Director of Partnership Engagement @ American Jewish University

Director of Partnership Engagement

B’yachad Together: Spirited by American Jewish University 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 anticipated 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 
Generating routine management reports on key metrics of B’yachad activity 
Working 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 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 
Knowledge of MS Office, technology platforms and ability to speak intelligently about supported digital platforms that support the product 


Salary Range: Up to $100,000/year
Attractive benefit package includes: vacation, paid sick, medical, dental, vision, LTD, Life, retirement savings, employee assistance program, early Friday closures and Jewish and secular paid holidays.

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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
  • Other Benefits: Tuition remission
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-07-28
  • Times this job has been viewed: 653 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Community Outreach, Director, Director of Community Engagement
  • Organization Type: University, Education & Schools, Other
Job Location
American Jewish University
15600 Mulholland Dr
Los Angeles , California 90077


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