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.

Development Officer

Hebrew College, one of the nation’s leading providers of Jewish education, has a position available for a Development Officer for the Department of Institutional Advancement.  Located in Newton Centre, Massachusetts, the College provides graduate professional programs and community education programs.  

Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Advancement, the Development Officer will be principally responsible for planning and executing the College’s key development initiatives including Major Gifts, Annual Campaign, and Annual Gala, as well as have a significant role in Grant management and donor stewardship.

The key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Major gifts planning, management, and execution
  • Plan Annual Campaign strategy and tactics
  • Gala and other event fundraising strategy and management
  • Manage grant applications and alignment across programs
  • Manage fundraising tracking, reporting, and acknowledgement letters and other communications with donors
  • Research and cultivate donors, build and maintain relationships
  • Identify prospects, coordinate relationships with Development Committee and Board of Trustees members, and manage for ongoing stewardship
  • President’s Installation and Centennial fundraising strategy and management

Skills and knowledge required to fulfill the job responsibilities:

  • Extensive working knowledge of development best practices
  • Expertise and facility with databases and fundraising software packages 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, with very strong working knowledge of Excel and Access
  • Ability to learn new computer applications and systems quickly
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both verbal and written, with ability to communicate clearly and effectively with philanthropic community, Board members, College leadership, staff, etc.
  • Ability to thrive under challenging circumstances, managing multiple projects and deadlines, with limited resources and budgets
  • Detail-oriented, with a firm understanding and commitment to the importance of each and every interaction
  • Collaborative approach, comfortable working on a busy, high-function team and taking on new and varied responsibilities when needed  
  • Comfortable being hands-on; doing, rather than managing others
  • Demonstrated commitment to embracing an institution’s mission 

Education and experience required to fulfill the job responsibilities:

  • College degree required
  • 5-7 years of experience in a development role with increasing responsibility
  • Proven, quantifiable success fundraising in a significant not-for-profit setting
  • Familiarity with the Greater Boston Jewish community strongly preferred 

Please forward cover letter, resume, an additional writing sample, and salary requirements to:  sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu.

Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Director of Professional Development and Placement
The Hebrew College Rabbinical School


The Hebrew College Rabbinical School is looking for an experienced Rabbi to join our faculty. Located in Newton Centre, MA, Hebrew College has been at the forefront of rabbinic education for the past 15 years. At the heart of our program is a commitment to both serious Jewish learning and an open spirituality.  Our rabbinical students spend five years in our program studying in the Beit Midrash, seeking to make a home in the sea of tradition. Students also spend time cultivating their inner life, deepening their experiences of prayer and Jewish practice which stands at the center of an authentic Jewish teacher. As a pluralistic seminary, we don’t teach towards one answer, rather we seek to consistently expose our students to a range of perspectives and help them to find their own voice. 

The Director of Professional Development and Placement is a crucial part of the school as the person to guide both students and alumni towards fulfilling their rabbinic visions. 

The job has four elements:

  • Placement: Hebrew College has been successful placing rabbis in congregations, Hillels, eldercare facilities, Jewish organizations and day schools. The rabbinical school encourages and reflects a diversity of placements throughout the Jewish world. The Director will build on our previous success and work with both graduating students and alumni to find and secure jobs. The Director counsels Hebrew College Rabbis on resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills. 
  • Professional Development: The Director helps all students refine their professional goals and advises students on appropriate professional development opportunities to help their professional formation. Students work at institutions – Hillels, synagogues, day schools, and Jewish non-profits – throughout the Greater Boston area and beyond. The Director actively works with institutions that offer part-time jobs and internships to match students to these opportunities. As well, the Director proactively seeks out new opportunities. 
  • Teaching: The Director will teach 1-2 classes per semester. Classes will primarily be in the field of professional development but if the Director has the requisite text skills, teaching text classes and/or guiding students in the beit midrash may also be part of their portfolio.   
  • Participation in the Life of the Community: Administrative faculty at Hebrew College are called upon to help with grants, organize special study days, serve on committees, take part in davening, advise students, and generally help to enrich the life of the community.

As a pluralistic institution we are open to Rabbis of any or no denomination. 

The start date for this position is July 1, 2018; the salary range is $75,000 - $85,000, commensurate with experience.  The successful candidate will be eligible for the complete benefit package offered to full-time employees at Hebrew College.

To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Steffi Bobbin at sbobbin@hebrewcollege.edu

Desktop Support Technician (Full Time)
Hebrew College

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.  

Reporting to the Director of IT, the Desktop Support Technician is responsible for providing technology support to internal customers by identifying, prioritizing and confirming resolution of reported problems with desktop, laptop and networked systems. The technician provides desktop and laptop support including installing, configuring, troubleshooting, repairing, and upgrading of hardware, software, and operating systems. He or she may be required to back up the primary server support staff when necessary. 

Located in Newton Centre, MA, Hebrew College currently has a position available for a full-time help desk position.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Hardware and Software support for Windows 7/10 and Microsoft Office 2013
  • Ability to install, troubleshoot and resolve helpdesk issues
  • Answer help desk phone calls and monitor Spiceworks helpdesk ticket system
  • Provide on the spot troubleshooting as time allows
  • Provide local support for the following systems (installation, upgrades, troubleshooting):
    • PC/Laptop Hardware and Software
    • Network Peripherals and Printers
    • Mitel Telephone System
    • Backup software
  • Support other software such as Jenzabar, InfoMaker and Davka, users requests and improve product functionality
  • Frontline support for access issues, hardware/software break/fix, and network related problems as well as how to research and suggestions as needed
  • Monitor backups, security patching and virus scan updates
  • Other related duties as identified and assigned
  • Some weekend or after hours to perform maintenance may be required periodically


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Windows 7 and 10 experience required
  • Knowledge of Laptop/Printer Hardware
  • Networking skills preferred but not required
  • PC/Laptop build experience
  • Ability to be an active participant and contributor on a professional IS Support Team
  • Excellent communication skills, telephone support skills, and interpersonal skills required with a customer service focus
  • Provide excellent interpersonal and customer service communication and interaction.  Have the ability to put things in layman’s terms that can be easily understood
  • Set priorities which accurately reflect the relative importance of job responsibilities.  Prioritize assignments to complete work in a timely manner
  • Perform with frequent interruptions and/or distractions
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Up-to-date technical knowledge
  • An in depth understanding of the software and equipment your customers/employees are using
  • Good accurate records keeping

2+ years’ experience in IT helpdesk support
Experience with MS Office Suite software  
Experience with Backup Exec or other backup software a plus
Experience with RDS a plus

Additional Details 
Must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Steffi Bobbin
Director, Human Resources