IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement-University of Pennsylvania Hillel

Job Type

Part Time




United States


The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will work in conjunction with the staff of the Jewish Renaissance Project (JRP) and JRP's student interns to manage and bolster the success of Penn Hillel's Birthright Israel program. The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will be a dynamic self-starter, capable of envisioning and delivering upon a plan to grow the number of students traveling on Penn Hillel's Birthright Israel buses as well as providing support and inspiration to Birthright Israel participants before and after their trip. The IACT Coordinator will develop awesome experiences that engage participants in Jewish life once back on campus, and will enable students to think meaningfully about what role Israel will play in their lives, and what active role they might take in the life of the State of Israel.

The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will work in partnership with the Director of Jewish Renaissance Project to run this cutting-edge program including its 10 initiatives targeting students who are not Hillel regulars, and its dozens of student interns who engage 1000s of Jewish students every year. The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will possess contagious Jewish passion, entrepreneurial energy, and strong leadership, and networking skills. The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement, along with JRP staff, will innovate, grow, and experiment with models of Jewish experience, community, prayer, and service that will influence the future of American Judaism.

Reports to: Rabbi Josh Bolton, Director of the Jewish Renaissance Project and Senior Jewish Educator

What You'll Bring to the Job:
Candidates should have a BA from a residential, 4-year college and 0-2 years of professional work experience. Entrepreneurial energy, a passion for all things Israel, and highly developed logistical skills are keys to success in this position. In addition, the IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement should exhibit creativity, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, ability to take initiative, interest in professional growth, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership development skills. The candidate must be capable of working both independently and as part of a team, and have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments.

What You'll Do:

  • Build 180 personal relationships with students who are not already involved in Jewish life.
  • Serve as a thought partner and entrepreneurial leader for Penn Hillel's Engagement Program known as JRP.
  • Manage JRP's Birthright Israel program including recruitment, interviews, pre-trip orientations, and improving the trip experience.
  • Manage JRP's Beyond the Bus program by sustaining JRP's goal of 100% post-trip engagement and developing awesome Jewish experiences and opportunities for Birthright Israel alumni.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with University personnel and partners throughout campus.
  • Coordinate periodic JRP-wide events, such as campus-based holiday meals and celebrations.
  • Collaborate with other Hillel staff to help shape and develop the mission of Penn Hillel.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Budget: The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will oversee the budget of JRP; provide oversight for the use of funds by student groups; and assist the Director of JRP in developing the JRP budget.
  • General Administration: The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will share with the Penn Hillel staff responsibility for assuring the proper administration of Penn Hillel.

Penn Hillel Staff Responsibilities:

  • As a member of the Penn Hillel staff team, the IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will attend Penn Hillel staff meetings and participate in regular supervision with his/her direct supervisor.

What You'll Receive:

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), and a 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

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.

Penn 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.

To Apply:
Apply at www.HillelJobs.com and include your resume and cover letter.

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Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



To Apply: Apply at www.Hillel.org/Jobs and include your resume and cover letter.