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Associate or Deputy Regional Director for the Northwest

J Street

J Street

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

Position Title: Associate or Deputy Regional Director

Reports to: Northwest Regional Director

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Northern California (San Francisco Bay Area preferred)

Are you excited to change the conversation around Middle East policy? J Street’s West Coast team is growing and looking for someone to help build and strengthen J Street’s base of support and leadership in Northern California. If you have strong organizing and relationship-building experience, a passion for fundraising and a desire to make lasting political change in pursuit of a secure and democratic Israel living side-by-side with an independent and secure Palestine, this position is perfect for you.


The Associate or Deputy Regional Director will be a key member of a seven-person team responsible for fundraising, stewarding donors, engaging leadership, and deepening J Street’s impact in Northern California. They will be responsible for creating and executing plans that grow the organization’s lay leadership ranks, raise operating funds and facilitate political donations to JStreetPAC and our endorsed candidates.

Ideal candidates for this position have experience in fundraising and are excited to work at the intersection between US politics and the Jewish community. This position is perfected for individuals who are talented at building relationships and motivating people to take action.

This position is an outstanding opportunity for a talented, motivated individual to lead strategic engagement for an organization whose influence and reach are growing enormously year to year.

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;
  • Facilitate lay leader engagement with J Street’s advocacy work, political power building, and organizing within the Jewish community.

Chapter Stewardship

  • Help build the capacity of our local chapters in the Bay area and Sacramento to expand J Street’s impact.
  • Make chapters a home for the broader J Street community, in partnership with chapter chairs, by facilitating 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
  • Willingness to travel regionally, valid driver’s license

Additional desired qualifications include:

  • Strong understanding of the political and Jewish communal landscape
  • Familiarity with Northern California and its 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-$90,000. Per J Street's Collective Bargaining Agreement, pay and title are commensurate with experience and according to pay bands outlined in our CBA.

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.

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. Answers to short application questionnaire
  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.