Deputy Director
(posted 6/1/22)

Carolina Jews for Justice (CJJ) seeks an exceptional leader with demonstrated success in grassroots community organizing, a deep commitment to social justice, and a passion for our diverse Jewish community to serve as our new Deputy Director. 

CJJ’s Deputy Director will work alongside our Executive Director to provide leadership for our growing organization as we build grassroots political power in North Carolina and amplify a progressive Jewish voice in the South. The Deputy Director will be responsible for leading CJJ’s strategic direction, supervising our two statewide organizers, and contributing to the development of new and ongoing programming. They will work in close collaboration with members and community partners across the state.

This is a full-time position that can be based anywhere in North Carolina.

Who We Are

CJJ is a Jewish grassroots organization committed to creating a just, fair, and compassionate North Carolina. We combine advocacy, education, and action to organize a non-partisan Jewish voice for justice in North Carolina. CJJ works to influence policy at the local and state levels and encourage individuals and Jewish institutions to take a stand on important issues in our community, including antisemitism, racial injustice, immigration, poverty and income inequality, voting rights, and the environment. We currently have five active chapters across the state and two full-time organizers based in Chapel Hill and Asheville, an actively engaged Board, and a robust network of supporters.

To learn more about our work, visit — or find us at @NCJews4Justice on Twitter and @CarolinaJewsforJustice on Facebook and Instagram. 

What You’ll Do 

The Deputy Director will have these responsibilities, often in collaboration with our Executive Director, our organizing team, and member leaders:

  • Guide the development of CJJ’s statewide strategic direction and accompanying goals;
  • Provide coaching and support to CJJ’s statewide organizers in their chapter development, campaign leadership, and personal professional goals;
  • Strengthen statewide organizational infrastructure, and build cohesion across chapters and amongst members throughout the organization;
  • Facilitate weekly staff meetings (virtually) and quarterly in-person retreats;
  • Collaborate with statewide organizers to strengthen CJJ’s digital presence and voice, overseeing email communications and social media contributions, along with database management;
  • Support the Executive Director and Board in sustaining CJJ’s financial stability and growth through grant writing and individual donor engagement;
  • Ensure that CJJ is well represented in statewide and national coalitions.

Who You Are

You are committed to social, racial, and economic justice and are enthusiastic about being a part of our team as we grow a progressive Jewish movement in North Carolina. Specifically, you will be or have most or all of the following: 

  • Commitment to CJJ’s core values and the ability to represent our positions effectively in public and private;
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills and an ability to forge relationships within the Jewish community and externally with partners across lines of race, faith, age, gender, class, and physical and mental access needs;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in building and participating in coalitions, with a strong sense of when to lead and when to follow, and how to assess our capacity;
  • Familiarity with different models of organizing and power-building, including legislative advocacy and government relations;
  • Demonstrated track record of successful team leadership and supervision, including setting goals for a team and holding the team accountable to its goals (and/or being adaptable to changing conditions and needs);
  • Exceptionally strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Comfort with the computer and technology demands of a modern organization (CJJ uses NationBuilder and the Google suite); experience with reviewing and analyzing data; familiarity with online communication channels and tools;

What Else You Should Know 

This position is full-time and is based in North Carolina. Applicants living outside the state would be expected to relocate within a reasonable time period, to be determined. The position will require some travel within the state.

The starting salary for this role is $50,000-$55,000, depending on experience. Benefits include:

  • 100% coverage of health insurance premium along with an HSA
  • Phone & Internet benefit (while working from home)
  • Three weeks paid time off, in addition to all Jewish holidays (including the entire week of Passover) and most federal holidays
  • Four-day work week (Monday - Thursday), with regular programs on Sunday and weekday evenings

CJJ is committed to hiring someone with the right mix of experience (both traditional and nontraditional), political commitment, and potential to grow with us. We strongly encourage people from marginalized communities to apply, particularly: people of color; immigrants; women and feminine-identified people; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer people; and genderqueer, trans, intersex, and gender non-conforming people. You do not have to be Jewish.

How to Apply 

Send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please write “Deputy Director” in the subject line. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample. Résumés without a cover letter will not be considered. In the cover letter, please indicate where you heard about the position. No phone calls, please. 

Frequently cited statistics show that women, trans, and non-binary people as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet all of the qualifications. CJJ encourages you to break that statistic and to apply: No one ever meets 100% of the criteria. We look forward to your application!

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