Vice President of Communications and Public Engagement

Washington, District of Columbia, United States · Public Engagement



Now in our second decade, J Street is looking for a dynamic communications professional to serve as Vice President of Communications & Public Engagement (VP) and help take J Street’s brand, visibility and public engagement to the next level. We seek someone who has the vision, passion and creativity to help maintain and grow J Street’s position as a major political player in the political and Jewish communal debate around the US-Israel relationship, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and US foreign policy.

The VP will serve as the organization’s senior-most communications professional and manage an eight member team whose portfolio includes: communications strategy; messaging and media relations; social media and online campaigns; leadership and stakeholder engagement; marketing; public events and programming; and J Street’s National Conference.

The VP will be a member of J Street’s executive management team and will serve as a senior face and voice of the organization to the media, our Board of Directors, J Street’s members and various internal and external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate would have: a strong background in communications, stakeholder engagement and/or public affairs; an aptitude for media relations, an interest in serving as a senior face of the organization in the media, and a portfolio of her/his own media relationships; political or issue advocacy experience; strong management skills; and professional familiarity/experience with the role of Israel and the US-Israel relationship in American politics, foreign policy and the American Jewish community. The ideal candidate would be passionate about promoting peace and diplomacy, and helping to secure a better future for the United States and Israel.

A strong work ethic, progressive values, and positive demeanor highly valued!

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Leadership and Management:

Communications and Public Affairs Strategy:

Media Relations:

Programming, Stakeholder Engagement and National Conference:


Required and Desired Skills and Experience

Applicants should have the following required skills:

Additional Desired Preferred Experience:


Compensation and Hours

Salary for this full-time, senior-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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