Support StaffClassification Title:
College Support ServicesPosition Title:
Jewish Life Mentor Position Number:
O00374Pay Grade Level:
$19.91 per hourDepartment:
Religious & Spiritual LifePosting Number:
S 121300923Full or Part Time:
Part TimeBasic Function:
The Jewish Life Mentor participates in the multi-religious context of the College and the interfaith mission of the Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at Denison. As a person of faith, s/he must speak and act as their faith and conscience requires. At the same time, responsibilities as a member of the campus community include working cooperatively within the institution and in support of the College’s larger mission. Essential Job Functions:
- Work with Jewish students, faculty and staff to provide opportunities to observe their Jewish heritage, cultivating enduring traditions on campus. This would include attending weekly Shabbat dinners (events outside of normal business hours) and other programs that are suited to the interests expressed within the community
- Meet regularly with the student leadership of the campus Hillel to provide support and formal Jewish knowledge for resourcing, directing and encouraging programming at Denison
- Administer the budget assigned for Jewish Life programming by the CRSL in coordination with Hillel officers and their budget approved by the Denison Campus Governance Association
- Maintain the student membership rolls and oversee all communication for Jewish programs in collaboration with the campus Hillel student officers and its faculty advisor
- Ø Advocate for rituals, customs and Jewish observances within the broader institution
- Provide information to the campus for resources from local and national organizations for such things as conferences, service opportunities, travel to Israel and other relevant places, as well as opportunities for graduate study
- Build connections within the Jewish community at Denison and beyond Denison (local congregations, local families and community members, etc.)
- Be available for interfaith dialogue and educational programming on occasion when an informed Jewish perspective is instructive
- Meet weekly with the CRSL Director
- Other duties as assigned
The successful candidate will have completed a minimum of a BS or a BA degree. Experience working with Jewish life programs and an interfaith community of students is required. Programming experience and an appreciation for the relationship between the academic and co-curricular programs at a liberal arts institution are essential. Strong interpersonal and excellent communication and administrative skills are critical. Also important will be the candidate’s ability to work with and relate to a diverse, multi-faith student population. Preferred Qualifications:
High energy, creativity, deep faith, a cooperative spirit, sound judgment, and a respect for the balance between innovation and tradition will all be important personal characteristics.Physical Demands:
Ability to drive a vehicle for program duties.Open Date:
Light office work and prep for program and workshops.
08/06/2021Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Please provide contact information for three (3) work-related references including name, address, phone number and email address. Finalists will be informed before references are contacted.Additional Information:
The Division of Student Development is a highly collaborative organization and we are keenly aware of the impact our internal culture has on our ability to fulfill our mission and strategic goals. In order for us to support effectively the Division’s commitment to helping students prepare for lives of personal, professional, and civic success—while in college and afterwards—each member of the Division is expected to fulfill assigned job responsibilities and to bring generous support to the work of colleagues in Student Development as well as faculty and staff across the college. In addition to collegiality, we actively strive to create a culture characterized by creativity and innovation in problem solving, optimism, individual initiative, a shared sense of responsibility, the intentional cultivation of trust, and attention to clear and timely communication.Denison University Background Check Statement:
In this position, it will be especially important to sustain collegial relationships with faculty members and student development professionals. The Assistant Director will build effective relationships with staff in Student Life departments, Campus Safety, Title IX, Student Support Services, Diversity & Inclusion, Student Wellness, Athletics, Provost, and other university offices.
Position is open until filled.
The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.Denison University EEO Statement :
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity Guide. Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.