American Jewish University (AJU) is a thriving center of Jewish resources and talent built upon the mission of Jewish learning, culture, ethics, leadership, and peoplehood.
AJU is more than a university, and it serves a wide array of publics, from undergraduate, rabbinical, and graduate students to children aged eight to 16 and adult learners. The University is comprised of academic programs, a large and respected continuing studies operation including a nationally renowned digital platform, a day and overnight camp, and the largest introduction-to-Judaism program in North America. AJU advances and elevates the Jewish journey of individuals, organizations, and its community through excellence in scholarship, teaching, engaged conversation, and outreach. The AJU is not aligned with a specific Jewish denomination with the exception of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, which educates rabbis within the Conservative Movement.
AJU seeks a Senior Director of Advancement to execute a new dynamic strategic vision and play a vital role in a soon-to-be-announced comprehensive campaign. The University seeks an individual with substantial fundraising and leadership experience who has built prospect pipelines during times of momentous change working in partnership with key leadership to raise philanthropic support and personal engagement. This position will report to the Vice President of Advancement and work in partnership with University Deans and other senior staff. Sensitivity to history and culture, entrepreneurship, and decisiveness, as well as unquestioned integrity, are absolutely required.