About Yavneh

Yavneh, the student leadership arm of OU-JLIC, recruits, trains, and mentors a network of
talented, passionate student leaders to create Jewish life and community on campuses around
the world. Since its inception in 2017, Yavneh has supported more than 400 fellows on over 70
campuses. (https://www.yavnehoncampus.org)
Yavneh’s mission is to develop student leadership on campuses nationwide by …
● Encouraging students to invest in their campus communities and beyond
● Fostering student leadership and providing those leaders with the resources they need
to develop and maintain Jewish religious programming on campus
● Facilitating a national/global network of Orthodox campus leaders to foster inter-campus
cooperation in the Jewish community
● Supporting initiatives for shabbat life, kosher food, and Jewish learning opportunities for
all skill sets on campuses nationwide
… with the goal of creating sustainable Orthodox Jewish life.

Job Responsibilities/Duties/Expectations
● Develop, strengthen and implement Torah curriculum for Yavneh movement
● Teach Torah to students on a weekly basis – big groups, individually, etc.
● Work with students one-on-one or in small groups to support their Torah programs on
● Support pre existing Yavneh Torah programs and help develop new ones
○ Torah Initiatives Committee, 25 for 25, Yedid Nefesh, etc.
● Act as the Yavneh Rebbe and mentor students at this stage of life
● Travel
○ Visit campuses to meet Yavneh fellows in person, teach Shiurim
○ Attend Yavneh in person mandatory programs
■ Fall Shabbaton in September, Israel Conference in Late November,
Spring Regional Shabbaton in Feb/March, Staff Retreat in May
○ Mostly local visits depending on your location, however intercity travel is also
expected once or twice per month.
○ Possible travel to Israel for spring recruitment, summer or winter break programs
● Recruit for Yavneh programs
● Plan and execute logistical work and event planning like shabbatonim, campus
programs, leadership retreats
● Work closely with JLIC couples to run programs and support students
● Work as a team with Yavneh staff on overall program, supporting daily operations,
reporting directly to Associate Director
Qualifications/What We Are Looking For
● A bachelor’s degree and a broad, advanced Torah learning background (Semikha –
completed or anticipated – from a reputable Yeshiva/Kollel is strongly preferred)
● Relevant past experience in leadership development, education, camp, recruitment,
sales, or college leadership
● Demonstrated teaching ability
● Understand and value student leadership, empowerment, and community & movement
building with emphasis through Torah
● A strong entrepreneurial spirit – have hustle, follow through, get-up-and-go mentality
● Can work independently while also acting as a team player with Yavneh staff
● Confidence working with students, supporting their ideas, and comfortable putting
yourself out there
● Willingness to grow and develop on the job, be mentored by Yavneh directors
● Detailed orientated when planning and executing daily task and long term projects
● Must be able to organize your personal schedule, and keep track of your calendar
● Have to be able and willing to travel for campus visits twice per month and travel to
Israel 0-3 times per year
● Are flexible, able to move forward and willing to go with the flow with partners
● Must have a driver’s license
● Knowledge of or the ability to learn data systems (G Suite, Outlook)
Location: Hybrid role depending on location – option for NYC based office, but can be located in
Philadelphia, DC, NYC, Boston

(Salary Range: $50k-65k)