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

Roles we are currently hiring:


Director of Development

About the Opportunity:

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) seeks a dynamic Director of Development to develop and implement a fundraising growth strategy with the goal doubling its philanthropic revenue over the next few years, lead a growing development team, and empower an energetic lay leadership to complement and enhance its work. Following the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe vs. Wade, this is a unique opportunity for an experienced development professional to drive growth during this pivotal time for our country.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Sheila Katz, the Director of Development will serve as an organizational leader responsible for setting and articulating a compelling fundraising strategy and overseeing the day-to-day management of the organization’s fundraising activities. The Director of Development will oversee individual, foundation, corporate, and legacy giving, and will partner with the CEO to reinvigorate NCJW’s culture of philanthropy.

This professional serves as a key member of the senior management team and is responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing a comprehensive development strategy for increasing the organization’s revenue in an efficient and sustainable manner.

A successful candidate will need to blend flexibility with disciplined execution, strong self-awareness, and confidence in creating change and operating through informal channels as well as established organizational structures. As a key cultural leader, this person will promote an organizational culture that emphasizes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead all fundraising activities to support NCJW’s growth, which includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Develop cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies for major donors, including six- and seven-figure giving to achieve annual major gifts goals.
  • Define a plan to strengthen relationships and develop productive contact with a personal portfolio of current and potential major donors to further their commitment to NCJW.
  • Enhance cross-functional fundraising across NCJW departments, including partnering effectively with the Marketing and Communications team to share consistent messaging to all donors and stakeholders.
  • Leverage the diverse talents of NCJW professionals, and the extensive philanthropic contacts of the Board of Directors and other key volunteers.
  • Foster a culture stewardship and donor gratitude across the organization.
  • Oversee the Direct Response program and develop a comprehensive strategy for donor appeals and ensure that all solicitations incorporate consistent and compelling messaging.
  • Develop strategy and implementation plan to support the joint fundraising efforts of NCJW Sections.
  • Expand and enhance NCJW’s planned giving program.
Team Leadership
  • Develop clear roles, responsibilities, and reporting structures for development team members to maintain a strong, high performing organizational culture.
  • Set department goals and create and implement realistic and actionable departmental work-plan and team calendar in coordination with other NCJW departments.
  • Serve as expert advisor to the CEO and senior management team, and mentor to all NCJW colleagues on fundraising matters.
  • Cultivate and promote a culture of collaboration, transparency, accountability, and empowerment.
  • Guide department’s role in fundraising for NCJW’s national meetings, including overseeing fundraising events at triennial gatherings.
Board Relations
  • Serve as staff liaison to NCJW’s Development Committee.
  • Train and prepare development committee to support NCJW fundraising goals and set meetings with appropriate funding prospects.
  • Cultivate board members as donors and networkers, including setting individual commitments or fundraising strategies.

About the Successful Candidate:

The Director of Development will be a hands-on leader within the organization who is excited to apply their fundraising and donor engagement skill set to an organization that drives social justice for women, children, families across the world. The successful candidate will be a changemaker, unafraid of bold and ambitious goals, and a willingness to make six-and-seven figure asks. They will be values-driven, agile, curious, and approachable executive who fosters an environment of joy and collaboration. Preference to candidates based in Washington D.C. All candidates must be willing to travel and take in-person solicitation meetings.

Education and Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • At least 8 years of increasing responsibility in development within a nonprofit environment.
  • Proven track record of increasing an organization’s fundraising revenue.
  • Successful track record in soliciting major gifts from existing and new prospects
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, foster, and sustain donor relationships.
  • Ability to rapidly transition from the highly innovative and strategic to the tactical.
  • Significant experience in securing funding from individuals, foundations, and/or corporations.
  • Ability to work successfully with individuals at all levels within the organization, including board members, donors, Section leaders and volunteers.
  • Strong communicator, oral and written, with excellent presentation skills.
  • Effective and inspirational manager with experience managing teams of people to the successful completion of ambitious goals.
  • Strong organizational, time, and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities, short-term needs, and long-term planning.
  • Ability and willingness to travel.
  • Strong attention to detail, intellectual curiosity, and receptivity to feedback.
  • A commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and passion for social justice and the organization’s greater mission.

Salary and Benefits:

  • $150,000-$175,000. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

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.

Interested Candidates:

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Associate Director of Individual Giving and Engagement

About the Opportunity:

NCJW seeks an Associate Director of Individual Giving and Engagement who is responsible for defining NCJW’s individual giving programs, engaging and retaining existing donors, compelling new donors to join a committed community of supporters, and deepening donor commitment over time.

The position can work under a hybrid working model, generally expected to report to the DC office weekly (with some exceptions).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Build on NCJW’s current foundation of committed individual donors and leverage a highly engaged Board of Directors to identify and cultivate a portfolio of individual donors.
  • Identify, cultivate, and build a pipeline of new donors and oversee research and networking to drive pipeline creation.
  • Engage in independent donor cultivation and solicitations as well as work with the Director Development, CEO, and others to engage in this work. This will include engagement with members of NCJW’s Board of Directors and other existing donors and stakeholders to leverage their networks.
  • Create tailored pitches based on deep understanding of our donors, including verbal presentations and materials focused on NCJW’s work and impact.
  • Oversee NCJW’s direct response program, including direct mail and online fundraising program to maximize donor entry points.
  • Work with the Director of Development and NCJW’s Marketing and Communications team to revitalize NCJW’s Legacy Program.
  • Work with NCJW’s Marketing and Communications team to create a regular cadence of high-quality funder and prospect engagement and communications that aligns with and leverages other external communications and engagement with NCJW’s stakeholders.
  • Contribute content and participate as needed in Board of Directors and Development Committee meetings.
  • Ability to travel an average of 30% of the time as required for purpose of attending donor meetings, events and related business needs.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated major gifts experience within a nonprofit organization, educational institution, or other environment of similar complexity
  • A track record of successfully building a major gifts strategy and growing major gifts revenue or proven comparable skills
  • Experience managing a large donor portfolio
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing a donor engagement strategy
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both in person and over the phone
  • Strong organizational skills

About the Successful Candidate:

This individual must be an excellent relationship builder and fundraiser with a proven track record of soliciting, closing, and stewarding large multi-year gifts. The individual must be a team player with a willingness to adapt to new and evolving organizational and funding priorities Ability to travel an average of 30% of the time as required for purpose of attending donor meetings, events and related business needs. Possess the commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and passion for social justice and the organization’s greater mission.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary range is $80,000 – $110,000. Comprehensive benefits package includes health and dental insurance and a 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.

Interested Candidates:

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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Foundations Relations Manager

About the Opportunity:

NCJW seeks a Foundation Relations Manager who will lead stewardship of current foundation fundraising efforts, as well as identify, cultivate, and secure new funding opportunities to grow foundation revenue for NCJW.

The position can work under a hybrid working model, generally expected to report to the DC office weekly (with some exceptions).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee a portfolio of existing foundation relationships and identify, research, and set strategies to actively prospect new foundation funders with a goal of increasing funding.
  • Develop and maintain strategic moves management plan to direct and monitor the progress of donor relationships.
  • Systematically track deadlines & foundation expectations to ensure reports and letters of intent are submitted in a timely manner to ensure ongoing funding.
  • Work closely with Development and Program Leadership Team to submit compelling and timely grant proposals and reports.

Management Activities:

  • Work with the Program Leadership Team to share updates and tell a compelling story to stakeholders about NCJW’s overall program impact.
  • Act as a thought partner with the CEO and Director of Development to strategize and manage donor prospect stewardship efforts.
  • Prepare CEO and Director of Development to make solicitations, as necessary
  • Actively participate in bi-weekly pipeline meetings with CEO, Director of Development, and Associate Director of Development Operations.
  • Ensure accurate maintenance of donor information, revenue records, and collection documentation in EveryAction.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible fundraising experience showcasing the ability to build and maintain excellent relationships and to secure grant funding.
  • Track record of successful grant writing, leading to 5-and-6 figure grants, with samples available upon request.
  • Evidence of strong ability to digest and then present complex information clearly and concisely in a wide variety of formats a variety of funder audiences
  • Thorough understanding of effective grant writing techniques
  • Extremely organized and meticulous with details
  • Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize work and resources
  • Ability to interpret financial data and prepare budgets and financial grant reports
  • Ability to be discreet with personal information that may be needed for some grants such as employee salaries or upcoming projects

About the Successful Candidate:

This professional will be an effective relationship builder and storyteller who can bring NCJW’s work to life though strong presentations, communication, and grant proposals that inspire investment and build a pipeline of foundation funding. The individual must be a team player with a willingness to adapt to new and evolving organizational and funding priorities and to work occasional evenings and early mornings as events and project deadlines dictate.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary range is $60,000 – $80,000. Comprehensive benefits package includes health and dental insurance and a 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.

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume.

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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Digital Communications Associate

About the Opportunity:

NCJW seeks a Digital Communications Associate who will be a critical member of the communications and marketing team. The Digital Communications Associate will execute NCJW’s digital platform strategy, including social media, email, and web.

The position can work under a hybrid working model, generally expected to report to the DC office weekly (with some exceptions).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create digital content, including copy, graphics, GIFs, videos, shot lists, and other collateral as required.
  • Execute communications projects from conception through publishing.
  • Serve as the organization’s key storyteller by attending events, conducting interviews, and leveraging senior leadership’s work to develop compelling, hard-hitting content, including writing (internal recaps, blogs, op-eds, and more), video (Instastories, Reels, YouTube, and more), photography, and pull quotes.
  • Own the newsletter process from ideation to sending and analysis, bringing opportunities for improvement to the communications team.
  • Proactively reviews responses to NCJW media and messages, bringing anything noteworthy or concerning to leadership’s attention in a timely fashion.

Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of experience in a digital communications role developing content for organizational or corporate social media. Must have a love for and proficiency in Canva.
  • Experience making high-quality videos using phones, and/or editing videos for maximum leverage of footage, clarity of message, and channel (especially TikTok)
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Exceptional time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be very comfortable with public speaking and being in front of large rooms of people.

About the Successful Candidate:

The ideal candidate is a digital native, ready to develop copy, graphics, GIFs, and videos that translate complex ideas and strategies into simple and cohesive communications that are visually appealing, tell a compelling story, and inspire action. This role reports to the Associate Director of Communications.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary range is $50,000 – $60,000. Comprehensive benefits package includes health and dental insurance and a 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.

Interested Candidates:

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume.

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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Government Relations & Advocacy Intern/Fellow
(Spring 2023, Summer 2023)

About the Opportunity:

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, voter engagement, the federal courts, and civil rights.

NCJW’s Government Relations and Advocacy Department is pleased to offer internships 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.

Please note that internships/fellowships can be entirely remote or in-person and that applicants from across the country are encouraged to apply.

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, the federal courts, voting rights, economic justice, LGBTQ equality, religious liberty, and immigration. 
  • Draft and edit advocacy materials, including points, regulatory comments, letters, op-eds, policy updates, etc. 
  • Plan and execute a lobby day by 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 2 days per week; 180 maximum hours in Spring and 350 maximum hours in Summer). Positions available by semester; must commit to the entire academic semester or term (January through May, May through August).

Compensation:

  • $16.10/hour and/or academic credit

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.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter that includes your availability for the internship, as well as a resume and short writing sample (3-5 pages max). Please title each using the following format: Your Name_Document Type (for example, Faith Williams_Resume).  Send to Faith Williams, Associate Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, by email at fwilliams@ncjw.org.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.