NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:

Director of Development

Educational Internship 

Director of Development

The Director of Development (DOD) works with the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Staff, and Board of Directors in overseeing strategic direction for all development efforts. The DOD leads NCJW’s development department and serves as a key member of the Senior Management team. The DOD is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive development strategy for increasing the organizations philanthropic and grants revenue building capacity in an efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective manner. The DOD will be hired in NY and can work out of either our NY or Washington, DC office. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


    Plan, coordinate, oversee and/or implement all fundraising operations including but not limited to:
  • Major gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Foundation relationship development and grant seeking
  • Planned giving and endowments
  • Direct mail
  • National fundraising events 
  • Oversee 125th capacity-building campaign to sustain NCJW’s future
  • Direct and supervise development department staff to achieve the following:
  • Expand and enhance NCJW’s planned giving program, utilizing direct mail, contact with individuals and corporations
  • Planning and execution of small and large donor cultivation fundraising events
  • Build and maintain a portfolio and data base of major gift prospects including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for each prospect
  • Ensure the integrity of donor data system and acknowledgement process
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board’s Development Committee >
  • Create and monitor development budget (both expenses and revenue projections)
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, retreats, solicitations, and events
  • Coordinate closely with Marketing and Communications Department on strategy and messaging
  • Travel in US required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by CEO


  • Strong commitment to and passion for the mission of NCJW and the ability to articulate the importance of the organization’s work to prospective and current funders
  • Minimum of 8 years of increasingly responsible development experience in a nonprofit environment
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong management skills with a record of nurturing and managing a talented and diverse staff
  • Significant experience in securing funding from individuals, corporations, and/or foundations
  • Successful track record in soliciting major gifts from existing and new prospects
  • Ability to work successfully with individuals at all levels within the organization, Board members, donors, and volunteers
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, foster, and sustain one-to-one donor relationships
  • Experience with donor databases, particularly Raiser’s Edge
  • Knowledge of and experience in the organized Jewish community and/or with women’s organizations
  • BA or Master’s Degree in relevant field preferred

Salary and Benefits:

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule. Please note: This position will be based in Washington DC beginning in the fall of 2018 but can be in NYC or DC upon hire until that time. Regular travel to NYC required.

Send resume and cover letter to (no calls please):

Human Resources-DOD

NCJW, 475 Riverside Drive Suite 1901

New York, New York 10115

Email: jobs@ncjw.org   please put Director of Development in subject line of email

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ individuals, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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


Educational Internship Opportunity

Summer position has been filled. Please apply now for fall internship.


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 paid and volunteer, educational legislative internships to college juniors and seniors, and 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.


  • 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
  • Cover specified issues independently, 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 NCJW as a non-profit volunteer led 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.


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


    Academic credit and/or an hourly rate at the prevailing minimum wage for Washington, DC.

    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: Faith Fried, NCJW Senior Legislative Associate; phone: 202 375 5063; fax: 202 331 7792; email: faith@ncjwdc.org