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Hillel International Student Board Member Applications Now Open!

by Sidney Pertnoy and Tina Price, Hillel International Board of Directors |Aug 28, 2014|Comments

Dear Students,

We are excited and honored to invite you to apply for a position as a Student Board Member on Hillel International’s Board of Directors.

Hillel’s Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse cohort of leaders including students who individually and collectively are driven to fulfill Hillel’s bold mission.  These student members add an important voice and bring a perspective that is vital to the work of the Board as a whole. They work collaboratively with each other and Hillel’s professional staff to advance the organization with their creativity and passion. They are engaged in strategic thinking to hone the organization’s direction. They are decision-makers, champions and deeply invested donors.

The Board is composed of a diverse set of Hillel stakeholders from student leaders and those involved in a local Hillel to Foundation professionals and thought leaders in the Jewish community. The nominations process seeks to ensure a geographic, gender, and age balance with individuals from across North America.  

Student members add an important voice to the Board. The position is for one full academic year.

Each student representative is expected to:

  • Understand and commit to Hillel’s vision of inspiring each student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish Life, and its mission of enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.
  • Value a pluralistic and inclusive environment that fosters student growth and empowerment, advances social justice, and provides Jewish learning and spirituality.
  • Build bridges to campus and community.
  • Contribute to Hillel based on the Board Giving Policy. Student members are expected to fundraise or make a personal minimum gift* of $100.
  • Attend and fully participate in the three Hillel board meetings. Each meeting will take place over a two-day period and will include on-site committee meetings and a full board business meeting. Hillel covers costs for transportation and lodging.
  • Actively serve on at least one committee or Task Force. Examples of current task forces include Human Resources, Finance, and Jewish Experience, etc.
  • Work with Hillel International staff to form the inaugural Student Cabinet. The goal is to ensure direct and consistent communication between the Hillel student community and the Hillel International leadership.  

Additional criteria:

  • Students must be entering their junior or senior year on campus.
  • Students must be enrolled in school throughout their term and may not remain on the Board post-graduation. Those planning a semester or year abroad during their term are unfortunately not eligible to serve.  

We look forward to receiving and reviewing your application materials. If you have any questions, please direct them to Elizabeth Kurtis.

*We do not discriminate based on socioeconomic status. We are looking forward to helping anyone throughout the fundraising process to meet this goal. If you have questions or concerns please contact Sheila Katz.

Download the application here (PDF).

B’Hatzlacha (Best of luck),


Sidney Pertnoy                                                         Tina Price
Chair, Hillel International Board of Directors                Chair, Nominating Committee

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