Director of Development
April 2022

The National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) seeks a dynamic fundraising professional to lead NCJW NY’s development efforts, maintaining current support while identifying and aggressively seeking new opportunities. In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Development Committee of the Board, the Director will create a comprehensive annual development plan to grow NCJW NY’s $1.1 million in fundraising revenues and will be responsible for the plan’s execution.

NCJW NY is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Founded in 1894 and inspired by Jewish values, it is one of the oldest and largest affiliates of NCJW, Inc. Through a three-pronged effort of direct social services, education, and advocacy for systemic change, NCJW NY works to address the inequities of the city. All services are non-sectarian. Learn more at

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to the Executive Director and will have extensive interaction with Board members and key funders and stakeholders.
  • Staffs the Board’s Development Committee.
  • Serves as a member of the senior leadership team.
  • Supervises and mentors the Development & Communications Manager, who spends 75 percent of their time on development functions.


Individual Giving:

  • Implement best practices in moves management to identify, cultivate, steward and solicit existing and prospective major donors.
  • Engage members of the Board and senior staff in donor cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation as appropriate.
  • Plan, develop, and oversee execution of print and electronic appeals.
  • Conceive and oversee design and production of marketing and promotional materials, for example facts sheets, brochures, and annual reports.

Special Events:

  • Provide strategic input and limited support to the Executive Director in producing the Annual Gala.
  • Create and produce smaller events to engage existing donors and draw in new supporters, including a Fall Luncheon and two or three other events throughout the year, working closely with other staff and volunteer committees.

Institutional Giving:

  • Identify and cultivate promising grant opportunities from foundation and corporate sources.
  • Track grant proposals, reports, and renewals to ensure timely submissions.
  • Write and submit polished, compelling reports and proposals, gathering information and input from program and finance colleagues.

Planned Giving:

  • Conceive and execute systematic efforts to increase long-term planned giving revenue.
  • Act as point person on all planned giving inquiries.
  • Track and follow up on all outstanding bequests.


  • College Degree required; relevant graduate degree preferred.
  • Eight to ten years of post-college professional work experience.
  • Three or more years’ experience in fundraising, or in relevant field(s) with transferable skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of managing successful projects and/or events.
  • Facility with Microsoft Office applications, social media, donor database, wealth screening software, and foundation search tools.
  • Knowledge of NYC’s fundraising landscape, particularly the Jewish philanthropic community, a plus.

Skills and characteristics:

  • Strong commitment to the mission of NCJW; ability to make a persuasive case for support.
  • Passion for New York City and New Yorkers; desire to be “close to the work” on-site in our community center on the Upper West Side.
  • High energy and organized, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and pro-actively push projects forward.
  • Balance of strategic, long-term thinking as well as flexibility, decisiveness and responsiveness when opportunities arise.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Precision and attention to detail.
  • High degree of perseverance, follow-up and follow-through.
  • Sound judgment and ability to handle sensitive issues.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with diverse stakeholders in a community-based agency setting, ranging from low-income clients to high-level donors.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary range of $80K to $100K, depending on experience and track record.

Excellent benefits and generous leave time package, including 3 weeks’ vacation, all federal holidays, plus all Jewish holidays that fall on weekdays.

Some remote work flexibility, up to one day per week.


To apply, please submit a resume along with a customized cover letter detailing your qualifications, the reason(s) for your interest in this specific position, and your salary requirements to:

Andrea Salwen Kopel, Executive Director
National Council of Jewish Women New York
241 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Applications via email preferred, to:

No phone calls, please.  

NCJW NY is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical ability.

Back 2 School Store Program Operations Assistant
National Council of Jewish Women New York
Temporary, Short Term 7/25/22 – 8/5/22
April 2022               


The National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) seeks an organized, motivated, and efficient individual to support the Back 2 School Store 2022. The Back 2 School Store is a pop-up shopping experience that provides clothing and school supplies to almost 200 low-income students each summer at NCJW NY’s Council House on West 72nd Street. This position is an excellent opportunity for hands-on exposure to an event based social service program at a small non-profit.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manipulating simple Excel spreadsheet and Word Documents and printing and collating.
  • Assist with setting up all aspects of the pop-up store, including moving furniture and boxes, unpacking boxes, hanging merchandise on racks and arranging it on tables and decorating the store.
  • Participate in cleanup and follow-up following the Back 2 School Store including but not limited to packing and inventory of clothing and supplies, sending thank you notes, ordering and mailing missing clothing, entering evaluation data.
  • Interact with and help oversee volunteers for the set-up, clean up and days of the store.
  • Interact with and help student “shoppers” in grades K-6 on the days of the store.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • MUST be able to stand and walk for periods of time up to 8 hours in one day.
  • MUST be able to lift and move heavy objects and boxes up to 40 lbs.
  • Work quickly, efficiently, and neatly without supervision or support.
  • Ability to interact comfortably and communicate clearly with a broad range of professionals, volunteers, and stakeholders, including high level donors and Board members.
  • Relevant previous work or volunteer experience.

The Back 2 School Store Intern will be available to report to NCJW NY for 8 hours a day over a two-week period from Tuesday, July 26, 2022 through Friday August 5, 2022 9:30 AM- 5:00 PM weekday and Sunday, July 31st 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. Candidates must be available for all of these dates. Position is paid an hourly rate of $18/hour.

To apply, please submit resume along with a customized cover letter detailing your qualifications for this specific position and the reason(s) for your interest in the opportunity:

Naomi Skop Richter
Chief Program Officer
National Council of Jewish Women New York
No phone calls, please.

NCJW NY is an equal opportunity employer.