Communications Specialist

Temple Rodef Shalom | Falls Church, VA, United States

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Posted Date 7/02/2024

Communications Specialist

Reports to:      Director of Communications    

FLSA Status:   Part-time (up to 20 hours per week); non-exempt

Salary and Benefits: $25-30/hour; remote or in-person; must be able to be onsite some Thursday afternoons


About Us

Temple Rodef Shalom is a Reform Jewish congregation located in the Northern Virginia suburbs just outside Washington, DC. Since our founding in 1962, we have grown into the largest Jewish congregation in Virginia, serving about 1,800 households. We serve 200 families in our Early Childhood Center, nearly 800 students in our Religious School, and hundreds of people who walk through our doors weekly to pray, sing, learn, connect, and mark life cycle moments.

About You

  • Creative with a passion for technology.
  • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail.
  • Excellent proofreader.
  • A lifelong learner, excited to grow professionally.
  • Skilled at gathering and synthesizing information and following communication strategies.
  • Expert in digital marketing with a proven track record of leveraging analytics for informed decision-making and performance enhancement.
  • Strong collaborator with a positive and supportive team-player approach, coupled with an ownership mentality.
  • Excellent judgment for making crucial decisions in a highly complex organization.
  • Able to work independently, multitask, and manage time effectively to meet deadlines.
  • An understanding of Jewish culture and traditions or a strong desire and aptitude to learn more is a distinctive asset.
  • Reporting directly to the Director of Communications, this role involves close collaboration with clergy and senior staff, making it a pivotal position within the organization.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assist and support the Communications Director in providing excellent communications services to support Temple activities.
  • Collaborate with senior leadership and the Communications Director to draft social media content.
  • Assist in overseeing various other communication platforms, including emails and website content.
  • Assist with producing monthly publications, gathering necessary materials, and ensuring a holistic approach to content, design and layout.
  • Take photos and manage photo archives.
  • Assist with developing video projects.
  • Bring industry standards and best practices from the field to the Temple, including reviewing for grammar and tone, ensuring the consistent, dynamic, and warm voice that reflects the organization's essence aligns seamlessly with its goals and vision.

 Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related field: digital marketing, communications, etc.
  • 2+ years of experience in digital marketing, communications or similar role.
  • Extremely strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills, with high standards and principles regarding brand integrity and accuracy.
  • Expert in Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience in Adobe InDesign and Photoshop a plus.
  • Wordpress website content management experience a plus.
  • Strong project manager and team player who collaborates well with peers, high-level volunteers, and senior management.


Salary25.00 - 30.00 Hour
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Marketing/Communications | Marketing/PR
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