Assistant PAC Director

Assistant PAC Director

Reports to: Washington Director
Location: Remote (DC a plus, office access in NYC)
Classification: Full-time (40 hours per week), exempt, union eligible
Salary Range: $87,000-95,000

About Bend the Arc
Bend the Arc is building a multiracial, multiethnic, intergenerational movement of Jews and allies across the country who are rising up to build an American future free from white supremacy, antisemitism, and racism. We’re investing in systems that keep our communities safe and divesting from systems that uphold white supremacy. We organize, advocate, and develop the leaders that America needs to finally build a true multiracial democracy. And we’re fighting for the joyful future we deserve: one where Black liberation is realized and where all of us — within and beyond our Jewish community — are safe and thriving.
The Bend the Arc family of organizations consists of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, our 501(c)(4) organizing and advocacy arm; Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC, the first and only Jewish PAC to advocate exclusively for progressive policies in the U.S.; and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, our 501(c)(3) education and leadership arm. We are proud to be a Union shop and to be working with the Non-profit Employees Union (NPEU) toward finalizing a Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Headquartered in New York City, we have remote staff nationwide with clusters in Los Angeles and Washington DC, along with a network of staffed chapters, volunteer-led local groups, and affiliates organizing across the country.

Working at Bend the Arc
As a Bend the Arc staff member, you will be part of an intentional, learning-immersive culture that seeks to embody and practice the values of justice and equity that animate our mission and our work. You will have opportunities to regularly be in cross-disciplinary spaces with your colleagues aimed at becoming a pro-Black organization through regular staff meetings and trainings, ad-hoc and standing cross-team committees, and through our shared work.
All staff participate in our race equity transformation work and apply shared principles, practices, and tools in executing their everyday job responsibilities. Staff are held accountable to a set of competencies that are regularly assessed through our evaluation process.
We are creating a culture of resilience, self-awareness, and ongoing learning to meet the political moment and to move toward our north star: a multiracial democracy where Black liberation is realized and where everyone can live and thrive.

About the Position 
We’re looking for someone excited to mobilize Jewish political donors toward advancing social and racial justice in the United States. The ideal candidate is a successful political fundraiser who understands the workings of PACs, is knowledgeable about Jewish community politics, and has a passion for social and racial justice. The Assistant PAC Director will oversee and execute Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC’s fundraising efforts and will work with the Washington Director to formulate the PAC’s overall strategy for each election cycle by tracking Congressional elections/polling, researching Congressional candidates, and suggesting endorsements consistent with Bend the Arc’s campaign goals. They will draft political memos, fundraising emails, candidate profiles, website content, along with managing Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC’s endorsement process, donors and leadership.

Key Responsibilities

Ensure the PAC hits its fundraising targets, in collaboration with Washington Director and Development Team

Track political landscape to proactively identify opportunities to motivate political donors and grow the PAC

Meet with and solicit donors in-person and virtually

Conceive and implement in-person and online events to cultivate donor relationships and meet fundraising goals

Work collaboratively with the development team to coordinate strategy for current major donors, and identify and develop prospective major donors

Collaborate on message development and content for email blasts, website, and other communications products, including PAC donor communications

General stewardship of current PAC donors (in collaboration with Development Team, where appropriate)

Advise PAC donors on candidate investment strategies aligned with their own giving goals

PAC Operations:

Work with Washington Director to plan endorsement strategy and implement endorsement process

Keep current on Bend the Arc’s policy and advocacy issue priorities and campaign goals, the political climate, and the relative strength and weakness of all potential federal target races in order to make well-grounded recommendations to the Washington Director on potential endorsees

Work with and Bend the Arc staff and volunteer leaders to court endorsees

Manage the candidate interview process, including but not limited to scheduling, ensuring completion of candidate questionnaires, and coordinating and leading  interviews between potential endorsees and the PAC committee

Liaise with candidates’ campaign staff following endorsement, as well as with DNC staff and other PAC staff, to foster productive relationships


Skills and Qualifications
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following qualities, skills, and experiences:

PAC fundraising experience, including working with donors and maintaining donor relations; digital fundraising experience is also a plus

Experience cultivating and maintaining ongoing relationships with candidates and campaign staff

Commitment to the mission and vision of Bend the Arc, specifically around mobilizing Jewish communities around racial and social justice

Minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in the fields of political advocacy, political fundraising, and/or campaigns

Experience with PAC operations, including disbursements, FEC compliance and communications

Understanding of the Congressional and American Jewish political landscapes, including staying up-to-date on developments within them, connecting them to fundraising opportunities along with the ability to explain them to others

Knowledge of and existing contacts within the American Jewish community and progressive political donor community

Highly organized, able to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines, and impeccable attention to detail

Experience working collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and goal-driven environment

Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams to advance organizational strategy

Excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills

Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to articulate Bend the Arc’s mission, values, and programs to key stakeholders

Proficiency in Google platforms and Microsoft Office Suite

Working Conditions 
Bend the Arc is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and interview process and to perform essential job functions. Please advise in writing of any needs at the time of application by emailing

Must be able to operate a computer, video platforms, and other office machinery throughout working hours. Must be able to identify, discern, and communicate across different platforms (chat, email, phone, and video conferencing), and collect and analyze information in databases and spreadsheets. Some busy rapid response and/or heavy campaign periods may require long and/or irregular hours. Position requires travel to attend conferences, events, and an annual staff retreat in accordance with organizational guidelines.

Compensation, Benefits, and Work Schedule
This is a full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice’s collective bargaining unit. The work schedule will include some evenings when needed and occasional weekends, including travel. The annual salary range is $87,000-95,000 commensurate with experience, and includes a comprehensive benefits package*:

Medical, dental and vision benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc for individual coverage and employer contribution of 80% toward monthly premiums for dependent and family coverage;

Long and short term disability benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc;

Paid time off including: 15 vacation days during your first three years with an increase to 20 vacation days in your fourth year; 12 sick days per year

Federal and Jewish holidays

Caregiving / Personal Leave of Absence policy with a Paid Leave Benefit that covers up to 12 paid weeks after 90 days on staff

Fully paid Sabbatical of up to 12 weeks for long-term employees;

Adoption Assistance Program providing reimbursement of up to $1,500 for qualified adoption expenses;

Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account;

Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account for eligible health related expenses;

Commuter Benefits;

Employee Assistance Program;

Life Insurance fully paid for by Bend the Arc;

Access to professional development funding;

Access to funding for home office equipment;

Monthly utilities stipend

*subject to change depending on the Collective Bargaining Agreement currently being negotiated
In addition to this benefits package, Bend the Arc has a commitment to an intentional organizational culture where staff can thrive, as well as a commitment with staff and board to be in ongoing practice and learning around racial equity and inclusion.
Bend the Arc has been working remotely since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and does not currently have a set date for returning to regular in-person work. We offer a stipend to facilitate remote work, if needed. We regularly update our policies for in-person gathering to reflect CDC guidelines and best practices.


To apply
Research suggests that women and structurally marginalized and/or underrepresented groups of people believe they need to meet 100% of the requirements in job postings to even apply. Bend the Arc encourages anyone who believes they have the skills and motivation necessary to succeed here to apply for this role, even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications, as no one applicant ever does. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please submit your resume and a cover letter to

Bend the Arc + Office & Logistics Manager

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