Career Opportunities at the Jewish Federation of Durham Chapel Hill

Teacher: Community Midrasha is seeking teachers for its 8th and 9th grade Sunday evening programming from September 2017 to April 2018. To apply click here or email Jen Adler at for more information.

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Career Opportunities with our Community Partners:

Assistant Director for Programming and Leadership – Hillel: Jewish Life at Duke

Role Overview
Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Jewish Life at Duke as the Associate Director for Programs and Leadership. In your role, you will provide vision and leadership for the Jewish Life at Duke student program.  With an exceptional staff team, you will design and implement an innovative and comprehensive student program that is considered excellent in the fields of student leadership and student engagement.  As the senior program professional, you will be the resource for staff and students regarding best practices in these areas and synthesize events and offerings into one mission driven student-focused entity.

What You’ll Do

  • Design a comprehensive approach to student programs and initiatives.
  • Develop and grow an overall student engagement strategy including creation of a peer engagement student internship program.
  • Develop a uniquely Jewish approach to student leadership for student leaders and those interested in exploring leadership through a Jewish lens.
  • Assess the impact of the work and strategically guide the team to maximize the impact for the future.
  • Advise student groups and student leaders in planning, marketing, and budgeting for programs and events.
  • Run weekly program meetings as well as supervise, mentor and support the growth of 1-2 full time staff members.
  • Foster and maintain strategic partnerships with colleagues across the Division of Student Affairs and in the University community.
  • Actively participate as a member of the Hillel staff team in major programs such as Orientation and Welcome Week, High Holidays, Family Weekend, Passover and Graduation.

What Your Day-to-Day Looks Like

  • Identify, train, inspire and advise student leaders and groups.
  • Recruit, supervise and lead the student internship team including regular meetings.
  • Coordinate all aspects of the student program in collaboration with the staff team, student interns and student leaders.
  • Work with the manager of operations and events to oversee program budget and spending.
  • Build meaningful relationships with involved and uninvolved students.
  • Oversee assessment of the student program and the collection of our student engagement data.
  • Lead weekly program meetings and supervise the Israel Fellow.
  • Provide leadership, support and staffing for alternative breaks including Birthright Israel and the Roots to Rights civil rights trip.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • 4+ years of professional experience in Jewish, experiential or higher education. Master’s degree required.
  • Experience in program assessment and development, student leadership development and/or program planning is preferred. Prior experience with supervision is strongly recommended.
  • Proven ability to manage a team and succeed in a collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to assist and empower students to take initiative and ownership for their community.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent time and project management skills with strong attention to detail. Competence with social media and understanding of technology.
  • A commitment to pluralism and comfort with your Jewish identity so you may act as a role model and mentor for emerging Jewish adults.

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit and higher education marketplace.
  • A comprehensive benefits package as a staff member at an elite University
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.

About Jewish Life at Duke
As a department within the Division of Student Affairs of Duke University, Jewish Life at Duke is a unique Hillel that enjoys the benefits of being both an accredited Hillel as well as an intricate and invaluable part of the University. With more than 700 Jewish undergraduate students, the University shares the commitment to growing the size of the student Jewish community now and into the future.  Known for their top-notch academics, athletics and global opportunities, Duke University is a medium-sized private University consistently ranked among the very best. Students travel from all over the United States and the world to study on this beautiful campus situated on nearly 9,000 acres in Durham, NC.  As a member of the Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish community, you have access to a thriving Southern Jewish community with a new Jewish Community Center and multiple synagogues close to the state capital of Raleigh, NC in the center of one of the biggest college sports rivalries. As a member of the Jewish Life at Duke team, you will have the opportunity to live and work in a city with amazing food, a vast array of cultural opportunities, and a great minor league baseball team in the Durham Bulls.  Learn more about the Bull City in Southern Living, the NY Times and

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

To Apply
Apply at and include your resume and cover letter.