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.

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Director of Finance

The Director of Finance leads the day-to-day financial operations of 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. NCJW is in a growth mode and we are looking for someone with expertise in change management to shift us to new systems and processes.

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 financial 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 solicitations, review grant proposals and budgets prior to submission to foundations and other funders. Work with Fund Development team to develop budgets for grants and prepare financial reports for grantors as requested.
  • Prepare timely and accurate financial reports for the executive management team, Finance Committee, and the Board.
  • Lead audit preparations and manage the ongoing relationship with the external auditors to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee grant-making and contractual agreements, including the development of policies, processes, and systems to manage risk and compliance. Manage the finance team consisting of a senior accountant and staff accountant/
  • Oversee all insurance coverage to assure adequate coverage for the organization and Board members. Work directly with insurance broker/agency; review competitive bids and make recommendations regarding insurance coverage.
  • Work with Treasurer and Investment Committee to monitor the performance of the organization’s Investments managed by a third party.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting required, MBA is strongly preferred. CPA is a plus.
  • Minimum 7 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.
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks software preferred.

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.
  • Highly skilled at transition and implementation of new systems and processes
  • 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.
  • Ability to collaborate with all Program Managers and colleagues

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary range is $110 – $125k depending on experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and 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.

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Senior Graphic Designer

POSITION SUMMARY:

We are looking for a boldly ambitious, uniquely creative, and boundary-pushing Graphic Designer who is enthralled by the challenge and excited by the opportunity to create powerful visual assets capable of compelling thousands to act while establishing NCJW as a powerhouse for national social change.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design both print and digital products rooted in an understanding of social justice, including but not limited to, digital graphics, fact sheets, infographics, fundraising reports, flyers, invitations, presentations, and advertisements
  • Create branded templates for documents, presentations, and collateral material to be used by NCJW staff and Sections (local chapters)
  • Work with the communications team to pitch, develop, and produce graphics and design products that advance NCJW’s strategic priorities, particularly for use in social media
  • Use graphics and data visualizations to help translate complex ideas into digestible, shareable messages
  • Maintains ongoing communications and schedules
  • Occasional oversight and art direction of pinch-hitting team members’ design output
  • Work with the Digital Manager to optimize and version out graphics for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to maximize key performance indicators, including shares, click-throughs, and email acquisition
  • Works closely with all members of the Marketing & Communications department to increase productivity, communication, collaboration, design creativity, and quality
  • Stays abreast of design trends and of new techniques that will bring to life the visual articulation (style and tone) of the brand.
  • Maintenance of brand guidelines annually, including logo, typography, packaging

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Five+ years of professional experience working in graphic design and brand development

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • The ability to conceptually and creatively visualize NCJW’s policy priorities
  • Proficient in page layout software applications (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator)
  • Strong proofreading skills
  • Sound editorial and ethical judgment
  • Detail-oriented with an ability to juggle multiple projects and meet tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational, project management and interpersonal skills
  • A positive team player with a passion for progressive change
  • Familiarity with the Jewish community is a plus
  • Print production and pre-press knowledge a plus

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary: $65,000-$75,000 depending on experience, and a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and 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.

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Women, queer, and transgender individuals, BIPOC, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Reproductive Access Campaign Director

POSITION SUMMARY:

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is seeking a full-time Program Director to oversee and continue building our new reproductive access campaign.

Launching publicly in October 2021, this campaign has been developed to effect real change in the lives of women, children, and families. Primary campaign goals include: providing education about and normalizing medication abortion within and beyond the Jewish community; removing unnecessary FDA roadblocks to obtaining medication abortion pills; ensuring self-managed abortion is considered and included in all federal and state laws protecting reproductive freedom; engaging with reproductive justice partners to funnel resources directly to those impacted; and building/launching a collective framework for Jewish action related to abortion access — including medication abortion—beginning with Jewish clergy and extending outwards.

After months of planning, the campaign has a strategic foundation in place and seeks a creative and well-organized leader to take the reins to build external partnerships in the reproductive and Jewish communities, work with our network of Sections (chapters) across the country to make adaptations that will set them up for local success and execute plans in tandem with our internal legislative and communications teams’ ongoing and related efforts. A successful candidate will possess the skills to develop a long-term vision while recognizing the capabilities of currently available positioning and resources and finding solutions to bridge the two.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee and execute overall campaign strategy across the three primary verticals of education, advocacy, and community service
  • Design and build initiatives, filling out the tactical plans, based on existing goals and infrastructure
  • Cultivate and maintain key partnerships within the reproductive health, rights, and justice community
  • Develop partnership opportunities within the Jewish community, including but not limited to engaging with our Rabbis for Repro network of 1,000+ Jewish clergy from across the country and all denominations
  • Serve as project manager, ensuring deliverables from partners and internal stakeholders meet deadlines and goals
  • Serve as project liaison among NCJW staff and leadership locally and nationally; integrating the needs and perspectives from all internal departments while building a pipeline of activities and resources to utilize in the field
  • Vision the future of this program including the hiring of additional staff as resources allow
  • Review all materials for consistency and strategic direction
  • Write, develop, and teach program curricula as needed

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 7-10 years of experience in non-profit program development, reproductive health, rights, and justice advocacy, or grassroots/community organizing

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and the natural inclination to take initiative, move quickly, and be creative
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships across a diverse spectrum of partners and colleagues
  • Facilitative and collaborative work style, with the capacity to build bridges across divergent and competing interests
  • Determination and commitment to NCJW’s mission
  • Keen understanding of, and interest in, the reproductive health, rights, and justice landscape
  • High degree of adaptability. Ability to work in a fast-growing organization
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Experience in/with the Jewish community is a plus

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary range is $110,000 – $115,000 depending on experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, and 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.

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