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Program and Communications Manager

Date Posted - Jun 19, 2018
Company: Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
Contact Name: Sharon Presser
Contact Email:
Phone: 215-576-5210
Job Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program and Communications Manager will support the work of the organization, which has a national and international reach. The Program and Communications Manager will serve as communications expert at the organization, overseeing day-to-day communications, managing the creation, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic materials. They serve as the primary manager internally and externally for all programmatic activities. The successful candidate will contribute to total effectiveness of the organization through open communication, proactive problem solving, offering creative ideas and working as a positive and engaged team member.

  • Communications and Marketing:

  • Coordinate online communications via Email campaigns, Facebook and RRA net info and print
  • newsletter (4x a year)
  • Create weekly e-newsletter which includes the collation of job opportunities from multiple outlets
  • Draft and edit communications copy (e.g. press releases, statements, social media posts)
  • Coordinate brand development and ensure brand coherence and flexibility as appropriate
  • Maintain and update website with original content, event announcements, photos, news articles,
  • newsletters, statements, etc.
  • Knowledge of communication platforms and ability to make recommendations for optimizing
  • communication strategy.
  • Manage social media accounts and content creation and curation (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter);
  • Coordinate the work of contractors providing website design, development, and maintenance services.
  • Submit regular reports on communications activities, metrics, and progress.
  • Program Management
  • Organize the technical, logistical, communication, and registration needs for all programs, events,
  • meetings, workshops, webinars, trainings, and conferences.
  • Create, update and/or maintain organized intake files and program records;
  • Set and maintain program calendar
  • Manage and collect pre and post program communications (publicity, evaluations and gleanings to then
  • report back to newsletter)
  • Governance Management
  • Coordinate board documents: committee reports, board minutes, etc.
  • Schedule committee meetings.
  • Track term limits and position vacancies.
  • Administrative:
  • Track staff travel and meetings
  • Collect program reports from staff
  • Keep staff informed of each others’ activities.
  • Working proactively and take initiative to support the varying needs of the team and senior leadership

  • Four-year degree preferred

  • 3-4 years administrative experience
  • Experience with the Jewish community a plus.
  • Desire to self-educate and remain current with trends in communications and social media.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Ability to “manage up”
  • Collegial, proactive and self-directed
  • Excellent written, verbal, and digital communication skills with a strong grasp of grammar, keen
  • proofreading skills, and close attention to detail
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with the public, other employees and vendors and work cooperatively
  • with partner organizations, Reconstructing Judaism and the College for Reconstructing Judaism.
  • Ability to make sound decisions, including knowing when to consult others, in situations involving
  • complex issues
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and prioritization
  • Required Proficiency with the following technology:
  • Social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and understanding of concepts and
  • resources available related to social media management and growth
  • MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher)
  • Google products
  • MailChimp
  • Salesforce
  • Zoom (ability to train others, experience with breakout groups, file and screen sharing required)
  • Drupal or similar content management system

Company Description:

The RRA is the professional association of Reconstructionist rabbis. Comprised of over 300 rabbis, the RRA serves as a collegial community, in which professional and personal support and resources are provided to rabbis. The RRA represents the rabbinic voice within the Reconstructionist movement, bringing the teachings, stories, and traditions of Judaism to bear on contemporary issues and challenges, and helping to define Reconstructionist positions on Jewish issues for our time. The RRA represents the Reconstructionist rabbinate to the larger Jewish and general communities, through participation in programs, commissions, and other activities.


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