NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:
- Director, Marketing and Communications
- Development Associate, Special Projects
- Manager of Database and Development Services
- Legislative Intern
- Communications Intern
NCJW is seeking an ambitious, creative and highly collaborative Director, Marketing and Communications to oversee the organization’s branding, messaging and constituent engagement through the use of digital, web and traditional media including but not limited to print, public relations and collateral. As a member of the senior management team, the Director will also play a central role in the organizations’ upcoming strategic planning process, contributing to the development of short and long-term communications initiatives that will expand public awareness of, and engagement in NCJW’s major initiatives.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and leading a team of two-three people, the Director will work closely with staff, volunteers and consultant partners to effectively communicate the impact of NCJW’s projects and campaigns with broad audiences in order to advance the organization’s position, drive broader awareness, and increase support of the organization.
RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
- Oversight for 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.
- Oversee all interactive communications strategies and online communications, including a major re-design of the NCJW website, e-mail campaigns, and other new media efforts.
- Oversee building NCJW’s relationship with journalists and media outlets and work collaboratively with outside media relations contractors to identify activities to further the organization’s external impact.
- Highlight NCJW’s unique marketing strengths and innovative campaigns as a key “selling point” for partners and donors alike.
- Oversee online fundraising program in conjunction with Chief Development Officer, and make recommendations for improvements and growth.
- Ensure consistent communication of the organization’s image and position both within the organization and externally to all constituencies.
- Train staff and volunteer to be organizational spokespeople.
- Provide NCJW constituent audiences and potential audiences with communications tools, including materials, guides, videos, and reusable content and stories.
- Draft and edit carefully crafted press releases, statements, op-ed columns and briefing materials.
- Craft the editorial and content strategy for image and membership publications.
- Develop systems for measuring the effectiveness of the communications effort.
- Prepare department reports distribute as needed.
- Lead, support, develop and supervise staff.
- Develop and oversee the budget for marketing and communications
- Serve as staff liaison and support to various committee, councils and task forces.
- Serve as senior staff team leader for at least one major membership meeting, including logistics, marketing and content management.
- Participate actively as a member of the senior management team in organizational decision-making.
- Keep abreast of developments in communications techniques and determine how and when to adopt new approaches and technology.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- BA/BS in business administration, marketing or communications required, MBA, MPA or other advance degree preferred.
- Minimum of eight years comparable work experience in an executive, managerial or supervisory capacity.
- Proven track record of establishing and implementing branding, communication, and marketing campaigns strategies with measurable results.
- Familiarity with website management, as well as other electronic communications and marketing strategies.
- Demonstrated ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels.
- Demonstrated strong leadership capabilities and management experience.
- Outstanding writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal and written communication skills, including crafting talking points and writing op-ed columns.
- Experience organizing press conferences, calls, webinars and major events; experience briefing top-level staff for media interviews and training spokespersons.
- Displays a strong sense of vision, sophistication and a collaborative, creative, and strategic approach to communication.
- Demonstrated ability to build, develop, and foster relationships internally and externally.
- Excellent organizational and team leadership skills.
- Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
- Strong commitment to the mission and vision of NCJW with the ability to serve as a strong, compelling ambassador for the organization.
- Experience in nonprofit administration and familiarity with IRS Code 501 (c)(3)
- Experience with foundation funding, knowledge of major issues in social justice and philanthropy a plus.
- Ability to travel periodically.
For immediate consideration please submit, with the subject line, “Director, Marketing & Communications” to email@example.com —your resume, cover letter and a PDF with two samples of your recent work. Samples may include a press release, op-ed, brochure, campaign launch, etc.
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.
NCJW offers competitive salary and benefits.
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.
The Development Associate is responsible for supporting and enhancing NCJW’s support from institutional funders, primarily foundations. S/he also assists with activities to support a diverse fundraising program including event coordination, preparation of donor research and briefing materials, creation of informational materials, and management of mailing lists and other data. The Development Associate reports to the Chief Development Officer and works in close partnership with the Director of Major Gifts and the Manager of Annual Giving and Donor Relations.
- Create and maintain a comprehensive tracking system for foundation proposals, letters of inquiry, and grant reports, with an emphasis on planning for and successfully meeting deadlines and grant deliverables;
- Utilize donor database to track submitted proposals and donor activity; organize and maintain electronic and hard copy files.
- Plan and communicate deadlines and timetables to other staff; ensure that relevant staff in other departments are engaged in proposal developing and review;
- Assist in the writing and compilation of high-quality proposals, letters of inquiry, correspondence, reports, report attachments, and related materials; ensure timely delivery of final, polished documents;
- Track stewardship and promote recognition of existing institutional funders;
- Continuously identify and research new prospective foundation donors through a variety of sources, and coordinate and undertake outreach to secure meetings; selectively be in direct contact with donors and prospective donors;
- Provide writing support for proposals/letters required by leadership and assigned by the Chief Development Officer;
- Prepare briefing materials for donor and prospective donor visits (both individuals and foundations); research and compile individuals’ giving history and relevant information, using a variety of sources;
- Assist in event coordination for cultivation events, benefits, VIP travel, and meetings; help coordinate special appeals related to events;
- Assist in the management of mailing lists for various fundraising strategies; and
- Other projects as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal
- Excellent organizational and project management skills: ability to prioritize projects, plan for and meet deadlines, manage others’ roles and timetables, handle several projects simultaneously and work well under pressure;
- Ability to seek and synthesize information, and to communicate in a compelling and succinct way;
- Ability to create and deliver polished, well-designed reports and materials;
- Computer literacy, including comfort using Excel, and some database experience;
- Disciplined self-starter who can set and achieve goals.
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Experience with Raiser’s Edge database;
- Knowledge and experience of fundraising and development functions;
- Proven grant writing experience with focus on private support from foundations;
- Ability to work well with diverse groups including internal and external audiences;
- Solid understanding of project and organizational budgets.
NCJW is located on the Upper West Side of New York City, near Columbia University. To be considered for this position, please submit resume, cover letter including background and salary requirement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write Development Associate, Special Projects in the subject line. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Resumes will be reviewed as they come in and only selected candidates will be notified. Recruiters and agencies, please respect our NO PHONE CALLS policy. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.
The Manager of Database and Development Services (MDDS) administers, supervises and maintains NCJW’s donor information database (Raiser’s Edge). S/he is responsible for the timely and accurate recording of gifts and donor information, oversees the management of constituent lists, and supervises the correct use of the database by other departments, notably Communications, Membership, and Finance.
The MDDS reports to the Chief Development Officer and works closely with the entire Development team and with staff in the Finance, Marketing and Communications and Community Engagement areas. S/he supervises a Data Entry Assistant.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Ensure that the Raiser’s Edge database and database operations support the overall fundraising strategies of NCJW (including direct mail, membership, Annual Fund, special appeals, major gifts moves management, etc.);
- Determine security permissions for all Raiser’s Edge users and conduct all in-house staff training for those using the database; ensure that data standards are set and adhered to throughout the entire organization;
- Create, maintain and regularly update a manual of policies and procedures for gift and acknowledgement processing, donor information tracking, list management, reporting and queries, record retention, etc.
- Analyze and optimize code structures for Raiser’s Edge records, including those for Constituents, Attributes, Funds, Campaigns, and Appeals; ensure that codes and data structures support the needs of the Development, Finance, and Communications and Memberships areas;
- Recommend, undertake and document major data improvement projects to enforce consistency, streamline operations, improve data reporting, and otherwise support the effectiveness of the organization’s fundraising strategies;
- Establish regular, ongoing system checks to maintain data integrity;
- Ensure that gifts are recorded and processed in a way that reflects the donor’s intentions and aligns with appropriate categorizations for appeals and funds;
- Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and other necessary reports for distribution, including weekly gift reports to staff and Board; perform monthly reconciliation with Finance;
- Ensure timely processing of data for acknowledgement letters; organize and ensure appropriate retention of gift and donor documentation;
- Provide ongoing assistance to database users; fulfill users’ query and export requests; create customized queries, reports and dashboards for users;
- Manage contracts and relationships with Blackbaud and other technology suppliers, as well as database consultants;
- Obtain Raiser’s Edge updates and upgrades from Blackbaud, read all accompanying documentation, collaborate with IT support to prepare for upgrades, and train staff to use new features properly; and
- Maintain current knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and third-party plug-in applications such as Research Point, Import-Omatic and Convio Luminate; improve and troubleshoot their use and application throughout the organization to support the success of NCJW’s fundraising strategies.
- Bachelor’s degree required; strong experience in relational database administration;
- 4-5 years’ experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge required, including strong experience with data clean-up, ‘moves management,’ list management, and creating highly customized reports;
- Experience in troubleshooting and resolving database integrity and performance issues; troubleshooting and optimizing queries and reports;
- Strong knowledge of backups, restores, and recovery models;
- Documentation skills for processes and procedures;
- Ability to work independently while also supporting a team;
- Strong analytical skills; excellent verbal communication and teaching skills; and
- Strong commitment to the mission of NCJW.
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. NCJW offers volunteer legislative internships to college juniors, seniors, and graduate students during the academic year and over the summer. A small stipend is available for full-time summer interns. This is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about advocacy, grassroots organizing, and all aspects of the legislative process.
- Assist office staff in attending legislative hearings, briefings, national coalition meetings, rallies and press conferences
- Work closely with staff and lay leadership to implement legislative strategy and grassroots mobilization
- Be independently responsible for work on specified issues, including reproductive rights, women’s and children’s issues, health care, economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, and international issues
- Learn about the internal workings of NCJW as a non-profit volunteer led organization
Strong writing and communication skills, ability to learn quickly, commitment to social justice issues. No previous professional experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and get involved. Background in legislative process preferred.
Flexible, Full- or Part-time (minimum 2 days per week during school year, 4 days per week in the summer)
Please email or fax cover letter, resume, short writing sample (3-5 pages max), and references. Applications considered on a rolling basis.
National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Washington Office
Amy Cotton, Senior Legislative Associate
1707 L St., NW, Suite 950, Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202 296 2588; fax: 202 331 7792; email: email@example.com
NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) seeks a membership and 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. Please note that this internship is unpaid.
Intern Will Assist With:
- Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest projects
- Information and photo research projects as assigned
- Entries on organization’s electronic communications
- Outreach to NCJW communities
- Interest in new media, communications, or journalism
- Excellent written communication skills
- MS Office computer skills, including Outlook
- Strong Internet research skills
- Familiarity with online communications (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, blogging, HTML, etc.)
- Excellent writing and editing skills
- Willingness to pitch in where needed
- Interest in non-profit and philanthropy
- Proven ability to meet stated deadlines as well as to work under supervision and independently
What You Will Gain:
- Opportunity to develop quality writing samples
- A personal meeting with NCJW CEO
- An important role in significant, long-term projects (social media, print publications, Israel program)
- A network of professional contacts for the future
- Exposure to multiple facets of a nonprofit organization
- A supportive, creative environment
Our office is located in the Interchurch Center (475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115). Hours and schedule are flexible.
To Apply: If you are interested in applying for this internship opportunity, please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Anoush Bagdoyan, Senior Manager of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications considered on a rolling basis.