About Us

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.

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Director of Finance

The Director of Finance leads the day-to-day financial operations of National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, with management responsibility for the Finance Department, and provides staff support for the Finance, Audit, and Investment committees. As a member of NCJW’s leadership team, they play a critical role in ensuring cost-effectiveness and efficiency in addressing issues related to organizational growth and development, and delivery of our strategy. This position works closely with department managers and serves as the principal liaison to the external auditor and vendors. NCJW is in a growth mode and we are looking for someone with expertise in change management to shift us to new systems and processes.

The Director of Finance ensures that financial systems and procedures are in place to support timely and accurate reporting, forecasting, effective planning, program implementation, and financial oversight. This position oversees the budget preparation process and assists with budget presentations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide strategic guidance and leadership regarding the policies, processes, and systems necessary to manage the organization’s financial and administrative operations in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Manage all financial operations of the organization including cash management, accounting, forecasting, and risk management activities to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and rules for non-profits.
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with GAAP and best practices.
  • Foster a collaborative working relationship across the organization to ensure effective budget preparation, monitoring, and linking actual results back to strategic priorities established by NCJW’s Governing Board and the executive management team.
  • Work in partnership with fundraising and development staff to ensure timely and accurate recording and reporting of revenue results. Partner with development and program teams on solicitations, review grant proposals and budgets prior to submission to foundations and other funders. Work with Fund Development team to develop budgets for grants and prepare financial reports for grantors as requested.
  • Prepare timely and accurate financial reports for the executive management team, Finance Committee, and the Board.
  • Lead audit preparations and manage the ongoing relationship with the external auditors to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee grant-making and contractual agreements, including the development of policies, processes, and systems to manage risk and compliance. Manage the finance team consisting of a senior accountant and staff accountant/
  • Oversee all insurance coverage to assure adequate coverage for the organization and Board members. Work directly with insurance broker/agency; review competitive bids and make recommendations regarding insurance coverage.
  • Work with Treasurer and Investment Committee to monitor the performance of the organization’s Investments managed by a third party.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting required, MBA is strongly preferred. CPA is a plus.
  • Minimum 7 years of hands-on experience in accounting management in the nonprofit sector.
  • Demonstrated fiduciary experience and in-depth knowledge of accounting rules including those specifically focused on non-profit organizations.
  • A track record of process improvement, in addition to setting long-term financial goals.
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks software preferred.

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Demonstrated critical thinking and expertise in designing financial management strategies.
  • Strong and proven organizational and leadership skills; comfortable with a high level of visibility, responsibility, and accountability.
  • Highly skilled at transition and implementation of new systems and processes
  • Strong manager with emphasis on team building, staff empowerment and career development.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to develop positive and productive relationships and decisively build buy-in across the organization.
  • Ability to collaborate with all Program Managers and colleagues

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range is $110 – $125k depending on experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule.

NCJW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

At National Council of Jewish Women, we are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and accountability. We honor the wisdom, insights, perspectives, and experiences of diverse viewpoints, and recognize that many critical voices have been underrepresented in Jewish organizational life and nonprofit organizations as a whole for too long. We welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunity employer and recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, age, creed, disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected status.

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Senior Graphic Designer

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are looking for a boldly ambitious, uniquely creative, and boundary-pushing Graphic Designer who is enthralled by the challenge and excited by the opportunity to create powerful visual assets capable of compelling thousands to act while establishing NCJW as a powerhouse for national social change.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design both print and digital products rooted in an understanding of social justice, including but not limited to, digital graphics, fact sheets, infographics, fundraising reports, flyers, invitations, presentations, and advertisements
  • Create branded templates for documents, presentations, and collateral material to be used by NCJW staff and Sections (local chapters)
  • Work with the communications team to pitch, develop, and produce graphics and design products that advance NCJW’s strategic priorities, particularly for use in social media
  • Use graphics and data visualizations to help translate complex ideas into digestible, shareable messages
  • Maintains ongoing communications and schedules
  • Occasional oversight and art direction of pinch-hitting team members’ design output
  • Work with the Digital Manager to optimize and version out graphics for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to maximize key performance indicators, including shares, click-throughs, and email acquisition
  • Works closely with all members of the Marketing & Communications department to increase productivity, communication, collaboration, design creativity, and quality
  • Stays abreast of design trends and of new techniques that will bring to life the visual articulation (style and tone) of the brand.
  • Maintenance of brand guidelines annually, including logo, typography, packaging

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Five+ years of professional experience working in graphic design and brand development

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • The ability to conceptually and creatively visualize NCJW’s policy priorities
  • Proficient in page layout software applications (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Sound editorial and ethical judgment
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to juggle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational, project management and interpersonal skills
  • A positive team player with a passion for progressive change
  • Familiarity with the Jewish community is a plus
  • Print production and pre-press knowledge a plus

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary: $65,000-$75,000 depending on experience, and a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule.

NCJW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

At National Council of Jewish Women we are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and accountability. We honor the wisdom, insights, perspectives and experiences of diverse viewpoints, and recognize that many critical voices have been underrepresented in Jewish organizational life and nonprofit organizations as a whole for too long. We welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunity employer and recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, age, creed, disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected status.

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Women, queer, and transgender individuals, BIPOC, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Reproductive Access Campaign Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is seeking a full-time Program Director to oversee and continue building our new reproductive access campaign.

Launching publicly in October 2021, this campaign has been developed to effect real change in the lives of women, children, and families. Primary campaign goals include: providing education about and normalizing medication abortion within and beyond the Jewish community; removing unnecessary FDA roadblocks to obtaining medication abortion pills; ensuring self-managed abortion is considered and included in all federal and state laws protecting reproductive freedom; engaging with reproductive justice partners to funnel resources directly to those impacted; and building/launching a collective framework for Jewish action related to abortion access — including medication abortion—beginning with Jewish clergy and extending outwards.

After months of planning, the campaign has a strategic foundation in place and seeks a creative and well-organized leader to take the reins to build external partnerships in the reproductive and Jewish communities, work with our network of Sections (chapters) across the country to make adaptations that will set them up for local success and execute plans in tandem with our internal legislative and communications teams’ ongoing and related efforts. A successful candidate will possess the skills to develop a long-term vision while recognizing the capabilities of currently available positioning and resources and finding solutions to bridge the two.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and execute overall campaign strategy across the three primary verticals of education, advocacy, and community service
  • Design and build initiatives, filling out the tactical plans, based on existing goals and infrastructure
  • Cultivate and maintain key partnerships within the reproductive health, rights, and justice community
  • Develop partnership opportunities within the Jewish community, including but not limited to engaging with our Rabbis for Repro network of 1,000+ Jewish clergy from across the country and all denominations
  • Serve as project manager, ensuring deliverables from partners and internal stakeholders meet deadlines and goals
  • Serve as project liaison among NCJW staff and leadership locally and nationally; integrating the needs and perspectives from all internal departments while building a pipeline of activities and resources to utilize in the field
  • Vision the future of this program including the hiring of additional staff as resources allow
  • Review all materials for consistency and strategic direction
  • Write, develop, and teach program curricula as needed

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 7-10 years of experience in non-profit program development, reproductive health, rights, and justice advocacy, or grassroots/community organizing

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the natural inclination to take initiative, move quickly, and be creative
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships across a diverse spectrum of partners and colleagues
  • Facilitative and collaborative work style, with the capacity to build bridges across divergent and competing interests
  • Determination and commitment to NCJW’s mission
  • Keen understanding of, and interest in, the reproductive health, rights, and justice landscape
  • High degree of adaptability. Ability to work in a fast-growing organization
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Experience in/with the Jewish community is a plus

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary range is $110,000 – $115,000 depending on experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, and generous vacation and holiday schedule.

NCJW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

At National Council of Jewish Women, we are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and accountability. We honor the wisdom, insights, perspectives, and experiences of diverse viewpoints, and recognize that many critical voices have been underrepresented in Jewish organizational life and nonprofit organizations as a whole for too long. We welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunity employer and recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, age, creed, disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected status.

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Development Operations Associate

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.

The Development Operations Associate will provide program support and administrative assistance to the Development department specifically focused on NCJW’s data maintenance within EveryAction (our CRM) and donor recognition and engagement activities.

This position reports to the Associate Director of Development Operations and works closely with all departments and content producers from within the organization as well as contributors from NCJW Sections.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process all incoming gifts into EveryAction database, including all gifts and pledges, entering new records, and updating existing records.
  • Generate donor acknowledgment letters, including handwritten notes and call lists
  • Maintain accurate constituent data in EveryAction database; work on finding and resolving duplicate entries, invalid addresses, and all data point changes.
  • Assist with database maintenance by updating information and performing necessary data clean-up tasks.
  • Help run quarterly NCOA address updates within the database.
  • Collect, open, and sort team mail including Direct Marketing pieces that are returned as undeliverable.
  • Work with other departments to gather and enhance data collection
  • Provide support for database-related questions and concerns.
  • Assist with the creation of lists, database reports, and mailings as needed.
  • Act as the initial point of contact for donor/member donation inquiries.
  • Support event logistics for department meetings and special events, including RSVPs, distribution of materials, and follow-up requests.
  • Perform any other administrative duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of successful development administration experience
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate problems, identify opportunities, and take a proactive approach to project management
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and to perform well independently as well as part of a team;
  • Sound judgment and the ability to exercise discretion with confidential or sensitive information
  • Attention to detail and strong written and verbal communication skills with a customer-oriented mindset
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of EveryAction (or similar CRM) and understanding of best practices for data management, gift processing, receipting, acknowledgments, pledge reminders, and other related processes.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
$50,000 – 60,000, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule, including all Jewish holidays off.

NCJW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

At National Council of Jewish Women we are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and accountability. We honor the wisdom, insights, perspectives, and experiences of diverse viewpoints, and recognize that many critical voices have been underrepresented in Jewish organizational life and nonprofit organizations as a whole for too long. We welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunity employer and recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, age, creed, disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected status.

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Israel Program Manager

Location: Israel (Specific location flexible; ability to travel to centrally-located meeting locations required)

SUMMARY

The Israel Program Manager, based in Israel, will work to further National Council of Jewish Women’s goals regarding Israel: to strengthen gender equality, empower women, advance the feminist field in Israel, and support a robust, diverse democracy and civil society. The Israel Program Manager will be responsible for managing the Connecting for Impact fellowship for senior feminist leaders across the spectrum of Israeli society, the Israel Granting Program, and serve as a liaison to NCJW sections and advocates in the United States. The Israel Program Manager also serves as a public-facing voice in Israel for NCJW and will be in relationship and partnership in relevant spaces for feminist NGO work. The Israel Program Manager will also be responsible for working with NCJW leaders in the United States on their Israel work, leading educational programs, and developing relevant communications materials.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as NCJW’s lead program manager for the Connecting for Impact fellowship, including recruitment; application; interviews; program syllabus; recruiting and supervising workshop facilitators, mentors, and other consultants; leading or co-leading sections of the program as appropriate; working closely with Tel Aviv University faculty and others as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with consultants Daphna Hacker and Hamutal Gouri as the team driving Connecting for Impact forward;
  • Oversee and manage Israel Granting Program (IGP) including due diligence (visiting grantees in the field, attending events, checking grantee budgets, etc); explore the field of gender equality NGOs in order to suggest new grantee partners; develop relationships with field leaders and potential grantee organizations; develop IGP grant materials such as RFPs, report templates, communications (collecting stories from grantees).
  • Plan and lead NCJW Missions to Israel with CEO, staff, and volunteer partners.
  • Oversee and support the work of the volunteer-led Israel Committee.
  • Manage all aspects of the budget related to Israel-related work.?
  • Work with relevant staff in the Leadership, Development, and Communication departments of NCJW, relevant Board members, and NCJW advocates.
  • Represent NCJW at speaking events, and participate in meetings, committees, and events related to NCJW’s projects.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • BA/BS Degree; Master’s preferred
  • Fluent in English and Hebrew with excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent skills in English
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in relevant fields
  • Experience designing engaging, interactive programs for adults, whether continuing education, professional development, or of some other sort
  • Experience with program facilitation
  • Strong skills in partnership building and management capacities
  • Capacity to establish good working relationships with volunteers and professionals
  • Demonstrated judgment and skill in setting priorities
  • Strong knowledge of social issues, particularly with regards to gender and women’s issues, civil society, philanthropy, and social change.
  • Enthusiasm for working across all sectors of Israeli society, including across racial, ethnic, and religious lines, including with Hilioni, Haredi, Mizrahi, Ethiopian, Bedouin, Arab/Palestinian, and Druze communities
  • Community organizing skills are a plus
  • Experience writing curriculum a plus
  • Comfortable with Israeli and American cultural norms
  • Able to use initiative and work independently with oversight and supervision from a distance
  • Ability to travel within Israel to represent NCJW at official functions and meetings
  • Ability to travel to the US at least once a year

Salary: $73,000–$80,000 plus full standard Israeli benefits (pension, etc.)

NCJW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

At National Council of Jewish Women we are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and accountability. We honor the wisdom, insights, perspectives, and experiences of diverse viewpoints, and recognize that many critical voices have been underrepresented in Jewish organizational life and nonprofit organizations as a whole for too long. We welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunity employer and recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, age, creed, disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected status.

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