Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives, a progressive, independent synagogue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is seeking a part-time Communications Coordinator to strategize about, manage and execute core congregational communications. The Communications Coordinator is an essential part of our staff team, coordinating the promotion of the synagogue’s events, community and communications through e-mail, our website, social media and printed materials.
The position includes internal and external communications responsibilities such as: website management; communications to the congregation; and Board-congregational communications; as well as external communications such as announcements; social media; contact with the press; and more.
We are seeking a hard-working team player who is reliable, innovative, customer-service oriented, and possesses excellent interpersonal skills. We also require a strong working knowledge of the New York Jewish community and an understanding of Kolot Chayeinu’s place in it.
DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Communications Strategy: Work with clergy, staff and board to develop an overall organizational communications strategy, develop best practices and implement these new strategies.
E-mail Communications: Responsible for all emails that go out under the Kolot name such as "The Weekly" congregational e-update; life-cycle notices; special letters from the clergy and other congregational leaders; organizational notices; emergency e-mails ; and special "Members Personal Announcements" and "Political and Cultural Announcements" e-mails.
Kolot Website: Manage and maintain the website, including overall appearance of, ease of use, and content.
Social Media Communications: Managing Kolot’s social media including the congregation’s Facebook page and Twitter account; providing support to the Rabbi's social media sites; and strategizing about additional methodologies to grow and strengthen Kolot's social media presence and following.
Print Communications: Coordinating Kolot’s printed matter and communications such as postcards, posters, brochures, and flyers for events and programs; assisting with fundraising materials; and coordinating style, content and dissemination of such materials.
Phone Tree: Establishing and coordinating a volunteer phone tree to help notify members of key events/activities.
• College degree or comparable work experience
• Strong working knowledge of the organized Jewish world, synagogue life, and the Jewish community
• At least two years communications or related experience
• Experience with branding and communications strategy
• Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work with diverse array of people
• Must be a US citizen or have the proper legal documentation to work in the US
HOURS: 10-15 hours weekly
PAY: $25-$35/hour depending on experience;
BENEFITS: Flexible work environment; collegial staff and community.
Applications due by June 30th
To apply, please e-mail your resume and three professional references to Sarah Strnad, Kolot’s Administrative and Operations Coordinator: email@example.com.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF YOUTH EDUCATION
Kolot Chayeinu, an independent, progressive, 20-year-strong congregation in Brooklyn, seeks an
experienced Jewish educator to serve as Assistant Director of Youth Education (AYED). The AYED must be committed to pluralistic, arts-based and multi-generational Jewish learning and be excited to join the team leading a growing learning program in a social justice-oriented congregation.
ABOUT KOLOT’S YOUTH EDUCATION PROGRAM
Kolot Chayeinu’s Children's Learning Program is an important part of our community’s learning with a current enrollment of 127 students 4-years-old through 8th grade. For all our students, we provide a foundation for a progressive, thoughtful Jewish identity. We are a diverse learning community with families of many different structures, genders, religious beliefs, and economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.
About the Assistant Youth Education Director Position
The Assistant Youth Education Director will partner with the Youth Education Director in developing curriculum, coordinating programs, supporting the teaching staff, teaching, and managing some administrative needs of the school.
The AYED will work closely with the YED to manage the food, school, art, and office supplies required for the school’s functioning.
The AYED will manage the school’s Wordpress blog- updating it with program information, calendar announcements, photo/video documentation, and student work. The AYED will be the primary support for teachers posting on it weekly and will work with the synagogue’s web master to coordinate content for the blog and the general website.
The qualified candidate must have a solid foundation of Jewish knowledge in history, Torah, prayer, ritual, holidays, and culture. Hebrew proficiency is a must, with a focus on tefillot, brachot, Torah texts, and shoreshim. The AYED must celebrate the wide range of different backgrounds, traditions, family structures, cultures, and identities of our student-body, and join the YED in shaping the curriculum and all communication accordingly.
The AYED must have clearly developed pedagogy and commitment to creative and participatory education that engages the widest possible range of learners. Along with the YED and the Lead Teacher, the AYED will be responsible for teaching the weekly 30 minute Circle Time, bringing students together from different classes to learn about and conduct art projects connected to Shabbat and holidays throughout the year. Thus this position requires classroom teaching experience with elementary and middle school students. The qualified candidate will have experience designing engaging learning materials.
Flexibility, self-organization, collaborative and creative problem-solving skills are essential. The qualified candidate will have strong organizational and technological skills and will be able to participate in developing educational goals for programs while focusing on executing the logistical tasks necessary to make the vision work. As the Assistant Youth Education Director will sometimes serve as liaison to parents, representative of the school, and supervisor for the teachers.
Schedule while school is in session:
Mondays 10am-6pm (8pm on monthly teacher meeting days)
Additional 4 hours throughout the week- events, special projects, communication
Holiday & Summer schedule:
Flexible and to be determined
Start Date: September 1, 2013
Interested candidates should email their cover letter, resume, and three references to no later than July 1, 2013: firstname.lastname@example.org
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