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

Current openings:

Legislative Associate

Manager, Database and Development Services

East Bay Action Team Organizer


Legislative 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. For decades, NCJW has worked to advance economic justice within and beyond the women’s community. NCJW is seeking a full-time Legislative Associate in its Government Relations and Advocacy Department, reporting to the Senior Manager of Government Relations. This individual will focus on issues related to economic justice, including equal pay, paid leave, human needs, and gender- based harassment. Applicants should possess a commitment to progressive change, racial justice, and working in a diverse environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Lobby members of Congress and other decision-makers on assigned issues
  • Help develop and implement grassroots strategies to support advocacy in Washington, DC
  • Monitor related court cases and public policy issues
  • Represent organization at meetings with legislators, government officials, and relevant coalitions
  • Research and create written materials, such as alerts, backgrounders, talking points, press releases, testimony, and articles for organizational publications and website on assigned issues
  • Assist in planning and staffing annual organizational conferences, trainings, and legislative meetings
  • Help staff NCJW campaigns related to assigned issue area
  • Collaborate with Engagement and Leadership Team on advocacy training, related materials development, and other resources for NCJW sections and leaders
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Undergraduate degree or commensurate experience working on economic justice issues
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and with supervision
  • Flexibility and ability to work well in a team
  • Willing to travel
  • Understanding of intersectionality, reproductive justice, and racial justice is an advantage

Salary and Benefits:
Salary range is $50,000-55,000; comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance; generous vacation and holiday schedule.

Send resume and cover letter to (no calls please):
Faith Williams, Associate Director of Government Relations and Advocacy NCJW, 2055 L Street NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20036
Email: jobs@ncjw.org

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


Manager, Database and Development Services

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.

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Manager of Database and Development Services (MDDS) oversees NCJW’s CRM database and performs activities that support the development, membership, finance, communications, and government relations departments. Key duties include database maintenance and quality assurance, overseeing the accurate recording of gifts and donor information, report development, and data analyzation. This position provides user training and support to the entire organization. Additionally, this position supports the development department by assisting with donor cultivation and stewardship activities.

The MDDS reports to the Associate Director of Development and works closely with the entire Development team and with staff in the Finance, Membership, Communications, and Government Relations areas. They may supervise a Data Entry Assistant.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and other necessary reports for distribution, including weekly reports of gifts received for staff and Board; perform monthly reconciliation with Finance; prepare income reports for Board and committee
    meetings
  • Ensure timely processing of data for acknowledgment letters; organize and ensure appropriate retention of documentation in compliance with organization’s document retention policies
  • Ensure that the EveryAction CRM and database operations support the overall fundraising strategies of NCJW (including direct mail, membership, Annual Fund, special appeals); Create systems to use EveryAction to track major gift actions
  • Partner with Associate Director of Development to determine security permissions for all EveryAction users and conduct all in-house staff training for those using the database; set data standards and ensure they are adhered to
    throughout the entire organization
  • Create, maintain and regularly update a manual of policies and procedures for gift and acknowledgment processing best practices, donor information tracking, list management, reporting, and queries, record retention, etc.
  • Analyze and optimize source code structures for EveryAction records; ensure that codes and data structures support the needs of the Development, Finance, Communications and Memberships areas
  • Recommend, undertake and document all data improvement projects to enforce consistency, streamline operations, improve data reporting, and otherwise, support the effectiveness of the organization’s fundraising strategies
  • Establish regular, ongoing system checks to maintain data integrity
  • Ensure that gifts are recorded and processed in a way that reflects the donor’s intentions and aligns with appropriate categorizations for appeals and funds
  • Provide ongoing assistance to database users; fulfill staff and volunteer query and export requests; create customized queries, reports, and dashboards for users
  • Serve as primary contact to, and maintain contracts and relationships with, EveryAction and other technology vendors, database consultants, and gift processing contractors (such as caging companies); support research into new
    vendors as necessary
  • Obtain EveryAction updates and upgrades, read all accompanying documentation, collaborate with IT support to prepare for upgrades, and train staff to use new features properly
  • Maintain current knowledge of EveryAction and third-party applications such as WealthEngine and Eventbrite; improve and troubleshoot their use and application throughout the organization to support the success of NCJW’s fundraising strategies

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Genuine passion for and understanding of the mission of NCJW
  • Bachelor’s degree required; strong experience in relational database administration
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience with a CRM required (EveryAction knowledge preferred), including strong experience with data clean-up, ‘moves management,’ list management, and creating highly customized reports
  • Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database integrity, performance issues as well as troubleshooting and optimizing queries and reports
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail are a must
  • Knowledge of backups, restores, and recovery models
  • Documentation skills for processes and procedures
  • Ability to work independently to ensure deadlines are met while also supporting a team
  • Strong analytical skills; excellent verbal communication and teaching skills

SALARY AND BENEFITS
The annual salary range is $60,000 to $65,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule

NCJW IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, and individuals 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.

For immediate consideration please submit your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Manager of Database Development” to jobs@ncjw.org.


East Bay Action Team Organizer

Job Opening: Temporary, based in Oakland/Berkeley Area, PT 5-10 hours per week
Position Terms: Grant funded through May 2020
Rate of Pay: $25.00/hour

ABOUT NCJW 

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.  

POSITION SUMMARY 

The NCJW East Bay Organizer is a part-time, and grant-funded position that will focus on establishing and maintaining an NCJW Action Team throughout the East Bay area through May 2020. This position is will be around 5-15 hours a week, ideally averaging 5-7 hours/week. Action Teams are an opportunity in communities without an NCJW section for NCJW members at large and volunteers to come together and act as progressive change makers.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Core Activities 

      • Serve as NCJW’s primary network weaver and representative through East Bay Jewish communities 
      • Build and maintain an East Bay Action Team by building/developing relationships with volunteer activists and leaders 
      • Host day-long training with NCJW Action Team members, NCJW members-at-large, and community members to expand capacity to take action on priority issues  
      • Recruit 15+ people via the Action Team to attend NCJW’s California state lobby day in spring 2020 
      • Recruit attendees via the Action Team for NCJW’s National Convention in April 2020 

Secondary Activities  

      • Maintain open lines of communication with NCJW California State Policy Advocates and other state leaders 
      • Take lead on weekly tracking and reporting of Action Team activities and  
      • Attend NCJW’s National Convention in March 2020 in Chicago 
      • Other tasks as necessary

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS: 

These skills are required for this position 

      • 1-3 years of either professional or volunteer experience in roles such as community organizing, grassroots activism, leadership development, volunteer recruitment and/or network weaving 
      • Eagerness to build relationships with new people and comfort with having intentional conversations with leaders and activists alike  
      • Commitment to prioritizing relationships as central to the work being done 
      • Commitment to applying anti-oppression and/or justice lens to the work, with a specific focus on racial justice  
      • Passion for approaching advocacy and organizing through a Jewish lens 
      • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing  
      • Ability to work independently with little supervision. This position is remote and will report to the national office in Washington, DC. 

In addition, the following skills are highly preferred:  

      • Experience developing and facilitating grassroots trainings  
      • Experience managing and coordinating programs and events  
      • Knowledge of the landscape of East Bay Jewish communities and/or activist communities 
      • Knowledge of NCJW’s priority issues 

This position is remote and maintains a large amount of autonomy and independence. Some travel is required. Having access to a phone and computer with internet to communicate with Washington DC-based team is necessary.  

This position is also a part of a larger Action Team Program through NCJW, Inc. Please see the attached description for further information.  

SALARY AND BENEFITS 

This is a grant-funded position through May 2020. The salary is $25.00/hour and is part time. Hours per week might fluctuate from 5 – 15 hours per week. We anticipate that there will be more hours used at the start and around the NCJW California state lobby day in April. This position will work closely with the Manager of Grassroots Advocacy to determine work schedule and hours per week.  

For immediate consideration please submit your resume and cover letter with the subject line East Bay Organizer” to jobs@ncjw.org. In your cover letter, please include why you would like to start an Action Team with NCJW and what potential issue areas you would be excited to organize around. 

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