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

Government Relations & Advocacy Intern/Fellow – Fall & Spring 2020

Digital and Design Manager

Director of Communications

Director of Finance


Government Relations & Advocacy Intern/Fellow – Fall & 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 is pleased to offer internships for academic credit to rising college juniors and seniors as well as graduate students. This is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about advocacy and 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.
  • Assist with issue portfolios, such as reproductive rights, immigration, health care, economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, and the federal courts.
  • Draft and edit advocacy materials, including points, regulatory comments, letters, op-eds, policy updates, etc.
  • Plan and execute Intern Advocacy Day, meeting with congressional staff to discuss NCJW priority issues.
  • Gain an understanding of 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 or term (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. Please title each using the following format: Your Name_Document Type (for example, Shannon Russell_Resume).

Contact: Shannon Russell, Legislative Counsel, by email (srussell@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.


Digital and Design Manager

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.

The Digital and Design Manager is responsible for executing digital strategies to increase brand recognition and engagement with our donors, advocates, partners, and the wider community. The Digital Manager will be a strategic thinker, stays current on industry trends, best practices, and reporting metrics and KPIs, and has experience planning, executing, and optimizing digital marketing campaigns in-house or in an agency setting. The Manager will be accountable for the day-to-day management of all digital marketing platforms, including all websites, email marketing, social media, mobile marketing, paid search, and online advertising. The successful Digital Manager will be responsible for growing NCJW’s social media presence, email lists, digital ad campaigns, and web traffic resulting in lead generation and donations.

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

Essential Job Functions

  • Execute strategies for website optimization, email communication, video promotion, and digital campaigns to engage members and increase donors to NCJW
  • In collaboration with internal departments develop compelling digital content and stories about our impact, volunteers, and sections
  • Actively seek out and help define new creative methods and mediums for telling our partner, donor, and volunteer engagement stories across all digital platforms
  • Work closely with Associate Director to track and monitor website, email, and social media traffic and optimize campaigns based on the best-performing strategies and to achieve established KPIs
  • Execute the national digital program – including daily social media churn
  • Creates graphics for social media, website, and other projects
  • Work closely with Communications team to engage in research and implementation of content architecture, audience segmentation, UI/UX, A/B testing and any other approaches
  • Manage the process to design web pages, email templates, and social media posts
  • Increase traffic and engagement and SEO search on NCJW digital channels including website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc. to raise awareness, generate leads and increase online donations

Requirements

  • Ability to identify long term trends in data
  • Great communication skills
  • Experience working with a content management system
  • Strong project management skills
  • Expert with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Strong expertise in SEO, SEM, with strong understandings of social media, email marketing, analytics, and holistic marketing campaigns
  • Proven graphic design skills and experience with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and/or other design programs
  • Strong knowledge of social media management and implementation (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Hootsuite, etc.)
  • Knowledge of third-party bid management tools (i.e. Google Ads) (not required)
  • Advanced experience developing comprehensive Display, Social media, search, and mobile advertising programs
  • Experience using email marketing systems (similar to EveryAction)

SALARY AND BENEFITS
$55,000 – 60,000, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule, including all Jewish holidays off.

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.

Interested candidates should apply here.

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


Director of Communications

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.

The Director will oversee the organization’s communication strategy including branding, messaging, and constituent engagement. As a member of the senior team, the Director of Communications will play a central role in the organizations’ development of short and long-term communications initiatives that will expand public awareness of, and engagement in NCJW’s major initiatives. There will be an emphasis on enhancing our website and overall digital strategy. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, 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 the organization’s position, drive broader awareness, and increase support of the organization.

Essential Job Functions

  • Oversight for the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral.
  • Oversee all interactive communications strategies and online communications, including a major redesign of the NCJW website, email campaigns, and other new media efforts.
  • Coordinate media interest in NCJW and ensure regular contact with target media and appropriate response to media requests. Identify media activities to further the organization’s external impact.
  • Oversee an online fundraising program in conjunction with the Development team and make recommendations for improvements and growth.
  • Ensure consistent communication of the organization’s image and position both within the organization and externally to all constituencies.
  • Train staff and volunteer to be organizational spokespeople.
  • Oversee the availability of communications tools, including materials, guides, videos, and reusable content and stories.
  • Provide counsel to local NCJW sections on marketing and communications
  • Oversee the creation of an editorial and content strategy for image and membership publications.
  • Develop systems for measuring the effectiveness of the communications effort.
  • Prepare department reports and distribute them as needed.
  • Lead, support, develop, and supervise Communications staff.
  • Oversee the budget for marketing and communications
  • Serve as staff liaison and support to various committees, councils, and task forces.
  • Participate actively as a member of the senior team in organizational decision­ making.
  • Keep up to date with developments in communications techniques and determine how and when to adopt new approaches and technology.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • BA/BS in business administration, marketing or communications required, MBA, MPA, or another advance degree
  • Minimum of eight years comparable work experience in an executive, managerial or supervisory capacity in a non-profit environment
  • Proven track record of establishing and implementing digital strategy including branding, communication, and marketing campaigns with measurable
  • Demonstrated ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution
  • Demonstrated strong leadership capabilities and management
  • Outstanding writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal and written communication skills, including crafting talking points and writing op-ed
  • Experience organizing press conferences, calls, webinars, and major events; experience briefing top-level staff for media interviews and training
  • Displays a strong sense of vision, sophistication and a collaborative, creative, and strategic approach to
  • Demonstrated ability to build, develop, and foster relationships internally and
  • Excellent organizational and team leadership
  • Excellent judgment and problem-solving
  • Ability to be flexible and
  • Strong commitment to the mission and vision of NCJW with the ability to serve as a strong, compelling ambassador for the
  • Experience in nonprofit administration and familiarity with IRS Code 501 (c)(3)
  • Experience with foundation funding, knowledge of major issues in social justice and philanthropy

SALARY AND BENEFITS

$115,000 – 125,000, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule, including all Jewish holidays off.

Interested candidates should apply here.

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


Director of Finance

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Director of Finance leads the day-to-day financial operations of the 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.

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 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 reviewing grant proposal budgets prior to submission to foundations and other funders.
  • Prepare timely and accurate financial reports for the executive management team and its committees.
  • Lead audit preparations and manage the ongoing relationship with the external auditors to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee our grant-making and contractual agreements, including development of policies, processes, and systems to manage risk and compliance.
  • Manage the finance team consisting of a manager of payroll, benefits and revenue, and a manager of general accounting.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting required MBA is strongly preferred. CPA a plus.
  • Minimum 8 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.

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.
  • 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.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

$110,000 – $125,000 salary range, 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

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.

Interested candidates should apply here.