||July 15, 2020
||$90,000 - $110,000
Amplify the stories of our work! Hillel International is looking for someone who can tell the stories of the important work we do as our next Communications Director. We are seeking a candidate who can develop and deliver messages across traditional and social media platforms and guide communications projects from start to finish.
This position will report to the Vice President of Strategic Action Programs and Communications. It will be based at the Schusterman International Center in Washington D.C., although remote candidates will be considered. The salary range for this position is $90,000 - 110,000 per year.
What You’ll Bring to the Position
- A Bachelor’s degree and at least eight years of professional work experience in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, or a related field. An understanding of the Jewish community is preferred but not required.
- Strong communications skills, including experience drafting and editing social media communications and thought leadership.
- Understanding of how to engage a high school and college-age audience through communication channels, including social media and rich media content.
- Ability to strategically pitch and place articles in local and national media, as well as coordinate press releases, op-eds, and other earned media opportunities.
- Strong project management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines.
- Experience and proven track record of working well with cross-functional teams and executives, including strategic planning and training.
- Proficiency in managing staff, interns, vendors, and contractors and working with numerous cross-functional teams.
- A team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, comfort managing a project, a sense of humor, and an ability to take risks and learn from challenges.
What You’ll Own
A typical day may include:
- Rolling out a major media campaign to announce the next big Hillel program
- Editing content for social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
- Chatting with Hillel directors about upcoming events to pitch to local and national media
- Developing story ideas for the next issue of The Hillel Guide to Jewish Life on Campus
- Drafting a script for keynote speakers at the next Hillel International Global Assembly.
Messaging, Media Outreach and Engagement
- Develop and refine messaging and manage content creation for various audiences, including students, parents, donors, the broader Jewish community, and other Hillel professionals.
- Promote Hillel programs to national and local media, including work on Jewish engagement, education, and Israel.
- Develop relationships with editors, reporters, and other media influentials in the national, local and specialty press.
- Draft and edit op-eds and thought leadership articles by students and Hillel stakeholders for publication in various media.
- Advise and train local Hillel professionals on storytelling, media engagement and communications best practices.
Strategic Planning and Resource Management
- Develop and implement a strategic approach to communication across audiences and channels, ensuring creative content in line with core messages.
- Coordinate and maintain a “content calendar” to maximize impact of messages across channels and audience.
- Manage interdepartmental projects, including publicity of Hillel programs, conferences and events, and liaise with departments seeking communications products, including reports, marketing materials and speeches.
- Lead the communications team on a daily basis and coordinate with interns and vendors, including those managing media relations and publications.
- Serve as a key advisor regarding organizational communications strategy and crisis management at the local and international level.
Online and Social Media Management
- Develop and implement a plan to reach new audiences via Hillel’s social media channels, including through new channels and programs and rich media.
- Draft, edit and manage content for digital and social media channels, including all social media content and blog posts
- Develop and coordinate templates and tools for individual campuses to utilize and grow their social media engagement and advise campus Hillels on their social media engagement.
- Develop communications that reach key stakeholders, including Hillel professionals and student leaders.
- Serve as executive editor for intranet and e-newsletters for all Hillel professionals and magazine geared towards incoming college students.
- Draft and edit speeches, remarks, and published content from Hillel leadership.?
What You’ll Get out of the Position
- Competitive salary, benefits, and vacation time, including:
- 3 weeks of vacation leave and 3 weeks of sick time as well as parental leave. Hillel also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan.
- Opportunities for professional development and continuing education
- The ability to lead and grow new initiatives from the ground up? with support from senior management
- Travel opportunities to see our work in action
- Flexible work hours
About Hillel International
Founded in 1923, Hillel has been enriching the lives of Jewish students for more than 90 years. Today, Hillel International is a global organization that welcomes students of all backgrounds and envisions a world where every Jewish student makes an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Hillel is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities and inspires them to direct their own path. During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.
About Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center
Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) which has multiple offices throughout the world including in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Jerusalem, helps local
Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, talent, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications.
Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.
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