NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.
NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:
- Director, Marketing and Communications
- Database Manager
- Legislative Associate
- Legislative Intern
- Communications Intern
Department: Marketing and Communications
Title: Director, Marketing and Communications
Reports to: Chief Operating Officer (COO)
About the Organization
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has been at the forefront of social change for over a century – championing the needs of women, children, and families – while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as reproductive justice, violence against women, immigration reform, affordable health care access, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, gun violence prevention, judicial nominations, and gender equality and women’s empowerment in Israel.
Informed by Jewish values – and our understanding that these values have universal appeal – the National Council of Jewish Women is the voice and place where women come together to make the world at large and their communities, in particular, a better place. NCJW maintains a $5M budget, two national offices in NYC and Washington, D.C., an office in Israel, and a powerful network of more than 70+ sections, and a network of statewide groups impacting more than 500 communities.
As it looks toward the next 100 years, NCJW is in the midst of a strategic planning process to determine how to continue its pioneering spirit and profound commitment to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families.
OVERVIEW OF POSITION:
NCJW is seeking a highly motivated, creative and collaborative Director, Marketing and Communications (DOMC) to lead NCJW’s efforts to broaden engagement with existing audiences, develop new ones, strengthen its brand and impact, and to help us reimagine and build a forward-thinking digital presence which will have an essential role in implementing the strategic plan.
The DOMC will create and oversee the implementation of an integrated marketing and communications plan that includes, but is not limited to media relations, digital, direct, print, and collateral. The role requires deep, hands-on experience managing on-and off-line engagement. The ideal candidate will have a strong track record in delivering strategic and operational success through media relations and digital marketing campaigns, especially in the social justice issue areas that it focuses on including reproductive justice, violence against women, immigration reform, affordable health care access, LGBTQ rights, voting rights, gun violence prevention, judicial nominations, and gender equality and women’s empowerment in Israel.
As a member of the senior management team, the Director will also play a central role in the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan, 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 to 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 social change, drive broader awareness, and increase support of the organization.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Public Relations/Media Relations
- Draft and edit carefully crafted press releases, statements, op-ed columns and briefing materials.
- Write press releases and build NCJW’s relationship with journalists and media outlets to identify activities to further the organization’s external impact.
- Train staff and volunteers to be organizational spokespeople.Digital Communications
- Oversee all planning, development, and implementation of interactive communications strategies and online communications including a major re-design of the NCJW website, e-mail campaigns, and other new media efforts to maximize engagement; lead creative efforts to keep digital channels fresh.
- Lead on developing how NCJW can use content to generate interest and support; Identify best method of engagement (e.g. online vs offline) and decide who, when and where to disseminate.
- Guide the content generation to gather appropriate, useable content that optimizes digital communications.
- Oversee online fundraising program in conjunction with Chief Development Officer, and make recommendations for improvements and growth.
- Craft donor materials for use in cultivation and solicitation of supporters
Member, Grassroots and Advocacy Communications
- Collaborate closely with the advocacy department to provide strategic communications support; design and coordinate e-communications and public mobilization actions to our US digital supporter base; design email templates, calls to action, etc.
- Provide NCJW constituent audiences and potential audiences with communications tools, including materials, guides, videos, and reusable content and stories.
- Oversee the development, distribution, and maintenance of all membership materials including 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 image and membership publications.
- Serve as senior staff team leader for at least one major membership meeting, including logistics, marketing and content management.
- Ensure consistent communication of the organization’s image and position both within the organization and externally to all constituencies.
- Develop systems for measuring the effectiveness of the communications effort.
- 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.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- BA/BS in business administration, marketing or communications required, MBA, MPA or other advance degree preferred
- At least 8 years of experience that includes establishing and implementing marketing and communications strategy, digital and social media, online campaigns, press and public relations.
- Demonstrated skills in public relations/media relations including organizing press conferences, calls, webinars and major events; experience briefing top-level staff for media interviews and training spokespersons.
- Outstanding writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal and written communication skills, including crafting talking points and writing op-ed columns.
- Experience with website creation and management;
- Experience with, and proven ability to lead, motivate, guide and coach staff.
- 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).
- Ability to travel periodically.
How to apply:
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 campaign launch, fundraising letter/email, or a PR/media related piece.
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.
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.
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 Manager of Database 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.
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 is seeking a Legislative Associate in its Washington Office, reporting to the Director of Washington Operations. This individual will focus on legislative issues related to women, children and families, and safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. In addition, this individual will play a significant role in the execution of two national events in Washington, DC — NCJW’s Leaders’ Retreat from May 3-5, 2015 and NCJW’s triennial policy conference, Washington Institute, from March 13-15, 2016.
RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
- Monitor legislation and policy developments related to civil rights, economic justice, and other issues as assigned; Monitor related court cases
- Lobby members of Congress and other decision-makers on assigned issues
- Staff NCJW’s voter education and mobilization campaign, Promote the Vote, Protect the Vote
- Represent organization at meetings with relevant coalitions
- Research and create written materials, such as alerts, backgrounders, talking points, testimony, and articles for organizational publications and website on assigned issues
- Work with grassroots staff to help develop strategies for engagement on issues
- Engage with section leaders and SPAs on advocacy strategies for NCJW’s priority areas
- Assist in planning and staffing Leaders’ Retreat, Washington Institute, and other national events as needed
- Provide technical assistance and information on issues to volunteer advocates
- Assist in advocacy training and related materials development
- Engage in social media on assigned issue areas as needed
- Undergraduate degree and at least one year of public policy-related experience
- Experience working on Capitol Hill or lobbying a plus
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Ability to work both independently and with supervision
- Experience with a grassroots-based membership or volunteer organization and knowledge of the Jewish community a plus
- Flexibility and ability to work well in a team
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, as well as generous vacation and holiday schedule.
Send resume and cover letter to (no calls please):
Jody Rabhan, Director of Washington Operations
NCJW, 1707 L Street, NW, #950, Washington, DC 20036
NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.
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 Yvette Berland firstname.lastname@example.org. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications considered on a rolling basis.