Communications and Business Development Manager

JPro | Remote, United States

Posted Date 11/14/2022

JPro Communications and Business Development Manager

Location: Remote, U.S. and Canada

About JPro

JPro is the organization of, by, and for the professionals who power Jewish organizations across the U.S. and Canada. JPro offers professional development, networking, and supports for career growth. With a history that traces to 1899, JPro is celebrating its recent trajectory of reinvention and growth. Since 2016, JPro has expanded from 95 affiliated organizations to over 300 and has served thousands of professionals with programs such as WellAdvisedJPro Master Classes, and a one-of-a-kind conference. The organization’s current business plan prioritizes excellence, reach, and access. Learn more about JPro’s mission, vision, and values here. To learn more about JPro’s special culture and this unique job opportunity, please read our FAQ.

About the Position

As JPro’s first Communications and Business Development Manager, you will manage and ensure the success of JPro’s communications, marketing, and public relations strategy. You will generate compelling content for and manage the day-to-day operations of all communications platforms including but not limited to the JPro website, e-newsletters, marketing materials, social media, and press releases. Additionally, you will support JPro’s earned revenue growth strategy by onboarding new affiliates, driving program participation, and reaching out to prospective affiliates. You will be a member of a highly collaborative staff team of seven and will report to the Director of Relationships and Business Development. The approximate time split for this role will be 60% communications and 40% business development.

JPro serves a diverse workforce and needs a diverse staff team to best meet the workforce’s needs. Every new member of the staff is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, experiences, and skills into our team. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); people with disabilities; LGBTQ+ people; JPro is trans-friendly and embraces people of all genders; individuals from diverse backgrounds, faiths, Jewish observance and background, and life experiences are encouraged to apply for this position. JPro strongly encourages individuals from groups that are underrepresented in the Jewish professional world to apply.


Communicate compellingly about all things JPro

  • Plan, copywrite, and distribute original promotional content such as articles, news and press releases, email, blog and social media posts, and other updates on behalf of the organization
  • Articulate JPro’s story to key stakeholders
  • Manage all aspects of JPro’s website
  • Promote JPro’s suite of programs through a variety of web-based channels including the JPro website, e-newsletter, and social media
  • Present about JPro by phone, video (Zoom), and in person to prospective affiliates
  • Develop creative, effective strategies to communicate the value of being part of JPro and drive program registration

Ensure marketing and communications strategy and plans are in place and exceptionally implemented

  • Develop and manage a communications plan and calendar
  • Manage photography, video production, and press coverage for special events
  • Report on milestones and activities such as organizational goals and projects to key constituents
  • Coordinate, as necessary, with external vendors on communication related projects

Overall Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with members of JPro’s operations team to understand and clearly articulate data and analytics related to affiliate engagement and participant tracking
  • Understand JPro’s strategy, audiences, and the context in which we operate to ensure that communications are clear and well-positioned
  • Pitch story ideas and develop communications
  • Track and analyze engagement data from various online platforms including JPro’s social media channels, e-newsletter, Google Ads, and Google website analytics
  • Ensure that all work is developed and executed to respond to the diversity of our workforce and with equity as a foundational principle
  • Able to travel occasionally to promote membership and engagement, attend conferences, and meet with members of the fully remote team in person as needed

Required Experience

  • At least six years of full-time work experience of which at least three have been in communications, marketing, or public relations
  • Experienced relationship-builder comfortable presenting one on one and in small group settings
  • Track record of compelling digital communications, primarily email marketing, LinkedIn, and Facebook
  • Familiarity with the landscape of Jewish organizations and Jewish life in the U.S. and Canada or enthusiasm and ability to learn the landscape quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet fast-paced deadlines
  • Adept at working in email marketing and social media platforms
  • Experience creating designs in Canva or similar creative software
  • Website maintenance experience a plus

Skills and Qualities

  • Skilled writer and editor
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills working with colleagues and external stakeholders
  • Motivated by innovating, moving quickly, and executing well
  • Self-starter and flexible thinker; able to work independently in a dynamic work environment
  • Creative and playful; enjoys generating new ideas and approaches
  • Eager to give and receive constructive feedback within a highly collaborative team
  • Passionate about providing top-notch “customer” service to all constituents
  • Track record of excellence
  • Desire and willingness to contribute to JPro’s ongoing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work
  • Able to work effectively from home as part of a fully remote organization
  • Bring joy and gratitude to the work we are privileged to do of, by, and for professionals

Salary, Benefits and Team
Salary range of $60,000 - $75,000; health insurance stipend of $10K/year; 4% retirement contribution; competitive paid time off and parental leave; work culture that pairs high expectations and accountability with significant flexibility; one-time allowance of $1K for home office setup; significant investment in professional development. Starting salary, within the range, will be based on education, experience, and local cost of living. If your salary expectations are different and/or you have more experience than required, let’s talk.

To Apply
Please click here to apply. Both a cover letter and resumé must be submitted for the application to be considered. Submissions will be acknowledged with an automated response and a personal email will follow once the application has been screened, according to the timeline in the FAQ.

JPro seeks to increase equity in its hiring and therefore:

  • To mitigate the inside edge sometimes given to those who have relationships with “field insiders,” JPro does not accept informal recommendations from individuals with personal connections to our staff or Board members and cannot factor such referrals into selection of candidates for interviews. We understand that this is somewhat countercultural but request that candidates do not reach out directly to JPro staff or Board members to leverage personal connections.
  • To maintain an equitable process, responses to all questions about the position will be answered in the FAQ document. Prospective applicants are encouraged to email questions to [email protected] with subject: Communications and Business Development Manager FAQ. Responses will be posted within two business days.
  • Frequently cited statistics show that women, trans, and nonbinary people, as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. JPro encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

Salary60000.00 - 75000.00 Annual
Full Time
Engagement | Marketing/Communications | Marketing/PR | Membership
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Other
Retirement Plans | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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