NCJW’s Engagement and Leadership (E&L) Department mobilizes NCJW advocates, trains a pipeline of leaders, and serves as a key resource to our local affiliates, which are called sections.
The Field Manager will work with the Director in overseeing the coordination and implementation of section relations programs and activities and will serve as an active community liaison between NCJW National, section, and advocates. This role will further NCJW, Inc.’s strategic goals of recruitment, engagement, and retention; section alignment; and leadership development, and provide resources and training to support sections and advocates across the network. This position is responsible for maintaining relations with section leadership and administrators, managing compliance, collecting section data and documents, and monitoring section communications.
The Field Manager reports to the Director of Engagement & Leadership and works closely with the entire E&L team and with staff in the Finance, Communications, and Government Relations areas. This position will supervise the Section Services Associate.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Act as the main point of contact to NCJW’s network of sections, providing capacity-building support and training to section leaders on leadership development, section operations, and membership recruitment and retention
Provide support, guidance, and oversight to NCJW’s network of sections
Supervise Section Services Associate
Assess the overall health and viability of sections and assist in identifying, creating, planning, and developing new section resources and services in partnership with volunteers and staff
Oversee the Section Visitors Program, which coordinates travel to sections by staff and leadership volunteers
Develop curriculum and provide training on board development, board governance, section alignment, and good governance
Serve as staff liaison to the Section Advisory Council, a team of field leaders focused on ensuring strategic alignment between the sections and national, including the implementation of the healthy section diagnostic
Create and manage an online repository of resources, model practices, etc., for access by sections
Develop and maintain systems for accurate tracking of section documents, such as Charters, Bylaws, and Articles of Incorporation
Collaborate with Database Manager to maintain and streamline the system and process used for annual collection and reporting of relevant and necessary membership and section data to best support sections
Work closely with the communications department to develop section support materials including marketing collateral, email blasts, message documents, talking points, and fact sheets that reflect NCJW’s core messages and overall brand positioning
Play a lead role in network recruitment for national conferences and events
Work with other staff members on interdepartmental projects as needed and perform other duties as assigned
Education and Qualifications:
Genuine passion for and understanding of the mission of NCJW, including an ability to apply an anti-oppression and/or justice lens to the work
Bachelor’s degree recommended, demonstrated experience membership engagement and leadership development
Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a non-profit environment, particularly in section/chapter/affiliate relations, organizing, and engagement
Strong writing and editing skills, as well as attention to detail
Ability to develop collaborative relationships across the organization, with volunteers, members, and other key constituents
Excellent organizational and project management skills: ability to prioritize projects, plan for and meet deadlines, handle several projects simultaneously, and work well under pressure
Ability to create and deliver polished, well-designed reports and materials
Experience coordinating volunteers and staff to successfully meet and exceed goals
Sound judgment and keen problem-solving skills
Excellent interpersonal, team building, and communication skills
Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of EveryAction or similar CMS software is preferred
Willingness to travel up to 15%
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Plus a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance and a 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.