Program Manager, Gemara Bootcamp

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Department: RIETS
Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY
Categories: Education/Teaching

Position Summary:       

The Program Manager of the Gemara Bootcamp will oversee all aspects of the Gemara Bootcamp program including: recruiting, advertising, fundraising, registration, course creating and teaching, as well as programming logistics.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing and Managing program advertisement and expansion: Creating Flyers, Disseminating Flyers via Email, Tweaking YU Website as program develops
    • Providing lingo and layout of Flyers
    • Emailing back and forth with changes
    • Discussing logistics/strategy
    • Reviewing data generated by advertising
    • Discussing necessary tweaks to website and determining appropriate lingo/layout for website
    • Brainstorming to expand/improve program
  • Communication with Prospective Registrants and Current Registrants
    • Responding to emails/texts/calls with questions regarding the course
    • Setting up Zoom Meetings with every Prospective Student that requests to meet before the course
    • Setting up and Confirming Zoom Meetings with Current Students that requests to meet while the course is in session
    • Meeting with Students
    • Reaching out to current students half-way through the course to touch base
    • Responding to emails from current students throughout the course with questions on Gemara or logistics
  • Overseeing and Managing Course Registration and Payment
    • Creating Registration Forms and modifying as needed for each new session
    • Overseeing registrants
    • Emailing registrants to inform that their registration has been received
    • Doing Background Checks when necessary
    • Monitoring enrollment numbers to determine possible glitches in advertisement and propose solutions
    • Monitoring and Managing Payment – monitoring who has paid, responding to emails regarding payment issues, scholarships, refunds, and collaborating with Finance Department to make sure issue is resolved
  • Course Logistics and Teaching the Course
    • Determining days/times for course to meet
    • Creating final class roster with contact info
    • Emailing students with the course days/times and all necessary course information for course
    • Preparing Course Learning Materials
    • Creating a Gemara Skill-Building Curriculum
    • Preparing Sources as PDFs to be sent out to the class before each lesson
    • Creating exercises/drills
    • Teaching over Zoom 4 times per week for 1hr. 30 min. – 2 hrs. (twice in Mornings, and twice in evenings), or as needed
    • 1 hr. 15 min. for teaching information and 15-45 minutes for answering questions after each lesson is finished.
    • Pairing up GBC students with YU Semicha Fellows Chavrusos
    • Selecting appropriate YU Semicha Fellows to be paired with Baalebatim
    • Contacting YU Semicha Fellows to determine availability/interest
    • Offering/Encouraging Baalebatim to learn with a Chavrusah (over Zoom, email, in course, etc.)
    • Determining which Baalebatim are interested in being paired with a Chavrusah, determining Baalebas’ availability, and determining which YU Semicha Fellow is appropriate/available for each Baalebas.
    • Connecting Baalebas with Semicha Fellow chavrusah (via email or Zoom)

Experience & Educational Background:

  • 3+ years of teaching Talmud
  • Bachelor's Degree and Rabbinic Ordination
  • Previous experience working with and teaching high school students

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multitask several projects at the same time
  • Strong writing and speaking skills

About Us:        

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:           

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.


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