Full Time

JFGI Communications Manager

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis 6705 Hoover Road, Indianapolis IN

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
Communications Manager
Position Description

JFGI Mission: The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is the central philanthropic, planning and community relations organization of the Jewish community. The Federation and its agencies, in cooperation with the synagogues, function to promote the general welfare of the Jewish community and to ensure the creative survival and continuity of the Jewish people.


With an Annual Campaign of $3.9 million dollars, the Federation supports and enriches the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world. We provide funding to a number of local and regional agencies, many national and overseas partners, and numerous independent programs that provide deeper connection and create Jewish community in Central Indiana. The Federation resides on and manages the operations of a 40-acre campus, and programs funded by the Federation create life-sustaining and life-changing impact, while inspiring and engaging members of the Indianapolis Jewish Community.

The Indianapolis Jewish Community completed its first Jewish Community Study in 2017- the results of this effort have lead us to recently publishing a strategic plan for the Jewish Federation. These two efforts will drive the focus of the Jewish Federation for the next few years.

Position Overview

The Communications Manager serves as the Federation's chief communicator and a lead strategic thinker, focused on increasing engagement, particularly with those identified in a recent community study who are proud to be Jewish but not yet connected. Communication is accomplished through a variety of methods, including but not limited to advertising and direct mail, public relations, digital marketing, and social media. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Planning, works collaborativelywith an outsourced marketing team, and is responsible for managing the Federation's brand across a high volume of projects and for creating content in support of all its programs. The Communications Manager also influences the overall professionalism of the Federation's internal and external communications.

Key Responsibilities

Communications Planning. Develops, implements, and evaluates all marketing campaigns and promotional activities to educate the community about the Federation, its programs, and the agencies; prepares and manages budget for marketing expenditures and establishes marketing goals, strategies and action plans for the organization.

Account Management. Partners with program staff to recommend individualized strategies to accomplish organization goals.

Content creation for revenue generation and constituent engagement. Coordinates promotional materials from concept to completion, including a bi-monthly magazine whose content is repurposed across a variety of platforms; serves as a writing, production, and editing resource for all departments; assists executive staff in the creation of development/fundraising materials and campaigns; manages the production of videos, brochures, posters, signs, newsletters, building displays, apparel, photography, fliers, advertisements, and additional materials, using Adobe Suite.

Digital Media. Updates the Federation's website, email marketing, and social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn; oversees management of departments’ pages on social media.

Media relations. Serves as primary media contact and pursues editorial coverage of newsworthy happenings in print and electronic media, including managing contacts with JFNA.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience Required

• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree; in marketing, communications, or a related area of study preferred
• Experience with nonprofit organizations
• A minimum of five years of experience in a related field.
• Demonstrated ability to develop communication plans to encourage program recruitment and retention; knowledge of Google keywords, Facebook and Instagram ads.
• Strong interpersonal and diplomacy skills and demonstrated ability to manage people and projects to meet organizational objectives – an experienced cat-herder.
• Proactive and takes initiative
• Demonstrated ability to design professional communications materials, using design software, including the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office.
• Ability to excel in a fast-paced, high-volume project environment with an eye for detail and the ability to think ahead.
• Exceptional writing and editing skills
• Strong social media skills
• Ability to outsource and manage freelancers
• Knowledge and understanding of Jewish customs, culture, values, and holidays and passion for creating a stronger Jewish community
• Experience taking photographs and shooting video using a DSLR camera is a plus

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics are representative of an office setting. The work environment is usually fast-paced with constant stimulation and mobility. This job requires high energy and interaction with staff, volunteers and donors. Expectations are that the individual will present a professional appearance and behave in a professional manner at all times. Physical demands are primarily limited to operating general office equipment to include computers, telephones, office equipment, bending, lifting, and on occasion program set-up.


Interested, qualified candidates should forward resumes and cover letters along with 2 references (including your relationship and contact information) to careers@jfgi.org.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Required and 3-5 years of experience.