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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Adult Learning, 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.
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.
Located in Newton Centre, MA, Hebrew College currently has a position available for a Part-Time Marketing Coordinator in the Department of Adult Learning. The ideal candidate is an energetic individual with a recent history of managing digital and print external communications and PR initiatives. Working closely with the leaders of four flagship programs: Me’ah, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, Open Circle Jewish Learning, and Eser, the Marketing Coordinator will report to the Director of Adult Learning.
In addition to managing our overall message and brand, the Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for creating and updating website content and design, site-specific flyers and posters, ads, brochures, news releases, and special projects as assigned. The role’s primary responsibilities will include:
- Serve as the primary resource and support for marketing across adult learning programs
- Manage the programs’ web pages – ensure user-friendly navigation and registration
- Plan strategies for and manage social media (including Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and other social networks) for each of the programs
- Provide support for student recruitment and enrollment
- Oversee and optimize the use of technology to enhance our web and registration pages
- Write, proofread, and edit communication materials, including “e-blasts,” blog posts, newsletters, ads, and collateral material supporting our programs
- Develop and post dynamic videos and photos to engage various audiences
- Create content for press releases, articles, and digital and print presentations
- Bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism/marketing
- Two or more years of experience in a marketing/communications related position
- Exceptional writing, proofreading, and editing skills
- Competency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook)
- Graphic design knowledge/solid design skills
- Experience with website content management systems
- Experience with social media, Wordpress and/or Facebook/Google analytics, as well as email marketing tools (e.g. Constant Contact)
- Photography and videotaping (including photo/video editing) skills
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail (accuracy and quality matters)
- Skilled in managing multiple projects while meeting deadlines
- Able to work effectively and collaboratively with individuals and a team
- Productive when working independently
Please send a resume, three references with contact information, and samples of your writing and/or design work to: Bernice Lerner at email@example.com
Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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