8501 Ridge Road Cincinnati, OH 45236 Phone: (513) 891-9900
2016 Workum Summer Intern for Rockdale Temple
Marketing & Communications
As background, Rockdale Temple (K.K. Bene Israel) was founded in 1824 (the oldest Jewish congregation West of the Alleghenies). We are a Reform Temple comprised of approximately 400 families. The congregation is a diverse community ranging from 7th generation members to those new to the city of Cincinnati. Our membership is comprised of individuals, couples and families of many configurations. The Temple is led by a Board of Directors along with an Executive Director and two Rabbis. Our mission is to create and enhance our members’ Jewish identities through community engagement, worship, educational opportunities and meaningful lifecycle events. The congregation’s members, Women of Rockdale (Sisterhood), Brotherhood, and other auxiliaries are involved in a variety of civic engagement projects with a focus on mitzvot and tzedakah. We strive to create relevant experiences within the Jewish tradition.
This is an exciting and meaningful summer internship opportunity for a person interested in the fields of marketing and communications. The intern will work under the supervision of Gene Meyers, the Executive Director and will be able to work closely with Rabbi Meredith Kahan, Assistant Rabbi and Educator. The intern will also have a chance to interact with a variety of staff and lay people. It will be an exciting summer filled with the chance to communicate with and learn from a wide range of people of differing ages and interests. The Rockdale Temple Workum internship is perfect for a student majoring in Communications, Public Relations, Marketing, Design, Journalism, English, or Social Science areas who is ready for real world application of the skills being developed and honed in college.
The Workum Intern will:
Help create a marketing plan utilizing social media, print, and web-based sources
Review and analyze the congregation’s new website and contribute to the design and content as needed.
Strategize ways to create new contacts as well as analyze our current contact management
Review and/or develop content and design of print material for membership recruitment and retention as well as upcoming events.
Other responsibilities based on the intern’s interests, skills and desired areas of professional development.
The qualified candidate should have excellent computer software and web-based communication skills and should have completed 2+ college-level marketing-related courses. He or she should have some successful experience in a professional work environment, and willingness to accept constructive feedback. Our intern should be a self-starter who is able to work independently and efficiently, and demonstrate excellent skills in prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.