
• Bachelor’s degree, and at least 2 years of relevant work experience.
• A cellphone, driver’s license, and reliable vehicle.
• Energy, a sense of humor, flexibility, and maturity.

What you’ll get out of it:
• Great career building opportunity; professional development, mentoring, and on-the-job learning.
• Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace (more on this below).
• Flexible work hours (including some evening and weekends as required).
• Possible domestic and/or international travel.
• Unique opportunities to meet with government officials and foreign dignitaries.
• Practically unlimited paid coffee dates!

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Strategic Vision and Leadership
• Develop, articulate and promote a vision for Jewish life on campus in partnership with key student leadership.
• Identify leadership development opportunities for empowering students, and advise and support Hillel Ottawa’s student leaders and Student Executive Boards.
• Recruit, hire and train any staff or interns.

Outreach and Engagement
• Work collaboratively with student leadership to develop opportunities to tap into student interest and build positive and on-going relationships with students.
• Develop and oversee an array of formal and informal opportunities for Jewish learning and promote a pluralistic approach to religious expression on campus.
• Cultivate meaningful relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and interest them.
• Develop creative means of communication with students for the purposes of recruitment, marketing, and new engagement opportunities via social media and other means.

Community Relations and Advocacy
• Serve as a representative of the Jewish community on campus, and promote awareness of campus-based needs and issues in the local Jewish community.
• Build strategic relationships with stakeholders and clubs on campus to advance Hillel’s advocacy objectives including collaborating with Jewish and/or Israel advocacy organizations, and other potential allies on and off campus.
• Develop pro-active Israel Advocacy strategies specific to Hillel Ottawa, maximizing the full array of national and local advocacy services.
• Cultivate student leadership and mobilize students towards advocacy objectives. Engage Jewish and non-Jewish students and provide support to them in pursuit of their advocacy interests.
• Prepare for, and respond effectively and strategically, to anti-Israel/antisemitic incidents on campus, in collaboration with Hillel’s primary partners.

Administration and Development
• Develop and implement a strategic approach to fundraising to sustain operations, in close coordination with the Community Advisory Board.
• Maintain records of events, attendance and undertake program evaluation.
• Oversee the fiscal operation of Hillel Ottawa through budget planning and management.

Compensation & Benefits: Salary range: $47,000 - $57,000 based on experience. Medical and drug benefits package, a free JCC membership, and pension plan available after one-year’s service.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Beutel, Vice President of Community Building at sbeutel@jewishottawa.com. We are looking to hire immediately, and applications will be reviewed as they come in.

We are committed to the values and principles of employment equity. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please inform us of accommodations (i.e., technical aid, accessibility requirements, etc.) required at any stage of the assessment process, so that we can take the appropriate measures to facilitate your full participation.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 3-5 years of experience.