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 hraju.edu.
Modern Hebrew Instructor (Part-Time)
The Modern Hebrew instructor will provide quality instruction for beginner to advanced level Hebrew students, creating and maintaining an environment that promotes learning and motivating students to develop language skills and a good foundation for continued growth in Hebrew language proficiency.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Teach reading, writing, grammar and conversational Hebrew to students with no prior knowledge or experience up to an advanced level.
- The course will be taught from the textbook “Hebrew From Scratch”, part A and B.
- Must be a native Hebrew speaker or speak at a native fluency level.
- Teaching credential required. (This can be from outside the United States)
- Must have expertise teaching with the Ulpan method of “Hebrew with Hebrew”.
- Ability to teach Hebrew from a beginner level up to advanced conversational.
- Proven experience teaching adults of all ages.
- Experience teaching in the US a plus.
- Must be proficient in Zoom and able to manage teaching in an online environment and in the classroom.
- Oversee a class
- Prolonged sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
This may not be all-inclusive and responsibilities may change over time.
Program Assistant (Part-Time)
The Maas Center for Jewish Journeys at American Jewish University is the nation’s preeminent center for welcoming and empowering those who seek to convert to Judaism and all others who wish to learn more and find a home in the Jewish community. The Maas Center programs include the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program, the Ziering Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI), the Marriage For Life (MFL) Program and the AJU Community Mikveh.
For the Miller Intro to Judaism Program, our Southern California classes enroll 550+ students each year, and we maintain affiliate relationships with over 70 partner programs nationwide. We also run a collection of experiential learning programs for students and our alumni network.
BCI is an immersive experience in Jewish learning, arts, culture, and community offered every summer to Jewish young adults from around the world, ages 20 to 29. And MFL provides committed couples with tools, through retreats and online workshops, to nurture and strengthen their marriage.
The Program Assistant will play an integral role in ensuring day-to-day success of the Miller Intro to Judaism Program, BCI and Marriage For Life by providing logistical and administrative support to these programs, its directors, students and alumni.
- Assisting in recruitment and outreach to prospective Miller Program students; responding to inquiries about upcoming Marriage For Life Programs
- Communicate with registered Miller and Marriage for Life participants regarding upcoming programs and subsequent follow-up
- Communicate with BCI applicants regarding tuition payments, scholarship applications, and pre-summer forms
- Assisting with the development of Miller class schedules
- Maintaining office supplies and book inventories for the Miller Program; Assisting with summer purchasing for BCI: office supplies, program materials, camp shirts/swag
- Assisting with expense reports, submitting invoices, and keeping details of financial transactions for MFL, BCI and Miller
- Modernizing Miller Program record keeping and updating program databases
- Assisting with the coordination of logistics and providing support for department events; for BCI and MFL, preparing retreat materials: schedules, rosters, nametags, etc.
- Processing Miller student evaluation data and assisting with student demographic reports for use with funders and grants
- Scheduling for the program directors
- BA/BS required
- Meticulous organizational skills; ability to multitask, prioritize, anticipate challenges and maintain attention to detail
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills. High proficiency with written comprehension, with error-free spelling and grammar
- Strong computer skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Google Docs; ability to learn and use email marketing and database systems (like Emma) and budgeting software (like Concur) and perform basic internet research
- High level of self-management and willingness to work independently or as part of a team
- Knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions preferred
- Strong written and verbal communication in English; some Spanish preferred
- Work can be performed remotely or in-person
- Use of phone, computer and other office technologies
This may not be all inclusive and may change over time.
Under the supervision of the Accounting Manager and Controller, the Staff Accountant is responsible for assisting with accounts receivable, general ledger transactions, and general accounting activities. The role also manages Student Payment Plans, including collection, and serves as back-up to the Financial Aid Administrator.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Recording of Accounts Receivable transactions including billing, collections, refunds and reconciliations between our management system and accounting ledger
- Managing payment plans and maintaining files with all documentation, collaborating closely with the Financial Aid Administrator
- Communicating with students and others regarding any billing related questions
- Recording online orders revenue and process refunds
- Recording credit card fees and reconciling statements
- Posting and reviewing daily cash receipts
- Preparing AR and month end journal entries as needed
- Assisting with bank reconciliations as requested
- Recording of benefits
- Assisting in Ad Hoc projects as needed
- Knowledge of general accounting principles and Accounts Receivable
- B.A. in related field of accounting preferred
- Requires 2-3 years of relevant experience
- Knowledge of computerized systems, Blackbaud experience is a plus
- Financial Aid experience a plus
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to independently problem solve
- Organized and reliable
- Requires good computer skills, Excel proficiency a plus
- Requires excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Must be a team player and willing to collaborate
Social Media Coordinator
The Social Media Coordinator provides general organizational support for a variety of projects, campaigns, programs, and administrative tasks for the Office of Communications. The role will support in coordinating communications and social media campaigns with a focus on boosting the University’s Instagram presence, assist in the development and execution of digital content, and monitor and report key analytics on marketing campaigns. This administrative role also involves ensuring departmental payables are requested, expense reports completed, and budgets tracked. Additional duties may include but are not limited to management of promotional materials, updating website content, new project development, and other duties as required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Support marketing efforts for social media, curate content, and ensure presence is consistent with brand objectives
- Manage several Instagram accounts, including the broad AJU account, and sub-brand accounts, such as BCI, Intro to Judaism, etc.
- Work towards audience growth and engagement on social media
- Assist communications team in developing and implementing a communications strategy designed to further university objectives
- Monitor Meta, Google and other analytics and create reports detailing the successes and opportunities of communications campaigns and strategies
- Complete general administrative support duties for the Office of Communications including but not limited to completing expense reports, tracking budgets and expenses, and submitting vendor requests for payment.
- Assist department leadership in calendaring on an as needed basis
- Write and create a variety of different content to support communications
- Create visually compelling assets for use on social media and web properties
- Explore possible development of TiKtok or other new social media strategy
- Organize asset Library
- Assist with other external and internal communications duties as needed
- BA degree in marketing, communications, journalism, or related field
- Strong writing skills, a high level of creativity and the ability to think analytically
- Knowledge of social media platforms and analytics, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, etc.
- Experience with TikTok content development
- Attention to detail, time management and ability to work with colleagues in various departments and capacities are essential
- Knowledge of Canva, Wordpress, Microsoft Office Suite and other similar tools
- Knowledge of email marketing software a plus
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Director of Advancement
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.
- 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