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Dean of Academic Affairs

Yeshivat Maharat is seeking an experienced educational administrator to serve as our Dean of Academic Affairs, responsible for a seamless operation of all Maharat programs.  This position will report to the Rosh Ha-Yeshiva, and will work closely with the rest of the senior leadership team as well: the Chief Operating Officer, Dean of Students and President.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Maintains and implements the organizational elements that affect the academic programs (including Core Semikha, Beit Midrash and Advanced Track):

    • Create the academic calendar for all programs in coordination with program directors and operations associate, ensuring smooth integration of the ongoing programmatic schedule for all the different programs

    • Effectuate the integration of all students in all programs to create cohesive student body

    • Assist in development and implementation of a program delivery structure that caters to the diverse backgrounds and meets the needs and interests of all entering students and the communities they will serve

    • Collaborate with Rosh HaYeshiva to establish academic standards for both students and faculty

    • Ensure regular student assessments occur

    • Support the build out of new distance-learning components of the curriculum, including hybrid, synchronous and asynchronous components

    • Support faculty

    • Adjudicate processes for students not meeting Maharat’s expectations

    • Collaborate with Rosh Yeshiva to update and implement our student handbook

  • Collaborates across programs to ensure alignment of admissions criteria to meet standards

  • Collaborate with Director of Admissions to ensure that the curricula meet the needs of the diverse student body we seek to recruit

    • Ensures the appropriate resources for hybrid learning

    • Plans training for faculty where appropriate

  • Collaborate with non-faculty/administrative employees including:

    • Director of Recruitment and Admissions

    • Director of Marketing and Communications and Alumnae Affairs

    • Academic Operations

  • May include some teaching as part of the regular schedule

  • Supervise the launch of our Center for Lived Torah 

 

Requirements

  • Advanced degree, preferably in administration, education, or ordination

  • Experience in and knowledge of Jewish education and/or higher education

  • Strong organizational and management skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with Salesforce or other CRM system preferred but not required

  • A professional, flexible, entrepreneurial and resourceful attitude

  • Ability to take initiative and work both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to set strategy, and to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and projects

 

Salary and benefits

This is a full time position with excellent benefits that include health insurance (medical, dental, vision), 403(b), paid vacation and sick time, and time off for major Jewish and US holidays.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience; salary range is available upon request.  Position is located in Riverdale, New York.

 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@yeshivatmaharat.org with “Dean of Academic Affairs” in the subject line.

 

Yeshivat Maharat is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

About Yeshivat Maharat

Founded in 2009, Yeshivat Maharat is the first institution to ordain Orthodox women as members of the clergy.  Maharat’s vision is a world in which Jewish communities are educated, dynamic and relevant, where diverse and impactful leaders inspire Jews to live spiritually engaged lives.  Our mission is to educate, ordain and invest in trailblazing Orthodox women who model a dynamic and meaningful Judaism to inspire individuals and transform communities.  For more information about Maharat, please visit our website at www.yeshivatmaharat.org