Employment

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 responsibilites:

  • 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


Director of Faculty and Curriculum Development
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


Director of Online Learning Initiatives (Part-Time)

Hebrew College is seeking a part-time director of online learning initiatives. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the faculty and staff of the college in the development of online courses and supplemental materials.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Design engaging and effective instructional materials that are functional, intuitive, informative and consistent with sound educational principles.
  • Assist with campaign creation and management.
  • Facilitate the development of sequence of instruction, assessment instruments and overall design of course materials and activities.
  • Assess the instructional effectiveness of course materials and explore new and innovative ways to enhance the curriculum.
  • Guide online student engagement.

Qualifications:

  • Three to five years of experience in course design or curriculum design in higher education is necessary.
  • A master's or higher degree in instructional design, e-learning, instructional technology or a related field is preferred.
  • Experience developing online course materials is required.
  • Understanding of effective marketing management and monitoring of electronic and social media forums.
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, graphics, Web and desktop publishing.
  • Expertise in Schoology, Google AdWords and similar tools.
  • Familiarity with electronic, Web-based learning management systems such as Canvas, Blackboard or Desire2Learn.
  • Proven ability to adapt and learn new software programs and procedures.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within an academic community, interpret needs, produce high-quality instructional materials and meet deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Working knowledge of Jewish studies and Jewish education is a plus.

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

CONTACT

Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources 617-559-8640
sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu