After three years helping to shape a strong, vibrant, revitalized DU Hillel campus community, current DU Campus director Jamie Skog is transitioning to the University of Michigan Hillel where she will be Assistant Director of Educational Engagement. Hillel of Colorado Executive Director Daniel Bennett reflected that:
“Jamie has made an incredibly valuable contribution to the Hillel movement during her tenure in Denver, harnessing the passion and drive of the DU student body and building a strong base for the future.”
Bennett has begun a national search to hire a permanent DU Jewish Student Life Director. Assisted by a Search Committee comprised of board members, student leaders and alumni, Bennett expects to have the position filled by mid-summer 2017 in time to plan for the upcoming academic year.
Hillel of Colorado has three main campuses: The University of Colorado, Boulder, The University of Denver, and Colorado State University in Ft. Collins. Candidates for DU Hillel’s Jewish Student Life Director position should know that DU’s Merage & Allon Hillel Center also serves as Hillel of Colorado’s statewide headquarters.
Hillel of Colorado serves as an important bridge from the Jewish kid world to the Jewish adult world; empowers students to become leaders; and provides a warm and welcoming home-away-from-home for every student – preparing them for Jewish life and leadership on campus and beyond through its mission: inspiring every student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
Hillel’s 2016-17 programmatic success is evident, as this past year Hillel of Colorado:
- more than doubled its reach, with 1,440 CU, DU and CSU students attending at least one Hillel event (CU 850; DU 335; CSU 255) – a remarkable 40% penetration.
- averaged 225 students at weekly Shabbat dinners, and hosted 375 students at Passover seders.
- mentored 55 students in leadership roles, and placed 15 interns in Jewish communal organizations.
- took 211 students on its Birthright Israel trips, while 359 attended Israel education & advocacy programs.
For more information or to apply contact Sami Hazan, Executive Assistant, Hillel of Colorado, firstname.lastname@example.org.