Director of Communications

Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas | Dallas, TX, United States

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Posted Date 7/01/2024
Description

PRINCIPAL FUNCTION: In the midst of Jewish Dallas's vibrant growth, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas aims to take on an innovative and bold role. We are searching for an adaptable, detail-oriented, and proactive Director of Communications to join our mission.

 

The Director of Communications will conceive, develop and implement the communications strategies to support campaign development, community partnership and planning, while strengthening the Federation’s visibility and image in pursuit of the JFGD’s mission.

 

This position is a perfect fit for someone who can thrive in a high-volume, deadline-driven work environment. While being responsible for producing, editing, and ensuring an overall layer of quality assurance for brand consistency, across all communication materials.

 

An ideal candidate is familiar with the Jewish Federation's work and holds a deep passion for community-building through sharing Federation’s story of impact and commitment to the Jewish values. Above all, we value a collaborative spirit and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.

 

REPORTS TO: President and Chief Executive Officer

SUPERVISES: Outsourced marketing firm, possibly Communications Manager

LOCATION: While the preference is given to the candidates residing in the DFW Metroplex, we encourage highly qualified candidates familiar with the remote work environment to apply.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Drive content strategy and executive communications, including routine internal and external communications, press releases, talking points, and speeches
  • Create strong relationships with staff to be attuned to their needs and feedback for the purpose of timely and relevant internal executive communications
  • Design and create strategic internal and external communication plans
  • Quickly learn the CEO’s preferred tone and voice for the preparation of remarks, communications, and rapid response
  • Create and maintain Federation’s printed and digital collateral/assets such as one-pagers about programs that promote JFGD to external audiences such as elected officials and funders
  • Editor in Chief- be responsible for quality control of all internal and external communications
  • Possess media strategy acumen, savviness, and connections to produce and execute creative plans for cultivating media relationships and opportunities for telling JFGD’s story
  • In partnership with Director of Community Relations and Public Affairs carry the ongoing development and growth of media relations across broadcast and print media
  • In partnership with Director of Community Relations and Public Affairs, lead writer, crafting executive voice and influence for moments affecting JFGD’s strategy, agenda, and culture, including (as an example) Op-eds for JFGD and visits by powerful elected leaders and influencers
  • Be familiar with local, state, and federal public affairs and policies to be able to write content from JFGD’s point of view
  • Oversee development of innovative collateral, creative assets, digital and email marketing, and online/website presence
  • Collaborate across teams and departments to develop relevant materials promoting JFGD programs, fundraising efforts, thought leadership, advocacy, special events, and volunteerism
  • Continually improves and leverages the Federation’s brand including messaging, voice, and tone.
  • Retains agencies and consultants as appropriate and holds vendors accountable to meeting deadlines, budgets and quality standards
  • In partnership with Development staff, manages a community campaign that includes creating goals for the program, developing and implementing marketing tactics (which includes the scheduling of telemarketing, emails, and direct mail), and tracking and reporting results to professional staff and lay leaders. This campaign targets donors under the $1000 gift level
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field required, advanced degree preferred.

Experience: 7-10 years of communications or marketing experience in progressively senior roles, including supervisory responsibilities.

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exceptional writing skills, with the ability to create clear, compelling content for a variety of audiences
  • Writing samples written for a CEO/Executive Leadership available upon request
  • Copy, script, “Case for Giving” for major fundraising, and social impact events
  • Experience with nonprofit, social impact, human services, or similar issues-focused communications, marketing and branding
  • Experience developing, implementing, and measuring communication and engagement plans/strategies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to persuasively convey the mission of the JFGD’s to diverse groups including staff, donors, board members, and the public
  • Must have advanced writing skills. Ability to compose clear, concise, and original materials. Editing and proofreading skills are essential
  • Advanced communication skills. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of oral, written, visual, and audial communications to determine the most effective proposals and presentation materials
  • The ability to consistently produce accurate and professional work-product while under tight deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and proficiency at developing solutions independently.
  • Leads effectively in crisis situations
  • Familiarity with communication technologies and best practices
  • Excellent project management experience with ability to simultaneously manage numerous projects.
  • Demonstrates success in planning, initiating and completing projects in collaboration with other professionals and volunteers
  • Required availability to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends that involve organizational events and meetings
  • Demonstrates ability to work with and maintain confidential information
  • Strong Proficiency in MS Office suite, and similar software
  • Multilingual skills and/or multi-cultural or cross-cultural Jewish experience preferred

 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:

The salary range is $100,000 - $130,000 for this position plus a comprehensive benefits package. Anticipated salary near midpoint; commensurate with experience. Benefits include a 3% 403b match, hybrid work schedule, 70% contribution towards individual health plan, 10-week paid family leave, JCC membership, among others.

 

Position Type: This is a full time, exempt level position. It qualifies for all benefit packages. For more information see the Employee Manual.

 

Working Conditions: Mental Demands: Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written); interpret policies, procedures and data; maintain emotional control under stress.

 

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Must be physically able to operate computers and office equipment; occasional bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, and twisting; constant walking, speaking and listening; frequent sitting and maintaining close visual attention to the computer; occasional lifting up to 50 lbs.

 

NOTE: This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. The COS and/or designee have the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. Employees of Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas are expected, as required in their specific job functions, to participate in activities, meetings, and committees; to interact and work cooperatively in order to accomplish various goals; to represent one’s self and Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas in a positive, professional manner; and to safeguard sensitive or confidential information from intentional or unintentional disclosure.

 

Employees are expected to maintain current working knowledge of policies, procedures and guidelines necessary to answer work-related questions and to provide assistance in a timely and courteous manner. Employees are also expected to perform other duties as may be assigned by their supervisor and to contribute to the team efforts of the department and to assist the organization in achieving its strategic goals.

Salary100,000.00 - 130,000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Marketing/Communications | Marketing/PR
Organization Type
Federation
Benefits
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Vision
Job Location
US
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