Engagement Director

Cincinnati Hillel - Full Time

Job #25893

20 May, 2024

Openings Available

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Cincinnati Hillel is seeking a dynamic Director of Engagement to join our team. As Director of Engagement, you will lead the engagement team to reach out to Jewish students on campus. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Engagement will create relationships with students while planning programs and creating a warm, welcoming environment for Jewish students on campus. 

What You'll Do


  • Develop and implement a strategic engagement model, fostering community among diverse Jewish groups.
  • Collaborate with student leaders and segments of the student body to build positive relationships, while developing personal connections with students.
  • Lead the development of diverse programming for Jewish students and engage less-involved students with meaningful opportunities.
  • Implement an effective student leadership model to meet the needs of students and programming.

Stakeholder and Community Relations

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, share Hillel’s vision of Jewish life with all stakeholders, including students, staff, faculty, Board of Directors, alumni, parents, partner organizations, and Hillel's Schusterman International Center.
  • Serve as a representative of the Jewish community on campus.
  • Partner with staff and students to support pluralistic, inclusive, and innovative Jewish programming on campus.
  • Create effective communication channels for student engagement and program marketing.

Leading and Managing People

  • Serve as a supervisor to Springboard fellow and engagement interns/student leaders, providing guidance to their work and helping them grow as professionals.
  • Conduct bi-annual reviews of Engagement team to reflect on successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth.
  • Lead weekly engagement planning meetings.

Applied Education Skills

  • With the Student-Facing team help create and foster a pluralistic, inclusive, and innovative Jewish space for the students.

Inspiring Jewish Life

  • Foster a pluralistic and welcoming atmosphere.
  • Actively engage in Jewish experiences for personal and professional growth.
  • Facilitate meaningful conversations about Jewish life and identity.
  • Create innovative Jewish experiences to develop students’ identities.
  • Provide comprehensive education on Jewish traditions, holidays, culture, and Israel, ensuring diverse perspectives.


What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of full-time professional work experience. 
  • Confidence in developing and running initiatives and comfort in asking questions.
  • Desire to motivate student leaders to engage their peers, deepen their Jewish identities, and think innovatively about program content and marketing. 
  • Proud to be a Jewish role model and an interest in learning how to be an effective educator.
  • A commitment to pluralism and comfort with your Jewish identity so you may act as a role model and mentor for emerging Jewish adults. 
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be willing to work nights and occasional weekends.

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $50,000-$55,000
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D, and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities
  • The opportunity to work on a college campus with a dynamic, collaborative team.

About Cincinnati Hillel

Cincinnati Hillel is located in an urban neighborhood across the street from the University of Cincinnati (UC) campus and a few minutes from downtown Cincinnati. It enhances the lives of approximately 1,200 Jewish students at UC and other local universities. 

Cincinnati is a quaint, affordable, and picturesque Midwestern city with the feel of a river town. In addition to unique neighborhoods with their own flavors, the city boasts cultural offerings through the historic museum center, early American architecture, a bustling market located in historic Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine, a world-famous Art Museum as well as numerous beautiful views across Cincinnati’s many hills. We are blessed with many sports fan options being the home of The Bengals, The Reds, and even a professional soccer team, FC Cincinnati. Cincinnati is also home to the largest Oktoberfest in the US, bringing a vibrant brewery scene for one to explore. As a mid-west city, Cincinnati borders Kentucky giving it a southern tinge, and is easily driveable to many large cities for great vacation destinations.

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.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.