Director of Special Projects

Queens College Hillel
Queens College Hillel
Employment Types:
Queens, NY, USA; New York, NY, USA
50,000 – 55,000 USD per year
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The Director of Special Projects will be responsible for QC Hillel's expansion to Queensborough Community College. At QCC, you will build relationships with students, and develop and mentor a team of student leaders creating high-quality and exciting events around campus. Additionally, working with QC Hillel's Student Impact Team, you will oversee a number of special projects related to QC Hillel's expansion including a new One Table platform, our social media strategy and content, and the Digital Marketing Internship.

What You’ll Do

  • With the Executive Director, envision, design and execute an engagement and education plan to connect to Jewish students at Queensborough Community College
  • Support student leaders from QCC to develop a student-led Hillel group at the college, and connect them to opportunities such as career readiness programs, Shabbat life, experiential travel
  • opportunities like Birthright, and leadership development programs
  • Build relationships with around 180 students per year from diverse backgrounds through meaningful conversations
  • Oversee our social media presence and strategy
  • Oversee special projects such as the new One Table platform, and the Digital Marketing Internship.

On a day to day basis you will

  • Meeting a student for coffee to learn about them and their journey
  • Mentoring and motivating student leaders as they contribute to QCC Hillel and the entire campus community in new and creative ways
  • Tabling on campus to promote QCC Hillel and meet new faces
  • Working with new student interns and/or volunteer leaders to create a sustainable Hillel group at QCC
  • Creating new content and strategy for our social media channels
  • Developing new curriculum and facilitating learning for our Digital Marketing Interns

What You’ve Accomplished

  • 3-5 years of professional experience; experience in nonprofit leadership, Jewish experiential
  • education or higher education a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience as a professional in a Jewish nonprofit organization is preferred
  • Proven success in community building and managing multiple projects, with many moving parts
  • Excellent mentorship and leadership skills and the ability to coach others to achieve outcomes

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • A willingness to take risks and be creative, understanding that ambiguity is part of developing great new opportunities and experiences
  • A strong commitment to Jewish pluralism and comfort with your own Jewish identity so you may act as a role model and mentor for emerging adults
  • Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel
  • Willingness to work at two different locations
  • Experience in leading complex conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is approachable, inquisitive, and meets students at various points in their personal journeys
  • Experience working with a wide variety of socio-economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds
  • A love of the borough of Queens
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