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Opening for Communications & Membership Coordinator

Applicants will please submit cover letter and resume to  Upon receipt, we will provide a communications assignment which will be considered part of the application. 

This position reports to the Program Director and is accountable to the Steering Committee. 

Communications Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for communications with members and non-members.   
  • Produces publications (including writing and editing copy): 
    • Weekly community e-mail 
    • Bi-weekly For Your Family e-mail 
    • Monthly non-member e-mail 
    • Monthly Hakol newsletter 
    • Yearly community brochure 
    • Yearly Family Education brochure 
    • Annual participation/interest survey 
  • Collaboratively develops other regular emails or publications as assigned.
  • Ensures family look to all print and on-line communications. 
  • Creates regular content for social media platforms in accordance with Havurah policies. Monitors and recommends updates to social media policy. 
  • Updates Havurah calendar regularly. 
  • Provides calendar information to wider Portland and national Jewish organizations. 
  • Creates advertising copy and places event advertisements. 
  • Works with graphic designers to develop web and print design. 
  • Updates and administers website, developing content in collaboration with staff or members. 
  • Works collaboratively with staff and committees. 
  • Opens and closes office in concert with other staff. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Member Engagement Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for tracking prospective members, providing information and support to joining members, integrating new members. 
  • Maintains on-going, periodic personal contact with all members. 
  • Updates, maintains and improves tools of engagement, specifically the CRM system.   
  • Shares responsibility for maintaining member database. 
  • Shares responsibility for condolence notices, contact with ill and bereaved members i.e. sends appropriate life-cycle event cards to members.  
  • Communicates with affiliation or other sub-groups of members as needed. 
  • Responsible for connecting members to their affiliation groups and committees of interest. 
  • Shares responsibility for recruiting members as volunteers for programs, projects, and committees. 
  • Encourages member engagement with social media platforms. 
  • Supports and serves as staff liaison to all committees in the Kehillah cluster. 
  • Supports cluster leads and committee chairs as assigned. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications Required: 

  • BA in a related field + 2 years of experience in non-profit or membership organization or 3 years of experience in non-profit or membership organization 
  • Experience using database software, MS Office suite, Adobe Creative Cloud 
  • Experience with website development 
  • Experience with graphic design 
  • Excellent writing and editing skills 
  • Works some evenings and weekends 


  • Experience in a Jewish communal environment 
  • Experience developing and analyzing surveys 


  • Excellent time management 
  • Self-motivated 
  • Detail oriented and accurate 
  • Works collaboratively 
  • Is flexible and can shift focus when needed 
  • Has knowledge of Jewish culture or is culturally competent 
  • Likes to interact with people 


Mon, November 11 2019 13 Cheshvan 5780