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.

Careers

NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:

Associate Director of Development

POSITION SUMMARY

The Associate Director (AD) of Development will oversee day-to-day operations of the Development Department (DD), supervising the Development Team and reporting to the Director of Development.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as a strategic partner to the Director of Development
  • Direct and supervise the development team, overseeing daily operations and acting on behalf o the Director of Development, when necessary
  • Work in concert with the Associate Director, Marketing & Communication, Member Services Manager and Director of Finance
  • Manage staffing needs for the department, including the training of new department personnel
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure timely and accurate gift processing, receipting, acknowledgements, pledge reminders, and other related processes
  • Provide strategic input on increasing and improving effectiveness of development operations
  • Manage reporting process to track progress for Finance, various committees and Board requests
  • In partnership with the Director of Development, set goals for annual support
  • Oversee efforts with Direct Marketing, Digital Appeals and NCJW’s marketing/communications strategies to promote the case for support; engage prospective donors; steward existing donors; utilize technology to enhance giving, and introduce industry best practices
  • Lead efforts to update and create fundraising collateral and sponsorship materials in partnership with the Marketing and Communications team
  • Assist in promoting a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

Position Requirements

  • Genuine passion for and understanding of the mission of NCJW;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of successful development experience, with increasing responsibility
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles of fundraising and best practices in development operations, including gift administration, and relational database structure and management
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate problems, identify opportunities, and take a proactive approach to project management
  • Proven project management experience
  • Working knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge (or similar database) and understanding of best practices for data management, gift processing, receipting, acknowledgements, pledge reminders, and other related processes
  • 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 written and verbal communication
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule as needed

Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule.

For immediate consideration please submit your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Associate Director, Development” to jobs@ncjw.org

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.

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.

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Manager, Grants and Special Projects

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager of Grants and Special Projects is responsible for generating grant and restricted fund revenue as well as ensuring that NCJW carries out the commitments associated with each grant/restricted gift and reports to the Associate Director of Development.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop strategies for grant opportunities with existing funders and new funders
  • Manage the internal application process for all grant and restricted funding opportunities developing the internal meetings, planning, writing, document gathering and final submission of proposal
  • Serve a primary writer and editor for applications and Development Department submissions for grants and other departmental needs, such as various acknowledgement letters, ensuring that all Development communication has a cohesive voice
  • Ensure that all proposal, internal and external deadlines are met and tracked in NCJW’s database
  • Work with staff members to develop accurate budget information for reporting and tracking purposes
  • Work with staff members to monitor and report grant funded projects to meet conditions, expectations and the highest level of donor stewardship
  • Work closely with CEO and Government Relations team to proactively identify Requests for Proposals (RFP) announcements
  • Fully vet grant opportunities with appropriate staff and the Director of Development for appropriateness and operational considerations
  • Work in concert with Director of Development to build relationships with funders utilizing NCJW leadership and key supporter connections
  • In partnership with the Director of Development, set goals for grants and restricted support
  • Assist in promoting a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization
  • Travel to sections to providing training and consultation on best practices and strategies
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the supervisor

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Genuine passion for and understanding of the mission of NCJW
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Exceptional communications skills, both verbal and written, with a proven ability to present written information in a concise and persuasive format
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and to perform well independently as well as part of a team
  • Proven project management experience, specifically budgeting, tracking and reporting
  • Strong organizational, critical thinking and problem solving skills, managing competing deadlines
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills
  • Sound judgment and the ability to exercise discretion with confidential or sensitive information
  • Working knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge (or similar database)
  • Ability and willingness to travel and work a flexible schedule as needed

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule.

For immediate consideration please submit your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Manager, Grants and Special Projects” to jobs@ncjw.org

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.

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.

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Member Services Associate

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 and working to safeguard individual rights and freedoms. As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, the NCJW Board of Directors has invested in a new membership campaign designed to increase our membership and impact. To help implement this campaign, NCJW seeks a full-time Member Services Associate in its Washington office, reporting to the Director of Member and Field Services. Applicants should possess a commitment to progressive change, racial justice, and working in a diverse environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Membership
    • Assist in management of existing and development of new programs and tools to grow and engage membership constituencies, and develop member recruitment partnerships for young leaders
    • Assist in staffing membership programs and committees
    • Use database to track members, volunteers, and leaders
    • Work closely with communications department and Director of Member and Field Services to develop membership materials including marketing collateral, email blasts, message documents, talking points, and fact sheets that reflect NCJW’s core messages and overall brand positioning
  • Volunteer Leadership Support
    • Provide membership support and guidance to NCJW leadership constituencies such as section presidents, vice presidents, treasurers, and section staff via technology including webinars, distance learning calls, and social media
  • Field Services
    • Coordinate travel to sections for staff and leadership volunteers
    • Assist with logistics for programs, events, and committee operations
    • Support planning for Leadership Retreat and other annual conferences
    • Work with other staff members on interdepartmental projects as needed and perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • At least two years of membership experience with a membership or volunteer organization
  • Familiarity with a CRM such as Raiser’s Edge or EveryAction
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both in person and over the phone
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willing to travel
  • Flexibility and ability to work well in a team
  • Passion for social justice and NCJW’s mission

Salary and Benefits:

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Employees filling an NCJW bargaining unit position are required to join the union and pay membership dues.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule. Salary: $50,000

Send resume and cover letter (no calls please):
Brigid Howe, Director of Member and Field Services
Email: jobs@ncjw.org    Fax: 202 331 7792       www.ncjw.org

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and people with disabilities 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.

 

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Marketing and Communications Intern

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) seeks a 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. This isn’t your average coffee-fetching, envelope stuffing, internship. You will have challenging, meaningful work and will learn the ins and outs of marketing and communications work. This is a paid internship.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in new media, communications, or journalism
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Digital marketing wizard (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogging, HTML, etc.)
  • Well-organized
  • Interest in non-profit and philanthropy

Hours:  Flexible, Part-time

To apply: Please email a cover letter that includes your availability for the internship, as well as a resume, and 2-3 short writing sample (3-5 pages max). Use the subject line “Marketing and Communications Intern.”

Salary $15/hour

Contact: Stephanie Cohen, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications (scohen@ncjw.org)

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.

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Government Relations and Advocacy Intern

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 taking a progressive stance on such issues as reproductive rights and justice, civic engagement, the federal courts, and civil rights. NCJW’s Government Relations and Advocacy Department offers paid or educational legislative internships to rising college juniors and seniors for academic credit. This is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about advocacy, grassroots organizing, and all aspects of the legislative process. Applicants should possess a commitment to progressive change, racial justice, and working in a diverse environment.

Opportunities & Responsibilities:

  • Learn about public policy and the legislative process 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 grassroots mobilization and advocacy.
  • Assist with issue portfolios, such as reproductive rights and justice, immigration, health care, economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, and the federal courts.
  • Learn about NCJW and what it’s like to work for 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.  Two years of higher education or commensurate experience strongly preferred.

Hours: Flexible, part-time (minimum 2 days per week) or full-time. Positions available by semester; must commit to the entire academic semester (September through December or January through May).

To apply:  Please email a 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.

Contact: Faith Williams, NCJW Senior Legislative Associate by email (fwilliams@ncjw.org).

Applications considered on a rolling basis.

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