Director of Communications

Posted On: January 27, 2016

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: Israel Action Network

Company Description

The Israel Action Network (IAN) is a strategic initiative of Jewish Federations across North America and The Jewish Council on Public Affairs created to counter assaults made on Israel's legitimacy. Israel today faces an intensive and increasingly sophisticated assault on its right to exist as a sovereign democratic Jewish state. IAN was created to educate, organize and mobilize the Jewish Federations and their local and national partners, Jewish Community Relations Councils and allied organizations, to develop strategic approaches to counter these assaults, and develop innovative efforts to positively change the conversation about Israel in support of a negotiated, two-state solution.

Our work is grounded in building strong relationships with people of faith, human rights advocates, political and civic leaders, friends and neighbors, in order to empower our communities to facilitate a broader understanding of Israel and Israelis, and inspire effective action on key issues of mutual concern.

Job Description

The Director, Communications, is a full-time position that will develop and maintain a communication strategy to support myriad programs and activities and a diverse set of stakeholders. In addition, the director will manage, curate and disseminate information through varied communication outlets. The position reports to The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Managing Director for Strategic Communications and will be dedicated to this particular program.

Responsibilities include:
• Develop and maintain a communication strategy to support IAN activities within the Federation culture.
• Create, edit, and manage the production of a full range of materials including reports, regular emails, social media posts, talking points, op-eds and web-based content.
• Maintain and update the IAN public website, including text and image changes, as well as a password-protected members-only area.
• Oversee and engage IAN's presence on all social media channels, including but not limited to blogs, Twitter and Facebook, to monitor reactions and comments.
• Liaise with outside communications/PR firms and staff to coordinate cross-organizational efforts, as needed.
• Support communications, social media strategy, vehicles, tools, best practices and research assistance to Federations, CRCs and other partner organizations.
• Ideate messages and methods of communicating that will engage various constituencies. Review and update existing delegitimization materials from across the community in order to develop new materials and showcase best practices.
• Manage several email lists to coordinate mass mailings and update contacts as needed.
• Manage junior staff members that assist with daily communications work.
• In coordination with the JFNA marketing team, plan and create materials for annual meetings and conferences, and provide presentations at these events as needed.
• Serve as the project manager for widely-disseminated publications, working with a graphic designer to create appropriate layouts and manage production from start to finish.

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume, a brief cover letter that addresses why you want to work on this issue and with this organization and at least three professional references to References are not contacted until you are notified. Persuasive writing sample(s) and links to online work are particularly helpful to include as well. Separate from other materials please send salary history, or any salary requirements.