Interim Engagement and Program Associate
Pay: $20 an hour
Full Job Description
The Interim Engagement and Program Associate will engage Jewish students through one-on-one interactions and virtual programs in a fully remote program. Lehigh is in a period of significant growth and transition. Our engagement efforts have increased greatly since we first hired an Engagement and Program Associate less than two years ago.
This position is a remote work opportunity.
We have a cohort of creative and enthusiastic engagement interns, this semester we will also have a “Serve the Moment” intern, as well as an intern for the Diller Fellowship program. We are also working with other staff members and students who are part of the other offices within the Office of Diversity Inclusion, and Equity to do our part in order to create a more inclusive and anti-racist institution.
Finally, we are also in the process of moving into a new building and starting an endowment campaign to support our work. This is helping to create excitement and momentum for our program, even in the face of the pandemic.
What You’ll Do
- Engage Jewish students directly and supervise Peer Engagement Interns in their engagement work.
- Collaborate with the director in advising the Hillel Student Board. This includes: training in leadership, organizational development, and recruitment strategy.
- Create at least 2-3 virtual programs during the spring semester (February-early May) together with the Hillel Leadership Team. Assist other members of the team or other students in planning effective programs.
- Create an informal education or spiritual program that can aid in the work of engagement (ie, Rosh Hodesh group, wellness programs, etc.)
- Attend Zoom Shabbat and other online programs on a regular basis.
- Collaborate with the Director to support the board of the Lehigh Friends of Israel. This would include recruiting students for Birthright, Onward Israel, as well as the AIPAC Policy Conference, and possibly other Israel-related experiences.
Hours, Responsibilities and Supervision
25 hours per week, between January and late May. Salary is $20 per hour. You will be supervised by Rabbi Steve Nathan, Director of Jewish Student Life and Associate Chaplain
About the Lehigh Office of Jewish Student Life
The Office of Jewish Student Life is part of the Office of the University Chaplain, which is part of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. As such, you will interact with other staff in the Chaplain’s Office. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with staff members from the Pride Center, Center for Gender Equity, and Office of Multicultural Affairs.
About Lehigh University
Lehigh University is located in historic Bethlehem, PA, which is about 50 miles from Philadelphia and 75 miles from New York City.
Lehigh is a premier residential university, annually ranked in the top tier of national research universities. There are over 5000 undergraduates, plus various graduate schools. It is estimated that 17%-20% of the undergraduate students identify as Jewish. Approximately 30-35% of the undergraduate student body is involved in Greek life.
Currently only first-year students are living on campus, with the exception of a few students with extenuating circumstances. However, there are many juniors and seniors, and a few sophomores, living in Bethlehem in off-campus housing.
At the end of the first semester no in-person activities with more than 10 students were allowed. In addition, fully-remote students are not allowed on campus or to interact with students who are living on-campus. Therefore, the majority, if not all, of our programs will be online
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.
Lehigh University 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.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.
Please send a brief cover letter and resume as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to have someone in place prior to the start of the spring semester on February 1.
If you have any questions please contact Rabbi Steve Nathan at email@example.com
For more information about Lehigh Jewish life:
- @lehighhillel on Facebook and Instagram
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