Associate Director of Jewish Student Life

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Student Affairs
Division: Student Affairs

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Position Summary:

Reporting to the Dean of Religious Life, the Associate Director of Jewish Student Life is responsible for working with Jewish student leaders to empower them to lead the Jewish community at Rollins; guiding Jewish students to better understand their personal Jewish journey; and advancing diversity and inclusion efforts at Rollins College in partnership with faculty and student affairs colleagues.
Rollins Hillel is a partnership of Central Florida Hillel and 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. 
Essential Job Functions
  • Build relationships with the Jewish students at Rollins, engaging them in meaningful conversations and offering them a variety of Jewish experiences.
  • Work with Central Florida Hillel staff to help facilitate and create a wide variety of engaging Jewish learning experiences and serve as a resource to staff, student leaders and engagement interns, who are charged with building relationships with peers and connecting them to Jewish life.
  • Ensure a pluralistic and welcoming atmosphere by strengthening the multiple worship and learning options offered by Central Florida Hillel.
  • Work with the Director of Engagement at Central Florida Hillel to craft an educational vision and strategy for Rollins Hillel, creating innovative opportunities for formal, informal, and experiential Jewish learning for students with diverse backgrounds and interests that include a multiplicity of Jewish perspectives that span the spectrum from spiritual to secular.
  • Organize social justice projects in collaboration with other communities on campus.
  • Inspire and advise peer-education and informal education efforts.
  • Recruit for Hillel immersion journeys, including Taglit-Birthright Israel trips and Alternative Student Break experiences, AIPAC Policy Conference, JNF conventions and other similar programs.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of three years of experience working with college aged youth in the areas of Jewish education, Israel  and/or community development.
  • Commitment to pluralism of ideas, people and practices.
  • The focus to work independently, and the flexibility to be part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative problem-solving techniques and a great sense of humor
  • Strong self-motivated program development and event planning skills. 
  • Demonstrated skills in communication, supervision, and facilitation. 
  • Ability to effectively mentor students and advise student groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to inclusively and proactively develop and sustain positive, collaborative, and collegial relationships with faculty, staff, and students.

Work Environment:

  • Office environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Field work.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume

This is a professional position with a generous benefits package featuring comprehensive health insurance coverage, generous paid time off, retirement savings plan with generous employer contribution, full tuition waiver after one year for employees, spouses, domestic partners and dependents.

Our Values:


Rollins seeks to foster and to model a campus environment that is welcoming, safe, and inclusive to all of our administrators, faculty, staff, and students. We view differences (e.g. nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, learning styles, perspectives, etc.) not as obstacles to be overcome but as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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