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
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.
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.