Hiring at Western Hillel: 2018/19 Academic Year

Director at Western Hillel

The Hillel Director, Western University (UWO) is a creative and engaging individual with a strong Jewish and Israel background, and is capable of working both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and capable multi-tasker who will use these skills to engage students and drive Hillel’s mission, values and goals.

The position reports to the Chief Campus Officer and the incumbent is expected to maintain a strong relationship with the London Jewish community, the Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs, and other community and university bodies.

What you will do well:

  • Student Leadership Development
  • Model positive leadership
  • Build on the current leadership model by engaging new leadership students
  • Advise and support the Hillel and IOC Student Executive Boards and their Committees
  • Identify leadership development opportunities for empowering students


  • Be a visible Jewish presence on campus
  • Identify uninvolved student populations and develop strategies for contacting and serving them
  • Develop one-on-one relationships with Jewish students by meeting them where they live (in residence), work and/or study, utilizing creative methods to reach and engage them

Program Development

  • Support student-initiated programs; attend most programs (including evenings, weekends, Jewish holidays)
  • Play a key role in planning and evaluating all programming
  • Be an experiential Jewish educator who nurtures the Jewish growth of others through conversations and actions
  • Add accessible Jewish content and depth to programs on campus

Publicity and External Relations

  • Develop/maintain strong relationships with the university administration at UWO
  • Act as liaison between the student population and the local Jewish community
  • Work with the Chief Strategy Officer of Hillel Ontario to support the organization’s fundraising activities
  • Act as a campus liaison for Birthright Israel: Canada Israel Experience, including campus recruitment, overseeing interviews, data input and follow-through activities

Israel Advocacy

  • Provide immediate on-site assistance in managing an Israel advocacy crisis
  • Develop pro-active Israel Advocacy strategies specific to Hillel UWO, maximizing the full array of national and local advocacy services
  • Collect intelligence and monitor anti-Israel activities on campus

Human Resource Management

  • Recruit, hire and train professional and administrative support staff
  • Provide ongoing staff supervision
  • Provide opportunities for continuing professional training and education
  • Ensure that all staff attend the appropriate conferences and training opportunities

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Manage email list and CRM data entry
  • Manage programming and administrative budget
  • Manage facility

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s degree, with some relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with competing deadlines
  • Capacity to work both independently and as part of a provincial team
  • Knowledge about network management and social networking processes
  • Experiential Jewish education experience required
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a car
  • Well-versed in Jewish culture with access to educational resources and topics
  • A deep commitment to Israel and a nuanced understanding of effective engagement, education, and advocacy strategies
  • Energy, a sense of humour, flexibility and maturity

What you’ll get out of the position:

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.  The salary range is $80,000 to $85,000.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Unlimited paid coffee dates with students
  • Flexible work hours
  • Amazing colleagues

About Hillel Ontario 
Hillel Ontario serves approximately 14,000 Jewish students across nine universities, and is the largest regional Hillel system in the world. A model for the Hillel movement, Hillel Ontario was created on October 1, 2015 and strives to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
Western Hillel, located in the tight-knit Jewish community of London, Ontario and is a marquis campus within the Hillel Ontario system. Since 1961 Western Hillel has served as a launching pad for Jewish activity, catering to the needs and diverse interests of students on campus at Western University and the greater London area. With more than 3,000 Jewish students at Western University, Western Hillel ensures that emerging adults can find their own meaningful paths to Jewish identity.

We are fortunate to have the Albert & Temmy Latner Jewish Students’ Centre of London, located at 1192 Richmond St., a fantastic central location two blocks north of the main gates on campus. Our House serves as a meeting place, social space, centre for programming, and provides a safe welcoming atmosphere for all.

To apply, send your resumé and cover letter to Jaime Walman, Chief Strategy Officer here.