Position: Assistant Regional Director
Location: J Street has offices in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and Washington DC.
J Street seeks experienced professionals to help expand its political and communal footprint across the country. Ideal candidates for these positions will have a background in fundraising as well as politics and/or the Jewish community.
Assistant Regional Directors (ARDs) are 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.
ARDs are part of dynamic regional teams in six offices around the country. 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:
Cultivate and manage relationships with existing donors, with an eye toward maintaining and increasing their financial support for J Street;
Identify new sources of funding through prospect research and development;
Plan and implement high-impact donor and prospect events in the region that both raise new funds and expand J Street’s network of leaders.
Advise donors and leaders on political giving strategy and then connect those donors to advocacy on one of the most politically charged issues in American politics;
Manage relationships with campaigns of endorsed candidates including engaging leaders in meeting with candidates and coordinating political fundraising.
Create and support structures through leadership recruitment, training, and cultivation to effectively advocate with federal elected officials at the grass-tops level on issues relating to Israel and the Middle East.
Ensure that J Street and its leaders are engaging with the established leaders of the Jewish community locally, attempting both to enlist allies in advocacy for pro-Israel, pro-peace positions and to open up the dialogue in the Jewish community on Israel.
Leadership Growth and Administration
Identify, develop and empower leaders in key cities in the region who will drive J Street’s mission. This includes building and facilitating relationships between J Street and key community contacts, including rabbis, communal and political influentials, donors and activists
Keep and maintain regional data so it is accurate and current
Required and Desired Skills and Characteristics
Applicants should have a demonstrated track record in the following required skills:
A strong commitment to J Street’s mission is required, including:
Support for a secure, Jewish and democratic future for Israel, and
Advocating an active U.S. leadership role to help resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict diplomatically
Personally engaging and eager to work with leaders and staff; able to build and cultivate relationships with a broad range of community contacts
Highly organized, detail oriented, able to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines and work independently as well as in a team
A savvy approach to politics, including an understanding of how to generate influence with Members of Congress and candidates for federal office
Ability to clearly communicate J Street’s positions and policies as well as superb communication skills at large – written and verbal
An outgoing and positive attitude
Comfort with technology and online communication
Willingness to travel regionally and holding a valid driver’s license
Salary for Assistant Regional Directors start at $55,000. 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. This is a bargaining unit position.
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 by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate “Assistant Regional Director” in the subject line:
1. Cover letter
3. Location preference
4. Three references
5. Where you found the position
J Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer