Marketing & Communications Specialist

Job Title:

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Organization Name:

Minneapolis Jewish Federation

Job Type:

Full-time

Salary Range:

$45,000-$60,000

Deadline:

Open until filled

Position Summary:

To support the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s vision to empower, engage, and inspire Jewish community by developing and implementing exceptional marketing and communication strategies. The Marketing & Communications Specialist will work cross-functionally across teams, including marketing & communications, development, Jewish Community Foundation, finance, and community impact & engagement to achieve the organization’s goals. 

ABOUT US: We are a group of compassionate, friendly people trying to make the world a better place from a collaborative office space in Minnetonka (hybrid). We offer competitive pay, full benefits, (and when in office, lots of carbs.)

Minneapolis Jewish Federation is in search of a marketing & communications specialist to help translate complicated funding mechanisms into real-world impact through copywriting and inspiring design. 

ABOUT YOU: You are a writer and creator; you know what an Oxford comma is, and you love it (okay, love isn’t a requirement). You like talking to people about their experiences and writing content for a variety of media, plus you aren’t afraid to learn new things. You know the Creative Suite and have a background in journalism or copywriting; bonus points if you can find your way around Salesforce. You know that a meeting isn’t a meeting unless there is a platter of bagels, and you like to ask why before you ask how.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

WHAT

  • Translates Federation’s mission, vision, and impact into visually compelling copy and branded marketing messages for both print and digital spaces
  • Collaborates with other teams to write about, brand, design, position, and market events and programs

HOW

  • Works with the marketing team to create, manage, and execute communications plans and calendars 
  • Manages and executes production of print and digital newsletters 
  • Develops key messaging documents and talking points about events/initiatives/developments to streamline communications throughout the organization
  • Manages, writes, and coordinates press releases
  • Develops relationships with local media
  • Develops innovative communications strategies and tools to share information with target audiences
  • Works closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications on the messaging for all marketing collateral
  • Manages and supports Federation’s brand image
  • Creates graphic design and layout for print and online marketing collateral consistent with Federation’s brand standards, including invitations, signage, brochures, e-newsletters, web pages, stationery, social media postings, etc.
  • Serves as brand manager for the Federation and Jewish Community Foundation; ensures that all materials, Federation or otherwise, adhere to appropriate brand standards, including logo usage, and placement.
  • Works closely with outside vendors (e.g. printing, website development, mailhouse).
  • Participates in and attends Minneapolis Jewish Federation events as it relates to supporting the position’s role and responsibilities. Supports internal teams with production assistance, event setup and strike, and on-site marketing (requires moderate physical activity).
  • Assists with video creation either internally or with an external video production company, when required, including content generation, storyboarding, creative direction, and editing.

Experience and Qualifications Requirements: 

EDUCATION: Associate’s/Bachelor’s Degree in English, creative writing, journalism, marketing, or related field or commensurate experience and skills.

EXPERIENCE: 3-7 years’ experience in a marketing and communications role. Expertise in and experience with: 

  • Portfolio of writing and design for internal and external communications, in a variety of voices, to multiple audiences
  • Excellent writing and communication skills; exceptional proofing/reviewing skills
  • Demonstrates an ability to read, interpret, compose, and present technical information
  • Computer proficiency in Windows and Mac environment.
  • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro)
  • Facebook and Facebook Ads, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok, Instagram and other platforms
  • Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Interacts independently, positively, and proactively with donors, vendors, volunteers, committee members, and colleagues
  • Demonstrates ability to think strategically, plan, and manage projects with minimal supervision
  • Has a strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrates discretion when handling and communicating sensitive information
  • Exhibits an ability to set and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Proves to be self-motivated and capable or working both independently and as a member of a team
  • Commits to occasionally working irregular hours, including nights and weekends that involve organizational events and meetings

Additional Information

We are currently working a hybrid schedule out of our Minnetonka location. We will be fully remote starting in August for approx. 3 months and then will move into a new location with collaborative space. 

SALARY: $45,000 – $60,000. Benefits include vacation, sick leave, FSA, HSA, health, dental, disability, and life insurance as well as 401(k) match.

How to Apply

To apply, send resume, FUN cover letter, two writing samples and two samples of design/creative work OR a link to a portfolio to [email protected].