Job posted by: Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life
Posted on: October 16, 2013
University of Michigan Hillel Berman Fellowship
The Berman Fellowship is a salaried position based at the University of Michigan Hillel in Ann Arbor, MI. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree. Ideal candidates will commit to serving as a Berman Fellow for two academic years – not including summers.
University of Michigan Hillel:
The University of Michigan Hillel is a national leader in nurturing empowered leadership among students who have a profound impact on campus life & on the broader Jewish community as well. With over 6,000 Jewish students on campus (20% of the student body) and 60 Hillel student groups, Michigan Hillel offers diverse, pluralistic and innovative ways to engage in Jewish life on campus. Our student leaders feel a strong sense of ownership, empowerment, & accomplishment.
Who we are looking for:
The ideal candidate will exhibit the following traits:
Berman Fellowship Description:
The Berman Fellowship, named for Mandell Berman, a leader in Jewish communal life, is an exciting opportunity for a new professional to work in a fast-paced, direct service, non-profit environment, learning and applying skills of community organization, leadership development, fundraising, marketing, communication, relationship-building, and informal education that impacts the lives of thousands of college students. Berman Fellows are programming and engagement professionals, supporting the programmatic initiatives of students and furthering the engagement goals of Michigan Hillel.
The Berman Fellowship isan investment in the Fellow's own professional growth and development. Fellows have the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills by immersing themselves in our flagship Hillel, integrated with a Jewish educational and professional development plan with individualized benchmarks tailored to focus each Fellow on his/her own goals and professional growth in the Jewish communal world.
Responsibilities: Berman Fellows will work collaboratively with the Michigan Hillel team to further our organizational goals, including:
Nurture Empowered Leadership:
Engage Jewish Students:
Embody Jewish Values:
Enhance Campus Culture:
Additional Leadership Benefits and Responsibilities:
The Berman Fellows are part of the Michigan Hillel programming team and will supervise multiple student groups and serve as advisors for student leaders.
Berman Fellows report to the Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Programming (ADSLP). Fellows have weekly one-on-one supervision meetings with the ADSLP to review tasks, reflect on position, and to problem solve and recognize accomplishments. Fellows participate in job performance evaluations at end of each academic semester based on job description and mutually established and agreed upon goals.
Berman Fellows will meet regularly with the Assistant Director of Religious Life and Education to further their Jewish educational goals and will meet regularly with the Executive Director for professional development.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and benefits include health and dental insurance.
Your application should include 3 items: a resume, a brief cover letter and responses to the following 2 questions:
1) Describe a moment you felt engaged in Jewish life in a meaningful way and how you would want to facilitate that experience for others.
2) Describe your future career interests and how this fellowship will help you reach your professional goals.
Please apply at www.jobs.hillel.org by clicking on "Current Openings."
PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should include a copy of their cover letter, written responses, and resume in one document when applying for this position. Please upload this document as a word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application, and will be used during the hiring process.