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Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

Marketing Communications Manager

Employment type
Full-Time
Posted
3 months ago
Location
Los Angeles
Description

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, now in its 65th year, is one of the top 10 foundations in Los Angeles with more than $1 billion in assets and $115 million in grants awarded last year.  As a workplace, it offers competitive salaries, an enjoyable work environment, time off for Jewish holidays as well as national holidays, early closure on Fridays, and the deep satisfaction of working for an organization committed to making the world a better place.

The Marketing Communications Department plays a key role in helping to attract new donors and promoting The Foundation’s good work in the community locally and in Israel. Reporting to the Vice President of Marketing and Communications, the Marketing Communications Manager is responsible for enhancing The Foundation's brand identity in the marketplace and employing creativity and vision to help grow the organization. Primary duties include overseeing print publications and collateral, directing The Foundation's website, managing numerous marketing initiatives, and supervising a Project Manager as well as external vendors.

OVERARCHING DUTIES

  • Develop marketing communications strategies that help to build donor loyalty, attract new donors and elevate The Foundation’s brand in the marketplace

  • Create compelling content across all platforms that strengthens brand recognition and tells The Foundation’s story in a compelling fashion

  • Ensure consistent branding/corporate identity across marketing communications channels

  • Work strategically and collaborate effectively with a dedicated team of colleagues and senior level executives while exhibiting flexibility and adaptability with challenges

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

Writing, Editorial and Publishing 

Manage the strategizing, writing and timely/cost effective production of suite of newsletters, collateral and corporate communications:

  • Annual report

  • Newsletters

  • Executive communications

  • Invitations

  • E-communications

 

Website 

  • Direct content strategy for the website

  • Working with web consultant, oversee continual enhancements of website 

  • Ensure integration between print and online efforts 

  • Edit content for website and other electronic communication usages 

 

Public Relations

  • In concert with PR agency, help to generate publicity for The Foundation through op-eds on charitable giving authored by senior management

  • Uncover new PR story angles/topics on philanthropy

  • Serve as Foundation resource for relevant industry news stories and trends

 

Direct Mail

  • Oversee direct mail efforts, including shaping messaging, writing content, organizing lists and directing mailhouse 

  • Oversee datamining efforts of Foundation database

 

Video Production

  • Working with videographer, develop story ideas and conduct interviews 

  • Supervise editing process

  • Oversee distribution of videos via marketing communications channels

 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Supervise Marketing Communications Project Manager

  • Manage vendor relationships including graphic designers, freelance copywriters, photographers, printers, and other consultants; expand pool of freelance talent

  • Help manage department budget 

  • Other duties as assigned 

 

Education/Work Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or related field preferred

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in marketing communications, preferably in a nonprofit environment

  • Superior writing, editing, communication, and presentation skills, as well as strategic thinking ability, and creative problem-solving skills 

  • Experience overseeing direct reports and administering annual employee reviews 

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet multiple deadlines

  • A keen eye for design; experience with graphic design and a plus

  • Experience with Drupal and Asana a plus

  • Familiarity with Jewish community and philanthropy preferred  

 

To apply

Apply by submitting your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]. No phone calls or third-party submissions. It is The Foundation's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.