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.
- 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
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.