volunteer opportunities available

There are four MAJOR volunteer positions available. Each is a leadership role which involves developing teams in one of the four areas:

1. Gender Representation in Jewish Communal Leadership and Status of Women 

2. Women’s Reproductive Rights 

3. Violence against Women  

4. Uluru Statement of the Heart (with a focus on the role and effects on women) 

Award: Volunteer 

Hours4 – 7 hours per week 

The role is a 12 month position with start date to be negotiated. 


For a confidential discussion, please send your CV and cover email t


by 5pm, Sunday 29th November. 


Purpose of the Position:  Tplan, coordinate and drive advocacy in one of the four NCJWA pillars above  
Reporting to:  Advocacy Committee Chair 
Liaises with internally: 
  • NCJWA Board Members 
  • Volunteers 
  • NCJWA Section Presidents 
  • NCJWA Section Members 
Liaises with externally: 
  • Jewish and broader communities  
  • Corporate entities 
  • Federal, State and Local Government sector and authorities 
  • Not-for-profit organisations 
  • Sponsors, partners contractors and suppliers 
About NCJWA  NCJWAis a Jewish feminist organisation committed to promoting social justice and the rights of women in all aspects of their lives. At a National level we do this through advocacy, education and community building. At a Section level, we promote social justice through education, programs of empowerment and community service. We are concerned to address the oppression of women; to promote women within Judaism and the Jewish community; to empower all women, including Jewish women within the wider Australian community; and to promote the position of women in Israel. We are guided by, and seek to ensure the continuity of, Jewish values – in particular the primacy and inviolability of human life, the obligation of justice (Tzedakah) and the commitment to repair the work (Tikkun Olam). 
Essential Criteria: 
  • Passionate about social activism  
  • Managed campaigns and awareness raising within the Jewish, broader community or government sector 
  • Strong interpersonal skills & a proven track record in working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to achieve outcomes 
  • Knowledge of the Australian Jewish Community, Judaism, and your chosen advocacy pillar 
Preferred Criteria: 
  • Experience in the Not-for-Profit sector 
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in developing & writing policy solutions 
  • Experience in stakeholder relations, knowledge of the mechanisms of NGO’s and government and an ability to advocate effectively with decision maker 
  • Network of volunteers 
Key Performance Indicators: 
  • Awareness and take up of social activism in your chosen advocacy pillar 
  • Contribution to NJCWA profile in the community 
  • Contribution to member and stakeholder satisfaction 
  • Contribution to the advocacy process  
Scope of Role 

The role will require working closely with the Advocacy Committee Chair and key board members to develop and implement an advocacy campaign to raise awareness and seek positive change on issues pertinent to your chosen NCJWA advocacy pillar.  

Together you will build a team to engage with Jewish community stakeholders, relevant not-for profits, and Federal Government departments. The team will undertake research, develop and implement advocacy strategies, and prepare submissions and initiatives. 

Some examples of activities include: 

  • Development and implementation of relevant policy, research and advocacy 
  • Preparation of policy papers, briefings and position papers to inform the Board and support them to fulfil their role of representing NCJWA 
  • Analysis and assessment of relevant new and emerging policy and budget papers for their impact on our membership. 
  • Development and maintenance of strong working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders 
  • Conduct, evaluation and research in support of NCJWA’s advocacy work  
  • In collaboration with the NCJWA Board, fostering links with relevant peer bodies, government, and members to develop and maintain policy information networks and a research base 
  • Establishing and maintenance of effective engagement and consultative processes with NCJWA members and other key stakeholders