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 Enrollment Management
Senior Fundraiser,
Office of Institutional Advancement 
Associate Director, Eser
(temporary appointment)

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.


  • 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 

This position is responsible for planning and implementing a comprehensive annual-giving program and for the direct solicitation of gifts at Hebrew College. 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 all methods of solicitation (personal, mail, telephone, electronic media). 
  • Writing all annual campaign material, including solicitation letters and thank-you letters.
  • Designing and facilitating effective donor stewardship for annual giving donors, focused on retention.
  • Designing and facilitating effective new-donor cultivation for annual giving donors.
  • Preparing material for the annual report, including annual honor roll of 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 managing a portfolio of 50 donors ranging up to $10,000.
  • Developing and implementing a fundraising plan for the growth of the Rabbinical School, including direct solicitation.
  • Assisting in the writing and researching of grant proposals for all departments, with emphasis on the Rabbinic School.
  • Coordinating events activities with the events planner in the institutional advancement.
  • 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

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.

Minimum Experience/Training

  • Five years of relevant fundraising or sales experienc, preferably in a nonprofit environment.
  • Three years of management experience.

Proven Effective and Progressive Experience Desired

  • 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.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in the basics of annual giving, including programming, donor cultivation, donor engagement, solicitation and stewardship.
  • 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. Skills must include ability to collaborate effectively with staff, volunteers and vendors.
  • 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 Eser (temporary maternity-leave position)

Hebrew College has a unique opportunity for someone who is looking to fill in for the associate director of Eser while she is on maternity leave. The position is expected to begin around late December or early January and run for approximately three months.

The associate director of Eser oversees all aspects of an innovative program for adults in their 20s and 30s. Eser (Hebrew for "10"
), features a new theme each year.  The associate director will guide a committee in choosing the theme, and 10 topics that address the theme and deepen participants’ knowledge of Jewish values, culture and life. The associate director will ensure that participants of all backgrounds are welcome, and that the program grows, reaching ever-wider audiences. The position reports to the director of adult learning and is part of the adult-learning team..

Responsibilities include program development, marketing and recruitment, coordination of logistics for all classes and events, and strategic planning. The associate director will work closely with a committee of lay leaders and Eser faculty, and will seek to expand the program through local partnerships and “community organizing.”


  • Develop and expand the use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Create copy for — and oversee the design and production of — print materials.
  • Represent Eser at young-adult and community events and meetings.
  • Meet with key “young-adult influencers” to increase awareness of the program.
  • Organize, publicize and implement recruitment events such as “Sips” (tastes of Jewish learning) at local restaurants.
  • Work with the director of faculty and curriculum development in hiring instructors, planning faculty meetings and creating each year’s Eser curriculum.
  • Work with committee chairs to plan constructive meetings and assign meaningful roles to 12-15 members who will serve as Eser ambassadors and leaders.
  • Identify and secure volunteer hosts for Eser groups in various locations.
  • Assign instructors to groups according to various criteria (including geographic preferences and personal interests).
  • Set up and oversee registration processes and assign enrollees to groups.
  • Plan special off-season Eser classes and organize at least two all-group events.
  • Manage the Eser budget.
  • Attend to business-related functions, e.g., prepare hiring forms, POs, invoices.
  • Create and distribute participant-evaluation forms and surveys; collect responses and prepare reports.
  • Work with Hebrew College leaders to develop and execute a business plan for expanding Eser internationally.


  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to attend to details as well as a strategic vision.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community.
  • Ability to leverage social media to further program goals.

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

Hebrew College is an equal opportunity employer.


Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources