Director of Communications


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The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

The Director will oversee the organization’s communication strategy including branding, messaging, and constituent engagement. As a member of the senior team, the Director of Communications will play a central role in the organizations’ development of short and long-term communications initiatives that will expand public awareness of, and engagement in NCJW’s major initiatives. There will be an emphasis on enhancing our website and overall digital strategy. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Director will work closely with staff, volunteers, and consultant partners to effectively communicate the impact of NCJW’s projects and campaigns with broad audiences in order to advance the organization’s position, drive broader awareness, and increase support of the organization.

Essential Job Functions

Oversight for the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral.
Oversee all interactive communications strategies and online communications, including a major redesign of the NCJW website, email campaigns, and other new media efforts.
Coordinate media interest in NCJW and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests. Identify media activities to further the organization’s external impact.
Oversee an online fundraising program in conjunction with the Development team and make recommendations for improvements and growth.
Ensure consistent communication of the organization’s image and position both within the organization and externally to all constituencies.
Train staff and volunteer to be organizational spokespeople.
Oversee the availability of communications tools, including materials, guides, videos, and reusable content and stories.
Edit and carefully craft press releases, statements, op-ed columns, and briefing materials.
Provide counsel to local NCJW sections on marketing and communications
Oversee the creation of an editorial and content strategy for image and membership publications.
Develop systems for measuring the effectiveness of the communications effort.
Prepare department reports and distribute them as needed.
Lead, support, develop, and supervise Communications staff.
Oversee the budget for marketing and communications
Serve as staff liaison and support to various committees, councils, and task forces.
Participate actively as a member of the senior team in organizational decision­ making.
Keep up to date with developments in communications techniques and determine how and when to adopt new approaches and technology.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

BA/BS in business administration, marketing or communications required, MBA, MPA, or another advance degree
Minimum of eight years comparable work experience in an executive, managerial or supervisory capacity in non-profit environment
Proven track record of establishing and implementing digital strategy including branding, communication, and marketing campaigns with measurable
Demonstrated ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution
Demonstrated strong leadership capabilities and management
Outstanding writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal and written communication skills, including crafting talking points and writing op-ed
Experience organizing press conferences, calls, webinars, and major events; experience briefing top-level staff for media interviews and training
Displays a strong sense of vision, sophistication and a collaborative, creative, and strategic approach to
Demonstrated ability to build, develop, and foster relationships internally and
Excellent organizational and team leadership
Excellent judgment and problem-solving
Ability to be flexible and
Strong commitment to the mission and vision of NCJW with the ability to serve as a strong, compelling ambassador for the
Experience in nonprofit administration and familiarity with IRS Code 501 (c)(3)
Experience with foundation funding, knowledge of major issues in social justice and philanthropy a
SALARY AND BENEFITS

$115,000 – 125,000, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule, including all Jewish holidays off.

Interested candidates should apply here.

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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