Admissions Recruiter

Hebew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion | Remote, United States

Posted Date 11/14/2022

About Hebrew Union College: Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism.

HUC-JIR educates leaders for service to American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, experts in Jewish education, and Jewish nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate degree programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise renowned libraries, archives, museum collections, biblical archaeology excavations, and academic publications. HUC-JIR invites the community to an array of cultural and educational programs that illuminate Jewish identity, history, and contemporary creativity, and foster interfaith and multiethnic understanding.

Core Values

Employees are expected to model Hebrew Union College’s Core Values:

  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Kindness and Decency
  • Openness and Transparency
  • Responsible Empowerment
  • Trust and Security
  • Diversity and Inclusion

Position Summary

The Recruiter for the Rabbinical School at HUC will work an average of 5-10 hours per week meeting by Zoom, phone and, less frequently, in person with individuals who have questions about and/or interest in the rabbinical school at HUC. This is a temporary position with a 6- 12 month assignment. This position has the capability to extend or transition into a full-time regular position based on the College's business needs. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:


Ongoing Prospective Student Coaching:

  • Conduct regular meetings and outreach to individuals who have been identified as prospective students to the rabbinic program.
  • Solicit and make inquiries with alumni, current students, and colleagues in coordination with others in the ORA to find new prospective applicants;
  • Develop questions and methods to help prospective students discern what they are seeking and/or needing most in a graduate program, what it means to go to rabbinical school, and what it means to be a rabbi.
  • Keep and share detailed records of all meetings with prospective students. Input these records into SIS and/or other reporting mechanisms.
  • Answer questions about HUC’s curriculum, admissions process, and policies.
  • Refer prospective students to ORA and HUC programming and classes to help them gain Jewish learning and enrichment, and to help prepare them for application.
  • Refer prospective students, when appropriate, to the Hebrew Learning Support Coordinator to discuss their Hebrew learning needs and create a customized learning plan.
  • Connect prospective students, when appropriate, to rabbinic mentors in the field who have been trained by ORA to support the questioning and reflection they seek/need to develop their candidacy.

Recruitment Travel:

  • The RR may be asked to travel 2-3 times over the course of the year, as needed, to recruit on a college campus and/or a Jewish conference/gathering. All recruitment travel expenses will be reimbursed according to the policies of the National Business Office after both activity and reimbursement reports are submitted and according to the spending guidelines of the National Business Office. These reports must be submitted within 30 days of travel.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Ordination (rabbinical or cantorial) from an accredited Jewish seminary is required.


  • 2+ years working and serving as a rabbi/cantor in the North American Jewish community.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Self-motivated, organized, and able to manage many relationships;
  • Good listening skills with a developed reflective practice;
  • Ability to coach and mentor emerging leaders and support their personal and professional development;
  • Knowledge of FERPA regulations and the ability to handle confidential information
  • Excellent note-taking and record-keeping skills with fine attention to detail;
  • Excellent follow-through and follow-up;
  • Professional and courteous communicator, with administration and applicants alike;
  • Kind, honest and friendly person willing to be a part of a dynamic, remote, professional team;

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

 Equal Employment Opportunity

Salary50.00 - 55.00 Hour
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
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