Director of Government Affairs

Washington, District of Columbia, United States · Government Affairs

Description

Position: Director of Government Affairs (Registered Lobbyist)

Reports to: Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

Location: Washington, DC

Start Date: Fall 2019

Position:

Are you interested in joining an expanding organization that is changing the way Washington thinks and talks about Israel and U.S. Middle East policy? J Street’s Government Affairs team—named one of DC’s top lobbying operations by The Hill—is seeking an experienced legislative professional and manager to help advance its advocacy strategy. The Director of Government Affairs will oversee legislative and policy analysis, line-manage much of the team and directly lobby a key portfolio of Congressional offices.

The Director of Government Affairs should be a dedicated team player and leader, skilled manager and mentor, effective communicator and highly organized self-starter who thrives on hitting ambitious goals and is excited by the challenge of changing the dynamics that shape the discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Congress, American politics and the American Jewish community.

Responsibilities:

In consultation with the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs:

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.

Requirements

Required Skills:

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Benefits

Compensation and Hours

Salary for this full-time 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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