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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 position are currently accepting application.


DIRECTOR OF ANNUAL GIVING

Hebrew College, one of the nation’s leading providers of Jewish education, has a unique position available for a Director of Annual Giving in 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.  

This full-time position is responsible for the leadership, management, and execution of Hebrew College’s annual giving program. Duties include direct mail, phone, and electronic solicitations and communications, and annual giving events. Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Director of Annual Giving ensures that the school is achieving its goals for annual giving dollars raised, percentage of participation, consistency of giving, average gift size, and leadership giving for annual support.  

Key Responsibilities:

Annual Giving Program:

  • Direct and implement a comprehensive, yearlong annual giving solicitation strategy, including direct mail, email, phone, personal visitation, and volunteer engagement.
  • Develop and implement a written master plan and calendar for all phases of annual giving.
  • Prepare reports and analyses to monitor annual giving revenue, expenses, and activity, including tracking of donor pledges.
  • Manage and expand the college’s donor recognition program and alumni engagement program
  • Coordinate and drive the faculty/staff annual giving campaign.
  • Maintain a portfolio of leadership-level annual giving prospects, conducting personal visits and solicitations.
  • In partnership with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, identify a pipeline of campaign prospects and donors through the identification, research, cultivation and solicitation of annual fund donors while preparing them for campaign commitments.
  • Coordinate with the Communications and Marketing department on the writing, design and printing of all annual fund communications, digital and print. Maintain and facilitate all aspects of the Annual Fund presence on the school’s website.
  • Ensure proper recording and acknowledgement of all annual fund contributions including the collection process for annual pledges and reporting.

Events:

  • Lead the strategy and implementation of the annual Gala 
  • Lead the strategy and implementation of two annual donor events
  • Collaborate with the Special Events Manager on the planning of these events, including development of timelines, identification of invitation criteria and target audience, creation of communication and marketing materials, coordination of vendors and facilities, etc.
  • Manage and track all event follow-up, including acknowledgement of sponsors, donors, and other participants as well as reporting of dollars raised. Ensure database reflects accurate account of participants.

Stewardship:

  • In conjunction with the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, design and implement enhanced donor stewardship and recognition, including donor listings, and recognition through communications and activities.
  • Contribute to the production of the annual report of giving, including the preparation and audit of annual fund donor listings, donor spotlights, and impact stories.

Other Duties:

  • As a member of the Advancement Team, this position is responsible for a variety of tasks that will arise through the year. It is expected that every member of the Advancement Team will make him/herself available to complete tasks as needed, always with a donor-centered approach. This position will be responsible for sharing office administrative duties such as data clean up, filing, etc.

Skills and knowledge required:

  • Practical knowledge of annual giving operations and understanding of what is required to expand donor and prospect participation expected.
  • Familiarity with the Boston Jewish donor community
  • Ability to think critically, strategically and creatively about the tasks and progress of the annual fund.
  • Knack for effectively interfacing with constituents in a school environment including faculty, staff, students, board members, alumni and parents. Skilled in diplomacy, tact, maturity, discretion and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office and Development databases.
  • Excellent face-to-face, telephone and email communication skills.
  • Meticulous organizational, project and time management skills. Must have ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a highly collaborative atmosphere.

Education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3-5 years job related experience in development, preferably in annual fundraising and educational settings.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
  • Availability to work nights and weekends, as needed.

Please submit resume with cover letter to:  Steffi Bobbin, Director of Human Resources at sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu

Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT

Hebrew College, one of the nation’s leading providers of Jewish education, has a unique position available for a Development Assistant 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 Institutional Advancement of Hebrew College, providing critical administrative support to the Vice President and key members of the department of Institutional Advancement.

The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Manage all aspects of department database, including but not limited to:
    • Enter all new gifts and pledge payments into the database and work with the Business Office for proper review of classifications
    • Produce gift acknowledgement/tax receipt letters for all contributions and process matching gift forms
    • Maintain donor profile database information
    • Generate weekly, monthly, and end of the year gift reports
    • Write thank you notes for various levels of donor contributions
    • Create automated templates for the thank you notes
    • Responsible for mailing thank you notes
    • Handle Development fundraising campaigns from mail merges to bulk mailings 
    • 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:

  • MUST enjoy working with databases
  • 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 exceptional 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 occasional evenings and weekends

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

Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer


 

DIRECTOR OF JEWISH STUDIES
 

Located in Newton Centre, Hebrew College offers a number of degrees and concentrations in the Jewish Studies program. The Master’s in Jewish Studies and the Master’s in Jewish Liberal Studies have a substantial online teaching component with a required summer intensive. Foundation courses include courses in Jewish intellectual history and culture supplemented by course offerings by adjunct faculty. Concentrations currently offered include Arts and Education, Global Interfaith Leadership and a joint degree in Jewish Studies and Jewish Education.

Hebrew College currently has a position available for a Director of Jewish Studies.  This position, which reports to the Chief Academic Officer, is a full-time, 12-month faculty appointment scheduled to begin on August 1, 2017.

Over the past year we have reconceptualised the Jewish Studies program with a view to aligning it more closely with the ideology of Hebrew College as a seminary, educational leadership program and leader in a pluralistic community. We seek to develop the program into targeted areas that align with Hebrew College’s ethos of 21st century Jewish professional and spiritual leadership in a pluralistic environment. Two new concentrations are being offered to complement the MA in Jewish Studies: Jewish Spirituality and Mysticism and Social and Environmental Change Leadership. 

The Director of Jewish Studies will direct the Jewish Studies program while teach courses and advising students. The successful candidate will participate in the ongoing development of the curriculum and its overall aim of alignment with the goals of Hebrew College. In addition, the Director of Jewish Studies will lead the program in association with Enrollment Management, Marketing and Development departments. The person in this role will also teach graduate courses and advise students in the Jewish Studies program. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Work to develop and implement a comprehensive Jewish Studies program that aligns with Hebrew College’s view of 21st century Jewish professional and spiritual leadership in a pluralistic environment.
  • Seek partnerships with Jewish and non-Jewishorganizations to attract candidates for Hebrew College degree programs.
  • Support recruitment efforts to the degree programs and advise on marketing and networking. 
  • Assist in revenue generating opportunities afforded by new and innovative Jewish Studies programs. Support the work of soliciting donor funds for scholarships and endowed programs.
  • Appoint adjunct faculty to teach courses and supervise their progress in teaching and assessment in the online and on campus environment.
  • Teach up to three semester length courses per year
  •  Advise final project students.
  • Organize and lead summer intensive course in collaboration with adjunct faculty
  • Supervise the work of the Jewish Studies Academic Advisor and Hebrew language staff; liaise with the Associate Dean for Recruitment and Advising.
  • Assist the Chief Academic Officer in academic monitoring, reporting and quality assurance.

Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in the field of Jewish Studies
  • Proven experience in online teaching
  • Excellent project management and administrative skills
  • Stellar interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken Hebrew
  • Strong belief in pluralism in the Jewish community

For further information or to discuss the position, please contact Dr Michael Shire, Chief Academic Officer, Hebrew College at mshire@hebrewcollege.edu or (617) 559-8600.

CONTACT

Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources
sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu

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