NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.

NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:


Manager of Database and Development Services


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 may supervise a Data Entry Assistant.


  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and other necessary reports for distribution, including weekly reports of gifts received for staff and Board; perform monthly reconciliation with Finance; prepare income reports for Board and committee meetings;
  • Ensure timely processing of data for acknowledgement letters; organize and ensure appropriate retention of documentation in compliance with organization’s document retention policies;
  • 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;
  • Provide ongoing assistance to database users; fulfill users’ query and export requests; create customized queries, reports and dashboards for users;
  • Serve as primary contact to, and maintain contracts and relationships with, Blackbaud and other technology vendors, database consultants, and gift processing contractors (such as caging companies);
  • 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 applications such as Research Point, Citrix, 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.

Judicial Nominations Campaign Organizer

Title: Judicial Nominations Campaign Organizer
Department: Washington Office
Reports to: Manager of Grassroots Advocacy
Category: Professional – Part-Time; non-union; FLSA Exempt, Short-Term

Position Summary

Since 2001, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has been active on the issue of federal judicial nominations through BenchMark: NCJW’s Judicial Nominations Campaign. Through the campaign, NCJW has been educating, engaging, and building coalitions and leaders in the field around the importance of the federal judiciary and judicial nominations, and how the courts impact critical issues for women, children, and families. NCJW seeks a part-time Campaign Organizer beginning immediately to work with NCJW Washington office staff. Some travel will be required.


  • Assist in organizing and staffing national courts matter convening co-hosted by NCJW and Center for American Progress for state coalition leaders
  • Regularly monitor activities and provide technical assistance and support to six existing state courts matter coalitions
  • Engage NCJW affiliates and members in BenchMark campaign activities
  • Develop or adapt BenchMark related materials and distance learning calls, including evaluation mechanisms
  • Provide judicial nominations and courts matter updates for NCJW communications
  • Participate in national judicial nominations coalition meetings and activities
  • Assist with grant reporting
  • Engage in BenchMark related social media and website updates as needed


  • College degree plus related professional experience
  • Experience in grassroots or field organizing around public policy issues
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with coalition building
  • Experience with working with volunteers
  • Knowledge of issue of federal judiciary and judicial nominations process a plus
  • Creativity, strategic thinking, self-starter, strong “people skills”

NCJW offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance. To be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter addressed to Lindsay Morris, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy, jobs@ncjwdc.org. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.

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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


  • 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 jobs@ncjw.org. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer. Applications considered on a rolling basis.



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’s Washington Office offers volunteer, educational legislative internships to college juniors and seniors, and volunteer educational legislative fellowships to graduate students during the academic year and over the summer. This is a great opportunity to learn first-hand about advocacy, grassroots organizing, and all aspects of the legislative process.

Opportunities & Responsibilities:

  • Learn about public policy 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 legislative strategy and grassroots mobilization
  • Work with staff on specified issues, including reproductive rights and justice, children’s issues, health care, economic justice, civil rights, religious liberty, and federal court issues
  • Learn about the internal workings of a National, chapter based, grass-roots organization

 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.  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 that includes your availability for the internship, as well as a resume, short writing sample (3-5 pages max), and 2-3 references.

Full year internships as well as seasonal or semester-based internships are available. Applications considered on a rolling basis.

Contact: Amy Cotton, NCJW Senior Policy Manager; phone: 202 296 2588; fax: 202 331 7792; email: amy@ncjwdc.org

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.