Marketing and Communications Manager

Rodef Shalom Congregation | Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Posted Date 10/19/2021

Title: Marketing and Communications Manager (part time, 20 hours per week)

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred. At least three years of professional non profit marketing communications.
Preferred Qualifications:
An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution and five years in communications with social media experience is preferred. Work experience in a synagogue or Jewish organization and knowledge of Jewish rituals, practices and customs are highly desirable.

Institutional Background:
Rodef Shalom Congregation was founded in 1856. Its storied history as one of the preeminent Reform congregations in North America is matched by its current standing in the Jewish community locally, nationally and globally as a progressive leader in defining Reform Jewish practice for the 21st century. Based upon the egalitarian and inclusive principles of Reform Judaism, Rodef Shalom Congregation is a house of worship for all people and a safe environment. We welcome all individuals and families to pray, learn, partake in social activities and join in social justice and social action initiatives as well as other congregational opportunities.

General Position Summary:
The Manager of Marketing and Communications (MMC) works independently under the general direction of the Executive Director. On a daily basis, the MMC is expected to initiate and execute communications tasks, engage with staff, collaborate with lay leaders and congregants and interface with the general public. As a front-line representative of the congregation and its clergy, it is essential that the MMC appreciates and practices excellent discretion and judgment.

Position Overview of Duties and Responsibilities:
The MMC creates and provides current information and creative message design and content to congregational departments, Rodef Shalom Board of Trustees, lay-led committees and wider community-based partners. In addition, the MMC assists in the development of market communications strategies and manages communication vehicles as well as online and print collateral. A general understanding of Jewish values, traditions, and symbols, or willingness to learn is crucial. The MMC must possess demonstrated knowledge and applications of non-profit marketing concepts and practices, communications principles and digital and social media best practices and applications.
* Experience with content management systems and mainstream social media platforms.
* Collaborative style and experience with the development and implementation of communications strategies.
* Excellent writing/editing/proofreading and verbal communication skills.
* A strong track record as an implementer and manager of concurrent initiatives.
* Ability to prioritize and follow through effectively, timely and on budget.
* Proficiency in Google Workspace, Constant Contact and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
1. Write and edit recurring publications and campaign resources both on and off line.
2. Manage Rodef Shalom’s social media presence and create online content that engages members.
3. Write and edit marketing communications for internal departments (the family center, religious schools, education, membership, affiliate groups, etc.) as requested.
4. Assist programming staff to develop marketing plans, advertising, signage and budgets.
5. Distribute news and public relations information to local media, list serves, & calendars.
6. Maintain style, logo, and brand guidelines, manage graphic, photographic, & video files.
7. Oversee vendor bid process and quality service delivery.
8. Publish timelines for communications projects and editorial calendar.
9. Attend events, provide media/technical support, and assist with other duties as requested.
10. Be diligent and organized with following-up on projects to move them along quickly and efficiently.

This position description reflects the general nature level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

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