Brit Tzedek Seeks Executive
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom seeks a visionary professional
for the position of Executive Director to provide leadership for
our organization. The Executive Director will report to the
Board of Directors. She or he will have political campaign
and/or issue advocacy experience; a good track record in
fundraising; proven program and organizational development
skills; and strong personnel and financial management
The successful candidate should have excellent writing,
strategic planning, and interpersonal, supervisory and
political/campaign skills. Background should include significant
non-profit administration and fundraising. Strong preference
will be given to a candidate with a strong expertise either in
working within the American Jewish community or in working on
issues related to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom is America's largest grassroots
Jewish peace organization, composed of American Jews deeply
committed to Israel's well-being through the achievement of a
negotiated settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
American Jews who share this perspective are coming to realize
that their silence may be understood as approval for policies
that have not been to the best interests of Israel's peace and
well-being. That's why in our first six years, Brit
Tzedek has grown to a network of nearly 40,000 supporters
in over 38 chapters, with offices in Chicago and Washington, DC.
We, like the overwhelming majority of Israelis and American
Jews, believe that a safe and secure state of Israel
necessitates that there also be an economically-viable
Palestinian state standing by its side. Only then can a brighter
Our work includes advocating to Congress and the White House
for policies that promote peace, organizing Jews at the
grassroots level, drawing tens of thousands of Jews across the
country to speaking tours and conferences, organizing a
religious voice for peace through our network of over 1,000
rabbis and cantors, building a progressive coalition within the
Jewish community and promoting communal dialogue.
The Brit Tzedek v'Shalom Board of Directors
currently includes prominent rabbis from Reform, Conservative,
Reconstructionist and Renewal movements, and also many of Brit
Tzedek's most accomplished chapter leaders.
Responsibilities of the Executive
- Organizational Vision: The Executive
Director will provide leadership for short and long-term
organizational vision and development.
- Campaigns and Advocacy: Create and
implement a plan to win on our issue, develop strategies for
gaining political support for our agenda through
coalition-building, grassroots organizing and advocacy, media
publicity, endorsements and message development.
- Resource and Revenue Development: Primary
responsibility for ensuring that medium and long-term revenue
goals are met. The Executive Director will be responsible for
stewarding relationships with existing funders while
coordinating the research and outreach to potential new funders
by staff and members of the board. The Executive Director will
devote approximately 60% of his or her time to this
- Media outreach: Serve as one of our key
public spokespersons for the organization through media events,
press releases, writing op-eds and other PR tactics. Build
increased name recognition and support for our 'brand'.
- Staff recruitment and management: Oversee
the organization's staff including planning, training, staff
meetings and retreats; recruit, train and develop new
- Board Relations: Serve as primary liaison
with the Board of Directors, serve or assign staff to work with
Board committees, support the work of Board committees as needed
and assist the Board in fulfilling its fundraising mandates.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. The
Board of Directors conducts evaluation of the Executive Director
at the end of the first six months of employment and at least
annually thereafter. The Executive Director will
also oversee a team of 6 people based in our Chicago and
Washington, DC offices.
- Proven ability to articulate and execute a program vision
and a growth strategy;
- National political campaign or issue advocacy
- A demonstrated proficiency in spearheading and leading
fundraising campaigns and a demonstrated ability to leverage
capital for both operations and campaigns;
- Successfully demonstrated leadership skills, with the
ability to lead, stimulate, inspire and coach
- A demonstrated knowledge, insight and commitment to issues
related to Israeli/Palestinian peace;
- A strong background in working inside the American Jewish
community or inside Congress or the Executive Branch;
- An effective advocate and spokesperson who understands how
to influence decision makers;
- Excellent networking and positioning skills, with the
ability to work collaboratively with networks and coalitions,
preferably with experience at the national level;
- Able to effectively delegate;
- Strong oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated financial and administration skills;
- Minimum five (5) years successful management experience.
Brit Tzedek v’Shalom offers a
competitive salary and benefits package.
How to Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume addressed to Diane
Balser, Interim Executive Director of Brit Tzedek
v’Shalom, to email@example.com.
Please be sure to mention where you saw the job advertised, and
include the job title in the subject line of your email.
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish Alliance
for Justice and Peace
11 E. Adams Street, Suite
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 341-1205
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