Do you want to work at the intersection of American politics, Middle East policy, the Jewish community and fundraising? Are you interested in joining a rapidly growing organization that is changing the way people think and talk about Israel and U.S. Middle East policy?
J Street seeks an experienced professional to help expand its political and communal footprint in the Southwest Region. The ideal candidate for this position will have a background in fundraising as well as politics and/or the Jewish community.
The Assistant or Associate Regional Director (ARD) is responsible for creating and executing plans that grow the organization’s leadership ranks, raise operating and political funds and advance the pro-Israel, pro-peace agenda in the American policy and Jewish communal arenas. This position is an outstanding opportunity for a talented, motivated individual to lead regional advocacy efforts for an organization whose influence and reach are growing enormously year to year.
ARDs are effective political organizers, experienced fundraisers, skilled communicators, and highly organized self-starters who thrive on hitting ambitious goals and are excited by the challenge of changing the dynamics that shape discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Congress, American politics and the American Jewish community.
The ARD is part of a dynamic five-person team located primarily in Los Angeles that works throughout parts of the Southwest Region (Southern California, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Texas). Their primary focus is recruiting, cultivating and organizing lay leaders and then partnering with them to accomplish J Street’s goals. Specific responsibilities of this position include:
Required and Desired Skills and Characteristics
Applicants should have a demonstrated track record in the following required skills:
Additional desired qualifications include:
More about J Street
J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans working for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. The organization believes that preserving Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depends on achieving a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.
Launched in 2008 with four staff and a limited budget, J Street is now a $10 million organization with a national staff of more than 60. The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC, employing staff in 8 cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Tel Aviv. The New York office is the largest regional office (outside of DC), housing both regional and national staff.
J Street focuses its work in three main areas: (1) Advocating and demonstrating support for pro-Israel, pro-peace policies in Congress, the media and the Jewish community; (2) Endorsing and raising money for federal candidates who share J Street’s agenda; and (3) Educating the public and raising awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-state solution.
Compensation and Hours
Salary for qualified candidates starts at $57,500. Hours and duties may fluctuate based on J Street event schedule and staff travel schedules. Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid vacation and sick leave, personal leave, generous parental leave, paid time off on many federal and Jewish holidays, health and dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, a 401k program, commuter benefits, and a flexible spending account. J Street recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in J Street's bargaining unit and is covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.
We are excited to receive applications from a broad range of applicants as we grow our organization to better reflect the diversity of the communities who care about our mission. Please submit the items listed below here:
1. A cover letter that explains why you are interested and qualified
3. List of three references
J Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer.