HUC-JIR seeks to fill two positions of Regional Director of Admissions and Recruitment (“the position”), one based on the Cincinnati campus and one on the New York campus. These represent two of three such positions nationally (the third based on the College’s Los Angeles campus). The Regional Director of Admissions and Recruitment is a member of the National Office of Admissions and Recruitment and reports to the Associate Provost for Enrollment and Planning, a member of HUC-JIR’s national administration. In each case, the position will also consult closely with the Dean and program directors of its respective campus.
The primary responsibility of each Regional Director position is the recruitment of students, in its respective region of the U.S., for all of HUC-JIR’s academic programs: Rabbinical Program (on all three campuses), School of Sacred Music (based in New York), Graduate School (Cincinnati), Schools of Education (Los Angeles and New York), and School of Jewish Communal Service (Los Angeles).
Each position also has significant program responsibilities in addition to direct student recruitment. For the Cincinnati position, this is oversight of all aspects of the College’s Youth Programs: learning weekends (with an implicit recruitment component) offered on each HUC-JIR campus for high-school and college students. The New York position is newly established (recruitment having been handled previously by the associate dean of the campus on a part-time basis). As a result, the additional program responsibilities of this position will be determined based on the background, strengths, and interests of the individual who is hired.
The primary admissions and recruitment responsibilities of each Regional Director are:
For the Cincinnati position, the major responsibilities vis-à-vis Youth Programs include:
The strongest candidates for the position will possess at least a master’s degree and will demonstrate extensive knowledge of HUC-JIR and the Reform Jewish Movement. Alumni of HUC-JIR programs in particular are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter as soon as possible to: Anita Rogers, Assistant to the Associate Provost, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, One West Fourth Street, New York, New York, 10012. (These materials may be submitted via e-mail, as attachments formatted in Microsoft Word, to: firstname.lastname@example.org.) Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The College reserves the right to fill both, either, or neither of the positions, depending on the suitability of candidates and the availability of funding.