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  • Digital Librarian

    Job Title: Digital Librarian

    Status: Half-time, non-exempt

    Hours: 20

    Supervisor: Library Director

    About American Jewish University

    American Jewish University (AJU), located in Los Angeles, CA, is a small, private, not-for-profit higher education institution that provides accredited and nonacademic programming. The three academic Schools at AJU are the 1) Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies which offers an in-person MA in Rabbinic Studies, 2) the School for Jewish Education with online early childhood education programming at the BA, MA, and Certificate levels, and 3) the School of Enterprise Management and Social Impact, which offers an online MBA. Nonacademic activities include online and in-person programming such as continuing education through our Maven platform and our Introduction to Judaism course through the Maas Center for Jewish Journeys.

    Position Overview

    AJU seeks a part-time Digital Librarian at an exciting time as the University reevaluates its library offerings and redesigns a digital library from the ground up. As an integral part of the Office of Library Services, the Digital Librarian will report to the Library Director. This position will communicate with faculty, students (FTE approximately 120), staff, and community patrons to provide digital access and instruction, resolve problems, foster relationships, and improve digital services.

    Duties include supporting the University’s teaching, learning, research and community activities by building out our digital collection and managing the lifecycles of the library’s electronic resources, including databases, online journals, ebooks, audiobooks and digital archives. Through external monitoring of trends in libraries and digital services, this position is vital to the development of the library’s future, while supporting the day-to-day functions of the Office of Library Services.

    The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about AJU’s mission, has a positive attitude, and a commitment to highly ethical practices.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Maintains EZproxy and discovers additional library systems and application integrations
    • Troubleshoots and resolves digital access issues
    • Accesses and configures digital resources. Manages the digital library, including researching, purchasing, maintaining and promoting resources
    • Works with academic and nonacademic programs to serve identified needs and to develop and implement digital resources
    • Coordinates ebook purchases with library staff and other appropriate AJU departments.
    • Evaluates digital inventory and acquires new resources based on requests, user activity and budget
    • Monitors collection budgets and expenditures; maintains relationships with vendors
    • Collect and curate e-resource usage statistics in support of equitable access to resources
    • Provides content for library webpages and social media
    • Monitors privacy, security, and compliance standards relevant to information resources

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree in Library & Information Science preferred.
    • Minimum 3-5 years of experience with a digital library environment, including experience in building a digital library from scratch.
    • Proficient in use of technology including Word, Excel, web applications and EZproxy systems.
    • Preferred but not required: knowledge of Judaica and/or ability to read Hebrew.
    • Strong customer service orientation, ability to work effectively with a variety of constituencies and in a collaborative work environment.
    • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision. Experience working with library services, data analysis, and reporting.
    • Ability to oversee multiple diverse projects at one time.
    • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills with strong attention to detail.
    • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving ability.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • None

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

    Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, but only after full disclosure by the applicant.

    • With or without assistance: ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to move freely around campus and other locations.
    • Ability to communicate both in person and by telephone; ability to speak clearly; mental capacity to make decisions and follow through with directions.
    • Ability to follow safety and security practices.
    • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds.
    • Ability to bend, stoop, reach and grasp as required to perform responsibilities.
    • Ability to perform repetitive keyboard and computer mouse functions.

    Items listed may not be all inclusive and responsibilities may change over time.

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  • Vice President for Jewish Engagement

    American Jewish University, based in Los Angeles, seeks a Vice President for Jewish Engagement. The position is extremely prominent in the North American Jewish community and addresses populations that are critical to Jewish continuity. The new VP will lead an effort to ensure that AJU programming is ubiquitous across the country.  

    The VP for Jewish Engagement: 

    • Directs The Maas Center for Jewish Journeys. A vital component of AJU’s mission of fostering inclusive Jewish communities, the Maas Center champions those too-often relegated to the periphery of Jewish life, guiding them through a suite of interconnected programs that enrich their Jewish journeys. The Maas Center creates a cohesive experience that supports people in their quest for spirituality and meaning and will champion a range of ideas and innovative solutions to address some of the most complex issues facing the Jewish community today. 

    • Directs the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program, the largest program in North America welcoming newcomers to Judaism. The Miller Program’s nationally recognized 18-week Intro course covers the essentials of Judaism, including its holidays, rituals, ideas, and traditions. In addition to in-person and online courses that are sponsored by AJU, the Miller Program’s curriculum is taught by seventy-four affiliates that represent 175 different institutions.  

    • Supervises The Ziering Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI) which is managed on a day-to-day basis by the Associate Director of the Maas Center. BCI is one of the oldest and most distinguished immersive Jewish learning experiences in North America and is offered every summer to young adults from around the world, ages 20 to 29 on AJU’s Brandeis Bardin Campus in the Simi Valley. 

    • Supervises the Community Mikveh, directed by a staff member. As the only pluralistic mikveh in the Pacific Southwest, AJU welcomes Jews of all denominations, from the Bay Area to Mexico, to come and immerse. 

    • Supervises the Marriage for Life and Opening Doors courses and retreats which provide a Jewish environment for couples to learn essential tools that help build strong, resilient relationships. 

    Goals for new position: 

    • This position serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for conceiving and establishing a high-level strategy for each of the critical segments of the Maas Center. 

    • Champion new marketing efforts to scale the offerings of the Maas Center and Miller Program so they are available and enticing to the entire North American population.  

    • Develop new educational efforts and offerings to serve those at the periphery of the Jewish community building on existing programming. 

    • Continue to supervise Maas and Miller programs to ensure high level of quality, daily operations, and best in class service delivery.   

    • Work collaboratively with members of the Communications and Development teams to ensure work of the Maas Center is aligned with in support of program growth goals. 

    • Innovate additional efforts to make BCI accessible to those looking for an alternative to BCI’s legacy four-week program 

    • Construct cooperative relationships with national and regional organizations to promote the AJU and Maas Center mission. 

    • Manage revenue streams for all Maas Center initiatives and develop annual budgets. 

    Qualifications for position: 

    • The VP of Jewish Engagement will have the interpersonal, communication and organizational skills to navigate a mission-driven department and the ability to connect to those from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths.  

    • Deep knowledge of Judaism and ability to teach those at the periphery of the Jewish community and shepherd them through their journey 

    • Vision necessary to make AJU programming available nationally and internationally. 

    • Management skills required to supervise a growing staff and a network of adjunct instructors, operationalize programming, and navigate logistics of program delivery 

    • Ability to inspire trust and partner readily within the organization to advance institutional priorities and fiscal realities. 

    • Ability to fundraise and steward individuals and foundations.  

    • Graduate or rabbinic degrees that enable both teaching, understanding of pedagogy and best practices, curriculum design, and overall program supervision. 

    • Demonstrated leadership success of at least seven years in higher education, religious, or community organizations. 

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  • RNs for Summer 2022 - Camp Alonim

    Job Description

    • Staff the health center during the day and be available to attend to emergency needs as scheduled at night.
    • Assess staff and campers' health care needs; use the nursing process to plan, intervene, & evaluate care.
    • Document medical care in a timely manner.
    • Administer and document campers' prescribed medications and over-the-counter medications as needed.
    • Communicate with camp nurses, doctors, camp counselors, camp parents, camp directors, and campers’ parents to maintain a continuum of care.
    • Sleep on site while in attendance. Nurses rotate through shifts with 2-3 other nurses and are on-call (for emergencies only) for up to 3 nights a week.

    Positions are available for 1-8 weeks from June 15 - August 7.

    Salary is $1,130/week plus room and board Compensation includes room and board during camp sessions.

    Minimum requirements

    • Current active BLS and R.N. license by California Board of Registered Nursing, and some nursing experience.

     

    For more information, or to apply, contact Karen Garelik, Camp Alonim Assistant Director, at karen.garelik [at] aju.edu or (877) 225-6646.

    The Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University offers year-round and summer programs. Summer programs include Gan Alonim Day Camp for campers ages 5-11, Camp Alonim overnight camp for campers ages 7-17, and Ziering Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI) for participants ages 20-29.

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