Minnesota Hillel Searching For Rabbi

Job Title:

Senior Educator / Rabbi

Organization Name:

Minnesota Hillel

Job Type:

Full-time

Deadline:

Open until filled

Job Summary/Description:

Join Minnesota Hillel as the Senior Educator / Rabbi to help enrich the lives of students and shape the future of Jewish life on campus. As an authentic Jewish teacher, you will provide leadership for the Hillel community through grassroots community organizing, spiritual connection, and community engagement. As the Senior Educator / Rabbi, you will develop and maintain relationships with students less engaged with Jewish life and will increase the level of involvement and commitment of students in all aspects of Jewish life on campus. Embrace your magnetic personality to inspire students to make Judaism integral to their life choices and expressed Jewish values.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify needs of the Jewish communities on campus that are underserved and develop strategies for meeting these needs with proven community organizing and outreach methods.
  • Build relationships with approximately 180 – 200 students from diverse backgrounds through meaningful conversations and by creating connections to opportunities to participate in Jewish life on campus. A significant portion of these students should be previously uninvolved in Jewish life.
  • Mentor student interns and volunteers as they contribute to Hillel and the campus community.
  • Develop and support vibrant Jewish experiences, one-on-one or small group learning, and educational programs, including immersive trips, as students find relevant. Pilot creative, new educational approaches and initiatives on campus.
  • Work with junior level staff on their own Jewish knowledge, self-confidence and educational skills.
  • Collaborate with other Hillel senior level staff to shape and develop the mission and educational vision of Minnesota Hillel
  • Develop and nurture relationships with University student life, religious life staff, and the local Jewish community.
  • Provide counseling for students on Jewish and personal concerns, or refer them to appropriate counseling or other assistance through the University.
  • Manage the programmatic budget of Minnesota Hillel.
  • Function as the Mashgiach for the Hillel kitchen.

 

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

  • Rabbinic ordination or an advanced degree in Jewish studies, Jewish education or a related field.
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience. Experience in grassroots community organizing, Hillel, youth movements, camping, or experiential Jewish education is helpful.
  • Proven success in community building and outreach, and previous experience in program visioning and implementation.
  • Training and experience in counseling, administration, development/fundraising is desirable.

Additional Information:

  • A strong knowledge base of Jewish content, ranging from traditional Jewish texts to contemporary Jewish wisdom, culture and unconventional Jewish sources.
  • Expertise in leading complex conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is approachable and meets students at various points in their personal Jewish journeys.
  • A commitment to creating an inclusive, vibrant and pluralistic Jewish community.
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan, but you must be willing to take risks and learn from your wins as well as your losses.
  • Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort asking questions.
  • Creative problem-solving, proactive communication, and collaboration.
  • Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.

What You’ll Receive:

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $80,000-$90,000.
  • 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, particularly to Israel.

How To Apply:

Apply at www.hillel.org.

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About Lonny Goldsmith

Lonny Goldsmith is the editor of TC Jewfolk and Director of Communications for Jewfolk Media. He's an award-winning journalist who is involved in his third Jewish community after growing up in Michigan and spending a three-year stint in Chicago. He likes to write, cook and drink really good beer. He dislikes negotiating with his children to eat dinner yet gets sucked into it anyway. He can be reached at [email protected] or on twitter @lonny_goldsmith

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