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Are you passionate about a building community in which people feel connected to one another? Join our team!

Mishkan Chicago seeks diversity in its staff and educators. That means we invite applications from different denominations, religious and cultural backgrounds. We are searching for candidates of color, candidates who are Jews by choice, candidates in the LGBTQ community, and candidates who identify personally at any part of the incredibly rich gender spectrum. Systemic inequities in hiring have caused women, people of color, LBTQIA+ folks, and others to apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Mishkan encourages you to break that statistic and apply, as no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

Mishkan is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any terms or conditions of employment on account of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related condition, citizenship, military service status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. When necessary, Mishkan will reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with known physical or mental disabilities or medical conditions if the person is otherwise qualified to safely perform all of the essential functions of the position.

Communications Manager (full-time)

The Communications Manager position is an integral part of the Mishkan staff in our Chicago office, reporting to the Director of Communications. The Communications Manager helps to execute marketing and communications, helping our community more deeply and authentically engage with the organization and with Judaism. This position develops messaging for our programs, events, educational resources, and fundraising initiatives. Leveraging email, social media, print communications, podcasts, and the website, the Communications Manager will maintain a strong online presence by implementing engaging digital marketing strategies. Working with the Director of Communications, this role ultimately helps to enhance Mishkan Chicago’s presence, profile, and brand in Chicago and beyond. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Creates ongoing Mishkan communications and is responsible for e-mail marketing: families, builders, and general newsletter. Helps to maintain email lists.
  • Manages digital presence including all social media accounts, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Support short- and long-term communications goals, and ensure messaging incorporation across all channels.
  • Helps provide website support including search engine optimization keywords and indexing. Maintains website and calendars with close attention to detail.
  • Helps to draft and create a range of collateral—both print and online (annual reports, small group materials, brochures, fact sheets, etc.)
  • Produces some in-house graphic design to engage audiences across various channels delivered through digital platforms including website, newsletters, blogs, and various social media platforms.
  • Manages video presence including scripting and some editing of teaser and fundraising videos. Works with video producer for bigger projects and holiday production team to produce holiday-related video content.
  • Manages the production and ideally provides some in-house editing of Contact Chai podcast series and the weekly Morning Scroll podcast.
  • Identifies influencers to partner with and help expand our national engagement.

Who We’re Looking For:

  • 3 – 5 years of professional communications experience.
  • Demonstrates a mastery of learning an organization’s unique voice. Ability to develop nuanced communications in collaboration with Director of Communications and the Founder/Senior Rabbi.
  • Strong copy editing and content management skills in developing weekly e-communications.
  • Understanding of graphic design, brand, and helps to maintain consistency across all platforms.
  • Advanced knowledge of social media and commitment to learning new trends and analytics.
  • Basic video editing skills. Podcasting production skills are not required, but a plus.
  • Ability to work across team to source content including Jewish educational resources
  • Knowledge of Jewish practice and the Chicagoland Jewish landscape a plus. 

Salary, benefits and why it’s great to work here:

  • Salary range for this position is $50,000 – $55,000+, salary commensurate with experience.
  • Generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision, plus access to participate in flexible spending accounts and a 401k retirement plan
  • Generous professional development funds for full time employees
  • Collegial, collaborative and respectful work environment
  • Position is based out of our Chicago office and includes the option for some remote work. 

To Apply
Please send resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to [email protected]. Applications are due Friday, September 24, 2021.

Systemic inequities in hiring have caused women, people of color, LBTQIA+ folks, and others to apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Mishkan encourages you to break that statistic and apply, as no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

Mishkan is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any terms or conditions of employment on account of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related condition, citizenship, military service status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. When necessary, Mishkan will reasonably accommodate employees and applicants with known physical or mental disabilities or medical conditions if the person is otherwise qualified to safely perform all of the essential functions of the position.

Mishkan Chicago is a Jewish Spiritual Community located in Chicago, Illinois. We reinvent and breathe new life into Judaism. We create radically inclusive spaces for Jewish spiritual practice and community, engaging, educating, and empowering people across the spectrum of identity, background, age, and belief. Our aim is to lead people in Chicago and beyond toward more purposeful, more connected, and more inspired lives.