Jewish Family Service of Saint Paul

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Employment Opportunities at JFS

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

For over 106 years Jewish Family Service of St. Paul has been a lifeline to people in need. Our services help vulnerable seniors, hard-working families, new arrivals, and others in our community live with dignity as they cope with life’s challenges. While our programs respond to changing conditions, our mission remains constant:  Inspired by Jewish values, Jewish Family Service helps individuals and families build on their strengths to develop the skills and confidence to meet life’s challenges with dignity.

Overview

We are eager to welcome a marketing communications professional who is dedicated to our mission and values. Under the direction of the CEO, the Coordinator is responsible for increasing awareness and supporting development’s revenue efforts.  We are looking for a detail-oriented individual with excellent people skills, technological know-how, database experience and the drive to develop relationships. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to build and grow our marketing communications efforts.

Duties

This newly created position is responsible for developing and managing marketing communications, both external and internal. Under limited supervision, the coordinator will create and deliver marketing ideas and activities, develop a communications outreach plan — both social and earned media – and support development campaigns and events:

  • Strategy Development and Brand Management – Create long and short-term cost-effective plans to meet objectives. This includes identifying and prioritizing projects and campaigns based on importance and timing. Build and maintain marketing communications budget.  Build impact and recognition by managing the brand identity for consistency on all materials including collateral, direct mail, and correspondence.
  • Public Relations/Communications – Generate earned media by promoting JFS’s accomplishments and outcomes via testimonials and other key “news.”
  • Digital Management – Create and manage owned media (website, email, social media) to generate awareness, recognition and to build relationships with stakeholders. Set measurable objectives and adjust campaigns based on metrics.  Keep up to date on new electronic tools and forms of communication.
  • Community Relations – Develop and nurture relationships with the local Jewish community, City of St Paul and other government offices, media organizations, and other social service agencies. Build partnerships for marketing and communications efforts. Build and manage volunteer program.
  • Marketing Implementation – Write, design and produce marketing communications materials: articles, power point presentations, brochures, press releases, newsletters, event announcements, letters, visual aids and videos.  Plan, manage and attend special events; develop and maintain media lists and Bloomerang constituent relationship management (CRM) database.  This includes data entry and updates to support development and marketing initiatives.
  • Vendor Management — Work with outside vendors to successfully complete approved projects, including but not limited to: printing of materials, renting of audio/visual equipment, photography or graphic arts services.
  • Volunteer Management – Staff the Marketing Committee (board members and outside subject matter experts) partnering with the committee chair on the agenda, meeting notes and related tasks.

Skills Needed:

We are looking for an informal leader, who promotes teamwork and cooperation, one who identifies and builds mutually respectful and supportive relationships with others to help implement strategies and objectives:

  • Leads, attends and participates in meetings, presentations, and brainstorming sessions; attends training, educational seminars as requested by supervisor.
  • Provides an environment that promotes respect for client privacy. Maintains client and staff privacy and confidentiality at all times pursuant to HIPAA.
  • Provides positive, supportive communication to employees, clients, families, volunteers, visitors and other agency personnel.
  • Has excellent oral / written communications skills and is strong at managing time and projects.
  • Maintains availability by phone and email.
  • Carries out and promotes the mission and values of the company.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations or related field of study.
  • A minimum of 2 years marketing experience.
  • A sound knowledge of marketing ethics and principles.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Adobe suite, Word Press and Google Analytics.
  • An energetic self-starter committed to the agency and its mission.
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community and culture is helpful.
  • Must have reliable transportation.
  • Requires some evening and weekend work.

Reports to:  Chief Executive Officer

Compensation: Based on Qualifications

Generous Benefits:  Vision, Life, Medical, Dental, 403B; Vacation and Holidays

Employment Type:  Full-Time, Individual Contributor

Hiring Process:

If you are interested in joining Jewish Family Service of St. Paul please email resume, cover letter and desired salary to info@jfssp.org.  Only applicants who include salary expectations will be considered.

The process will include individual interviews and meetings with some Marketing Committee Members and the JFSSP Leadership Team.  The candidate will be asked to do a short assignment as part of the hiring process.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.

 

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