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Assistant, Associate, or Deputy Regional Director for West Coast

J Street

J Street

California, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Position Title: Assistant, Associate, or Deputy Regional Director

Reports to: Regional Director for the West Coast

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: California (Remote)


J Street is on the rise and eager to connect with exceptional talent based on the West Coast. While this position offers remote work flexibility, we are particularly interested in candidates based in either the Southern California area or the Bay Area. We welcome individuals with exceptional talent to join our team as we continue to grow and succeed together.

Successful candidates will be a key member of a six-person team responsible for fundraising, stewarding donors, engaging leadership, and enhancing J Streets' presence in the West Coast. They are responsible for creating and executing plans that grow the organization’s leadership ranks and raise operating and political funds.

Ideal candidates for this position will have a strong background fundraising as well as politics and/or the Jewish community. This position is an outstanding opportunity for a talented, motivated individual to lead strategic engagement and fundraising efforts for an organization whose influence and reach are growing enormously year to year.

The title, level, and payscale of the position could shift after reviewing relevant factors, including but not limited to skill sets; relevant experience; internal equity; and other business and organizational needs.

Specific responsibilities include:


  • Cultivate and manage relationships with existing donors to maintain and increase their financial support for J Street and J StreetPAC;
  • Identify new sources of funding through prospect identification, research and development;
  • Cultivate donors for longer-term growth, multi-year and planned giving;
  • Plan and implement high-impact donor and prospect gatherings in the region that both raise new funds and expand J Street’s network of leaders.

Relationship Steward

  • Identify, develop and empower leaders in key cities in the region who will drive J Street’s mission;
  • Maximize, based on the interests of the Leader and on our organizational/chapter needs, how best to plug them into advocacy, political and communal work.

Chapter Stewardship

  • Develop or maintain 1+ successful, effective chapters in the region and develop an annual plan for each chapter with chapter leaders;
  • Make chapters a home for the broader J Street community through regular meetings for chapter leaders and small and large-scale strategic programming that furthers the organization’s goals.

Required and Desired Skills and Characteristics

Applicants should have a demonstrated track record in the following required skills:

  • Commitment to J Street’s mission
  • Ability to clearly communicate J Street’s positions and policies as well as superb communication skills at large – written and verbal
  • Personally engaging and eager to work with leaders, donors, and staff; able to build and cultivate relationships with a broad range of community contacts
  • Background in fundraising and development work, making financial asks and organizing fundraising events
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work independently as well as in a team
  • Experience in donor relations, fundraising, or campaign work are highly desired.
  • Willingness to travel regionally and holding a valid driver’s license

Additional desired qualifications include:

  • Strong understanding of the political and Jewish communal landscape
  • Familiarity with the region you are applying for and the respective congressional delegations
  • Event management experience
  • Comfort with basic data management
  • Background on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and understanding how the conflict plays out in American politics

More about J Street

J Street organizes pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-democracy Americans to promote US policies that align with Jewish and democratic values, that help secure the State of Israel as a just, democratic homeland for the Jewish people, and that advance freedom, safety and self-determination for the Palestinian people. J Street focuses its work in three main areas: (1) Advocating and demonstrating support for pro-Israel, pro-peace, pro-democracy 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.


This is a full-time exempt position, with occasional work outside traditional work hours on an as-needed basis. The salary is $60,000-$95,000. Per J Street's Collective Bargaining Agreement, pay and title are commensurate with experience and according to pay bands outlined in our CBA. This position is expected to be hybrid.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Unlimited personal time off
  • Sick leave
  • Generous parental and family paid leave (up to 12 weeks)
  • Paid time off on many federal and Jewish holidays
  • Health and dental insurance (80% of the premium employer paid for you and your family)
  • Affordable vision insurance
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • A 401k program including an employer match
  • Commuter benefits
  • A Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account

J Street recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in J Street’s bargaining unit and is covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Physical Requirements

There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position. J Street will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Travel and in-person meetings with leaders and donors are associated with the role.

To Apply

We are excited to receive applications from a broad range of applicants as we grow our organization to better reflect the diversity of the communities that care about our mission. Please submit the items listed below:

  1. Answer two short-answer questions in the application process
  2. Resume
  3. A cover letter is optional if you want to include additional information that was not addressed in the two questions asked
  4. List of Three References - include name, phone number, and email address

Applications are being accepted now and the position will be filled as quickly as possible.

At J Street we value an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse workplace. We are an equal-opportunity employer committed to understanding and valuing each other’s perspectives at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our employees, and the communities we work with. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment and fellowship, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.