Description of the Position:
The Department of Community Engagement offers educational and professional development programming to the broader public beyond the community of matriculated JTS students, enabling JTS to serve as a leading educational voice and resource for the Conservative movement and the vital religious center of North American Jewry. The Department has plans for significant growth in its activities including a new focus on outreach to Jewish millennials.
The Program Assistant will be working with Community Engagement staff on a range of programs including online learning platforms, JTS’s educational programming both inside and outside of 3080 Broadway, and the research, development and implementation of new initiatives to bring Jewish learning to the millennial generation. The Program Assistant will help to execute and continually improve compelling and substantive programs that bring 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.
The ideal candidate works independently, managing several long-term projects and performing a wide range of administrative and clerical duties to support the unit. He/she communicates with, and provides services to, a wide range of internal and external contacts. Anticipates and resolves problems; updates supervisor on status of projects.
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