Employment

 

NCJW is accepting applications for the following positions:

 

Director of Development

 

Position Summary:

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


Qualifications:

  • 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


To Apply:

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 jobs@ncjw.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.

Senior Manager, Outreach and Membership

 

Position Summary:

NCJW is seeking a Senior Manager, Outreach and Membership to work with the Director, Communications and Outreach to engage current members and grow the existing, geographically diverse membership base and grassroots network. S/he will also provide support to sections (chapters) and develop/implement volunteer leadership training initiatives.

The successful candidate will be a hands-on, goal-oriented leader with a talent for working effectively in cross-functional teams and a passion for NCJW’s social justice mission. S/he must have strong communication skills, the ability to interpret and utilize data for planning, and a demonstrated customer-service approach.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for outreach and engagement of existing and potential NCJW members and membership groups
  • Manage, mentor, and coach staff to identify and achieve departmental and organizational goals
  • Work collaboratively with volunteer leaders and committees, including the national board and board standing committees, grassroots leadership, section advisory council, field action network, and ad hoc committees as necessary
  • Manage existing and develop new program tools to grow and engage membership groups
  • Support the development and utilization of a multi-tiered communication strategy within the organization
  • Develop and manage, in collaboration with membership, program and grassroots outreach staff and volunteers, leadership development training opportunities for grassroots leaders
  • Oversee the annual membership billing/renewal process, and support the membership department team to help ensure billing and collection of section (chapter) financial support
  • Participate in meetings, conferences and retreats as assigned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to and passion for the mission of NCJW 
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, business administration, organizational management or related field
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of experience working in a non-profit environment, particularly in external relations, member communication, and membership engagement
  • Verbal and written communications skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks and projects under time constraints
  • Writing, editing, critical thinking, organizational, and computer skills (MSOffice, etc.), as well as attention to detail
  • Experience utilizing social media for outreach
  • Convio, Raiser’s Edge and CMS experience a plus
  • Excellent organizational management skills and consistent follow-through
  • Experience supervising staff and working in cross-functional teams desired


To Apply:

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 jobs@ncjw.org. Please write Senior Manager, Membership Strategy 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.

Controller

The Controller will lead the day-to-day financial operations of the National Council of Jewish Women, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, with management responsibility over the Finance Department and providing staff support for the Board of Directors and the Board’s Finance, Audit, and Investment committees.

The Controller will ensure that systems and procedures are in place to support effective planning, program implementation and oversight, and flawless audits. This position will work closely with department managers and serve as the principal liaison to the external auditor and vendors to whom we subcontract, such as payroll, HR, and benefits administration. The Controller will prepare, analyze and interpret periodic financial reports for management information and control. This position will also oversee the budget preparation process and assist with budget presentations.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the operations of the finance and accounting department, including maintaining an organizational structure adequate for achieving the organization’s goals and objectives. 
  • Lead all day-to-day finance operations with managerial responsibility over all finance positions including accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.
  •  Manage outsourced functions, including but not limited to payroll, HRIS and benefits administration and agencies assisting with hiring of regular and temporary employees.
  • Coordinate all audit activity. Ensure compliance with local, state and federal financial reporting requirements.  Serve as liaison to auditors and audit committee.
  • Monitor and report on cash and other key indicators of financial strength and control and alert senior management when attention is needed.
  • Oversee all accounts, ledgers and reporting systems, ensuring compliance with GAAP standards, regulatory requirements and rules for non-profits.
  • Create and monitor a system of overhead allocation.
  • Establish and monitor internal controls, including those for receipt of revenues, costs, payables, receivables and collections, program budgets and actual expenditures.
  • Oversee the budget process and budget management for the annual budget, including program and project budgets. Implement and manage a process for regular, reliable forecasting.  Analyze and report on significant budget variances, working with appropriate department heads.
  • Oversee preparation of financial statements and verify their accuracy.
  • Prepare timely financial information for managers to support their financial oversight of their departmental budgets. Present timely information to senior management and committees, including analysis of key issues.
  • Assist in the preparation of grant budgets, monitor grant spending and assure the proper allocation of grants and other restricted funds.
  • Manage preparation of financial information for annual report.
  • Prepare financial analysis for contract negotiations for benefits and services.
  • Oversee execution of contracts for subcontracted finance, payroll, and benefits services to assure compliance with terms and continued level of quality performance.  Establish and maintain contracts files for the organization’s contracts and assure timely review and renewal or cancellation, working with appropriate senior managers.
  • Other assignments and special project as needed.


Qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to and passion for the mission of NCJW 
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration or similar concentration, CPA preferred and/or a Master’s Degree in Accounting or Financial Management
  • 10+ years of progressively increasing experience in finance or accounting with significant supervisory and management experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working at not-for-profits including grants, restricted funds and budget allocations
  • Proficiency in MS Office and facility with Fund-EZ preferred.
  • Skilled in working with boards, volunteers, staff at all levels of the organization, subcontractors and vendors
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to explain complicated financial matters to those without financial backgrounds


Working Conditions:

Primarily in an office environment. Occasional weekend or evening work may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply:

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 jobs@ncjw.org. Please write Controller 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.

Legislative Internship Opportunity


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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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: amy@ncjwdc.org

NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.

Communications Internship Opportunity

 

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

Qualifications:

  • 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 abagdoyan@ncjw.org. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications considered on a rolling basis.