Assistant Program Director – Summer Job Openings
Drisha is looking for a talented, enthusiastic Assistant Program Director to execute core programmatic pieces of our Summer Kollel. This position will begin sometime between May 1, 2020 and June 1, 2020, depending on the availability of the candidate. It will conclude no earlier than July 31, and can potentially extend into August, also depending on the availability of the candidate. Until shortly before the beginning of the Kollel on June 29, 2020 the job will be based out of our office in New York City, near Times Square. For the duration of the program (including some time before and after), the job will be based out of our program location, the Bronfman Center at NYU.
This individual should have the following:
- Familiarity with immersive Jewish educational programming.
- Ability to quickly develop a sense of ownership and empowerment.
- A desire to connect with others in a programmatic context.
- Organizational and logistical skills.
- Proficiency with basic technologies such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Google Drive.
- Jewish text study background is a plus, but not required.
The core functions of this position are:
- Playing a central role in the core program team of our Summer Kollel.
- Directing all informal education components of the program, including but not limited to our Hesed (community service) component, Hachana Litfila, daily minyanim, and group activities.
- Interacting with participants and paying attention to each participant’s experience of the program.
- Coordinating and executing an off-site Shabbaton during the program.
- Working with the Rosh Kollel and Director of Logistics to ensure an integrated program experience for participants.
- Supervising an intern who will assist with these responsibilities.
Additionally, due to the nature of immersive programs, this job requires a significant degree of adaptability to fill various ad hoc roles that may arise unexpectedly.
This position also requires being present during all program hours, beginning each day at approximately 8:15am and running until 5:30pm, 9:00pm, or 2:00pm depending on the day of the week. This also includes one off-site Shabbaton. The salary will reflect the significant number of hours involved.
If you are interested in applying to or learning more about this position, please email Jonathan Wasserman at [email protected]