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Boston University Engagement Fellow, Hillel in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Role Overview Boston University is home to 4,000 Jewish undergraduates. Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Boston University Hillel as its Engagement Fellow. The Engagement Fellow will plan and execute engagement programs for BU Hillel with BU Hillel leadership. This position reports to the Managing Director, and is part of a cohort of six other engagement focused staff Fellows. This position asks for a 2-year commitment to this position and BU Hillel.

You’ll receive training from BU Hillel and Hillel International professionals, and learn from Jewish leaders on how to seamlessly weave Judaism into your work as a Hillel engagement professional. Each day you will be charged with empowering students to engage in meaningful and joyous Jewish lives, weaving in Jewish values, texts, and history.

If you’re team-oriented, never give up, and truly believe that you must “be the change you wish to see in the world,” then this is the position for you!

Extensive Jewish education is not necessary — just an interest in creating a vibrant Jewish community, a commitment to learning, and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students and the world.

What You’ll Do

  • Manage Hillel’s on campus marketing and outreach programs including monthly pop up events and give-a-ways

  • Handle all outreach and relationships with first-year students, and the prospective/admitted student population

  • Strengthen and support student leadership cohorts, such as: Coffee Crew Engagement Interns, Student Leadership and Nonprofit Management Fellows and more

  • Mentor various students in their leadership development and life goals

  • Grow Hillel’s capacity to meet engagement goals through detailed management and analysis of CRM Database

  • Assist in increasing the quality and quantity of student 1x1’s

  • Instruct in our award winning Jewish Learning Fellowship program

As an Engagement Fellow, a Typical Day May Include

  • Meeting with a group of students or individual students over coffee or a meal to understand which issues are most important to them and developing a plan of action together.

  • Planning educational, social, cultural, holiday, or Shabbat programs across a wide variety student audiences

  • Participating in a conversation with graduate student leaders of all types of faith, ethnic, and racial backgrounds to build key relationships and partnerships

  • Develop key insights through 1x1 conversation in how to create an engagement program with high levels of reach and depth

  • Working Shabbat, holidays, and otherwise supporting the rest of your Hillel team - some times on nights and weekends.

  • Participating in a professional development webinar.

  • Recruiting for an upcoming student programs and internships.

What You’ll Get Out of It

  • High-level professional development to help develop core skills and gain expertise from changemakers, engagers, and Jewish life experts.

  • Mentoring and career coaching to help you during and after your position

  • A network of terrific colleagues from across the Hillel movement.

  • Travel opportunities, both domestically and internationally, multiple times per year.

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Tax Deferred Retirement Plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability insurances, Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.

  • Salary range for this role is $37,500-$42,500

About Boston University Hillel

Boston University Hillel is at the hub of a thriving city of Boston, right near Fenway Park. Home to 4,000 Jewish undergraduates BU Hillel’s mission is to inspire, educate, and empower BU students to lead meaningful and joyous Jewish lives. Boston is a vital center for Jewish and young adult and family life.

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.

Boston University Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

Required Skills

  • Bachelors degree, 1-2 years professional experience or strong collegiate internships/fellowships experience

  • Confidence initiating and running programs, and comfort asking questions.

  • Ability to collaborate across teams both inside and outside of Hillel.

  • Excitement to continue developing your own relationship to Judaism.

  • Ability to build relationships with diverse demographics of college students

  • Attention to detail in written/verbal communication and in active listening to students/colleagues

  • Desire to motivate student leaders to engage their peers, deepen their Jewish identities, and think innovatively about program content and marketing

  • Strong analytical skills in assessing and tracking data in CRM system

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to Ethan Sobel,


Please note all newly hired staff and faculty, will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the Back2BU site ( .

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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