Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 6,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to bring wisdom to life through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
We are currently looking for a Shabbat Host for Yeshiva University's Beren Campus. The role of this person is to develop and direct Shabbat Programming, to serve as a religious educator, role model and mentor to the student body through delivering shiurim, shabbat and holiday programming.
- Lead weekly Shabbatons and periodic holiday celebrations on campus
- Coordinate, implement, and evaluate all aspects of major Jewish holiday programming and observances on campus, including Chanuka, Purim and Shavuot (depending on when it falls out during the academic year).
- Work with the Director of Shabbat Programming to craft an educational vision and strategy for religious life on campus outside of the classroom, creating innovative opportunities for formal, informal, and experiential Jewish learning for students with diverse backgrounds and interests that include a multiplicity of perspectives
- Teach regular shiurim in the Beit Midrash and study one-on-one and in small groups with students
- Inspire and advise peer-education and informal education efforts
- Engage the campus in Jewish conversation through social media and other creative means
- Proactively form meaningful relationships with students from a variety of learning backgrounds, including students who have and have not attended Jewish Day school and seminary in Israel, and create opportunities for them to deepen their participation in religious life on campus
- Offer religious guidance, and mentorship to students
- Connect students to resources and opportunities for religious growth in the greater New York, and global Jewish communities
- Actively promote Yeshiva University and its Jewish life to prospective students and parents.
- Maintain relationships with the Office of Student Life, and student led clubs on campus
- Participate in weekly evening programming.
Experience & Education:
- A BA or MA in Judaic Studies, Education, or Social Work
- At least two years of professional work experience
Skills & Competencies:
- An approachable, dynamic, youthful, and engaging personality with outstanding interpersonal skills
- Clear and effective verbal and written communications
- Skill and comfort in a technology-rich environment
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with multiple deadlines
- Ability to work flexible hours needed including nights, weekends, and Jewish holidays
- Capacity to work both independently and as part of a team
- Prior experience working with college students, with informal/experiential education
Employee Classification: Non-Exempt/Non-Union