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  • Mass Center Program Coordinator

    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 Mikvah.

    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.

    Job Summary

    The Program Coordinator will play an integral role in ensuring day-to-day success of the Miller Intro to Judaism, BCI and Marriage For Life programs by providing logistical and administrative support. Supports and assists the VP, Jewish Engagement.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Oversight of the daily administrative operations of the Mass Center programs and administrative assistance to the VP, Jewish Engagement.
    • Assisting with the development of Miller class schedules.
    • Assisting with accounting deliverables for the Miller Program (familiarity with backend on Square, Stripe and Eventbrite is a plus).
    • Assisting in recruitment and outreach to prospective Miller Program students.
    • Communicating with registered Miller Program students in preparation for their initial class meeting and responding to student administrative support needs throughout their enrollment in the program.
    • Maintaining office supplies and book inventories for the Miller Program.
    • Modernizing Miller Program record keeping and updating program databases.
    • Processing Miller student evaluation data and assisting with student demographic reports for use with funders and grants.
    • Responding to inquiries about upcoming Marriage For Life programs and communicating with registered Marriage for Life participants regarding upcoming programs and subsequent program follow-up.
    • Communicating with Marriage for Life retreat staff to share updated registration information.
    • Preparing Marriage for Life retreat materials, including schedules, rosters, nametags, etc.
    • Communicating with accepted BCI participants regarding tuition payments, scholarship applications, and pre-summer forms, and tracking their completion.
    • 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.
    • Assisting with the coordination of logistics and providing support for department events.
    • Scheduling for the program directors

    Requirements and Qualifications

    • 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

    Physical Requirements

    • Sitting/standing
    • Work can be performed in-person, with some flexibility 1 day/ a week remote
    • Use of phone, computer, and other office technologies

    Job Title: Mass Center Program Coordinator

    Status: Full-time/Exempt

    Hours: 35 Hr. Work Week: 8:30AM-5PM M-Th / Friday 8:30AM-2:00PM  Onsite/Hybrid

    Salary Range: $60-70k, Compensation commensurate with experience.

    **This may not be all inclusive and may change over time.

  • RNs for Winter Camp Alonim 2022

    December 21-27, 2022

    Job Description:

    1. Staff the health center during the day and be available to attend to emergency needs as scheduled at night.
    2. Assess staff and campers' health care needs; use the nursing process to plan, intervene, & evaluate care.
    3. Document medical care in a timely manner.
    4. Administer and document campers' prescribed medications and over-the-counter medications as needed.
    5. Communicate with camp nurses, doctors, camp counselors, camp parents, camp directors, and campers’ parents to maintain continuum of care.
    6. Sleep on site while in attendance.  Nurses rotate through shifts with 1-2 other nurses and are on-call (for emergencies only) for up to 3-4 nights during the session.

    Salary is $1,130 plus room and board

    Compensation includes room and board during camp sessions.  Minimum requirements: Current active BLS and R.N. license by California Board of Registered Nursing, and some nursing experience.

    For more information, or to apply, contact Karen Garelik, Camp Alonim Associate Director, at karen.garelik [at] or (877) 225-6646.

    The Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University offers year-round and summer programs.  Summer programs include Gan Alonim Day Camp for campers ages 5-11, Camp Alonim overnight camp for campers ages 7-17, and Ziering Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI) for participants ages 20-29.


  • Health Center Coordinator - Camp Alonim

    The Camp Alonim Health Center Coordinator will oversee the Health Center operation and medical staff.  This position is full-time when living on-site as a camp nurse/coordinator when camp is in session (nine weeks during the summer, one week in December and one weekend in the spring), and part-time during the remainder of the year to complete tasks and responsibilities.


    1. Supervise the operation of a safe, effective, efficient, and service-oriented Health Center, including overseeing the successful implementation of policies and procedures by other medical staff (see below).
    2. Inventory, set up, and maintain Health Center, including ordering medical supplies and over-the-counter medications for each session.
    3. Ensure all first aid kits, AEDs, and other emergency medical supplies are current.
    4. Provide orientation sessions for Camp Alonim staff prior to the beginning of camp sessions.
    5. Coordinate Health Center responsibilities on Opening Day, including checking in medications, answering parent questions, and managing organization of medication and camper MARs.
    6. Pack up and inventory Health Center at end of each season.
    7. Supervise and serve in residence as one of the nurses for 9 weeks of summer camp, 1 week of winter camp, and 1 weekend of spring family camp.


    1. Responsible for recruiting and scheduling nurses and doctors for summer and winter seasons in consultation/coordination with the Assistant Director.
    2. Obtain and review necessary medical licenses from nurses and doctors.
    3. Develop nurse, doctor, and Health Center Counselor schedules.
    4. Training, supervision, and oversight of nurses, doctors, and Health Center Counselors.


    1. Review and revise Health Center Procedures and Standing Orders annually and as necessary.
    2. Help develop and maintain protocols related to COVID-19, in conjunction with the Ventura County Health Department, American Camp Association, and Centers for Disease Control.
    3. Maintain familiarity with American Camp Association medical standards and applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
    4. Identify a physician to serve as Medical Advisor and consult with him/her as necessary.
    5. Maintain system for medication distribution.
    6. Coordinate with Assistant Director and communicate with parents, as needed, concerning camper medical issues.
    7. Review health history forms for campers and staff each season before the start of each session.
    8. Communicate with Assistant Director regarding general camp health issues.
    9. Communicate regularly with Assistant Director about ways to improve the Health Center experience for parents, campers, staff, nurses, doctors, and Health Center Counselors.

    Compensation is $30,000 and includes room and board during camp sessions.  Minimum requirements: Current active R.N. license by California Board of Registered Nursing, 3 years of nursing experience, and some management experience. 

    The Brandeis-Bardin Campus of American Jewish University offers year-round and summer programs.  Summer programs include Gan Alonim Day Camp for campers ages 5-11, Camp Alonim overnight camp for campers ages 7-17, and Ziering Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI) for participants ages 20-29. 


  • Modern Hebrew Instructor (Part-Time)

    Job Summary

    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.

    Job Requirements

    • 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.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Oversee a class

    Physical Requirements

    • Prolonged sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

    This may not be all-inclusive and responsibilities may change over time.


  • 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