Policy and Communications Associate

Israel Policy Forum
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 21

Position description

Job Title: Policy and Communications Associate

Reports to: Associate Director of Policy and Communications  

Position Type: Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Location: New York, NY 10017

Israel Policy Forum is an educational and policy organization working to shape the discourse and mobilize support among American Jewish leaders and U.S. policymakers for the realization of a viable two-state solution consistent with Israel's security. We do this by educating political and communal leaders on pragmatic policy ideas to improve Israel’s security while maintaining conditions for an eventual two-state solution, and by building consensus in the policy and Jewish communities for these visions and goals. We envision a Jewish, democratic, and secure Israel, and support a strong and enduring U.S.-Israel relationship.

Summary

Israel Policy Forum is seeking a full-time Policy and Communications Associate.  The Policy and Communications Associate is responsible for managing Israel Policy Forum’s strategic communications, analytical content, digital outreach efforts, and social media presence. The position will report directly to the Associate Director of Policy and Communications in New York and work closely with the Communications Director (Tel Aviv).

Key Responsibilities

  • Electronic Communications. Prepare effective mass email campaigns to Israel Policy Forum subscribers and assist other staff with messaging to their respective lists. Oversee Israel Policy Forum subscriber databases.

  • Graphic Design. Create visually appealing and aesthetically consistent graphics to advertise for Israel Policy Forum events, digital campaigns, and other resources.

  • Website Management​. Maintain and update Israel Policy Forum’s website using creative, multimedia elements, under the guidance of the other communications staff.

  • Analysis and Strategic Communications. Edit and write for Israel Policy Forum’s collaborative blog, Israel Policy Exchange​.

  • Social Media Strategy and Development.  Implement Israel Policy Forum’s social media strategy on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Other projects may include​ implementing digital education campaigns, assisting with production of audiovisual content (such as video clips and Israel Policy Forum’s podcast), and other tasks as needed.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, history, international relations, or other relevant field

  • Minimum 1-2 years of professional or intern experience in a digital communications and policy capacity at a non-profit, political campaign, Congressional office, or other comparable setting

  • Strong knowledge of Israeli-Palestinian conflict and relevant U.S. foreign policy

  • Excellent writing and organizational skills

  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite products including InDesign and Photoshop preferred

  • Experience with database software

  • Experience with WordPress preferred

  • Experience with Hebrew a plus

  • Support for Israel Policy Forum’s mission and strong knowledge of Israeli-Palestinian conflict are essential

This is a full-time, non-exempt position, with occasional evening or weekend work if needed.  The annual salary range is $42,500-$48,500, depending on experience. Benefits include generous paid time off; health, dental and vision benefits; and a 401(K) match.

Israel Policy Forum is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applications for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Please submit a resume and cover letter stating why you want to work at Israel Policy Forum to Evan Gottesman at [email protected] with “Policy and Communications Associate” in the subject line.  Candidates are also required to submit a writing sample (preferably related to Israeli-Palestinian conflict) and a graphic design sample.

Application instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter stating why you want to work at Israel Policy Forum to Evan Gottesman at [email protected] with “Policy and Communications Associate” in the subject line.  Candidates are also required to submit a writing sample (preferably related to Israeli-Palestinian conflict) and a graphic design sample.

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