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Student Leadership Opportunities

Hillel Leadership

 

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Hillel student leader. This year we are looking for innovative leaders involved in Hillel to serve as Hillel Fellows for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020. If you are studying abroad in Fall, but still would like to be a Fellow in Spring, please continue to apply. 

As a fellow, you will receive leadership training, invitations to Hillel leadership events, and learn how to grow and sustain a Jewish community on campus. 

Below, we have outlined the different fellowships we are offering, their role-specific expectations, as well as general expectations for all fellows. 

If you want to be involved in leadership, but do not feel as though you would be able to commit your time to serving as a fellow, please view committee opportunities. These are smaller leadership roles where you will work collaboratively on a team to plan one or two events per semester.

Applications are due on November 15th by 5pm. We will reach out to you for interviews shortly after. If you would like to apply, please visit this link to access the application. Questions? Email tzishuk@gmail.com or text her at 407-408-9972.

 

Fellowship Expectations

 

PUBLICITY AND RECRUITMENT
  • •  Publicize and share events in one-on-one conversations with other students.
    •  Even if you can’t make it - if you know of a student who might be interested, reach out to them! The best way to get people to come is through personal invitations!
    •  Share major events and events you helped plan on all social media outlets (Instagram, FB, Snapchat, Twitter, TikTok, whatever the kids are using these days).
    •  Recruit 4 people to sign-up for our Summer and Winter Birthright trips

    EVENT ATTENDANCE

    •  Participate in campus-wide initiatives and collaborative events as needed 
     ex: Interfaith Day of Service, Incoming Student Days, Round Hall Tables for minority groups led by UNC departments, multicultural holiday parties
    •  Attend all major Hillel Events (please discuss with Director of Student Engagement if there are conflicts)
    •  Fall: Bagels on the Quad and Fall Fest (August 16th, 2020), Week of Welcome Shabbat (August 21st, 2020), Sukkah Building, Large Scale Shabbat and Holiday Programs, Major Guest Speakers
    •  Spring: Reading of the Names (April 1st - 2nd, 2020), Interfaith Day of Service (March 1st, 2020), Israel Fest (March 25th, 2020), Large-Scale Shabbats and Holiday Programs, Major guest speakers
    •  Attend 6 (or more) Shabbats per semester
    •  Attend majority of other student and staff driven programming at Hillel

    FELLOW ENGAGEMENT 

    •  Invite 3 new people to attend Shabbat with you each week 
    •  Encourage them to RSVP on Wufoo
    note - you should be attending at least 6 Shabbats per semester
    •  Serve as an engager and Hillel representative at all events attended (even if it is not the event you are hosting)
    •  This means you can still hang out with your friends at an event, but if you see someone new, introduce yourself and invite them to join the group if you see they do not know anybody!

    MEETINGS

    •  Participate in bi-weekly check-in with assigned Hillel staff member
    •  Attend a fellowship training session and 1 leadership retreat in January 
    •  Participate in monthly fellowship meetings 

    BEHAVIORAL EXPECTATIONS

    •  Positively represent Hillel and the Jewish community inside and outside of our building 
    •  Keep our building clean and encourage others to do the same!
    •  Maintain a professional attitude towards Hillel peers, staff members, and other Fellows

    Fellowship Benefits

    •    Receive priority for UNC-Chapel Hill Birthright Registration
    •    Priority invitation to private events and guest speaker luncheons
    •    Priority invitations to subsidized conferences relevant to role
    •    Receive professional development opportunities within Hillel (2 per semester)
    •    Invitation to 2 exclusive fellowship and employee social events per semester 
    •    Potential for letter of recommendation if all requirements are met at the end of fellowship
    •    Opportunity to learn engagement and networking skills useful in field of study

 

Fellowship Descriptions

LEAD ENGAGEMENT FELLOW (SERVES AS HILLEL PRESIDENT  FOR UNIVERSITY PURPOSES)

•   Meet bi-weekly with Director of Student Engagement to set engagement goals and develop trainings for Engagement Fellows
•   Oversee all Engagement Fellows except for Campus Relation Fellows
•   Serve as the President of UNC Hillel on Paper
•   This will require you to respond to some university emails and attend 2-3 student government meetings per             semester
•   Train Engagement Fellows on relationship-based engagement methodology 
•   Set attainable goals, and be held accountable once goals are set in order to engage a specific community of focus for the course of the semester
•   Help Engagement fellows set attainable goals for student engagement
           

  ENGAGEMENT FELLOW (MULTIPLE FELLOWS)

•   This role is for student leaders interested in creating meaningful relationships with Jewish students in a targeted population. Each engagement fellow will have one primary area of focus for engagement, but still use their network connections to strengthen Jewish life on campus, even if students engaged are not a part of their primary target community. 
              •   Target communities include First Year Students, Greek Students, B-School Students, Upperclassmen, and Transfer Students
•   Meet bi-weekly with Engagement President and Director of Student Engagement to develop goals and engagement strategy for a targeted engagement population. 
•   Attend in-depth coffee date and engagement etiquette training
•   Set attainable goals, and be held accountable once goals are set in order to engage a specific community of focus for the course of the term
•   Plan one social event per semester for the community that you are engaging
                                                              

 CAMPUS RELATIONS FELLOW (MULTIPLE FELLOWS)

•   This role is for student leaders interested in creating meaningful relationships with non-Jewish student organizations on campus. It would require you to meet with student leaders in these organizations to learn about their interests, share your personal narratives, and work to build community partnerships with them
•   Meet bi-weekly with Tamara to develop goals and engagement strategy 
•   Attend in-depth coffee date and engagement etiquette training
•   Set attainable goals, and be held accountable once goals are set in order to engage a specific community of focus for the course of the semester
•   Plan one social event per semester in collaboration with the community that you are engaging


    COMMUNICATIONS+ FELLOW (SERVES AS UNC HILLEL TREASURER FOR UNIVERSITY PURPOSES

•   Meet bi-weekly with Director of Student Engagement about outgoing communication
•   Oversee weekly newsletter
•   Send out weekly reminders using our Remind 101 account
•   Create a graphic once a week to promote upcoming programs
                •   Canva experience is a plus
•   Create Facebook events for Fellow-led programming
•   Serve as the UNC Hillel Treasurer on paper
•   Attend treasurer meetings and budgeting meetings
•   Be the first point of contact when another Fellow needs someone to assist with program planning


JEWISH HOLIDAYS FELLOW

•   Meet bi-weekly with Campus Rabbi to plan holiday programming
•   Recruit 2-3 students to serve on a Jewish Holidays Committee
•   Work with these students to plan and execute holiday programming
•   Plan educational and social programming for High Holidays, Passover, Purim, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, and other important religious events throughout the year
 •   Manage Sukkah building and recruit volunteers to help build and break down the Sukkah in Fall Term
•   Assist with planning large-scale Shabbats (i.e. Food Truck Shabbat and Shabbat in the Union)
                                 


INTERFAITH FELLOW

•   Meet Bi-Weekly with Campus Rabbi to plan 2 programs per semester and discuss interfaith work on campus
•   Plan Interfaith Shabbat in cooperation with Shabbat interns
•   Serve on the Interfaith Day of Service planning committee (event is on March 1st, 2020)
•   Build relations with other faith organizations on campus
•   Work with other student organizations and faith groups to collaborate on  these programs and promote other interfaith events hosted by other faith groups


HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE FELLOW

•   Meet bi-weekly with Director of Student Engagement to plan 1 Holocaust Remembrance programs per semester
•   Plan a program in remembrance of Kristallnacht in the Fall
•   Recruit and organize a committee of students to help plan Reading of the Names in the Spring (you will need to meet •   weekly with Director of Student Engagement during the Reading of the Names planning period)
•   Serve as the point person for Reading of the Names during the day of the event (event is April 1st-2nd)
•   Serve on a Hillel committee dedicated to combatting anti-Semitism
•   Assist in speaker selection related to Holocaust education and combatting Anti-Semitism programs as needed.

  

FYSH FELLOW

•   Meet bi-weekly with Director of Student Engagement to plan 2 events per semester geared towards First Year Students
•   Organize events specifically for FYSH (First Year Students)
•   Connect and engage with first years
•   Oversee a FYSH committee of 2-3 students that will help plan FYSH Retreat, plan first year programs, and coordinate mentorship program events
•   Attend FYSH Retreat (Weekend Retreat in Fall 2020)
•   Organize a FYSH mentorship program between First Years and Upperclassmen
•   Plan and attend a FYSH Dinner
•   Plan Info Session with the help of committee members
•   Must have the ability to plan events for Fall and communicate with Director of Student Engagement during Summer

WEEK OF WELCOME FELLOW

•   Meet bi-weekly with Director of Student Engagement  to plan programs for Week of Welcome
•   Recruit and oversee a Week of Welcome (WoW) committee
•   Plan all Week of Welcome Events for the first week of class with the help of the WoW committee
                •   Mandatory Events: Bagels on the Quad, Campus Tour/Interest Meeting
                •   Optional Events: Day at the Dead Sea, Israeli Shuk, Kvetch and Kraft, Mezuzah Painting, Havdalah and YoPo
•   Submit all events for Week of Welcome to Tamara during Spring Semester (date TBD) to be included in the UNC Week of Welcome Guide. 
•   Support other student leaders in program planning and engagement work during fall semester after WoW concludes
•   Must have the ability to plan events for Fall and communicate with Director of Student Engagement during Summer


ISRAEL EDUCATION AND CULTURE FELLOW

•   Meet bi-weekly with Campus Director or Hillel Israel Fellow to work on Israel education and programs•   Take interest in educating others about the current state of Israel and Israeli culture
•   Recruit a committee of students interested in helping plan programs surrounding Israel culture and history
•   Plan Israel Shabbat, Israel Fest (March 25th), and Israel-related activities with other committee members
•   Promote Birthright and other Jewish summer and winter opportunities (including Onward Israel) 

                                           
              TZEDEK (COMMUNITY SERVICE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE) FELLOW

•   Meet bi-weekly with Director of Student Engagement to plan 2-3 programs related to community service and social justice per semester
•   Collaborate with other organizations on campus for volunteer opportunities
•   Serve on Interfaith Day of Service committee with other faith based organizations at UNC
•   Work with Campus Rabbi to help plan social justice seder and Alternative Spring Break
•   Coordinate UNC Hillel’s Good Deeds Day in Spring

 

 

Committee Opportunities

Serving on a committee is a smaller time commitment than serving as a fellow. Most committees will meet every other week only during the time that major events need to be planned.                                                                          
STREET TEAM

 The Hillel Street Team will focus on public space Judaism, making our name known on campus. If you would be willing to table with Hillel a few times each semester to promote our events and organization, join Street Team! 


FYSH COMMITTEE


FYSH Committee will help plan Big Fish Little FYSH events, the First Year Retreat, and any other opportunities related to First Years as they join campus. 

                                                             
         WEEK OF WELCOME COMMITTEE

Help welcome our First Years and Welcome back our upperclassmen by helping plan our Week of Welcome Events for the first week of class with the help of the WoW committee. You will be participating in planning meetings during the Spring Semester, and be asked to promote all and attend the majority of events during the First Week of classes. 
   Annual Events: Bagels on the Quad, Campus Tour/Interest Meeting
   Optional Events: Day at the Dead Sea, Israeli Shuk, Kvetch and Kraft, Mezuzah Painting, Havdalah and YoPo
You must have some availability to communicate during the summer to serve on this committee. 
                                                                   

  READING OF THE NAMES COMMITTEE

Assist in planning the 24-hour Reading of the Names program where we read the names of Holocaust victims for 24 hours in the Pit in order to celebrate their lives and remember the tragedy of the Holocaust. This committee will help recruit volunteers for name reading, help create the displays for the event, and serve as a shift lead for an hour of Reading of the Names. 


                                                                   
ISRAEL PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

This committee will help plan programs and select speakers related to Israel education and advocacy, and volunteer their time to help with the planning and Execution of Israel Fest in the Spring Semester. 
Jewish Holidays Committee - This committee will assist the Holidays Fellow and Rabbi Melissa in planning and publicizing student driven programs for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Passover, and Purim. 

                                                               
WELLNESS AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE


This committee will help plan programs related to health and wellness, and help redesign our building and Hillel culture so that it is more welcoming and inclusive to all types of people. This committee might help create a new wellness lounge in our building, host a flu shot vaccination clinic, plan a healthy eating workshop, or lead arts and crafts activities for students during finals week.

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