Senior Director, IACT

Hillel International


Senior Director, IACT


Hillel International




In 2023 Hillel International will celebrate its 100th anniversary. With this milestone around the corner, we recognize the greatest impact we deliver is through the talented professionals that lead our work on campus. Among those professionals are our beloved IACT Coordinators.

IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) is a flagship Hillel program that leverages Birthright Israel to transform Jewish life on campus. Currently active on 30 campuses across the United States, IACT seeks to engage a critical mass of less affiliated first- and second-year students in Jewish life on campus by inspiring, activating, and propelling these young adults on their Jewish journeys. IACT strengthens Jewish student communities on campus by ensuring that every Jewish student has the opportunity to participate in a meaningful, immersive Israel experience and to be supported on a trajectory of Jewish discovery before, during, and after that experience. The ultimate goal of IACT is to support the journey of student participation in the three pillars of IACT, which are core facets of Hillel’s work: Jewish learning, Israel engagement, and community service.

IACT achieves its goals by providing funding, resources, and support for a dedicated campus professional who spearheads campus efforts to identify and engage lesser-affiliated first-year students and sophomores, recruit them to join a Birthright Israel trip, and steward their involvement in Jewish campus life.

Hillel is excited to hire its next Senior Director of IACT (Senior Director). The Senior Director will continue to strengthen and evolve the existing cohort of IACT coordinators and, in partnership with the Advancement team, secure additional funding and leverage new resources. In addition, the Senior Director provides an enriching Jewish cohort experience, which has proven pivotal for current IACT professionals and is a hallmark of the experience for alumni of IACT.


As the leader of this critical cohort within the Hillel movement, the Senior Director will be responsible for driving increased participation in unique Jewish and Israel educational experiences. The success of this effort relies on partnership with Hillel International’s Immersive Experiences and Marketing teams to develop the best practices for recruitment. 

The Senior Director will also partner with the other programs and initiatives within the Schusterman International Center (SIC), stimulating innovation and experimentation across the Hillel field, including the Springboard Fellowship and the Organizational Design Lab. The Senior Director will collaborate with the Immersive Israel Experiences team that oversees Hillel International’s delivery of Birthright Israel, Onward Israel, Masa Israel, and the Shalom Hartman Institute.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Own and drive the strategy and continual improvement of the IACT experience that will grow campus engagement relationships and increase Birthright participation.
  • Consult and partner with the teams working on Israel engagement and education throughout Hillel International and across the Israel & Immersive Experiences ecosystem.
  • Build and manage the IACT team, including the current Director of Operations, along with cross-functional team members, mentors, educators, and consultants in areas such as branding, educational design and development, recruiting, and evaluation.
  • Partner with the Advancement team to manage major funder relationships and secure the resources to match and scale the program implementation plan.
  • Prepare and drive comprehensive and timely funder communication and reporting in partnership with the Advancement team.
  • Oversee an ongoing robust evaluation process, ensuring opportunities for growth and incorporating mechanisms for ongoing measurement and reporting.
  • Revise and iterate on project structure and content and adjust based on feedback, metrics, needs of target population, and growth changes.
  • Engage and manage Hillel field committees on key program changes and pilots.


Do you have the ambition and skills to transform the Jewish future through this unique initiative and make a significant impact in the lives of these professionals and by extension the breadth and depth of student engagement work on campus? 

Opportunity & Influence

  • Convey an authentic and contagious passion for Jewish life, Jewish peoplehood, and the Jewish future including Israel, Israel travel, and education that will inspire coordinators, colleagues, and funders.
  • Manage and engage cross-functional teams, including diverse staff across multiple sites.
  • Collaborate effectively with, engage, mentor, and learn from diverse people, from young professionals to peers to philanthropic advisors.
  • Articulate a vision and execute a plan that others can implement.
  • Approach challenges with an entrepreneurial spirit and ability to innovate.
  • Bridge knowledge, skills, and connections between the corporate and Jewish nonprofit worlds.
  • Apply human-centered design principles and best practices, both through training and supporting others and within your own leadership. 
  • Infuse Jewish ideas in every aspect of your work, especially as you plan and execute projects and programs.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 8+ years of professional experience. Previous talent development, Israel and/or Jewish education experience is preferred, as is experience with working with lay leaders and/or other external stakeholders. 
  • Strong passion for Hillel’s mission and dedication to Israel and its critical role in Jewish identity building.
  • Comfort with your identity, familiarity with the Jewish community, and a pluralistic approach to Jewish life and engagement.
  • Experience in professional development and/or other adult learning program design, development, and implementation.
  • Track record of supervising people using clear objectives, milestones, and metrics.
  • Demonstrated program management skills, including juggling multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-faced environment.
  • Ability to assess the impact of initiatives around defined outcomes and iterate based on data.
  • Passion for creating great workplaces and enabling people to thrive in their work environments.
  • Comfort with ambiguity and flexibility to adapt to a changing team.
  • A collaborative approach, sense of humor, maturity, and discretion.
  • Excellent written, editorial, and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office suite, Google for Work, video conferencing tools and social media.

 Impact & Culture

  • Growing and strengthening a successful national legacy initiative
  • Knowledge that your work will create positive ripple effects in the lives of Hillel professionals and the thousands of students they touch.
  • Direct service, high-level strategy, tons of collaboration, and major impact.
  • Access to and relationships with high caliber lay and professional leaders across the country.
  • An exciting job with room to create and grow yourself, too.
  • Motivated, talented, and dedicated across the Hillel movement.
  • Flexible work hours and location.

TRAVEL: Periodic travel, including campus visits and annual conferences.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: $115,000 – $140,000

Hillel has a comprehensive benefits plan that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, paid time off for Jewish and federal holidays, an informal “take what you need” vacation policy, and flexible work from home policy. In addition, employees are enthusiastically encouraged to take advantage of professional development opportunities through Hillel U or their partner organizations.

TO APPLY: Please click here to apply and submit cover letter and resume in confidence. To nominate a candidate, email with Senior Director IACT in the subject line.

Hillel believes in supporting individual’sgrowth and potential at all stages and is committed to creating equitable and representative work environments. Research shows that women and individuals who hold underrepresented identities tend to only apply to jobs that they believe they meet all of the qualifications for. Job descriptions are aspirational, and no one meets every bullet listed. Hillel strongly encourages applications from individuals with varied identities and backgrounds, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ people, and people who come from low income or working-class backgrounds. 

As an equal opportunity employer, all individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local laws.