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Program Assistant

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YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

New York City, NY

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Program Assistant

Job Description:

Full-Time Program Assistant

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, a growing educational and cultural organization with the world’s foremost archives and library devoted to the history and culture of East European Jewry seeks a full-time Program Assistant to support the work of the public programs, education, exhibitions, and digital initiatives departments, with a particular focus on YIVO’s Shine Online Educational Series, a new initiative of online courses highlighting YIVO’s archival materials.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Manageonline educational series: keep up-to-date records of course registration, monitor activity on the class discussion board, ensure the delivery of course premium content, and provide technical assistance to users. Provide assistance in launching new courses in the online series, including building the course website.

Collect information from scholars, lecturers, instructors, and performers for use in publicity and printed programs

Submit invoices to Accounts Payable and track payments to vendors and participants in programs and projects

Assist in the scheduling and setup of classes and programs

Manage YIVO’s general email mailbox and take box office requests by email and phone

Assist in the compilation of statistics re visitors to websites, social media, and participants in programs

Assist with curating content for social media


Bachelors Degree. (BA)

Proficiency with Excel and other Office applications. Skilled use of a PC.

Ability to multitask.

Good math and writing skills.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Experience working in an office.

Ability to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.

Ability to handle and resolve recurring problems in a timely manner.

Knowledge of HTML a plus.


Previous administrative assistant and online helpdesk experience preferred.

Generous benefit package

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YIVO Institute for Jewish Research

Start Date:

Thu, 03/16/2017

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New York

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