DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

Reports to: Chief Development and Communications Officer

Summary:

Put yourself at the intersection of LGBTQ rights, Jewish identity and the broader movement for social justice in American society. Keshet seeks a dynamic, sophisticated professional to join a phenomenal team at a growing non-profit. The Director of Strategic Communications will be responsible for leading the implementation of a communications strategy that will strengthen an organization with extraordinary momentum.

Over the last two decades, we have built a strong brand and achieved significant progress towards our mission, but much work lies ahead. We are looking for someone with masterful communications skills, management experience, and marketing know-how to partner with the Chief Development and Communications Officer as we build upon our successes and strive to reach the next level. Come join our team and help us achieve the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life.

The Director of Strategic Communications will be responsible for ensuring the quality of all outgoing communications, growing the reach of our brand, visibility, and impact, and will work with staff from across the organization. The Director will supervise two members of staff and partner with the Chief Development and Communications Officer to achieve desired impact in the areas of outreach, resource production, digital presence, public relations, writing, program growth and recruitment, product management, and events promotion.

About Keshet:

Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews in Jewish life. We turn values at the heart of Judaism—equality, inclusion, and human dignity—into action in Jewish communities because when we stand by and allow LGBTQ Jews to be excluded, we hold all of Jewish life back from reaching its full potential.

We equip Jewish organizations with the tools to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, create spaces for queer Jewish teens to feel valued as queer and Jewish, and mobilize the Jewish community to fight for LGBTQ justice nationwide.

As an organization that teaches the importance of proactive LGBTQ inclusive messages and actions, Keshet recognizes the similar need to make our commitment to racial equity and justice clear and explicit. We work to embed a racial equity and justice lens into Keshet’s leadership and staff structure, political analysis, organizational policies, communications, and program content.

One day we will see Jewish life at its best, when the entirety of our diverse community can participate openly and authentically, but we need you to help us get there.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce stellar written content – press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor, and other content – and ensure that Keshet remains a thought leader in Jewish community discourse.
  • Working with the CDCO, develop and execute marketing strategies for program growth and recruitment.
  • Manage communications staff and work related to outreach, copywriting, digital presence, public relations, and events promotion.
  • Work with outside vendors including graphic designers, printers, and others to create quality communications products.
  • Work closely with events managers to create Keshet events that reflect the look and feel of Keshet.
  • Supervise social media staff to grow our online presence with high quality, resonant content.
  • Partner with Development Department and Program Department staff to help them reach their goals through communications.

Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in Marketing and Communications with a proven record of accomplishment.
  • Strong commitment to and passion for the mission of Keshet.
  • Proven manager and leader, with a talent and joy for mentoring staff.
  • Ability to articulate the importance of the organization’s work to people in the Jewish, LGBTQ, and LGBTQ Jewish communities.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Positive and fun outlook, exemplary interpersonal skills, and experience in establishing and cultivating strong relationships with colleagues, organizational partners, donors, and board members.
  • Ability to apply a racial justice and equity lens to communications and marketing materials.
  • Ability to take initiative, set priorities, and work both independently and as a team player.
  • Knowledge of and experience in utilizing data analytics to improve marketing.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the organized Jewish community a plus.

Compensation:

Salary range $75,000 – $85,000.

In addition, Keshet offers a competitive benefits package and a fast paced, fun, purpose-driven, dog-friendly work environment.

Preference is for the Director to be Boston based, but will consider exceptional applicants based in other locations. 

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter via email to [email protected] with “Director of Strategic Communications” in the subject line. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Keshet Equal Employment Opportunity:

Keshet is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff.  Keshet provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulations. This policy applies to all employees and candidates for employment.

Keshet

National Office

284 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617.524.9227

New York Office

601 West 26th Street
Suite 325
New York, NY 10001

San Francisco Bay Office

2 Embarcadero Center
8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Chicago Office

4700 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Suite B
Chicago, IL 60640