Program Coordinator, Holocaust & Genocide Studies
Job No: 493849
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Office of Academic Affairs
Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY
Categories: Administrative Support
The Emil A. and Jenny Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Yeshiva University is seeking a Program Coordinator, who would support the Center’s Director in leading the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies as well as Holocaust Education into a new era. At a time when Holocaust survivors are fewer and antisemitism and intolerance are on the rise, we are seeking a passionate individual who will work closely with the Director and be responsible for the Center’s administrative, technical, and research support functions. The Program Coordinator has lead responsibility for coordinating lectures, films, teacher training workshops, exhibits, and conferences relevant to the work of the Center.
Internally, this individual will collaborate with faculty and the offices of special events, business affairs, student services, institutional advancement, alumni affairs, security, and the registrar's office. Externally, the program director will work with the general public as well as public and private school teachers, YU students, and the Center’s local and national partners.
• Assist the Director in the planning and coordination of all programs and functions
• Ensure students enrolled in the Fish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center courses have access to all necessary information on Canvas, the network drive, and any other information system as necessary
• Maintain a database of current and former students enrolled in the Center’s programs and of adults attending the Center’s events
• Assist the Director in the planning and coordination of all teacher training workshops
• Assist the Director in planning and executing fundraising and donor engagement activities
• Maintain the Fish Center website
• Assist the Director and YU staff in the production of the Center’s marketing materials
• Generate the Center’s monthly e-newsletter
• Assist the director with all administrative needs: maintain calendars, make travel arrangements, update pending commitments and appointments
• Maintain records of expenditures, prepare reports, and manage complex databases
• Responsible for staff timekeeping
• Coordinate the ordering of all supplies
• Onboard associated faculty and support staff, including setting them up with email addresses, phone service, access to the Internet, and HR training
• Perform other related duties as assigned
Experience & Educational Background:
• Bachelor’s degree and at least 1-2 years of related experience are required.
• A combination of an advanced degree and prior related experience may be considered
• Experience with, study of, or interest in human rights, refugees, international relations, or related fields preferred
• Background in fundraising/development a plus
Skills & Competencies:
• Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, ability to manage work on multiple projects effectively and efficiently, ability to work under strict deadlines, and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Strong writing skills.
• Analytical thinking and rapid problem-solving skills.
• Must possess strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. May use other Microsoft programs as assigned.
• Strong working knowledge of social media (e.g., Facebook and Twitter), Google Drive, and MailChimp.
• Must be well organized, flexible.
• Must have ability to interact with staff (at all levels) in a fast-paced environment, remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient; a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is crucial to this role.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• May be required to work independently and produce quality work from conception to completion on assigned projects
• Understand University policies and procedures.
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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.