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 4,500 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.
By drawing on the intellectual capital, research expertise, and practical teaching and leadership experiences of Yeshiva University faculty and staff, the Institute for University-School Partnership aims to re-imagine and sustain Jewish day school education in a holistic way. Through recruitment and placement of educators, career development through extensive continuing education and ongoing support , and school and community measurement and planning , we build individual, school, and community capacity in education, leadership, operations, finances, and governance.
More than a resource, the YU School Partnership strives to create a continuing relationship that shares in a school’s goals and actively participates in its success with a vested interest in seeing positive outcomes for individual students, professionals, school leaders, day schools, and the Jewish community at large.
The Project Coordinator will support staff, processes, and programs related to areas of teacher and leader recruitment and placement as well as teacher and leader support and development. The Project Coordinator will be an integral part of a team that is focused on helping schools improve their human resource practices and advance teaching and leadership in schools.
Manage all intake for teachers, leaders and schools searching for new personnel. This includes sending out information and links to collect data, scheduling initial conversations and conducting initial intake interviews, and following up and keeping track of all
Follow up with schools after searches are completed.
Follow up with individual candidates connected to our office.
Work on website and resources for placement.
Manage all communication and scheduling for all leadership development programs including Critical Friends Group’s (CFG) and Principal Partnership( PP).
Coordinate teacher pipeline development programming including YUTeach Undergraduate Fellowship and Jewish Job Fair.
Coordinate programming for CFG and PP and YU Lead.
Coordinate YU School Partnership’s Personnel team to enhance communication, collaboration and cooperation. Accomplished via setting of standards in programs, facilitating communication, and coordinating visioning retreats.
Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.
Track project milestones and deliverables as part of an internal continuous quality control process.
The Project Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Recruitment, Placement and Induction.
The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Associate Director for Teaching and Learning and all members of the YU School Partnership Personnel Team.
The Project Coordinator will serve as a member of the Project Management Office collaborating and troubleshooting with other coordinators.
The Project Coordinator will be interfacing with teachers, school leaders, and school board members from across North America and be held accountable for customer service and satisfaction.
Experience and Educational Background :
University degree or college diploma
2 years direct work experience in office management and/or project management
Technically competent with various software programs, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.
Experience with graphic design and/or web design a plus.
Knowledge of the Jewish community, its institutions, organizations, and norms a plus.
Skills and Competencies:
Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential.
Strong organization skills are necessary.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Team player with customer orientation.
Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
Personable and friendly.
Capable of balancing many different projects simultaneously.
Excellent customer service orientation.
Great sense of humor.
Flexible and willing to adapt to new ideas and tasks.
Comfortable with technology, willing to learn and try new technologies.