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  • Senior Director of Hospitality Services

    For information or to apply for this position, please click on the following:  Senior Director of Hospitality Services.

    Job Description:

    Reporting to the Vice President for the Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University, the Senior Director of Hospitality Services for the Brandeis-Bardin Campus is a full-time position that will be responsible for Brandeis-Bardin Campus conference and retreat rentals, events, and food services. The Brandeis-Bardin Campus, located on 2,800 picturesque acres in Simi Valley, California, is an internationally-known center for experiential education and a sought-after destination for camps, conferences, retreats, life-cycle events, and special occasions.

     

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Lead all sales and marketing efforts to achieve maximum space utilization and guest satisfaction by renting and coordinating conference, retreats, and events throughout the Brandeis-Bardin Campus.
    • In partnership with staff at the University’s Familian Campus, promote and market its spaces to maximize AJU’s earned revenue for hospitality services.
    • Supervise directly and work in partnership with Brandeis-Bardin Campus’s Director of Food Services, Retreats and Events Manager, Director of Programming, and Conference Coordinator to provide outstanding service and delightful experiences for new and returning clients and guests.
    • Establish and deliver a high standard of food quality for all campus users and guests.
    • Develop a comprehensive marketing and sales strategy that will increase revenue from rentals and event management.
    • Conduct tours for prospective clients and advance institutional relationships with existing clients.
    • Implement conference and event management software solutions.
    • Manage all Hospitality Services budgets and oversee contracts, invoicing, and vendor relationships.
    • Establish ambitious yet achievable performance benchmarks in the following areas:
      • Lead to sales conversion rates
      • Cost of goods and food production costs
      • Client satisfaction and NPS (net promoter score)
      • Space capacity utilization
    • In close partnership with the Brandeis-Bardin Campus Director of Operations, establish a productive and collaborative work dynamic related to facility maintenance, housekeeping, and staffing.
    • Ensure the Hospitality department is a service-oriented unit that will provide high-quality customer experiences and will generate customer loyalty.
    • Enforce adherence to regulations and quality standards.
    • Perform other duties as assigned in furtherance of the Brandeis-Bardin Campus operation and experience.

    Job Requirements

    • Hands-on experience in customer service and direct sales.
    • Demonstrated performance in implementing hospitality best practices.
    • Knowledge of quality standards associated with conference and retreat center administration, event management, food production, and customer service.
    • Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
    • Creativity, determination, and the ability to motivate and inspire others.
    • The Senior Director will be required to work evenings and weekends as needed.

    Qualifications

    • 5 to 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry (conference/retreat center setting preferred but not required).
    • MBA or Master of Management in Hospitality preferred but not required
  • Facilities / Maintenance

    Under the general direction of the Ranch Foreman, the facilities staff member will maintain the grounds of American Jewish University's Brandeis Bardin Campus, including plumbing, painting, housekeeping and some landscaping.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Paint
    • Maintain plumbing
    • Housekeeping
    • Special projects and other duties as needed

    Requirements:

    • Must be self-motivated, dependalble and results-oriented
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a diversity of individuals and evaluate situations to act quickly
    • Experience with plumbing, painting, agriculture, basic electrical, roofing and basic construction
    • Must posses strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with varying levels inthe organization and across functions, including senior management
    • Ability to work overtime and weekends as needed
    • Must have transportation to the campus

    Qualifications:

    • 3 to 5 years of experience in maintenance, basic construction, landscaping and housekeeping
    • Spanish speaking preferred

    About Us:

    The Brandeis-Bardin Campus, located on 2,800 picturesque acres in Simi Valley, California, is an internationally-known center for experiential education and a sought-after destination for camps, conferences, retreats, life-cycle events, and special occasions.

  • Administrative Assistant

    Job Summary

    The Administrative Assistant supports the Dean of the Graduate Center for Jewish Education, the Dean of the Graduate School for Nonprofit Management, and the Director of the Sigi Ziering Institute 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
    • Prioritize goals, plans and tasks
    • Communicate with multiple stakeholders
    • Act with integrity and practice discretion
    • Prioritize work of three different supervisors
    • Complete both ongoing tasks (such as biweekly time sheets), one-time tasks, and support big events such as graduation parties.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred
    • 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
    • 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. 

  • Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

    Under the general supervision of the Office Manager and the Chief Innovation Officer, the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant provides administrative support, oversees the Whizin Center Box Office, and handles all correspondence for the Innovation Office both internally and externally. This person also acts as an ambassador of the department and University and functions as liaison to patrons and community members.  This job is full time, 35 hours a week.
     
    Duties and Responsibilities:  

    • Provides administrative support to the Office Manager and members of the Whizin team.
    • Tracks, anticipates, and prepares for upcoming Whizin classes and events.
    • Is the first responder and primary liaison for public interaction with the Whizin Center, greeting and assisting participants, prospective participants, instructors, vendors and staff. 
    • Answers the phone and responds to departmental emails with accurate information. 
    • Is the primary administrator of the enrollment and ticketing software, ProClass and Vendini. This includes assisting participants with all registration and ticketing matters,  collaborating with the Office Manager and Marketing Department to send pre/post event communication emails to participants and providing reporting. 
    • Proofreads marketing and other materials for accuracy. 
    • Supports programming staff with administrative functions as approved by the Whizin CIO. 
    • Sorts and distributes mail and order supplies for the Whizin team.
    • Maintains the data base of important department contacts.  
    • Maintains the Whizin office shared Outlook calendars.  
    • Assists with the organization of Whizin team events and meetings.
    • Assists with other requests as needed by Office Manager and CIO. 

    Qualifications:  

    • 2 to 3 years of related experience
    • Excellent computer skills, specifically the Microsoft Office Suite  

    Job Requirements:  

    • Excellent Customer Service Skills (interpersonal, verbal, and written)
    • Meticulous attention to details
    • Able to manage sensitive information and maintain confidentiality 
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team  
    • Experience multi-tasking and setting priorities  
    • Ability to follow instructions and accurately accomplish tasks on time
    • Available to work evening and weekend hours periodically as requested


     About American Jewish University's Whizin Center:

    American Jewish University’s Whizin Center for Continuing Education is where our community connects with Jewish learning, life and culture. The Whizin Center enriches all aspects of life: the cultural and intellectual, the artistic and spiritual, the political and social, to enliven the lives of our communities. Classes, lectures, author events, concerts and performances are offered daytime and evening.

    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.