Interim Director Job Description

Interim Director

Hillel at The University of Oklahoma

Role Overview
Join Hillel at the University of Oklahoma (OU Hillel) as the Interim Director to help enrich
students and shape the future of Jewish life on campus. You’ll oversee a strong organization
that engages students in Jewish life and connects to the lives of Jewish students at University of
Oklahoma.

The Interim Director will provide support and stability to the Hillel to ensure quality engagement
of all Jewish students on campus and support a pluralistic, dynamic organization. Under your
leadership, you’ll be able to chart a path for the Hillel on campus during a critical time and
maintain key resources to help students thrive. You’ll be excellent in this role if you are
passionate about leading a team, managing transition, developing human and financial
resources, supporting students, and strengthening the ties between Hillel and your community.
You’ll wake up each day being genuinely excited about creating an inviting place that inspires
students to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives. You’ll meet students at
Campus Corner, OU Football game tailgates, the University Union, and the South Oval. This is
so much more than your average 9-to-5.
This position is a full-time role that will be a combination of on-site and remote work.

What You’ll Do:
 Manage and maintain Hillel’s financial resources to be consistent with the caliber of the
institution, the size of the Jewish community and the needs of the strategic plan.
 Inspire and organize pluralistic, diverse Jewish life on campus. Support front line staff’s
strategies to expand the base of the Jewish student community to include a multiplicity of
Jewish backgrounds and interests.
 Act as a leader and convener of community, during times of celebration and challenge.
 Develop and nurture staff, student interns and student leadership by effectively managing
the team and providing growth opportunities.
 Exhibit leadership around financial resource development and maintain relationships with
the stakeholders that will help you get there, including lay leaders, local community
members and agencies, and Hillel International.
 Manage the day-to-day activities surrounding the capital campaign to fundraise for a new
Hillel building.

What You’ve Accomplished
 5 – 8 years of professional work experience. Experience in management roles in the
Jewish or secular nonprofit, higher education, or mission-driven organization world is a
plus. Past Hillel experience is a plus as well.
 Success with:​
 Managing a team of professionals to accomplish their best work.
 Financial resource development, including executing annual fundraising campaigns,
cultivation, stewardship, and major gift solicitation through in-person, print, and
online channels.
 Stakeholder relations.
 Fiscal budgeting and financial forecasting.
 Inspiring interest in pluralistic, diverse Jewish life.
 Building student engagement and leadership development programs and
opportunities.

 Bachelor’s degree required, Masters degree preferred. We will consider a range of
candidates’ experiences and credentials.
 Capital campaign experience is a plus.

What You’ll Bring to the Job
 Strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan, but you are
willing to take risks and learn from your wins as well as your losses.
 Capacity to create space for a diversity of perspectives and allow all voices of students to
be heard.
 Creative problem-solving strategies.
 An inspiring presence which will help others to deepen their interest in Jewish life.
 ​Strong relationship building skills and comfort working with diverse populations different
than your own.
 An attitude of proactive communication and collaboration across offices and agencies.
 Expertise in leading complex conversations about Judaism and Israel in a way that is
approachable and meets students at various points in their personal Jewish journey.

What You’ll Receive
 Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
 A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental
Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), and
Flexible Spending Plan.
 Generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave.
 Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
 Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel.

About OU Hillel
The University of Oklahoma has at least 150-250 Jewish students on campus; and, due to
fantastic and engaging programming, many of those students actively participate in Hillel
programming. Each event will have anywhere from a dozen attendees to over one hundred. You
may see students, OU faculty and staff, Norman Jewish community members, and Oklahoma
City Jewish community members at our programs. OU Hillel gives you the big university
experience along with a warm, inspiring and active Jewish community; it is the hub of Jewish life
both at the University of Oklahoma and in Norman, Oklahoma. Events and programs are held at
the Hillel building, around campus, and around Norman and Oklahoma City throughout the
school year. Successful programs include: Israel-Fair, High Holiday services, tailgating at
football games, interfaith Passover Seders, Schmoozeday Tuesday, Latkes for Love, and many
more.
The University of Oklahoma is truly an extraordinary institution, known for its academic
excellence and strong sense of community. Attracting top students from across the nation and
more than 120 countries around the world, OU provides a major university experience in a
private college atmosphere. OU is number one in the nation in the number of National Merit
Scholars enrolled at a public university. The current student body is both the largest and most
highly ranked academically in the history of public institutions in Oklahoma.
About 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 every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life,
learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.

OU 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.

To Apply
Apply by emailing your resume and cover letter to ouhillel@ouhillel.org on or before November
30, 2018.