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Thursday, July 17, 2008

YU Israel Job Listing

I know we don't generally post job listings. But I think we should, particularly considering how much concern I've heard from American Jews on my trip to America (which I am currently winding down) that they will be unable to secure jobs in Israel.

This one sounds like a mighty big fish - I hope you land it!

Director of the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program

The Director will manage, develop and implement programs of direct and indirect recruitment and retention activities and services that will strengthen and/or build interest and relationships with heads of schools, staff, and prospective students and their families that effectively deliver information and benefits of a YU education. Typically, these activities include regular meetings with students. Also provided are on-site academic advising and registration activities, regular meetings with the administrators of the affiliated schools, and working with the schools closely on security issues.

While developing pro-active and aggressive engagement activities and programs, the Director will ensure that activities are conducted, whether personally or by staff, with exceptional political acumen and sensitivity. The Director will ensure that relationships with all constituents and entities, whether internal or external to the University, recognize, and are sensitive to, the impact and implications that decisions and information have on that specific entity (e.g., school, family, individual, congregation, etc.)

The Director will work closely with the leadership team located in New York in identifying program goals and standards, and specifying and measuring the success of efforts in Israel against established standards.

The successful candidate will be a creative, energetic, ethical and a collaborative professional with outstanding interpersonal skills.

· Demonstrated successful track record in student recruitment or a closely related endeavor.
· Strong knowledge of the mission, values, and culture of Yeshiva University, and especially both the Jewish Studies and Bachelor Degree components of the undergraduate programs.
· Must also have a thorough understanding of Modern Jewish Orthodoxy as well as the spectra of Jewish experience and observances.
· Experience in higher educational administration, with specific experience in admissions, student recruitment, and student activities.
· Understanding of the Jewish learning that takes place in the YU Israel Program affiliated schools.
· Demonstrated experience managing an office or other administrative team/staff in a higher education environment.
· Technology savvy individual with familiarity with technology including PC based office software, large student management information systems such as Banner, web-based administrative applications, and web-based instructional software such as Angel or Blackboard.
· Excellent communication skills in both English and Hebrew.
· Demonstrated experience and ability to develop and lead engagement activities that establish and maintain effective interpersonal and working relationships
· Demonstrated senior level political acumen and sensitivity.
· Candidates must have a bachelor's degree. Advanced degrees and/or Rabbinic ordination are desirable.
· Ability to travel extensively both within Israel and internationally.

The position is 9-5, Sunday to Thursday, 12 months

For consideration, forward cover letter, resume and salary history, in confidence, to: Michael Sica Associate Director, Human Resources Yeshiva University 500 West 185th St. New York, NY 10033 Fax: 212-960-0080 E-Mail:


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