Creative Assistant @ Congregation BJBE

Creative Assistant

Congregation BJBE, a vibrant and inclusive Reform congregation in Deerfield, Illinois, seeks an experienced Creative Assistant with familiarity using Adobe Suite. You will be responsible for preparing marketing materials, emails, and social media content promoting programs, events, and the synagogue as a whole and will act as the primary content manager and graphic designer for the organization. This role requires the ability to work independently, meticulously, and thoughtfully - building community by integrating and engaging congregants in synagogue life. The ideal candidate will be excited to tackle the challenges of developing engaging content through the creation of written, digital, and electronic content.

Key responsibilities:
• Creates BJBE’s print and social media content; leads content creation for internally and externally consistent with the values and design standards of the congregation
• Develops and executes social media and email campaigns for key days, themes, and priority upcoming content
• Manages content on the BJBE’s website; maintains digital media archives including photos and videos
• Identifies target audiences and creates strategies to increase engagement and awareness for initiatives and events
• Tracks account analytics, and stays up-to-date on current research and trends; report on the effectiveness of all communication types BJBE is currently using
• Oversees the messaging for large synagogue functions, including High Holy Days services, annual Gala fundraiser, and other major events and programs
• Collaborates with committees and staff to develop engaging content, ensuring that all communications and marketing materials align with brand standards
• Prepares content for weekly, monthly and quarterly meetings
• Designs, edits, proofreads, and revises all marketing materials such as brochures, flyers, postcards, invitations, and advertisements
• Update database and online programming/event forms and registration
• Responds to media inquiries to achieve brand placement in publications
• Prepares weekly congregational newsletter and materials for Shabbat services
• Maintains internal communications planning calendar
• Provides technical support for congregational and lifecycle events across all digital platforms

Essential Skills:
• Knowledge of Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, and/or Illustrator)
• Creative with good judgment and ability to make independent decisions in a changing environment; resourceful and takes initiative even when given minimal direction
• Strategic thinker capable of implementing action plans
• Expertise with social media channels and emerging sites/apps and demonstrated ability to use them effectively to deliver content
• Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for writing for multiple audiences and in multiple mediums (print, online, and social media); must be able to compose engaging and accurate content
• Excellent written, presentation, verbal communications and interpersonal skills
• Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments, manage time effectively, and meet deadlines
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook); must be computer savvy and possess the ability to learn new programs quickly
• Ensures the integrity of the BJBE calendar relating to all programs and events, in coordination with other staff
• Supports overall BJBE administration, answering phones and in-person questions from congregants as needed
• Experience with copy editing

Salary: Commensurate with experience, includes benefits

Bachelor’s in English, Communications, Marketing or related field or equivalent education and 2+ years prior experience in a communications or marketing role

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please submit a cover letter with your resume to be considered.
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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-04-05
  • Times this job has been viewed: 172 times
  • Job is posted for: 45 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Assistant, Social Media
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Congregation BJBE
1201 Lake Cook Road
Deerfield , Illinois 60015
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