POSITION SUMMARY: Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, helps day schools and yeshivas understand all available government-funded programs, maximize their use of them, and administer them in the most efficient way. Teach NYS is dedicated to making day school education sustainable; one arm of the department advocates in Albany and locally for more funding, and the other arm helps schools maximize all available funding.
The position listed here will function in the Government Funding Maximization arena.
- Guide schools in securing government funding
- Research government programs available to nonpublic schools, specializing in specific programs to be assigned by Director of Government Programs
- Serve as a daily “helpdesk” for school administrators
- Prepare guidance and step-by-step instruction for schools, to be sent out individually or en masse
- Meet with targeted schools to help them implement new government programs
- Produce materials to educate school leaders about funding opportunities, in collaboration with Communications staff
- Other pertinent duties as assigned by the Director of Government Services
- Participate in meetings with school administrators and board members to assess program utilization
- Keep member schools happy, feeling served
- Make sure programs are working efficiently and school are utitlizing, through check-in phone calls, visits
- Keep meticulous notes on activity with schools
- Experience in a school office required (office manager, business office team member, grant-writer)
- Develop new program expertise in UPK and Local Law 2
- Interface with at least 15 schools per week
- Identify additional programs to research and coopt into program portfolio offered to schools.
- Assist Director of Government Services with current program work, including Title programs, NYSED programs, Homeland Security, and more.
- Seek other funding opportunities, public and private, for member schools.
- Strategic planning with Director of Government Services.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Minimum of 3-5 years professional experience; community relations, public policy, or Jewish day school experience preferred
- The following professional skills are required: excellence in writing, organization, strategic thinking, time management, and interpersonal communication
- Ability to self- motivate, prioritize, work independently and complete multiple assignments with attention to detail in fast paced, rapidly changing environment
- Dedication to the value of the Jewish community
- Accepts responsibility willingly