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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:

Director of Graduate Jewish Studies
 
Director of Hebrew Language
 
Associate Director, Me'ah
 
Senior Fundraiser,
Office of Institutional Advancement 
 
Adjunct Instructor in Hebrew Language
 

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 and Ulpan
  • 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

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.

 

Associate Director, Me'ah

Me'ah (Hebrew for "100"), the acclaimed Hebrew College program that takes participants on a journey through Jewish history, provides adults of all backgrounds with a framework for understanding Jewish culture and civilization. Most recently, Me'ah has expanded to include Me'ah Select, which features courses on historic themes, text, and/or personalities.

Located in Newton Centre, Me'ah currently has a position available for an Associate Director. Reporting to the director of adult learning and serving on Hebrew College's adult learning team, the associate director of Me'ah will oversee all aspects of the Me'ah program, from identifying sites to forging new and creative partnerships; from managing logistics to developing effective marketing strategies.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop Me'ah Select throughout Greater Boston. This venture will involve travel to sites, vetting faculty, collecting course titles and descriptions, publicizing offerings via social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and setting up registration processes.
  • Launching Me'ah Online. Identify sites; create contracts and negotiate agreements; oversee the technological and enrollment aspects of the program; work with the academic director on hiring faculty and with HC's director of online learning on the creation and delivery of class sessions; produce quarterly progress reports.
  • Create plans for and execute marketing and publicity strategies for Me'ah Classic, Me'ah Select and Me'ah Online, providing compelling text and images for sites' respective websites and newsletters, and actively maintaining and growing a Me'ah Facebook group.
  • Provide individual and collective training for site liaisons.
  • Assist the academic director in the hiring and placement of faculty.
  • Assist the academic director in planning faculty meetings.
  • Problem-solve issues with the director and academic director.
  • Respond to phone and email inquiries; recruit students via one-on-one conversations and information sessions; seek opportunities to publicize Me'ah at various community events.
  • Institute and oversee special events pertaining to Me'ah, including graduation.
  • Oversee the Me'ah budget.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Create and distribute site calendars. Coordinate dates with instructors.
  • Provide sites with registration form drafts; post updated forms on HC's website; collect and file registration forms and confirm class lists.
  • Revise, send and collect evaluation forms that include research-driven questions; distribute evaluations to instructors; amass data and produce reports.
  • Maintain student database and generate enrollment and other reports as needed.
  • Collect materials from faculty and order course packets for their classes.
  • Communicate with students and instructors about the ordering of books and course packets, and the accessing of class websites to post and download readings, recordings and memos.
  • Instruct site liaisons on administrative matters, such as reserving space, distributing a snack list and communicating with faculty and students regarding snow cancellations.
  • Prepare purchase orders and check requests pertaining to Me'ah.
  • Provide the business office with a listing of Me'ah sites and billing information.
  • Award fee adjustments, i.e., scholarships. Keep records of scholarship awards.
  • Attend to logistical details, e.g., reserve room, order food, send invitations and print programs and certificates) for the Me'ah graduation.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5-plus years of administrative, computer and customer-service experience.
  • Strategic planning, program development and marketing experience.
  • Strong experience in use of social media for marketing/publicizing programs.
  • Excellent written- and oral-communication and networking skills.
  • Sensitivity with regard to working in an academic environment.
  • Familiarity with online learning. Able to quickly learn what is entailed in creating engaging lessons and using an online learning platform.
  • Strong computer skills (experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and 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.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Ability to initiate and implement new projects and products.
  • Commitment to high-quality adult Jewish learning.
  • Familiarity with the Boston area Jewish community.
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Public speaking and travel required as part of program promotion and site development.

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer

 

Senior Fundraiser, Office of Institutional Advancement 

The Senior Director designs and implements a multiyear strategic development plan to raise significant annual funds and grow the endowment in support of Hebrew College, with particular emphasis on the Rabbinical School’s mission and strategic vision.  

Reporting to the vice president for institutional advancement, the main responsibilities of the senior fundraiser include: 

  • Lead development and implementation of Hebrew College annual campaign.
  • Develop and implement a fundraising plan for growth of Rabbinical School annual giving.
  • Work directly with the dean and rector of the Rabbinical School to write grants, solicit donors and prepare reports.
  • Write grant proposals for foundations and corporations and secure support from national philanthropic foundations for all academic departments and programs.
  • Supervise the research, cultivation and development of appropriate solicitation strategies for identified and new major gift prospects for all academic schools and programs, both local and national; engage in and direct personal solicitation of such prospects.
  • Manage a portfolio of 20 major donors of gifts ranging from $25,000 to $75,000.
  • Expand and develop the Alumni Society, a fundraising network among Hebrew College alumni, generating opportunities for alumni and their families, friends and congregants to support Hebrew College.
  • Conceptualize, plan and implement varied special events.

Education and experience required:

  • Experienced development professional of five years with a proven track record in major gift solicitation within the Jewish community.
  • Experience working with high-level volunteers and philanthropists, preferably in Jewish education.
  • Graduate of a four-year college; advanced degree preferred.
  • Passion for the mission of Hebrew College 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.

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