NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:
- Chief Operating Officer
- Director of Development
- Development Manager
- Legislative Intern
- Communications Intern
The National Council of Jewish Women seeks a seasoned Chief Operating Officer (COO) to partner with the CEO in achieving aggressive and successful growth. This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the forward evolution of a venerable organization founded over a century ago. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality with a respected track record, experience scaling a multi-site organization, leading an executive management team, and developing a performance-focused culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals. The COO will be a strategic thought partner to the CEO, a senior liaison to key constituents and the board, and a key participant in organizational planning. We seek a leader with the skills, sensitivity, confidence, and credibility to both lead and build the capacity of our offices in New York, DC, and Israel to ensure that all operations are prepared for continual growth. The COO must believe in the core values of NCJW and be motivated by our mission as a grassroots organization, which turns progressive ideals into action and strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children and families and safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
The COO will provide the leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and human resources systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial stability and operating efficiency.
Reporting to the CEO, the COO will lead all internal operations and will have the following essential responsibilities:
- Spearhead the development, communication, and implementation of effective growth strategies and processes.
- Serve as the internal leader of the organization, directly supervising the finance, development, Israel, Washington and membership and communications departments.
- Motivate and lead a high performance management team; retain, attract, and recruit high-performing individuals. Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment throughout the organization.
- Lead the senior team in developing and implementing plans for the operational infrastructure of systems, processes, and personnel designed to accommodate NCJW’s aggressive growth objectives.
- Oversee all HR operations and ensure compliance with all FLSA policies.
- Implement and lead a performance management process that measures and evaluates progress toward meeting the organization’s goals and monitors annual performance evaluation and goal-setting process.
- Provide timely, accurate, and complete reports on the operating condition of the organization.
- In cooperation with the director of finance, develop and manage the budget process to assure that it is consistent with and supports execution of the operating plan. Along with the CEO, the COO will serve as a liaison to the board and its committees as designated by CEO.
- Develop and manage a detailed operating plan for the organization, which ties all action steps to defined, measurable goals and is supported by the budget.
- Other responsibilities and assignments as required.
- Excellent interpersonal, communications, and team-building skills
- Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people
- The ability to think strategically, anticipate consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organizational plans and operations
- Experience as a senior-level general manager with oversight and accountability for planning, budgeting, human resources, multi-site operations, and organizational growth
- Demonstrated success building organization and staff capacity
- Capacity to define criteria and achieve accountability for meeting required outcomes
- MBA/MPA or similar advanced degree highly desired. Minimum of ten years of senior management required.
Availability on weekends and evenings may be required. Occasional travel required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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 email@example.com. Please write Chief Operating Officer in the subject line. Compensation is competetive, commensurate with experience, and negotiable. 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.
NCJW is seeking a skilled and seasoned Development professional to work with the Chief Executive Officer, President and Board in setting strategic direction for all development efforts. The Director of Development leads NCJW’s development department and serves as a key member of the Senior Management team. S/he is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing a comprehensive development strategy for increasing the organization’s philanthropic and grants revenue; building capacity in an efficient, sustainable and cost-effective manner. The Development Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- Plan and coordinate all fundraising operations including board solicitations, major gifts stewardship, planned giving, endowments, direct mail and fundraising for national events
- Oversee multi-year capacity-building campaign(working with campaign counsel) to sustain NCJW’s future
- Expand and enhance NCJW’s planned giving program, utilizing direct mail, contact with individuals and presentations to the sections
- Oversee, develop and solicit grants development and management from corporations and foundations
- Oversee planning and execution of small and large donor cultivation fundraising events
- Direct and supervise other Development staff member.
- Build and maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects
- Conduct regular meetings to review prospects and develop strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for each prospect
- Ensuring the integrity of donor data entry system and acknowledgement process
- Serve as staff liaison to the board Development Committee
- Create and monitor Development budget (both expenses and revenue projections)
- Participate in meetings, conferences, retreats, solicitations and events (travel required)
- Perform other duties as assigned by CEO
- Strong commitment to and passion for the mission of NCJW and the ability to articulate the importance of the organization’s work to prospective and current funders
- Minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible development experience in a nonprofit environment
- Superior written and verbal communication skills
- Strong management skills with a record of nurturing and managing a talented and diverse staff
- Significant experience in securing funding from individuals, corporations and/or foundations
- Successful track record in soliciting major gifts from existing and new prospects
- Ability to work successfully with people at all levels within the organization, board members, donors and volunteers
- Demonstrated ability to develop, foster and sustain 1:1 donor relationships
- Experience with donor databases particularly Raiser’s Edge
- Knowledge of and experience in the organized Jewish community and/or with women’s organizations
- BA, master’s degree in relevant field preferred
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 Director of Development 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.
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 email@example.com. 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications considered on a rolling basis.