Development and Communications Associate

Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland MA | Wayland, MA, United States

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Posted Date 4/16/2024

Temple Shir Tikva: Development and Communications Associate

Temple Shir Tikva is vibrant and exciting Reform Jewish congregation located in Wayland, Massachusetts. This Development and Communications Associate will be an essential member of the team at Temple Shir Tikva. This position will report to the Executive Director and will work closely with the Development Committee, Director of Congregational Engagement, other administrators, and congregants to provide administrative support for the annual campaign, capital campaign, and other fundraising needs, and manage our multiple communications streams.

In addition, this position will be responsible for producing weekly newsletters, social media postings, and other communications for the Temple. The position requires excellent communications and organizational skills, design skills, and the ability to prioritize and collaborate.


  • Partner with President, Senior Rabbi, Executive Director, and Development Committee on all fundraising activities
  • Coordinate gift acknowledgement process
  • Run reports to track donations at all levels
  • Ensure the major annual fund fundraising activities are delivered on schedule
  • Deliver graphic design support for all Development mailings
  • Assist in production of the Annual Report
  • Provide materials to Senior Rabbi to assist with solicitation of gifts
  • Monitor and support progress of Capital Campaign throughout quiet and public phases
  • Coordinate efforts to encourage giving to Koach Circle, Loyalty Circle, and Legacy Giving


  • Produce graphically attractive and informative weekly newsletters and other regular communications to the entire Temple community to inform the community of activities and events, and publicize the temple activities throughout MetroWest
  • Identify or create eye-catching information graphics that support our brand and communicate effectively
  • Write and edit newsletter articles, blog posts, social media postings, and flyers
  • Update website and community calendar with current event information and other community news
  • In conjunction with the Executive Director, maintain the communications calendar
  • Publish regular social media postings and maintain social media presences
  • Maintain a library of useful resources for social media and communications
  • Help develop standards and style guidelines for communications
  • Recommend additional communication channels that could be used to market Temple activities

Skills required

  • Organizational skills: excellent phone and email skills, excellent writing, editing and communication skills, ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Relational skills: able to learn about people- names, stories, situations; works well with a team; ability to juggle competing priorities.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive
  • Proficiency or ability to learn Microsoft Teams and MailChimp
  • Proficiency or ability to learn WordPress
  • Proficiency with social media (Facebook, YouTube)
  • Proficiency or ability to learn ShulCloud (synagogue database and CRM), scheduling apps, tools for digital communication, invitations, surveys/forms
  • Familiarity with Reform Judaism preferred
  • Enjoys working directly with synagogue members and prospective members to provide understanding and support for their individual needs, including personal and financial.
  • A customer service mindset with a high emotional intelligence
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong graphic design skills


College degree strongly preferred

Work Schedule

  • Full time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Work-from-home potential for up to 25% of weekly hours
  • Occasional work on weekends and Jewish holidays


  • Annual salary of $50,000
  • 10 Days paid vacation
  • Complimentary TST membership
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave
  • 2 personal days



Please send resume to Dan Brosgol, Executive Director, Temple Shir Tikva: [email protected]


Salary50,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Annual Campaign | Community Outreach | Development Associate | Engagement | Marketing/Communications
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days
Job Location
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