Maryland Hillel serves one of the largest and most dynamic Jewish campus communities in the country. The organization actively seeks to engage Jewish students on their own terms by providing students with meaningful Jewish opportunities, which are empowering and engaging. Through a creative mix of leadership training, education, volunteerism, social, spiritual, and cultural opportunities, students are inspired to realize their potential and become the best versions of themselves. Each year, Maryland Hillel impacts 4,500 unique students.
Hillel now seeks to employ a Director of Finance and Operations to ensure that its renowned programmatic offerings are paralleled and supported by a best-in-class back-office. The successful applicant for this full-time and exempt position will possess both acute financial oversight and robust operational experience.
The Director of Finance and Operations will take the lead in building a robust back office, which will deliver:
The Director of Finance and Operations will supervise the office manager and a data entry technician/bookkeeper. This position is part of the senior management team and will be supervised by the Associate Executive Director.
Beyond these high-level goals, particular areas of focus include:
With the construction of a brand new 38,000 square foot facility due to commence in 2022, the Director of Finance and Operations will:
You are a get-to-yes leader who embraces a challenge and enjoys making order from chaos. You are highly personable, warm, with a good sense of humor, but you can be firm when necessary. You possess a CPA or MBA with a specialization in Finance. You know about essential programs, including QuickBooks, Expensify, Excel, and Salesforce, as well as the agility and resourcefulness to learn new technologies unfamiliar to you. You have at minimum 5-7 years’ experience in financial management and facilities oversight. Experience within the Jewish community and non-profit settings are preferred, though not essential.
You will help Hillel achieve new heights by exercising outstanding leadership, professionalism, and organizational skills. You will relentlessly develop and implement systems and workflows, problem solve and give attention to detail – even amidst a frenetic environment. You will be the organization’s anchor and grounding.
Maryland Hillel, located in College Park, MD, close to Washington, DC, enjoys a national reputation for its Jewish community, both due to its size with some 5,800 Jewish undergrads and, more critically, due to the vibrancy of Jewish life on campus. A team of 9 professionals works in concert with Jewish students to facilitate a veritable menu of experiences and opportunities. Hillel strives to ensure that Jewish students derive meaning and value from connecting, in their individuated ways, with our tradition, heritage, and Israel. Maryland Hillel draws students to the University of Maryland from around the country with large contingents from Maryland, the tristate area, Florida and California. Following many years of growth, Hillel is conducting a capital campaign to construct a custom-built 38,000 square-foot Jewish student center to continue to support this thriving Jewish community into the future.
Maryland Hillel is affiliated with 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 students that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders. 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.