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 www.ncjwny.org
- Reports to the Executive Director and will have extensive
interaction with Board members and key funders and
- 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
- Implement best practices in moves management to identify,
cultivate, steward and solicit existing and prospective major
- 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
- Conceive and oversee design and production of marketing and
promotional materials, for example facts sheets, brochures, and
- Provide strategic input and limited support to the Executive
Director in producing the annual Spring 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.
- Identify and cultivate promising grant opportunities from
foundation and corporate sources.
- Track grant proposals, reports, and renewals to ensure timely
- Write and submit polished, compelling reports and proposals,
gathering information and input from program and finance
- 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
- College Degree; relevant graduate degree preferred.
- Eight to ten years of post-college professional work
- Three or more years’ experience in fundraising, or in relevant
field(s) with transferable skills.
- Demonstrated track record of managing successful projects
- Facility with Microsoft Office applications, social media,
donor database, wealth screening software, and foundation search
- Knowledge of Jewish philanthropic community a plus.
Skills and characteristics:
- 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
- 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.
- Strong commitment to the mission of NCJW; ability to make a
persuasive case for support.
- Ability to interact comfortably with diverse stakeholders in a
community-based agency setting, ranging from low-income clients to
- Ability to work independently as well as
Salary range of $80K to $100K, depending on experience and track
Excellent benefits and generous leave time package, including 3
weeks’ vacation, all federal holidays, plus all Jewish holidays
that fall on weekdays.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
No phone calls, please.
NCJW NY is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome
applicants of all backgrounds and identities with regard to race,
ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and physical