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Nechama- Jewish Response to Disaster

Communications Coordinator

– Burnsville, Minnesota
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $36,000-$39,000/year

NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster is a 501(c)(3) disaster relief organization providing natural disaster response, rebuild, and preparedness training services nationwide. Guided by the Jewish values of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world, performing good acts, and helping the stranger, NECHAMA offers a helping hand in the spirit of goodwill and creating mutual respect and understanding among people.

We are a non-religious organization, rooted in the personhood of Judaism and the guiding value of Tikkun Olam, welcoming all in our work to provide direct assistance to at-risk households and communities in the aftermath of disasters. NECHAMA is a melting pot of people of good will, who believe that a small band of committed individuals can change lives, bring hope and comfort to those in need, and affect positive change in the world around us. 

Our Model:
We believe that natural disasters disproportionately affect communities that are underserved, low and lower-income, and underinsured or uninsured. Families in these communities are less insulated against the economic shock that often accompanies disasters and suffer from substandard infrastructure which exacerbates the physical damage from these events.

In addition to large-scale events that make the national news, NECHAMA focuses on low-attention disasters with at-risk communities, embedding our teams with local residents, and embracing our host communities. Whereas families with means are able to address home repairs or move permanently from regularly affected areas, NECHAMA assists less-affluent households who are left to fend for themselves without adequate resources to address damage to their homes or move to a less-affected area.

As we do our work, grounded in Tikkun Olam, we honor our shared history and make a commitment to our shared future by using our projects to affect social change. 

The Position:
We are excited to present this opportunity to come on board our rapidly growing organization as our first ever Communications Coordinator. Over the last 20 months, NECHAMA has more than tripled our yearly income, going from $460,000 in 2016, to more than $1.5M already in 2018. Our staff is currently engaged in disaster relief work in Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas, and we are looking to expand operations into as many as 2 permanent satellite offices outside Minnesota in 2019.

This is an opportunity to join our growing team, and make this role your own, putting your stamp on every aspect of the job and department. You’ll get the opportunity to travel nationally as part of expansion operations, disaster response/rebuild site visits, and partner meetings. Most importantly, you’ll be a critical part of our operation as we repair the world, helping our neighbors, and leaving communities better then we found them.
 

The Communications Coordinator is focused on:

  1. Management of organization’s social media accounts and website.

  2. Implementing and overseeing the content calendar.

  3. Oversee project-based content creation for mass-consumption.

  4. Manage creation of print materials.


Responsibilities:

  1. Daily management of NECHAMA’s social media and website including:

  2. Engaging supporters.

  3. Overseeing geo-targeted advertising.

  4. Regular relevant updates.

  5. Identifying and measuring metrics.

  6. Proactive outreach to media via social media.

  7. With the Development and Communications Director, develop and then manage a multi-platform media calendar to ensure relevant content make it to the appropriate audience.
  8. Ensure brand standards are kept across all platforms.
  9. Edit and maintain copy and images on NECHAMA website including the creation of project-based landing pages as needed.
  10. Oversee multiple project-based communications staff to ensure consistent content flow and relevant stories are collected for use.
  11. Manage development and distribution of monthly e-newsletter.
  12. Think outside of the box for new ways to engage supporters, donors, volunteers, and others through social media, email and website - as well as other mediums not listed or known.
  13. Create all necessary print materials for use by Core Mission Support and Operations including, but not limited to flyers, pamphlets, and annual report.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years related experience, in a US non-profit setting preferred.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Strong understanding of social media and it’s various uses and audiences.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive.

  • Familiarity with WordPress and Adobe suite.

  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and handle multiple priorities.

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented environment of diverse staff and volunteers who provide and need varying levels of support.

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to and passion for NECHAMA’s mission.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time, often on the road for two to four weeks at a time.

  • A valid US driver’s license with favorable driving record.

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  • Location
    Burnsville, Minnesota
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    $36,000-$39,000/year
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