Student Execuitive Board
Hillel is run with our students in several different positions, and is a great way to help lead one of the best student organizations on campus. Terms are from Spring Semester - Fall Semester, and there is an application based process to run for a position. If you are interested about being on our Execuitive Board, go to the Contact Us section on this website, and e-mail the current board member that has the position(s) you are interested in to see what it is really like! Here is a list of every board position, and a description:
The Hillel Student Board President is responsible for leading weekly meetings, preparing weekly agendas, overseeing and monitoring the activities of other officers and chair people, and acting as a representative for Hillel membership. Responsibilities also include updating or revising the UGA Hillel constitution. The President will also assume responsibility of board positions vacated until those positions are filled. The President generally works with the Director.
Executive Vice President
Along with regular attendance of weekly board meetings, the Executive Vice President is responsible for promoting Jewish student life on campus through engagement and support of Hillel's initiatives in Community, Israel, Jewish Living and Learning and Tzedek. The Executive Vice President works with all board positions to assist and make sure programs are running smoothly. He/She also takes leadership in planning programs through out there term. The Executive VP is responsible for overseeing all publicity concerning events that he/she chairs. Responsibilities also include dissemination of information regarding Hillel, as appropriate, to the chapters of SDT, TEP, & AEPi. The Executive Vice President works with the Jewish Student Life Coordinator.
Vice President of Public Relations
Attend weekly meetings and write minutes for the meetings, prepare weekly Hillel listserv e-mail, help distribute flyers for various programs. The Vice President of Public Relations duties include, but are not limited to, posting flyers on campus, press releases, Red and Black ads, etc. The Vice President of Public Relations will also be responsible for supporting the PR efforts of fellow board members and student leaders. The Vice-President of Public Relations will assume the duties of President should the President be unable to fulfill his/her term, and represent Hillel when required. The Vice President of Public Relations works with the Jewish Student Life coordinator.
Vice President of Engagement
Along with regular attendance at weekly board meetings, the Vice President of Engagement is responsible for outreach to unengaged students, promoting Hillel membership and membership mailings. They will oversee creative new methods for engagement which afford meaningful personal contact and relationship building. The Vice-President of Engagement leades FYSH (First Year Students of Hillel) events and trys to connect to new freshmen and other students. The Vice President of Engagement works with the Jewish Student Life Coordinator.
Vice President of Special Events
Along with regular attendance at weekly board meetings, the Vice President of Special Events is responsible for all social activities and big events within the Hillel calendar. This includes, but is not limited to, the annual Chanukkah Meltdown, Welcome Back BBQ, Whitewater Rafting, intramurals, get-togethers, etc. The VP of Special Events is responsible for overseeing all publicity concerning social and large events. The Vice President of Special Events works with the Jewish Student Life Coordinator.
Along with regular attendance at weekly board meetings, the Vice-President of Religious Activities is responsible for overseeing Shabbat/holiday celebrations and observances as well as assisting in the planning and implementation of Jewish educational programs (for example: Rabbi Roundtable, Lunch & Learn). Specifically, the VP Religious Activities is expected t Work with Hillel staff to craft a Shabbat experience at UGA Hillel which is warm, welcoming, pluralistic, & enriching; create Shabbat literature that may facilitate each student's comfortable participation in communal rituals. He/She will also be responsible for coordinating amongst the leadership of the Kedma, Koach, & Kesher student groups and facilitating their work, so as to ensure that these groups are serving students effectively and complementing each other in their offerings. Other possible duties include, but are not limited to, the leadership of Shabbat and Holiday committees. The Vice President of Religious Activities works with the Hillel Director.
Vice President of Tzedek & Philanthropy
Along with regular attendance at weekly board meetings, the Vice President of Tzedek is responsible for all programming involving students in community service, social justice, and bringing students closer to the needs of the community. This position is responsible for the Tzedek Committee and the VP is encouraged to attend one (1) conference or alternative break related to social justice during his/her term. The Vice President of Tzedek works with the Jewish Student Life Coordinator.
Being a liaison is a great way to be involved with hillel! Liaisons work with board members and staff to help lead Hillel's student groups and programs. Here is a list of some of the positions or areas that we have had liaisons for:
-Dawgs for Israel Executive Board
-Tzedek--Alternative Spring Break
-JConnect Graduate Student Programming
-Jewish Cooking Club
-UGA JBiz Leadership Program: Executive Board