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:

Director of Development

Government Relations and Advocacy Intern – Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

Marketing and Communications Intern – Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 

East Bay Action Team Organizer


 

Director of Development

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 Director of Development (DOD) works with the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Staff, and Board of Directors in overseeing the 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 organization’s revenue in an efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective manner.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

  • Lead all fundraising activities to support NCJW’s strategic plan, which includes but is not limited to:
    • Major gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
    • Monthly and mid-level giving
    • Foundation relationship development and grant seeking
    • Direct mail
    • National fundraising events
    • Planned Giving and Endowments
  • Oversee capacity-building campaigns to sustain NCJW’s future
  • Develop a strategy and implementation plan to support the joint fundraising efforts of NCJW sections
  • Supervise the Associate Director of Development, who will oversee the day-to-day department operations, reporting, and systems
  • Partner with the finance team to develop and monitor annual department budget
  • Set department goals and create and implement realistic and actionable departmental work plan and team calendar in coordination with other NCJW departments
  • Serve as an expert advisor to the CEO and senior management team as well as a mentor on fundraising to all colleagues
  • Be proactive in bringing new ideas and techniques to the organization

Individual Fundraising

  • Develop an effective strategy for the cultivation and solicitation of individual donors as well as grow their connectivity and giving to NCJW
  • Manage a portfolio of established donors and prospects
  • Develop fluency in selling programmatic parts of NCJW’s agenda
  • Oversee and execute small and large donor cultivation fundraising events
  • Expand and enhance NCJW’s planned giving program, utilizing direct mail, contact with individuals and corporations
  • Maintain detailed CRM records

Board Relations

  • Serve as staff liaison to the board’s development committee
  • Cultivate board members as donors and networkers, including setting individual commitments or fundraising strategies
  • Train and prepare a development committee to support NCJW fundraising goals and set meetings with appropriate funding prospects

Other Duties

  • Working with the Associate Director of Development, create and monitor development budget
  • Guide department’s role in fundraising for NCJW’s national meetings, including overseeing fundraising events at triennial gatherings
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, retreats, solicitations, and events
  • Coordinate closely with the Marketing and Communications Department on strategy and messaging
  • Willingness and availability to travel as necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned by CEO
  • The position is based in Washington D.C.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA and Master’s Degree in relevant field preferred
  • 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 increasing responsibility in development within a nonprofit environment
  • Significant experience in securing funding from individuals, corporations, and/or foundations
  • Successful track record in soliciting major gifts from existing and new prospects; demonstrated ability to develop, foster, and sustain one-to-one donor relationships
  • Strong management skills with a record of nurturing and managing a talented and diverse staff
  • Ability to work successfully with individuals at all levels within the organization, Board members, donors, and volunteers
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent presentation skills
  • Experience with donor databases and CRM, particularly EveryAction
  • Knowledge of and experience in the organized Jewish community and/or with women’s organizations

Salary & Benefits

The annual salary range is $140,000 to $160,000 plus a 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 “Director of Development” to jobs@ncjw.org.


Government Relations and Advocacy Intern – Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

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, 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 of 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 Manager of Government Relations 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. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Marketing and Communications Internship – Fall 2019 & Spring 2020

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 Marketing and Communications 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 marketing and media relations.

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.
    • Maintaining media databases and research new media contacts.
    • Monitoring news coverage and maintaining news clips file.
    • Writing and publishing material for social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
    • Design visuals for social media
    • Learn about NCJW and what it’s like to work for a non-profit communications shop

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 of 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: Stephanie Cohen, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, scohen@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. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


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.