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Office Manager at Drisha Institute for Jewish Education

About Drisha:

For over 40 years, Drisha has been at the forefront of cultivating advanced Torah learning that is robust and engaged. Drisha continues to pioneer opportunities in women’s learning. Its High School Program for Girls offers an unparalleled intensive engagement with Torah, setting its thirty years of alumnae on a path of lifelong learning. Two years ago, Drisha launched Yeshivat Drisha in Israel, a full time, intensive setting for women to study Torah at the highest levels. The Drisha Kollel and other programs have served as places where Jews of all different backgrounds and commitments come together over learning, bringing their full selves to study Torah together. Drisha regularly offers a wide variety of classes to the community at large, for many years situated in the Upper West Side of New York. Pivoting along with the global transition to Zoom in recent months, Drisha has embraced the opportunity to spread high-level Torah on virtual platforms across the world.

Office Manager Job Responsibilities:
  • Supports Drisha’s US operations and its staff by maintaining office systems and ensuring efficient processes.
  • Maintains office services by organizing office operations and procedures, supporting payroll preparation, controlling correspondence (including answering phones and emails), paying bills, designing filing systems, and reviewing and approving supply requisitions, as necessary.
  • Participates in training, hiring, and supervising support staff for Drisha seasonal programs.
  • In communication with our web team, manages the “back end” of Drisha’s website, setting up classes and managing information.
  • Provides historical reference by defining procedures for retention, protection, retrieval, transfer, and disposal of records.
  • Maintains office efficiency by planning and implementing office systems and equipment procurement.
  • Keeps management informed by reviewing and analyzing special reports; summarizing information; identifying trends.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Work Hours & Benefits

This is a full time position, with salary at around $50,000 a year and health care benefits. Will work from NYC office three days a week, with work-from home option remainder of the week. Off for Jewish holidays, and standard vacation and sick days.

Requisite Qualifications, Skills, and Capabilities:
  • Supply management
  • Communication skills
  • Basic Hebrew language proficiency
  • Tracking budget expenses
  • Time Management
  • Proficiency in WordPress and Zoom
  • Scheduling
  • Delegation
  • Staffing
  • Managing processes
  • Supervision and necessary training of part-time staff
  • Promoting process improvement
  • Reporting skills
Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
  • College degree, at least one year in traditional Torah learning environment.
  • Two to three years’ experience in an office manager setting
  • Proficiency with office software
To Apply:

Qualified applicants will submit an application to [email protected], including a resume and cover letter.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

PART TIME / SEASONAL POSITIONS

The Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha Summer High School Program

The Dr. Beth Samuels Drisha Summer High School Program seeks qualified candidates for Madricha (2 positions), Rakezet (1),  Shoelet U’Meshiva (1), Babysitter (1) and Food Coordinator (1) for this coming summer.

The program runs June 22 – July 22, 2021. Prior to the program, staff will work on planning and will attend orientation on June 20 and 21. This summer our program will run at the Labadorf Learning Center in West Milford, NJ. Madrichot, Rakezet, Shoelet U’Meshiva and babysitter should expect to live on-site for the entirety of the program and adhere strictly to Covid-safety precautions. 

Applicants may send a cover letter and CV to the program Director, Rabbanit Leah Sarna at [email protected].  For more information about the program, please visit www.drisha.org/highschool.

Madricha Job Description

Madrichot are women responsible for the wellbeing of all participants as well as planning and implementing all extracurricular activities. This includes shabbat programming, night activities, dorm life, supervision and the general well-being of our students. Madrichot are also strongly encouraged to learn with and take part in life in the beit midrash with the girls. 

Qualifications:
  • Warm, friendly, caring individual who enjoys working with teenagers
  • Must have completed at least one year of university
  • Creative, energetic, organized and able to stay calm under pressure
  • Experience planning and executing programmatic ideas
  • Experience working with teenage girls and a strong background in Jewish texts a plus
Pay:

Madrichot are paid $1500 in addition to housing and food for the duration of the program. Madrichot who take on additional teaching responsibilities might be compensated additionally.  

Rakezet Job Description

The Rakezet acts as head Madricha and ultimately responsible for all programming outside of the beit midrash including tefillot, shabbat programming, night activities, dorm life, supervision and the general well-being of our students. The Rakezet is also strongly encouraged to learn with and take part in life in the beit midrash with the girls. 

Qualifications:
  • Warm, friendly, caring individual 
  • Must have completed at least three years of university
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Leadership experience, must work well with others
  • Experience working with teenage girls and a strong background in Jewish texts a plus
Pay:

The Rakezet is paid $2500 in addition to housing and food for the duration of the program.  

Shoelet U'Meshiva Job Description

The Shoelet u’Meshiva is present in the beit midrash and offers guidance and support to our students during havruta time. 

Qualifications:
  • Strong background in Jewish texts, particularly Talmud
  • Comfortable navigating a beit midrash
  • Patient and warm individual
  • Must have completed university and spent at least one year learning full-time post college. 
Pay:

The Shoelet u’Meshiva is paid $2000 in addition to housing and food for the duration of the program. The Shoelet u’Meshiva might take on additional teaching responsibilities and be compensated additionally.    

Babysitter Job Description

The babysitter will be responsible for taking care of 1-2 young toddlers whose parents are staff members in the program. The babysitter will live on site and be welcome in the beit midrash and programming during naptimes and evenings. This is a perfect job for a young woman who loves small children and will enjoy being in a learning environment. Dates for this position are June 22-July 22. 

Qualifications:
  • Experience with small children including feeding, diaper changing and keeping safe in the sun.
  • Creative, positive attitude
  • Exceptionally responsible and communicative 
Pay:

The babysitter will be paid $1000 in addition to housing and food for the duration of the program.

Food Coordinator Job Description

The food coordinator ensures that all participants in the program have access to healthy and delicious meals three times a day plus snacks. The food coordinator will be in charge of menu planning, ordering food and supplies, sticking to and keeping careful track of a budget, and making sure that the kitchen is kashered and kept meticulously clean to avoid issues with animals or bugs. The food coordinator will be expected to be strictly covid-conscious (possibly including regular temperature-taking and testing if not vaccinated, etc) but will not be part of the program’s covid-bubble and will not have housing with the program. The full program runs June 22-July 22, the food coordinator will oversee the kashering of the kitchen on or before June 20 and provide food for staff orientation on June 20-22 in addition to full food for the duration of the program.

Qualifications:
  • Experience preparing delicious kosher food and being mindful of allergies and food preferences such as vegan and gluten free
  • Experience in the kosher food industry including preparing food for Shabbat and overseeing the kashering of an industrial kitchen
  • Experience sourcing budget-friendly and healthy food and food preparation materials
  • Knowledgeable about food safety
  • Must be licensed to drive, insured and have access to a vehicle 
Pay:

The food coordinator will be paid $4000

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