Job No: 493783 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Straus Center Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Administrative Support
Position Summary: Yeshiva University's Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought has an open position for a Communications and Program Officer to join the Center.
Responsible for duties including but not limited to:
Logistical coordination of public, donor and student events, conferences, and academic retreats (including all venue, vendors, and transportation arrangements)
Assist in recruitment of students for Straus Scholars Program
Drafting and coordinating all internal and external Straus Center communications, including written coverage of public and student events, maintaining the website, developing a social media strategy, publicity materials (including monthly listserv newsletter updates, event flyers and invitations, directors report), and podcasts
Assisting in editing and research for Straus Center publications, including books, long-form essays and student publications
Coordinate communications to Straus Scholars and act as liaison between them and Straus staff
Managing university systems pertaining to hiring visiting faculty
Other tasks as necessary
Experience & Educational Background: Masters degree in Jewish studies or a related field required Candidates should possess at least 2-5 years of experience in an educational setting, with administrative experience preferred
Skills & Competencies:
Knowledge of the Jewish community and its trends
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies, including students, faculty, donors and administrators
Excellent written and oral communications skills, strong attention to detail to ensure accuracy, strong analytic and problem solving skills, ability to multi-task, effectively prioritize work, and adjust to changing workloads and deadlines
Skill in developing and implementing new strategies and procedures
About Us: Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.