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Student Experience Coordinator
The Student Experience Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing student activities and services related to Innovate|LA, a four-week residential summer certificate program for 15 – 25 visiting undergraduate students at American Jewish University (AJU). The position reports to the Director of the program.
Innovate|LA’s certificate in Collaborative Innovation prepares undergraduates for success in the new economy of the 21st century by facilitating confidence in their own creativity, the ability to collaborate efficiently, and familiarity with the process of innovation through hands-on learning, off-campus class sessions, and an immersive Los Angeles experience. Learn more about the curriculum and the program’s unique co-curricular offerings by visiting the Innovate|LA website.
In addition to being strategic, resourceful, organized, and detail-oriented, the Student Experience Coordinator must possess strong communication skills and a passion for working with young adults. You must also possess the knowledge, creativity, and enthusiasm necessary for designing and facilitating dynamic co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, some of which will be Jewish-themed. Professional integrity and a sense of duty are essential.
This position is part-time (10 – 20 hrs/wk) from the date of hire through May 30. You will work full time throughout the summer program (May 31 – June 28). You will have the option of living on AJU’s Familian campus during that period.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Play an active role in providing students with a consistently excellent experience by anticipating, planning for, and responding to their needs.
- Conceptualize student programming and activities that correspond to the academic content, experiential goals, and resources of the program, and are consistent with AJU’s overall brand.
- Plan and manage the implementation of student services and programming.
- Communicate efficiently and effectively with multiple stakeholders, including invited speakers and event facilitators.
- Oversee and sometimes facilitate student programming and activities.
- Contribute to the assessment of the program by providing multiple forms of detailed feedback upon request.
- Possibly oversee one or more Residential Advisers.
- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.
- At least 1 year of experience with the facilitation of student programming at the secondary or, preferably, post-secondary level.
- Meaningful experience with Jewish-themed programming and an openness to non-traditional formats for Jewish-themed programming.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills to collaborate effectively with Director, faculty, staff, and invited speakers and event facilitators, as well as understand and respond to student needs.
- Excellent organizational and administrative skills, including an ability to multi-task, schedule complex projects, and adapt to last-minute changes.
- Ability to execute tasks and proactively respond to challenges with minimal supervision.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as a capacity to quickly learn and make use of new platforms and applications.
- Preferred: Familiarity with frameworks for organizational innovation, such as Human Centered Design (i.e. Design Thinking).
About American Jewish University
American Jewish University is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent built upon core values of Jewish Learning, Culture, Ethics, Leadership and Peoplehood. In 2007, the University of Judaism acquired the Brandeis-Bardin Institute, creating a landmark entity, from then on known as American Jewish University. This new organization now boasts two campuses, a single vision and a shared future. Today, American Jewish University is one of the largest and most innovative Jewish institutions in the country.
Heartened by our vibrant Jewish community, we continue to add faculty, expand our curriculum and develop innovative academic programs that prepare undergraduate, graduate and rabbinical students for rewarding lives – as leaders in the Jewish community as well as society at large. Our graduates are making a difference in the world.
Our role as a leadership training ground is matched by our commitment to provide the broader community with a variety of substantive educational experiences. Our lectures, symposia, special institutes, center for continuing education classes and a wide array of cultural offerings are enhancing thousands of individuals’ understanding of Judaism, and expanding their knowledge about the history, traditions and languages of this glorious ancient heritage.
AJU is committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve excellence. We believe in having a diverse group of students, faculty and staff working together in a climate of respect and support. Our community welcomes people from diverse backgrounds and thank all members of the institution for their continued dedication and support in strengthening the community.