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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 
 
Part-time Temporary Business Office Associate
 
Associate Director of Eser
 
Recruitment Coordinator, Prozdor and Hevruta 
 

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.

 

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.

 

Associate Director, Eser
Department of Adult Learning 

Job Profile Summary

The Associate Director of Eser oversees all aspects of an innovative program for adults in their 20s and 30s.  Eser (Hebrew for ten), features a new theme each year.  The Associate Director will guide a committee in choosing the theme, and ten topics that address the theme and deepen participants’ knowledge of Jewish values, culture, and life.  The Associate Director will ensure that participants of all backgrounds are welcome, and that the program grows, reaching ever wider audiences.  Part of the Adult Learning team, the position reports to the Director of Adult Learning at Hebrew College.

Responsibilities include program development, marketing and recruitment, coordination of logistics for all classes and events, and strategic planning.  The Associate Director will work closely with a committee of lay leaders and Eser faculty, and will seek to expand the program through local partnerships and “community organizing.”  

Essential functions:

  • Work with the Director of Faculty and Curriculum Development in hiring instructors, planning faculty meetings, and creating each year’s Eser curriculum
  • Meet with key “young adult influencers” to increase awareness of the program
  • Represent Eser at young adult and community events and meeting
  • Work with committee chairs to plan constructive meetings and assign meaningful roles to 12-15 members who will serve as Eser ambassadors and leaders
  • Develop and expand the use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter 
  • Create copy for—and oversee the design and production of—print materials
  • Organize, publicize, and implement recruitment events such as “Sips” (tastes of Jewish learning) at local bars
  • Identify and secure volunteer hosts for Eser groups in various locations
  • Assign instructors to groups according to various criteria (including geographic preferences and personal interests)
  • Set up and oversee registration processes and assign enrollees to groups
  • Plan special “off season” Eser classes and organize at least two all-group events 
  • Manage the Eser 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
  • Work with Hebrew College leaders to develop and execute a business plan for expanding Eser internationally

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.

 
 

CONTACT

Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources
sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu