Director, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable

Director, Jewish Social Justice Roundtable

Position: Director

Functional Area: General Management

Organization: Jewish Social Justice Roundtable

Location: New York, NY

Metro Region: New York


The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is a newly emerging coalition of
Jewish social justice organizations working together to establish a
unified and powerful Jewish social justice movement. The Roundtable
was first convened in 2009, and is the result of discussions of Jewish
social justice leaders over the past 15 years. The Roundtable is
continuing and expanding its work by convening an even broader range
of partner organizations, and increasing the capacity of those
organizations to take on shared campaigns through trainings, common
messaging and collaborative working groups.  The Roundtable is
committed to advancing its vision that social justice, animated by
Jewish tradition and values, will become a core expression of Jewish


Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is currently seeking a passionate and
dedicated professional to serve in the newly created position of
Director. With primary responsibility for overseeing and facilitating
all of the work of this growing coalition, the Director will bring
together leaders from the diverse partner organizations, set ambitious
goals in partnership with those leaders, and manage the work of the
coalition to reach those goals. This is a unique opportunity to impact
a growing movement in partnership with national leaders, at a moment
where there is unprecedented momentum towards establishing a concrete
and powerful unified Jewish social justice movement.


Facilitate and oversee the work of the Roundtable by collaboratively
setting ambitious goals for partner organizations, and supporting them
in their work toward those goals
Implement the goals and priorities set out by the Roundtable for
growth and impact ensuring that the coalition is moving towards the
vision set out, and realigning and adjusting priorities as needed
Build relationships across the coalition, and create a workable
infrastructure that allows for communities of practice and
opportunities for partner organizations and leaders to interact on
shared campaigns, and through working groups focused on specific
Oversee the creation of a structure and defined process for employing
new member organizations into the Roundtable
In partnership with external vendors, work to create a more unified
and consistent communications strategy to convey the vision of JSJR
and ensure a cohesive message and brand is being utilized by all
members of the coalition
Hire and oversee the work of an additional staff person to be focused
on administrative support for the coalition


Significant professional experience working on social justice issues
at the management level, including experience with and understanding
of issue or electoral campaigns
Superior project or program management skills, and proven ability to
juggle multiple projects and competing priorities
Demonstrated success as a facilitative leader, establishing alignment
among stakeholders, setting goals for those stakeholders, and holding
them accountable to those goals
Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to craft a
message and convey the importance of that message to a targeted
Flexibility and comfort working in a start-up environment
Demonstrated commitment to the Jewish social justice movement
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required; advanced degree preferred

To Apply:

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your
skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and
stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to
Vic Rosenthal at
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Jewish Social Justice Roundtable offers a competitive salary and
benefits, commensurate with experience and skills. Jewish Social
Justice Roundtable is an equal opportunity employer.

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