Director of Hillel House

New London, New London County
Jan 31, 2014
Connecticut College seeks a director for the new Zachs Hillel House who will bring energy and vision to this new role at the College. The Hillel House will provide a place to support the cultural and religious identity of Jewish students and a place for all Connecticut College students to meet, study, and play together. The Director will report to the Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, and work closely with the College Rabbi and the Hillel Boards to promote Jewish student life on campus, integrate Jewish student life into the overall campus experience, and organize Hillel events and programs. This position is an academic year appointment (10 month position) and is benefits eligible. Responsibilities include overseeing the Hillel student board, advising Hillel students in their activities, overseeing the management of the Hillel House, and providing outreach for Hillel-centered initiatives. The Director will communicate the Hillel message both internally and externally to include: advertising and promoting Hillel events to students and the broader New London community when appropriate, communicate with alumni when appropriate, serve on Connecticut College committees as requested, maintain close relationships with Jewish students, maintain relationships with other Hillel professionals; advise Hillel students in their programming and activities, including assisting with coordination of meals and snacks according to Jewish custom; prepare and manage the operations budget; coordinate events; supervise work study students and serve as the liaison to the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut; other duties as assigned. Bachelor’s Degree required, Masters Degree preferred; and a minimum of three years professional experience that demonstrates the ability to perform functions of the position as described. The Director must also possess an understanding of Jewish religious and cultural traditions; have the ability to work independently; high integrity needed to handle confidential information; able to work across and with various religious and faith communities; and overall be committed to the spiritual and social development of college students. Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check will be conducted on the selected applicant. Forward resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references to (include full name and HILLEL in the subject line). Accepting applications until 5:00 pm on March 10, 2014. Connecticut College, a highly selective private liberal arts college, is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences. We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups. AA/EOE