Job No: 496391 Work Type: Temporary and/or Hourly Department: Straus Center Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Communications/Marketing/Media, Education/Teaching, Student Services
The Zahava and Moshael Straus Center for Torah and Western Thought trains Yeshiva University students to be Modern Orthodox intellectual leaders who are well versed in both Torah and the Western canon. Through a combination of unique, interdisciplinary courses taught in collaboration with faculty from within and beyond YU, as well as communal events and publications, the Straus Center seeks to cultivate the intellectual, religious, and civic leaders of tomorrow.
At the forefront of the Center is the Straus Scholars Program, a competitive scholarship for Stern College for Women and Yeshiva College students that provides select students who display high academic achievement and leadership potential with courses, extracurricular programs, and small group seminars with visiting dignitaries and intellectuals. The goal of the highly selective program is to offer the aspiring intellectual leaders an unparalleled education through the study of the great works of the Jewish tradition in conversation with Western politics, art, literature and philosophy.
The Impact Officer will create and foster relationships at highly regarded think tanks, publications and government offices and utilize those relationships to best position Straus Scholars as applicants for internships and entry-level positions; and oversee continued educational development, professional and resource sharing for Straus Scholars alumni.
One-on-one mentorship meetings with Straus Scholars, in-person and remote, assistance with professional development
Assisting students in identifying extracurricular opportunities/engagement on campus
Assisting students in identifying semester and summer fellowships, internships, grants
Assisting students in writing projects, pitching pieces for publication in leading newspapers, magazines, and journals
Connecting students to professionals in the fields of policy, politics, journalism, and academia
Leading small-group reading group
Accompanying students on trips and to relevant conferences
Working with students to identify career objectives, pursue post-graduation professional opportunities
Weekly newsletter to Straus Scholars highlighting important opportunities, events, and relevant articles/publications
Liaising with external organizations and institutions to further mission and impact of the Straus Center as it pertains to the above
Experience & Education Background:
2-5 years experience in education, politics, journalism, public affairs or related fields
Skills & Competencies:
Strong project management skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Ability to leverage technology and social media
Knowledge of, and contacts in, the fields of public affairs, journalism and politics
Knowledge of the Jewish community
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 2,000 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 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 have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.