T’ruah seeks a talented, dynamic, and passionate Communications Director to develop and oversee the organization’s communications strategy, expand our presence in social and mainstream media, and produce all of our communications instruments. This is a unique opportunity to make an impact on human rights and in the Jewish community by helping amplify the rabbinic voice for human rights in both North America and in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.
This is a new position.
Areas of responsibility include:
· Developing an overall communications strategy for the organization
· Identifying opportunities for press outreach and reaching out to media outlets
· Ensuring consistent messaging across communications platforms
· Developing and executing a social media strategy
· Overseeing and updating organizational website
· Drafting public statements and press releases
· Writing biweekly e-newsletter, in partnership with program staff
· Writing appeal letters and e-mails
· Working with program staff to identify and to tell organizational stories.
· Extremely strong writing and oral communications skills.
· Strong story telling abilities.
· Ability to manage multiple projects, to find creative means of solving problems, and to work in a fast-paced office.
· Strong attention to detail.
· Facility with social media and an understanding of how to develop a voice for each.
· Experience with crafting stories and with working with a range of media outlets.
· At least five years of experience working in communications.
· Familiarity with online advocacy and communications platforms and content management.
· Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team.
· Proactive approach to work; ability to notice what needs to be done and to develop a strategy for responding.
· Passion about bringing a rabbinic and Jewish voice to protecting and advancing human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied territories.
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights brings together rabbis and cantors from all streams of Judaism, together with all members of the Jewish community, to act on the Jewish imperative to respect and advance the human rights of all people. Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we call upon Jews to assert Jewish values by raising our voices and taking concrete steps to protect and expand human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied territories.
Our work includes bringing a rabbinic voice and the power of our network of 1800 rabbis and cantors to issues including mass incarceration and slavery/trafficking in the United States; ending the occupation and bringing about a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians; and protecting the rights of Bedouin Israeli citizens and of African asylum seekers in Israel. We train rabbis/cantors and rabbinical/cantorial students to be powerful human rights leaders, and amplify the voices of Jewish clergy as moral leaders.
Send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Please write “Communications Director” in the subject line. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.
We apologize that because of the volume of applications, we are able only to respond to those applicants granted an interview.
Applications will be accepted until we hire, but we strongly encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by the end of February. Interviews will begin the week of March 7.