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Saturday, November 9, 2013

F/T - Dir. of Comm. & Knowledge Mgmt, AJEP (NY)

Director of Communications & Knowledge Management, Affordable Jewish Education Project – NY

Affordable Jewish Education Project (AJE) is seeking a Director of Communications & Knowledge Management.
First and foremost, the DCKM will be responsible for managing our external communications with various stakeholders including donors, schools, and parents in an effort to mobilize the community around our mission. This includes overall management and delivery of AJE’s communications strategy development, planning, and implementation. In addition to the more traditional communications role, the DCKM will work internally to aggregate, organize, analyze, and optimize the sharing of the most important information and insights being accumulated and developed within AJE and our partner school network. The information will be used for disseminating best practices and lessons learned, scaling efforts and creating efficiencies, and evaluating our programs.


Communications Strategy, Vision, & Leadership
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and implement an integrated strategic communications plan to advance AJE’s brand identity, broaden awareness of its programs and priorities, and increase the visibility of its programs across key stakeholder audiences
  • Create marketing/public relations strategy that will allow AJE leadership to cultivate and enhance meaningful relationships with donors, schools, and community leaders
  • Work with AJE leaders and partner schools to ensure overall consistency and effectiveness of communications
  • Identify public relations challenges and emerging issues; recognize internal and external communications opportunities and solutions, and define and execute appropriate strategies to support them
Communications Operations
  • Oversee development of all AJE print & electronic communications; Lead the generation of online content that engages various stakeholders
  • Manage press relationships to ensure coverage surrounding AJE programs, announcements, and other projects
  • Identify and prioritize media/public relations opportunities and help prepare supporting materials
Knowledge Management
  • Work with Executive Director to develop and implement an integrated knowledge management strategy and plan for AJE and our partner schools
  • Research, recommend, implement, and administer tools and procedures to enhance knowledge management effectiveness
  • Facilitate internal communications between partner schools (including lay and professional leadership) and serve as internal advocate for knowledge sharing program
  • Disseminate information about the organization’s knowledge sharing program to internal and external audiences
  • Passion for AJE’s mission
  • Experience with full-time responsibilities developing communications strategy and implementation across channels for a complex nonprofit entity
  • Innovative thinker with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output
  • A “knack” for knowing how, when, who, where, and what to communicate
  • Team player who works well with others; demonstrated skill & comfort in proactively building a variety of relationships at all levels
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Careful judgment and foresight – ability to identify mistakes and problems before they happen; creative problem solving skills
  • Confidence, self-motivation, and entrepreneurialism; self-starter with ability to excel and produce with minimum oversight
  • Willingness to work in fast-paced, always changing environment and adapt role according to the needs of the organization
To apply: Please send an email to with a resume and cover letter