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Metro Chicago Hillel's Student Leadership Team!

Metro Chicago Hillel is seeking applications for its inaugural city-wide Leadership Team. We are looking for students who are committed to Jewish life on their respective campuses as well as creating experiences and communities across all of our schools. The team will be comprised of representatives from our major campuses (selected by the student boards of those schools) and chairs in five divisions of our work. Read on to learn about what the commitment entails and to apply!

Applications are due on Friday, April 13th and acceptances will be announced by Friday, April 20th. Student leadership terms will run from summer 2018**(see below) until the end of the academic year 2019.

Fill out this quick application by Friday April 13th!

Questions? Reach out to any MCH staff member!

ALL MCH Leadership Team members (the five division chairs and campus reps) and are expected to:

  • **Be available over the summer via email for check-ins (you don't have to be in Chicago over the summer to be a part of this team)

  • Attend twice monthly student leadership team meetings and lead at least one of these meetings each year with the support of MCH staff

  • Attend the MCH Leadership Retreat from Tuesday, August 14th to Wednesday, August 15th in Woodstock, Illinois at the Loyola Recreation and Ecology Center (free of charge)

  • Attend one spring semester leadership conference date TBD

  • Create, support, and attend MCH-wide programming

  • Serve as a welcoming presence and face to all students at various city wide MCH events

MCH Leadership Team Positions:

  • The Social Justice & Volunteering Chair will work with MCH staff to create opportunities on campuses and around Chicago for meaningful service and justice work

    • Plan and execute MCH-wide volunteering and justice programs

    • Convene a committee of volunteering/justice leaders from all MCH campuses for monthly meetings to offer support and the opportunity to share ideas and collaborate

    • Engage students throughout MCH to participate in volunteering and justice programs

    • Use social media to market, promote, and excite peers about upcoming social justice & volunteering opportunities

  • The Israel Chair will work with the Israel fellow on MCH-wide Israel programming and support campus Israel interns

    • Plan and execute MCH-wide Israel programs

    • Convene a committee of campus Israel interns from all MCH campuses for monthly meetings to offer support and the opportunity to share ideas and collaborate

    • Engage students throughout MCH to participate in Israel programs, and instill in them a passion and curiosity for Israel

    • Meet regularly with the MCH Israel Fellow to plan and implement programs

    • Use social media to market, promote, and excite peers about upcoming Israel programs

    • Recruit students and promote MCH’s Birthright trips

  • The Engagement Chair will work with the Director of Engagement to create strategies for engaging more students, in addition to supporting the campus engagement leaders

    • Plan engagement strategy for MCH-wide programs

    • Convene a committee of student engagement leaders from all MCH campuses for monthly meetings to offer support and the opportunity to share ideas and collaborate

    • Work with the Director of Engagement on other initiatives that may arise throughout the year

    • Strategically meet students one-on-one for coffee and act as a bridge-builder between students across campuses

  • The Shabbat and Holidays Chair will work with the Base Rabbis and JLAs on MCH-wide Shabbat and Holiday programs

    • Plan MCH-wide Shabbat and Holidays programs

    • Convene a committee of student Shabbat and Holiday leaders for all MCH campuses for monthly meetings to offer support and the opportunity to share ideas and collaborate

    • Engage students throughout MCH to participate in Shabbat and Holiday programs

    • Use social media to market, promote, and excite peers about upcoming Shabbat and Holiday programs

  • The Jewish Education Chair will work with staff on MCH-wide educational programming (for example, JLF) and support campus educational programming

    • Plan MCH-wide educational programs

    • Support staff in the creation of educational series such as JLF and Tacos and Torah

    • Convene a committee of student education leaders from all MCH campuses for monthly meetings to offer support and the opportunity to share ideas and collaborate

    • Engage students throughout MCH to participate in education programs and series

    • Suggest ideas for enhancing programs, across the MCH campuses, with Jewish enrichment and learning (so a bagel brunch isn’t only a brunch with bagels)

Campus Liaisons (chosen by their respective student campus boards/staff) are expected to:

  • Serve on their respective campus Hillel boards

  • Encourage students from their campuses to attend MCH-wide events through one-on-one interactions and attendance at campus programs

  • Meet regularly with their campus’ staff member to strategize how to best connect their campus community to the MCH community