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Director of Community Mobilization - Keshet

Put yourself at the intersection of LGBTQ rights, Jewish identity and the broader movement for social justice in American society. Keshet seeks a dynamic and experienced professional to join a phenomenal team. The Director of Community Mobilization leads Keshet’s work engaging the Jewish community to advance LGBTQ rights nationwide.

The Director of Community Mobilization guides the growth and impact of Keshet’s national organizing efforts for LGBTQ equality, educating and mobilizing Jewish communities across the country to take action for LGBTQ rights.

The Director of Community Mobilization reports to the Chief Program Officer and oversees the work of a part-time Community Mobilization Associate.

Preference is for the Director to be based in Keshet’s Boston or New York office, but will consider exceptional applicants based in other locations.


About Keshet:

Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. We turn values at the heart of Judaism—equality, inclusion, and human dignity—into action in Jewish communities because when we stand by and allow LGBTQ Jews to be excluded, we hold all of Jewish life back from reaching its full potential. We equip Jewish organizations with the tools to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, create spaces for queer Jewish teens to feel valued as queer and Jewish, and mobilize the Jewish community to fight for LGBTQ justice nationwide.

As an organization that teaches the importance of proactive LGBTQ inclusive messages and actions, Keshet recognizes the similar need to make our commitment to racial equity and justice clear and explicit. We commit to embedding racial equity and justice lens into Keshet’s leadership and staff structure, political analysis, organizational policies, communications, and program content.

Keshet’s national office is in Boston with additional offices in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.



-Oversee and drive all of Keshet’s community mobilization work, educating and activating Jewish communities nationwide to support strategically selected state or national LGBTQ rights campaigns

-Lead process to identify campaigns that most effectively leverage Keshet’s network and assets

-Develop and execute strategies for engaging Keshet’s extensive network of relationships with national, regional, and local Jewish institutions to support LGBTQ rights

-Design and facilitate public education workshops and webinars to educate the Jewish community about key LGBTQ rights issues

-Build relationships with key organizational partners in the Jewish community and in the LGBTQ rights sector

-Partner with Keshet’s Communications Department to craft effective messaging and design public education materials for campaigns, including fact sheets, blog posts, and talking points

-Monitor legislation and policy developments related to LGBTQ civil rights -Create and manage the annual departmental budget for Advocacy and Community Engagement

-Oversee the part-time work of the Community Mobilization Associate.



-Passionate commitment to Keshet’s vision and mission of advancing LGBTQ equality in Jewish life.

-At least 5 years of organizing, public or community education, mobilization and/or campaigns-related experience with a proven record of accomplishment

-Ability to craft and implement successful mobilization strategies for activating Jewish communities for advocacy efforts

-Excitement about diving into the day-to-day work of organizing and mobilizing

-Demonstrated success in crafting effective messaging for public education and mobilization campaigns

-Demonstrated partnership building, relationship management, and coalition leadership

-Extensive knowledge of LGBTQ identities and experiences and the ability to articulate the intersections among diverse Jewish and LGBTQ identities

-Ability to apply a racial justice and gender equity lens to programmatic work as well as staff culture and management

-Proven track record of managing teams with an open, inclusive leadership style that encourages cohesion, accountability, and high performance

-Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences

-Experience with digital organizing and skill in using online tools to support constituent engagement and mobilization

-Excellent analytical, planning, and project management skills, including use of a CRM system for data tracking and analysis

-Capacity to navigate a fast-paced, high energy, and creative environment effectively and efficiently.

-Significant knowledge of Jewish tradition, identity, and experience is preferred; ease working across a wide range of Jewish communities is essential

-Willing and able to travel an average of once per month



The salary range is $75,000-85,000/year, commensurate with experience.

Keshet offers a competitive benefits package, and a fast paced, purpose-driven, and fun work environment.


To apply:

Please send a resume and a thoughtful cover letter via email to and include “Director of Community Mobilization” in subject line.


Keshet values diversity, including racial and ethnic diversity. In your cover letter, please share with us any aspects of your identity and experience that you feel help prepare you to work effectively in Jewish communities that are diverse in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, and more. We encourage trans, non-binary, and people of color to apply.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate for the position.


Keshet Equal Employment Opportunity:

Keshet provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulations.

This policy applies to all employees and candidates for employment.


New York , NY
Advocacy/Social Action/Outreach
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Close Date: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020