Director of Partnership Engagement @ American Jewish University

Director of Partnership Engagement

About us: 

B’yachad Together: Spirited by AJU was launched in March 2020 to elevate individuals and communities by delivering Jewish content that is accessible, meaningful, and high quality. When the pandemic began, we anticipa,ted that individuals and communities would feel higher levels of loneliness and isolation, and that there would be a greater hunger for Jewish wisdom. Within a week of the stay-at-home orders being issued, we began to deliver original content conversations and classes meant to stimulate discussion, foster connections and transform lives. Initially geared directly to individuals and now serving 48 countries and all 50 states, our footprint is now expanding as a tool for synagogue and community-based organizations to provide custom branded digital adult education to their constituents.   

Our goals for community-based organizations are to: 

- Leverage our content to use as their own  
- Outsource digital learning technology 
- Participate in learning cohorts that expand beyond local community and audience  
- Access educators and keynote programming that would not be available on an individual basis 
- Engage with 30 active partners in our first year.   
- Expand to 80 active partners and grow platform options during year two 
Job Summary: 

AJU is looking for a Director of Partner Engagement who will act as a key link between the University and community organizations. Responsibilities will include expanding the reach of B’yachad in national and global communities by identifying, developing, cultivating and maintaining partnerships with synagogues and community-based institutions that would benefit from enhancing or creating adult digital education programs. The position requires ongoing partnership communications, increasing AJU’s visibility and awareness, and working to expand and maximize audiences.  

 Job Duties: 

- Develop and formalize models for partnerships for B’yachad platform 
- Assess client needs and present suitable product based solutions 
- Create custom strategies for existing prospects while also identifying additional leads 
- Implement engagement approach to get partnership commitment by building positive trust relationships 
- Develop and finalize all agreements and documentations  
- Steward relationships with existing partners to solicit platform feedback and incorporate ideas for continuous improvement, mutual expansion with exceptional customer service 
- Solicit feedback to create and design new partnership models 
- Generate routine management reports on key metrics of B’yachad activity 
- Work with the CIO to strategize, develop, and implement new initiatives for B’yachad and other business opportunities to expand reach and global impact 
- Monitor and analyze data and market conditions to identify AJU’s competitive advantage 
- Keep accurate records and notes of client engagement 

- Proven experience in developing partnerships with organizations 
- Knowledge of Jewish landscape including but limited to: denominations, organizations and synagogues 
- Ability to cultivate new relationships and implement new partnerships 
- Proven track record for client growth and retention  
- Excellence in customer service and emotional intelligence 
- Able to work in a collaborative team environment 
- Strong organizational skills, ability to anticipate and self-starter 
- Problem solver who can respond to the needs of partners 
- May involve some travel to different partner locations 
- Past work experience in the field of sales or account management recommended 
- 4-year college degree preferred
- Knowledge of MS Office, technology platforms and ability to speak intelligently about supported digital platforms that support the product 

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-05-27
  • Times this job has been viewed: 536 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Director, Engagement, Adult Education
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
Job Location
American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Dr
Los Angeles , California 90077


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