Our Human Resources Department is dedicated to providing service, assistance and resources to all our employees.  We are responsible for employee relations, implementing policies, retention of personnel records, payroll and leave processing, employee concerns, employment compliance and other related services.

Ƶ is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. University policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. 


Open Positions:

Ƶ is always seeking exceptional people to help fulfill our mission.  If you're interested in working for AJU, feel free to email your resume or contact the Department of Human Resources at hr [at] aju.edu (hratajudotedu)

The following positions are currently open:

  • Sales Coordinator

    Job Summary

    The Brandeis-Bardin Campus of Ƶ is as much a feeling as it is a place. Located in Simi Valley, California and committed to the artistic, cultural, intellectual and environmental pursuits of the Jewish people, the campus strives to ‘touch and teach’ every individual who comes down Peppertree Lane.

    The Brandeis-Bardin campus is home to the beloved Camp Alonim, the Ziering Brandeis Collegiate Institute, and a comprehensive conference and events center. The campus offers unique spaces for lifecycle events such as b’nai mitzvot and Jewish weddings, religious and educational retreats and conferences.

    Under the direct supervision of the Senior Director of Hospitality, the Sales Coordinator works with the hospitality team in achieving revenue goals and providing exceptional customer service to clients. They are the first point of contact for incoming sales calls, and are expected to respond in a quick, timely, and professional manner to all internal partners and external customers. The Sales Coordinator demonstrates excellent time management, self-motivation and proactive planning, and endeavor to be organizationally savvy with a keen focus on detail.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Front line customer service for all incoming inquiries:

    • Respond to all incoming phone and email inquiries, maintaining a friendly, positive attitude and a professional demeanor during all interactions.
    • Triage inquiries and forward to partners and team leads as appropriate

    Contract Management:

    • Timely processing of pricing & rate quote requests
    • Have a strong knowledge and understanding of AJU’s strategy and pricing
    • Work with customers on event requests and prepare/negotiate quote.
    • Partner with internal team on programming and pricing as required.
    • Finalize quote with client and prepare for handoff to Director of Logistics and/or Programming Manager for event coordination.

    Lead Generation and Outbound Sales:

    • Identify leads, manage prospects and existing clients relationships to acquire new business. Research organizations and schools for potential outreach and solicitation.
    • Maintain communication records and organize solicitation efforts.
    • Collaborate with SD to develop sales strategies to generate new business.
    • Strengthen existing client relationships to encourage repeat event booking.

    Responsible for event management software administration:

    • Updates client records, upload files and documents as needed.
    • Create and provide inter-department communication pertaining to forthcoming groups & events on a daily and weekly basis.
    • Stay informed of current market trends, competitors’ rates/activities.
    Client outreach to ensure satisfaction:
    • Manage guest satisfaction surveys.
    • Communicate with SD on survey responses.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of High School education, post-high school education preferred
    •  Minimum of one (1) year in hotel or conference Catering/Sales Assistant role
    • Experience developing and growing relationships with external partners
    • A natural brand ambassador, passionate about the organization and amplifying our impact
    • Event coordination experience plus strong organizational and planning skills
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
    •  Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
    • Strong computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office and database management
    • Previous experience in a sales support role and contract administration preferred
    • Knowledge of kosher standards a plus
    • Positive attitude and strong work ethic

    This may not be all inclusive and responsibilities may change over time.

     

    Job Title: Sales Coordinator

    Status: Full Time/Hourly, nights and weekends required

    Salary: $22- $26 per hour (commensurate with experience)

    Supervisor: Senior Director of Hospitality

     

  • F/T Faculty- Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies

    Ƶ invites nominations and applications for a full-time, non-tenure-eligible, multi-year contracted lecturer appointment to begin July 1, 2024.

    University Mission Statement: Ƶ advances and elevates the Jewish journey of individuals, organizations and our community through excellence in scholarship, teaching, engaged conversation, and outreach.

    School Mission: Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies’ mission is to foster an unprecedented blend of academic rigor, emotional warmth and openness, traditional and innovative spirit in the service of God, Torah, and Israel. The School fuses the methods and findings of the academic study of Judaism with the fervor and devotion of traditional study and observance. The School focuses on the journey of each rabbinical student to produce extraordinary rabbis who lead the Jewish people in a renaissance of talmud Torah (learning), shmirat mitzvot (observance), and gemillut hesed (acts of social justice and personal compassion). In this way, the School strengthens and energizes Conservative Judaism and Klal Yisrael.


    Primary Responsibilities 

    • Teaching courses in areas of rabbinic literature, such as Mishnah, Talmud, Practical Halakhah, Midrash, and Parshanut (medieval Bible commentary).
      • Teaching 21-credits of classes per academic year, primarily in Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.
      • Beyond competence, preparing students for the 21st Century rabbinate.
    • Participating in the life and work of the Ziegler School and in Ƶ, including the structures of governance, exercising the responsibilities normally assumed by faculty members, including serving on the Ziegler School steering committee and the University-wide Academic Faculty Senate.
    • Engaging in the spiritual formation of AJU’s rabbinical students and the community building of Ziegler School.
    • Producing scholarship is encouraged, but the person in this role is first and foremost serving as a highly engaged, dedicated student-centered instructor and educator.

    The items listed above may not be all inclusive, and responsibilities may change over time. &Բ;

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of the academic and traditional study of rabbinic literature and its contemporary applications and creative use to enrich Jewish life today.
    • Knowledge of current theoretical debates in the study of rabbinic literature, culture, and history.
    • Background, interests, perspectives, and abilities that complement those of other members of the faculty, with an openness to creative pedagogical and academic collaboration across disciplines.
    • Knowledge of challenges and opportunities for rabbis serving contemporary Jewish life and culture.
    • Rabbinic ordination and/or a doctorate degree in a relevant field is desirable. A master’s degree in a field related to the position is required.


    Supervisory Responsibilities: &Բ;

    • The person in this position will not have any employees reporting to them.  &Բ;


    Application Procedure: 
    Submit a resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, contact information for three current references, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests, how they are a fit for the position, and how they will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and Ƶ. 

    To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by March 8, 2024, but the search committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

    Contract Length and Renewal Process
    The contract duration for this position is 3 years, with the possibility of renewal. The candidate will be notified at least 12 months prior to the end of the 3-year contract termination if the position has the possibility of being renewed. Such determination is made by the University’s President, Chief Academic Officer (CAO), Chief Financial Officer (CFO), and Dean(s) in consideration of the University’s needs and finances. If the position is eligible for renewal, the lecturer (if they wish to continue in the role) will then have 3-months from when they are notified that the position can be renewed to submit a portfolio to be considered for another 3-year term. The portfolio will consist of materials related to the Lecturer’s teaching, service, and research. Because the position is in the full-time Lecturer category, the candidate will be reviewed primarily based on their contributions to teaching and service. Scholarship will be given secondary weight in the review. No external reviewers will be used. The candidate’s renewal is determined upon recommendation by the Committee of Academic Personnel (CAP) of the Academic Faculty Senate to the University’s Chief Academic Officer (CAO), and the CAO in turn to the President.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 

    Ƶ is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. University policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.

    Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Job TitleFaculty   
    Status:  Full-time
    Hours:  35+ (standard work week, Friday hours are 8:30am-2pm)
    Salary Range:  $80,000- $110,000
    Department: Ziegler School for Rabbinic Studies
    Supervisor: Dean of the Ziegler School for Rabbinic Studies
     

  • Full Time Faculty- School for Jewish Education and Leadership

    Ƶ invites nominations and applications for a full-time, non-tenure-eligible, multi-year contracted (with possibility of renewal) lecturer appointment in its School for Jewish Education and Leadership (SJEL) to begin in the fall 2024 semester.

    SJEL, AJU’s education school, with its suite of online BA, MAEd, and EdD degree and certificate programs in Early Childhood Education (ECE), has experienced student enrollment growth. For the first time in its history, the SJEL has enrolled over 100 students in its programs during the fall 2023 semester, including approximately 70 degree-seeking students. Its recently launched EdD in Early Childhood Education Leadership, has an inaugural cohort this year of 11 students, and is projected to continue to grow in the 24-25 academic year.

    This full-time lecturer should be a specialist in the field of ECE, who is able to teach doctoral-level students, including chairing EdD dissertations. This individual will also be expected to contribute significantly to SJEL’s BA and MAEd in ECE programs, while supporting new programmatic growth opportunities in the areas of Jewish education and leadership. Since the SJEL has transitioned to offering almost exclusively online programs, this lecturer does not need to be Los Angeles-based; rather, this person will serve as a full-time, year-round professor who teaches classes and mentors students in our fall, spring, and summer terms. They will work primarily in online environs (via Zoom/Teams), and occasionally at in-person gatherings or retreats for our students on our campuses.

    The School seeks, first and foremost, an excellent student-centered instructor and educator. Applicants should possess a doctorate-level degree and, ideally, an academic publishing record in Jewish education. They should likewise be passionate about early childhood education, Jewish education, and AJU and SJEL’s missions.

    Primary Responsibilities

    The successful candidate will fulfill the duties of full-time faculty to include:

    • Teach courses in Early Childhood Education (ECE) at the BA, MA, and EdD level.
    • Mentor students, especially EdD students.
    • Chair and serve on EdD student dissertation committees.
    • Able to conduct research and publish in academic journals in Jewish education (preferably possesses a publishing record in peer-reviewed journals).
    • Contribute to student recruitment and outreach activities.
    • Contribute to programming/professional development for SJEL’s part-time lecturers.
    • Attend and participate in SJEL administrative meetings.
    • Contribute to innovation and new programmatic ideas for SJEL.
    • Serve on AJU’s Academic Faculty Senate and on its subcommittees.
    • Items listed may not be all inclusive and responsibilities may change over time. 

    Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

    • Doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development (or related field); ABD candidates will be considered.
    • At least three years of successful early childhood teaching experience.
    • Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate level classes, ideally in hybrid and online formats.
    • Commitment to student-centered learning, teacher preparation, and excellence in teaching.
    • Commitment to inclusive communities.
    • A robust understanding of Jewish holidays, traditions, values, Torah, and Jewish communities.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • An established record of collaboration and research, with potential for obtaining external funding.

    Supervisory Responsibilities: 

    • The person in this position will not have any employees reporting to them.

    Application Procedure:

    Submit resume/curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, contact information for three current references, and a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarship, and service experience/interests and how these will support the distinctive mission and institutional learning outcomes of the Ƶ.

    To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by March 1, 2024, but the search committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decisions after the position is filled. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.

    Contract Length and Renewal Process

    The contract duration for this position is 3 years, with the possibility of renewal. The candidate will be notified at least 12 months prior to the end of the 3-year contract termination if the position has the possibility of being renewed. Such determination is made by the University’s President, CAO, CFO, and Dean(s) in consideration of the University’s needs and finances. If the position is eligible for renewal, the lecturer (if they wish to continue in the role) will then have 3-months from when they are notified that the position can be renewed to submit a portfolio to be considered for another 3-year term. The portfolio will consist of materials related to the Lecturer’s teaching, service, and research. Since the position is in the full-time Lecturer category, the candidate will be reviewed primarily based on their contributions to teaching and service. Scholarship will be given secondary weight in the review. No external reviewers will be used. The candidate’s renewal is determined upon recommendation by the Committee of Academic Personnel (CAP) of the Academic Faculty Senate to the University’s Chief Academic Officer (CAO) and the CAO in turn to the President.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

    Ƶ is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. University policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.

    Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Job Title: Faculty

    Status: Full-time / remote (with occasional in-person events at AJU’s Los Angeles and Ventura County locations)

    Hours: 35+

    Salary Range: $80,000 - $115,000

    Department: SJEL

    Supervisor: Dean of the School for the Jewish Education and Leadership: Dr. Bruce Powell

  • Marketing and Communications Specialist

    Job Summary:

    Ƶ (AJU) is a legacy institution in Los Angeles and beyond, delivering formal, informal, and experiential Jewish education to people of all ages and backgrounds.

    Working at AJU means you are joining an institution open to new trends and developing innovation in access to the Jewish ed space. With a vibrant mission and values, strong community involvement, hybrid work schedule, benefits like a 35-hour work week and short workday on Fridays, a robust holiday closure schedule, health insurance, and paid vacation/sick days, AJU is an ideal team to join.

    The Marketing and Communications Specialist is responsible for pushing email to our subscribers and supports the communications team with other general marketing efforts. You're a go-getter with a knack for organization and a track record of managing multiple tasks at once. You're a master of your time, always meeting deadlines and exceeding expectations. You're a clear communicator who keeps everyone on the same page, ensuring that projects run smoothly from start to finish. And you're adaptable and flexible, ready to roll with the punches and adjust plans as needed. In short, you're the kind of person who gets things done! If you are a self-starter, great communicator, know a bit of graphic design, and enjoy pushing content on social spaces, we urge you to apply.

    Our small but mighty communications team is a collaborative and creative group of individuals who are always open to new ideas. We're always working together to come up with innovative and effective marketing campaigns that help our colleagues achieve their goals. Our doors are always open.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. EMAIL: Building a variety of emails weekly using a combination of standardized templates, creative use of design elements, a keen eye to detail, tracking campaign performance, and knowledge of current trends in mass email and automation.

    2. AUDIENCE MANAGEMENT: Ensure that audience information on email platforms is accurate, works on list curation and segmentation, feeds subscribers into the back end of the email platform.

    3. GRAPHIC DESIGN: Using Canva and preset-branded design templates, curate, and design elements in support of upcoming events, classes, and digital offerings.

    4. WEBSITE: Implement simple non-code web updates and content management in WordPress and Drupal.

    5. ASSETS: Manage an asset library of university images, photos and video.

    6. CONTENT CALENDARS: Provide marketing support to departments, administrative leadership, faculty, staff, and students in developing campaigns and planning content in collaboration with team to ensure brand-consistent content and messaging.

    7. OFFICE SUPPORT: Responsible for ordering inter-departmental swag, business cards and other print items as needed, working with vendors to ensure items are ordered and received with quality and care.

    8. Performs other marketing-related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    · Bachelor’s degree

    · Two+ years of work experience in communications and marketing

    · Experience with digital communications media

    · Effective communicator with the ability to tell a compelling story using a variety of mediums

    · Knowledge of new/emerging trends in communications

    · Ability to organize, plan, control and prioritize work/projects and regularly communicate progress to appropriate colleagues

    Additional Desirable Qualifications

    · Experience in CMS with preference in WordPress and Drupal

    · Experience with email systems with preference in Emma

    · Understanding of social media platforms, business and ad manager for Meta, X, LinkedIn, YouTube, and SMM tools like Sprout Social

    · Familiar with Microsoft 365

    · Basic experience with Canva and bonus to have an eye for design

    · Understanding of SEO principles and experience in using SEO tools

    · Occasional travel between the Familian Campus in Bel Air and the Brandeis-Bardin Campus in Simi Valley

    Job Title: Marketing and Communications Specialist

    Status: Full Time/ Hourly

    Hours: 35 hours, Mon-Thurs 8:30-5, Fri 8:30-2:30

    Location: 15600 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90077 (Hybrid Position)

    The hourly range for this full-time position is $23-$25 + benefits. The range displayed on this job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hires. Within the range, individual pay is determined by additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

     

  • Part-Time Instructor: Miller Intro to Judaism

    Job Title:         Part-Time Instructor: Miller Introduction to Judaism Program

    Status:             Part-Time/Hourly (Remote)

    Supervisor:      Vice President of Jewish Engagement

    Salary Range: $92.60 hourly/ Approx. $5000 for 18-week program

    The Miller Introduction to Judaism Program at Ƶ is the nation's pre-eminent center for welcoming and empowering those who seek to convert to Judaism and all others who wish to learn more and find a home in the Jewish community. Our Southern California program enrolls 650+ students each year. You will utilize the Miller Intro curriculum to provide a comprehensive experience to students that will help guide students to learn about Judaism, its history, and practices, as well as learn how to practice Jewish holidays and rituals, on their own and outside of class.

    We currently offer the program in both English and Spanish and are seeking both English language and Spanish language rabbis to teach the program. Students enroll in our virtual Zoom programs from all over the globe; as such, we offer courses in various time zones. Each Miller Intro cohort meets once a week, for up to 3 hours per class, for 18 consecutive weeks, (54 hours in total). We are currently seeking qualified, ordained rabbis as part-time lecturers to teach our online programs. Lecturers could be asked to teach multiple 18 week programs per year.

    Duties

    • Provide instruction for at least one full 18 week program.
    • Prepare for class and familiarize oneself with the class materials and curriculum.
    • Be available to students outside of class to guide them on the conversion process and answer specific inquiries regarding Jewish rites, theological questions, and religious inquiries.
    • Provide a class structure that fosters a welcoming environment where students are encouraged to participate in class discussions, ensuring equitable engagement.
    • Abide by the Miller Program and Ƶ’s class rules and guidelines.
    • Other duties as required.

    Requirements

    • Rabbinical Ordination from an accredited rabbinical school; the candidate’s background and experiences must demonstrate a familiarity with Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructing denominations.
    • Extensive knowledge of Judaism and its practices and customs.
    • At least one year's experience teaching students at the introductory level.
    • Experience developing rapport with students and building community online.
    • Familiarity with Zoom (how to use breakout groups, screen-sharing, muting participants, etc.)
    • Sensitivity to the diverse backgrounds of students (experience and compassion working with students of different cultures, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, disability status, etc.)

    We encourage applications from people of all races, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.