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 hrataju.edu

  • Human Resources Coordinator

    The Human Resources Generalist at American Jewish University is a partner to the Sr. Director of Human Resources in overseeing and maintaining daily human resources operations and will support both campuses in achieving their business objectives. Must have strong technical skills, experience utilizing ADP Workforce Now and demonstrate a high level of customer service and follow through.

    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Assist with optimization of Human Resources Management System - ADP Workforce Now
    • Set up and run reports and ensure proper data entry in ADP
    • Coordinate employee leaves of absence in accordance with local laws and regulations and university policies
    • Assist with recruitment and selection including offer letters and background checks
    • Work with the HR team and brokers to assist with benefits administration and open enrollment
    • Report, maintain and monitor workers' compensation case files and follow-up on open cases
    • Work closely with Payroll during each payroll cycle
    • Assist with the development, implementation and communication of policies and procedures
    • Respond to and provide guidance to management and employees on employee-related issues, complaints, or problems
    • Improve business efficiency and employee management by driving and supporting organizational change
    • Ensure the application of HR policies and processes, communicating changes and preparing documentation
    • Other duties may be assigned at the company’s discretion

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Bachelor's degree preferred
    • 4+ years of experience in Human Resources
    • Previous experience with ADP Workforce Now required
    • Ability to work well in a very fast-paced, team-oriented environment
    • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills a must
    • Knowledgeable with HR functions, California labor law and HR best practices
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficient knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
    • Attention to detail, integrity, and data privacy
    • Proven ability to maintain strict confidentiality and use discretionary practices

    Who We Are:

    American Jewish University (AJU) is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent that serves the Jewish community of the twenty-first century. A portal for Jewish belonging, AJU equips students, faculty, campers, and learners of all ages with the tools to create the ideas, build the structures, and develop the programs to advance Jewish wisdom and elevate Jewish living.

  • Department Coordinator

    The Department Coordinator for the School for Jewish Education & Leadership and the  Sigi Ziering Institute at American Jewish University (AJU), leads and implements various projects. You are someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment and has expertise in digital and technological platforms. 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

    • Coordinate special events such as graduation receptions, recruitment events, and other workshops and conferences.
    • Handle administrative duties such as drafting correspondence, making travel arrangements, ordering supplies, answering telephones, taking messages, and making copies.
    • Schedule courses with Dean and ECE Directors(twice per year)
    • Maintain electronic databases for students, alumni, mentors, and faculty. (beginning of academic year and periodically after)
    • Oversight of the daily administrative operations of the School for Jewish Education & Leadership
    • Manage the department's Amex and Concur expense reconciliations. (1-2x per month)
    • Collaborate with ECE Directors to support recruitment and enrollment of new students
    • Represent department to the registrar (as needed)
    • Collect and manage materials for course assessment (1-2 times per year)
    • Track hours of instructors and mentors in ADP (every other week)
    • Coordinate weekly department newsletters
    • Organize monthly alumni events including scheduling, marketing, and recruitment
    • Ensure students register for classes in a timely manner (twice per year)
    • Track and ensure collection of all student forms (beginning of academic year)
    • Prioritize goals, plans and tasks
    • Communicate with multiple stakeholders
    • Act with integrity and practice discretion
    • 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 (Emma and Canva preferred)
    • 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. 

  • Curriculum Designer – Data Analysis and Decision Making Statistical Analysis

    Summary: 

    The School of Enterprise Management & Social Impact (SEMSI) at the American Jewish University invites applicants to apply as a Subject Matter Expert, to develop our course in Data Analysis and Decision Making/Statistical Analysis collaboratively with our team’s course designers for use in SEMSI’s online MBA program.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following:

    Collaborate with the learning designer throughout the development process to author high-quality content that is original, factual, consistent, and in accordance with SEMSI’s mission, project deadlines, and budget.

    • Meet weekly with the course designer design team to discuss proposed content and ensure timely progress toward milestones.
    • Produce this course including:
      • Create cogent, measurable learning outcomes related to the course;
      • Course syllabus;
      • Instructional content that includes course outline, curriculum map, modules, assignments, discussion activities, formative and summative assessments and related rubrics;
      • Alignment with SEMSI’s mission grounded in ethical leadership and social impact.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in online course or program curriculum writing/design and development, particularly for graduate/non-traditional/adult students in an online setting;
    • Experience using Canvas or similar LMS;
    • Ph.D. in Business Analytics/Data Analytics/Statistics/Information Systems/Operations Management.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree (Ph.D. or DBA preferred) with appropriate coursework in qualitative methods, information systems, statistics, data analytics or related field.

    Application Information

    SMEs work closely with our Dean’s office and a member of our course design team who facilitates the timely course development, ensuring content meets expectations. The SME designs the course, aligned to SEMSI’s mission and outcomes, for later delivery via asynchronous online instruction by instructors that might be the SME or might be other instructors.  As a result, this contract for the SME is independent of any potential teaching of the course, although, the SME would be encouraged to apply to teach the course if interested.

    SEMSI’s course catalog describes this course as follows:  

    “This course provides an introduction to statistical theories and methods as applied to business analysis and improvement for managerial decision making. Students gain a practical understanding of strategies for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data for use in organizational decision making across the functional areas of the business enterprise. Analytical techniques that support evaluating, forecasting, and modeling of business activities are emphasized.”

    Application Submission Requirements: Please send letter of interest and resume or CV to semsihiringataju.edu.

  • Customer Support and Tech Specialist

    Administrative Assistant: This is a full-time position that supports the Office of Innovation in administration, customer service, class management, data management and reporting for Whizin classes/events. This individual must be well-versed in working with the public, is responsible for handling student/patron questions, comments, complaints and fielding more complex issues to the appropriate AJU employee to resolve. The ultimate goal is to provide a positive customer experience and enhance relationships between patrons/students and AJU.

    Technical Support: Oversees basic technical support for students that need help with online Zoom classes and events. This position will also include being the lead Technician on all Virtual Zoom classes/events and live in-person classes/events.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Administration:

    • Support Director of Operations- in operationalizing programs.
    • Collect enrollment data for each of the programs from each of the possible registration points.
    • Organize platforms, resources, and materials for workplace optimization. 
    • Help conference/tech coordinator manage our asset library of OOI images, photos and video.
    • Utilize basic graphic design, Canva, and/or photoshop.
    • Answer OOI Office main phone line and help students with registration and Whizin questions. This includes maintaining a vast knowledge of the classes and events being offered.
    • Support Chief Curator in administration for the arts program, including, but not limited to handling the day-to-day of arts classes and arts programming
    • Provide customer service in a timely manner via several means of communication which may include email, telephone and face-to-face interaction.
    • Promptly send class Zoom links to students/patrons that request them.
    • Acts as a liaison between patrons and management in order to enhance the overall patron experience.
    • Analyze complaints from customers and provides adequate resolutions.
    • Communicate customer feedback to various teams—including Maven management, technical and marketing departments—in order to improve the overall customer experience.
    • Track proposed resolutions and follows up with customers in a timely fashion.
    • Prepare documents and reports for future reference.

    Technical Operations Specialist:

    • Manage all aspects of Zoom production of webinars including:
      • Production, troubleshooting, behind the scenes hosting, pre/during/post production meetings.
    • General support of production department which will include heavy lifting, audio/visual, trouble shooting, basic knowledge of audio, lighting, computer, video.
    • Support major internal/external events under Production Manager.
    • Onsite support of pre/post classes/events and internal meetings setup and support.
    • Provide Zoom based technical support for all classes/events, including customer platform access. This will also include internal AJU Team meetings.
    • Evaluate available technologies on an ongoing basis

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent preferred
    • Strong Technical and computer skills
    • Experience working in an office or educational environment, answering phones and fulfilling requests  
    • Good organizational and administrative skills   
    • Strong communication skills   
    • Thrives in a fast-paced environment  
    • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills  
    • Takes direction well, responsive and diligent   
    • Autonomous and self-sufficient with a proven ability to stay on task and on deadline  
    • Proven ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects  
    • Excellent project management skills, including planning, scheduling  
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Zoom and ability to quickly learn new technology
    • Extremely knowledgeable and resourceful; must exercise discretion and independent judgment  
    • Customer-oriented mindset  

    Who We Are:

    American Jewish University (AJU) is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent that serves the Jewish community of the twenty-first century. A portal for Jewish belonging, AJU equips students, faculty, campers, and learners of all ages with the tools to create the ideas, build the structures, and develop the programs to advance Jewish wisdom and elevate Jewish living.

  • Director of Partnership Engagement

    About us: 

    B’yachad Together: Spirited by AJU was launched in March 2020 to elevate individuals and communities by delivering Jewish content that is accessible, meaningful, and high quality..  When the pandemic began, we anticipated that individuals and communities would feel higher levels of loneliness and isolation, and that there would be a greater hunger for Jewish wisdom. Within a week of the stay-at-home orders being issued, we began to deliver original content - conversations and classes meant to stimulate discussion, foster connections and transform lives.  Initially geared directly to individuals and now serving 48 countries and all 50 states, our footprint is now expanding as a tool for synagogue and community-based organizations to provide custom branded digital adult education to their constituents.   

    Our goals for community-based organizations are to: 

    • Leverage our content to use as their own  
    • Outsource digital learning technology 
    • Participate in learning cohorts that expand beyond local community and audience  
    • Access educators and keynote programming that would not be available on an individual basis 
    • Engage with 30 active partners in our first year.   
    • Expand to 80 active partners and grow platform options during year two 

    Job Summary: 

    AJU is looking for a Director of Partner Engagement who will act as a key link between the University and community organizations. Responsibilities will include expanding the reach of B’yachad in national and global communities by identifying, developing, cultivating and maintaining partnerships with synagogues and community-based institutions that would benefit from enhancing or creating adult digital education programs. The position requires ongoing partnership communications, increasing AJU’s visibility and awareness, and working to expand and maximize audiences.  

    Job Duties: 

    • Develop and formalize models for partnerships for B’yachad platform 
    • Assess client needs and present suitable product based solutions 
    • Create custom strategies for existing prospects while also identifying additional leads 
    • Implement engagement approach to get partnership commitment by building positive trust relationships 
    • Develop and finalize all agreements and documentations  
    • Steward relationships with existing partners to solicit platform feedback and incorporate ideas for continuous improvement, mutual expansion with exceptional customer service 
    • Solicit feedback to create and design new partnership models 
    • Generating routine management reports on key metrics of B’yachad activity 
    • Working with the CIO to strategize, develop, and implement new initiatives for B’yachad and other business opportunities to expand reach and global impact 
    • Monitor and analyze data and market conditions to identify AJU’s competitive advantage 
    • Keep accurate records and notes of client engagement 

     Profile 

    • Proven experience in developing partnerships with organizations 
    • Knowledge of Jewish landscape including but limited to: denominations, organizations and synagogues 
    • Ability to cultivate new relationships and implement new partnerships 
    • Proven track record for client growth and retention  
    • Excellence in customer service and emotional intelligence 
    • Able to work in collaborative team environment 
    • Strong organizational skills, ability to anticipate and self-starter 
    • Problem solver who can respond to the needs of partners 
    • May involve some travel to different partner locations. 
    • Past work experience in the field of sales or account management recommended 
    • 4-year college degree 
    • Knowledge of MS Office, technology platforms and ability to speak intelligently about supported digital platforms that support the product