Yeshiva University Museum (YUM) is dedicated to the presentation and interpretation of the artistic and cultural achievements of Jewish life. The Museum is distinguished by its wide-ranging and intellectually rigorous exhibitions and, as the cultural arm of Yeshiva University (YU), by its strong educational mission. As a partner in the thriving Center for Jewish History (CJH) and a participant in New York's lively downtown cultural scene, Yeshiva University Museum, located at 15 West 16th Street, in the Union Square/Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, makes a distinctive and important contribution to Jewish life and to the world of culture and the arts.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. We are a leading global educational institution that employs over 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to bring wisdom to life through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year.
Yeshiva University Museum has an exciting position available for a development professional to strengthen and lead the fundraising activities of the museum. YUM seeks a dynamic, skilled and dedicated individual to serve as the Development and External Relations Officer (DERO). The DERO will drive the museum's development agenda as part of a collaborative and interdisciplinary team. S/he will guide all aspects of institutional advancement, including donor cultivation, stewardship and event-based and seasonal solicitations, and for overseeing and strengthening YUM's membership programs. The incumbent will create a fundraising plan that increases revenues to support the organization. The DERO will participate in setting short- and long-term goals and priorities, working with the Museum Director and Board to help ensure their successful fulfillment. S/he will manage the Museum's general membership program, helping to grow and broaden the Museum's community and its presence in New York and beyond. As part of the Institutional Advancement Department of Yeshiva University (YU), the DERO regularly participates in University meetings and will have administrative, research and advisory support.