Careers at Berkeley Hillel

Berkeley Hillel is hiring!


Working at Berkeley Hillel means working with a team of passionate, driven, and fun Jewish professionals at the #1 public university in the country. We offer competitive non-profit salaries, excellent health and wellness benefits, work-life balance, and a student community that is smart, caring, and engaged. Our recently renovated 15,000 sq. ft. building, finished in 2018, sits as a campus landmark in a prime location across the street from Berkeley Law and International House. Berkeley and the Bay Area boast a diverse and thriving Jewish community with many opportunities for young adults and families to practice and engage Jewishly. Every day we feel lucky to work on this campus, in this building, with this team, and we hope you’ll join us!

Director of Engagement

We’re looking for a creative & outgoing professional with strong interpersonal, communications, and project management skills to serve as the Director of Engagement. The Director of Engagement works within a dynamic team of other programming staff both collaboratively and independently, The Director of Engagement should be passionate about reaching out and building connections with students previously uninvolved in Berkeley Hillel. 

As the Director of Engagement, you will lead the charge in creating and implementing a comprehensive engagement strategy to reach the estimated 2,500 Jewish students on campus. After a challenging year of quarantine and limited social gatherings, you will think strategically about making connections with Jewish students in all years by way of intentional conversations and creative experiences, and inspire staff and student leaders to think about who is “not in the room.”  Over 50% of students on campus next year will have not had any typical experience with Hillel.

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Springboard Innovation Specialist

Do you dream of a job where you get to design and create new strategies while making a meaningful impact in the world? Become an Innovation Specialist at Berkeley Hillel as part of the Springboard Fellowship, a project of Hillel International! The Springboard Fellowship is a paid, two-year fellowship that brings recent college grads with raw talent, passion, and skills to college campuses across North America to reimagine and redesign Jewish student life.

Trained in the renowned Design Thinking methodology, you will be charged with sparking ideas for transforming two to three areas of Jewish student life into ones that are better suited for today’s students. At the same time, you will help to infuse creative innovation into all aspects of Hillel’s work. To be successful in this position you must be team-oriented, entrepreneurial, and motivated by results. We’re looking for people who embrace challenges, take risks, fail, and learn from the past, while maintaining their passion and sense of humor.

Extensive Jewish education is not necessary — just an interest in creating a vibrant Jewish community, a commitment to learning, and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students.

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Therapist for Hillel Students

This position is offered through a partnership with JFCS East Bay and Berkeley Hillel. Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, or her designee, the clinician will use a relationship-based and trauma-informed model to provide mental health services to UC Berkeley college students. As part of a multidisciplinary team, the clinician will work closely with Hillel staff to provide treatment and mental wellness programming. This program is a partnership between JFCS East Bay and UC Berkeley Hillel.  Services are provided remotely.

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