Engagement Assistant for the West Coast

Position Title: Engagement Assistant for the West Coast

Reports to: Regional Director for the West Coast

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: CA (Remote)

Position : J Street seeks a recent graduate or new professional to be our Engagement Assistant for the West Coast. They should be a skilled communicator, highly organized, multi-tasker, detail-oriented, a self-starter, and comfortable working with Excel and Google Drive. Responsibilities The Engagement Assistant for the West Coast will be a key member of a six-person team working in fundraising, political advocacy and leadership outreach. The Engagement Assistant serves as the backbone of the team, ensuring that all plans, systems and outreach are running efficiently and effectively. Specific responsibilities include:

Maintaining regional data so it is accurate and current; Ensuring data is correctly stored in organizational CRMs; Keeping regional plans up to date; Researching and identifying new leaders and donor prospects of $1,800 and greater; Helping map our base of support and identifying areas of growth; Communicating regularly with J Street supporters; Planning events and implementing high impact initiatives to engage current and prospective leaders in the region; Playing a critical supporting role in building and maintaining a strong political advocacy structure in the region; Playing a critical supporting role in building and maintaining a strong synagogue outreach structure in the region; Preparing briefing materials for VIP visits (post-pandemic) and events.

Desired Skills and Characteristics

Must have: Highly organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work independently as well as in a team; Fluent with technology, data management, and online communications; Superb communications skills – verbal and written – with an ability to clearly communicate J Street’s positions on policy matters; A team player with a positive attitude, strong team skills, and the ability to work within a structure that includes co-workers in multiple locations; Comfortable making phone calls;

Nice to have: Fundraising and/or event planning experience is a plus. Comfortable “managing up” A strong commitment to J Street’s mission, including: support for a secure, Jewish and democratic future for Israel, and advocating an active U.S. leadership role to help end the Israeli occupation and achieve a two-state solution; Familiarity with Salesforce and GSuite is a plus.

Organization:  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. 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.

Compensation, Benefits and Employment Status This is a full-time position, with occasional work outside traditional work hours on an as-needed basis. The salary for this full-time non-exempt position is $45,500-$49,500. 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 can be hybrid. Our comprehensive benefits package includes unlimited personal time off, sick leave, generous parental and family leave, paid time off on many federal and Jewish holidays, health and dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, a 401k program including an employer match, commuter benefits, and a flexible spending 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. There is potentially some travel associated with the role but this can be discussed if the physical demands of travel would prevent someone from applying.

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 HERE:

  • Cover Letter that explains why you are interested in working at J Street and qualified for the position
  • Resume
  • List of Three References

This position is available immediately. 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.

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