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MSU Hillel Social Worker

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit

Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit

West Bloomfield Township, MI, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Role Overview

Make your mark on Jewish student life by joining Jewish Family Service and Michigan State University Hillel.

You’ll wake up each day (or at least most) and be genuinely excited to help students support their mental health and explore ways to promote their wellbeing through Jewish life on campus. This is so much more than your average 9-to-5.

MSU Hillel is “the place to be” for more than 3,500 Jewish students at MSU. Students take ownership of Hillel as their Jewish community center on campus. MSU Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. As a JFS employee based at MSU Hillel, you will help strengthen the mental health and wellness of a new generation of Jewish leaders.

What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Self-driven, motivated, energetic, and enthusiastic about Jewish life on campus.
  • Strong clinical skills with a passion to address mental health needs.
  • Comfortable presenting in front of groups - outgoing and personable.
  • Excellent follow-through on projects and the ability to multitask.
  • Familiarity with Judaism.
  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfort working within a community-based organization and supporting staff in making referrals for support.
  • Experience with Jewish education and outreach.
  • Proven leadership skills and the capacity for effective teamwork and group leadership.

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace.
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities.

About Michigan State University Hillel

MSU Hillel is the place to be for more than 3,500 Jewish students at Michigan State University. Our Hillel focuses strongly on a student-driven experience where staff work collaboratively with leaders to plan and implement more than 250 programs and initiatives throughout the academic year. Our Hillel truly feels like a “home away from home” and our community is tight-knit, welcoming and very midwestern (aka friendly aka #puremichigan). East Lansing is a beautiful college town located just minutes from our State Capitol. Enjoy all four seasons, a trip to the Cider Mill, the best in Big Ten athletics and an emerging Lansing food scene.

Michigan State Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

About Jewish Family Service

Since 1928, JFS has served as the heart of a strong community, providing service to thousands of individuals and families annually, ensuring that no one faces life’s challenges alone. Those in need of our help have access to programs and services centered around older adults, mental health and wellness, and safety net services. With a unique ability to meet unexpected needs, JFS ensures that members of the community are served with excellence and compassion.

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