Careers

Communications Strategist & Writer

Posted: 03/04/2021

The Communications Strategist & Writer is a proven professional with a talent for compelling storytelling. You enjoy immersing yourself in a brand story and finding new ways to tell it. In this role, your passion for Federation’s work and for the Jewish community will shine through in the communications you create.

 

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Serve as a strategic thought-leader in developing internal and external communications
  • Write clear, thoughtful, and engaging messages, updates, and impact reports for a variety of audiences
  • Collaborate with FRD and impact teams to create proposals, grants, and reports
  • Oversee creative and production processes and timelines for concurrent projects
  • Provide communications guidance and recommendations to internal colleagues
  • Consistently foster your knowledge of Greater Washington’s Jewish communal needs to inform your messaging of Federation’s impact
  • Leverage your familiarity with communal news and events and with the Jewish calendar to keep Federation communications timely and relevant
  • Assist at events as needed, which may occur in the evening or on weekends

 

Your Background, Qualifications, and Success Factors

  • Minimum of 5-7 years communications, writing, or related professional experience; experience in non-profit, Jewish communal work helpful
  • Role and Responsibilities
    The Communications Strategist & Writer is a proven professional with a talent for compelling storytelling. You enjoy immersing yourself in a brand story and finding new ways to tell it. In this role, your passion for Federation’s work and for the Jewish community will shine through in the communications you create. 

    Day-to-day, you will:

    • Serve as a strategic thought-leader in developing internal and external communications
    • Write clear, thoughtful, and engaging messages, updates, and impact reports for a variety of audiences
    • Collaborate with FRD and impact teams to create proposals, grants, and reports
    • Oversee creative and production processes and timelines for concurrent projects
    • Provide communications guidance and recommendations to internal colleagues
    • Consistently foster your knowledge of Greater Washington’s Jewish communal needs to inform your messaging of Federation’s impact
    • Leverage your familiarity with communal news and events and with the Jewish calendar to keep Federation communications timely and relevant
    • Assist at events as needed, which may occur in the evening or on weekends

     

    Your Background, Qualifications, and Success Factors

    • Minimum of 5-7 years communications, writing, or related professional experience; experience in non-profit, Jewish communal work helpful
    • Demonstrable excellence in written and verbal communications skills with strong knowledge of AP writing-style
    • Self-motivated and driven by high personal standards for your work
    • Demonstrable success in building and cultivating trusted relationships; ability to work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively on a team, within and across departments and all levels of the organization
    • Ability to distill qualitative and quantitative market research, data and analysis, and metrics into resources for narrative reporting
    • Maintain awareness of customer preferences and industry communications trends to ensure organization is optimally positioned in content, voice, and messaging
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office required, experience with Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
    • A well-developed sense of humor and the ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment
    • Ability to infuse Jewish culture, values, traditions, and history into your work
    • Desire to contribute in a meaningful way to a growing, thriving non-profit
    • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced education and/or experience in marketing, communications, or related field preferred

     

    A People-Friendly Workplace

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is an equal opportunity employer offering a people-friendly environment, including:

    • excellent health care and retirement benefits
    • generous time off
    • flexible work options
    • opportunities for continued professional development

    access to the JPRO Network, which connects, educates, inspires, and empowers professionals working in the Jewish nonprofit sector

Application Instructions

If this is the right fit for you, let’s connect!
To apply, submit your cover letter, resume, and two writing samples (i.e., grant proposals, talking points or speeches, or impact reports that showcase your talent, voice, and style) to jobs@shalomdc.org, using subject line CSW FY21.