Jan 22, 2009 — Yeshiva University offers a leadership initiative which provides a unique opportunity for graduates of Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women and Sy Syms School of Business. Qualifying graduates of the class of 2009 will be selected to spend 11 months (August 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010) as Presidential Fellows in University and Community Leadership. Fellows will be challenged to get involved in and affect many aspects of campus life while engaged in an in-depth learning experience.
The fellows, who will be selected competitively, will be assigned to a University or college office, be mentored by a University administrator, and participate in a leadership seminar, for which they may earn up to three graduate credits per semester.
Fellows will be involved in many aspects of University operations, will be responsible for special projects and will have the opportunity to interact with University administrators, faculty, and invited academic and communal leaders. Students who are selected will receive a salary of $24,000 plus fringe benefits for the year.
During 2009-10, fellowship placements may be available in the following departments:
• Office of the President
• Office of Academic Affairs
• Office of the Vice President for University Life
• Department of Institutional Advancement
• Office of the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
• Office of the General Counsel
• Office of Communications and Public Affairs
• Office of Administrative Services
• Office of Admissions
• Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration
• Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary
• Stern College for Women Dean’s Office
• Sy Syms School of Business Dean’s Office
• Wurzweiler School of Social Work Dean’s Office
• Yeshiva College Dean’s Office
• Office of the Dean of Libraries
• Center for the Jewish Future
• Center for Ethics
• Career Development Center
• Office of Student Affairs
• Office of Athletics and Physical Education
• Yeshiva University High School for Boys
• Yeshiva University High School for Girls
• Office of Energy Programs & Sustainability
In addition to adding energy, inspiration and commitment to Yeshiva University, it is our hope that the fellows will gain skills and perspectives that will serve them well in whatever graduate or professional enterprise they choose to pursue.
Students should consider this fellowship regardless of their career objectives if they think that a year of service to the community and exposure to university administration will be of value and interest to them.