Posting Date: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded, 186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and has 145 full-time faculty members, 94% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer MA and PhD degrees and the College confers BA degrees in 30 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship, a commitment to connecting the campus with the community and a focus on experiential learning. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), home of 2015 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine and Drew Fellow William Campbell, the Drew Summer Science Institute, the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as the Wall Street Semester, Semester at the United Nations, Semester on Contemporary Art and Semester on Communications and Media in New York City and several international semester programs. The University also houses the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent professional theater, as well as the United Methodist Archives and History Center and one of the country’s leading concentrations of materials on Willa Cather.
Drew University Hillel seeks a dynamic and proactive professional with strong presentation and engagement experience to serve as the Director of Hillel Jewish Student Organization. The successful candidate will forge a strong relationship with students, represent Hillel with a variety of Hillel constituencies and maintain and improve the Jewish student experience at the university.
We seek a Hillel Director who is creative and engaging, with a strong Jewish background, and capable of working both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will be available to participate in celebrations and observances on campus, be a self-starter, capable multi-tasker, and able to facilitate interfaith dialogue.
This is a part time position at 10 hours per week, reporting to the Associate Dean for Student Engagement.
Student Leadership Development
- Work with student leadership to build a sustainable Jewish campus community
- Develop and expand effective student leadership
- Empower student leadership to carry out their responsibilities
- Identify and engage potential student leaders
- Be a visible Jewish presence on campus
- Work with other religious life advisors and students leaders to collaborate on campus wide interfaith dialogue and programming
- Participate in regular leadership meetings to address campus climate issues and consider ways to improve communication and build relationship among religious life organizations
- Identify and develop strategies to engage students
- Be available for student-initiated private discussions; refer for counseling/other resources where appropriate.
- Work with student leadership to build a sustainable, pluralistic Jewish campus community
- Assist students to develop religious programming (Shabbat, holidays) and celebrate Judaism on campus – religiously, culturally, and socially
- Maintain, enhance and expand campus programs including topical lunch discussions, Shabbat dinners, all social events and interfaith club initiatives
- Be an experiential Jewish educator who nurtures the Jewish growth of others through conversations and activities
- Facilitate evaluations of co-curricular aspects of Jewish educational programming
External and Campus Relations
- Act as liaison between the Jewish student population and the local Jewish community
- Collaborate with the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest New Jersey
- Participate in and work with local community to bring together student population with local community
- Cultivate relationships with University administration, relevant academic departments, faculty, and community leaders
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred; 3-5 years of related experience.
To apply, please submit cover letter and resume to HR0817-1@Drew.edu.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.