Regional Assistant, Midwest

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Regional


Position: Regional Assistant, Midwest

Reports to: Regional Director, Midwest

Location: Chicago, IL

Start date: Immediately


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?

J Street seeks a new professional to be our Midwest Regional Assistant (RA). S/He should be a highly organized self-starter who thrives on hitting ambitious goals to help J Street expand its political and communal footprint in the Midwest region.

The RA will be a key partner in creating and 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 RA is the crucial supporting member of a dynamic four-person team based out of our Chicago office. Specific responsibilities of this position include:

General systems support:




Community Relations:

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 four staff 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 8 cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, San Francisco and Tel Aviv. The New York office is the largest regional office (outside of DC), housing both regional and national staff.

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.

J Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Required and Desired Skills and Characteristics

Applicants should have the following required skills:

Additional desired qualifications include:


Compensation and Hours

Salary for this full-time, junior-level position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Hours and 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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