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J Street – Assistant/Associate Regional Director, Capital/South Region

Posted: 12/09/2019

Do you want to work at the intersection of politics and Middle East policy and the Jewish community? Are you interested in joining a rapidly expanding organization that is changing the way people think and talk about Israel and U.S. Middle East policy? Do you consider yourself a great fundraiser who can do more than fundraising?

J Street seeks a professional to serve as an Assistant or Associate Regional Director to help expand its leadership development and political and operating support throughout the Capital/South Region. Working as an important member of the Capital/South Regional team, they will be responsible for collaboratively executing a plan that grows the organization’s leadership ranks, raises operating and political funds, and advances the pro-Israel, pro-peace agenda in the American policy and Jewish communal arenas.

The ideal candidate will have a proven record of success in fundraising, a deep understanding of American politics and is able to leverage their experience to advance J Street’s ambitious goals. They should be a skilled and highly organized communicator, who is 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. This position is an outstanding opportunity for a talented, motivated individual to join an organization whose influence and reach are growing enormously year-to-year.

Responsibilities

The ARD is part of a small team located primarily in Washington, DC, that works throughout the Southeast United States and that works closely with, and depends on, local lay leaders to achieve fundraising, advocacy, political and communal goals. They will cultivate strong relationships with lay leaders, partnering with them to accomplish J Street’s goals. This position calls for periodic travels across the region.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Growing the size and abilities of J Street’s local leadership to pursue and achieve our ambitious political, advocacy and fundraising goals;
  • Building chapters across the region to create a community among leaders;
  • Cultivating and managing relationships with existing regional donors, with an eye on maintaining and increasing their financial support for J Street, as well as identifying and engaging new prospective donors;
  • Planning and implementing high-impact donor and prospect events throughout the region that both raise new funds and expand J Street’s network of leaders;
  • Working with supporters to nurture ongoing relationships with Senators and Members of Congress; and
  • Engaging in the key Senate and House races in the region, with a focus on managing relationships with campaigns of endorsed candidates and coordinating political fundraising.

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 a staff of four 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 eight cities including Oakland, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, New York, Denver, and Tel Aviv.

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.

Requirements

Required Skills and Characteristics

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the workforce;
  • Excellent people skills. A personally engaging style, with a positive and proactive approach to working with leadership and other supporters;
  • Strong organizational skills; able to prioritize multiple tasks as well as to reconcile competing priorities, conscientious, intentional, trustworthy, and dependable, with an eye for details;
  • Superb communication skills – written and verbal;
  • Comfort with technology, data management, and online communications;
  • Willingness to travel periodically and holds a valid driver’s license;
  • Strong team skills;
  • A strong commitment to J Street’s mission, including support for a secure, Jewish and democratic future of Israel, while advocating for an active U.S. leadership role to help achieve a two-state solution.

Other Desired Skills and Characteristics

  • Experience working on political campaigns is a plus;
  • Event planning experience would be extremely valuable; and
  • A good understanding of the Jewish community in the Southeast and nationally would also be helpful.

Benefits

Compensation and Hours

Salary for this position will be commensurate with skills and experience. Duties may fluctuate based on J Street event and staff travel schedules. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, paid time off on federal and Jewish holidays, health and dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, 401k and flexible spending account.

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