Yiddish Coordinator

Position Overview

The responsibilities of the Yiddish Coordinator is to provide overall administrative assistance to the Director of Yiddish Programming and to support the various functions of the Yiddish Department.  This includes but is not limited to registration and bookselling for Yiddish students; sitting in and troubleshooting  online Yiddish classes; providing support for in-person Yiddish classes; supporting Yiddish programs for the Workers Circle schools, handling administrative functions (including registrations) and being on-site in Hopewell Junction for Trip to Yiddishland; and ad hoc Yiddish-related programs and needs as they arise. He/she will also initiate in coordination with appropriate Workers Circle staff as well as the Director of Yiddish Programs, Yiddish program-related marketing materials and will develop and maintain a coherent and easily accessible catalogue of teaching materials.

Days and Hours: Full-Time: Five days a week and occasional meeting/event-related evenings or weekends

Note: This is a non-union position. This position pays overtime.

Requirements:  Fluent in Yiddish and/or the ability to teach Yiddish a plus.

Supervisor(s):  This position reports to the Director of Yiddish Programs and the Operations Manager.

Specific tasks include:

> Maintaining accurate lists of students and managing the registration process
> Sending out invitations when needed for all online classes
> Monitoring all class recordings for quality and coordinate needed corrections with online provider
> Provide backup assistance, as needed, for audio and video quality and coordinating with service provider as needed; assist in training students to use the online system
> Developing and maintaining a coherent filing system for all teaching materials (both online and hard copy)
> Assuring that sufficient hard copy materials needed for in-person classes are ready and in excellent readable condition
> Managing all administrative aspects of Trip to Yiddishland, including coordination with WC marketing staff, registration, responding to inquiries, preparation of materials
> Providing support during Trip to Yiddishland on-site at Circle Lodge
> Will develop a yearly Yiddish event calendar to be included with WC Event Calendar
> In collaboration with appropriate staff (communications and education staff), initiate (not execute) materials and communications for Yiddish programs for WC schools, Yiddishland, any other Yiddish-related programs
> Covering reception for evening classes as necessary

This position requires 1-2 years or more of experience.