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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:

Marketing Communications Manager
 
Director of Graduate Jewish Studies
 
Director of Hebrew Language
 
Development Officer, Rabbinical School
 
Program Manager, Shoolman School
 
Adjunct Instructor in Hebrew Language
 

Marketing Communications Manager

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.

Located in Newton Centre, Mass., Hebrew College currently has a position available for a Marketing Communications Manager to support multiple marketing initiatives for the college, including digital communications, marketing collateral development and production, and several other hands-on responsibilities.

Reporting to the vice president of marketing and also supporting the director of marketing and communications, the marketing communications manager will be responsible for managing and advancing the use and integration of digital channels for the college's communications, incorporating best practices, and managing the execution of all digital communications including the website, email marketing, and multiple social media properties which are critical to the college's visibility. Additionally, the marketing communications manager will be responsible for assisting in the development and production of electronic and print collateral materials and other communications with a wide variety of audiences both internal and external.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

Manage the Hebrew College website, with primary responsibility for overseeing website functionality, including ongoing design, content development (original writing and editing), content repackaging and repurposing, and maintenance efforts related to the website and its multimedia features

  • Enhance Hebrew College's online presence to further reflect its quality and stature as a premier provider of higher education in the Jewish community
  • Develop content and coordinate among multiple other content providers in support of active social media presence on multiple social media properties on a daily or more frequent basis
  • Quantitatively and qualitatively assess the effectiveness of digital and social media programs, and rigorously analyze and recommend opportunities for improvement
  • Write, produce, and execute email marketing campaigns in partnership with key stakeholders throughout the college
  • Working with outside video production resource, develop video content to regularly highlight Hebrew College's people — alumni, students, faculty and administration — creatively and with a limited budget
  • Maintain college intranet as a key internal information resource
  • Gather and update media coverage and calendar information, and relentlessly ensure information is current and accurate

Additional responsibilities:

  • Assist with editing, proofreading, obtaining feedback from stakeholders and interacting with external design resources, printers and other production facilities to produce print communication materials
  • Working with the director of marketing and communications, implement plan to drive website traffic, including search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), and track results
  • Working with the director of marketing and communications, plan and execute enhanced Web functionality for users of mobile devices
  • Assist with maintenance and updates of college database and student portal

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; concentration in marketing, journalism, communications, English, public relations or a related field preferred
  • Extensive working knowledge of, and a minimum of two to four years of experience with Web applications and technology, ranging from basic Web design to sophisticated best practices
  • Experience with Web-based content management systems
  • Experience managing PPC, SEO and SEM programs, expertise in deep knowledge of best practices, emerging trends and opportunities
  • Broad experience and demonstrated success with social media, with active participation in multiple key social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (tweets, blogs, video scripts, etc.), able to create content well, including writing and editing
  • Versatile content development and execution skills in a variety of formats
  • Experience using online research and doing analysis, planning and executing online surveys, and producing survey reports
  • Experience participating in various online communities and blogs, and building a base of followers
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Jewish customs and practices preferred, but not required
  • Interested in learning, growing and stretching abilities and knowledge

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer

 

Director of Graduate Jewish Studies

The School of Jewish Studies at Hebrew College offers two master's degrees; a new track in Jewish studies for arts educators, in conjunction with the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education; and a suite of Hebrew language programs and community education courses. Further development of the School of Graduate Jewish Studies is envisaged to be led by this new appointment of director.

The successful candidate will direct the Jewish studies graduate programs. S/he will be responsible for cultivating a culture of intellectual integrity, academic rigor and responsiveness to the needs of our students and faculty. S/he will be involved in the expansion and diversification of the graduate programs, providing innovation and focus to new programs. Reporting directly to the dean of the Shoolman Graduate School, the director of graduate Jewish studies is an important member of the administrative leadership team and works closely with the vice presidents, deans and program directors in developing a coherent and compelling vision consistent with Hebrew College's educational mission.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Direct the master's programs in Jewish studies (MAJS/MJLS)
  • Shared responsibility for the Hebrew language programs
  • Advise and participate in adjunct academic appointments
  • Teach at least two to three courses a year
  • Develop new innovative and focused programs in graduate Jewish studies

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Jewish studies
  • Commitment to the intersection of academic Jewish studies, professional leadership training and community education
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to initiate and implement new projects and products
  • Experience as administrative leader of an academic program desired
  • Experience with online teaching and learning desired

To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter via email to mshire@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer

 

Director of Hebrew Language

The successful candidate will both direct and oversee the curricula, philosophy and overall guiding framework for the teaching of Hebrew throughout the institution, as well as teach courses in Hebrew language and/or literature in the academic division of the college. S/he will recognize the different approaches that are necessary for the varied populations served by the college, which include adult learners, rabbinical school students, cantorial students, high-school pupils and traditionally aged graduate students at the master's level, and provide overall direction and leadership for all.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Recruitment and supervision of Hebrew language faculty for academic programs, Ulpan and Prozdor (high-school division)
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of Hebrew language placement exams for the various departments
  • Serve as Hebrew language adviser for matriculated students in academic programs
  • Supervision of the administration of Ulpan and online programs, including course schedules, placement of students, fiscal management and budget planning/oversight
  • Teach courses in Hebrew language or literature as required for the graduate schools or Prozdor

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in modern Hebrew and classical Hebrew
  • Proven experience teaching in an institution of higher education (online teaching desirable)
  • Successful history in managing staff and leading organizational development
  • Familiarity with teaching Hebrew as a second language to adults
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter via email to mshire@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Development Officer, Rabbinical School

The Rabbinical School Development Officer designs and implements a multiyear strategic development plan to raise significant annual funds and grow the endowment in support of Hebrew College Rabbinical School's mission and strategic vision. This position reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop a fundraising plan for growth of Rabbinical School annual giving and endowment funds.
  • Lead development of Rabbinical School annual campaign.
  • Develop grant proposals for foundations and corporations.
  • Work directly with the dean and rector of the Rabbinical School; prepare reports detailing progress.
  • Supervise the research, cultivation and development of appropriate solicitation strategies for identified and new major gift prospects, both local and national; engage in and direct personal solicitation of such prospects.
  • Secure support from national philanthropic foundations.
  • Create an expanded fundraising network among Rabbinical School alumni, motivating alumni and their families, friends and congregants to support Hebrew College.
  • Conceptualize, plan and implement varied special events.

Qualifications:

  • Experienced development professional with a proven track record in major gift solicitation within the Jewish community and experience working with high-level volunteers and philanthropists.
  • Graduate of a four-year college; advanced degree preferred.
  • Passion for the mission of the Rabbinical School in revitalizing Jewish religious life across denominations.
  • Excellent writing, communication and networking skills.
  • Familiarity with both the Boston-area community and the national Jewish philanthropic landscape a plus.

To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter via email to sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Program Manager, Shoolman School

The successful candidate will provide organizational, administrative and project-management support for the dean and faculty of the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education and for various academic programs within Hebrew College as assigned by the dean.

Essential duties and responsibilties:

  • Managing database
  • Preparing reports
  • Act as liaison with faculty and students
  • Assisting with technical support for online students and faculty
  • Maintenance of Shoolman Facebook site
  • Organizing administrative projects for educational programs as assigned by the dean, including educational seminars, workshops, meetings and events
  • Providing logistical support for conferences, meetings and seminars
  • Interacting with students, responding to their needs as appropriate, including online education students
  • Participating in rotation for Hebrew College reception desk coverage
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of administrative, computer and customer-service experience to include ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Sensitivity and experience in working in academic environments
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills 
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to quickly learn and become proficient in relevant modules of the college's Jenzabar campuswide management system for the purpose of entering student and course data and generating reports as needed
  • Bachelor's degree preferred

To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter via email to sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Adjunct Instructor in Hebrew Language

Hebrew College is seeking an instructor in Hebrew language who will work with present and future rabbinical students as well as students from other programs at the college. The primary objective of these courses is to equip students for the intensive study of classical Jewish texts and for mastery of Hebrew liturgy. A secondary objective is the achievement of intermediate skills in Modern Hebrew conversation and writing. Active use of the language in speech and writing are also emphasized as modalities for the students' acquisition of mastery of Hebrew grammar and vocabulary.

Qualifications:

  • A strong background in Hebrew language, including formal grammar (e.g., niqqud)
  • Native or near-native Modern Hebrew fluency
  • Significant prior experience in teaching Hebrew in secondary or post-secondary academic settings
  • Competence in presenting biblical and rabbinic Hebrew
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an educational team
  • Experience working with groups of students of varied ages and diverse aptitudes for language learning.

To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter via email to sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

CONTACT

Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources
sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu