Public Relations Specialist

Our Mission Statement: Guided by the Jewish tradition of helping all people, JFCS empowers individuals and families toward self-sufficiency. 

Job Title: Public Relations Specialist

Program Area or Department: Community Outreach and Marketing

Accountability: Director of Community Outreach and Marketing

Function of Position:

The Public Relations Specialist will be a member of the Community Outreach team who will write and distribute media releases, social media content, newsletters, and E-blasts. In addition, the Public Relations Specialist will be responsible for researching and identifying corporate, foundation, and government small grant opportunities; cultivating and stewarding relationships with granting organizations; working with staff to prepare compelling grant applications; and monitoring and reporting outcomes as required by funders.


  • Preparing and distributing media releases;
  • Making simple updates to the events/calendar page, on the website and social media pages;
  • Designing and managing Social media posts and Constant Contact E-blasts;
  • Responding to public relations emails and monitoring marketing emails;
  • Maintaining inventory of promotional materials;
  • Identifying and preparing grant applications in accordance with funder requirements and program needs;
  • Managing an annual grants’ submission and reporting calendar, tracking all application deadlines;
  • Assisting with volunteer and community events/drives planning and execution.

Other Duties as Assigned:

As a member of the Community Outreach team, the Public Relations Specialist will assist as needed with other marketing related tasks to promote and support JFCS and its programs.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent writing, editing and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills, emphasizing the ability to listen and hear others
  • Experience working in the non-profit sector
  • Non-profit grant writing experience
  • Copywriting experience
  • Ability to create impactful press releases
  • Flexibility, proactivity, and a “team player” attitude a must
  • Interested in growing resources and partnerships
  • Knowledge of local foundation and corporate community a plus
  • Proven track record with successfully identifying and securing grants.


  • Paid time off
  • Excellent Medical Insurance

Required Training: 

Oriented within the first three months of hire to:

  • the organization’s mission, philosophy, goals, and services;
  • the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the service population;
  • the organization’s place within its community;
  • the organization’s personnel manual;
  • lines of accountability and authority within the organization;
  • specific trainings provided by funders, as available; and
  • all COA-specific and JFCS required trainings.

Job Category: Community Outreach and Marketing
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Sarasota

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