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Jewish Student Life Engagement Coordinator more...
Location:Rochester, NY
Company:Rochester Institute of Technology
First posted:May 04, 2017 (last updated 30+ days ago)

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Staff Job Function:
Advising or Counseling, Event Planning, Student Services

Day, Night, Weekend

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This is a ten month, part-time position (up to 20 hours per week) which will include some evening and weekend hours depending on programmatic needs.

This position is temporarily funded with a start date of August 2017, and may be funded on an annual basis.

As an integral part of Student Wellness, the mission of the RIT Center for Religious Life is:

  • To enhance and nurture the religious and spiritual life at the University by providing a student-oriented resource and atmosphere for religious, spiritual, and cultural exploration and growth
  • To provide all members of the campus community a hospitable facility for worship, observance, and reflection
  • To support the constituent religious communities and their designated professional leaders which enables their work and outreach to students
  • To encourages holistic growth of personal, ethical development blending spiritual and intellectual engagement through religious services and programs
  • To work collaboratively with other centers and student communities to facilitate inter-faith understanding within RIT's global student community

Detailed Job Description:
Reporting to the Director of the Center for Religious Life, the Jewish Student Life Coordinator will provide leadership and support for RIT's Jewish students by developing programs rooted in Jewish culture and identity. This individual will work within the Center for Religious Life utilizing its resources and collegial relationships in campus outreach while benefiting from the support of a Jewish Student Life Advisory Board. This is a ten month, part-time position (up to 20 hours per week) which will include some evening and weekend hours depending on programmatic needs.

RIT 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.

This is a temporarily funded position for the academic year 2016-2017. Continuation of the position is subject to annual funding availability.

This position will entail:

  • Working with RIT Hillel Student Board and other Jewish representatives to offer programs, events, and opportunities to support Jewish life on campus including programs and services for Shabbat, High Holidays, Passover, and other special observances and holidays.
  • Outreach and partner with Jewish students to facilitate contacts and build relationships with individuals and groups and uninvolved students.
  • Meet with the Director of RIT Center for Religious Life on a regular basis to discuss program goals, RIT material support, and assessment of student involvement, ownership, and participation in a united effort to profile and enrich Jewish student life on campus.
  • Planning and implementing social justice and community service programming.
  • Coordinating campus publicity, particularly through social media, including website, Facebook, flyers, etc.
  • Liaison with The Jewish Federation providing reports at the end of each semester with activities, numbers of participants and expenses.
  • Liaison with Hillel International and partner with students to assess Hillel and Hillel House as vehicles to develop and enrich Jewish culture and community; convene meetings as needed with the Jewish Student Life Advisory Board to assess progress in programming efforts to support Jewish life and culture for students.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of experience relevant to this position
  • Established record of accomplishment in leadership and community building
  • Previous experience supporting Jewish cultural life
  • Strong leadership skills, knowledge and abilities
  • Documented intermediate technological competence using website and social media in addition to computerized office productivity, word processing, database, email, graphics, electronic record-keeping and electronic calendaring software
  • Effective verbal, written, and digital communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

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Additional Details:
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at (see application details) or email your request to (see application details).

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