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:
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.
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 lives 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.
Hebrew College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
To be considered for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Steffi Bobbin at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Hebrew College
Founded in 1921, Hebrew College is dedicated to the principle that rigorous, pluralistic Jewish education is essential to building and sustaining a vibrant Jewish community.
We are committed to training Jewish professionals who have a strong foundation in classical Jewish studies and are equally well equipped to engage the complexities of contemporary Jewish life.