Associate Regional Director, Northwest Region

Oakland, California, United States · Regional

Description

Position Title: Associate Regional Director, Northwest Region

Reports to: Northwest Regional Director

Start Date: Fall 2019

Location: Oakland, CA


Position

Do you want to work at the intersection of politics and Middle East policy and the Jewish community? 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 professional to serve as an Assistant or Associate Regional Director to help expand its leadership development and political and operating support throughout the Northwest, with a strong focus on Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Working as an important member of the Northwest Regional team, s/he will be responsible for collaboratively 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 ideal candidate will have a background in politics and/or the tech industry in California and able to leverage their experience to advance J Street’s ambitious goals. He/she should be skilled communicator, and highly organized self-starter who is 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. This position is an outstanding opportunity for a talented, motivated individual to join an organization whose influence and reach are growing enormously year-to-year.

Responsibilities

The ARD is part of a five-person team located primarily in Oakland that works throughout the Northwest United States and that works closely with, and depends on, local lay leaders to achieve fundraising, advocacy, political and communal goals. S/he will cultivate strong relationships with lay leaders, partnering with them to accomplish J Street’s goals. This position calls for periodic travel across the region.

Specific responsibilities include:


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.


J Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Requirements

Desired Skills and Characteristics

The ideal candidate will possess most of the following:

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.

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