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Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Deputy Director | Communications and New Media Specialist | Executive Assistant

Put yourself at the intersection of history, feminism, Judaism, and social change. Be part of a dynamic team at a non-profit working to strengthen women’s voices and impact. The Jewish Women’s Archive is a national organization devoted to collecting and promoting the stories and voices of Jewish women, to ensure a more accurate historical narrative and a more inclusive future. In addition to its website, the world’s largest source of information on Jewish women, JWA offers a wide range of online and public programs that provide education and insight, trains the thought leaders of tomorrow through a teen fellowship, and sparks conversation on its blog, podcast, book club, and on social media.

The Jewish Women’s Archive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Deputy Director

Reports to: Executive Director

The Deputy Director is a new position designed to oversee JWA’s programs and operations and ensure programmatic excellence and strategic growth. S/he/they will shape and implement organizational strategy in partnership with the Executive Director; oversee the integration of program, development, and communications; and build relationships with partners and donors to expand JWA’s reach and impact. The Deputy Director reports to the Executive Director and supervises senior staff, overseeing organizational effectiveness, culture, and impact.

Primary Responsibilities

Leadership and Management

  • Supervise senior staff including the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Director of Programs and Education, and development staff, ensuring programmatic quality, consistency, and strategic growth
  • Facilitate collaboration and strengthen internal communications, program planning and evaluation processes, and clarity of roles throughout the organization
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to set annual and longer term goals for programmatic and financial growth
  • Create and promote a positive work environment that supports and motivates staff toward professional growth, autonomy, and high performance
  • Lead the processes for annual staff performance review and hiring of new staff

Outreach and Development

  • Identify new partnership opportunities in keeping with strategic goals, and oversee and advise staff in the process of creating new partnerships
  • Represent JWA with local and national stakeholders
  • Work in partnership with Executive Director and Development Specialist to expand and implement revenue generating and fundraising activities towards achieving strategic goals
  • Identify funding prospects, and build and steward relationships
  • Oversee grant management process
  • Work with Board members and manage Board committees

Required Skills and Experience

  • At least 5 years of success in senior leadership positions, including supervision of staff, fundraising, work with board members and major donors, strategic planning, and partnership development and management
  • Excellent organizational management skills, including the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, manage a budget, and serve as a thought-partner and decisive leader
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong editing and writing skills, including grant writing experience
  • Comfort and skill in public speaking, and ability to represent JWA locally and nationally
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community and communal organizations in the U.S.
  • Commitment to the mission of the Jewish Women’s Archive
  • Sensitivity to and awareness of issues related to Judaism, gender, history, and social justice
  • Exceptionally organized, entrepreneurial, and adaptable
  • Passionate, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor
  • Willingness to travel

Compensation

JWA offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a collaborative, creative, and fun work environment. The office is located in Brookline, MA, a vibrant area of shops and restaurants, and is convenient to public transportation. JWA is an equal opportunity employer. 
People of color and LGBTQ people strongly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to JWA’s job application page. (No phone calls please.)

Communications and New Media Specialist

Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications

The Communications and New Media Specialist is an integral member of the Communications team, who develops, implements, and assesses an integrated media strategy for amplifying and enhancing the reach of JWA’s mission and work. S/he/they use social media channels creatively to build brand awareness of JWA, deepen target audiences’ engagement with JWA, and convene conversations around topics of interest to Jewish women today. S/he/they also manage the JWA blog, Jewish Women, Amplified, cultivating bloggers and editing content to maintain a lively forum for conversation, culture, and awareness of the issues that matter to Jewish women. The Specialist is also an assistant producer of the JWA podcast. S/he/they curate and create video, audio, photo images, and other media that build awareness and excitement for the organization, complement JWA programming, and reach new audiences.

Primary Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the Specialist will:

  • Develop and implement an integrated social media strategy
  • Manage and edit the JWA blog; build and maintain relationships with external bloggers
  • Develop creative and engaging video, audio, and photographic content that both promotes JWA’s brand and inspires audiences to share it widely
  • Work with JWA podcast team on planning, production, and promotion
  • Inspire and steward online conversations related to JWA’s mission; build online networks to engage wider audiences
  • Uphold JWA brand and voice on all platforms

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Minimum of three years of social media experience in a professional setting, and familiarity with social media platforms and tools
  • Experience managing, editing, and/or writing for blogs
  • Video- and audio-editing skills; experience creating original video for marketing purposes
  • Experience with audio storytelling production a plus
  • Photoshop, InDesign, and content management skills a plus
  • Ability to build online relationships and content-sharing collaborations with other organizations, individuals, and partners
  • Interest in and awareness of cultural trends
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously, and be an excellent time manager
  • Commitment to the mission of the Jewish Women’s Archive
  • Sensitivity to and awareness of issues related to Judaism, gender, history, and social justice
  • Professional experience in non-profit and/or educational environments preferred

Compensation

JWA offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a collaborative, creative, and fun work environment. The office is located in Brookline, MA, a vibrant area of shops and restaurants, and is convenient to public transportation. JWA is an equal opportunity employer. 
People of color and LGBTQ people strongly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to JWA’s job application page. (No phone calls please.)

Executive Assistant

Reports to: Executive Director

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support for the Executive Director, staff, and the Board of the Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA). S/He/They manage day-to-day office and staff needs, coordinate fundraising tasks and manage donor database, serve as an external contact point for the organization, and act as liaison to the Board. This position requires a detail-oriented, well-organized individual with excellent communications skills. S/He/They should be able to work both independently and as a member of the team, juggle multiple tasks, take initiative, and have a professional demeanor at all times.

Primary Responsibilities:

Internal

  • Office Management: Ensure efficient running of the JWA office. Manage facility and staff needs. Maintain a positive and welcoming office culture for existing and new staff.
  • Administrative support to Development department: Process all donations to JWA and prepare gift receipt and acknowledgment letters. Manage DonorPerfect donor database. Assist in preparing appeal mailings, including coordinating with the mail house, and assist with grant proposal documentation.
  • Support to the senior staff: Provide support to JWA Executive Director and senior staff as needed. Make travel arrangements and schedule appointments for Executive Director as necessary.

External

  • External Relations: Act as the first point of contact for JWA, ensuring external constituents have a friendly, helpful, informative experience with the organization. Respond to external inquiries that come in via email, phone, and website. Maintain up-to-date contact information in databases. Monitor website’s comment sections.
  • Board Liaison: Manage communication with Board of Directors. Schedule, organize logistics and materials for, and attend triannual Board meetings. Compile meeting minutes. Maintain professional demeanor and interaction with Board at all times.

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills: must be courteous, professional, and helpful in person, on the phone, and in written communication.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under tight deadlines.
  • Close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Fluency with word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software.
  • Familiarity with data entry.
  • Ability to do thorough and creative Internet research.

Compensation

JWA offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a collaborative, creative, and fun work environment. The office is located in Brookline, MA, a vibrant area of shops and restaurants, and is convenient to public transportation. JWA is an equal opportunity employer. 
People of color and LGBTQ people strongly encouraged to apply.


How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to JWA’s job application page. (No phone calls please.)

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Career and Volunteer Opportunities." (Viewed on June 19, 2018) <https://jwa.org/aboutjwa/jobs>.

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