Employment Opportunities

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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.


Job Opportunities

Hebrew College, located in Newton Centre, MA, is seeking a talented person to help create and implement a new vision for the role of music in Jewish spiritual, communal, and educational life.  This person will build on the strengths of several of our existing programs — the School of Jewish Music, the Rabbinical School, and the Prayer Leadership Summer Institute – all of which have been wonderful sources of and outlets for musical expression. The person assuming this new role will work closely with colleagues to integrate and align these programs with each other, and to bring the flourishing of Jewish musical literacy, creativity, and spiritual depth at Hebrew College to a wider audience – one which will attract and inspire prospective rabbinical, cantorial, and education students, as well as clergy and other prayer leaders in the larger Jewish community.

The Associate Dean for Music will be a full-time member of the faculty, tasked with: overseeing the program for Cantorial ordination and the Rav-Hazzan program; deepening the training of interested rabbinical students and educators in sacred music and prayer leadership; spearheading the expansion of the Prayer Leadership Summer Institute; and working collaboratively with the Dean and faculty of the rabbinical school to build on Hebrew College’s strengths as a center for musical depth and innovation and the practice and leadership of prayer as a vital part of our vision for Jewish spirituality and culture in the 21st century.

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

Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Hebrew College has a unique position available for the Director of Learning Circles in our Adult Learning program.

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.

Dedicated to building bridges between the academy and the community, we offer diverse educational and cultural programs for youth, adults and Jewish professionals, and seek to invigorate Jewish life through the following core values: Ahavat Torah: A Love of Learning, Areivut: Embracing Communal Responsibility, Elu v’Elu: Engaging Diversity, Yetzira: Fostering Jewish Creativity.

The Director of Learning Circles will oversee a program for adults of all backgrounds, at all life stages. Part of the adult learning team, the position will report to the director of adult learning, and will work closely with the associate director of learning circles, who oversees the program’s mindfulness/spirituality “track.” 

In organizing and coordinating 15-30 Learning Circles cohorts per year – including 3-6 Circles designed to engage young adults in social action – the Director’s responsibilities will include program development, marketing and recruitment, coordination of logistics for all classes and events, and strategic planning. The Director will forge local partnerships and engage in “community organizing.” 

Essential functions of the Director of Learning Circles:

  • Hire instructors, plan faculty meetings, collect–and create a bank of–syllabi.
  • Meet with key “influencers” to increase awareness of the program; forge partnerships with other organizations; engage in “organizing” in the service of participant recruitment.
  • Represent Learning Circles at community events and meetings.
  • Develop and expand the use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter, to promote various “tracks.”
  • Create copy for—and oversee the design and production of—print materials.
  • Organize, publicize, and implement recruitment events.
  • Identify and secure volunteer hosts for groups meeting in various locations
  • Assign instructors to groups according to various criteria (including areas of expertise and scheduling preferences)
  • Set up and oversee registration processes
  • Manage the Learning Circles budget
  • Attend to business-related functions (e.g., prepare hiring forms, POs, invoices, etc.)
  • Create and distribute participant evaluation forms and surveys; collect responses and prepare reports
  • Craft language for Hebrew College’s Open Circle Jewish Learning and Social Action web pages

Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Skill in managing several projects simultaneously
  •  Strong attention to details as well as a strategic vision
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community
  • Ability to leverage social media to accomplish program goals

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.

Dedicated to building bridges between the academy and the community, we offer diverse educational and cultural programs for youth, adults and Jewish professionals, and seek to invigorate Jewish life through the following core values: Ahavat Torah: A Love of Learning, Areivut: Embracing Communal Responsibility, Elu v’Elu: Engaging Diversity, Yetzira: Fostering Jewish Creativity. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: blerner@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Open Circle Jewish Learning, a program of Hebrew College’s Department of Adult Learning and Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), brings together small groups of adults to study an array of topics with exceptional educators. We offer classes on Jewish mindfulness and mysticism, social action, texts and traditions, arts and culture, and history. We have a track especially for young adults (those in their 20s and 30s). And we will provide an appropriate instructor for any group of eight or more learners interested in studying a particular Jewish topic.

Main administrative coordinator responsibilities include providing support to Open Circle Jewish Learning (OCJL) co-directors, who oversee our various “tracks.” Support to other of Hebrew College’s Adult Learning programs may include assistance with Parenting Through a Jewish Lens and Me’ah, as needed.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Set up, oversee, and update registration processes (including website registration pages and registrant lists).
  • Prepare faculty contracts for business office; keep copies on file.
  • Attend to business-related functions (e.g., prepare purchase orders, invoices, check requests, etc.). Keep organized records of all transactions.
  • Oversee class logistics. Respond to student and instructor inquiries pertaining to times, dates, and locations.
  • Keep registration spreadsheets and interest lists for all program tracks.
  • Oversee and regularly update social media and website postings for classes and events.
  • Submit notices of classes and events to local media outlets.
  • Distribute, collect, and help to synthesize participant evaluations.
  • Prepare, copy, scan and/or mail curricular and other materials.
  • Update shared drive resources and data pertaining to OCJL classes
  • Assist with logistical arrangements (e.g., securing volunteer hosts for classes) and with coordinating and implementing recruitment events (e.g., communication with vendors).
  • Keep statistics for all OCJL tracks.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Skill in managing several projects simultaneously
  • Strong organizational skills, with a keen eye for detail
  • Solid computer capabilities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of and connection to the Jewish community
  • Ability to leverage social media and interpersonal communications to help accomplish program goals

Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer