Ezra Fellow: Program and Engagement Associate Mizzou Hillel
Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining University of Missouri, Columbia (Mizzou) Hillel as the Program and Engagement Associate. You will build one on one relationships with students, plan and promote events around campus, and help inspire students to make a commitment to Jewish life. Jewish students at Mizzou are actively engaged in all aspects of campus life and you will have an opportunity to connect and work with students from diverse Jewish backgrounds as they explore their individual Jewish identities and explore connections to the broader Jewish and campus communities.
As part of a small, two person staff you will have opportunities for personal and professional growth and development and to take your place as a Jewish professional leader in the community.
In addition to outreach and engagement to uninvolved and new-to-campus Jewish students, you will also work as a mentor for student leaders at Mizzou Hillel and assist students as they envision and implement both social and Jewish learning programming. Your genuine enthusiasm for creating an inviting place that inspires students to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives will allow you to succeed.
What You’ll Do
•Actively contribute to shaping Mizzou Hillel by engaging and developing relationships with previously un- and under-involved students.
•Collaborate with students and colleagues to implement Jewish learning programs, both ongoing and new programming including re-implementing our Spring Alternative Break program.
•In partnership with the Executive Director supervise Peer Engagement Interns and lead cohort meetings
•Maintain established partnerships with staff and students at campus social justice resource centers (Women’s Center, LGBTQ, etc.) and work to develop and maintain new relationships
•Create engagement opportunities and connections for graduate students and young professionals
•Meet with students from different cohorts and demographics on campus to engage them, identify their interests and connect to opportunities.
•Meet with students to help connect them with leadership roles in Hillel.
•Map out a plan to strategically build one on one relationships with students currently not engaged in Jewish life.
•Recruit and staff Alternative Break and Birthright Israel trips.
Receive ongoing professional development as part of the The Ezra Fellowship:
•This campus is part of Hillel International’s Ezra Fellowship. The Ezra Fellowship is for early career professionals who are passionate about engaging young adults in Jewish learning.
Alongside their positions on campus, Fellows participate in up to three years of tailored professional development. The fellowship includes training in experiential Jewish education, immersive Jewish learning, workshops in facilitating conversations around Jewish texts, and career development coaching.
What You’ll Bring to the Job
•0-5 years’ professional work experience
•Strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan and you must be willing to take risks and learn your wins as well as your losses.
•Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort asking questions.
•Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.
•Inability to get off an airplane without making a new friend.
•Belief that our work isn’t done until every Jewish student is connected to Jewish life.
•Willingness to admit what you don’t know, and excitement to learn in those areas.
•Excitement to continue developing your own relationship to Judaism.
What You’ll Receive
•Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $30,000-$35,000.
•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.
•Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
•Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.
About University of Missouri, Columbia (Mizzou) Hillel
Mizzou Hillel works with students at the University of Missouri main campus in Columbia, MO. Serving 800 undergraduate and graduate students on campus, Columbia is also home to Congregation Beth Shalom, a URJ affiliated congregation. Jewish students are active in all aspects of campus life and many also teach at the local congregation. Columbia, MO, is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.
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.
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