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  • Chief Content Officer

    Job Title:         Chief Content Officer

    Status:              Exempt/Full-Time

    Location:         Los Angeles, CA-Hybrid

    Supervisor:     President of the University

    Salary Range: $170k-$220K

    American Jewish University has a distinguished history of providing general education on a wide range of Jewish topics for the public, in addition to our credit-bearing academic programs.  In recent years, we have had great success reaching new audiences through our Maven digital platform which has hosted hundreds of programs for a global audience.  Our ambition is to be the premier digital destination for all those seeking insights on Jewish wisdom, spirituality, and public affairs from a non-denominational, non-partisan perspective.  At the same time, we will continue to innovate to see what types of in-person instruction can be most impactful and popular.

    Job Summary

    The Chief Content Officer is a high-profile and critical role leading our Office of Innovation at AJU. This role is responsible for content that is offered outside of university academic programs and will be instrumental in establishing our strategy, development, and execution for our speakers, workshops and other programming delivered live and virtually on the Maven digital platform.  Position manages a team of 5 staff and will work in close collaboration with other communications and programming leaders within the University.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Direct daily operations and strategic oversight for the Office of Innovation
    2. Manage and mentor team of 5 staff responsible for the content creation, partner collaborations and operational delivery of programming content.
    3. Oversee planning, programming, data-driven design of Jewish programming and content delivered live and on the Maven digital platform.
    4. Develop content and programming strategies that will bring a variety of topics, special events and cultural activities to the Maven platform.  
    5. Experience creating and implementing organizational systems and workflows. Working with senior staff to develop an innovative university-wide digital architecture.
    6. Maintain and develop relationships throughout the Jewish community, keeping a pulse on trends, current events and relevant hot topics.
    7. Represent the university in both in-person and digital settings. Host and emcee some of live content and will develop content associated with those duties.
    8. Work with our long-established Hebrew language instruction program to ensure that it is best in class.
    9. Participate in strategic discussions with other senior administrators and the Board of Directors.
    10. Partner with the Advancement Office to raise additional funds from individual donors, foundations, and corporations.
    11. Manage and maintain efficiency with the department budget
    12. Develop, maintain and evolve departments goals and strategies

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, journalism, or other relevant subject
    • 7+ years demonstrated experience in building content; preferably for Jewish audiences
    • Minimum of 3-5 years demonstrated staff management experience
    • Demonstrated experience designing engaging and insightful content and executing high quality events with a diversity of voices and perspectives.
    • Extraordinary communication and relationship building skills
    • Integrity, positive attitude, mission-drivenand self-directed with commitment to working collaboratively with internal and external partners


  • Executive Assistant, Advancement

    Job Summary

    The Executive Assistant supports the Vice President of Development / CDO at American Jewish University (AJU), providing senior level administrative support. You are someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment. In addition to being organized, analytical, strategic, and resourceful, you must possess strong business judgment and communication skills as needed to interact with a variety of people and job functions. High enthusiasm, creativity, and resourcefulness are crucial, as is a high level of professional integrity and confidentiality.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Anticipate needs and provide high-level executive administrative support
    • Manage a complex calendar and schedule
    • Coordinate travel arrangements when needed
    • Keep track and give reminders of meetings, conferences and appointments
    • Draft minutes from board meetings
    • Prioritize goals, plans and tasks
    • Communicate with multiple stakeholders
    • Act with integrity and practice discretion
    • Handle confidential documents and sensitive situations, including donor and financial information and managing executive level expense reports


    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • 3+ years of experience providing high-level administrative support at the executive level
    • Good organizational and administrative skills including the ability to multi-task
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to effectively interact and facilitate discussions with multiple stake holders
    • Highly proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Self-Starter, able to work with minimal supervision
    • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills
    • Be adaptable in the face of rapidly changing priorities
    • Highly focused and results-oriented in supporting complex, deadline-driven operations; able to identify goals and priorities and resolve issues in initial stages
    • Ability to quickly learn new technologies, programs and applications
    • A passion for implementing technology to increase efficiency
    • Experience with planning team events and off-sites
    • Strong scheduling and coordination skills, and comfortable with last-minute changes
    • Incredibly proactive and able to take initiative and work efficiently with little direction

    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.


  • Director of Advancement

    Job Summary

    This position reports to the VP for Advancement who in coordination with will identify and cultivate donors and implement targeted solicitation strategies designed to maintain and increase giving. The Director will plan and execute fundraising strategies and activities for various departments and programs of AJU and develop both long and short-range operational plans to strengthen, grow and track the progress of gifts. The Director will maintain an updated list of prospects; devise effective donor strategies and recognition opportunities. The director will oversee planned giving marketing strategies in partnership with an external vendor.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Identify and research potential gift opportunities for specific departments and programs of the University. In consultation with the Vice President for Advancement, solicit donors and prospects. (See attachment).
    • Plan, organize, and help to implement all fundraising activities for donors including but not limited to special events, donor recognition, house parties, and cultivation visits.
    • Guide the prospect management work of the Dean and/or Director of the assigned school or program, including the identification of prospects and appropriate cultivation moves. In coordination with members of the Advancement Team, implement and execute on a moves management system within Raiser’s Edge/NXT and ensure donor moves and touches are tracked.
    • Provide advisory board support for assigned programs. Cultivate and solidify relationships with members of these boards.
    • Work with appropriate staff to ensure that donors remain connected to AJU and in a position to better understand the positive impact of their gifts.
    • Cultivate and maintain community relationships and outreach. May research and reach out to potential corporate sponsors or contributors.
    • Oversee the strategy and copy for planned giving communication, and support colleagues in incorporating planned giving solicitations as part of their donor management plans.
    • Supervise other Advancement Staff members as assigned.
    • Participate in advancement-related functions such as marketing, social media, design/preparation of print materials, event logistics, and post-event follow-up based on individual skills and University and department needs.
    • Special projects as assigned by the Vice President for Advancement.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor’s Degree required
    • Five years of work experience in a fundraising-related capacity
    • Proven track record of raising funds from diverse sources, preferably in the non-profit education and/or Jewish community
    • Experience in donor cultivation, stewardship, and special events
    • Planned giving experience preferred
    • Good organizational and administrative skills including the ability to multi-task
    • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other donor management software

    Status: Full Time