Campus Operations Manager

Hebrew Union College | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Posted Date 11/18/2022

About Hebrew Union College: Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism.

HUC-JIR educates leaders for service to American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, experts in Jewish education, and Jewish nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate degree programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise renowned library, archive, and museum collections, biblical archaeology excavations, and academic publications. HUC-JIR invites the community to an array of cultural and educational programs that illuminate Jewish identity, history, and contemporary creativity, and foster interfaith and multiethnic understanding.


HUC Employee Benefits: Hebrew Union College recognizes employees as one of the most valuable assets to the success of the college. That is why we make it our highest priority to offer a competitive benefits package. Some of those benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance, Long Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Plan -403b
  • Paid National and Jewish Holidays
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Day
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Tuition Remission
  • Employee Assistance Program

Core Values

Employees are expected to model Hebrew Union College’s Core Values:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Kindness and Decency
  • Openness and Transparency
  • Responsible Empowerment
  • Trust and Security
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Position Summary

The Operations Manager is a member of the campus leadership team. The manager plays a key role in organizing, managing, and supervising the functions of the campus; taking operational responsibility for the common spaces both interior and exterior to the building, facilitating the experience of the support staff, coordinating mail collection and distribution; serving as a human resource representative of the National Administration; sharing responsibility for the rental of collaboratively planning and facilitating School and faculty events including Graduation and Ordination; helping coordinate allocations of program space; handling Campus services, utilities and internal staffing changes; and promoting a collegial, inclusive culture of learning on campus for staff, faculty, and students.

In managing building operations, the Operations Manager will need to partner effectively with the many stakeholders of the College-Institute including administrators, staff, faculty and student leaders to coordinate the use and maintenance of the campus building and support the staff who create and implement student programming and educational opportunities as well as serve responsibly as a representative of the Los Angeles Campus with local, city and other institutional partners. The Operations Manager position serves as administrative liaison between the staff, campus administration and the national administration’s oversight of Clery Reporting, ADA compliance and adherence to National policies.


The position reports directly to the dean of the campus and works in partnership with the school directors and the facilities supervisor, to ensure the Jack H. Skirball Campus’ successful pursuit of its mission, in the spirit of collegiality and common purpose.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Executive Committee on Operations (ECO)
    1. Partner with Facilities Supervisor in community communication
    2. Attend staff meetings
    3. Liaise between staff and dean
  2. Calendar
    1. Support the maintenance and continuity of campus calendar
    2. Help to realize the support needs of the program calendar, in terms of space allocation, parking services, coordination of supplies, catering, laundry services, and timing, in coordination with school directors, the dean, and/or director of student life
    3. Present operations calendar to directors annually for consideration and approval
    4. Plan and execute the support needed for all campus-wide programming throughout the year
  3. Budget
    1. Collaborate with dean on annual budget
    2. Collaborate with the Facilities Supervisor and outside contractors for campus needs and services
  4. Staff and Faculty life
    1. Regular meetings with campus administrative and building leadership
    2. Maintains communication and collaborates with national administrators on human resource, ADA and Clery Reporting concerns
    3. Collaborate directly with the national director of human resources
  5. Major events
    1. Support the management and execution of graduation and ordination exercises
    2. Serve as liaison with University of Southern California, LAFD, and LAPD as well as other LA City Offices as related to the operations of the exterior spaces (including the parking lot) and the interior spaces of the building and the management of the use of those spaces outside vendors
  6. Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications


  • BA preferred MA or other advanced degrees welcomed


  • 5-7 years in an academic, educational, or nonprofit setting

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • The successful candidate must demonstrate a track record of organizational leadership and superior interpersonal relations. Much of the work listed as responsibilities in fact depends on setting a tone of communicativeness and trust.


  • Microsoft Suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook Calendar

Supervisory Requirements

  • Ability to collaborate with a team to organize, plan, and prioritize work by developing specific goals and plans
  • Ability to listen to staff in order to help guide them to the best resources for academic, DEI, ADA or Title IX consultations
  • Ability to develop and build function teams among the students, working toward the same goals, such as designing the annual retreat

Equal Employment Opportunity

Full Time
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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