Campus Rabbi Senior Jewish Educator at Boston University Hillel

Boston University Hillel 213 Bay State Road, Boston MA

Role Overview:
Join BU Hillel as the Campus Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator to help enrich the lives of students and shape the future of Jewish life on campus. Be part of a team of professionals dedicated to creating an excellent Hillel to provide for the needs of Boston University’s 6,000 Jewish students and serve as Jewish Chaplain for the greater Boston University community. Help set the organizational vision and strategy to inspire, educate and empower Boston University students to lead meaningful, joyous Jewish lives. You’ll use your magnetic personality and deep wells of Torah to inspire students to make Judaism and Jewish peoplehood integral to their life choices and expressed Jewish values.
What You'll Do:

Build relationships with many students from diverse backgrounds through meaningful conversations, and by creating connections to opportunities in Jewish life on campus

Create content and manage our award-winning Jewish Learning Fellowship Program, with 15+ cohorts of 200+ students per year, to bring creative, meaningful, and relevant approaches in Jewish learning to students from a wide range of backgrounds
Identify Jewish educational needs of students, staff, and lay leaders, and develop standalone and ongoing programs and initiatives to address those needs

Build innovative, pluralistic approaches to Shabbat, holidays, and rituals. Organize and lead Reform and Conservative Shabbat services, Conservative High Holiday services, holiday programming and Passover Seders, and train students to lead meaningful services for their peers

Develop and nurture relationships with BU Hillel Board members, Boston University campus personnel, religious life organizations around campus, BU faculty, parents, and Boston Jewish community partners

Provide pastoral care services for students, BU Hillel staff, lay leaders, and parent
What You've Accomplished:

Rabbinic ordination and advanced degree in Jewish Studies or Jewish Education. 4+ years of formal study of Torah, Rabbinics, and Halachah as well as a demonstrated commitment to ongoing, regular Jewish text learning

5+ years of relevant work. Experience in grassroots community organizing, Hillel, youth movements, camping, or experiential Jewish education is helpful

Proven success in community building and outreach, and previous experience in program visioning and implementation

Extensive engagement with and experience in Israel

Training and experience in pastoral care and counseling
What You'll Bring to the Job:

Energy, excitement, passion, and love of Judaism, Jewish people, and Israel

A strong, deep, and broad knowledge base of Jewish sources, ranging from traditional Jewish texts to contemporary Jewish wisdom, culture and unconventional Jewish sources

Expertise in leading complex conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is approachable and meets students at various points in their personal Jewish journeys

A commitment to creating an inclusive, vibrant, and pluralistic Jewish community

Creative problem-solving, proactive communication, and collaboration

Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel

Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically in order to reach goals, including proactive planning, embracing data and technology and attention to follow-through and deadlines
What You'll Receive:

Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $125,000-140,000

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 at Boston University and with the Hillel movement

Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel
About Boston University Hillel:
Boston University Hillel is at the hub of a world-class university, in the thriving city of Boston, right near Fenway Park. Home to 4,000 Jewish undergraduates and 2,000 Jewish graduate students, BU Hillel’s mission is to inspire, educate, and empower BU students to lead meaningful and joyous Jewish lives. We engage 4,000 students per year, and 600 qualify as in-depth relationships. 200 students travel with BU Hillel each year. We have 160+ student leaders and 120+ lay leaders.
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.