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.


NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:

Director of Development

The Director of Development (DOD) works with the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Staff, and Board of Directors in overseeing 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 philanthropic and grants revenue building capacity in an efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective manner. The DOD will be hired in Washington D.C. and will also be available to travel to our NY office until our full relocation to D.C. scheduled for September, 2018. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).


  • Plan, coordinate, oversee and/or implement all fundraising operations including but not limited to:
    • Major gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
    • Foundation relationship development and grant seeking
    • Direct mail
    • National fundraising events
    • Planned Giving and Endowments
  • Oversee 125th capacity-building campaign to sustain NCJW’s future
  • Direct and supervise development department staff to achieve the following:
  • Build and maintain a portfolio and data base of major gift prospects including cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship for each prospect, including working with NCJW’s sections to generate new or increased monies
  • Plan 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
  • Ensure the integrity of donor data system and acknowledgement process
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board’s Development Committee
  • Create and monitor development budget (both expenses and revenue projections)
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, retreats, solicitations, and events
  • Coordinate closely with Marketing and Communications Department on strategy and messaging
  • Travel in US required
  • Perform other duties as assigned by CEO
  • Position is based on Washington D.C.


  • 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
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent presentation skills
  • Experience with donor databases, particularly Raiser’s Edge
  • Knowledge of and experience in the organized Jewish community and/or with women’s organizations
  • BA required and Master’s Degree in relevant field preferred

 Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ  and transgender 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 send cover letter and resume to: Jobs@ncjw.org


Associate Director of Development


The Associate Director of Development (AD) will serve as a deputy to the Director of Development (DD), reporting to the DD and working directly with NCJW’s CEO, members of the Board of Directors, and senior staff. The AD will play a major role in the organization’s efforts to cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts, direct and supervise the development services and database management areas, and provide mentorship to other members of the development team.


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive, integrated program for the cultivation and solicitation of major and planned gifts for the 125th Anniversary including managing the engagement of volunteers and staff, articulate a compelling case for support, and create meaningful opportunities for donors to invest in NCJW’s mission and programs;
  • In partnership with the DD, set and achieve goals for annual support; establish and report on benchmarks to track progress; directly support Board-level committees devoted to all gifts;
  • Personally manage a portfolio of individual prospects and donors capable of gifts of $5,000+; coordinate, support and promote active roles by the CEO, DD, Board members, and others in development efforts;
  • Manage NCJW’s donor circles and other benefit structures to promote renewed gifts and foster optimal donor relations;
  • Assist in the cultivation of institutional support, for example by fostering connections to high-level foundation trustees;
  • Lead efforts to optimize and leverage NCJW’s marketing and communications broadly and strategically to promote the case for support; engage prospective donors; steward existing donors; utilize technology to enhance giving; and follow and introduce industry best practices;
  • Lead efforts to create fundraising communications, collateral and sponsorship materials; suggest, initiate and supervise the creation of materials in partnership with the Marketing and Communications area;
  • Direct and supervise database and development services staff and functions, leading efforts to streamline and enhance data management, information retention, and gift acknowledgement processes; oversee day to day operations of Development department;
  • Mentor members of the development team with a particular focus on strategies to identify and progressively engage individual donors capable of planned or major gifts;
  • Assist in promoting a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization;


  • Genuine passion for and understanding of the mission of NCJW;
  • At least 3-5 years of progressively responsible development experience, including significant experience designing and implementing an integrated major gift or individual giving program, preferably at a major national advocacy organization;
  • Proven track record in fostering relationships with high-net-worth individuals, managing an active portfolio of donors and prospects, and personally implementing sophisticated, multi-year cultivation strategies that lead to solicitation and securing of major and planned gifts;
  • Superior oral and written communications skills, including the ability to write in compelling language about NCJW’s work and to develop key donor collateral and related materials;
  • Sound judgment and ability to exercise discretion when dealing with confidential or sensitive information; high degree of self-motivation, personal discipline and integrity;
  • Ability to leverage volunteers and senior staff to achieve fundraising success;
  • Experience recruiting, training, and managing high-performing staff;
  • Working knowledge of planned gift opportunities and benefits;
  • Working knowledge and ability to supervise design and production of digital or print materials;
  • Working knowledge of The Raiser’s Edge (or similar database) and prospect research tools; understanding of best practices for strategic data management, information retention, and tax acknowledgement;
  • Outstanding time management and organizational skills, with careful attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and to perform well independently as well as part of a team;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred;
  • Ability and willingness to travel; ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule as needed.

Salary and Benefits:

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Women, LGBTQ and transgender 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 send cover letter and resume to: Jobs@ncjw.org


Marketing and Communications Intern

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 courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom. The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) seeks a communications intern to assist with NCJW’s messaging and online presence. Candidates should have a sense of effective social media tactics as well as strong writing skills. Interest in women’s issues a plus.


  • Interest in new media, communications, or journalism
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Familiarity with online communications (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogging, HTML, etc.)
  • Well-organized
  • Willingness to pitch in where needed
  • Interest in non-profit and philanthropy
  • Strong-internet research skills
  • Proven ability to meet stated deadlines as well as to work under supervision and independently

Hours:  Flexible, Part-time

To apply:  Please submit, with the subject line, “Marketing and Communications Intern – NYC.” to jobs@ncjw.org – add your resume and cover letter that includes your availability for the internship, short writing sample (3-5 pages max), and 2-3 references to jobs@ncjw.org.

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to build a diverse staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with NCJW. [No calls, please] Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.