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  • Director of Digital Learning Engagement

    AJU advances and elevates the Jewish journey of individuals, organizations and our community through excellence in scholarship, teaching, engaged conversation and outreach.  

    B’yachad is a global platform spirited by AJU to bring Jewish wisdom to the world via conversations, classes and partnership engagement.  

    The Director of Digital Learning Engagement works with Chief Innovation Officer to elevate B'yachad to a global Jewish learning platform by designing technology, engaging partners and managing the relationships with our global audience. This position works closely with other relevant AJU departments to ensure integration with Finance, Marketing and Development departments. 

    Responsibilities: 

    • Strategy: Collaborate with the Chief Innovation Officer to identify and evaluate B’yachad engagement models for maximizing all aspects of national and international audiences. Contribute to best practice research, business plan development and creation of relevant strategic materials for use with key stakeholders and community partners. Strategize approaches for maximizing brand awareness and positioning B’yachad as a leader in the field.     

      • Test and operationalize the different partnership models to determine scalability and ROI

      • Work with CIO to strategize, develop and implement new initiatives for Maven and other related business opportunities to expand global reach and impact

      • Work with CIO and Chief Curator to develop robust content strategy  

    • Partner Cultivation & Management: Manage all aspects of partnership engagement  including creating a prospect pipeline, cultivating relationships, developing and implementing mutually beneficial partnership contracts and stewarding ongoing relationships. Meet strategic milestones for establishing partnerships with a variety of community partners - both in and out of the Jewish communal world to create a diverse and expansive network. 

      • Develop detailed, mutually beneficial partnership contracts that thoroughly cover all aspects of the relationship 

      • Ensure thorough and smooth onboarding of new partners 

      • Serve as the primary point of consistent communication with partners providing a proactive, high-touch, supportive experience for our affiliates   

      • Develop and implement strategies and tactics for maximizing partner retention and contract renewal 

      • Collaborate with relevant AJU departments to leverage existing partnerships and integrate the work of B’yachad accordingly 

    • Platform Development & Implementation: Work with CIO on designing and launching the platform - and managing the relevant vendors. 

      • Evaluate and select effective project management tools to enable a successful deployment of B’yachad 

      • Supports CIO in managing the developer, ensuring timelines and milestones are met and identified problems are quickly and effectively resolved 

      • Manage all aspects of events including pre-production, live-production and post-production 

    • Marketing & Brand Management: Create tools for cultivating new partners and participants and increasing brand awareness.  Work closely with the Marketing, Finance and Development departments as well as marketing vendors to create state of the art marketing/sales tools.  

    • Evaluation: Create systems for data-driven program evaluation to capture accurate, consistent information about utilization and impact.   

      • Collect relevant feedback to identify areas for continuous improvement and implement necessary changes to respond to stakeholder needs 

      • Create and implement dashboards and reports 

    • Supervision: Manages the Operations Specialist and other tech team members ensuring strong training, clear goals and metrics. 

    Qualifications: 

    • Bachelor’s degree required – Master’s preferred  

    • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience 

    • Deep understanding of Jewish community as some experience either as volunteer or employee. 

    • Strong digital skills  

    • Proven project management skills with ability to create and oversee work plans and  achieve milestones. Past experience designing and generating program impact and evaluation reports preferred. 

    • Proven ability to strategize and forecast for a changing world 

    • Prior experience in relationship management/sales/external customer management 

    • Exceptional customer service skills 

    • Problem solving and proactive ability to anticipate needs of both internal and external stakeholders 

    About:

    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 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.

  • Marketing Communications Manager

    Based in Los Angeles, American Jewish University (AJU) is an educational institution like no other, embracing learners of all ages and using its convening power to meet the needs of the entire Jewish community. Choosing a career with AJU means joining an institution during a time of a new vision, ready to explore unchartered territories in Jewish education. With a vibrant mission and values, great benefits, and strong community involvement, AJU is an ideal team to join.

    AJU seeks a creative self-starter who can shape, execute and support external marketing and communications.  The areas of specific emphasis are digital communication strategies focused on the promotion of programs across the various academic programs, management of key social media platforms, and work on maintenance and support of the website.

    The successful candidate will be able to work independently under the general supervision of the Vice President of Communications.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Creates and implements marketing, communication and branding strategies in alignment with the strategic goals and vision of the University and in consultation with the Vice President of Communications across multiple brands, platforms and properties.
    • Lead management of daily AJU web updates with hands-on, daily content management and updating in Drupal/WordPress.
    • Assist with digital ADA compliance analysis, implementation and ongoing refinement to meet regulations and benchmarks.
    • Provides strong support to the academic departments, including but not limited to the Graduate School for Jewish Education and Leadership, School of Enterprise Management and Social Impact, the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, and other institutional departments, through the development of strategic communications with prospective students, event activation campaigns, including but not limited to social media, email marketing campaigns, reporting, analytics, etc.
    • Proactively develops and manages digital content for delivery on University website and social spaces including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and other relevant social networking sites and manages all social media related content for the academic departments, including copy writing, editing, image curation and updating content on an ongoing basis aimed at enhancing the University's brand identity consistent with AJU's mission.
    • Develop a process to manage an asset library of University images, photos and video
    • Provide counsel and support to departments, administrative leadership, faculty, staff and students in developing strategic social media plans while working closely with departments to ensure brand-consistent content and messaging.
    • Collaborates and manages effective social media advertising campaigns for multiple departments aimed at increasing brand awareness and driving prospective student acquisition and engagement.
    • Monitors any and all mentions of the organization on and off line; tracks alerts and monitors social media sites as well as tracking and removing outdated or inaccurate social medial content.
    • Develops, plans and executes digital communications, including the creation of automated processes.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • A combination of four years of work experience in communications and marketing
    • Experience working in an academic setting recommended but not required
    • Experience with print and digital communications media
    • Effective communicator both in written and oral forms
    • Experience with new/emerging trends in communications
    • Ability to organize, plan, control and prioritize work/projects and regularly communicate progress to appropriate stake holders

    Additional Desirable Qualifications

    • Experience in web management software such as Wordpress or Drupal
    • Experience in email marketing systems such as Constant Contact, MyEmma or MailChimp
    • Experience in social media platforms, including business and ad manager for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube
    • Mastery of Microsoft Office software of tools
    • Basic experience in graphic design tools such as Photoshop and Canva
    • Position may require occasional travel between the Familian Campus in Los Angeles and the Brandeis-Bardin Campus in Simi Valley