Jobs at JTS

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is committed to providing a pleasant and rewarding work environment for staff and faculty, one that fosters cooperation and mutual respect. All positions listed below are currently open.

If you are interested in one of these positions, please send your resume and cover letter to HR at jtsaresumes@jtsa.edu with the job title in the subject line. In the body of the email, please mention that you found the job on our website.

It is JTS policy that all applicants for employment are afforded equal opportunities for employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, marital status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, uniformed service or military status, any lawful source of income, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, or any other legally prohibited status, or any other factors as prohibited by law.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to jtsaresumes@jtsa.edu.

Open Positions


Director of Digital Learning

Reports to: Director of Community Engagement

Salary Range: $70,000–$80,000 annually

Description of the Position

The Director of Digital Learning in the Department of Community Engagement is tasked with magnifying JTS’s educational impact on the North American Jewish community through the effective use of digital media. As a key member of the Department of Community Engagement—which offers educational programming to the broader public beyond the community of matriculated JTS students—the Director of Digital Learning will work with diverse teams of faculty, staff, and outside developers to craft, implement, and continually improve compelling and substantive digital content, bringing JTS’s intellectual and spiritual resources to the community at large in order to further JTS’s mission of strengthening Jewish tradition, Jewish lives, and Jewish communities.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In partnership with the Director of Community Engagement, develop an expanded vision and strategy for educational engagement of target audiences through a broad range of digital media.
  • Lead the implementation of that strategy.
  • Oversee the upkeep, development, and expansion of an active educational web presence—including written material, podcasts, webcasts, video lectures, online courses, and event recordings—through www.jtsa.edu/torah.
  • Lead the production of podcasts, videos, and other media for members of the public, congregations, rabbis, and other target audiences—managing projections from conception to completion.
  • Work closely with colleagues in the department, staff in other areas, faculty, and target audience representatives to shape content, ensure excellent quality, and maximize reach and impact for all digital programs.
  • Serve as a consultant on digital learning and outreach projects across JTS.
  • Evaluate impact of digital learning projects using the appropriate analytical tools and make improvements or course corrections needed.
  • In partnership with the Communications department, develop content for JTS’s social media streams and grow JTS’s social media impact.
  • Serve as liaison to Development staff who administer JTS’s CRM to manage, analyze, and strategically leverage program participant data.
  • Curate JTS’s YouTube channel.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Broad and deep knowledge of the Jewish and non-Jewish educational technology landscapes and familiarity with new and emerging technologies and trends.
  • Nuanced understanding of the North American Jewish community and the landscape of Jewish adult education.
  • Significant experience designing and implementing digital education strategies.
  • Thorough understanding of the podcast ecosystem and experience with podcast production.
  • Experience with audio and video production.
  • Aptitude for understanding and learning new software and platforms quickly and thoroughly.
  • Experience and facility with CMS platforms, simple HTML, and Google Analytics.
  • Proven ability to increase web traffic; experience engaging social media followership a plus.
  • Superior project management ability, organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to drive and manage projects from conception to completion.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; editing skills a plus.
  • Motivated self-starter able to take direction while maintaining a creative, entrepreneurial spirit and managing numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Team-player capable of working well with a wide variety of personalities and leadership styles and multiple departments.
  • Knowledge of Jewish texts and traditions and facility with Hebrew language a plus.
  • B.A. required; M.A. or other higher degree preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please email your resume and cover letter to jtsaresumes@jtsa.edu.

Division of Religious Leadership Program Manager/Executive Assistant

Reports to: Interim Dean of the Division of Religious Leadership

Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000 annually

Description of the Position

The Project Manager/Executive Assistant is a multi-faceted administrative role supporting the top-level leadership of the Division of Religious Leadership, which includes JTS’s Rabbinical and Cantorial Schools. The Project Manager/Executive Assistant will be an integral member of the DRL professional team, in certain instances functioning as a “Chief of Staff” for the Interim Dean, and will get to know the remarkable rabbinical and cantorial students at JTS.

This position offers an opportunity to expand and build on event planning and production, and project management skills, to think creatively and exercise discretion, and to utilize organizational skills, all while working as part of a collaborative team of clergy who highly value respect and kindness.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Support the work and mission of the division of religious leadership:

  • Provide administrative support to the Dean, Associate Dean of the Rabbinical School, Director of the Cantorial School, and Director of the Block / Kolker Center
  • Manage DRL calendars
  • Organize meetings of DRL professional staff, advisory boards, and committees
  • Process invoices, expense requests, contracts with external vendors, check requests
  • Respond to questions and requests for information from students and the community, and welcome visitors
  • Primary interface with other JTS departments, including facilities, budgeting, accounting, , and communications.

Event planning and production:

  • All aspects of event planning and production for internal and public facing special programs and events, e.g., student orientation, winter mini-mester, conferences, Cantorial School concerts, speakers, Purim
  • Organizing and tracking budgets and expenses
  • Reserving internal rooms and locating external spaces, as required
  • Preparing handouts and printed materials and coordinating with communications department

Data and budget management:

  • Administer budgets of programs and grants, including tracking expenditures, spending projections, soliciting information from program heads
  • Gather data for and draft internal and external reports, including grants
  • Tracking and maintenance of student records, including advising, awards and fellowships, internships, placements, senior sermons, and nusach presentations
  • Track the award of stipends and approved reimbursements for DRL programs
  • Proactively use available technology to streamline operations and increase efficiency

For qualified candidates:

  • Creative partner with B/K Center director in suggesting, designing, and executing live and virtual programs

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Minimum 3 years experience in an administrative assistant role
  • Technologically savvy, including high proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Zoom, and eager to master additional programs used by JTS
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Proactive, able to exercise initiative
  • Kind and discreet, particularly in relationship to students
  • Some knowledge of Judaism preferred but not required

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please email your resume and cover letter to jtsaresumes@jtsa.edu.

Chief of Staff, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

Reports to: Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

Description of the Position

The Chief of Staff provides support to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, as well as the General Counsel. In addition to providing light administrative support to the Office of the Vice Chancellor, the Chief of Staff will work alongside the Vice Chancellor and the General Counsel as the tactical liaison to the Board of Trustees and the Board’s Committees and will take on a selection of wide-ranging cross-functional institutional development projects for the Vice Chancellor.

The Chief of Staff must have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, and organizational skills, and the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Chief of Staff will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The role is ideal for an intellectually curious and analytical individual interested in higher education and higher education administration.

Duties/Responsibilities

Board Liaison

  • Assist General Counsel and Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance in supporting Board of Trustees and Committee activities. This may include scheduling meetings, finalizing minutes, distributing materials, and maintaining Committee and Board priorities.
  • Maintain Committee and Board rosters, contact information, and email lists.
  • Maintain Board and Committee archives.
  • Assist high level donors and trustees with any questions with respect to Board and Committee activities.
  • Track annual cycle of board and committee meetings and meeting topics; ensure that annual processes are initiated with ample lead time.
  • Handle logistics for all on-site and online board meetings (e.g. booking rooms or creating a Zoom link, reminding team members of when reports are due, room set-up, catering orders, and other issues that may arise).

Data Analysis and Project Management

  • Assist Vice Chancellor with special projects as needed. These could involve: 
    • Gathering and summarizing or analyzing data from one or more departments
    • Benchmarking JTS operations against comparable institutions
    • Working with multiple departments to create plans or execute initiatives
    • Doing external research on other organizations or institutional development opportunities

Administration

  • Schedule group meetings, individual appointments, telephone conference calls, etc.
  • Screen calls and take messages.
  • Update electronic and paper files.
  • Prepare expense reports and check requests.
  • Keep track of supplies and order when necessary.
  • Update office logs.
  • Assist in preparation of annual office budgets.

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.A. required
  • Minimum: 2-3 years experience, preferably in the offices of a corporation or upper echelon of academic administration
  • Skills: high degree of organization, professionalism, tact and discretion. Ability to research, analyze, and present findings. Ability to work with a diverse set of colleagues. Meticulous attention to detail. Computer: Microsoft Office: High degree of proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint and Adobe Professional. 

Application Instructions:

Please email your resume and cover letter to jtsaresumes@jtsa.edu.

This is a full-time, exempt position.