Jewish Family and Children's Services
  • 19-Sep-2017 to 18-Dec-2017 (CST)
  • Administrative
  • Saint Louis, MO, USA
  • Part Time


Jewish Family & Children's Service is accepting applications for a Communications Coordinator.  A Bachelor's degree in Communications or a related field is required. The Communications Coordinator is responsible for managing the Agency's media relations; writing newsletters, articles, press releases, advertisements and program materials; writing and posting social media and website content. 

This is a non-exempt position and will pay up to $25.60 per hour for 30 hours per week.




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For more than 145 years, Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) has provided families in our community with the resources needed to meet the challenges of everyday living. Our support and expertise reach individuals and families with extremely serious physical and emotional difficulties, as well as those coping to successfully manage their lives day to day. Our programs provide a personalized approach committed to helping our clients achieve their full potential.

JF&CS is a not-for-profit organization. We receive funding from the United Way, Jewish Federation,The Children's Charity of St. Louis, St. Louis County Children's Service Fund, grants, and private contributions.


Mission:  Inspired by the Jewish tradition to make the world a better place, JF&CS helps and supports people in need to meet their challenges.


Employee Benefits:

Vacation Leave

Paid Sick Leave

Paid Holidays

Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance

401(k) retirement plan

Workers Compensation

Term Life Insurance

Cafeteria Plan

Voluntary insurance offerings




CLASSIFICATION: Communications Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer (CDO)


The Communications Coordinator is responsible for managing the Agency's media relations; writing newsletters, articles, press releases, advertisements and program materials; and writing and posting social media and website content.  The Communications Coordinator will work closely with JF&CS Managers, Senior Management, as well as with the Board Financial Development/Marketing Committee.



  • Draft content for JF&CS website and social media platforms; press releases; advertisements; articles and program flyers.
  • Facilitate creation and distribution of donor and staff newsletters.
  • Liaise with local media and handle requests for interviews and statements.
  • Maintain JF&CS communications calendar.
  • Assist with drafting CEO communications to media, donors and funders.



  • Bachelor's degree in communications or a related field.
  • Documented success in content development and media relations.
  • Experience with managing website content and social media platforms e.g. facebook, twitter, snapchat.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills high quality, prolific, attention to details and meets deadlines.
  • Skilled in use of computers including: MS Word, Publisher and Powerpoint



Written Communication

  • writes well-organized and succinct documents with correct spelling and grammar
  • makes sure that key points and supporting data are clear and well-organized
  • is careful to write in a professional manner

Functional Knowledge and Skills

  • has the knowledge and skills necessary to perform at a high level in his/her job function
  • continuously seeks to increase knowledge and skills as appropriate
  • can quickly learn new information

Interpersonal Agility

  • builds positive relationships with peers, management, clients, vendors and donors
  • displays diplomatic and tactful behavior, especially in difficult situations
  • is collaborative, easy to work with and promotes professional working relationships with co-workers 


  • manages time well and spends most effort on key, value-added activities
  • can manage multiple projects
  • meets deadlines

Organizational Agility

  • comfortable with all levels of management and agency stakeholders
  • knows how to get things done based upon an understanding of group dynamics
  • can communicate with others taking into account their priorities, challenges and 'world view'

Priority Setting

  • allocates time to most important and immediate objectives
  • able to quickly respond to changing priorities
  • can clearly communicate changes in priorities and the need to shift resources



  • Work is normally performed in a typical inside office work environment
  • Average physical effort with some handling of light weights such as supplies or materials on an infrequent basis (10-15 pounds)








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