Communications Coordinator

Employment type
about 1 month ago
Los Angeles


Reports to: Director of Programs

Duration: Full time (exempt; includes some Shabbat, holiday and evening hours)

Summary: IKAR's Communications Coordinator supports all communications, website, and print collateral to consistently articulate IKAR's mission and activities to the IKAR community and the greater Jewish world. The Communication Coordinator works collaboratively with leadership to broaden IKAR's reach. Also, deepen the impact with IKAR's various audiences with a voice that communicates piety and irreverence with a mix of humor and hutzpah.


  • Coordinate and execute all areas of communication, marketing, outreach, copywriting, digital presence, and events promotion;
  • Design, curate, and implement the dynamic use and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including emails, eNewsletters, social media, website, signage, and brochures;
  • Ensure all platforms and collateral reflect organizational consistency and encapsulate IKAR's coremessaging;
  • Support specific strategies for amplifying clergy voices to ensure their messages reverberate throughout the Jewish community and beyond;
  • Support management of all media contacts and media assets;
  • Manage website—ensure that new, relevant, and consistent content (sermons, article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly and on time;
  • Manage all communications-related contractors and vendors: graphic designers, photographer, web team, printers, etc.
  • Deploy relevant analytic tools to track and measure the level of engagement of the IKAR community and other users;
  • Work with other departments, including but not limited to our development and social justice teams to design and communicate associated campaigns;
  • Provide support for Shabbat and IKAR events.

Skills & Qualities Required:

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • A strategic and creative mind
  • Proficiency and comfort with social media and digital platforms
  • Graphic design capabilities and familiarity with relevant software
  • Photo and video editing capabilities and familiarity with suitable software;
  • Proficiency with MailChimp, Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and other online platforms;
  • Affinity for proofreading and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with search engine optimization a plus
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and stay current with the latest social media trends
  • Ability to multitask and manage and track a wide variety of tasks in an organized and efficient manner;
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team;
  • Attracted to the challenge of making great things happen with a limited budget;
  • Affinity for inspiration driven management
  • Good sense of humor.

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience with a generous benefits package including full health, vision, dental coverage.

Equal Opportunity & Diversity: IKAR prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Candidates need not be Jewish to apply.

About IKAR: IKAR, an innovative model for Jewish engagement, launched in 2004 to reclaim the vitality and relevance of Jewish religious practice and reimagine the contours of the Jewish community. Recognized nationally for its success in engaging young and disaffected Jews, IKAR is a positive and proactive response to the declining trend in affiliation in the Jewish community. IKAR is dedicated to reanimating Jewish life through imaginative engagement with ritual and spiritual practice and a deep commitment to social justice. Fusing piety and hutzpah, obligation and inspiration, we are harnessing untapped energy in the Jewish community –attracting and mobilizing Jews who to contribute their vast intellectual and creative resources to address real-world concerns effectively and unapologetically. Since its founding, we have witnessed exponential growth from a handful of people to a community of 600+ member households – making it one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the country. Hundreds of others – both in Los Angeles and nationally – participate in a wide diversity of IKAR programs and services. In addition to establishing a vital presence in Los Angeles, we have also become a leading model of engaging, authentic, resonant Jewish life that is inspiring change in synagogues and communities around the country.

To apply

Please submit both a cover letter and a resume to Samuel Alleyne at [email protected]

Application deadline is 10/31/2019.