Full Time

Communications Specialist

Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte 5007 Providence Road, Suite 101, Charlotte NC

About Us:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte (JFGC) is a non-profit community building organization supporting a $5 million annual fundraising campaign. We impact and enrich lives here at home and around the world every day, supporting more than 60 Jewish organizations and initiatives that build community, foster Jewish identity, and nurture and care for the Jewish people. As part of a network of more than 140 Federations across North America, we are a vibrant community hub that connects resources, volunteers, leaders and expertise to care for people in need, advocate for Israel, and ensure a thriving and sustainable Jewish future.   

Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make the greater Charlotte’s Jewish community a welcoming home.  We offer a collaborative, friendly, inspiring, and flexible work environment. The Charlotte community is rapidly growing and there is a strong desire to enhance and build upon the rich tradition of philanthropy and engagement in the Jewish community. We seek a highly motivated professional to join our team as we secure the necessary resources to sustain and grow Jewish life throughout Greater Charlotte.


Job Summary:

Reporting to the Chief Development and Marketing Officer, the Communications Specialist will be a central member of the Marketing team.  This position plays an integral role in the organization’s strategic communications, targeting audiences of all demographics to increase awareness and engagement.  The Communications Specialist must be able to meet strict deadlines and work well under pressure.  They must be able to perform accurate research and write compelling copy. 


Job Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions: 

  • Writes clear, compelling copy for various mediums (flyers, web, e-news, press releases, social media) to inform and engage target audiences.
  • Conducts research on assigned topics.
  • Interviews individuals relevant to the article.
  • Attends meetings to learn beyond the interview.
  • Proofreads and edits content provided by other staff.
  • Participates in development of communication and marketing plans and strategies.
  • Social media content planning, creation, publication.
  • Assists with creation of all marketing collateral.
  • Plans, composes, formats and distributes electronic newsletters and communications.
  • Manages website content, ensuring it is current, accurate and uses SEO to maximize reach.
  • Maintains marketing calendar to plan and coordinate publication of communications across channels.
  • Collaborates with staff on messaging about programs and services.


Preferred Education:

Bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, marketing, or related field


Required Work Experience: 

Minimum of two years’ work experience required.


Key Skills and Qualifications: 

  • Superior skills in copywriting and editing for various mediums.
  • Expertise in social media, email marketing, and SEO best practices.
  • Proficiency with html and analytics platforms.
  • Highly proficient computer and technology skills with hands-on capability in all social media platforms, email marketing platforms, Microsoft Office products, Teams, Zoom, Canva.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills; ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to identify challenges and propose solutions.
  • Demonstrated capability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with deep knowledge of Judaism, Jewish culture and traditions, and a personal commitment to Jewish values.
  • While knowledge about the Jewish Federation is desirable, it is not a pre-requisite for this position.


Other Job Related Requirements: 

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • This position must be based in the greater Charlotte area.


How We Care For YOU:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte proudly offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes:  

  • Competitive Compensation, Commensurate With Experience
  • Four Weeks of Paid Time Off, Days Off for Jewish Holy Days, and Early Closure for Shabbat
  • Generous Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Benefits
  • 401k Plan with an Employer Contribution and Match
  • Professional Development and  Skill Building Opportunities
  • Flexible and Hybrid Work Environment
  • Shalom Park Discounts for JCC Membership and Shalom Park Schools
  • Free and Accessible Parking

The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. More information about our organization is available at www.jewishcharlotte.org 

Interested candidates should direct inquiries, resumes, and cover letters to 
Sam Bernstein, Chief Development and Marketing Officer, sam.bernstein@jewishcharlotte.org