Employment

 

NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:

 

Manager of Online Communications

Position summary:

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) seeks a manager of online communications with a strong interest in digital media and web-based technology to join its membership and communications team. The position will contribute to the mission and image of NCJW by administering the day-to-day components of the organization’s website, managing social media outreach, overseeing a website redesign and online engagement initiative, and by assisting in the execution of communications, program, and membership-development strategies for NCJW. This professional will play a critical role in expanding NCJW’s technological outreach capabilities and maximizing the effectiveness of NCJW’s online presence. The right candidate will be passionate about digital marketing and its potential as a tool for social change.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as lead staff person for NCJW’s online engagement initiative and website redesign including concept and deployment strategy, identifying and contracting with appropriate vendor partners, monitoring of budget, and producing evaluation materials  
  • Oversee online engagement efforts and manage NCJW’s website, Advocacy Action Center, online community (myNCJW), email campaigns, online giving, and social media profiles
  • Measure, analyze, and report on effectiveness of online engagement and ensure other departments (particularly development, membership, and advocacy) are able to accurately report on the status and success of their efforts
  • Supervise integration of relationship management databases
  • Help train staff and NCJW volunteer leaders (national and local, constituent level) on web-related tools and activities; develop presentations and training materials as appropriate;
  • Steward technology vendor relationships to maximize productivity and keep up-to-date about product enhancements
  • Assisting with copywriting, graphics, and production elements of NCJW’s website; and liaise between departments, members, and external website consultants
  • Other duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • BA/BS required
  • 3-5 years of experience in digital marketing including online communities, social media and web technology.
  • Knowledge of website development techniques (HTML & CSS), user-experience strategy, and best practices for effective website navigation structure
  • Demonstrated ability to use open source and proprietary content management systems, experience with Drupal, Wordpress, and/or Joomla preferred.  
  • Experience with e-advocacy, email, and online giving software, knowledge of Blackbaud/Convio Luminate strongly preferred.
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, organizational, and computer skills (MS Office, etc.), as well as competent proofreading, editing, and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Proven ability to multitask, plan and meet deadlines under time constraints, and work independently and collaboratively
  • Proficiency with Google Analytics, Google AdWords, and social media analytical tools
  • Design experience (comfortable with the Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Self-starter and someone who has the drive to stay on top of current online technology trends, particularly within the non-profit industry.

To Apply

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 jobs@ncjw.org. Please write Manager of Online Communications 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. 

 

Legislative Internship Opportunity


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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications: 

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.

Hours:  

Flexible, Full- or Part-time (minimum 2 days per week during school year, 4 days per week in the summer)

To Apply: 

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: amy@ncjwdc.org

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Communications Internship Opportunity

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

Qualifications:

  • 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 abagdoyan@ncjw.org. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications considered on a rolling basis.