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.

Development Officer

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, Massachusetts, the College provides graduate professional programs and community education programs.  

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Advancement, the Development Officer will be principally responsible for planning and executing the College’s key development initiatives including Major Gifts, Annual Campaign, and Annual Gala, as well as have a significant role in Grant management and donor stewardship.

The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Major gifts planning, management, and execution
  • Plan Annual Campaign strategy and tactics
  • Gala and other event fundraising strategy and management
  • Manage grant applications and alignment across programs
  • Manage fundraising tracking, reporting, and acknowledgement letters and other communications with donors
  • Research and cultivate donors, build and maintain relationships
  • Identify prospects, coordinate relationships with Development Committee and Board of Trustees members, and manage for ongoing stewardship
  • President’s Installation and Centennial fundraising strategy and management

Skills and knowledge required to fulfill the job responsibilities:

  • Extensive working knowledge of development best practices
  • Expertise and facility with databases and fundraising software packages 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with very strong working knowledge of Excel and Access
  • Ability to learn new computer applications and systems quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, with ability to communicate clearly and effectively with philanthropic community, Board members, College leadership, staff, etc.
  • Ability to thrive under challenging circumstances, managing multiple projects and deadlines, with limited resources and budgets
  • Detail-oriented, with a firm understanding and commitment to the importance of each and every interaction
  • Collaborative approach, comfortable working on a busy, high-function team and taking on new and varied responsibilities when needed  
  • Comfortable being hands-on; doing, rather than managing others
  • Demonstrated commitment to embracing an institution’s mission 

Education and experience required to fulfill the job responsibilities:

  • College degree required
  • 5-7 years of experience in a development role with increasing responsibility
  • Proven, quantifiable success fundraising in a significant not-for-profit setting
  • Familiarity with the Greater Boston Jewish community strongly preferred 

Please forward cover letter, resume, an additional writing sample, and salary requirements to:  sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of Professional Development and Placement
The Hebrew College Rabbinical School

The Hebrew College Rabbinical School is looking for an experienced Rabbi to join our faculty. Located in Newton Centre, MA, Hebrew College has been at the forefront of rabbinic education for the past 15 years. At the heart of our program is a commitment to both serious Jewish learning and an open spirituality.  Our rabbinical students spend five years in our program studying in the Beit Midrash, seeking to make a home in the sea of tradition. Students also spend time cultivating their inner life, deepening their experiences of prayer and Jewish practice which stands at the center of an authentic Jewish teacher. As a pluralistic seminary, we don’t teach towards one answer, rather we seek to consistently expose our students to a range of perspectives and help them to find their own voice. 

The Director of Professional Development and Placement is a crucial part of the school as the person to guide both students and alumni towards fulfilling their rabbinic visions. 

The job has four elements:

  • Placement: Hebrew College has been successful placing rabbis in congregations, Hillels, eldercare facilities, Jewish organizations and day schools. The rabbinical school encourages and reflects a diversity of placements throughout the Jewish world. The Director will build on our previous success and work with both graduating students and alumni to find and secure jobs. The Director counsels Hebrew College Rabbis on resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills. 
  • Professional Development: The Director helps all students refine their professional goals and advises students on appropriate professional development opportunities to help their professional formation. Students work at institutions – Hillels, synagogues, day schools, and Jewish non-profits – throughout the Greater Boston area and beyond. The Director actively works with institutions that offer part-time jobs and internships to match students to these opportunities. As well, the Director proactively seeks out new opportunities. 
  • Teaching: The Director will teach 1-2 classes per semester. Classes will primarily be in the field of professional development but if the Director has the requisite text skills, teaching text classes and/or guiding students in the beit midrash may also be part of their portfolio.   
  • Participation in the Life of the Community: Administrative faculty at Hebrew College are called upon to help with grants, organize special study days, serve on committees, take part in davening, advise students, and generally help to enrich the life of the community.

As a pluralistic institution we are open to Rabbis of any or no denomination. 

The start date for this position is July 1, 2018; the salary range is $75,000 - $85,000, commensurate with experience.  The successful candidate will be eligible for the complete benefit package offered to full-time employees at Hebrew College.

To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Steffi Bobbin at sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu

Business Office Associate (F/T)

Hebrew College 

What’s in it for you?  

  •  A 36-hour work week (our work week ends at 1pm on Fridays year-round)
  • Potential for more than 25 paid holidays per year (PLUS vacation and personal days)
  • Free parking for driving commuters
  • Close to Newton Centre Green Line T stop for transit commuters

What’s in it for us?

  • Your working expertise with ADP Workforce payroll processing
  • Your stellar Accounts Payable skills

The successful candidate will report to the Business Office Manager and be a key member of a small and highly productive Business Office.  


  • Responsible for all aspects of Accounts Payable
  • Payroll Processing 
  • Maintain purchase order log including blanket purchase orders
  • Reconcile credit card accounts and follow-up on unidentified charges
  • Knowledge of general journal entr
  • Manage and negotiate utility contracts
  • Maintain contract files
  • Other accounting and some administrative responsibilities

Education and Experience: 

  • 5+ years’ accounting experience 
  • 3-5 years’ payroll processing experience
  • Experience with complete Accounts Payable cycle
  • Experience with electronic filing of Forms 1099 through Quickbooks
  • Associates Degree (minimum) with field of study in Accounting

Necessary Skills: 

  • MUST have 3-5 years of hands-on experience using ADP Workforcenow
  • 3-5 years of hands-on experience using QuickBooks Pro or Premier preferred but not necessary 
  • Strong interpersonal skills - verbal and written
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • The ability to multi-task 
  • Proficient typing skills 
  • Proficient use with a calculator 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel) and Outlook 
  • Team oriented person who can focus on the details

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to:  sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu

Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Director of Online Learning (Part-time)

Hebrew College is seeking a part-time Director of Online Learning. The Director of Online Learning supports online teaching and learning throughout Hebrew College working with faculty, students and curriculum developers. S/he works collaboratively with the faculty and staff of the Shoolman Graduate School of Education, the Jewish Studies program and the Hebrew Language program in the continuing development of online/blended courses and supplemental materials. Additional support is offered to all faculty, students and staff as needed.

 Reporting to the Associate Dean of the Shoolman Graduate School, this position is 16 hours per week and begins on July 1, 2018.


  • Work with faculty by supporting and advising them on designing their online/blended courses using educational technology solutions.
  • Design engaging and effective instructional materials that are consistent with sound educational principles.
  • Assess the instructional effectiveness of online course materials and delivery, and explore new and innovative ways to enhance the curriculum and online programming.
  • Administer the College’s LMS (Schoology), including consulting on upgrades and supporting faculty, staff, and students using the College’s LMS platform; include training as needed.
  • Lead project management work for online Hebrew and other initiatives in online learning.
  • Support the work of online/hybrid learning projects taking place on campus for rabbinic school and school of Jewish music. 

Skills and Experience (Required):

  • Experience developing online course materials in Higher Education is required.
  • Extensive knowledge of learning principles for adult learners. 
  • Experience of project management and collaborative working with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Google Apps Suite, Video editing, graphics, web, and desktop publishing.
  • Expertise in administering an LMS.
  • Proven ability to adapt and learn new software programs and procedures.

Skills and Experience (Desirable)

  • A Master's or higher degree in Instructional Design, E-Learning, Instructional Technology, or a related field.
  • Knowledge of Jewish Studies and Jewish Education.
  • Proficiency in Hebrew Language.

Please send your resume with a cover letter to: sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu

Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources