Casual Staff - Administrative Coordinator

Posting Date 1 week ago(2/8/2018 11:03 AM)
Job ID
Employee Classification
Temporary and/or Hourly
Straus Center
Position Type
Campus : Location
US-NY-Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St


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 over 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: to “bring wisdom to life” 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 University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.


The Position:


Provide administrative support to the staff of the Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought. The appropriate candidate will interface on a daily basis with the Straus Center staff as well as faculty and staff throughout the University. This position has no supervisory responsibilities. This is a part time position.



  • Answer phones, greet callers and visitors and relay information as needed. Use independent judgment and reasonable discretion when responding to inquiries; manage and route phone calls appropriately
  • Prepare and initiate all aspects of the reimbursement process, honorarium payments, vendor payments, and purchasing card reconciliations
  • Obtain information and prepare required paperwork for guest lecturers, visiting scholars, and student fellowships
  • Liaise with university approved vendors to assess service offerings; collect information to prepare associated paperwork when applicable
  • Coordinate travel bookings and prepare associated forms
  • Assist with coordinating logistics for events and meeting spaces; reserve space and order food
  • Provide support at Straus Center events on an occasional basis
  • Prepare and organize course teaching materials
  • Assist in the preparation of the Director’s Report by collecting and organizing speaker biographies, photos, course descriptions, and event announcements
  • Manage and order office supplies
  • Distribute incoming mail
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-2 years administrative office experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and prior related experience may also be considered

Skills and Competencies:

  • Must have excellent written communication skills
  • Must have superior organizational, interpersonal, and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word
  • Candidate must perform with high level of maturity and professionalism using independent judgment and reasonable discretion when responding to inquiries
  • Must be detail oriented, and a team player capable of working in collegial environment and meeting deadlines, but also able to work independently


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