Assistant Director-Hillel at The George Washington University

Job Type

Full Time




District of Columbia
United States


Hillel at The George Washington University (GW Hillel) seeks an innovative and highly organized professional to play a key role on our staff team as Assistant Director (AD). This individual will be charged with overseeing the student-facing side of our organization, working closely with program staff and students to continue GW Hillel's momentum in realizing its potential as one of the most creative, vibrant Hillels in the country.


Job Responsibilities:



·        Support and supervise programming staff, and work as a thought partner to our Senior Jewish Educator.

·        Run weekly staff meetings, managing all information flow of the organization to keep our team on the same page.

·        Craft goals, hire, and manage our student workers to fully support operational needs of our organization.


Data Management & Analysis:

·        Learn, maintain, and understand our data management system (Little Green Light), as part of the Measuring Excellence initiative at Hillel International.

·        Guide analysis and use of this data to help our organization thrive.


Student Life:

·        Develop one-on-one relationships with unengaged and underengaged students.

·        Develop and manage key partnerships with university and local organizations in support of advancing GW Hillel's goals.

·        Act as key designer and tweaker on all leadership offerings available to GW students, including but not limited to Jewish Student Association, uGeW Engagement Interns, Tzedek Fellows, Israel leadership, and other projects in our creative pipeline.

·        Serve as a mentor to the JSA President (and other key leaders), supporting their growth.

·        Work closely with student leaders to craft vision and support smart, innovative programming, including supervision and implementation of Welcome Week activities, holiday activities, Shabbat gatherings, and more.

·        Oversee LaunchPad, GW Hillel's annual freshman retreat prior to the start of the school year, from enrollment through execution and follow-up.

·        Participate in the CI 2018 process (summer orientation at GW) in order to welcome new students into the GW Jewish community.

·        Staff 1-2 Birthright and/or Israel trips per year, utilizing it as a prime engagement opportunity.

·        Serve on regular staff rotation for Friday nights and holidays.

·        Participate with GW Hillel team in creating and staffing vibrant holiday and Shabbat programming throughout the year.


Marketing & Branding:

·        Oversee the creation of weekly newsletter, including supervision of student worker.

·        Manage and maintain GW Hillel's social media feeds, with ability to utilize Canva or other graphic design programs to maintain a fresh, relevant GW Hillel vibe.


What You Will Bring to the Job:

·        Self-starter with deep willingness to take risks, get creative, and think outside the box for the sake of Jewish identity growth in our students.

·        Organizational skills that will reverberate with our entire team; you will manage up, down, and sideways to keep us moving in a great direction.

·        Adaptability to roll with the GW Hillel punches; we work hard and play hard, share tight space, and believe deeply in our work.

·        4-6 years experience with proven success in supervision, mentorship, leadership development, and creative thinking.

·        A Jewish self-confidence with a deep openness to various ways of connecting to Jewish life.


What You'll Gain:

·        A great sense of autonomy and growth; when you give to the team, we give to you. We are deeply committed to our employees' professional growth and personal balance.

·        An incredible workplace culture with full benefits of the micro (GW Hillel) and macro (Hillel International); you'll have access to professional development opportunities, national colleagues who happen to be a few blocks away, and opportunities in our nation's capital that campus loves to call #OnlyAtGW.

·        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.

·        A competitive salary ($55,000-$70,000) dependent on past experience and graduate education.


About GW Hillel:

GW Hillel proudly serves more than 3,000 Jewish undergraduates and 1,500 Jewish graduate students of GW. We aim to provide students the tools they need to lead meaningful, vibrant Jewish lives in college and beyond. We offer a wide array of opportunities for Jewish students of all backgrounds and interests to plug in to Jewish life at GW, both inside and outside our building. GW Hillel is also about to embark on a capital campaign within the coming year, an exciting new chapter for our organization.


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.

GW 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.

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