Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Job Posting: Deputy Director of Communications at JFSJ

The Jewish Funds for Justice (JFSJ) is a national public foundation with offices in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. JFSJ is helping to build a resurgent movement for justice with a significant Jewish presence at its center. Because of our innovative programming, more synagogues are building dynamic congregations, more working families own their own homes, more young Jews are becoming Jewish leaders, more volunteers are serving the common good, and more communities are organizing for social change. We are a rapidly growing, entrepreneurial organization seeking to hire someone in our New York office who shares our values and enjoys a fast-paced, friendly, collaborative and ambitious work environment.

JFSJ was created from the merger of three non-profits: The Shefa Fund, Jewish Fund for Justice, and Spark: Partnership for Service. Learn more at jewishjustice.org and jspot.org

Position Summary: The Deputy Director of Communications will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Communications Department. This will include increasing JFSJ’s earned media presence, contributing to jspot.org – our blog and action center, and creating a JFSJ speaker’s bureau. The Deputy Director of Communications will report to the Director of Communications & Public Policy. Applicants should be comfortable working in an environment that is fast-paced but which also values personal development and work-life balance.

Qualifications: Requirements include a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years working in communications and/or journalism. Strong writing skills in various forms a must. We are looking for someone with an appreciation for and an understanding of the work of the social justice field. Experience in or familiarity with the Jewish nonprofit world is a plus. Jewish Funds for Justice is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity on its staff.

Major Responsibilities of the Deputy Director position:

  • Help program directors promote their programs in press
  • Develop JFSJ Speaker’s Bureau
  • Outreach to media (including regular press releases)
  • Maintain press calendar & “clip book”
  • Contribute to jspot.org, our blog
  • Support work of Director of Communications
Salary: commensurate with experience. We offer a generous benefits package.

How to Apply: Please send a short cover letter, two writing samples, and your resume to: jobs@jewishjustice.org with the position title in the subject line. We will not respond to all applicants. Only applicants considered for the position will be contacted to interview. We will review applicants on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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