The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles,

VP: Government Affairs & Strategic Initiatives

1 month ago
Employment type
Full-Time, Exempt, TIME-LIMITED: 12/31/2023 (Extension pending renewed funding over 3 year grant)
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles addresses the greatest challenges of Jewish life — locally and globally. In today’s complicated world, thanks to you, we help the most vulnerable and ensure the Jewish future for generations to come.

That is the power of community.

Our Mission Statement

Based on Jewish values, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles convenes and leads the community and leverages its resources to assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, care for Jews in need here and abroad, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local community, all with our local, national, and international partners.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles reaches out to a diverse community of Jews who live in Los Angeles, Israel, and around the world. Regardless of religious practice, heritage, skin color, sexual orientation, gender, ability or life stage, we welcome one and all to share in a vibrant and inclusive expression of Jewish communal life.

About this job

POSITION: VP: Government Affairs & Strategic Initiatives

DEPARTMENT: Community Engagement

SALARY: $95,000 – $115,000



TIME-LIMITED: 12/31/2023 (Extension pending renewed funding over 3-year grant)


Reporting to the SVP, Community Engagement, the VP of Government Affairs and Strategic Initiatives will lead and oversee the development and execution of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ government affairs strategic initiatives. Focusing on issues related to antisemitism, government relations, domestic policy, as well as social and economic justice, this role will help lead JFED LA’s public affairs agenda. Working alongside the Community Engagement senior management team, the VP of Government Affairs and Strategic Initiative will oversee the civic engagement, volunteerism, and civic leadership programs, which support the goals, vision, and mission of the Federation.

Roles & responsibilities


• Work closely with the Senior Vice President, Community Engagement (CE), to develop and implement and advise on priorities, strategies, and impact goals, which align with Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ goals and objectives.

• Lead, motivate and manage staff, providing input on personnel decisions and assuring expectations and deadlines are met.

• Supervise the planning and execution of programmatic initiatives (civic and volunteerism) which furthers our work in the government affairs space, identifying best practices and effective strategies for maximum impact.

• Represent the interests of the Jewish community within the community-at-large, through coalition building and cooperative efforts with civic, academic, and political leadership.

• Address priority issues in a variety of ways, including but not limited to, educational programming, political advocacy, volunteerism, social justice projects and public position papers.

• Work closely with Community Engagement leadership team to ensure strong communication across CE.

• Coordinate, facilitate meetings and collaborate with key external stakeholders to advance legislative and policy expertise on approaches.

• Build and maintain relationships with government officials and other relevant stakeholders.

• Manage the budget and resources allocated to Government Affairs and Strategic Initiatives to ensure efficient and effective use of resources.

• Maintain knowledge and professional expertise on relevant policy issues to support The Jewish Federation of Greater LA’s advocacy efforts.

• Represent and deliver presentations to external audiences including donors, community groups, and elected officials as needed.


• Be available to supervisor for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.

• Some travel is required.



• Substantive work experience (7+ years) in government affairs, including an understanding of policy-making processes in government and political dynamics.

• Experience working with coalitions.

• Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills

• Strong interpersonal and problem-solving. Must be able to move multiple projects forward simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

• Basic understanding of the structure of the Jewish community and the cultural, social and religious tradition and history of the Jewish people.

• A hybrid work model will be implemented for certain positions during transition back to worksite(s). This position must report to worksite on non-remote workdays, as determined by the Federation.

• All staff and building occupants must be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination status will be required. Please disclose if accommodation to the Federation’s vaccination policy is sought for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.

To apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to with the job title in the subject line.

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