Communications Manager, NYC #932

Confidential Employer | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 9/21/2022

Our client is the American Friends of Beit Ruth (hereinafter, Beit Ruth).


About Beit Ruth

Beit Ruth for Young Women and Girls At Risk is a long-term therapeutic residence, school, and Youth Village in Israel with a mission to ensure that vulnerable and at-risk girls are given the opportunity to thrive emotionally, socially, and academically, thereby breaking the cycle of violence for themselves and future generations of children. In a safe, structured, and loving home-like environment, Beit Ruth staff provide the academic and therapeutic resources necessary to enable at-risk girls to re-enter society as caring, educated, independent, and empowered young women. Through advocacy, we share our best practices and model program to educate, empower, and engage a global community to create social change.

Position Overview

Beit Ruth seeks an experienced, passionate, and ideas-driven Communications Manager (hereinafter “Manager”) for its Manhattan office. This full-time position allows for international non-profit experience with a growing and leading organization for girls at-risk, advocacy, and gender empowerment. The organization will consider candidates needing a Hybrid work week.

This position will report to the Executive Director, and work closely with the Development Director and the Development Coordinator (herein “Coordinator”) to conceptualize, draft, and lead engaging communications demonstrating Beit Ruth’s transformational work and impact.   

The successful candidate has an understanding of Beit Ruth’s core mission and is energized by planning, engaging with, and being part of a visionary and engaged international team fully committed to ending gender-based violence. You are a strong writer, creative thinker, and understand communication strategies. The result of having these skills is to inspire and deepen engagement with existing and new donors and partners, drive results-driven communications, and contribute to the growth of our social impact initiatives, community of stakeholders, and revenue streams. You are organized, but not rigid – a ‘get stuff done’ kind of person. You easily move from planning, visioning, and strategy to executing. You are an optimist who naturally enhances collaboration among others. Local and international travel may be required and occasional weekend presentations. 

Communications (75%)

  • Manage and drive all aspects of communications to engage and activate a wide range of donors, partners, and prospects, including individuals, Foundations, and institutional partners.
  • Convey Beit Ruth’s therapeutic model and methodology to external audiences.
  • Work collaboratively with the team to help create a stronger brand, drive visibility and reach, and create and execute strategic marketing and communications to grow the breadth of Beit Ruth’s community.
  • Direct and manage a Communications Calendar in collaboration with the Coordinator.
  • Create and publish compelling and creative digital and print communications, including regular campaigns, appeals, quarterly e-newsletters, Annual Report, donor and foundation communications, social media, website, special event materials, and other collateral that tells Beit Ruth’s story, and inspires giving and action.
  • Act as a key liaison between the U.S. and Israel team, staying up-to-date on Village activities, events, programming, and news in order to develop content, messaging, and stories about Beit Ruth for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identify, proactively engage, and land new media opportunities.

 Grants, Programs & Initiatives (25%)

  • Working collaboratively with the Development Director, help manage the Foundation grant process and calendar, including writing LOIs, proposals, reports, and related materials that meet Foundation requirements and deadlines.
  • Working with the team, help to identify new high-level grant opportunities, and help to manage and grow existing Foundation relationships.
  • During regular meetings with Beit Ruth’s Israel team, help identify existing and new opportunities and needs for funding.
  • Support and work on other Programs, including materials and remarks for Beit Ruth’s Gala and other special events.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated commitment and experience in Communications; creative thinker with the ability to persuasively communicate with diverse internal and external audiences.
  • A social-justice minded individual and master storyteller with the ability to communicate passionately and knowledgeably about Beit Ruth’s mission, goals, accomplishments and ‘heart’, to prospects and donors.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills with relevant experience in communications as it relates to fundraising.
  • Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), e-mail, and social media applications (Facebook, Instagram); website management a plus.
  • Proven ability to work well in a team environment, bringing ideas and initiatives to the position; ability to also work independently.
  • Analytical and thoughtful, considering the mission, objectives, and goals of Beit Ruth’s work.
  • Managing large- and small-scale projects; well-organized, attentive to detail, deadline-oriented, and capable of handling multiple tasks, projects, and priorities effectively and professionally.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise discretion, maintain confidentiality, and have excellent judgment.
  • Familiarity with Israel and the Jewish philanthropic community.

Desired Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills with broad-based responsibility for communications and outreach.
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking, initiative, and excitement for creative development work, and enthusiasm for being a positive and contributing member of a growing international organization.
  • Familiarity or experience with writing Foundation grants and reports.
  • Competent in the use of Adobe Creative Suite, i.e., Photoshop and Illustrator, and other creative tools, including Constant Contact, Canva, and Squarespace (Website).
  • Experience using a Donor Management database.
  • Creative, resourceful, and capable of taking on projects, and being responsible for their successful completion.
  • A critical thinker and problem-solver who is self-motivated, resourceful and flexible.
  • Active listening skills when engaging with an international, cross-cultural team and external partners.


Please submit your application to: Communications Manager, NYC (#932) | Joel Paul Group


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