Development & Communications Associate

Posted: November 29, 2017

NCJW NY seeks a full-time Development & Communications Associate to coordinate all communications efforts and assist in all aspects of fundraising, including individual appeals, grants, special events, and database management. The Development & Communications Associate will report to the Director of Development and will also provide key support to the Executive Director and the Director of Outreach & Engagement. This position is an exciting opportunity for a proactive, creative candidate to learn many aspects of non-profit management.

Duties and Responsibilities


Work with Director of Development to:

–         Create and execute fundraising appeals, track results, and handle acknowledgement letters.
–         Coordinate logistics of fundraising events, including creating mailings, tracking lists and responses, and coordinating on-site preparations at event venue.
–         Manage database, including entering all gifts and creating reports for analysis.
–         Research potential grant sources, track schedule of proposals and reports, and assist in writing proposals and reports.


–         Design and develop day-to-day communications materials for NCJW NY including newsletters, event announcements, email blasts, flyers, posters, and other materials as needed.
–         Coordinate all social media and web site updates.
–         Work with Director of Outreach & Engagement to devise and implement innovative ways to market and publicize NCJW NY services, campaigns, and events to new audiences.



–         Handle routine administrative tasks including filing and correspondence.
–         Assist Executive Director in executing occasional research and communications projects, and other special projects as assigned.


·        College Degree
·        Minimum two years previous office experience in a non-profit setting
·        Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, specifically mail merge functions
·        Knowledge of donor database software; DonorPerfect a plus
·        Knowledge of design and desktop publishing software a plus, particularly InDesign

Other Qualifications:

·        Strong commitment to NCJW’s mission and values
·        Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
·        Sound judgment and discretion
·        Efficient and organized, with great attention to detail
·        Ability to work independently or as part of a team
·        Comfortable interacting with diverse populations, ranging from high level donors to low-income clients in community center environment
·        Ability to multitask is essential, as is a sense of humor

Salary: $40K to $45K, depending on experience.

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

Beth Lauren
Director of Development
National Council of Jewish Women New York Section

No phone calls, please.