Director of Development
October 2022

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:

The National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) is a grassroots, community-based organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Founded in 1894, it is one of the oldest and largest affiliates of NCJW, Inc. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW NY strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. Through a three-pronged effort of direct social services, education, and advocacy for systemic change, NCJW NY works to foster women’s leadership and address the inequities in our city and in society at large.

NCJW NY’s core programs and services include:

  • Hunger Program (food pantry and community kitchen/on-site meals)
  • Council Lifetime Learning (senior programming)
  • Social Work Services
  • Back 2 School Store
  • Children’s Literacy Program
  • Pregnancy Loss Support
  • Advocacy focused on economic and reproductive justice for women

For more information about NCJW-NY please visit www.ncjwny.org 

THE OPPORTUNITY:

The Director of Development (DOD) will be NCJW NY’s senior financial resource development professional responsible for leading NCJW NY’s development efforts, maintaining current support, and identifying and pursuing new opportunities and donor pipelines. In collaboration with the Executive Director and the Development Committee of the Board, the Director of Development will create and execute a comprehensive annual development plan and strategy to grow NCJW NY’s $1.1 million in fundraising revenues. The DOD will take the lead on major and institutional giving, staff the Board’s Development Committee and supervise, and collaborate in, the Associate Director of Development and Communications’ work in events and mail and electronic appeals. Reporting to the Executive Director, the DOD will be a member of NCJW NY’s senior leadership team and supervise Associate Director of Development and Communications (Associate Director) and a part-time Development Associate.

This is an exciting leadership opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of a prestigious and highly regarded NYC direct service and advocacy organization. The ideal candidate is a goal driven, creative and proven fundraiser with the skills to envision and implement strategic development plans, build relationships, and cultivate and solicit donors.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Resource Development:

  • Create and execute a wide-ranging development plan and strategy encompassing major and individual giving, institutional support, the annual gala, smaller events and planned giving
  • Lead a major gifts program and annual campaign including prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship and the implementation of best practices in moves management
  • Personally develop and carry a portfolio of major donors and prospects and partner with and support the Executive Director on her major gift activities
  • Collaborate with, and support, the Board, senior staff, and program staff to identify and cultivate prospects, and develop solicitation strategies and funding opportunities
  • Prospect and cultivate younger donors to build a pipeline of future support
  • Manage the grant application process, including new prospect research and the preparation and submission of polished and compelling letters of intent, grant proposals and reports
  • Maintain and manage an institutional funding calendar to assure timely submission of letters of intent, renewals, new proposal submissions, and grant reporting
  • Supervise and guide the Associate Director in the planning and execution of print and electronic appeals and in the design and production of marketing and promotional materials including fact sheets, brochures, and annual reports
  • Develop and execute simple but systematic efforts to increase long-term planned giving revenue
  • Act as point person on all planned giving inquiries; track and follow up on outstanding bequests

Special Events:

  • Provide strategic input and limited support to the Associate Director in producing the Annual Gala
  • Collaborate on strategy for securing special gifts and sponsorships from individuals and corporations in conjunction with special events
  • Partner with Associate Director and the Development Committee to conceive and produce smaller events to engage existing donors and draw in new prospects, including parlor meetings and other cultivation events throughout the year

Fundraising Operations:

  • Ensure the timely dissemination of all donor communications including acknowledgements
  • Supervise and maximize usage of donor database, wealth screening software and social media

CANDIDATE PROFILE AND CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Demonstrated track record of success in front-line professional fundraising, financial resource development, and in establishing fundraising strategies and structure
  • Confidence to build and cultivate trusting relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including board members, colleagues, major donors and prospects, institutional partners and program participants and low-income clients
  • Commitment to the mission of NCJW and community-based and direct service programs; a passion for New York City and New Yorkers
  • Ability to create a strong case for long-term support and inspire generosity
  • Strong prospect research skills, inspirational and proactive connector, solid understanding of moves management practices
  • Demonstrated track record of managing successful projects and/or events
  • Highly organized, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and pro-actively push initiatives and plans forward
  • Ability to work independently as well as participate in, and lead, teams
  • Strong attention to detail and a high degree of perseverance and follow-through
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Facility with Microsoft Office applications, social media, CRMs/donor database, wealth screening software, and foundation search tools
  • Knowledge of NYC’s fundraising landscape, particularly the Jewish philanthropic community, a plus
  • College Degree required; relevant graduate degree preferred

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:

Compensation range: $90,000 to $100,000+, depending on experience and track record. Excellent benefits and generous leave time package. Some remote work flexibility, up to one day per week.

NCJW NY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and accountability. We honor the wisdom, insights, perspectives, and experiences of diverse viewpoints, and recognize that many critical voices have been underrepresented in Jewish organizational life and nonprofit organizations as a whole for too long. We welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

We are an equal opportunity employer and recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, age, creed, disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected status

TO APPLY, RECOMMEND CANDIDATES OR, FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Daniel B. Ripps, Principal
Gabai Strategic Advisors
daniel@gabaistrategic.com

Policy Intern
October 2022
Part-Time; Paid; Remote

National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) seeks an organized, motivated and passionate undergraduate or graduate student to support our political advocacy work. NCJW NY has a long and rich history of speaking out to educate the public on vital issues and influence legislators to implement progressive policies. Since its founding in 1894, NCJW NY has provided a voice for the voiceless and worked to address economic and social inequality. NCJW NY has been a leading voice in the fight against sex trafficking, child labor, sweatshops, and domestic violence. Currently, NCJW NY’s advocacy work focuses on combating sex trafficking; immigration and refugee rights; hunger and nutrition; and reproductive rights and justice, including our newest initiative, Pro-Truth, to fight the dangerous and deceptive tactics of fake women’s health clinics, also known as “crisis pregnancy centers,” (CPC’s) here in New York City. Interns will have a chance to work on all of these projects.

This position is an excellent opportunity for a student seeking hands-on program, policy, communications and volunteer coordination experience in a small non-profit.

Reporting Relationships:

The Policy Intern reports to the Director of Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement and works in partnership with a diverse group of volunteers.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the writing and editing of advocacy materials.
  • Researching fake clinic locations in NYC, and keeping our database of CPC’s updated.
  • Tracking and compiling data on our Pro-Truth campaign’s outcomes, including educating at-risk individuals about CPC’s and engaging advocates to take action on this issue.
  • Reaching out to community based organizations to partner in educational opportunities.
  • Helping to organize events to promote our advocacy work.
  • Reaching out to local politicians to garner support for advocacy work.
  • Social Media posting and monitoring.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Requirements:

  • High school degree.
  • Relevant previous work or volunteer experience.
  • Skilled in managing large spreadsheets with Excel.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Social media literacy.

Additional Characteristics and Skills:

  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with a broad range of professionals, volunteers and stakeholders, including high level donors and Board members.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently.
  • Commitment to the mission of NCJW NY.

Hours and Compensation:

The Policy Intern will be available to report remotely to NCJW NY for 8-10 hours a week (exact schedule to be determined) through Spring 2023. The Policy Intern will be paid a stipend of one hundred dollars ($100) a week.

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

Aviva Zadoff, Director of Advocacy and Volunteer Engagement, National Council of Jewish Women New York
Email: azadoff@ncjwny.org

No phone calls, please. NCJW NY is an equal opportunity employer.

Director of Community Programs
August 2022

National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) seeks a dynamic non-profit program professional to serve as our next Director of Community Programs (DCP). The DCP is a key member of NCJW NY’s executive team and a thought partner to the Executive Director and the Board in determining the organization’s program growth and development. The DCP oversees all program development, management, evaluation and expansion, working in collaborative partnerships with volunteer leaders and program partner agencies. NCJW NY is committed to a strengths-based, social justice model of programming that seeks and incorporates input from the communities we serve. Learn more about NCJW NY at www.ncjwny.org.

Reporting Relationships

The DCP reports to the Executive Director and works in partnership with NCJW NY’s volunteer leaders (program committee chairs). The DCP supervises a program staff team of three employees, plus a clinical consultant and a graduate social work intern.

Responsibilities

The DCP will oversee NCJW NY’s direct service programming and lead program development, evaluation, enhancement and expansion. They will develop and manage relationships with program partner agencies, such as schools and community-based agencies. In addition, they will track and analyze program statistics, identifying important trends.

NCJW NY’s current programming reaches more than 500 New Yorkers each week and includes:

  • Council Lifetime Learning, offering extensive arts and cultural programming for older adults;
  • Pregnancy Loss Support Program, utilizing professionally trained volunteers to support parents experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn death;
  • Back 2 School Store, a once-a-year event providing clothing and school supplies to economically disadvantaged children;
  • LINC, an innovative day program serving elders with memory loss and dementia;
  • Children’s Literacy programming, in partnership with after-school provider sites;
  • Hunger Program, including a weekly Food Pantry and a twice-weekly Community Kitchen;

Key aspects of the DCP’s role include:

Volunteers

  • Partner with the Director of Advocacy & Volunteer Engagement to ensure volunteer slots are filled with capable volunteers.
  • Maintain communication with all volunteer program leaders to identify challenges and opportunities.
  • Empower volunteers with meaningful, hands-on work; support and guide them in their work.

Finance and Operations

  • Partner with the Director of Finance & Operations on budget, finance, and facilities issues.
  • Track program expenses and payments/fees.

Marketing and Development

  • Partner with the Director of Development and Executive Director as needed to pursue funding opportunities in support of our programming.
  • Serve as the main contact point for select major funders, as appropriate.
  • Work with Associate Director of Development & Communications to market and publicize NCJW NY’s programming.

Board relations

  • Help ensure that the Board is knowledgeable about and inspired by NCJW NY’s programming.
  • Lead presentations and discussions at Board meetings, and engage individual Board members in discussions about our program initiatives and priorities as appropriate.

Other duties as assigned by Executive Director.

Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree required.
  • LMSW and SIFI-eligible strongly preferred.
  • Minimum eight years of post-college professional work experience.
  • Five or more years’ experience in non-profit program management, or in relevant field(s) with transferable skills.
  • Demonstrated track record of managing successful programs, projects and/or events.
  • Facility with Microsoft Office applications required. Comfort with videoconference, social media, and website platforms a plus.
  • Knowledge of NYC’s social service landscape, particularly in Manhattan, a plus.

Skills and characteristics

  • Strong commitment to the mission of NCJW NY.
  • Passion for New York City and New Yorkers; desire and commitment to be “close to the work” on-site in our community center on the Upper West Side.
  • Client-focused, strengths-based outlook and approach.
  • Commitment to racial justice and equity; experience working with BIPOC as program partners, colleagues, and clients.
  • 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 and responsiveness when opportunities arise.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • High degree of perseverance, follow-up and follow-through.
  • Sound judgment and ability to handle sensitive issues.
  • Sense of humor and generous spirit in dealing with frustrating situations.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with diverse stakeholders in a community-based agency setting.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range of $85K to $95K, depending on experience and track record.
Excellent benefits and generous leave time package, including 3 weeks’ vacation (to start), all federal holidays, plus all (13) Jewish holidays that fall on weekdays.
Some remote work flexibility, up to one day per week.
Occasional weeknight meetings and events, about twice a month.

NCJW NY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and accountability. We honor the wisdom, insights, perspectives, and experiences of diverse viewpoints, and recognize that many critical voices have been underrepresented in Jewish organizational life and nonprofit organizations as a whole for too long. We welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

 We are an equal opportunity employer and recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, age, creed, disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected status.

Application Process

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: akopel@ncjwny.org

No phone calls, please.