Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) is a 915-household Reform synagogue in Park Slope, Brooklyn with a dynamic Senior Rabbi, creative clergy team, and collaborative staff. CBE is a welcoming and inclusive synagogue, proudly rooted in Jewish history and identity, and profoundly open to different backgrounds. We come together to learn, celebrate, and worship, honoring each individual’s search for an authentic relationship to the divine. We are a preeminent Brooklyn institution that fosters community and extends our congregational values of justice, education, and inspiration throughout the neighborhoods where we live and beyond.
We are looking for an independent, creative, and hard-working communications professional to join our engagement team as our Communications and Marketing Coordinator to develop, manage, analyze, and implement our communications and marketing efforts to both our members and to the wider community.
Reports to: Sr. Director of Advancement & Engagement
Status: Full Time/Exempt
Communications & Marketing Responsibility
-Tell the unique story of CBE and our programs to members and non-members through the development of compelling materials across all platforms.
-Write clear, concise, and persuasive copy, oversee graphic design efforts, and manage print and digital production to ensure that messaging is consistent and that our materials clearly represent our welcoming, progressive, and deeply Jewish identity.
-Work closely with the clergy, senior staff, lay leaders, and program directors to develop a communication strategy and marketing plan for all programs including spiritual programming and services, social activities, adult education, three youth education programs, social justice initiatives, Brooklyn Jews events and activities, and community-wide programming.
-Analyze marketing efforts and monitor program success to help develop communications priorities
-Leverage the success of our existing programming and our heavily-trafficked physical spaces to better promote events and opportunities to get involved
-Work with program heads and Executive Director/COO to develop annual marketing budget
-Work collaboratively with our multiple team members to ensure all communications – from weekly programs, to our website, to our email blasts, and social media posts, are clear, visually engaging, on-brand and error free.
-Be part of the Engagement Team present at certain community events, holiday services, Shabbat Services, etc
High Holy Days, Special Events, & Program Responsibilities
-Play an active role in creating a meaningful High Holy Day experience: serve on the planning committee, work with the development director and engagement manager to prepare and mail print collateral regarding the high holidays.
-Assist with occasional large-scale special events including but not limited to High Holy Day programming, fundraisers, member and community events, and social justice initiatives.
Other relevant duties may be assigned based on the skillset of the applicant.
-2+ years professional communications and/or marketing experience required
-Extremely strong copywriting, editing, and proofreading skills
-Experience with audience segmentation, engagement, targeting, and marketing methods
-Strong reporting and analytical skills
-Ability to build relationships and interact effectively with a diverse group of staff, clergy, community members, and outside vendors
-Detail-oriented, highly organized, and excellent at time management.
-Enthusiasm for working in a vibrant Jewish congregation undergoing meaningful and exciting growth and change.
-Understanding of the nonprofit world
-Sense of humor, flexibility, and willingness to pitch in as needed
-Proficiency with content management systems (e.g. Wordpress, email marketing providers (e.g. Constant Contact), InDesign, Illustrator, G Suite, and Microsoft Office. Familiarity with ShulCloud and project management software like Asana a plus.
Interested in learning more? Please send your cover******************ohim (CBE) is an equal opportunity employer. It is a violation of CBE’s policies to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of his or her race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, marital status, family status, sexual preference, status with regard to public assistance, mental or physical impairment, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.