Director, Communications and Social Media
The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY), a proud UJA-Federation of NY agency, serves as the primary community relations agency for the Jewish community in the metropolitan New York area. As an active force in New York civic and communal life, JCRC-NY operates as a central coordinating and resource body to: (1) Be a common table to cultivate understanding and joint action amongst diverse groups within the Jewish community; (2) Cultivate deeper relationships with the broader New York community to address critical issues and engender a shared society; (3) Ensure the security of the Jewish community in the face of rising antisemitism; and (4) Foster increased understanding and appreciation for the Jewish community’s relationship with Israel among diverse groups of New Yorkers. Under new leadership, JCRC-NY seeks to intensify its community relations efforts, strengthen existing partnerships and build new relationships with diverse leaders in our city to advance the values, interests and security of the New York Jewish community and build a more interconnected New York for all.
JCRC-NY seeks an innovative and driven Director of Communications and Social Media who is passionate about our work with proven ability to articulate – both in writing and verbally – our activities and positions in a cohesive and compelling voice to our audiences, including leaders of Jewish and other faith communities, public officials, diverse community leaders, and the general public. The director is experienced in communicating across various media and social media platforms and is able to manage projects in regular coordination with staff across the agency. This position is full-time (40 hours per week) and requires working some evenings and weekends (Sundays) throughout the year. The Director of Communications and Social Media reports to the Chief Operating Officer, and must be based in the New York metropolitan area.
This position is temporarily hybrid (remote and in-person) due to COVID-19. All JCRC-NY staff are required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.
- Planning, developing, and implementing all activities relating to communications in support of JCRC-NY’s mission and goals;
- Consulting with staff to identify and write stories/articles of interest to share through the media, social media, website and other platforms;
- Managing JCRC-NY’s mass digital communication software and using it to create, populate, and disseminate relevant content and messaging;
- Identifying and cultivating relationships with key media contacts and social media influencers, proactively reaching out and informing them of JCRC-NY activities and areas of expertise;
- Managing and generating content for JCRC-NY’s social media accounts on a daily basis (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram) and establishing followings on each platform;
- Creating and scheduling a calendar of social media posts, monitoring social media channels, and responding to external users where appropriate;
- Managing and updating the JCRC-NY website; and
- Engaging in other aspects of JCRC-NY’s work as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years’ experience or Master’s degree with 1-3 years’ experience in communications, social media, and content production;
- Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills;
- Significant attention to detail and accuracy, with an ability to manage multiple and competing priorities simultaneously;
- Strong familiarity and experience working with a variety of social networks, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and other platforms, including backend software and tools to generate quality content and evaluate success;
- Familiarity with managing and updating WordPress-based or similar websites;
- Familiarity with the diversity of the New York Jewish Community and the societal and political issues affecting New Yorkers;
- Knowledge of current affairs concerning Israel and global Jewish affairs;
- A strong capacity with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications and Google-Suite (mail, drive, docs, calendar, and sheets);
- Ability to work with graphics and familiarity with Canva, HTML, Publisher, Illustrator, Photoshop Adobe Acrobat and basic video editing skills a plus; and
- Nonprofit or government experience a plus.
- Salary commensurate with experience
- Benefits package, paid vacation, personal/sick days
- Ability to work in person and remotely
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to [email protected].