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Founded in 1921 and located in Newton Centre, Mass., Hebrew College promotes excellence in Jewish learning and leadership within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, intellectual rigor, personal engagement and spiritual creativity. Its programs include a rabbinical school, a school of Jewish music, a school of Jewish education, graduate degrees and courses in Jewish studies; community education for adult learners; and a supplemental Hebrew high school and middle school.

Nondiscrimination Policy

At Hebrew College, we work to create an open atmosphere of trust, honesty and respect. Harassment or discrimination of any kind — including that involving race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship, mental or physical disabilities, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other similarly protected status — is unacceptable. This principle applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, transfer, promotion, layoff, recall, termination and other terms and conditions of employment.

The following positions are currently available at Hebrew College:

Annual Fund Director,
Office of Institutional Advancement 
 
Development Officer
 
Assistant Editor
 
Associate Director, Learning Circles
 
Recruitment Coordinator, Prozdor and Hevruta 
 
Student Accounts/Payroll Clerk 
 
Part Time Accounting Associate 
 

Annual Fund Director, Office of Institutional Advancement 

Job Profile Summary

This position is responsible for the planning
and implementing of a comprehensive annual giving program, and for the direct
solicitation of gifts at Hebrew College with special emphasis on fundraising
for the Rabbinical School. Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional
Advancement, the Senior Fundraiser is responsible for:

  • Leading the annual campaign including the building
    of a fundraising schedule comprising of all methods of solicitation
    (personal, mail, telephone, electronic media) 
  • Responsible for all annual campaign material
    including solicitation letters and thank-you letters
  • Leading in the preparation of material for the
    Annual Report including annual Honor Roll of Donors
  • Facilitating new donor cultivation for annual giving
    donors
  • Responsible for new donor stewardship program
  • Working with the communications manager to design
    and facilitate an effective communications strategy for annual giving, cultivation
    and stewardship
  • Cultivating
    and soliciting prospective donors including the managing of a portfolio of
    25 donors ranging from $1,000 to $25,000
  • Ensuring
    that the database of donors is unified and accurate including list related
    content for annual Honor Roll of Donors
  • Overseeing
    the database reporting of activities of the Advancement department

Education:

Bachelor's Degree required with Master’s Degree preferred

Knowledge of Jewish community required

Minimum Experience/Training:

Five years in relevant fund-raising or sales experience preferably in a non-profit environment, and three years of management experience.

Proven effective and progressive experience in:

  • Facilitating annual giving goals and programs
  • Managing and implementing direct fundraising solicitations
  • Effectively using database information to
    plan, facilitate and evaluate programs
  • Collaborating with colleagues
  • Managing time resources
  • Effective communication skills (writing and
    presentation) 

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, executes, and evaluates strategies to reach donor goals for annual
    giving. 
  • Works with communications team to execute comprehensive annual calendar.
  • Works with stewardship team to facilitate plan focused on engagement and retention.
  • Works with database software team to facilitate planning, execution and evaluation.
  • Manages prospect pool for annual gifts.  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The Annual Fund Director must have demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in the fundamental basics of annual
giving including programming, donor cultivation, donor engagement, solicitation and stewardship.

Proven ability and drive to achieve ambitious fundraising goals; demonstrated track record of building strong donor relationships and closing gifts; ability to establish creditability and confidence with stakeholders.

The Annual Fund Director must be effective
in planning and executing all forms of programming and communication (events, direct mail, telephone, volunteer management, personal solicitation, social media, electronic solicitation, database management and data-mining.

 Extensive functional knowledge and
expertise in all aspects of own and related areas of the College, and pertinent
interdependencies

Strong negotiation skills and ability to
reach mutual points of agreement and benefit among peers and colleagues

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Development Officer

Job Profile Summary

Hebrew College, one of the nation’s leading providers of Jewish education, has a position available for a Development Officer for the Department of Institutional Advancement.  Located in Newton Centre, the College provides graduate degree and certificate programs as well as community education programs for youth and adults. 

The successful candidate will report to the Vice President for InstitutionalAdvancement of Hebrew College.

The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Following up on gift pledges and running gift reports
  • Coordinating the administrative activities of the Development Committee, Gala Committee, and the CEO Forum
  • Administering the Stewardship Program within the Development Committee
  • Managing the New Donor Program
  • Assisting the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in the cultivation of new donors
  • Writing all departmental acknowledgment letters and notes to donors
  • Organizing the student thank you note process for donor fellowships and scholarships
  • Provide administrative support for the updating of the Department of Institutional Advancement  webpages
  • Conduct donor research

Skills and knowledge required to fulfill the job responsibilities:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with very strong working knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to learn new computer applications and systems quickly
  • Strong customer service and organizational skills
  • Hands on problem-solver
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of web and social media
  • Adept at working independently and as a member of a team,
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines

Education and experience required to fulfill the job responsibilities:

  • College degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous experience providing administrative support to a group
  • Detail-oriented; excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proactive team worker with ability to collaborate successfully with others 
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends

 

Please forward cover letter, resume, a sample thank you note, and salary requirements to: sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Assistant Editor, Journal of Interreligious Studies (JIRS)
Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership

Job Profile Summary

he Journal of Interreligious Studies (JIRS), an online publication of the Betty Ann Greenbaum Miller Center for Interreligious Learning & Leadership at Hebrew College and Boston University School of Theology, is seeking a part- time Assistant Editor.

Founded in 2009, The Journal of Interreligious Studies is a forum for academic, social, and timely issues affecting religious communities around the world. It is designed to increase the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders. The Journal seeks to build an interreligious community of scholars, in which people of different traditions learn from one another and work together for the common good. The Journal became a publication of Hebrew College and Boston University in 2016.

The Assistant Editor will provide editorial support to the Editor-in-Chief for all three issues of the JIRS each year. This typically involves 3-5 hours a week including a weekly staff call. Expect increased hours in the weeks leading up to each of three publications per year (fall, winter, spring/summer). Flexible hours, ability to work remotely; this position is slated to start immediately.

Responsibilities:
Editing issues of the JIRS

  • With the Editor-in-Chief, compile all articles of each issue for copyediting, formatting, and publication through our Wordpress blog
  • Work with individual authors throughout the editing process
  • Collect and file necessary information from each author (copyright forms, biographies)

General editorial support

  • Check submissions account daily, respond to questions and submissions, file submissions for review
  • Communicate submissions for review to Editor in Chief, work to redact articles and put into review process
  • Communicate with reviewers and authors on status of submissions

Outreach and communications

  • Weekly, update Twitter and Facebook accounts for the JIRS
  • Answer general, non-submission inquiries in the JIRS e-mail account
  • Participate in weekly conference calls with CIRCLE, JIRS, and State of Formation staff

Skills/Experience:

The ideal candidate will have excellent written, oral, and social media communication skills, fluency with word processing programs, basic web editing with blogging platforms, experience with academic writing and editing, and the capacity to prioritize and complete tasks in a timely fashion. He or she will have the ability to work with a religiously diverse community of people. Experience working in an academic setting is a plus. Experience working with Adobe Publishing a plus.

Computer and Editorial Skills:

Proficient with Word, and basic Web editing through blogging platforms, proficient with Chicago Manual of Style and academic writing and publishing.

Compensation:

$325 to $425 per month based on experience and skill set

Background of The Journal of Interreligious Studies:

Founded in 2009, The Journal of Interreligious Studies is a forum for academic, social, and timely issues affecting religious communities around the world. It is designed to increase the quality and frequency of interchanges between religious groups and their leaders. The Journal seeks to build an interreligious community of scholars, in which people of different traditions learn from one another and work together for the common good. The Journal became a publication of Hebrew College and Boston University in 2016.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and list of references to Rev. Soren M. Hessler, Associate Director of the Miller Center at shessler@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Associate Director, Learning Circles
Department of Adult Learning 

Job Profile Summary

The Associate Director of Learning Circles will oversee an innovative program for adults of all backgrounds, and at all life stages.  Part of the Adult Learning team, the position reports to the Director of Adult Learning at Hebrew College.

In organizing and coordinating 30-40 Learning Circles per year, the Associate Director’s responsibilities will include program development, marketing and recruitment, coordination of logistics for all classes and events, and strategic planning.  The Associate Director will forge local partnerships and engage in “community organizing.”  

The aims of this initiative are to…

  • Present ancient and contemporary Jewish texts, sources of wisdom that anchor rich and meaningful discussions. 
  • Craft personalized learning experiences (e.g., tailored for specific demographic cohorts)
  • Ensure accessibility (“low barrier” to comprehension) for adults of all backgrounds
  • Ensure high quality instruction through faculty development and regular evaluation and feedback
  • Thoughtfully match instructors/facilitators to groups 
  • Create mini-communities (e.g., by encouraging faculty and participants to together plan shared activities, such as Shabbat dinners)
  • Encourage further learning and engagement, including enrollment in Me’ah, PTJL, and Eser, and involvement with HC/CJP
  • Enroll at least eight participants, committed to meeting for a minimum of six sessions, in each Learning Circle
  • Identify Learning Circle hosts from within our own networks, and in close collaboration with CJP
  • • Publicize “open” Learning Circle groups through social media, emails, HC and CJP’s websites, etc.

 Types of Learning Circles to be offered:

  • The Salon – a living room (or café or library) experience built around a subject of particular interest to participants (i.e., “bottom up”)
  • Mindful Living – a curriculum-based experience that introduces topics within the realm of Jewish spirituality (e.g., Jewish Mindfulness, meditation, Mussar, and Mysticism).  
  • People of the Book – a book group that explores excerpts from selected books of the Tanach to derive contemporary meaning 
  • Jewish Food for Thought – dinner discussions featuring expert-led conversations about the significance of Jewish holidays, life-cycle rituals, and global Jewish communities using meals and food as a learning/social context and incorporating a “how to” (incorporate Jewish rituals into our lives) component 

Essential functions:

  • Work with the Director of Faculty and Curriculum Development in hiring instructors, planning faculty meetings, and collecting syllabi.
  • Meet with key “influencers” to increase awareness of the program
  • Represent Learning Circles at community events and meetings
  • Develop and expand the use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter, in the service of the program 
  • Create copy for—and oversee the design and production of—print materials
  • Organize, publicize, and implement recruitment events 
  • Identify and secure volunteer hosts for Salon groups meeting in various locations
  • Assign instructors to groups according to various criteria (including areas of expertise and geographic preferences)
  • Set up and oversee registration processes 
  • Manage the Learning Circles budget 
  • Attend to business-related functions (e.g., prepare hiring forms, POs, invoices, etc.)
  • Create and distribute participant evaluation forms and surveys; collect responses and prepare reports

Qualifications:  Masters degree preferred.  Able to manage several projects simultaneously; able to attend to details as well as a strategic vision; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of the Jewish community; able to leverage social media to further program goals. 

Hebrew College promotes excellence in Jewish learning and leadership within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, intellectual rigor, personal engagement and spiritual creativity. We empower and inspire individuals to contribute their voices and vision to the Jewish community and to bring Jewish values to bear upon the critical issues of our time. 

Dedicated to building bridges between the academy and the community, we offer diverse educational and cultural programs for youth, adults and Jewish professionals, and seek to invigorate Jewish life through the following core values: Ahavat Torah: A Love of Learning, Areivut: Embracing Communal Responsibility, Elu v'Elu: Engaging Diversity, Yetzira: Fostering Jewish Creativity.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: blerner@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Recruitment Coordinator, Prozdor and Hevruta

Job Profile Summary

Hebrew College currently has an exciting position available for a Recruitment Coordinator for its Prozdor and Hevruta programs. 

Located in Newton Centre, MA, Hebrew College promotes excellence in Jewish learning and leadership within a pluralistic environment of open inquiry, intellectual rigor, personal engagement and spiritual creativity. We empower and inspire individuals to contribute their voices and vision to the Jewish community and to bring Jewish values to bear upon the critical issues of our time. 

Dedicated to building bridges between the academy and the community, Hebrew College offers diverse educational and cultural programs for youth, adults and Jewish professionals, and seek to invigorate Jewish life through the following core values: Ahavat Torah: A Love of Learning, Areivut: Embracing Communal Responsibility, Elu v'Elu: Engaging Diversity, Yetzira: Fostering Jewish Creativity. 

The Recruitment
Coordinator at Prozdor is responsible for coordinating all recruitment of new
students, in addition to helping to assist with marketing, messaging, and
outreach to partner congregations, schools, and organizations.

The essential
responsibilities/functions of the job include:

  • Recruitment data collection
  • Recruitment visits and outreach
    • Schedule recruitment presentations at area supplementary schools and day schools and make recruitment presentations
    • Develop a social media campaign to leverage tools like Twitter and Facebook, to spread the word about Prozdor
    • Build relationships with Rabbis, school principals, lay leaders, and school administrators to help build a cadre of Prozdor advocates
    • Schedule recruitment parlor meetings with parents to assist with recruitment Blog regularly about Prozdor events and news Attend community events to help promote Prozdor
  • Managing the admissions process
  • Administrative Team Involvement including, but not limited to: Assisting and staffing Prozdor trips and Shabbatonim as necessary
    • Teaching Prozdor, Makor and in synagogue-based programs as needed
    • Attending weekly Prozdor staff meetings and individual meeting with the Director of Prozdor Assisting with the management of website and communication tools
  • Develop lists of all Jewish teens currently enrolled in both day schools and supplementary schools to be used for recruitment purposes.
  • Identify teens engaged with other Jewish programming, i.e. camping and JCCs, who are currently not in formal learning programs

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu.

The
Recruitment Coordinator for Hevruta manages the entirety of the recruitment
process for the Hevruta Gap Year program and collaborate with both American and
Israeli Shalom Hartman Institute staff on both recruitment and the Hevruta
program development and oversight.

The essential
responsibilities/functions of the job include:

  • Development of
    strategy and materials
    • Develop a
      recruitment strategy and budget in partnership with Hebrew College and Shalom
      Hartman leadership.
    • Oversee the
      development and distribution of marketing collateral
  • Program development
    • Facilitate
      institutional relationship between Hebrew College and the Shalom Hartman
      Institute, including, but not limited to, participation in three weekly
      meetings for Hevruta
  • Recruitment
    visits
    • Plan, schedule,
      and implement recruitment trips across the United States and Canada
    • Create and
      maintain relationships with individuals, educators, clergy, and Jewish
      communities on a national scale.
  • Admissions
    management
    • Identify
      prospects and build database of candidates, turning leads into applicants
    • Manage the
      organization and execution of the interview and admissions process
  • Retreat planning
    • Coordinate
      logistics of the Hevruta cohort’s August visit to Hebrew College and Boston

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Student Accounts/Payroll Clerk

Job Profile Summary

Hebrew College, one of the nation’s leading providers of Jewish education, has a position available for a Student Accounts/Payroll Clerk.  Located in Newton Centre, the College trains clergy and educators, and features on-line programs that have a global reach; adult Jewish education, Hebrew language training, numerous degree and certificate programs, and supplemental Jewish education on Sundays for middle and high school students.

This is a full-time position, reporting to the Business Office Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Process payroll using the ADP Workforce Now platform
  • Enter payroll information into general ledger
  • Reconcile general ledger with accounts receivable
  • Process/submit 403b and flex spending withholdings
  • Manage student financial planning process
  • Administer student billing and payment functions
  • Guide student insurance activity
  • Other Business Office tasks as required

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 year degree required, preferably in accounting
  • Strong computer skills including high comfort level using Word and Excel, and integrated Accounting Systems 
  • Knowledge of 403b and Flex Spending plan designs
  • Excellent communication skills --  in writing, in person and on phone
  • Dexterity in handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Effective in working cross-functionally internally and externally
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • 5+ Years financial experience including ADP payroll processing
  • Knowledge of Jenzabar system is a major plus
  • Experience with 1098 forms
  • Experience in a higher education or private school finance department required

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

 
 

Part Time Accounting Associate

Job Profile Summary

Hebrew College, one of the nation’s leading providers of Jewish education, has a position available for a Part-Time Accounting Associate.  Located in Newton Centre, the College trains clergy and educators, and features on-line programs that have a global reach; adult Jewish education, Hebrew language training, numerous degree and certificate programs, and supplemental Jewish education on Sundays for middle and high school students.

Reporting to the Business Office Manager, the successful candidate will work approximately 20 hours per week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Mail student statements/invoices for various programs
  • Negotiate annual TMS contracts for various programs
  • Prepare and send collection letters
  • Maintain tuition cash receipts spreadsheets 
  • Prepare and report annual 1098-T reports
  • Various program billing, tracking, collection, and reporting functions
  • Assist at front desk as needed
  • Provide support to Business Office personnel
  • Other tasks as requested

Essential Skills / Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 year degree required,  preferably in accounting 
  • Strong computer skills including high comfort level using Word and Excel, and integrated Accounting Systems  
  • Basic knowledge of debits and credits
  • Excellent communication skills --  in writing, in person and on phone
  • Dexterity in handling multiple projects and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Effective in working cross-functionally internally and externally 
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Experience in a higher educational or non-profit environment is a significant plus

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.


 
 

CONTACT

Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources
sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu