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Metro Chicago Hillel's Student Leadership Team!

Metro Chicago Hillel is seeking applications for its 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 in five divisions of our work. Read on to learn about what the commitment entails and to apply!

Applications are due on Thursday, April 18th and acceptances will be announced by Monday, April 29th. Student leadership terms will run from summer 2019**(see below) until the end of the academic year 2020.

Fill out this quick application by Thursday, April 18th!

Questions? Reach out to any MCH staff member!

ALL MCH Leadership Team members are expected to:

  • **Be available over the summer via email for check-ins and two conference calls (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 13th to Wednesday, August 14th in Woodstock, Illinois at the Loyola Recreation and Ecology Center (free of charge)

  • Create, support, and attend MCH-wide programming

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

  • Help promote all MCH wide events and initiatives on social media

  • Help recruit students to attend each big MCH event

  • Plan and attend the following events, which include but aren’t limited to...

    • MCH Shabbats (about one per month), Friendsgiving, Chanukah Party, Purim Shpiel, and Israel Week

  • Overall, you will be expected to attend approximately two-three MCH events per month

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 monthly MCH-wide volunteering opportunities throughout the city

    • Engage students throughout MCH to participate in regular social justice themed programs

    • Build relationships with social justice oriented student leaders and staff at different campuses

  • 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, including Chicago Israel Week

    • 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

  • The Engagement and Communications Chair will work with the Director of Engagement to implement strategies for creatively engaging with students in person and on social media

    • Oversee the MCH social media pages, post regularly, and develop ways to make them more interesting and engaging for students

    • Plan, organize, and lead the FYSH (First Year Students of Hillel) board to create programming for new students across MCH

    • 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 Jewish Life Associates on MCH-wide Shabbat and Holiday programs

    • Plan MCH-wide Shabbat and Holidays programs

    • Organize traveling groups from each of our big campuses to MCH-wide Shabbats (usually either at Base Lincoln Park or Base Loop)

    • Work with an MCH staff member to plan and organize a Purim Shpiel and Channukah Party

  • The Jewish Education Chair will work with staff on MCH-wide educational programming and support campus educational programming

    • Plan MCH-wide educational programs

    • Oversee our recruitment for JLF (Jewish Learning Fellowship) and either be a participant or T.A. in at least one cohort

    • 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)