Full Time

Marketing and Communications Coordinator - Tidewater

Tidewater Jewish Foundation Virginia Beach VA

Supervisor: Director of Philanthropy
Supervisor Responsibility: None
Payroll Type: Exempt, Full-Time
Working Conditions: Office environment


About Us:
Tidewater Jewish Foundation (TJF) works to ensure the future of the Jewish community through philanthropic fund development, grant distribution, and professional management of local foundations and endowment assets. Founded in 1984, TJF has since distributed over $200 million in grants to Jewish and non-Jewish charitable organizations.


Position Summary:
Under the direction and in collaboration with the Director of Philanthropy, the Marketing and Communications Coordinator plays an integral role in the advancement of the Foundation mission – to support/promote charitable giving and ensure the future of the Tidewater Jewish community through philanthropic fund development.
This position serves as the primary communications staff person for the Foundation and will be expected to provide the expertise needed to drive the planning and execution of a broad, multi-faceted marketing and outreach strategy.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Development Team to plan and implement a cohesive and strategic marketing / communications / outreach plan that advances the TJF mission.
  • Take a leadership role in assessing existing communications to determine and implement changes that reflect industry best practices and will increase the effectiveness of TJF marketing and outreach efforts.
  • Utilize digital analytics to measure engagement and refine the TJF marketing strategy; ensure appropriate reporting to key partners on progress, results, and trends.
  • Conceptualize, produce and edit copy for news articles, informative/technical materials, social media, annual reporting, TJF ads, e-newsletters, proposals, and internal communications; conduct in-person interviews, track industry news, and develop other original content opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Development Team to create and refine direct donor communications including impact reporting, gift acknowledgement letters, stewardship messages, donor stories, proposals and appeals.
  • Create and manage content for web-based communications, including LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media platforms.
  • Design, produce, and edit ads and other graphics to be distributed across various digital and print platforms.
  • Manage and maintain the TJF website, including content production, application of consistent brand standards, and strategic structural updates.
  • Oversee and manage vendors/contracts for special projects including video production, large publications, and photoshoots.
  • Collaborate with the Development team to plan, execute, and promote one large and several small to midsize events per year.
  • Coordinate and engage with community partners to increase inter-organization communication and collaboration.
  • Manage projects, coordinate with internal and external vendors, and maintain publication schedules to deliver timely, high quality content.
  • Produce deliverables within a specified budget and maintain financial documents, ensure reconciliation of expenditures, and follow up on billing issues.
  • Liaise directly with donors, board members, or other members of the community on TJF or other related matters as needed.
  • Represent TJF at events as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional copywriting and copyediting skills including the ability to write both technically and persuasively for print and digital platforms; knowledge of Associate Press style and strong journalism skills.
  • Excellent judgement and capacity to design, layout, implement, and evaluate marketing and communications with minimal guidance.
  • Ability to deliver diverse print and digital communications.
  • Ability to manage workflow, multiple ongoing projects and deadlines in a dynamic setting.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fundraising principles especially planned giving and stewardship.
  • Excellent skill and ability in visual and graphic design; proficient in Adobe or similar.
  • Experience with social media platforms in a professional setting; proficient in Hootsuite or similar.
  • Experience with website management and development in a professional setting; proficient in HTML and/or CSS.
  • Experience with Google Analytics and/or other marketing data analytics and tools.
  • Ability to design and develop email campaigns and messaging; proficient in Mailchimp, Constant Contact, Emma, or similar.

Education/Experience:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations or other related study path.
  • Minimum 3 years of progressive experience in direct marketing, such as leading strategy development and implementation, writing and editing copy for print and digital viewership, and assessing effectiveness of marketing and communications efforts.
     

The duties outlined in this job description are meant to be representative, but not all inclusive, assigned to this job. These duties may be amended at the discretion of the Director of Philanthropy or President/CEO.
 

To Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to resumes@ujft.org

Visit foundation.jewishva.org/TJF

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Required and 3-5 years of experience.