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8 Aug 2022

Full-Time Engagement Associate, Springboard Fellowship

Queens College Hillel – Posted by Queens, NY

Job Description

Role Overview

Do you dream of a job where you get to influence your organization to become more creative in their work and bring a fresh perspective, while making a meaningful impact in the world? Become an Intrapreneurship Specialist as part of the Springboard Fellowship, a project of Hillel International!

The Springboard Fellowship is a paid, two-year fellowship that brings recent college grads with raw talent, passion, and skills needed to reimagine and redesign Jewish student life to college campuses across North America. Trained in Adaptive Leadership, you will build on your entrepreneurial skills to drive change within an organizational system, including understanding the landscape, identifying opportunities for growth and change, mapping resources and stakeholders to identify how to move interventions from idea to reality and then designing with all of those insights in mind.

At Queens College Hillel, this role is focused on two core areas: Sephardi and Mizrahi student engagement and innovating commuter student life on campus and at home.

To be successful in this position you must be team-oriented, entrepreneurial, and motivated by results. We’re looking for people who embrace challenges, take risks, fail, and learn from the past, while maintaining their passion and sense of humor.
Extensive Jewish education is not necessary — just an interest in creating a vibrant Jewish community, a commitment to learning, and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students.

As an Intrapreneurship Specialist, a typical day may include:

  • Creating a meeting space and group for a specific demographic, at QC Hillel Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, to understand what they find meaningful, and imagining how you can create an authentic and meaningful experience at Hillel with them.
  • Hosting a brainstorming session on improving or integrating existing programs such as Mizrahi LEAD at Hillel and scaling that success for greater impact.
  • Prototyping a new way to arrange the Hillel space  in order to make it more welcoming for the diverse student population we serve.
  • Identifying student interests, like leadership development and career readiness, and discussing how they could intersect with Hillel programming over a cup of coffee at the campus cafe.
  • Piloting new ideas that address the most prioritized needs and opportunities of students on campus from the most underserved communities.

Who you are:

  • You’re solutions oriented and are always thinking about ways to repurpose or make things better.
  • You think big and creatively – to you, everything is a possibility and nothing is too big to tackle.
  • You’re a relationship builder and can’t get off an airplane without meeting someone new and learning a lot about their interests and passions.
  • You are comfortable with pivoting and being able to look at something, realize that the direction you were going was completely wrong, and adapt your plan.
  • You are a collaborator and love working with a team to solve problems and try new things.
  • You are a recent college grad with professional, extracurricular or volunteer experience, or an educational focus in innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking or a related field.
  • You’re passionate and excited about Jewish life & college students, and understand why some students might not want to get involved with Jewish life.
  • You thrive on learning and know you must first seek to understand something deeply before you can affect successful change.
  • You have experience working with, or are part of, Mizrahi and/or Sephardi Jewish community.

What you’ll get out of it:

  • High-level professional development to help develop core skills in experiential education, including learning from some of the most innovative organizations in Jewish education today.
  • Intensive Jewish summer and year-long learning experiences that will provide you with the knowledge, passion, and critical tool kit to fuel your work building our Jewish communities.
  • Mentoring and career coaching to help you during and after your Fellowship.
  • A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement.
  • Travel opportunities, both domestically and internationally, multiple times per year (if permitted following COVID-19 safety guidelines).
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Tax Deferred Retirement Plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability insurances, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • A base salary of $42,000 in year 1 and $44,500 in year 2.

About Queens College Hillel

Queens College Hillel envisions a world in which every Jewish student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. By striving to create a welcoming community that reflects our diversity, we help students realize their needs and potential, and inspire them to explore their Jewish identity. For over 70 years QC Hillel has helped our 4,000 Jewish students make new friends, gain new mentors, live and celebrate the Jewish calendar, experience and discuss Israel, and engage in Jewish learning.

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.

Queens College 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.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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Job Categories: Non-Profit. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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