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 rabbinical and cantorial ordination, graduate degrees and courses in Jewish education and Jewish studies; community education for adults and teens, and professional development programs.
Hebrew College has an exciting part-time opportunity for a Jewish professional to direct the nationally known Prozdor Jewish learning program for 8-12 grade Boston-area. This is a part-time, 25 hour a week position in the Teen Learning/Community Education department of Hebrew College and reports to the Senior Director of Adult and Teen Learning. The position is based at Hebrew College in Newton, MA with flexible remote work options.
Background on Prozdor
This long-standing Jewish learning and community building program meets primarily at Hebrew College on Sunday mornings, with some select courses for teens at satellite sites around Boston. Prozdor celebrates its centennial next year and boasts an alumni community of over 6,000.
Prozdor runs from September to May and operates on a trimester system. Most faculty are long-standing and deeply committed to the program. Prozdor students are driven, academic, passionate, and busy and come from families with a range of Jewish practices, identities, and affiliations. Students may register for one, two, or all three trimesters, and choose courses from a range of interesting Jewish subject areas. The learning is high-caliber, and mostly homework-free. Students and families highly value this program, and many students include their Prozdor Hebrew College transcript in their college applications.
Primary Responsibilities for this role
Recruitment, Partnerships and Communications
- Work with the Hebrew College Marketing and the departmental administrative team to market and recruit for Prozdor students
- Visit local schools and area synagogues as appropriate to spread the word about classes
- Maintain connections and foster collaboration with strategic partners at synagogues, CJP, and other teen programs in the area
- Collaborate with Hebrew College’s Development team to meet Prozdor’s annual fundraising goals including engaging with Prozdor alumni 1-2 times during the year (primarily through newsletters)
Teaching and Curriculum
- Teach one Prozdor class per trimester, usually one hour on Sunday mornings
- Support teachers and rabbinic intern as needed, to think through lesson plans and design curriculum
- Supervise and provide guidance to the Prozdor rabbinic intern (8 hours/week)
- Supervise 3-4 part-time faculty instructors and offer support, as needed
- Work with the departmental administrative assistant and the assistant registrar to ensure students are properly registered in their classes.
- Consult as needed on billing and student financial aid.
- Ensure faculty grades are collected and entered into Prozdor database by department assistant.
- Strong experience in Jewish education and curriculum development and directing or leading supplemental educational programs
- Familiarity with pluralistic Jewish settings and the ability to work well across differences
- Experience with and an excitement about working with and supporting a diverse group of Jewish teenagers and their familie
- Ability to work independently with a team of administrative support, colleagues, and staff
- An ability to teach in-person on Sundays at Hebrew College
- Have desire to help grow and reimagine Prozdor and teen learning programs at Hebrew College
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Steffi Bobbin, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. More information is available at hebrewcollege.edu/prozdor.
Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Hebrew College, one of the nation’s leading providers of Jewish education, has a position available for a Finance & Compliance Associate. Located in Newton, the College trains clergy and educators, and features on-line programs that have a global reach including adult Jewish education, Hebrew language training, numerous degree and certificate programs, and supplemental Jewish education for teens.
The Finance & Compliance Associate will support and report directly to the Chief Financial & Administrative Officer, with dotted line responsibility to the Director of Finance. This is a part-time position, averaging 18 to 20 hours per week, requiring an on-campus presence twice per week to manage bank deposits, with flexibility to offer a virtual hybrid model in fulfillment of most other assigned roles.
- Process and Record Deposits – twice per week
- Prepare Operational Expense and Rental Revenue allocation reports – monthly at new campus
- Generate Quarterly Budget-to Actual Reports by Department
- Manage Fixed Assets and Depreciation Schedule monthly entries
- Energy, Insurance and other Vendor Contract and Relationship Management
- Student Refund Quality Control
- Monitor CJP/WPS Quarterly Mortgage Receipt Process
- Support Annual Budgeting Process
- Project Research and Analysis
- NECHE and DHE Financial Screening and Compliance Reporting Support
- Annual Financial IPED Survey
- Filing of Annual 3ABC with City of Newton – property tax exemption
- Track Grant Fulfillment by Department
- Support Departmental Grant Managers in the Application and Reporting Process
- Source grant opportunities (HEERF, Security, IT, Facilities) and drive associated application, fulfillment, and reporting processes.
Essential Skills / Qualifications
- 5+ years of relatable experience
- Extreme attention to detail
- Fluent in Excel, Word and Outlook
- Experience with grant research
- Excellent customer service skills a must
- Dependable and well organized
- Experience with above reporting helpful but not required
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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.