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Jewish Community Relations Council - Director of Government and Community Relations (NoVA and DC)

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Washington is the non-profit public affairs and community relations arm of the Jewish community representing over 100 Jewish organizations and synagogues and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The JCRC focuses on government relations, Israel advocacy, inter-group relations, and social justice. The JCRC serves as the representative of the Jewish community to government officials, faith leaders, educators, law enforcement officials, the media and other community institutions.

POSITION SUMMARY

The JCRC’s Director of Government and Community Relations, Northern Virginia and District of Columbia, oversees the organization’s presence in these two jurisdictions. The director’s primary duties are to implement the JCRC’s advocacy and community relations agendas in Northern Virginia and in the District of Columbia. This includes: 1) formulating the JCRC’s state and local legislative agenda and overseeing advocacy at the state and local levels; 2) strengthening existing and cultivating new relationships with Jewish community leaders,elected officials, coalition partners, law enforcement officials and the media and 3) organizing policy forums, receptions, and other programming efforts in support of the JCRC’s agenda.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Represent the agency before Virginia state government, the District of Columbia government, local counties in Virginia, and federal elected officials from those jurisdictions.
  • Work in partnership with community leadership to develop the JCRC’s annual budgetary and policy priorities in these two jurisdictions.
  • Write and present testimony and oversee grassroots mobilization efforts in support of JCRC’s legislative agenda.
  • Strengthen and expand the JCRC’s Northern Virginia and District of Columbia grassroots activism and expand awareness of the JCRC’s activities and resources through outreach to rabbis, synagogues, and agency boards.
  • Train and recruit representatives from synagogues and agencies to actively participate in JCRC legislative activities.
  • Organize Virginia Jewish Advocacy Day, annual legislative breakfast, policy briefings, candidate forums, and other programmatic efforts in support of our advocacy agenda.
  • Work with Jewish agencies and state officials to identify government funding opportunities and help secure these dollars.
  • In partnership with the Director of Intergroup Relations, strengthen and expand JCRC’s relationships and coalitional efforts with elected officials, faith, ethnic, and minority organizations through involvement with the Virginia Interfaith Council on Public Policy (VICPP), the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, and other local faith advocacy organizations.
  • Work with the Director of Security of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (JFGW) to respond to security-related concerns, threats and incidents in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.
  • Work with the Director of Security of JFGW to organize informational seminars and advocate for funding applications aimed at enhancing safety at Jewish community institutions.
  • Work with our national partners, including the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Jewish Federations of North America, to advance our common federal agenda.
  • Initiate and develop annual work plan and department budget.
  • Carry out other responsibilities as assigned by Executive Director and Associate Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A passion for the Jewish community and a love of politics and Israel.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of significant advocacy/government and programmatic experience.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work independently to complete assignments in a fast-paced environment where priorities change frequently.
  • Extremely well organized, self-motivated, focused, detail oriented, with exceptional written, oral, and public speaking skills.
  • Proficiency in computer usage and social media.
  • Willingness to work evenings and some Sundays.
  • Law or Public Policy graduate degree or graduate degree in related field preferred.
Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume to rhalber@jcouncil.org.

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