NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:
NCJW is seeking an ambitious, creative and highly collaborative Director, Marketing and Communications to oversee the organization’s branding, messaging and constituent engagement through the use of digital, web and traditional media including but not limited to print, public relations and collateral. As a member of the senior management team, the Director will also play a central role in the organizations’ upcoming strategic planning process, 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-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 the organization’s position, drive broader awareness, and increase support of the organization.
RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to:
- Oversight for the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral, including but not limited to newsletters, brochures, annual reports, e-newsletters, and press kits.
- Oversee all interactive communications strategies and online communications, including a major re-design of the NCJW website, e-mail campaigns, and other new media efforts.
- Oversee building NCJW’s relationship with journalists and media outlets and work collaboratively with outside media relations contractors to identify activities to further the organization’s external impact.
- Highlight NCJW’s unique marketing strengths and innovative campaigns as a key “selling point” for partners and donors alike.
- Oversee online fundraising program in conjunction with Chief Development Officer, and make recommendations for improvements and growth.
- Ensure consistent communication of the organization’s image and position both within the organization and externally to all constituencies.
- Train staff and volunteer to be organizational spokespeople.
- Provide NCJW constituent audiences and potential audiences with communications tools, including materials, guides, videos, and reusable content and stories.
- Draft and edit carefully crafted press releases, statements, op-ed columns and briefing materials.
- Craft the editorial and content strategy for image and membership publications.
- Develop systems for measuring the effectiveness of the communications effort.
- Prepare department reports distribute as needed.
- 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.
- Serve as senior staff team leader for at least one major membership meeting, including logistics, marketing and content management.
- Participate actively as a member of the senior management team in organizational decision-making.
- Keep abreast of developments in communications techniques and determine how and when to adopt new approaches and technology.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- BA/BS in business administration, marketing or communications required, MBA, MPA or other advance degree preferred.
- Minimum of eight years comparable work experience in an executive, managerial or supervisory capacity.
- Proven track record of establishing and implementing branding, communication, and marketing campaigns strategies with measurable results.
- Familiarity with website management, as well as other electronic communications and marketing strategies.
- Demonstrated ability to take knowledge and transform it into exciting and useful messages, and disseminate it to the right audiences through the best distribution channels.
- Demonstrated strong leadership capabilities and management experience.
- Outstanding writing, editing, proofreading, and verbal and written communication skills, including crafting talking points and writing op-ed columns.
- Experience organizing press conferences, calls, webinars and major events; experience briefing top-level staff for media interviews and training spokespersons.
- Displays a strong sense of vision, sophistication and a collaborative, creative, and strategic approach to communication.
- Demonstrated 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)
- Experience with foundation funding, knowledge of major issues in social justice and philanthropy a plus.
- Ability to travel periodically.
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 press release, op-ed, brochure, campaign launch, etc.
NCJW is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to build a diverse staff. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of the LGBT community are strongly encouraged to apply.
NCJW offers competitive salary and benefits.
We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with NCJW. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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.