Program Director, Center for Jewish Future

1 month ago(12/12/2017 10:33 AM)
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 Position

The Program Director, CJF, oversees the planning, development and marketing for community programs and initiatives to ensure that programming goals and objectives are accomplished effectively and within budget. The director will partner with community leaders and other relevant university departments to effectively implement a strategic community programming plan. Furthermore, the director will build relationships with national and international rabbinic alumni to increase alumni dues membership, strengthen the rabbinic alumni network, ensure the accuracy of the rabbinic alumni database, and coordinate rabbinic alumni communications.



Kollel Yom Rishon | Community Beit Midrash | Special Events

  • Direct and oversee all aspects of learning programs including program development, logistics, correspondence, marketing and promotional activities
  • Develop program content with subject matter experts and presenters
  • Cultivate relationships with program constituents and manage event participation
  • Manage website content related to programming
  • Develop and monitor budgets
  • Manage project lifecycle for larger community programs; review project proposals or plans to determining timeframe, funding, procedures, staffing needs and allotment of available resources to various phases of programming
  • Work with staff to develop metrics for measuring program success and review data with staff

Speakers Bureau

  • Serve as the lead representative for the YU Speakers Bureau representing and promoting the Bureau within YU and to constituencies outside of YU that could benefit from the wisdom of the faculty and administration of YU.
  • Develop relationships with YU deans, faculty, and administrators;
  • Develop relationships with community professionals and lay leadership;
  • Develop a strategic plan that serves as a guide to increasing the lecture opportunities and YU presence in the community.
  • The plan will identify key communities, constituents, organizations/institutions, new markets and target audiences;
  • Manage the Speakers Bureau budget which includes distribution of grants, honorariums and the collection of fees for services;
  • Coordinate YU Speakers Bureau events in key communities;
  • Maintain the YU Speakers Bureau website,;
  • Work with outside web vendor and CPA to ensure that site is functioning properly
  • This will include continuous troubleshooting in the initial launch and responding to the online users of;
  • Work to keep the content and look of the site fresh and current.
  • Develop a marketing plan which includes the use of online and print media.

Rabbinic Alumni Dues | Chavrusa Magazine

  • Build effective relationships with Rabbinic Alumni in the effort to increase dues enrollment
  • Strengthen the rabbinic alumni network
  • Ensure accurate rabbinic alumni database
  • Coordinate rabbinic alumni communications (e.g., rabbinic welfare fund, Chavrusa magazine)
  • Serve as an address for Rabbinic Alumni at Yeshiva University to field questions and discuss any concerns
  • Develop Chavrusa magazine content
  • Advise contributors on suitable content requirements and facilitate collection of their work
  • Manage project lifecycle (e.g., proofing, printing, content collection, building relationships with contributors)

Yeshiva University Leadership Conferences

  • Develop overall vision and program
  • Manage logistics and program team; ensuring the programming and logistics function at their best
  • Develop promotional materials and written materials for conferences
  • Manage communication with the YU Community throughout the year

YU Student Medical Ethics Society

  • Mentor and guide students on program development, planning and budgeting
  • Supervise students operational activities including booking speakers, marketing strategy and conference planning
  • Facilitate students’ meetings with speakers and community leaders as they develop program content




Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 3-5 years of related experience is required. Master's degree preferred
  • Experience in Marketing related fields, PR, Advertising, Event planning a plus
  • Knowledge of Hebrew language will be helpful

Skills and Competencies


  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced environment with changing priorities and ability to make independent decisions and effectively communicate decisions and rationale to senior leadership
  • Assumes responsibility to ensure issues/concerns will be addressed and monitors them through to conclusion
  • Effectively manages own time and resources
  • Prepares, justifies, and/or administers the budget; uses cost-benefit thinking to set priorities; monitors expenditures in support of programs and policies
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong organizational abilities required
  • Identifies, defines and analyzes information and situations before recommending a course of action
  • Interacts and proactively shares information with internal and external contacts where appropriate
  • Develops effective relationships with colleagues
  • Seeks to apply technology and innovation to improve efficiency and solve problems
  • Prefer an understanding of YU's programs and culture



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