Beren Campus Spiritual Educator and Mechina Pathways Program Mentor

Rabbi Isaac Elchanon Theological Seminary
September 24, 2023
Offerd Salary:$45,000 - $45,000
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Beren Campus Spiritual Educator and Mechina Pathways Program Mentor

Apply/Register Job no: 497092 Work type: Staff Full-time Department: Stern College for Women Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY Categories: Education/Teaching

Position Summary:

The Mechina Pathways Program is seeking a mentor for students in the program to support them and run on-campus programming.

Position Responsibilities:

Religious Life

  • Empower students to produce their own creative Jewish experiences and to further develop their religious identities
  • 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)
  • Lead off-Campus Shabbatons as assigned.
  • Education

  • Work with the Dean of Torah Studies 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
  • Deliver regular shiurim in the Beit Midrash and study in small groups with students
  • Create new educational opportunities, both formal and informal, and develop a corresponding curriculum and structure
  • Engage the campus in Jewish conversation through social media and other creative means
  • Serve as a Jewish educational resource for the Office of Student Life and student leaders
  • Serve as leaders and educators on Service Learning intersession experiences Engagement
  • 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
  • Community Leadership

  • Become active members of the Office of Student Life, and work closely with student-led clubs on campus
  • Advise and serve as a Jewish resource for Beren campus student groups
  • Administration

  • Support the program, engagement, and operations staff as needed
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and events of The Office of Student Life
  • Additional responsibilities as deemed appropriate by The Office of Student Life
  • Supervise multiple student employees
  • Mechina Mentor:

  • Coordinate meetings with students in the Mechina pathways program weekly
  • Maintains follow-ups with students
  • Create and coordinate programming on campus for the students in the program
  • Experience & Educational Background:

    A BA or MA in Judaic Studies, Education, or Social Work preferred - At least two years of professional work experience

    Skills & Competencies:

  • An approachable, dynamic and engaging personality with outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication
  • 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
  • Salary Range:

    $45,000 - $45,000. Housing is also provided.

    About Us:

    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.

    Advertised: Aug 24, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close:


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