Student Leadership Coordinator-North Carolina Hillel

Job Type

Part Time




Chapel Hill
North Carolina
United States


North Carolina Hillel seeks a dynamic, creative and outgoing self-starter with proven organizational skills and strong follow-through to help us inspire Jewish students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (“Carolina”). Carolina attracts the best and brightest students and is known for its exceptional blend of rigorous academics, spirited campus community and thoughtful, engaged student body. The Student Leadership Coordinator (SLC) will join the team of the #1 Most Impactful Hillel (according to Hillel International's 2016 survey of 10,000 students).

The SLC will work in partnership with colleagues to create and implement a vision and strategy for student engagement and programming at UNC-Chapel Hill, guiding students as they explore their Jewish identities and contributing to a warm and welcoming Jewish community. This position will blend student leadership development, programming and engagement, to help students create meaningful Jewish opportunities and progress on their Jewish journeys.

What You'll Do:

  • Student Leadership Development.
  • Advise student leadership team and lead executive team meetings.
  • Train student leaders in relationship-based engagement methodology.
  • Support students in planning and preparing for immersive experiences, such as Birthright Israel and Alternative Break trips.


  • Work with students and colleagues to create and implement innovative programs and program strategies.
  • Help students plan events, including training them to identify and follow through on details.
  • Play a key role in planning and evaluation of programs, including tracking program participation for measurement and ongoing evaluation.
  • Participate as a member of the Hillel staff team in major programs, Shabbat and holidays.


  • Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live, work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and interest them.
  • Create and implement engagement opportunities with uninvolved and under-involved Jewish students.

Communication and Administration:

  • Manage communications between staff and student leaders.
  • Develop communications with students for the purposes of program recruitment and marketing of new engagement opportunities.
  • Work with students to create social media presence on various platforms.
  • Participate in weekly professional supervision and staff meetings.
  • Assist the Associate Director and Operations Manager in creating smoother systems of planning programs, tracking data, and building operations.

What You've Accomplished:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 1-3 years of professional work experience involving student leadership and program development. Experience mentoring college students a plus.

What You'll Bring to the Job:

  • Talent for active listening and using your unique story to inspire others in embracing their Jewish journeys.
  • Entrepreneurial energy and an ability to manage logistics and multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • An ability to relate to, and connect with, a wide variety of people and personalities in diverse contexts and connect them with each other.
  • Strong oral, written and non-verbal communication skills, including proficiency with social media.
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • A strong work ethic, sense of humor and an eagerness to take risks.

What You'll Receive:

  • Salary of $35,000 - $40,000, commensurate with experience.
  • 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.
  • Unlimited paid coffee dates with some of the country's most interesting, passionate, intelligent students.
  • Flexible work hours.

About North Carolina Hillel and UNC-Chapel Hill:
From its flagship at UNC-Chapel Hill, North Carolina Hillel serves students across the state with staff on five campuses, focusing on North Carolina's public universities. In Hillel International's 2016 survey of North American Jewish college students, UNC-Chapel Hill Hillel ranked as the #1 most impactful Hillel.

Chartered in 1789, UNC-Chapel Hill, the nation's oldest public university, is consistently listed at the top of the many rankings of US public colleges and universities, and has been named to the Presidential Honor Roll for Public Service since its inception in 2006. The 729-acre campus features tree-lined green spaces, buildings on the National Historic Registry, brick walkways and Greek revival architecture, and is regularly cited as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country.

The Triangle, which includes Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham, is one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the South, and routinely ranks at or near the top of “quality of life” lists. The vibrant Chapel Hill/Durham Jewish community includes seven congregations, a new Jewish Community Center and The Sandra E. Lerner Jewish Community Day School (Pre-K -5th grade). Moreover, the Jewish Federations located in Chapel Hill-Durham, Raleigh-Cary, Greensboro and Charlotte work together to form a strong connection across the state.

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 students that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.

North Carolina 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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Start date:
July 16, 2018

Job location:
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Position type:

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Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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