Executive Director Job Description

The Jewish Democratic Council of America (JDCA), a recently launched 501(c)(4) national political advocacy group for Jewish Democrats, is seeking a bold leader as its first Executive Director (ED). JDCA, with its headquarters and office located in Washington, DC, is offering its ED a full complement of benefits, including health insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and retirement contributions. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. The ED will report to a board comprised of a group of top change-makers and philanthropists in the Jewish community, as well as national leaders in the Democratic Party.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Growing organization from the ground-up through programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, consistent quality of finance and administration; brand-building communications.
  • Recruiting and managing JDCA personnel; managing outside consultants and vendors.
  • Developing, maintaining and expanding the JDCA with a strong board of directors according to jointly-developed strategic goals.
  • Building a dependable revenue base via fundraising activities to support the budget and expansion.
  • Designing a strategic plan scaling the organization to reach targeted political markets and constituencies throughout the U.S.

Qualifications include but are not limited to:

  • Strong leadership skills as seen in high-level organizational management
  • Experience in national and state politics, the Jewish American community, and/or nonprofit work
  • Excellent fundraising, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Strong political acumen forged by demonstrable experience
  • Strong working knowledge of Jewish core values and the organized Jewish community
  • Ability to co-create an organization with a dynamic board of directors
  • Ability to travel and be available off‐hours as needed


To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@jewishdems.org. Applications will be evaluated as they are received. JDCA is an equal opportunity employer. JDCA will treat applications as confidential information.