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:

Director of Development

Summary
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).

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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
    • Planned giving and endowments
    • 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.

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
  • 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

Director of Member and Field Services

Summary

The preferred candidate will be a results-oriented team player with strong relationship skills and a background in member outreach and engagement on leadership development; excellent communication and project management skills; a proven track record of combining high level strategic thinking and ability to execute; the flexibility to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment; the ability to interpret and utilize data for planning; a commitment to providing technical support and coaching for section leaders; and a willingness to travel extensively to sections across the United States.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Marketing and Communication to develop and implement new membership model with three pilots to be launched July 1, 2018.
  • Develop recommendations regarding benefits of membership, membership categories, and cost-share between national and local.
  • Staff NCJW’s Section Advisory Council (SAC), comprised of current and past section leaders from around the country to ensure strategic alignment between the sections and national.
  • Work with SAC, NCJW board liaison, (and short-term consultant) to create a small cadre of experienced volunteer and professional leaders to assist sections needing help with governance, membership and program development.
  • Strengthen partnership with NCJW’s fifteen Executive Directors through regular phone calls and meetings.
  • Strengthen collaboration with NCJW’s section presidents through regular phone calls and meetings.
  • Coordinate organization-wide efforts to develop and manage leadership development training opportunities for members on a regional and national level.
  • Organize support to sections to enhance their operations including membership, communications, governance etc.
  • Provide resources and support for the sections including leadership training, opportunities for national staff/leaders to visit sections, and advising on programs.
  • Assist in development of curriculum materials and sharing of existing materials.
  • Other related tasks as needed; including but not limited to:
  • Hire and manage staff, vendors, and consultants as needed.
  • Travel to sections across US on a regular basis.
  • Participate in national meetings, conferences, and retreats as assigned.
  • Work closely with other NCJW staff and volunteers.

Qualifications

  • 7-10 years’ experience in non-profit organizations either locally or nationally, preferably both.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both in person and over the phone, along with excellent computer, analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and leadership experience.
  • Ability to work both independently and with understanding of membership organizations with experience with membership campaigns preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in related field preferred but may be substituted with commensurate experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in using online and new media to engage and mobilize constituencies (knowledge about membership databases preferred (e.g.Convio. Raiser’s Edge and CMS).
  • Knowledge of Jewish roots of social justice and ability to translate Jewish values into action.
  • Strong commitment to and passion to social justice and the mission of NCJW.

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, queer, 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

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Associate Director, Marketing and Communications 


POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director, Marketing and Communications, the Associate Director, Marketing and Communications plays a central role in the branding, messaging and engagement of the organization through the use of digital, web and traditional media including but not limited to print, public relations and collateral. The associate director manages short and long-term communications strategies and key messages and is involved in the development of communications vehicles to expand public awareness of and engagement in NCJW’s major initiatives.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day marketing and communications responsibilities for the organization in consultation with the Director and appropriate staff and volunteers.
  • Oversee building NCJW’s relationship with journalists and media outlets and identify activities to further the organization’s external impact. Train staff and volunteers to be organizational spokespeople.
  • Work with the Director and lay leaders to implement a communications strategy in collaboration with staff, volunteer and consultant partners.
  • Work with the Director and lay leaders to implement a messaging and membership campaign.
  • Oversee website, online community, and electronic communication design, content management and navigation with appropriate staff.
  • Provide NCJW constituent audiences and potential audiences with communications tools, including materials, guides, videos, and reusable content and stories.
  • Support, develop and supervise staff.
  • Work with the Director and other staff to manage the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral, including but not limited to newsletters, brochures, annual reports, e-newsletters, and press kits. Craft the editorial and content strategy for mailers and other publications.
  • Work with the Director on the direct mail program, including making recommendations for strategy and enhancements and creating and editing copy.
  • Serve as staff liaison and support to various committees, councils and task forces.
  • Together with the Communications staff, prepare department reports and distribute as needed.

Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS required, advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years comparable work experience either in a managerial role or in a nonprofit organization
  • Public Relations experience, either in house or agency-side
  • Excellent organizational and team leadership skills
  • Excellent judgment and demonstrated problem-solving  skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Capacity to establish effective and proactive working relationships with staff and volunteers
  • Knowledge of customer relation management systems required; EveryAction experience a plus
  • Knowledge of content management systems preferred
  • Experience in nonprofit administration and familiarity with IRS Code 501 (c)(3) a plus
  • Experience with foundation funding, knowledge of major issues in social justice and philanthropy a plus

How to apply:

For immediate consideration please submit, with the subject line, “Associate Director, Marketing & Communications” to jobs@ncjw.org – add your resume, cover letter and a PDF with two to three writing samples.

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

NCJW offers competitive salary and benefits.
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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.

Qualifications:

  • 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.