Special Projects Coordinator 2019
Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale is seeking a detail and process-oriented professional with strong project project management skills to serve as its first Special Projects Coordinator. This professional will be in charged with advancing the structure and projects of a brand-new initiative in close collaboration with Slifka’s senior leadership – the Executive Director and Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain at Yale – to launch create initiatives that sit at the intersection of Yale’s academic life and the Jewish intellectual tradition. The position will follow an academic calendar and is envisioned as a 1-year contract with the potential for one renewal.
What You’ll Do
● Work closely with the Howard M. Holtzmann Jewish Chaplain and Executive Director to design, plan, and implement new, intellectually ambitious programs that link Slifka Center to the most important contemporary conversations and ideas
● Manage logistics for events and publications.
● Build working relationships with diverse Yale alumni and faculty members
● Work 10 hours/week during the school year, with the possibility of more intensive periods leading up to and during programs
● Travel for meetings and programs, on a mutually agreed-upon schedule
What You’ve Accomplished
● Affiliation with Yale – graduate student preferred, especially in a Jewish-related field
● A demonstrated commitment to creating new Jewish ideas and relationships
● Ability to work in a flexible, digital workspace
● Ability to juggle multiple demands and types of responsibilities simultaneously
● Strong organizational, communication, and project-management skills
● Be based in New Haven
● Familiarity with Google Docs, Microsoft Office, and ability to learn new software quickly
What You’ll Bring to the Job
● A detail-oriented approach
● A feeling of ownership and responsibility for the organization’s well-begin
● Pride in a job well done – large or small
● Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, and multi-faceted environment
● Strong entrepreneurial spirit – things may not go according to plan, but you’ll take risks and learn from wins as well as losses
● Excitement to work as part of a larger team, as well as part of multiple sub-teams
● Capacity to work independently and collaboratively, successfully managing multiple priorities
What You’ll Receive
● A salary of $12,000 annually, prorated over the term of the contract
● A unique opportunity to participate in and shape a new set of educational programs unlike any that exist on college campuses
● Relationships with well-connected, exciting Jews engaged in creating new ideas and communities
● As the inaugural holder of this position, you will have a disproportionate impact on the future of this initiative for years to come.
● Mentorship and professional development from Slifka Center’s leadership
● Plenty of Slifka Center Swag
About Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale
Slifka Center is a separate non-profit and the hub of Jewish life at Yale, housed in a 19,000 square foot building that features a kosher dining hall and is located in the heart of campus. Slifka Center serves the ~1,400 Jewish undergraduate and graduate students on campus, as well as faculty and staff, and members of the New Haven Jewish community. The administration is committed to realizing Slifka’s enormous potential both as a center for Jewish students and as a significant thought leader in the Jewish community and the world beyond.
About Hillel International
In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.
Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
Send a cover letter and resume to Rabbi Jason Rubenstein ([email protected]) with “Special Projects Coordinator” in the subject line.