Program Manager for Summer Session, High School Programs, and Special Initiatives

2 days ago
Job ID
Beren- Lexington & 33rd St
Employee Classification
Katz School
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.


The Position:


The Program Manager is responsible for planning, management, and assessment of the Katz School’s undergraduate summer session, high school programs and other innovative, revenue producing non-traditional offerings.


  • Determine course offerings, schedules, faculty assignments, and other program logistics
  • Develop knowledge of and relationships with organizational partners such as Jewish day schools, community organizations, corporate partners and professional organizations, as needed to grow programs
  • Promote program and recruit students
  • Design and deliver communications to students and faculty
  • Coordinate faculty support with our instructional design team and faculty services groups for on-campus and online programs
  • Provide information to students regarding student support services, university policies and guidelines
  • Research and implement opportunities for new program development and strategies for program growth
  • Coordinate course evaluations and regular program review and assessment; implement improvement strategies
  • Establish and maintain student files, databases and records including working with IT to onboard a non-credit registration system
  • Prepare reports and analyses


Experience and Educational Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years progressive experience in developing and managing academic programs. Professional experience managing self-supported academic programs is a plus
  • Experience managing educational programs
  • Experience scheduling and managing course offerings
  • Experience identifying, hiring, and working with faculty


Skills and Competencies

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to collaborate with different departments to accomplish goals
  • Demonstrated initiative, and organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Problem-solving orientation and ability to work in a start-up organization
  • Experience with online education and familiarity with Jewish educational environments are a plus
  • Familiarity with student information and registration systems is a plus.


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