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 
Part-time Temporary Business Office 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
  • 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


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

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, executes, and evaluates strategies to reach donor goals for annual
  • 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

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.


Part-time Temporary Business Office Associate

Job Profile Summary

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

Reporting to the Business Office Manager, the successful candidate will work approximately 14 hours per week.

Responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and entering the payroll journal entries,
  • Performing monthly general ledger reconciliations, monthly journal entries, bank reconciliations (not including operating account),
  • Filing
  • Documenting and updating procedures
  • Assisting with the preparation of the annual audit as needed
  • Other tasks as requested

 Essential Skills/Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 year degree required preferable in accounting
  • Strong computer skills including high comfort level using Word and Excel, and integrated Accounting Systems
  • 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
  • 3+ Years financial experience including AP/AR
  • 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.



Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources