NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.

NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:

  • Marketing and Communications Associate
  • Communications Intern 
  • Educational Internship Opportunity 

Marketing and Communications Associate


The Marketing and Communications Associate is a new position that reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications. Located in the New York headquarters of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), this position will join a small communications team that works together to serve the entire organization.

We are looking for an early career professional-likely someone who worked as a fulltime intern with an advocacy organization or communications firm, and then moved into an entry level job with significant responsibility on an activist communications team. The ideal candidate:

  • knows the difference between strategic communications and media relations, and is good at both;
  • sees the “look” of a message as important to achieving a “like;”
  • is motivated by social justice and knows what it takes to move various audiences to action.

Key Job Responsibilities

Media Relations

  • Strategically expand a segmented press list targeted by issue, geography and editorial reach.
  • Develop relationships with reporters, editors, bloggers, and producers across all media on our key topics.
  • Work closely with all departments to anticipate stories before they break and understand NCJW’s position in the story.
  • Write media advisories and press releases that attract coverage and help to advance our impact.

E-newsletter Production

  • Manage multiple regular online publications for different target audiences and produce them on schedule.
  • Implement a forward-thinking editorial calendar to meet the needs of all departments.
  • Demonstrate efficient use of content across multiple platforms.
  • Develop compelling, well-written content that is customized to engage different target audiences.
  • Employ creative best practices in design, layout and use of graphics.
  • Stay up-to-date on technology for outreach and evaluation.

Social media and website

  • Actively participate in complete website redesign.
  • Ensure social media and website play an integral role in press strategy: maximize dissemination of content, highlight and boost coverage.
  • Share responsibility with colleagues on communications team to optimize use of social media to reach internal and external audiences.


  • Bachelor’s degree (masters preferred);
  • 2 years professional, relevant communications experience (preferably with current or former employers who sing your praises);
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop;
  • Familiar with website content management systems (such as WordPress) and enews services (such as MailChimp);
  • Strategic, creative, self-starter, problem solver;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills and attention to detail;
  • Works cooperatively and effectively in a team environment;
  • Attentive to news headlines and trending stories;
  • Responsive to diversity in all forms including cultural and political.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in graphic design for digital, social and print media;
  • Experience at a mission-driven organization or communications agency;
  • Experience in nonprofit, advocacy-oriented organizations;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to NCJW’s priority issues;
  • Able to evaluate impact of content distributed directly by the organization (enews, action alerts, webpages) as well as earned media.

How to apply:

For immediate consideration please submit, with the subject line, “Marketing & Communications Associate” to jobs@ncjw.org —your resume, cover letter and a PDF with two writing samples of your recent work. Samples may include a press release, op-ed, brochure, campaign launch, web pages, etc.

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to build a diverse staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.

NCJW offers competitive salary and benefits.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with NCJW. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Communications Internship Opportunity

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) seeks a membership and communications intern to assist with NCJW’s messaging and online presence. Candidates should have a sense of effective social media tactics as well as strong writing skills. Interest in women’s issues a plus. Please note that this internship is unpaid.

Intern Will Assist With:

  • Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest projects
  • Information and photo research projects as assigned
  • Entries on organization’s electronic communications
  • Outreach to NCJW communities


  • Interest in new media, communications, or journalism
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • MS Office computer skills, including Outlook
  • Strong Internet research skills
  • Familiarity with online communications (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogging, HTML, etc.)
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Willingness to pitch in where needed
  • Interest in non-profit and philanthropy
  • Proven ability to meet stated deadlines as well as to work under supervision and independently

What You Will Gain:

  • Opportunity to develop quality writing samples
  • A personal meeting with NCJW CEO
  • An important role in significant, long-term projects (social media, print publications, Israel program)
  • A network of professional contacts for the future
  • Exposure to multiple facets of a nonprofit organization
  • A supportive, creative environment   

Our office is located in the Interchurch Center (475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115). Hours and schedule are flexible.

To Apply: If you are interested in applying for this internship opportunity, please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to jobs@ncjw.org. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Applications considered on a rolling basis.



For over a century, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has been at the forefront of social change, championing the needs of women, children, and families, while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom. NCJW’s Washington Office offers volunteer, educational legislative internships to college juniors and seniors, and volunteer educational legislative fellowships to graduate students or post-college applicants during the academic year and over the summer. This is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about advocacy, grassroots organizing, and all aspects of the legislative process.

Opportunities & Responsibilities:

  • Learn about public policy by assisting staff and attending legislative hearings, briefings, national coalition meetings, rallies, and press conferences
  • Work closely with staff and lay leadership (volunteers) to learn about and help implement legislative strategy and grassroots mobilization
  • Work with staff on specified issues, including reproductive rights and justice, children’s issues, health care, economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, and federal court issues
  • Learn about the internal workings of a National, chapter based, grass-roots organization

 Strong writing and communication skills, ability to learn quickly, and a commitment to social justice issues. No previous professional experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and get involved.  Background in legislative process preferred.

Hours:  Flexible, Full- or Part-time (minimum 2 days per week during school year, 4 days per week in the summer)

To apply:  Please email or fax cover letter that includes your availability for the internship, as well as a resume, short writing sample (3-5 pages max), and 2-3 references.

Full year internships as well as seasonal or semester-based internships are available. Applications considered on a rolling basis.

Contact: Amy Cotton, NCJW Senior Policy Manager; phone: 202 296 2588; fax: 202 331 7792; email: amy@ncjwdc.org

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to build a diverse staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.