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Apply to staff a birthright trip

Staffing a UF Hillel Birthright Israel trip with Israel Outdoors is both a privilege and a responsibility.  We are looking for qualified leaders who are passionate about sharing their love for Israel with the Gator community. As a member of our team, you’ll help share the gift of Birthright Israel with participants in an incredibly powerful, once-in-a-lifetime way.

​To be eligible for a UF Birthright staff position, you must meet the following minimum requirements established by Birthright Israel and UF Hillel:

  • Age 21 or above

  • Extended experience in Israel on an educationally-oriented program (beyond being a participant in a Birthright Israel trip)

  • Leadership experience within the Jewish community

  • Proven leadership qualities and experience

  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the program’s conclusion

  • Ideally, Birthright Israel staff will be on UF’s campus for at least one semester following the trip

  • Be available for staff training on Monday nights at UF Hillel beginning at 8:30pm from 3/27-4/17

​While staffing a trip can be an exciting experience, we also rely on our staff to manage multiple responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Facilitating pre-trip programming at UF Hillel

  • Managing the airport departure and in-flight travel

  • Supporting the Israeli guide in all aspects of the trip

  • Ensuring a smooth group experience: this may include managing logistics, social functions, and other elements of the experience

  • Serving as a role model for participants throughout the program

  • Assisting in leading educational discussion groups and informal programming

  • Supporting the health and safety needs of your participants

  • In partnership with UF Hillel staff, serving as the primary engager at UF Hillel the following year for the participants on your trip:

    • Checking in/meeting with all of your participants 1-on-1 during the next semester

    • Coordinate at least 1 reunion event for your trip participants during the following semester

    • Support recruitment efforts for future Israel travel opportunities (ie tabling opportunities, UF Hillel Israel events on campus)

​Our trip dates are as follows (all departures are from MIA and staff will be responsible for getting themselves there)

  • May 8-18, University of Florida

  • May 14-24, University of Florida

  • May 14-24, UF Greek Life

  • May 14-24, UF Chi Phi and Friends Road Trip

  • May 14-24, UF ZBT and Friends Road Trip

  • May 14-24, UF AEPi and Friends Road Trip

  • May 18-28, University of Florida (21+)

We want to emphasize that this role is not only leading a 10-day trip in Israel, but also includes an extended engagement opportunity for before and after the trip for participants. The follow-up that happens after the trip is just as important as the trip itself; relationships built during the trip are an extension of the Jewish community on campus. Staff members are expected to continue engagement during the following semester in order to support participants in bringing their experience to campus. Although this is not a paid position, all travel, food, and accommodations are covered for staff members. If this sounds like the job for you, please fill out the application below. 


The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb 1, 2023.


Applicants that UF Hillel would like to move forward with will be granted an in-person interview at Hillel conducted in February.

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