Director of Marketing & Communications

Job Title:

Director of Marketing & Communications

Organization Name:

Minneapolis Jewish Federation

Job Type:


Salary Range:



Open until filled

Position Summary:

Minneapolis Jewish Federation envisions a Jewish community that is empowered, engaged, and inspired to realize its full protentional. 

We are looking for a Director of Marketing & Communications, some who is:

Responsible for the communications and marketing of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. 

Builds and sustains MJF’s reputation for quality and donor satisfaction. 

Oversees all communications sent to the public. 

Works cross-functionally across teams, including marketing, philanthropy, and community impact to achieve the organization’s goals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage brand and reputation, ensuring that brand identity and key messaging is infused in all organizational efforts and that the public views the Minneapolis Jewish Federation favorably 
  • Responsible for the Marketing & Communications department’s goals & objectives, ensuring evaluation 
  • systems are in place related to goals & objectives and reporting progress to CEO and Leadership Team. 

Strategic Planning & Execution 

  • Create, execute, and manage strategic marketing plans. 
  • Develop an annual marketing budget and keep track of the resources for proper long-term and short-term planning 
  • Nurture leads and engages donors by directing the development and execution of sound digital marketing strategy based on market and donor research

Content Development & Communications 

  • Serve as an organizational spokesperson
  • Create rich and creative content that demonstrates the local, national, and global organizational impact
  • Track the performance of marketing strategies implemented and come up with timely modifications 
  • as needed
  • Work with the philanthropy department to create and execute donor communications, appeals, and 
  • stewardship information
  • Ensure all media opportunities for the CEO are fully vetted 
  • Assist MJF in ensuring communications are culturally competent and reach diverse audiences 


  • Manage marketing, events, and communication team working on several concurrent, fast-paced projects
  • Ensure that the appropriate systems, staffing, and procedures are in place to properly and reasonably  support marketing and communications 
  • Manages the Marketing Committee of the Board of Directors

Experience and Qualifications Requirements: 

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field 

EXPERIENCE: 7-10 years of nonprofit marketing experience and experience leading a team 

TECHNICAL SKILLS: Adobe Creative Suite, strong writer, and Salesforce are recommended 

SCHEDULE FLEXIBILITY: Ability to work non-traditional hours dependent on project/organization need 

  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies 
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills 
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently 
  • High energy and leadership with the ability to serve as a unifying force and position to communications discussions at both the strategic and tactical levels 
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, 
  • donors, program attendees, and other supporters  
  • Self-starter, able to work independently, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives 
  • Uphold and exemplify the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s mission/vision 
  • Exemplify customer service both internally and externally 
  • Attend Federation events as position requires 
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings

Additional Information

Benefits include:

  • 37.5 hour work week
  • 21 days paid vacation annually
  • 15 paid sick days annually
  • Company paid STD, LTD, DISA coverage
  • 403b match
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Average of 15 paid holidays per year

How to Apply

Please send resume to Lisa Michalik at [email protected].