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 6,000 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 Associate Director of Employer Relations and Alumni Programs furthers Yeshiva University’s vision to support students to become career-ready graduates. The Associate Director in conjunction with the Director of Employer and Alumni Relations, leads the strategic design, development, implementation, and evaluation of student mentorship networks, on-campus recruitment programs, industry and labor market awareness strategies, collaborative educational partnerships with alumni, employers, and organizations, and tests new models that position YU alumni and employers more deeply as co-educators and mentors. The Associate Director of Employer Relations and Alumni Programs will develop communications and outreach strategies to secure and advance initial and ongoing student and alumni participation, play an active role on the design, installation, testing and administration of the selected mentoring software platform, and develop and maintain an exceptional mentor and mentee training resource. Reporting into the Director of Employer and Alumni Relations, the Associate Director will collaborate and work closely with the staff within both Alumni Affairs and the Advancement Office. This program is also viewed as a pipeline for future internship and employment opportunities with participating alumni.
The incumbent leads the overall strategy for 1) volunteer, internship and employment opportunities coordinated through the Career Center for undergraduate, and graduate students and alumni; 2) internal and external employer relationships; 3) student mentorship and strategic connections between students and industry professionals 4) the implementation and strategic deployment of the CRM technology, and; 5) liaises with units and programs within the university to promote cooperative and collaborative communication with external employers and organizations.
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