NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:
NCJW, Inc. is seeking applicants for a development manager. The manager will be responsible for implementing the planned giving program, overseeing grants development and proposal writing, and assisting with implementation of a special event. The position will report to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and the manager will work collaboratively with departmental team and other departmental colleagues. The successful applicant will be an experienced, entrepreneurial and self-motivated professional with strong writing skills and a commitment to raising funds to strengthen the mission of NCJW.
The development manager is responsible for strategizing and implementing a comprehensive planned giving program: cultivating and securing a portfolio of prospects, members/donors; and stewardship to cement long-term relationships and increase financial support to NCJW. He/she will manage cultivation events for the Second Century Society (NCJW bequest society), coordinate ethics and estate planning seminars, and aid in developing/editing the marketing materials, e.g., brochures and newsletters. Also, the development manager will coordinate grant proposal research and writing, identify corporations and foundations, and assist in preparing proposals. Further, the development manager will be the point person for an annual event (luncheon or dinner) and work cooperatively with the team on a variety of projects to secure other sources of revenue.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop a comprehensive planned giving plan under the CDO’s guidance
- Prepare all materials required for the successful implementation of planned giving program
- Create a strategy to cultivate, steward and secure members and prospects, including promotional flyers and brochures, invitations, posters, training materials, pledge retrieval or motivational materials
- Employ proactive prospecting methodologies, including in-house and donor research resources. Analyze, interpret, and summarize information, formulating strategies for presentation with prospect reports
- Develop and manage relationships with prospective and existing foundations in all aspects of the grant cycle. Oversee aspects of corporate and foundation fundraising. This includes working closely with and gathering information from relevant staff and departments; researching grant guidelines; writing proposals, letters, and reports; preparing budgets and expense reports; and maintaining tracking systems and submission dates for foundations
- Serve as point person for one annual event and several parlor meetings
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
- B.A. degree (advanced degree preferred)
- Minimum 5 years of experience in development/fundraising, especially with planned giving
- Outstanding writing and presentation skills
- Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
- Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and data mining methodologies
- Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively
- Enthusiastic, self-motivated, and committed to excellence
- Highly organized and professional demeanor
- Resourcefulness, promotions savvy, and problem solving acumen
NCJW is located on the Upper West Side of New York City, near Columbia University. To be considered for this position, please submit cover letter, including background and salary requirement, a resume and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write Development Manager in the subject line. No phone calls please. Only selected candidates will be notified. Compensation is commensurate with experience. 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
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: 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.
- 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
Hours: Flexible, Full- or Part-time (minimum 2 days per week during school year, 3 days per week in the summer)
To apply: Please email or fax cover letter, resume, short writing sample (3-5 pages max), and references to the attention of Anoush Bagdoyan, Senior Manager of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our office is located at 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1901, New York, NY 10115. Applications considered on a rolling basis.
NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.
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.