J Street U Deputy Director

Job Type

Full Time

Published

06/08/2018

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

J Street U is looking to bring on board a talented organizer as its Deputy Director. We are looking for someone who has experience in organizing and who will be responsible for J Street U’s internal operations, strategy and communications.


The Deputy Director will be primarily responsible for implementing the J Street U “Stop Demolitions, Build Peace” campaign, which is focused on securing outspoken political leadership against demolitions of Palestinian homes and communities in the West Bank.


The ideal candidate will have an exceptional ability to develop the strategic and tactical vision of our student leaders, as well as strong strategic imagination of their own. They will, furthermore, have a deep commitment to their own growth and to investing in the growth of students and other members of the J Street U team.



Responsibilities

In short, it will be the responsibility of the Deputy Director to strategize with J Street U leaders and relevant staff on how to elevate the public profile and impact of J Street U and our campaign. This includes:


  • Overseeing day-to-day implementation of J Street U’s “Stop Demolitions, Build Peace” campaign. This includes cultivating and workshopping student ideas and engagement with the campaign, and serving as a liaison to the communications and legislative arms of J Street.
  • Working with the senior management of J Street to develop campaign strategies that complement J Street’s core legislative work.
  • Acting as J Street U’s second-in-command - advising the Director on overall strategy, playing a key role in decision-making, and taking bottom-line responsibility for J Street U’s growth and success.
  • Managing J Street U’s communications and digital organizing efforts. This includes running social media accounts, editing op-eds for publication, and cultivating earned media.
  • Developing and implementing a communications strategy specifically to raise the profile and reach of the campaign.
  • Creating deep relationships with J Street U student leadership, following their lead and developing their strategic thinking and imagination.
  • Building deep relationships with the J Street U organizing staff.
  • Executing administrative and other tasks as necessary.


*Depending on a candidate’s experience and interest, we may consider adding a management component to this role.


Qualifications:

·      3-5 years of campus, political, or community organizing experience

·      Strong communication abilities: our ideal candidate is very comfortable with digital media, is a clear and efficient writer, and understands branding and messaging principles

·      Relational skills: a deep curiosity about others, a desire to develop strong relationships with a diversity of people, appreciation of meeting and engaging new people on a regular basis

·      Strategic thinker: the ability to identify and pursue opportunities within moments of tension and challenge

·      Relentless “go-getter” with a desire to work in an intensive, fast-paced political organization

·      Ability to work well under pressure

·      Passionate about grassroots organizing, advocacy, and political activism

·      Some knowledge of history and politics as it relates to the Middle East and foreign policy

·      Ability to be a team player, be relentless in professional self-improvement, and multitask/manage multiple time-critical projects

·      At least a two year commitment to this position

·      A strong understanding of and commitment to J Street U’s mission


More about J Street

J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic, and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, J Street advocates policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests, as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Launched in 2008 with four staff and a limited budget, J Street is now a $9 million organization with a national staff of over 60. The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC, with employees in eight cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Denver and Tel Aviv.


The J Street family of organizations includes J Street, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that is responsible for lobbying and advocacy; JStreetPAC, a federal political action committee that endorses and raises money for federal candidates; and the J Street Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) that works to educate the public and raise awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-state solution.


For more information about J Street, please go to www.jstreet.org.


Salary and Benefits

Salary for this full-time position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, paid time off on many federal and Jewish holidays, health and dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, a 401k program, and a flexible spending account.


To Apply for the Position

Interested candidates should submit, via email, a cover letter, resume and three references to resumes@jstreet.org and indicate “J Street U Deputy Director” in the subject line. Please indicate which cities you would like to be considered for in your application. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates receiving an interview will receive a follow-up message.


J Street U is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Benefits

Salary for this full-time position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, paid time off on many federal and Jewish holidays, health and dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, a 401k program, and a flexible spending account. 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

resumes@jstreet.org
http://jstreet.org

Interested candidates should submit, via email, a cover letter, resume and three references to resumes@jstreet.org and indicate “J Street U Deputy Director” in the subject line. Please indicate which cities you would like to be considered for in your application. Due to the high volume of applications, only candidates receiving an interview will receive a follow-up message. 


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