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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 Finance and Administration

Marketing and Communications Specialist

Director of Enrollment Management
 
Senior Fundraiser,
Office of Institutional Advancement 
 
 
Associate Director of Parenting Through a Jewish Lens – PART-TIME Position
 

Vice President for Finance and Administration

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, MA, Hebrew College currently has a position available for a Vice President for Finance and Administration. 

Primary purpose of position:

Provide leadership and expertise in all areas of finance, strategic growth and administrative functions for the management and board of Hebrew College. Serve as the Hebrew College staff member on the Finance Committee and Audit Committee. Supervise Finance Department, IT Department, HR Department, and Facilities Department; provide general support to President as needed. 

 Responsibilities/functions of the job: 

 Individually and through direct and indirect reports:

  • Collaborate on the design and execution of strategic growth initiatives.
  • Assess and improve administrative systems and operational processes.
  • Develop, implement, and use appropriate accounting systems to ensure timely, accurate, and efficient reporting of financial results.
  • Direct the annual audit process and associated external financial and compliance reporting.
  • Manage an inclusive process to develop operating plans and budgets and work with department leaders to analyze actual results and adapt to needs accordingly.
  • Report on and manage cash flow.
  • Report on and ensure correct processing and accounting for development revenues, including grants, contributions, and planned giving, and manage pledges receivable and collections.
  • Provide support to the College’s senior management.

Individually and as a manager:

  • Hire, train, supervise,  and evaluate
    direct reports and contribute to the those processes for indirect reports
  • Work with deans and directors throughout the College to develop
    maximum integration and efficiency from available technologies and systems.
  • Work with the Finance Committee and to develop and implement an
    appropriate cash management policy and maintain productive banking
    relationships; work with senior College management to engage these
    strategies for long-term financial stability and availability of capital
    resources.
  • Manage the College’s insurance programs and coordinate loss
    prevention activities.
  • Work collaboratively with the Treasurer and present financial
    reports to the Board of Trustees.

Skills and knowledge required to fulfill the job responsibilities:

  • Success in the implementation of growth strategies, both in established and entrepreneurial organizations.
  • Nonprofit experience strongly preferred, especially in higher education.
  • Proven effectiveness as an organizational leader.
  • Track record of hiring, identifying and nurturing strong staff.
  • Excellent communication skills (especially the ability to translate complex financial concepts into language appropriate and beneficial for non-financial colleagues and for board and committee members).
  • Hands-on and managerial experience with diverse accounting systems, including implementation, conversion, and enhancement activities.
  • Strong spreadsheet and database skills.
  • Customer service” attitude and the ability to interact effectively with donors as well as colleagues.

Education and experience required to fulfill the job responsibilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, accounting, or a related field.
  • MBA or equivalent degree highly preferred but not mandatory.
  • CPA or equivalent certification desirable but not mandatory.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in financial management, including at least 4 years of senior-level responsibility (controller level or higher). 

 

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer

 

Marketing Communications Specialist

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, MA, Hebrew College has a position available for a Marketing and Communications Specialist to build awareness and interest in the College and its many programs, in support of achieving enrollment and development goals. Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing, the Marketing and Communications Specialist will be principally responsible for extensive content writing, and for developing finished print and electronic collateral.

This position is ideal for an enthusiastic individual contributor who brings a broad range of capabilities, is interested in building on their marketing experience and personal brand, and who has a passion for delivering results that exceed expectations, often under tight deadlines.

 Responsibilities:

  • Enhance Hebrew College’s presence to further reflect its quality and stature as a premier provider of higher education in the Jewish community
  • Write, edit, and proofread content to be used in a wide range of print and electronic media, including brochures, posters, postcards, flyers, email campaigns, multipage reports, and much more
  • Develop, research, write, edit, proofread, and pitch press releases, whitepapers, newsletters, byline articles, and other public relations and thought leadership vehicles
  • Develop a broad range of print and electronic collateral pieces, including doing the design work when possible
  • Manage and work with external designers, photographers, printers, and other vendors to produce communication materials
  • Develop and maintain a methodical approach for communicating with key target audiences, leveraging an understanding of best practices in message, style, and frequency of communication
  • Collaborate with academic leadership, faculty and staff to ensure alignment and achievement of key objectives
  • Effectively leverage college database, intranet, admissions portal, and various marketing vehicles to serve as an internal resource to others in their use to optimize communications with prospective students, current students, alumni, donors, and others

Requirements – Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; concentration in marketing, journalism, communications, English, public relations or related field strongly preferred
  • Extensive working knowledge of, and a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in marketing communications, with demonstrated success
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, able to produce professional, compelling content of various lengths and across a variety of formats, often under deadline pressure
  • Experience working with content management systems
  • Experience pitching stories to the news media
  • Familiarity with a broad range of design and print concepts
  • Working knowledge of AP and Chicago style
  • Versatile collateral development and execution skills, print and electronic
  • Able to assist with event planning and logistics as needed
  • Proficiency with Adobe software suite, particularly InDesign and Photoshop, and Microsoft Office suite, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Requirements – Personal Character:

  • Entrepreneurial; ready, willing, and able to take on whatever is required, able to comfortably manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, often under tight deadlines, with limited resources
  • Comfortable performing a wide variety of responsibilities both self-guided and as requested
  • Ready and able to make a significant contribution individually as well as part of a team, even when faced with a new challenge
  • Comfortable serving as a trusted expert in marketing matters
  • Capable professional presence; comfortable interacting with colleagues, faculty, students, partners, and others
  • A strong and demonstrated interest in doing; recognizes what needs to happen and steps in to accomplish it in a way that shows capability
  • Willing to take risks and try new things to advance the college and its objectives
  • Interested in learning, growing, and stretching abilities and knowledge
  • Familiarity with Jewish customs and practices preferred, but not required

If you are versatile, eager and able to jump into a wide variety of marketing activities with a sense of ownership and a
strong “can-do” attitude, we would like to speak with you.

This position is located at Hebrew College’s Newton Centre, MA campus.

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer

 
 

Director of Enrollment Management

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 Director of Enrollment Management to develop and implement its graduate school’s enrollment recruitment program that will achieve the enrollment goals for each of the graduate programs.

Reporting to the vice president of marketing, the director of enrollment management will serve as the college’s senior admissions professional. This includes the development of an annual plan and schedule, as well as day-to-day operations including recruitment, research and planning, communications, budget management and financial aid, among other initiatives.

S/he will increase the visibility of Hebrew College and its programs among potential target audiences, and work closely with the marketing team to drive awareness, applications and enrollments. The director of enrollment management will also represent Hebrew College at key recruiting events, and will stay abreast of trends among our target community, in higher education and the marketplace. The director of enrollment management will be a hands-on leader, serving as an individual contributor for Hebrew College’s degree programs while also supervising a small staff.

Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic leadership in advancing the college’s recruitment, retention and enrollment goals.
  • Identify target audiences and develop and execute plans and tactics to attract and retain high-caliber students.
  • Achieve annual enrollment and net-tuition revenue goals for each program.
  • Build awareness of, and interest in, the college and its graduate programs.
  • Collaborate with academic leadership, faculty and staff to ensure alignment and achievement of key objectives.
  • Effectively use technology, data analysis and a CRM system in tracking, measuring progress toward and achieving enrollment objectives.
  • Maintain the college’s commitment to superior customer service.
  • Design scholarship programs and incentives, manage financial-aid activity and integrate the admissions process with the registrar.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state admissions regulations.

Skills and Knowledge Required 

  • Working knowledge of enrollment management best practices and ability to develop a strategic plan and implement steps needed to achieve it.
  • Strong planning, creative and innovative capabilities balanced with an ability to successfully implement new initiatives.
  • Adept at being both a leader and a hands-on contributor.
  • Proficiency with technology throughout the enrollment process and analyzing data to drive decision-making and metrics to track results.
  • Skilled in leading change and building a compelling case for what is needed. 
  • Able to inspire others and recognize that the achievement of enrollment objectives will necessarily engage the entire college community.
  • Demonstrated customer orientation.
  • Capable of building strong working partnerships both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrated skill in being a resourceful and resilient problem solver
  • Experience in identifying and recruiting target groups.
  • Familiar with Jewish community and Jewish educational programs a plus, but not required.

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree required; studies in higher-edcation management a plus, but not required.
  • Experience in graduate admissions with demonstrated success in developing and implementing programs that achieve enrollment goals.
  • Experience with financial-aid and scholarship practices as they relate to enrollment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to embracing an institution’s mission.

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer

 

Senior Fundraiser, Office of Institutional Advancement 

Job Profile Summary

This position is responsible for the planning and implementing of a comprehensive annual giving  program, and for the direct solicitation of gifts at Hebrew College with special emphasis on fundraising for the Rabbinical School. Reporting to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, the Senior Fundraiser is responsible for:

  • Leading the annual campaign including the building of a fundraising schedule comprising of all methods of solicitation (personal, mail, telephone, electronic media) 
  • Responsible for all annual campaign material including solicitation letters and thank-you letters
  • Leading in the preparation of material for the Annual Report including annual Honor Roll of Donors
  • Facilitating new donor cultivation for annual giving donors
  • Working with the communications manager to design and facilitate an effective communications strategy for annual giving, cultivation and stewardship
  • Cultivating and soliciting prospective donors including the managing of a portfolio of 25 donors ranging from $1,000 to $25,00
  • Implementing a fundraising plan for the growth of the Rabbinical School including direct solicitation
  • Ensuring that the database of donors is as unified and accurate as possible including list related content for annual Honor Roll of Donors

Overseeing the database reporting of activities of the Advancement department

Education:

Bachelor's Degree required with Master’s Degree preferred

Knowledge of Jewish community trends and higher education preferred

Minimum Experience/Training:

Five years in relevant fund-raising or sales experience preferably in a non-profit environment, and three years of management experience.

Proven effective and progressive experience in:

  • Facilitating annual giving goals and programs 
  • Managing and implementing direct fundraising solicitations
  • Effectively using database information to plan, facilitate and evaluate programs
  • Collaborating with colleagues 
  • Managing time resources 
  • Effective communication skills (writing and presentation) 

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, executes, evaluates strategies to reach donor goals for annual giving.  
  • Works with communications team to execute comprehensive annual calendar.  
  • Works with stewardship team to facilitate plan focused on engagement and retention. 
  • Works with database software team to facilitate planning, execution and evaluation. 
  • Manages prospect pool for high end annual gifts. Daily 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. Daily 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The Senior Fundraiser must have demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in the fundamental basics of annual giving including programming, donor cultivation, donor engagement, solicitation and stewardship.

Proven ability and drive to achieve ambitious fundraising goals; demonstrated track record of building strong donor relationships and closing gifts; ability to establish creditability and confidence with stakeholders.

The Senior Fundraiser must be effective in planning and executing all forms of programming and communication (events, direct mail, telephone, volunteer management, personal solicitation, social media, electronic solicitation, database management and data-mining. 

Extensive functional knowledge and expertise in all aspects of own and related areas of the College, and pertinent interdependencies

Strong negotiation skills and ability to reach mutual points of agreement and benefit among peers and colleagues

 

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Associate Director of Parenting Through a Jewish Lens – PART-TIME Position

Job Profile Summary

The Department of Adult Learning at Hebrew College is seeking a part-time Associate Director of Parenting Through a Jewish Lens (PTJL).  This flagship program provides parents of all backgrounds, and of kids of all ages, the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations in the context of warm classroom settings.  Participants discover how ikkarim (core values) can strengthen their families, and learn how Jewish sources of wisdom can inform their choices as parents in today’s world.  Associate Director responsibilities include recruitment, marketing, planning, and administration.  The position will communicate regularly with (current and prospective) students, faculty, and site liaisons.  As a member of a productive team, the associate director will also contribute to other ventures of Hebrew College’s Department of Adult Learning.

With regard to marketing, publicity, and recruitment, specific tasks include:

  • Mobilize alumni and site leaders to help with recruitment.
  • Work with the adult learning team and marketing department on creating marketing materials for PTJL.  Distribute brochures, posters, ads, and e-mails to each PTJL site.  Tailor flyers, ads, and e-mails to convey site specific information.
  • Arrange for recruitment activities, including parlor meetings, information sessions at local libraries or other venues, and having a PTJL representative at “Back-to-School” nights.  
  • Work with our adult learning assistant on arranging for PR.  Contact local reporters and papers about covering the program.  Submit info on PTJL parlor meetings, info sessions, and classes to the calendar sections of newspapers.  Update postings on JewishBoston.com.
  • Develop strategies for targeting the unaffiliated.  Work with CJP, URJ, and JCC professionals on outreach.
  • Further develop our PTJL website.  Arrange for a photographer to visit classes; obtain permissions and post updated photos.   
  • Work with PTJL coordinator on fostering connections among PTJL participants and alumni by further developing and monitoring PTJL’s Facebook page, site on JewishBoston.com, and parentingblogspot.  Together with the PTJL coordinator, explore and implement the use of other social media (e.g., Twitter).  Solicit, edit, and post “blogs.”  

Administration:

  • Work with the adult learning team in identifying sites, and in inviting these sites to offer PTJL.
  • Work with the adult learning team in creating and maintaining PTJL collaborative sites, and in facilitating meetings to determine policies and location of classes.
  • Form relationships with key lay leaders and staff members at potential and ongoing PTJL sites.
  • Maintain communication with site liaisons and faculty. 
  • Evaluate classes and provide faculty with feedback. 
  • Consult with sites and faculty on rabbis’ sessions and the offering of complementary programs (e.g., family Hanukkah celebration) for PTJL families. 
  • Schedule, plan for, and conduct faculty meetings.
  • Work with adult learning’s director of faculty and curriculum development on enhancing the PTJL curriculum.
  • Arrange for the production and distribution of the curriculum. 

Skills needed:

The Associate Director of Parenting Through a Jewish Lens should have exemplary interpersonal, organizational, technological, and communication skills.  The ideal candidate will be a “self-starter” who is able to contribute constructively to team efforts.  He/she should bring to the position creativity, strategic thinking, and a detail-oriented approach to multiple tasks.  Knowledge of the Jewish community is a plus.  Commitment to Jewish continuity is essential. 22 hours per week.

Master’s Degree preferred

22 hours per week

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.

 

CONTACT

Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources
sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu