Capital/South Regional Director (RD)

Job Type

Full Time

Published

11/08/2018

Address

Washington
District of Columbia
United States

Description

Do you want to work at the intersection of politics, Middle East policy, the Jewish community and

fundraising? 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?


Position

J Street seeks an experienced professional to lead its Capital/South Regional office in Washington,

DC. S/he will be the organization’s lead public representative in the Capital/South Region,

overseeing leadership recruitment, political engagement, and fundraising.

J Street’s mission is to change both the way American politics and the American Jewish

community operate when it comes to Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship. The regional offices

focus on cultivating local leadership to build the organization’s political and Jewish communal

power to achieve those goals.


The Regional Director (RD) for the Capital/South will be the chief relationship officer and will

manage leadership development and recruitment within the region. This includes fundraising,

staffing chapter operations, and managing political, policy, and communal relationships throughout

the area. The RD should be a skilled strategic planner, effective at multitasking, and a highly

organized self-starter. The ideal candidate will have a professional background in fundraising as

well as politics and/or the Jewish community.


This position is an outstanding opportunity for an individual who thrives at setting ambitious goals

and is looking to join an organization whose influence and reach are growing exponentially

year-to-year. This region, in particular, is critical to the advocacy and political elements of J Street’s

mission and has tremendous potential for growth in the near term.


Serving as J Street’s Capital/South RD represents an ideal next challenge for a dynamic

political, fundraising, and/or Jewish communal professional looking to work at the

intersection of politics and advocacy -- and ready to drive the institutional growth of this

critical region.


Responsibilities

The Capital/South RD oversees a three person team located in Washington, DC that works closely

with, and depends on, volunteer leaders from Delaware to Florida to achieve fundraising,

advocacy, political and communal goals in their respective communities. The RD’s job is an

exciting blend of fundraising, leadership development, political advocacy, electoral politics and


Jewish community relations. This position calls for frequent travel across the region.

Specific responsibilities include:


● Creating and shaping the specific goals of the region;

● Implementing the strategic plan for the region to achieve fundraising, advocacy, political,

and communal goals;

● Cultivating and engaging new and existing J Street leaders and donors;

● Working with supporters to build strong advocacy networks geared towards nurturing

ongoing relationships with Members of Congress;

● Building and maintaining relationships within J Street and among local supporters with

federal campaigns, and raising money for JStreetPAC-endorsed candidates;

● Helping foster coalitions between J Street and allied groups in the region and nationally;

and

● Ensuring J Street is appropriately represented at relevant community events, forums, and

media opportunities.

Desired Skills and Characteristics

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

● A minimum of 8 years of experience in politics, advocacy, development, and/or Jewish

communal work;

● A personally engaging style: A master of relationship-building with a positive and proactive

approach to working with leadership and other supporters;

● A track record of success in previous fundraising as well as political or Jewish communal

work;

● Strong team skills; Able to work collaboratively with colleagues in multiple locations;

● Strong organizational skills; Able to prioritize multiple tasks as well as reconcile competing

priorities, conscientious, intentional, trustworthy, and dependable, with an eye for details;

and

● A strong commitment to J Street’s mission and a desire to become policy fluent on the

Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Middle East politics.


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 $9 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.

The J Street family of organizations is comprised of:


J Street, a 501(c)(4) organization and registered lobby that seeks to complement the work of

existing organizations and individuals that share J Street’s agenda through lobbying and advocacy

efforts.


The J Street Education Fund (JSEF), a legally independent 501(c)(3) organization that works to

open up the conversation on Israel in the American Jewish community, educate Americans and

elected officials about the urgent need for a two-state solution and organize Americans in support

of active U.S. leadership to achieve this objective. JSEF’s operations include its regional, J Street

U, rabbinic and educational programs.


JStreetPAC, the largest pro-Israel political action committee in the U.S. and the first PAC formed to

endorse and raise money for federal candidates who champion pro-Israel, pro-peace policies,

including a two-state solution. In 2016, JStreetPAC distributed a record high of $3.6 million to 124

endorsed candidates.

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.

Professional Level

Managerial

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

resumes@jstreet.org
https://jstreet.org/about-us/jobs/#.W8DdohNKjVo

To Apply for the Position

This position is available immediately. Interested candidates should submit 1) A cover letter that

explains why you are interested and qualified; 2) A resume; and 3) A list of three references by

email to resumes@jstreet.org with “Capital/South Regional Director” in the subject line.


J Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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