Manager, Israel Action Program

Role Overview

We are looking for a passionate and creative professional to serve as The Israel Action Program Manager. The top candidates will understand the nuances of the different entry points for Israel engagement opportunities, and use their stellar relationship building skills to mentor and support Hillel professionals. They will also work with Hillel colleagues and students as they respond to anti-Israel activity on campus and build campaigns against efforts to boycott or divest from Israel on campus. The manager will work closely with Hillel International and the local Hillel Executive Directors to best implement Israel Education and Engagement plans on multiple campuses. The Israel Action Program Manager will report to the Director of the Israel Action Program and act as a member of the Israel Action Program’s team.

The Israel Action Program Manager will serve a cohort of campus Hillels and will work remotely or out of Hillel International’s Schusterman International Center in Washington, D.C. This position will require regular travel once Covid restrictions are lifted.

What You’ll Own:

  • Create and implement a structure that supports an effective Israel Education and Engagement plan for Hillels through building relationships of support with local Hillel staff
  • Support Hillels addressing anti-Israel activities on campus, including BDS campaigns, in developing effective strategies and programs to counter anti-Israel messaging and share connections and support for Israel
  • Develop proactive Israel educational programming
  • Cultivate and create collaborations with pro-Israel partner organizations on a local and regional level
  • Implement standards for excellent educational Israel programs at Hillel and oversee evaluation

What You’ve Accomplished:

  • Understanding of the Middle East and Israel’s current affairs – a relevant academic degree preferred
  • Experience in informal Education
  • Experience in the Jewish communal/non-profit world
  • Some proficiency in Hebrew
  • Experience working with Israelis and or other cultures
  • Master’s degree in a related field

What You’ll Bring to the Job:

  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a related field
  • Flexible and willing to learn “on the fly”
  • Outgoing relationship builder
  • Consensus builder: demonstrated experience with navigating various stakeholders
  • Community organization skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Strong organization skills, specifically in the field of analysis
  • Comfortable with work ambiguity
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to handle multiple projects tasks at the same time
  • Interest and personal connection to Israel

What You’ll Get Out of It:

  • Hillel offers 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
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.  The range for this position is $62,000-$65,000
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities

What We’re About:

Hillel International, the largest Jewish campus and community-based organization in the world serving the college-age population, seeks to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.  Working with hundreds of thousands of students globally, Hillel serves students at more than 500 colleges, universities and communities.  In addition to its presence on more than 450 North American campuses, Hillel works in more than 55 cities in Israel, the Former Soviet Union, Latin America, Australia, and the United Kingdom.  Hillel meets all of these students during this most formative time of their lives and engages, educates and inspires these future leaders to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

About Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center:

Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) which has multiple offices throughout the world including in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Jerusalem, helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, talent, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications.

Deadline to Apply Friday, 9/17 at 9am ET

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