J Street U Organizing and Campaign Director

Washington, District of Columbia, United States · J Street U


Position Title: J Street U Organizing and Campaign Director

Reports to: J Street Young Leadership Director

Start Date: June

Location: DC or NY, with preference for DC


Are you interested in working with college students and young adults to advocate for a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an end to the occupation and principled, effective US diplomacy in the Middle East?

J Street U is looking for a skilled organizer and campaign director with keen interest in and experience organizing young adults and/or college students, some management experience, and a desire to strengthen the Jewish American progressive voice on Israel -- on campus, in the Jewish community, and within the arenas of American politics and policy.

The Organizing and Campaign Director will work with the J Street U organizing team to build J Street U chapters and a J Street U presence on campuses across the country, providing students a pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-diplomacy home to impact the conversation about Israel on campus and in the Jewish community. The Organizing and Campaign Director will also drive J Street U campaigns from conception through execution, working with students, the J Street U team and other stakeholders to develop the campaign strategy and choose and deploy tactics.

The ideal candidate will have qualities that lend themselves to training, supporting and mentoring a team of organizers in successful student engagement and organizing. They will possess the political creativity and the leadership skills to bring students, the J Street U team and J Street staff into an issue area campaign. They will have an interest in mentoring young organizers and coaching and training them in organizing principles. They will have the humility to learn from their team members and the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances.. They will be passionate about pursuing Israeli-Palestinian peace, opposing the occupation and promoting Jewish and democratic values. They will be interested in how student activism can help drive important changes and progress within the Jewish community and American politics.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

J Street U Organizing and Campaign Director is responsible for:

More about J Street

J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic, and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, J Street advocates policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests, as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Launched in 2008 with four staff and a limited budget, J Street is now a $10 million organization with a national staff of over 60. The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC, with employees in eight cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Denver and Tel Aviv.

The J Street family of organizations includes J Street, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that is responsible for lobbying and advocacy; JStreetPAC, a federal political action committee that endorses and raises money for federal candidates; and the J Street Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) that works to educate the public and raise awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-state solution.

J Street U, part of the Education Fund, is the student-organizing arm of J Street. J Street U is committed to empowering students across the country to put their values into action around Israel and the future state of Palestine through advocacy on campus and with the Jewish community. Over 50 campuses across the country host J Street U chapters dedicated to changing the conversation around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, engaging in challenging educational work, and working to build a student movement capable of having a local and national impact in both communal and political spheres.

For more information about J Street, please go to www.jstreet.org

J Street is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Required Skills and Characteristics


Compensation and Hours

Salary for this full-time position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, paid time off on many federal and Jewish holidays, health and dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, a 401k program, and a flexible spending account.

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