Employment

 

NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:

Director, Marketing and Communications (DOMC)

OVERVIEW OF POSITION:

NCJW is seeking a highly motivated, creative and collaborative Director, Marketing and Communications (DOMC) to lead NCJW’s efforts to broaden engagement with existing audiences, develop new ones, strengthen its brand and impact, and to help us reimagine and build a forward-thinking digital presence which will have an essential role in implementing the strategic plan. 

The DOMC will create and oversee the implementation of an integrated marketing and communications plan that includes, but is not limited to media relations, social, digital, direct, print, and collateral,. The role requires deep, hands-on experience managing on- and off-line engagement, and the ideal candidate will have a strong track record in delivering strategic and operational success through media relations and digital marketing campaigns. 

As a member of the senior management team, the Director will also play a central role in the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan, contributing to the development of short and long-term communications initiatives that will expand public awareness of, and engagement in NCJW’s major initiatives. 

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and leading a team of three people, the Director will work closely with staff, volunteers and consultant partners to effectively communicate the impact of NCJW’s projects and campaigns with broad audiences in order to advance social change, drive broader awareness, and increase support of the organization.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Public Relations/Media Relations 

  • Draft and edit carefully crafted press releases, statements, op-ed columns and briefing materials.
  • Write press releases and build NCJW’s relationship with journalists and media outlets to identify activities to further the organization’s external impact. 
  • Train staff and volunteers to be organizational spokespeople

Digital Communications

  • Oversee all planning, development, and implementation of interactive communications strategies and online communications including implementation of the new NCJW website, e-mail campaigns, and other new media efforts to maximize engagement; lead creative efforts to keep digital channels fresh.
  • Lead on developing how NCJW can use content to generate interest and support; Identify best method of engagement (e.g. online vs offline) and decide who, when and where to disseminate. 
  • Guide the content generation to gather appropriate, useable content that optimizes digital communications.

Donor Communications 

  • Oversee online fundraising program in conjunction with Chief Development Officer, and make recommendations for improvements and growth.
  • Craft donor materials for use in cultivation and solicitation of supporters 

Member, Grassroots and Advocacy Communications 

  • Collaborate closely with the advocacy department to provide strategic communications support; design and coordinate e-communications and public mobilization actions to our US digital supporter base; design email templates, calls to action, etc.
  • Provide NCJW constituent audiences and potential audiences with communications tools, including materials, guides, videos, and reusable content and stories.
  • Oversee the development, distribution, and maintenance of all membership materials including print and electronic collateral, including but not limited to newsletters, brochures, annual reports, e-newsletters, and press kits.
  • Craft the editorial and content strategy for image and membership publications.

Also:

  • Ensure consistent communication of the organization’s image and position both within the organization and externally to all constituencies.
  • Develop systems for measuring the effectiveness of the communications effort.
  • Lead, support, develop and supervise staff.
  • Develop and oversee the budget for marketing and communications
  • Serve as staff liaison and support to various committee, councils and task forces.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS in business administration, marketing or communications required, MBA, MPA or other advance degree preferred
  • At least 8 years of experience that includes establishing and implementing marketing and communications strategy, digital and social media, online campaigns, press and public relations. 
  • Demonstrated skills in public relations/media relations including organizing press conferences, calls, webinars and major events; experience briefing top-level staff for media interviews and training spokespersons.
  • Outstanding writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal and written communication skills, including crafting talking points and writing op-ed columns.
  • Experience with website creation and management;
  • Experience with, and proven ability to lead, motivate, guide and coach staff. 
  • Ability to build, develop, and foster relationships internally and externally.
  • Excellent organizational and team leadership skills.
  • Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of NCJW with the ability to serve as a strong, compelling ambassador for the organization.
  • Experience in nonprofit administration and familiarity with IRS Code 501 (c)(3)
  • Ability to travel periodically.

How to apply:

For immediate consideration please submit, with the subject line, “Director, Marketing & Communications” 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

 

Chief Development Officer

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) works with the Chief Executive Officer, senior staff and Board in overseeing strategic direction for all development efforts. The CDO leads NCJW’s development department and serves as a key member of the Senior Management team. The CDO is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing a comprehensive development strategy for increasing the organization’s philanthropic and grants revenue building capacity in an efficient, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The CDO reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, coordinate, oversee and/or implement all fundraising operations including:
    • Major gift cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
    • Foundation relationship development and grant seeking
    • Corporate relationships and sponsorship
    • Board philanthropy
    • Planned giving and endowments
    • Direct mail
    • National fundraising events 
  • Oversee multi-year capacity-building campaign to sustain NCJW’s future
  • Expand and enhance NCJW’s planned giving program, utilizing direct mail, contact with individuals and presentations to the sections 
  • Oversee planning and execution of small and large donor cultivation fundraising events
  • Direct and supervise development department staff
  • Build and maintain a portfolio 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 Development Committee and Nominating Committee
  • Create and monitor development budget (both expenses and revenue projections)
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, retreats, solicitations and events (travel required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by CEO

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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 10 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 people at all levels within the organization, board members, donors and volunteers
  • 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, master’s degree in relevant field preferred

How to apply:

For immediate consideration please submit, with the subject line, “Chief Development Officer” to jobs@ncjw.org —your resume, cover letter and a PDF with two – three writing samples, e.g. grant proposals, case statements, solicitation letters.

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to build a diverse staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of the LGBT 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

 

Development Officer

The Development Officer is responsible for supporting and enhancing NCJW’s support from multiple sources including institutional funders, primarily foundations and corporate sponsors, and mid-level individual donors. S/he also assists with activities to support a diverse fundraising program including event coordination, preparation of donor research and briefing materials, creation of informational materials, and management of mailing lists and other data. The Development Officer reports to the Officer Director of Development.

Department: Development

Title: Development Officer

Reports to: Associate Director of Development

Category: Professional/Non-Union/Full-Time; FLSA Exempt

Status: Open

Responsibilities:

  • Cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of mid-level donors.
  • Create and maintain a comprehensive tracking system for foundation proposals, letters of inquiry, and grant reports, with an emphasis on planning for and successfully meeting deadlines and grant deliverables.
  • Utilize Raisers Edge database to track submitted proposals and donor activity; organize and maintain electronic and hard copy files.
  • Track stewardship and promote recognition of existing institutional funders.
  • Continuously identify and research new prospective foundation donors through a variety of sources, and coordinate and undertake outreach to secure meetings; selectively be in direct contact with donors and prospective donors.
  • Provide writing support for proposals/letters required by leadership and assigned by the Chief Development Officer.
  • Assist in the writing and compilation of high-quality proposals, letters of inquiry, correspondence, reports, report attachments, and related materials; ensure timely delivery of final, polished documents.
  • Plan and communicate deadlines and timetables to other staff; ensure that relevant staff in other departments is engaged in proposal and report development and review.
  • Prepare briefing materials for donor and prospective donor visits (both individuals and foundations); research and compile individuals’ giving history and relevant information, using a variety of sources.
  • Assist in event coordination for cultivation events, benefits, VIP travel, and meetings; help coordinate special appeals related to events.
  • Responsible for phone-a-thons.
  • Other projects as needed. 

QUALIFICATIONS

 REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2 -3 years relevant fundraising experience
  • Strong commitment to and passion for the progressive mission of NCJW and the ability to articulate the importance of the organization’s work to prospective and current funders;
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal;
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills: ability to prioritize projects, plan for and meet deadlines, manage others’ roles and timetables, handle several projects simultaneously and work well under pressure;
  • Ability to seek and synthesize information, and to communicate in a compelling and succinct way;
  • Ability to create and deliver polished, well-designed reports and materials;
  • Computer literacy, including comfort using Excel, and some database experience;
  • Disciplined self-starter who can set and achieve goals.

PREFERRED

  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge database;
  • Knowledge and experience of fundraising and development functions;
  • Proven grant writing experience with focus on private support from foundations;
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups including internal and external audiences;
  • Solid understanding of project and organizational budgets.

How to apply:

For immediate consideration please submit, with the subject line, “Development Officer” to jobs@ncjw.org —your resume, cover letter and a PDF with two – three writing samples, e.g. proposals, case statements.

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to build a diverse staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of the LGBT 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

Qualifications:

  • 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.

Educational Internship Opportunity

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.

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
  • 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

Qualifications:  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)

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

NCJW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER