In Job Posting, Washington, DC

Organization Description

Jews United for Justice advances economic, racial, and social justice in the Baltimore-Washington region by educating and mobilizing our local Jewish communities to action. We advance issue-based campaigns that make real, immediate, and concrete improvements in people’s lives and build the power of working-class and poor communities of color. Through these campaigns we develop leaders, build our Jewish grassroots community, shift the consciousness of our community, and build the collective power needed to undo systemic racism and inequality.

Position Description

The Director of Development & Communications/Deputy Director for Development & Communications has the following major responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead a comprehensive fundraising strategy for Jews United for Justice, including foundation grants, major donor and grassroots giving, and 2-3 annual large-scale fundraising events.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward prospective major donors
  • Manage institutional funding relationships – identify new foundation prospects, develop relationships with program officers, write grant applications and reports
  • Develop the communications strategy and manage the communications team, including media outreach, website, public statements, testimony, publications, and donor solicitation materials.
  • Supervise three staff and one consultant, and work with our Baltimore Director to support a team member in our Baltimore office.
  • Serve as a member of the organization’s leadership team


You should have:

  • Raised real and sustained money for an organization from both individual and institutional supporters
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, and experience managing staff
  • Excellent writing skills, across grantwriting, mass email, interpersonal communications, and more
  • Strong project management skills – you’re organized and can help others plan and follow through
  • Extremely high attention to detail – you have a preference about the Oxford comma.
  • A track record of strong working relationships with and among a diverse group of stakeholders, donors, colleagues, grassroots leaders, and community members
  • A commitment to meeting a high bar and a history of getting things done even in the face of obstacles
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, analyze problems, and solve them in an imperfect world

Also Highly Desired

  • Experience in anti-oppression analysis and frameworks
  • Visual design experience and skills
  • Experience in advocacy or organizing communications
  • Knowledge of Jewish community, politics, history, and tradition

Salary range is $70-90,000, depending on experience. Excellent benefits including 100% employer paid health & dental for employee, generous paid vacation, 12 weeks paid parental leave, retirement match, and flexible work arrangements. JUFJ is committed to building a diverse team that draws on the strengths of people with a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. People of color, indigenous people, and immigrants are particularly encouraged to apply. You do not need to be Jewish. Please send a cover letter, resume and 2-3 professional references with phone numbers to Applications are being considered on a rolling basis.

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