Director of Strategic Communications

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Put yourself at the intersection of history, feminism, Judaism, and social change. Help lead a dynamic team at a non-profit working to strengthen women’s voices and impact.

The Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) is a national organization devoted to collecting and promoting the stories and voices of Jewish women, to ensure a more accurate historical narrative and a more inclusive future. Founded in 1996 as an innovative online archive, JWA has become the world's largest source of information on Jewish women and has built a wide range of online and public programs that provide education and insight and spark conversation and change. With a newly ratified vision and strategic plan, growing programs, new investment in organizational capacity, and a lively presence in feminist, Jewish, and historical spheres, this is an exciting moment to join JWA.

Position Summary

The Director of Strategic Communications is a new position designed to oversee JWA’s strategic communications, marketing, and development. S/he/they will build relationships with partners and donors to expand JWA’s reach and impact, and develop and lead JWA’s communications strategy to increase visibility.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work in partnership with Executive Director, Director of Development, and communications staff to expand and implement strategic communications, revenue generating opportunities, and fundraising activities and events for JWA
  • Develop and direct marketing (including online marketing campaigns) and PR plan for JWA organizationally and for specific projects and events, and oversee its implementation
  • Represent JWA with local and national stakeholders
  • Identify individual and institutional funding prospects, and build and steward relationships; manage a portfolio of major donors
  • Manage foundation relations and contribute to grant proposals and reports
  • Oversee and curate JWA’s brand identity
  • Lead development and communications staff
  • Pursue media opportunities and maintain PR relationships
  • Work with board members and manage relevant board committees


Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years of success in senior leadership, including communications and marketing, fundraising, and strategic planning
  • Experience working closely with board members, major donors, and institutional partners
  • Superb editing and writing skills, including grant writing experience
  • Excellent organizational management skills, including the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, manage a budget, and serve as a thought-partner and decisive leader
  • Familiarity with online marketing tools and concepts, particularly Google products, conversion ratios, and online analytics
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Comfort and skill in public speaking, and ability to represent JWA locally and nationally
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community and communal organizations in the U.S.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Jewish Women’s Archive
  • Sensitivity to and awareness of issues related to Judaism, gender, history, and social justice
  • Exceptionally organized, entrepreneurial, and adaptable
  • Passionate, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor
  • Willingness to travel


JWA offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a collaborative, creative, and fun work environment. The office is located in Brookline, MA, a vibrant area of shops and restaurants, convenient to public transportation. JWA is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and LGBTQ people strongly encouraged to apply.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to (No phone calls please.)