Hillel is Hiring for Auraria Campus!

Hillel of Colorado is happy to announce that we are hiring. The Golda Meir House on the Auraria campus has received a small demonstration grant for us to bring Hillel to campus beginning as soon as a new staff member is hired. Please share the job description below and help us find our next Hillel of Colorado employee to help bring Jewish Life to the Auraria Campus!



Auraria Campus Director of Jewish Student Life

staff contract position


Hillel of Colorado (Hillel) seeks a 10-12 hour/week contract employee beginning immediately to serve as Hillel’s Auraria Campus Director of Jewish Student Life (director).  This new position is funded by a demonstration grant and has the potential to grow once we prove the concept.  The director will report to Hillel staff housed at the University of Denver Hillel, work in close partnership with the Golda Meir House director, and collaborate closely with Chabad of Auraria Campus (Chabad).

Our Hillel, one of over 500+ North American affiliates of Hillel International and an independent 501(c)3, is a multi-campus Jewish student engagement organization that strengthens college students’ connections to Jewish life by providing programs and engagement opportunities in our warm, welcoming homes-away-from-home for 2,000+ Jewish college students and their friends in Colorado.  We currently have Houses at the University of Denver and Colorado State University in Ft. Collins.  With this demonstration grant we hope to lay the groundwork for a third Center at the Golda Meir House on the Auraria Campus, this one in collaboration with Chabad.

As director, you will identify and cultivate potential Hillel students from among Metropolitan State University, University of Colorado Denver, and Community College of Denver; determine the level of university, faculty, and community support for Jewish student life; and develop strategies to engage a diverse and pluralistic Hillel population.  With your limited number of hours, expectations are reasonable, and your work will be highly collaborative – with Hillel staff, the Chabad rabbi and rebbetzin, and Golda Meir House’s director serving as thought-partners and co-strategists as you build a student-led, staff-supported Auraria Campus Hillel.

What You’ll Do

This may be a great fit for you if you are seeking part-time work; if Hillel’s mission and goals excite you; if you are organized and have diverse interests and skills; if you want to lead, collaborate, inspire, and sustain Jewish life with this age demographic; and if it excites you to impact tomorrow’s Jewish communal leaders.  Specifically, you will:

           1.      Lead the Auraria Campus Hillel as you identify and cultivate (1-1 and through small groups) Hillel students, increasing the number who attend Jewish life events on campus.

           2.      Ensure Hillel’s involvement in and/or leadership of a weekly Friday evening Shabbat dinner/program and holiday programs throughout the academic year – many in support of and/or in collaboration with Chabad that has run select such programs on campus for more than two decades.

           3.      Determine the level of university, faculty, and community support for Jewish student life at Auraria, and develop strategies to engage a diverse and pluralistic Hillel population.

           4.      Assist and coach students to help you – and then to lead on their own – Hillel Shabbat and other programs: the best Hillels are student-led and staff-supported.

           5.      Measure student engagement using Hillel’s metrics tools and assist us to connect families to our mission.

           6.      Represent Hillel of Colorado’s values on campus and in the community as you cultivate a spirit of open and pluralistic Jewish life on the Auraria campus.

What You’ve Accomplished

  • 1-3 years of work experience is required.  Related life experience and previous connection to a nonprofit or mission-driven organization is a plus.
  • We will consider a range of candidates’ experiences and credentials: from an early-career professional to someone just returning to the workforce.
  • Demonstrated success working with students or teenagers and advocating for Jewish life engagement; a strong commitment to pluralistic, diverse Jewish life; and success creating and managing a work plan.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • A commitment to Hillel’s mission and goals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability as a self-starter.
  • A desire to collaborate within our team culture.
  • Excitement for a diversity of perspectives that allows all voices to be respected.
  • Curiosity, a strong work ethic, and a sense of humor.
  • Strong relationship-building skills.
  • A genuine desire to learn and grow as a Hillel professional.
  • Proficiency in MS Suite and comfort with basic social media.

What You’ll Receive

  • Compensation of $20-25+ per hour depending on experience.
  • Mileage and expense reimbursement.
  • An opportunity for conference travel and executive coaching.
  • Professional development skill building opportunities as a member of a collaborative team.
  • A flexible work-schedule.
  • The chance to wake up every day knowing you can make a real and lasting difference in the world and in the lives of your students.

To Apply

Send resume and brief cover letter to shira@hillelcolorado.org

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