Director of Engagement and Leadership

National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. | Washington, DC, United States

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Posted Date 1/19/2023

About the Role:

The Director of Engagement and Leadership works in deep relationship with key leaders in the field of NCJW's national work–supporting, developing and inspiring leaders with the training and resources they need to create a better world for women and children.

Our next Director of Engagement and Leadership has both the capacity to think big and the chops to implement on the ground, setting both the vision and overseeing the plan for field growth and engagement.

This role serves as the bridge between our field and national office, and will both engage our existing advocates and grow our overall movement, and provide both technical and strategic support to the field, training the pipeline of new leaders, managing external event planners who plan and execute national events, and serving as a key resource to our local affiliates. Director of Engagement and Leadership leads a team of three, (1) Associate Director,(1) Manager, and (1) Associate, and manages a department budget. This role reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities and Duties

Vision Setting and Relationship Building

  • Set, manage, and adjust vision and strategy for national engagement and leadership as needed

  • Engage in organizational design and backwards design planning for department

  • Inspire growth in field leaders and deepen their relationships with NCJW

  • Determine proactive strategic visit schedule to support the field and increase engagement and leadership

  • Ensure strategic alignment and communication between field and national staff

Filed Support and Governance

  • Develop a plan for trainings, thought partnership, curriculum development, and resource sharing

  • Identify, codify, and share best practices; offer support as needed to enhance field operations

  • Proactively create opportunities for stakeholders to meet in person on topics of interest

  • Ensure that regulatory requirements and key metrics are met

  • Assess field needs and determine differentiated support model

Leadership Program and Event Management (National and Regional)

  • Oversee leadership programs including retreats for key field leaders and cohorts for executive directors, section presidents, and more

  • Create a schedule for events and conferences; update and engage departments as needed

  • Manage conference planners who plan and lead national conferences and large events

Administrative Duties

  • Set department strategy, adjust as needed

  • Develop, motivate, and lead team; set team goals and evaluate performance

  • Own and manage department budget; provide input on NCJW, Inc. Budget

  • Engage board members and lead board committees

  • Ensure alignment of projects within the department and across the organization.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Prior experience managing a federated model within a National organization or leading a non-profit organization

  • Experience inspiring and training leaders to lead impact

  • Minimum of five years of prior experience with field building and leadership development

  • Minimum of seven years experience managing teams

  • Experience developing and executing a department and or/organization wide strategy

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Keen judgment and professional demeanor

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential and privileged information with discretion

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and creatively

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work with and steward volunteers

Salary: $110,000 - $150,000

Salary110000.00 - 150000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Community Relations
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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