Position Description

IACT Coordinator
Location Cornell Hillel
City Ithaca
State/Territory New York
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IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement

Cornell Hillel

Role Overview

The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will work in conjunction with Cornell Hillel staff to manage and bolster the success of Cornell Hillel’s Birthright Israel program. The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will be a dynamic self-starter, capable of envisioning and delivering upon a plan to grow the number of students traveling on Hillel’s Birthright Israel buses as well as providing support and inspiration to Birthright Israel participants before and after their trip. The IACT Coordinator will develop transformative experiences that engage participants in Jewish life once back on campus and planning reunions and other follow up programs that will enable students to think meaningfully about what role Israel will play in their lives. The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement will possess contagious Jewish passion, entrepreneurial energy, strong leadership, and networking skills. The IACT Coordinator for Israel Engagement, along with Hillel staff, will innovate, grow, and experiment with models of Jewish experience, community, prayer, and service that will influence the future of American Judaism.

What You’ll Do

  • Build 180 personal relationships with students who are not already involved in Jewish life
  • Manage Cornell Hillel’s Birthright Israel program including recruitment, interviews, pre-trip orientations, and improving the trip experience 
  • Develop relationships with students from different key markets (sororities and fraternities, majors, etc.) to help them register for the upcoming Birthright Israel trip.
  • Recruit 100 students each year for Birthright Israel trips
  • Manage Hillel’s post-trip engagement project by sustaining Cornell Hillel’s goal of 100% post-trip engagement and developing awesome Jewish experiences and opportunities for Birthright Israel alumni
  • Oversee and manage the IACT budget; and provide oversight for the use of funds by Israel student groups.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Candidates should have a BA from a residential, 4-year college and 0-2 years of professional work experience. 
  • Entrepreneurial energy, a passion for all things Israel, and highly developed logistical skills are keys to success in this position. 
  • Candidates should exhibit creativity, the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, ability to take initiative, interest in professional growth, and excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership development skills
  • The candidate must be capable of working both independently and as part of a team, and have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments.

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, 
  • Generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.

About Cornell Hillel

Cornell Hillel works with a strong student leadership cadre, supporting more than 30 unique student programming teams planning over 500 programs and initiatives a year for the 2,500 Jewish students on campus. These initiatives strive to enhance Jewish life on campus by training Jewish students who strategically build relationships with their uninvolved peers and connect them with Jewish resources and opportunities on campus.

Cornell Hillel regularly sends one of the largest Birthright Israel contingents to Israel, and has a strong student-led pro-Israel advocacy and education group. Shabbat and holidays are celebrated campus-wide with Hillel sponsoring a variety of student-led Shabbat opportunities every week, including an engaging “Shabbat Across Cornell” initiative. Cornell Hillel supervises religious observance for the High Holy Days, Passover and other occasions.

Cornell Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that 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.

Cornell University is an Ivy-League university located in Ithaca, NY. Ithaca combines small town life with a world class academic/college town community. Kiplinger rated Ithaca #8 in '50 Smart Places to Live in America' and Ithaca was ranked #3 in 'Relocate-America's top 100 places to live.' Newsweek has named Cornell 'The Hottest Ivy.' It’s a dynamic town whose nickname “Ithaca is Gorges” epitomizes the campus and community.

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.

Cornell 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.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.


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