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

  • Biblical Hebrew Instructor

    The Biblical Hebrew Instructor will provide instruction to unlock the meaning of the original words, while reviewing portions of the Tanakh, building on a student’s knowledge of the Hebrew language and build a better understanding of Biblical Hebrew.

    Responsibilities:

    • Give students an understanding of Biblical Hebrew through the prayer book and Tanakh.
    • Teach students Hebrew grammar and how to read and print letters with vowels.
    • Provide instruction in English and Hebrew using the textbooks, “A Reading and Prayer Primer”, “Prayerbook Hebrew the Easy Way”, and “The First Hebrew Primer”.

    Qualifications

    • Proficiency understanding and teaching the Hebrew prayer book and Tanakh.
    • Experience teaching students with no prior knowledge of Hebrew how to read, proper grammar and how to print Hebrew letters with vowels. 
    • Teaching credential required. (This can be from outside the United States) 
    • Proven experience teaching adults of all ages.  
    • Must be proficient in Zoom and able to manage teaching in an online environment and in the classroom.

     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.  

    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 assigned school or program, including the identification of prospects and appropriate cultivation moves. In coordination with members of 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.
    • 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
    • Good organizational and administrative skills including the ability to multi-task
    • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other donor management software

    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. 

  • Senior Accountant

    Under the supervision of the Controller, the Senior Accountant is responsible for analyzing and recording general ledger transactions and assisting with the institution's audits. This position will be mostly remote until we reopen the campus and then it will be in person.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Responsible for recording month-end and year-end journal entries and analyze the company’s financial records and accounts.
    • Prepare bank reconciliations and review data to ensure financial compliance.
    • Assist in external audits by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts and providing information for auditors.
    • Prepare various tax returns and filings of sales tax.
    • Plan, assign and review the work of AR and AP staff
    • Assist Controller with Ad-Hoc projects as necessary

    Job Requirements

    • B.A. in Accounting. CPA certificate is a plus
    • Knowledge of general accounting principles
    • Knowledge of computerized systems, Blackbaud experience is a plus
    • Ability to work independently and good problem solving
    • Organized and reliable
    • Requires 3-5 years of relevant experience
    • Requires good computer skills
    • Requires excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills

     

    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. 

  • Modern Hebrew Instructor (Adults)

    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.

    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.

    Qualifications:

    • Must be a fluent Hebrew speaker.
    • 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.

     

    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.