Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership Accepting Applications for Fourth Year

Jan 22, 2007 — Information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, January 31, in the Levy Commons on the Beren Campus, and Thursday, Feb. 1, in the Belfer Hall Sky Cafe on the Wilf Campus for Yeshiva University seniors interested in the Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership.

Now preparing for its fourth year, the Presidential Fellows program is part of a broader effort to train top graduates at the university and expand YU’s service to the Jewish community. The Fellows are chosen after an intense screening process based on their academic performance, leadership potential, and concern for the Jewish community. Each fellow will work with a senior administrator, who will serve as a mentor. Fellows will also participate in a leadership seminar for which they receive graduate credit.

The Presidential Fellowship in University and Community Leadership provides graduates of Yeshiva College, Stern College for Women, and Sy Syms School of Business with an opportunity to give back to their alma mater. Applications are available here. Yeshiva University undergraduates who will have completed all degree requirements by June 2007 are encouraged to apply.

“The program takes our top graduates behind the scenes of the institution they have come to know so well as students,” said President Richard M. Joel, who conceived of the program. “My intention is to inspire these young people to develop leadership skills while drawing on their valuable experience as students.”

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. Fellows receive a salary of $24,000 plus benefits for the year.

During 2007-08, Fellowships may be available in the following departments:
• Office of the President, Chief of Staff
• Office of the Vice President for University Life
• Department of Institutional Advancement
• Office of Communications and Public Affairs
• Office of Admissions
• Office of Administrative Services
• Human Resources Department
• Office of Purchasing and Materials Management
• Center for the Jewish Future
• 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 Athletics and Physical Education
• Office of the Dean of Libraries
• Office of Student Affairs
• Office of University Housing
• Yeshiva University High School for Boys
• Yeshiva University High School for Girls
• Yeshiva University Museum

“Students should consider the Fellowship if they think that a year of service to the community and exposure to university administration will be of value and interest to them, regardless of their career objectives,” said Rabbi Josh Joseph, President Joel’s Chief of Staff and director of the Fellowship program.

For more details about the fellowship placements available, click here. For more information please contact Elysia Stein, Fellowship coordinator, at presidentialfellows@yu.edu or 212-960-5217.

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