engagement coordinator


The Opportunity:

We’re looking for someone who is a creative professional with strong organizational, interpersonal, programming and communications skills to serve as the Engagement Coordinator. The Engagement Coordinator works within the team of other programming staff both collaboratively and independently. The Engagement Coordinator should be passionate about building relationships, getting out on campus and reaching new and uninvolved students, and empowering students. You are someone who has a passion for building community through your dynamic personality, warmth, sincerity, sense of humour, and fun-loving attitude.

This opportunity is available at Western Hillel in London, ON and Hillel York in Toronto, ON. Please specify location preference in your cover letter. 

What you’re great at:

  • Connecting with students in one on one conversations to help them engage with the Jewish community on campus

  • Putting yourself in new places and situations to engage a wide variety of students, for example, meeting students where they are at (on campus, in residence).

  • Creating, implementing and supporting a diverse range of student programs and initiatives.

  • Understanding the needs of university students and having a desire to interact with the diversity of students and constituents involved with the local Hillel

  • Making Judaism accessible and relevant to others through your authentic Jewish story.

The right Engagement Coordinator will possess the following key attributes:

  • Engaging – The Engagement Coordinator must be an outgoing person who is interested in meeting with students one on one.  

  • Creative – The Engagement Coordinator must be a creative thinker to best address the needs of the Jewish students.  You’re a risk taker who thrives on solving problems with an entrepreneurial spirit and not  being afraid of trying something new.

  • Organized – The Engagement Coordinator needs to be organized and understand the big picture of the organization and how best to implement initiatives that best serve the campus Hillel.

  • Strategic Relationship Builder– The Engagement Coordinator will work closely with the Director to implement a campus engagement strategy to connect with more Jewish students.

 What you’ll bring to the job:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years’ professional work experience in a related field

  • You’ll have a team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, proven experience thinking and acting strategically to reach goals, a sense of humour, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would.

  • Exceptional organization, leadership and communication skills

  • A strong proficiency and interest in social media

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $35,000-40,000 commensurate with experience.

  • Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD).

  • High-level professional development to help develop core skills and gain expertise from  innovators and design thinking experts.

  • Intensive Jewish summer and year-long learning experiences that will provide you with the  knowledge, passion, and critical tool kit to fuel your work building our Jewish communities.

  • Unlimited paid coffee dates with students

  • Flexible work hours

  • Anticipated start date is July 2019

About Hillel Ontario

Hillel Ontario serves approximately 13,500 Jewish students across nine universities, and is the largest regional Hillel system in the world. A model for the Hillel movement, Hillel Ontario was created on October 1, 2015 and strives to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.