Associate Director for Jewish Life - Mission & Ministry Georgetown University
Location: Washington, D.C.
Internal Number: 2747363
Associate Director for Jewish Life - Mission & Ministry Georgetown University
Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.
Associate Director for Jewish Life - Mission & Ministry - Georgetown University
Guided by Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit tradition, with its abiding commitment to interreligious collaboration, Campus Ministry equips students to lead lives of deeper meaning, belonging, and purpose. It will always be a vital resource to all students and a leading partner in the work of intellectual, social and spiritual formation across the university.
As an integral part of Campus Ministry since 1968, Georgetown's Jewish LifeChaplaincy aspires to advance the life and growth of every self-defined Jewish student through building their sense of belonging in Jewish campus community, literacy in Jewish religious texts and traditions, engagement in Jewish communal leadership and multi-faith social justice. Together with faculty, staff, and our Rabbi(s), we empower one another to progress along our personal journeys and to discern our unique roles in delivering a brighter future for the Jewish people and for the world.
The Associate Director for Jewish Life ensures the depth, breadth, and success of Jewish Life programs and administration; and helps shape Jewish Life as an energetic enterprise by ensuring the strategy and execution of meaningful and diverse opportunities for Jewish expression, and consistently promoting a welcoming and lively pluralistic Jewish community.
Working closely with the Director for Jewish Life in strategic planning and organizational management to articulate and implement a dynamic vision for Jewish Life, the Associate Director oversees the implementation of Jewish Life's mission by empowering interns and student leaders, ensuring that programmatic and facility operations support our mission-driven goals. More specifically, the Associate Director manages student engagement team (our GUish internship), advises our student group (Jewish Student Association), manages (or leads, as applicable) experiential learning opportunities (retreats, immersive experiences), manages the implementation of all Jewish Life events, maintains Jewish life master schedule, and - in cooperation with Campus Ministry's communications team - manages all Jewish Life communications (social media, newsletter, website).
The Associate Director recruits, trains and supervises a team of student leaders and interns to build a Jewish community that is vibrant and inclusive of all its diversity, advises Jewish student organizations, and fosters communication and collaboration among Jewish groups on and off campus. They also collaborate with other chaplaincy and department staff on religious programs and services, and coordinate chaplaincy strategic planning, communications, fundraising and assessment.
The success of Jewish Life is highly dependent on smooth administrative functioning of the office - particularly in the area of communicating with and scheduling with students, parents, administrators and faculty. To maintain the level of programmatic excellence, the Jewish Life program requires staff members who can speak not only to the student affairs-related needs of students (leadership training, engagement tracking, learning outcomes), but also the Jewish-related needs of students (Jewish experience, education, community-building).
The Associate Director reports to the Director for Jewish Life and works in close collaboration with other Jewish Life staff, including the Jewish chaplain to the law and medical centers, a shared Interreligious Coordinator and student leaders, as well as other Campus Ministry colleagues. They supervise a team of at least 5 student interns, and advise the Jewish Student Association; receive programmatic support from a shared Interreligious Coordinator; and engage both involved and uninvolved students, parents of current students and other community members, potential students and their families, alumni, local/international community organizations, and university partners.
Master's degree in Jewish education, Jewish communal leadership, or a related field
At least 3 years of relevant post-university work experience, preferably in Jewish communal contexts
Fluency in Jewish tradition, Jewish communal institutions and demographics, and contemporary Jewish thought and practice
Ability to bring positive energy, dynamism, and an encouraging attitude and creativity to their work with students
Ability to demonstrate facility and comfort with Jewish traditions, holidays, culture, and basic texts, and to communicate this knowledge to others. Ideally, they serve as a strong Jewish role model and must demonstrate deep commitment to a pluralistic and welcoming atmosphere for all
Competence in program development, administration and events management, and sophisticated verbal and writing skills
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word and basic Excel
Familiarity with general office equipment
Skill in web content and social media management
Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, faculty and staff from all areas of the university, and across cultural and religious traditions
Reliability and self-direction
Personable and professional, trustworthy and competent, and flexible and adaptable
Ability to effectively manage projects and tasks
Strong attention to detail
Work Mode: On Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position's mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University's mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources Mode of Work Designation.
Applicants with rabbinic ordination and work experience are welcome to apply.
Current Georgetown Employees:
If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.
If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or email@example.com.
Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.
Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.
Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Georgetown is one of the world's leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world.