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.

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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:

Development Officer

Development Officer

Job Profile Summary

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, 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 InstitutionalAdvancement of Hebrew College.

The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Following up on gift pledges and running gift reports
  • Coordinating the administrative activities of the Development Committee, Gala Committee, and the CEO Forum
  • Administering the Stewardship Program within the Development Committee
  • Managing the New Donor Program
  • Assisting the Vice President for Institutional Advancement in the cultivation of new donors
  • Writing all departmental acknowledgment letters and notes to donors
  • Organizing the student thank you note process for donor fellowships and scholarships
  • 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:

  • 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 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 some evenings and weekends


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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.



Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources