Our Human Resources Department is dedicated to providing service, assistance and resources to all our employees.  We are responsible for employee relations, implementing policies, retention of personnel records, payroll and leave processing, employee concerns, employment compliance and other related services.

American Jewish University is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. University policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. 

Open Positions

American Jewish University is always seeking exceptional people to help fulfill our mission.  If you're interested in working for AJU, feel free to email your resume or contact the Department of Human Resources at hrataju.edu

  • Manager of Campaign Operations for Advancement

    Employer: American Jewish University
    Job Title: Manager of Campaign Operations for Advancement
    Status: Full Time
    Supervisor: Vice President for Advancement

    Manager of Campaign Operations for Advancement Reporting to the Vice President for Advancement. The Manager of Campaign Operations leads the operations, infrastructure and analytics of our fund development team. This individual is an expert and coach on fundraising processes and the donor management system (database). The Manager will supervise a team that supports and builds infrastructure for the full breadth of fundraising operations. Liaise between the operations, finance and technology functions and provide opportunities for collaboration and advancement of ideas and best practices across American Jewish University. AJU seeks a creative and flexible problem solver who has a passion for operations, process and continuous improvement. AJU’s ideal candidate for this position is customer-service oriented, self-directed and comfortable learning and leveraging technology in the workplace. Key Responsibilities include:  

    • Liaise with Fundraising Team, Vice Presidents, Deans and Directors to understand key business needs and help develop appropriate business processes within our existing systems
    • Manage systems and staff for development operations and oversee organizational gift processing, invoicing and recognition including reviewing deposits, wire transfers and stock gifts
    • Supervise staff responsible for inputting all donor data and generating mailing lists for University communications
    • Develop revenue forecasting infrastructure and tracking activities to create transparency and digestible data to support stakeholder decision-making
    • Improve analytical reporting on donor data and develop more simplified, self-service reporting
    • Oversee reporting and analytics requests
    • Build custom reports
    • Maintain reports and dashboards in the CRM
    • Create and implement routine data integrity checks that ensures consistency and integrity of data
    • Manage data flow between the CRM and other internal systems
    • Design and deliver staff training on CRM fundamentals and database expectations, policies, and procedures
    • Monitor data related to direct mail program and e-solicitations
    • Manage web/print material projects in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications team and work with related vendors as needed
    • Manage and track grant, proposal, and reporting calendar and deadlines
    • Support grant writers, Vice Presidents, Deans and Directors in the preparation, submission, and management of proposals to private donors, foundations, and corporate sponsors; collaborate with the Accounting and Finance Department to prepare grant budgets; prepare funder reports

    This position will work closely with the Director and Assistant Director of Advancement, as well as other university programs and departments, to ensure that priorities and deadlines are being met. The candidate should have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including various evenings and Sundays, as needed for event coverage.

    Minimum Qualifications There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
    • 3+ years of professional experience in operations (fundraising experience preferred)
    • A deep and thorough understanding and experience working with a Donor CRM like Blackbaud or Salesforce.com. Data management and reporting expertise strongly preferred.
    • Ability to quickly grasp conceptual plans and implement them in a timely manner with close attention to detail and accuracy
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills, and the ability to synthesize complex information
    • Exceptional interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships across a wide variety of individuals and groups by phone and in person
    • Strong strategic thinking skills with an ability to use data to make decisions and translate strategy to action
    • Highly organized and able to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously, including ability to prioritize work projects and meet deadlines
    • Proactive attitude, out of the box thinking, good sense of humor and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment
    • High ethical standards; ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion

    Application Procedure:

    Submit Cover Letter and Resume to: HR@aju.edu
    Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

    Postal Address:
    American Jewish University
    15600 Mulholland Drive
    Los Angeles, CA 90077
    310-476-9777

    The American Jewish University is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. University policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful.

  • Administrative Assistant – Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Nonprofit Management and the Sigi Ziering Institute

    Employer: American Jewish University
    Job Title: Administrative Assistant – Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Nonprofit Management and the Sigi Ziering Institute
    Status: Full Time
    Supervisors: Deans, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Nonprofit Management and Director, Sigi Ziering Institute


    Duties and Responsibilities

    General Office Assistance:
    1. Greet visitors, students and colleagues entering the office; provide directions when needed
    2. Provide clerical and office support for ongoing activities (e.g., printing and mailing correspondence, sending faxes/scanned documents, emailing, making copies, filing, answering multiple phone lines etc.)
    3. Assist in calendaring, setting up appointments, correspondence as needed
    4. Take meeting minutes and prepare them for participants (faculty, board members, think tank consultants)
    5. Maintain budget records, keeping detailed account of expenditures, process check requests, monitor reimbursements, request inter-office money transfers etc.
    6. Prepare monthly leave records for staff and submitting to payroll
    7. Post to both MAED and MBA Job Boards as positions come in
    8. Purchase gifts/flowers for births and deaths of a community member
    9. Handle travel and lodging arrangements for out-of-town guests if necessary
    10. Mail fundraising brochures, publicity, etc.
    11. Order office supplies when needed
    12. Maintain supply lists for each department separately

    Recruitment and Admissions:
    1. Prepare admission packets for prospective students
    2. Input and maintain prospective/current student and alumni contact information into our University database, CAMS
    3. Create, file and maintain applicant files in confidence
    4. Schedule admissions interviews with applicant and Admissions Committee

    Event Coordination:
    1. Make arrangements for events (i.e., room reservations, food service, parking, set-up, advertising, sound and video engineers, mailing invitations and mass emailing etc.)
    2. Staffing events — occasional evening or weekend hours are required
    3. Assist in graduation and orientation
    4. Participate in department initiatives (which may require schedule adjustment)

    Students/Faculty:
    1. Interfacing with students on programmatic and logistical matters
    2. Printing rosters and transcripts when necessary
    3. Maintain multiple email list serves
    4. Maintain multiple spreadsheets including but not limited to alumni and student rosters, board and faculty members, department data bases using Excel
    5. Liaison by email, phone, in person between students and department staff
    6. Coordinate and schedule Thesis presentations for the MBA Dept.

    Job Requirements
    1. Work as a productive team member
    2. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, faculty, and students
    3. Handle multiple tasks at the same time with flexibility 4. Accomplish tasks accurately in a fast-paced environment 5. Provide clerical and administrative support to multiple staff members 6. Plan and organize office activities
    7. Ability to work independently and follow instructions
    8. Maintain discretion and confidentiality

    Preferred Qualifications
    1. B.A./B.S. degree
    2. 3-5 years of experience in administrative support 3. Proficiency in computer skills, including database management
    4. Proven ability to work on, balance and complete multiple projects in timely fashion 5. Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
    6. Welcoming manner and positive outlook

    The American Jewish University is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. University policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful.