NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:
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.
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 Anoush Bagdoyan, Senior Manager of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.
Applications considered on a rolling basis.