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Development & Communications Manager

About Sacred Spaces:

Sacred Spaces partners with Jewish institutions to prevent and respond to sexual abuse and other abuses of power. Bringing a uniquely Jewish lens, Sacred Spaces is the only national organization dedicated to ending institutional abuse through a systemic approach across the lifespan and denominations. It is driven by the belief that healthy and accountable institutions – whose culture and daily operations foster sacredness and reduce the risk of harassment, abuse, and other forms of interpersonal harm – contribute to the overall health and well-being of the community.

We recognize that our work is possible because of our incredible team, so we invest in their professional development, providing ample opportunities for on-the-ground learning, mentorship, and meaningful involvement in organizational decision making. More information on our guiding principles and staff values can be found at

Job Description & Responsibilities

The Development & Communication Manager plays a key role in our team by implementing Sacred Spaces’ annual fundraising and communications goals and positioning Sacred Spaces as an essential community resource, a leader in its field, and a worthy investment for potential funders. This position will be an integral part of our staff and strategic thought partner as Sacred Spaces continues to grow.

The Manager reports to the Executive Vice President and works directly with the CEO. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in a start-up culture and is interested in collaborating with innovative professionals as they create large-scale change in the Jewish community.



Manage and maintain fundraising operations, including database records for donors and grant reporting calendar.
Write grant proposal narratives, letters of inquiry, reports, and supporting documents.
Prepare grant budgets in collaboration with the Director of Finance.
Ensure all donations are tracked and acknowledged in a timely manner and, when relevant, in compliance with all foundation reporting needs.
Support our annual end-of-year individual donor campaign by working with the team to craft content, develop a timeline, and bring creative thinking to the process.
Proactively work to identify new development opportunities and strengthen management systems.

Communications & Marketing:

Collaborate with the team to develop communications strategies that broaden program and service reach and deepen the impact of public education.
Coordinate and implement the design and production of a monthly newsletter, including managing the email list.
Generate quarterly stakeholder updates, highlighting program successes and content insights.
Develop and oversee production of top-quality print and digital collateral, working alongside graphic designers to develop new materials.
Manage digital presence, including social media accounts.
Ensure that Sacred Spaces’ website remains up-to-date with content and news pieces, eventually overseeing the development of a new website and alignment with our program web platforms.
Proactively identify opportunities for expanding communications and amplifying Sacred Spaces’ work.

Qualifications and Skills of Ideal Candidate:

Sacred Spaces believes strongly that all applicants, including Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, Black and Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA people should be considered fairly for employment opportunities regardless of identity. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and we recognize that the best candidate may have different qualifications or not meet every qualification listed below. This position could also be an opportunity for someone with experience in one of these areas to build their skills in another area. If you believe you are poised to excel at this important work, we encourage you to apply!

Exceptional writing skills with meticulous attention to detail and ability to produce engaging, compelling, and nuanced materials, including grant reports and communications materials.
Minimum five years of development and/or communications experience, including implementing creative and innovative development and/or communications plans.
Strong time-management skills and the ability to work at a fast pace and meet concurrent deadlines.
Self-motivated with the ability to work remotely and collaboratively.
Organized and detail-oriented; able to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
Collaborative and flexible style, with a growth mindset and team approach.
Proficiency with WordPress, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, other social media platforms, and related analytics and/or commitment to learning new systems, trends, and analytics.
Knowledge of MailChimp or similar HTML newsletter platform, and integrations with Zoom, Salesforce, and other tools to optimize marketing and fundraising efforts.
Commitment to the mission of the organization.
Experience with Jewish communal non-profit organizations and/or knowledge of the North American Jewish community is a plus.

Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include HRA and FSA options, paid time off, paid parental leave, all Jewish and major national holidays off, and a robust professional development stipend in a flexible work environment.

Application Process:

Please send an email with the subject “Development & Communications Manager,” including resume and cover letter, to [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until November 12th.

In addition to your resume and cover letter:

Applicants moved forward will continue on to a 30-minute first-round interview with a Sacred Spaces Team member.
Applicants moved forward will complete a written assignment of no more than two pages. While the assignment resembles the work of this position, this piece is only for evaluative purposes and not for use by Sacred Spaces.
Applicants who are moved to a final round will have a one-hour interview with the CEO and Executive Vice President.
Final candidates will provide names and contact information for reference checks and resume verification.
After a candidate receives an offer, they are invited to interview any Sacred Spaces staff or board members before accepting the position.
As Sacred Spaces seeks to increase equity in its hiring and mitigate the advantage sometimes given to those who have relationships with “field insiders,” Sacred Spaces does not consider informal recommendations from individuals with personal connections to our staff or Board members and cannot factor such referrals into selection of candidates for interviews, though applicants are welcome to list any individuals they wish on their list of references.

Sacred Spaces is an equal opportunity employer. Sacred Spaces deeply values the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from all backgrounds and we encourage all—especially those whose identities are traditionally underrepresented in Jewish nonprofit organizations—to apply. Sacred Spaces extends equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Sacred Spaces prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. This policy applies to all policies and procedures of employment, including recruiting, hiring, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, compensation, and training. Our policy reflects and affirms Sacred Spaces’ commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices

Duration full-time
Benefits Benefits include HRA and FSA options, paid time off, paid parental leave, all Jewish and major national holidays off, and a robust professional development stipend in a flexible work environment.
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Categories Marketing
Focus Consulting Services, Outreach
Organization Name Jewish Sacred Spaces
Job Location Remote Location
Remote, Pennsylvania
United States
Application Instructions
Please send an email with the subject “Development & Communications Manager,” including resume and cover letter, to [email protected] Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until November 12th.
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