Student Life AssociateColumbia/Barnard HillelRole Overview
Columbia/Barnard Hillel is seeking a passionate and organized individual to serve as our new Student Life Associate. An ideal candidate has strong interpersonal skills, loves using social media to connect people to new experiences and opportunities, and values being part of a diverse and pluralistic Jewish community. You will impact hundreds of students on campus, both through direct engagement and working closely with student groups.
If a candidate brings a passion for social justice and social change, engaging with students around those topics will also be an integral part of the portfolio.
The Student Life Associate will report to the Senior Director of Student Life and will work closely with the broader Student Life Team to reach our goals of engaging all Jewish students on campus in ways that are meaningful to them.
What You’ll Do
- One-on-one Engagement: You are first and foremost an engager! Meet students on campus for coffee, tea, or a snack in order to build authentic relationships and to help connect students to friends, community, and experiences. While you will meet with students from varying backgrounds and lived experiences, your focus will be on students who are seeking a deeper connection to opportunities within the Kraft Center.
- Social Media & Communications: Oversee the many ways in which students connect with Columbia/Barnard Hillel through social media, signage at the Kraft Center, and weekly email newsletters. Use social media not only as a tool for communication, but as a tool for connection, finding ways for prospective students, current students, and alumni to feel connected to one another and to the work of Columbia/Barnard Hillel. Develop and own the “voice” of Columbia/Barnard Hillel online, communicating with students in a clear and relatable way.
- Depth Engagement: Staff immersive travel experiences such as Birthright Israel and alternative breaks. Deepen students’ Jewish experiences on campus by creating an educational, cohort-based opportunity for students from all backgrounds to engage in learning experiences.
- Student Leadership: Empower student leaders by advising select student groups.
- Hillel-Wide: Serve as an active member of the broader Student Life Team by staffing Kraft Shabbat Dinners and other Hillel-wide experiences. Work with other members of the Student Life Team to enhance the experience of students spending time studying and socializing in the Kraft Center.
- Social Justice: The portfolio for this position may include social justice and social change related initiatives, including an ongoing fellowship for deeper learning and helping students plan community service projects in the neighborhood.
What You’ve Accomplished
Bachelor’s degree required and 0-3 years of relevant work experience.
What You’ll Bring To The Job
- Passion for connecting with people from different backgrounds, with the goal of building authentic and meaningful relationships
- Excellent communication and active listening skills
- Commitment to Hillel’s pluralistic vision of Jewish life
- Excitement about empowering student leaders to help them create their own experiences
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
What You’ll Receive
- Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $50,000-55,000 , commensurate with experience.
- 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
- Dedicated and fun colleagues who will support you along the way
About Columbia/Barnard Hillel
Columbia/Barnard Hillel is an exciting, fast-paced, intellectually rigorous work environment. We are a high energy, dedicated team of professionals committed to enriching the Jewish experience of our students. Columbia/Barnard Hillel serves the undergraduate and graduate Jewish communities of Columbia University, Barnard College, and The Jewish Theological Seminary. There is a large and very active Jewish community based in the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life and around campus.
Columbia/Barnard 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.
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.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.