American Jewish University

  • CA


15600 Mulholland Drive
Los Angeles
United States

About Us

American Jewish University is seeking a Director, Business and Administration Services


The Director, Business and Administration policy is a position that offers interesting challenges and significant opportunities for growth. The ideal candidate is most likely a person who has the following qualifications: a) has worked for several years in the management of a small to mid-size for-profit enterprise; b) has garnered diverse experience in the areas of both finance and human resources; and c) is now interested in moving into the nonprofit sector. However, we are also open to the possibility of hiring an energetic, early career person with an appropriate educational background who is interested in expanding his/her skills in the areas of finance, human resources and technology. It is understood that the Director will undertake increasing managerial responsibilities over time. The assumption of additional responsibilities will be accompanied by a commensurate advancement in salary and position. The Director, Business and Administration Services reports to and works directly with the Vice President for Finance, Administration and Technology on projects in the areas of Human Resources, Finance (accounting, annual audit, internal controls), Compliance, Investment Management, Student Financial Services, Campus Technology, Risk Management and Legal.

AJU offers a very congenial work environment and a highly competitive benefits package. We value and appreciate the fact that all of our employees make it possible for our students and others to benefit from AJU’s diverse educational and cultural programs.

The following are examples of tasks that the Director will undertake in partnership with the Vice President. In time, some of these tasks will become the direct responsibility of the Director

Human Resources : Manage Human Resources unit and operations, responsible for compliance with state and federal regulations, employee training, evaluations and discipline procedures

Budget: Work closely with the Vice President in developing and monitoring the annual operational and capital budgets including reconciliations. Perform financial analyses and projections as needed

Accounting: Work with the Vice President on the development of policies and procedures to ensure internal controls, improve processes and compliance with governmental regulations, Remain current on all FASB and GAAP regulations

Audit: Work with the Vice President during the various audit processes

Investments: Work with the Vice President in the preparation of reports related to investments, work with the Vice President in the implementation of investment committee decisions

Risk Management: Participate in the development, implementation and enforcement of policies and procedures in the areas of finance, budgets, accounting, human resources and technology. Communicate with other departments regarding policies, procedures to ensure compliance with federal and state laws; participate in the analysis of the different insurance policies and with needs assessment; participate in arranging required training for staff and supervisors to minimize risk.


1.   Appropriate university degree in a relevant area, MBA preferred

2.   Hands-on experience in the areas indicated in the job description

3.   Familiarity with software normally associated with the areas described above

4.   Demonstrated ability to exercise independent and professional judgment

5.   Strong presentation, problem solving and critical thinking skills

6.   Strong planning and project management skills

7.   Ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations verbally and in writing

8.   Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff

Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

The American Jewish University is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. University policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, marital status, age (over 40), national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws. All such discrimination is unlawful.

Job Type: Full-time