Director of Experiential Jewish Education

9 months ago
Job ID
Wilf-Amsterdam Ave & 185th St
Employee Classification
Center for Jewish Future
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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 Director of Experiential Jewish Education will be responsible and accountable for the following programs/ program elements:


  1. Certificate Program:
  • Coordinate Educators seminars: ensure that each of the seminars is thoroughly planned and executed; implement the EJE curriculum and adjust it as needed; fully staffing each of the four seminars
  • Support program participants: Ensure smooth transitions between seminars; provide ongoing professional support; ensure practical application of materials being studied; maintain a tight sense of cohort; oversee development of monthly newsletters; provide information when needed and as necessary
  • EJE Fellowships: Develop, support, mentor, manage and create & implement relevant curricula for fellowships
  • Placement: Seek and provide placement opportunities for program participants by nurturing relationship with institutional partners
  • Mentorship: Oversee, manage and support mentorship program by maintaining relationship with mentors and program participants, and managing relevant deliverables
  • Report: Support development of grants and grant reports associated with the program


  1. Field Outreach:
  • Recruitment: Manage recruitment process; manage targeted recruitment; create and oversee application website; manage applicant info and interview process; manage selection and admission process
  • Field presence: Manage public relations; appearance in relevant conferences and publications


  1. Field Development
  • Program Credibility: Ensure State Certification of the program in collaboration with the office of the provost/ registrar etc.; Support the management of evaluations, assessment and gathering of anecdotal evidence
  • External Development: Support the management of institutional and/ or strategic partnerships, including organizational partnerships, advisory committees, etc.; Assist with developing strategy for field immersion, field efficacy and field impact; Support development of academic publishing and presentation in appropriate conferences
  • Internal Development: Seek, nurture and maintain partnerships within Yeshiva University that further develop and position the Certificate Program, including, but not limited to: WSSW, Ferkauf, RIETS and Azrieli


  1. Team player
  • Play an active role alongside peers in the Department of Service Learning and Experiential Education – both in active support/ staffing programs and initiatives where necessary, and in helping with developing strategy and plans of action
  • Play an active role alongside peers in the Center for the Jewish Future – both in active support/ staffing programs and initiatives where necessary, and in helping with developing strategy and plans of action


Experience and Educational Background:


  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Graduate degree

Skills and Competencies:


  • Speaks clearly and expresses self well in one-on-one conversations and groups
  • Develops effective written communications and uses them appropriately
  • Interacts and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts where appropriate
  • Develops effective relationships with peers, students and employees
  • Assumes responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitors them through conclusion
  • Identifies, defines and analyzes information and situations before recommending a course of action
  • Effectively manages own time and resources
  • Seeks to apply technology and innovation to improve efficiency and solve problems


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