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

NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:

Associate Director of Development

POSITION SUMMARY

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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 acknowledgment processes; oversee day to day operations of the 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;

KEY ATTRIBUTES

  • 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 the 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 acknowledgment;
  • 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:

Salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule.

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. 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

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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 over 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 solicitations, review grant proposals and 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 the development of policies, processes, and systems to manage risk and compliance.
  • Manage the finance team consisting of a senior accountant, staff accountant/payroll and accounts payable and finance administrator. 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree in accounting required MBA is strongly preferred. CPA 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.

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

Salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule.

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. 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

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Marketing and Communications Intern

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. This isn’t your average coffee-fetching, envelope stuffing, internship. You will have challenging, meaningful work and will learn the ins and outs of marketing and communications work. This is a paid internship.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in new media, communications, or journalism
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Digital marketing wizard (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogging, HTML, etc.)
  • Well-organized
  • Interest in non-profit and philanthropy

Hours:  Flexible, Part-time

To apply: Please email a cover letter that includes your availability for the internship, as well as a resume, and 2-3 short writing sample (3-5 pages max). Use the subject line “Marketing and Communications Intern.”

Salary $15/hour

Contact: Stephanie Cohen, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications (scohen@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.

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Government Relations and Advocacy 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 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 and justice, 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 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 Fried, NCJW Senior Legislative Associate 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.