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Communications Associate

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Keshet
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Jamaica Plain, MA
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Published 4 days ago

Summary:

Put yourself at the intersection of LGBTQ rights, Jewish identity and the broader movement for social justice in American society. Keshet seeks a dynamic and experienced professional to join a phenomenal team. The Communications Associate is “the person behind the curtain” whose superior organizational skills ensure that Keshet’s communications processes run smoothly.

The Communications Associate works closely with Keshet staff from all departments to define communications projects, set deadlines, and assign responsibilities. This role is the communications calendar keeper, who schedules all communications to Keshet donors and maintains Keshet’s social media and communications schedule. They also monitor all aspects of communications projects, from start to completion, working both with other Keshet staff, as well as external contractors, writers, and designers.

The Communications Associate reports to the Chief Communications Officer and works with Keshet staff across the country. We will consider candidates located anywhere in the United States.

About Keshet:

Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. We turn values at the heart of Judaism—equality, inclusion, and human dignity—into action in Jewish communities because when we stand by and allow LGBTQ Jews to be excluded, we hold all of Jewish life back from reaching its full potential. We equip Jewish organizations with the tools to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, create spaces for queer Jewish teens to feel valued as queer and Jewish, and mobilize the Jewish community to fight for LGBTQ justice nationwide.

As an organization that teaches the importance of proactive LGBTQ inclusive messages and actions, Keshet recognizes the similar need to make our commitment to racial equity and justice clear and explicit. We commit to embed a racial equity and justice lens into Keshet’s leadership and staff structure, political analysis, organizational policies, communications, and program content.

Keshet’s national office is in Boston with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and New York, as well.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and schedule development and communications projects, milestones, and deliverables using project management software and other appropriate tools. Maintain an accurate calendar of Keshet communications.
  • Clearly communicate project expectations and deadlines to staff and contractors.
  • Steward projects that staff initiate, including defining project scope, goals, and deliverables.
  • Write copy for social media in Keshet’s voice, do light graphic design for these materials, and utilize scheduling software to publish.
  • Copyedit, and occasionally format, documents in Word, PowerPoint, PDF Software, Excel and WordPress.
  • Format eblasts in Predictive response system for sending mass emails.
  • Track project budgets, provide cost estimates, and submit expenses for communications projects.
  • Research and hire contractors and vendors, based on the scope and budget of the project.
  • Evaluate deliverable materials and quality, make recommendations, and communicate directly with vendors to resolve any concerns.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate commitment to Keshet’s vision and mission of advancing LGBTQ equality in Jewish life.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel. Ability to quickly learn new software, including Salesforce, Agorapulse, and Predictive Response.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and capable of breaking complex projects into component parts.
  • Able to anticipate risks and offer productive, proactive solutions.
  • Strong time management, prioritization, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
  • Confident critical thinking, evaluation, and decision-making skills.
  • Fun attitude, flexibility, and confidence in the face of short deadlines and unexpected pivots.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to give and receive clear feedback on work products with a range of stakeholders both within and outside the organization.
  • Comfortable collaborating and coordinating across departments within a national organization with multiple locations.
  • Commitment to bring a racial justice and gender equity lens to programs/work products as well as staff culture.
  • Comfortable with the ambiguity that sometimes occurs in a fast-paced organization, and flexible enough to meet changing demands.
  • Ease working with colleagues in multiple geographic locations and using technology to facilitate daily work and collaborative projects

Summary:

Put yourself at the intersection of LGBTQ rights, Jewish identity and the broader movement for social justice in American society. Keshet seeks a dynamic and experienced professional to join a phenomenal team. The Communications…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 17, 2021

Salary

$42,000 - $47,000

Benefits

Keshet offers a competitive benefits package, and a fast-paced, purpose-driven, and fun work environment.


Keshet offers a competitive benefits package, and a fast-paced, purpose-driven, and fun work environment.


Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
284 Amory Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

How to Apply

Please send resume and a thoughtful cover letter via email to devcommjobs@keshetonline.org and include “Communications Associate” in subject line.

Frequently cited statistics show that women, trans, and non-binary people, as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Keshet encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate for the position.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate for the position.

Keshet Equal Employment Opportunity:                    

Keshet is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff. Keshet provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulations. This policy applies to all employees and candidates for employment.

Please send resume and a thoughtful cover letter via email to devcommjobs@keshetonline.org and include “Communications Associate” in subject line.

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