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Legislative Director, RAC

The Legislative Director will be responsible for crafting and implementing the RAC’s legislative strategy at the federal, state and local levels, advocating the Reform Jewish Movement’s positions on domestic and international public policy issues. The LD will also supervise participants in the RAC’s Eisendrath Legislative Assistant program (LA), a one year post college fellowship in Jewish values and social justice, whose members form the RAC’s legislative team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with other members of the RAC senior staff, craft legislative strategy to advance the Reform Movement’s priorities on public policy issues, including but not limited to civil rights, immigration, LGBT equality, health care, religious freedom and the separation of church and state, reproductive rights, and climate justice.
  • Assist, in concert with other members of the RAC staff and key lay leaders, in shaping and implementing the RAC’s “Urgency of Now” campaigns to effect policy changes at the national, state, and local levels around Immigrant Justice, Racial Justice, and Transgender Rights.  Oversee the selection process of LAs to ensure that the legislative team has the skills to make the Reform Movement’s positions heard on Capitol Hill, in the White House, and at the state and local levels.
  • Supervise the training and day-to-day work of the LAs, including but not limited to:
    • Provide overall direction and mentorship to the LAs, including professional development, check-ins, and guidance on prioritizing and completing tasks;
    • Assist with the drafting and editing of action alerts, press releases, policy memos, speeches and resolutions; and
    • Craft the LA orientation program as well as other LA professional development programs and events;
  • Subject to consultation with the Associate Director and the Director, the LD may assume primary responsibility for one of the RAC’s priority issue portfolios 

Additional Information:

  • The LD will serve as a member of the RAC’s senior staff team
  • The LD will report to the Associate Director
  • The LD will work with the members of the Commission on Social Action who serve as the RAC’s board to set policy, priorities, and goals
  • The LD will represent the RAC and the Reform Movement at high-level meetings with coalition partners and Members of Congress and the Administration or their staff.

Requirements:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in public policy
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to Jewish social justice values

To Apply:

Please send salary requirement with cover letter and resume.

Organization: 
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Locations: 
Washington , DC
Category: 
Advocacy/Social Action/Outreach
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Contact: 
Close Date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017