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 and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Under the direction of the Associate Director, fulfills daily requests for audiovisual and media services to support Law School classes and events. Supports emerging media services initiatives. Provides student computing support. Helps update content for the website and the institutional repository.
Set up equipment in classrooms (and other spaces throughout the campus), including cameras, microphones, mixers, computers, and any other external appliances to support presentations or record events. Troubleshoot minor issues. Report problems with hardware and software
Assist in the maintenance and replacement of equipment in classroom and event spaces, including but not limited to projectors, computers, and other audiovisual equipment
Assist in the maintenance of the audiovisual appointments calendar for the Law School. Respond to inquiries from faculty, staff, and students in a timely fashion. Act as primary lead for classroom support
Provide direct technical support to faculty, staff, and students in the use of multimedia. Under the direction of the Associate Director, provide training
May assist with performing routine testing and evaluation of audiovisual/computing equipment and related software. Troubleshoot and interface with vendors, as assigned
At the request of the Associate Director, perform basic research and analysis on equipment purchases
Media Services Duties
Support conference calls and video conferencing, including hardware and software issues
Assist with basic post-production work on recordings. Edit audio and video recordings. Reproduce recorded events in various audio and video formats
Support media services spaces and podcasting/short video efforts of faculty, staff, and students. Assist in the production and basic editing of podcasts and video content
Provide hardware and software assistance to students. Provide support for exams three times per year
Assist with basic website support. Provide programming and computing support for the website, the Library's institutional repository, and other projects, as needed. Support library duplication and preservation equipment and assist in troubleshooting library computers
Takes direction from the Associate Director about priorities, overall direction and specific projects and activities not part of the routine daily assignment cycle. Serves more than 1,000 students and 90 or more full-time and adjunct faculty. Communicates with Special Events, Communications, and Facilities staff. 18 spaces in the Law School are media ready; three of those spaces have built-in recording equipment; in other spaces, recording equipment is assembled as needed
Experience and Educational Background:
Experience with maintaining and changing classroom equipment is desired
Multimedia certification or training is desired
Experience troubleshooting hardware and software issues for a variety of technology is required
Experience with video production or multimedia support is required
Experience in audio/video editing is required
Skills and Competencies:
Reliable and detail-orientated
Exceptional customer service skills and orientation. Able to handle pressure gracefully
Strong technical skills. Active interest in and curiosity about technology
Strong communication skills and ability to effectively and clearly communicate in writing to faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders
Demonstrate problem solving skills
Effective interpersonal oral and written communication skills
easily adapt to changing technologies and priorities
multi-task and maintain professionalism and collegiality
work in an atmosphere of collaboration and team work
work effectively alone and as part of a team
be flexible with work hours (both morning and evening), especially during the fall and spring semesters
climb ladders to maintain ceiling mounted equipment and lift, carry and assemble audio/visual equipment
Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.