The preferred candidate will be a results-oriented team player with strong relationship skills and a background in member outreach and engagement on leadership development; excellent communication and project management skills; a proven track record of combining high level strategic thinking and ability to execute; the flexibility to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment; the ability to interpret and utilize data for planning; a commitment to providing technical support and coaching for section leaders; and a willingness to travel extensively to sections across the United States.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Work with the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Marketing and Communication to develop and implement new membership model with three pilots to be launched July 1, 2018
Develop recommendations regarding benefits of membership, membership categories, and cost- share between national and local
Staff NCJW’s Section Advisory Council (SAC), comprised of current and past section leaders from around the country to ensure strategic alignment between the sections and national
Work with SAC, NCJW board liaison, (and short-term consultant) to create a small cadre of experienced volunteer and professional leaders to assist sections needing help with governance, membership and program development
Strengthen partnership with NCJW’s fifteen Executive Directors through regular phone calls and meetings
Strengthen collaboration with NCJW’s section presidents through regular phone calls and meetings.
Coordinate organization-wide efforts to develop and manage leadership development training opportunities for members on a regional and national level
Organize support to sections to enhance their operations including membership, communications, governance, etc.
Provide resources and support for the sections including leadership training, opportunities for national staff/leaders to visit sections, and advising on programs
Assist in development of curriculum materials and sharing of existing materials
Other related tasks as needed; including but not limited to:
Hire and manage staff, vendors, and consultants as needed
Travel to sections across US on a regular basis
Participate in national meetings, conferences, and retreats as needed
Work closely with other NCJW staff and volunteers
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
7-10 years’ experience in non-profit organizations either locally or nationally, preferably both
Strong interpersonal skills, both in person and over the phone, along with excellent computer, analytical, verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and leadership experience.
Ability to work both independently and with understanding of membership organizations with experience with membership campaigns preferred
Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in related field preferred but may be substituted with commensurate experience
Demonstrated experience in using online and new media to engage and mobilize constituencies (knowledge about membership databases preferred (e.g.Convio. Raiser’s Edge and CMS).
Knowledge of Jewish roots of social justice and ability to translate Jewish values into action
Strong commitment to and passion for social justice and the mission of NCJW.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and generous vacation and holiday schedule.
About National Council of Jewish Women
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.As the first and most progressive Jewish women’s organization in the United States, NCJW is and has always been a leading voice for justice in the United States. Throughout our storied history, we have been dedicated to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families, and to safeguard individual rights and freedoms both in the U.S. and Israel.NCJW has prioritized the most pressing issues of the moment – from providing for the needs of immigrant women and children in the early 1900s, to more recent struggles combatting sex trafficking and promoting equal pay for women, voting rights, advocating for a fair and independent judiciary, immigrant rights and protecting reproductive health, rights and justice.Today, after more than a century, we are 90,000 strong, with 64 sections in 28 states. Our powerful voices make progressive change.