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 Development

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.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Development (DOD) works with the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Staff, and Board of Directors in overseeing the 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 revenue in an efficient, sustainable, and cost-effective manner.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leadership

  • Lead all fundraising activities to support NCJW’s strategic plan, which includes but is not limited to:
    • Major gift cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
    • Monthly and mid-level giving
    • Foundation relationship development and grant seeking
    • Direct mail
    • National fundraising events
    • Planned Giving and Endowments
  • Oversee capacity-building campaigns to sustain NCJW’s future
  • Develop a strategy and implementation plan to support the joint fundraising efforts of NCJW sections
  • Supervise the Associate Director of Development, who will oversee the day-to-day department operations, reporting, and systems
  • Partner with the finance team to develop and monitor annual department budget
  • Set department goals and create and implement realistic and actionable departmental work plan and team calendar in coordination with other NCJW departments
  • Serve as an expert advisor to the CEO and senior management team as well as a mentor on fundraising to all colleagues
  • Be proactive in bringing new ideas and techniques to the organization

Individual Fundraising

  • Develop an effective strategy for the cultivation and solicitation of individual donors as well as grow their connectivity and giving to NCJW
  • Manage a portfolio of established donors and prospects
  • Develop fluency in selling programmatic parts of NCJW’s agenda
  • Oversee 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
  • Maintain detailed CRM records

Board Relations

  • Serve as staff liaison to the board’s development committee
  • Cultivate board members as donors and networkers, including setting individual commitments or fundraising strategies
  • Train and prepare a development committee to support NCJW fundraising goals and set meetings with appropriate funding prospects

Other Duties

  • Working with the Associate Director of Development, create and monitor development budget
  • Guide department’s role in fundraising for NCJW’s national meetings, including overseeing fundraising events at triennial gatherings
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, retreats, solicitations, and events
  • Coordinate closely with the Marketing and Communications Department on strategy and messaging
  • Willingness and availability to travel as necessary
  • Perform other duties as assigned by CEO
  • The position is based in Washington D.C.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS:

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

Salary & Benefits

The annual salary range is $140,000 to $160,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule.

For immediate consideration please submit your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Director of Development” to jobs@ncjw.org.


Office Administrator

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 and working to safeguard individual rights and freedoms. NCJW seeks a full-time Office Administrator in its Executive Department, reporting to the Manager, Human Resources and Operations.

Position Summary

The Office Administrator is responsible for organizing and coordinating all office operations and meetings both on and off-site. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the administrative support of day-to-day human resource operations.

This position is integral in ensuring the organizational effectiveness and efficiency of NCJW.

Key Job Responsibilities:

Office Administration:

  • Maintain office surroundings and storage areas for office of 30 people
  • Staff reception area, including greeting and announcing visitors to staff
  • Order supplies and other materials for office, based on office needs and special requisitions submitted by managers.
  • Contact vendors regarding upkeep and maintenance of phone, voice mail, copier, fax machine, and other office equipment
  • Supervise/oversee all mailroom/production center functions including outgoing mail/packages
  • Manage set up needs, including room set up, materials and food ordering for all major onsite  meetings
  • Oversee all IT needs for the office; serve as the first line for troubleshooting when IT issues arise
  • Liaison with the Endocrine Society and building services staff 

Human Resources (HR) Assistant

  • Provide assistance to the Human Resources Manager in the recruitment and onboarding process
  • Perform Human Resources Information System data entry and personnel file maintenance
  • Assist employees and supervisors with a basic interpretation of HR policies and procedures
  • Assist with new-employee orientations
  • Respond to reference checks and verifications of employment status
  • Assist the manager with HR projects
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager, HR & Operations

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

  • Associate’s Degree required Bachelor’s degree preferred, or proven work experience in related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in office operations management & HR Administration
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel, Word, and Outlook; proficient in managing office technology
  • Ability to interact effectively with vendors and staff
  • Detail oriented and an excellent problem solver
  • Ability to maintain confidential information, take initiative, and work with minimal supervision
  • Excels at operating in a fast pace, community environment
  • Commitment to social justice and the mission of NCJW

Salary & Benefits

The annual salary range is $45,000 to $55,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule.

For immediate consideration please submit your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Office Administrator” to jobs@ncjw.org.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.