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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:


Vice President for Institutional Advancement

The vice president for institutional advancement, in consultation with the president and the Board of Trustees, designs and implements a multiyear strategic-development plan to raise significant annual funds and grow the endowment in support of the college's mission and strategic vision.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop a fundraising plan for growth of unrestricted annual giving and endowment funds.
  • Manage and supervise the personnel in the department.
  • Work directly with the president, Development Committee and trustees on all development activities for the college; prepare reports detailing progress.
  • Prepare and monitor budgets for all development activities subject to the approval of the president and board.
  • Develop grant proposals for foundations and corporations.
  • Conceptualize, plan and implement varied special events.
  • Identify and recruit additional Development Committee members and strengthen volunteer infrastructure for the college to expand the opportunities for major gift cultivation; provide training to assist volunteers in soliciting prospects.
  • Supervise the research, cultivation and development of appropriate solicitation strategies for identified and new major gift prospects; engage in and direct personal solicitation of such prospects.
  • Work with Office of Marketing and Communications to create a communication plan and a compelling case statement for donors and prospective funders, including updates from the president, annual reports, brochures and other communication tools.

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.
  • Demonstrated experience in leadership and management.
  • Knowledge of the Boston-area community of potential donors and proven success in solicitation of national philanthropists a plus.
  • Strong manager, a self-starter who listens and is able to build a motivated team of volunteers and professionals.
  • Hands-on leader with superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Creative, energetic individual committed to realizing the potential of the bold, innovative and dynamic vision of Hebrew College.

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer


Vice President of Marketing

Hebrew College, a leading provider of Jewish education, seeks a strategic, innovative and collaborative marketing and communications professional to lead a comprehensive, integrated strategic marketing and communications effort. The new vice president of marketing will position the college as a premier institution of pluralistic Jewish learning and leadership. This is a rare opportunity for a dynamic and accomplished individual to define a strategic vision for marketing and communications at Hebrew College that increases enrollment, expands philanthropic support and deepens alumni loyalty and engagement.

The vice president of marketing will report directly to the president, serve as an integral member of the leadership team and function as his principal administrator and adviser on all marketing and communications-related matters. This VP will also guide and advise other leadership team members (admissions and financial aid, development and alumni relations, academic and student affairs) in achieving their marketing and communications objectives while promoting the priorities and messages of the college as a whole. Responsible for maintaining and tracking the overall marketing budget, this VP will coordinate communications and messaging in a targeted, cohesive and open manner with a wide spectrum of constituencies, including prospective students and parents, faculty, alumni, trustees and volunteer leaders, friends and benefactors of the college, peer institutions, community and government representatives and news media.

Leading candidates will have demonstrated success in developing and implementing a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy with measurable results in areas such as improvement in market position, admissions and enrollment growth and external funding in a complex organization. Broad experience in strategic marketing and communications planning, media and public relations, crisis communications and new-media technologies is a prerequisite, as are the creativity, energy and political savvy necessary to introduce and champion new ideas. In addition, premier candidates will have demonstrated a keen ability to articulate and advance an institution's mission and implement positive changes in collaboration with governing board members, campus leaders and other stakeholders.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the college's strategic marketing efforts, including the development of a strategic marketing plan, in collaboration with all divisions and academic departments of the college.
  • Identify and execute effective marketing activities to enhance and support student recruitment, institutional advancement, faculty achievements, campus events and other institutional initiatives.
  • Enhance the college's communication strategies with consistent and effective messaging and branding that will help achieve the college's mission, goals and strategic objectives.
  • Oversee the college's print, digital, online and social media presence to improve marketing, branding and communication.
  • Develop internal communication strategies to foster campus community and connection.
  • Manage the marketing and communications team, including director of enrollment management, director of marketing and communications and digital content manager.

Goals:

  • To expand student enrollment and philanthropic support.
  • To brand Hebrew College as global leader in pluralistic Jewish education.
  • To leverage the college's strengths in cutting-edge rabbinic and interfaith leadership education, online Jewish learning, teacher training, Jewish music and community education.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, public relations, advertising or directly related field involving marketing or written communications training.
  • Ten years of marketing experience with a minimum of five years supervisory experience.
  • Expertise and demonstrated leadership in all marketing functions.
  • Ability to develop and implement strategic marketing plans.
  • Significant experience in developing and leading quantifiable marketing efforts.
  • Substantial experience in positioning and branding to strengthen identity.
  • Extensive knowledge of social-media marketing and traditional marketing techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of communication and dissemination techniques
  • Experience with design, editing and production of major publications and digital media.
  • Extremely effective public speaking skills and presence.
  • Ability to plan and manage at both strategic and operations levels.
  • Experience in budget development and management.
  • Experience in higher education marketing or communications in an educational institution.

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.


Dean of Jewish Studies and Academic Affairs

The dean of Jewish studies and academic affairs directs the Jewish studies graduate programs and manages the academic affairs of the college. He or she is responsible for cultivating a culture of intellectual integrity, academic rigor and responsiveness to the needs of our students and faculty. Reporting directly to the president of the college, the dean of Jewish studies and academic affairs 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:

Jewish Studies:

  • Direct the master's programs in Jewish studies.
  • Oversee and strengthen Hebrew language programs.
  • Advise and participate in academic searches and appointments.
  • Teach at least two courses a year.
  • Work closely with other senior professionals on strategies to reach new student markets.
  • Participate in fundraising for graduate programs.

Academic Affairs:

  • Serve as chief academic officer of the college.
  • Review, develop and implement academic policies for all graduate
    programs and represent the college with the regional accreditation
    agency (NEASC).
  • Supervise library services and manage academic administrative services.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration between programs within the college.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Jewish studies.
  • Experience as administrative leader of an academic program.
  • Experience with online teaching and learning.
  • Commitment to the intersection of academic Jewish studies, professional leadership training and community education.

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.


Senior Development Officer

Hebrew College has a unique position available for a Senior Development Officer. He or she will report to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Helping to identify and strategize potential relationships with relevant philanthropists and foundations
  • Playing an active role in donor solicitations   
  • Coordinating all aspects of development events, from planning to implementation
  • Implementing public events
  • Assisting with research and preparation of grant proposals
  • Communicating regularly with current and potential donors
  • Participating in the research, cultivation and development of appropriate solicitation strategies for identified and new major gift prospects
  • Assisting in coordination and implementation of Development Department communications as needed
  • Utilizing the development database to ensure proper input and reporting

Qualifications:

  • Experience with gift solicitation in a nonprofit organization
  • Familiarity with Jewish philanthropy
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • The ability to deal comfortably with everyone from high-level philanthropists to volunteers in organizations
  • A history of success working both independently and as a member of a team
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree helpful
  • Demonstrated experience in a fundraising role
  • Strong knowledge of Boston-area Jewish philanthropists helpful

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.



Director of Faculty and Curriculum Development, Adult Learning
Hebrew College, a leading provider of Jewish education, seeks a collaborative professional as director of faculty and curriculum development to support all programs and initiatives of the Division of Adult Learning. Leading candidates will have demonstrated success in adult Jewish learning as an instructor and/or administrator, as well as in curriculum development. Creativity, collegiality and an ethic of follow-through are essential, as is the ability to guide various projects and contribute to team members' efforts. Premier candidates will possess an ability and desire to implement positive change in faculty development, advancing the field of adult Jewish learning. This position will report to the director of adult learning.
 
Essential duties and responsibilities:
  • Develop and improve curricula as needed (e.g., for Hebrew College/CJP parenting programs).
  • Help to craft program-related materials for publicity and other purposes. 
  • Lead efforts to identify, interview and hire key faculty for various programs. 
  • Help to set agendas for faculty meetings — aiming to enhance knowledge and skills, build collegiality and serve diverse groups of adult learners. 
  • Help with site identification and recruitment. 
  • Build coherence among Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, Me'ah, Eser and Leaders in Adult Learning faculty.
  • Guide Leaders in Adult Learning Fellows as they develop plans for implementing People of the Book or other learning opportunities in their respective communities.

This is a three-quarter-time position. As per qualifications and interests, the director of faculty and curriculum development may additionally assume teaching responsibilities.
 
Qualifications:

  • Master's degree; Ph.D. in an academic field within the realm of Jewish studies preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of teaching and/or administrative experience in adult Jewish learning.  
  • Demonstrated leadership experience. 
  • Exemplary writing skills. Effective public-speaking skills and presence. 
  • Ability to plan and manage at both strategic and operations levels. 

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.


 Assistant/Associate Professor of Jewish Education, Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education

Hebrew College is seeking a full-time assistant/associate professor of Jewish education to join Dean Michael Shire and the faculty of the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education in Newton, Mass., starting in July 2014. We are seeking an excellent scholar/educator who will teach professionals working toward the Master of Jewish Education and lead a collaborative partnership in doctoral studies.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in Jewish education or related field, proficiency in Hebrew, evidence of outstanding teaching and an interest in the potential of online teaching. She or he will have excellent interpersonal skills and a strong interest in collegial relationships which are highly valued in the Shoolman School.
 
The Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, with a full set of academic degrees and graduate certificates in Jewish education at MJEd and doctoral levels, develops leaders and educators for the 21st century through on-campus and distance learning for diverse venues and global settings. The school is committed to the teaching of inclusion in Jewish education through its Center for Inclusive Education. A new paradigm of educating for spiritual growth is a feature of the teaching and learning in the Shoolman School.

The Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, in association with Combined Jewish Philanthropies, provides professional development services for the Boston Jewish community and further afield in the areas of early childhood, special education, community education and informal education. Students in Hebrew College's Rabbinical School and School of Jewish Music have the opportunity to enrich their professional training with a master's degree in Jewish education.

Collaborative programs with the Pardes Institute in Israel (day school Jewish studies teachers) and BBYO (nonprofit management and informal Jewish education) have been successfully extending the reach of the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education, creating a vibrant global student body and, at the same time, an intimate and spiritually reflective community of learners.  

Under the leadership of Dean Rabbi Michael Shire, Ph.D., the school is developing exciting innovation and transformation of Jewish educational settings while devising new conceptions of teaching and learning cultivating spiritual creativity, inclusion for differentiated learning and the development of digital technology.

Application Procedure:

Please send as email attachments to Dean Michael Shire at mshire@hebrewcollege.edu.

  1. Cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position and in the work and ethos of the Shoolman School, in particular the doctoral program.
  2. Full CV listing graduate education, employment, research interests and publications.
  3. Copy of three publications including at least one related to work in the doctoral field.
  4. Names of two academic references, one of whom should be familiar with your doctoral work.
  5. Teaching record including evidence of excellence in teaching in institutions of higher learning including student feedback if available.

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.


Adjunct Instructor, 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.


Jenzabar Systems Administrator
The Jenzabar Systems Administrator provides support for database and application functionality and customizations using Jenzabar EX and JICS. The position reports to the IT Manager and works directly with departments to outline, create and deliver custom and standard reports. The Systems Administrator also provides technical support and helps users obtain the data they need and presents it in a readable report form that can be used across departments. The position requires self-motivation and the ability to resolve issues quickly by communicating effectively to determine the end user needs and implementing a solution. The System Administrator will work within the IT Department and provide user support for standard break/fix situations, training and general HelpDesk support as needed.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
  • Work with departments to create and improve current Jenzabar reports; add database views, tables and stored procedures to meet reporting needs
  • Support Jenzabar users’ requests and improve product functionality
  • Ability to meet deadlines and provide accurate
  • Skill in reprioritizing and multi-tasking as necessary.
  • Test, anticipate and implement server and client upgrades in a timely manner; ability to train users on new functions, changes or enhancements to Jenzabar
  • Provide excellent customer service, both in communications and interactions; ability to explain things in layman’s terms that can be easily understood
  • Initiate collaboration with department heads and users in regular meetings to evaluate, plan improvements and implement any customization or suggested procedural changes in regard to the database
  • Provide first level support for common Jenzabar EX, JICS and InfoMaker issue; help facilitate access to Jenzabar’s support team tickets and listserv.
  • Monitor and identify MyJenzabar training opportunities for faculty and staff
  • Maintain data accuracy within the databases; work with a sense of ownership and collaborate with end users to maintain best practices to insure a clean database
  • Proficiency in recognizing, identifying and resolving issues prior to widespread user system issues
  • Work directly with departments to understand their operating requirements as they relate to reporting requirements; resource needs; training requirements; and, policies and procedures
  • Hardware and Software support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2003 – 2013; capable of installing, troubleshooting and resolving Helpdesk issues
  • Manage user accounts and access controls to server resources
  • Other related duties as identified and assigned

Qualifications:

  • Strong knowledge of data management, SQL Server 2008, Info-Maker Reporting
  • Knowledge of Jenzabar EX Higher Ed software desired
  • SQL Server management studio Knowledge
  • Experience with MS Office Suite software
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects
  • Experience handling confidential/sensitive information
  • Windows XP and 7 experience required (Windows 8 a Plus)
  • Knowledge of laptop/printer hardware
  • Networking skills preferred but not required
  • PC/Laptop building experience
  • Deftness in troubleshooting and solving PC/Network problems quickly and accurately
  • Ability to be an active participant and contributor on a professional IT Support Team
  • Skilled in effectively communicating using both written and verbal correspondence.
  • Excellent communication skills, telephone support skills, and interpersonal skills required - all with a customer service focus
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • Previous experience working in and educational environment a plus
  • Strong knowledge of SQL; ability to write complex SQL queries and complex stored procedures
  • Minimum of 2-4 years related database management and report writing experience
  • Experience with Jenzabar EX/JICS or any CRM software
  • Windows 2008 Server and Windows 7
  • Mid-Level Programming position
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.


Desktop User Support Technician

The Desktop Support Technician is responsible for providing technology support to internal customers by identifying, prioritizing and confirming resolution of reported problems with desktop, laptop and networked systems. The technician provides desktop and laptop support including installing, configuring, troubleshooting, repairing, and upgrading of hardware, software, and operating systems. He or she may be required to back up the primary server support staff when necessary.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Hardware and Software support for Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2003 – 2013.  Ability to install, troubleshoot and resolve helpdesk issues.
  • Answer help desk phone calls and monitor helpdesk ticket system
  • Provide on the spot troubleshooting as time allows
  • Provide local support for the following systems (installation, upgrades, troubleshooting):
    • PC/Laptop Hardware and Software
    • Network Peripherals and Printers
    • Mitel Telephone System
  • Maintain loaner laptops and projectors
  • Support other software such as Jenzabar, Infomaker and Davka, users requests and improve product functionality
  • Frontline support for access issues, hardware/software break/fix, and network related problems as well as how to research and suggestions as needed.
  • Other related duties as identified and assigned

Qualifications:

  • Windows XP and 7 experience required. (Windows 8 a Plus)
  • Knowledge of Laptop/Printer Hardware
  • Networking skills preferred but not required
  • PC/Laptop build experience
  • Ability to be an active participant and contributor on a professional IS Support Team
  • Excellent communication skills, telephone support skills, and interpersonal skills required with a customer service focus
  • Provide excellent customer service communication and interaction.  Have the ability to put things in layman’s terms that can be easily understood.
  • Experience with MS Office Suite software
  • Experience with Backup Exec or other backup software a plus
  • 2+ years’ experience in IT helpdesk support
  • Specialized knowledge, strong troubleshooting and technical skills, and good communications skills
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

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