Communications Manager, Part-Time

Posted: 03/26/2021

Congregation Etz Hayim in Arlington, VA, is looking for a social-media savvy individual to develop and implement a communications plan for the Congregation in order to promote our events, activities and schools.

This person will also be responsible for developing and maintaining the Congregation’s social media presence, maintaining consistency and continuity across mediums for our branding and imaging, and will serve as the primary point of contact for inquiries.

Responsibilities for Communications Manager

  • Create and maintain a communications plan and calendar for the Congregation, Religious School and Preschool;
  • Develop and implement marketing and communications campaigns and strategies to help further organizational goals, and monitor their success;
  • Create weekly e-mails, monthly newsletter, flyers and promotional videos;
  • Develop and manage the Congregation’s social media presence;
  • Update and maintain the Congregation’s website;
  • Staff the Communications committee;
  • Maintain the member database, as well as email and mail distributions lists;
  • Assist congregants with questions regarding events, membership and general information.

Desired Background

  • Proven success in designing and executing marketing and communications strategies for a non-profit organization;
  • Familiarity with synagogue life and structure;
  • Knowledge of and passion for Jewish life;
  • Ability to communicate patiently and sensitively with members;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with office staff and members;
  • Demonstrated success with Constant Contact, Google Suite, WordPress Website management, Facebook, video editing, and graphic design; experience with ShulCloud preferred;
  • Top-notch oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines;
  • Able to work as part of a team as well as independently.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary range: $20,000-$25,000/year

Hours: 20 hours/week


Flexible working hours

Partly remote

Free Synagogue membership

Tuition discount in our Preschool and Religious School

About Us:

Etz Hayim is a wonderful, sacred community, a Kehilah Kedoshah.  We are a warm, inclusive Conservative congregation that reveres and embraces the rich heritage of our Jewish traditions and teachings. As a modern, egalitarian community living in America, we encourage diversity and freedom of expression, recognizing that each of us chooses our own path in Judaism.  We seek to integrate our Jewish identity and observances in our daily lives, and we engage in Torah study and self-reflection to harmonize our behaviors and our beliefs.

We believe in communal participation, both in our sacred community and outside. Communal participation fills our sacred space with transcendent energy and shared joy. Our members participate actively in synagogue life and simultaneously engage with and serve the community at large.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to [email protected].