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Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer

Position Overview

By 2021, Sefaria will have grown from 150,000 to 500,000+ users/month (representing a 35% year-over-year growth rate). In order to achieve this aggressive goal, we are bringing a new C-level member onto our team.

We are searching for a Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer (CMEO) to shape and oversee all of Sefaria’s digital marketing, PR, communication, brand management and engagement efforts. Sefaria’s CMEO will pay special attention to engagement with the Jewish education sector.

The CMEO will cultivate and manage a new team, as defined by Sefaria’s 2018-2021 strategic plan. This team will consist of several branches, including the existing Director of Education and Israel Director, both of whom oversee education and outreach efforts as it relates to transforming the way people learn, teach and create Torah. Over the course of the next two years, three new team hires will be made: two Communications Managers (one in Israel and one in the US), a Content Writer and a Director of Education Outreach—as well as outsourced support around analytics and search engine optimization.

Qualifications & Required Skills

Since this is a new position at Sefaria, the selected candidate will have the unique opportunity to contribute to the shape and scope of their role as well as to cultivate a new team. The position does require a candidate who:

  • Is comfortable with establishing new approaches, protocols, and metrics.
  • Values both testing and evaluation.
  • Has a proven growth and engagement track record.
  • Has been part of taking high potential organizations to household name status.
  • Brings a willingness to roll up their sleeves and craft an effective strategy.
  • Is prepared to quickly analyze and then iterate when necessary.
  • Cultivates and empowers team members to meet organizational goals.
  • Effectively influences and manages diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders to achieve ambitious outcomes.


The Sefaria CMEO will be responsible for the following areas of organizational activity:

  • Develop a marketing and communications strategy within the first 3-6 months on the job: Take the existing Sefaria marketing framework and bring it to the next level through online (web and search optimization, paid advertising, email marketing and list growth) and offline (content strategy, partnerships, earned media, PR, events and conferences) channels.
    • This also includes an emphasis on branding, fundraising and user growth.
    • The CMEO will continually refine marketing processes, procedures, metrics and tools using data and competitive insight to grow the Sefaria community.
    • Lastly, they will also oversee the establishment of strong partnerships with key community leaders, organizations and influencers to expand the Sefaria user community.
  • Manage Sefaria’s brand: Enhance brand message, measure and cultivate expanded brand recognition and monitor user satisfaction.
  • Engage with the Jewish education community: Devise ways to scale Sefaria’s reach among educators and students in the US and Israel and consult with Sefaria’s education department staff in their work to change how people are learning and thinking about Torah.
  • Manage the departmental budget: Report performance, communicate expectations with team and stakeholders.
  • Collaborate internally and externally: Work with internal teams (Product, Content, Operations, Development) to align program offerings with growth priorities and marketing initiatives. Manage outsourced support for analytics and SEO.
  • Manage and lead the new team: Effectively manage and develop direct reports and cultivate a collaborative and inclusive team culture that seeks to empower staff. Resolve challenges with an eye toward what is required to scale and sustain solutions.
  • Serve on the Executive Team: Engage at a leadership level to not only shape the organization’s digital marketing but also to successfully execute elements of the strategic plan. Bring a proven track record of navigating complex issues, managing multiple stakeholders, making decisions, and driving strong results.

Education & Work Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent practical experience.
  • At least 10 years of previous experience in related positions.
  • Extensive track record of creating and implementing aggressive growth strategies in the for profit or nonprofit sectors.
  • Previous experience with SEO, digital strategy, online marketing (email, social media, web), content creation, list building, digital advertising, online fundraising.
  • Experience managing staff and yielding frequent, high-quality results. The ability to work across teams and diverse leaders is essential.
  • Experience with financial forecasting, developing multi-year plans, and managing annual budgets.
  • Position Location

    We are seeking a US-based candidate. Sefaria has a presence in New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, and the Bay Area. Employees are expected to keep standard office hours and will have some flexibility in terms of physical work location.

    Salary and Benefits

    • $120k+
    • Generous medical coverage
    • Dental and eye insurance available
    • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account benefits
    • Commuter benefits (New York only)
    • Generous PTO
    • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
    • Employee assistance program

    To Apply

    Please submit a cover letter and resume or CV to [email protected] with the subject line CMEO. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

    Sefaria does not accept solicitations of any kind from job placement services or phone calls from prospective candidates. Sefaria provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Nothing in this job description or advertisement postings guarantees employment

רכז תוכן ועימוד דיגיטלי

המודעה מנוסחת בלשון זכר מטעמי נוחות בלבד, אך פונה לנשים וגברים כאחד

ספריא-ישראל מחפשת מועמד פרילנסר בעל רקע וניסיון בתחום עיבוד תמלילים ועימוד לדפוס, בעל אוריינטציה טכנולוגית חזקה, והיכרות מעמיקה עם תחום הספרות הרבנית לענפיה.

תחומי אחריות:

  • דיגיטציה:

    • הפקת מקבילה דיגיטלית ממהדורת מקור בדפוס
    • הערכת טיב הטקסט של מהדורות דפוס ומהדורות דיגיטליות
    • מתן הערכה ומשוב לצוות המתכנתים
  • עיבוד תמלילים:

    • זיהוי תבניות טקסט עבור מחרוזות חיפוש והחלפה מתקדמות
    • המרת מסמכים ישנים לשיטות קידוד עדכניות
    • הפקת מפתח עניינים מתוך מערכי נתונים קיימים

כישורים נדרשים וניסיון:

  • עברית שפת אם; אנגלית יתרון
  • יכולת ניווט בתחומי הספרות התורנית ברמת בית מדרש
  • יכולת לעבוד בצורה טובה בסביבת סטארט-אפ דינמית
  • שליטה בתוכנות עיבוד תמלילים מקצועיות (כגון אינדזיין או תג) - יתרון
  • שליטה בטכניקות חיפוש והחלפה מתקדמות
  • יכולת עבודה עצמאית
  • יכולת שיפוט והכרעה
  • יכולת איתור וטיפול בבעיות

היקף המשרה: חלקית (כ-20 שעות שבועיות)

מקום מגורים: ירושלים

בכדי להגיש מועמדות:

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