program coordinator,
queen’s hillel


The Opportunity:

The Program Coordinator at Queen's Hillel in Kingston, ON is a creative and engaging individual with a strong Jewish and Israel background, and is capable of working both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and capable multi-tasker who will use these skills to engage students and drive Hillel’s mission, values and goals.

What you will do well:

  • Student Leadership Development

    • Model positive leadership

    • Build on the current leadership model by engaging new leadership students

    • Advise and support the student executive boards and their committees

    • Identify leadership development opportunities for empowering students

    • Facilitate skills training opportunities throughout the year

    • Coordinate and support Intern initiatives

    • Identify future leaders and help engage them in the pursuit of leadership opportunities on campus

  • Engagement

    • Ensure a visible Jewish presence on campus

    • Identify and contact uninvolved student populations and develop strategies for engaging them independently, and with existing student leaders

    • Responsible for data management, as it relates to set student engagement metrics as part of Measuring Excellence

    • Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live (in residence), work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and engage them

    • Work with student leaders on refining their Engagement best practices through tabling, coffee dates, networking and welcoming at programs

    • Working with and coordinating with other Jewish groups on campus like Chabad, AEPi, etc.

    • Building relationships with professionals and student leadership of campus groups

  • Program Development

    •  Support student initiated programs; attend programs when appropriate (including evenings, weekends, Jewish holidays)

    • Play a key role in supporting the planning, executing and evaluation of all programming

    • Be an experiential Jewish educator who nurtures the Jewish growth of others through conversations and actions

    • Add accessible Jewish content and depth to programs on campus

    • Identify and seek innovative program areas to reach new student populations

  • Advocacy

    • Assist in developing and implementing pro-active Israel Advocacy strategies, maximizing the full array of national and local advocacy services

  • Administrative Responsibilities

    • Liaise with the marketing and communications team in coordinating creation of all materials (print and web)

    • CRM data entry

    • Manage programming budget

    • Logistics support for programs

    • Support Hillel Ontario initiatives including regional program campaigns, initiatives, fundraising efforts, etc.

The ideal candidate will process

•  Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 2 years relevant experience

•  Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work in a collaborative, team  environment

•  Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot effectively

•  Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills

•  Knowledge and experience with network management and social networking   processes

•  Energy, a sense of humour, flexibility and maturity

•  Valid driver’s license and access to vehicle is an asset

•  Salary range is $30,000 to $40,000

About Queen’s Hillel

Queen's Hillel is in Kingston, ON. Queen’s is one of Canada’s oldest degree-granting institutions, and has influenced Canadian higher education since 1841 when it was established by Royal Charter of Queen Victoria. Located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, it is a mid-sized university with several faculties and schools. Queen’s balances excellence in undergraduate studies with well-established and innovative graduate programs, all within a dynamic learning environment. With an estimated 1500 Jewish students on campus, Queen’s Hillel creates a pluralistic environment in which Jews, regardless of denomination or religious belief, feel comfortable and included. Whether it be one of our eight annual Shabbat dinners, our Holocaust Education Week activities, Israel experience and engagement programs, countless Tzedek initiatives that take us into the greater Kingston community, or our legendary Bar Mitzvah Bash, Queen’s Hillel truly has something for everyone.

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.