Regional Outreach Director- Midwest

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) seeks a Regional Outreach Director to promote pro-Israel advocacy among African Americans in the Midwest Region. The position will be based in AIPAC’s Midwest Regional Office in Chicago, IL, but requires an introductory period in AIPAC’s Washington, DC headquarters.
Roles and Responsibilities
Building relationships with key political, religious and community leaders within African American communities in the Midwest Region, educating them about the US-Israel relationship and encouraging their involvement in pro-Israel politics.
Recruiting participants for regional and national AIPAC events and for AIEF educational seminars in Israel.
Maintaining and expanding relationships with Israel trip participants.
Promoting pro-Israel political participation.
Analyzing local political trends.
Performing necessary research and preparing background materials and documents.
Developing and refining action plans.
Working closely with AIPAC’s staff (regional and national) and volunteer lay leaders.
Planning and implementing meetings, speaking events, conference and other events.
Assisting with mobilization on important legislative campaigns.
Assisting in educational meetings with candidates for federal office.
Traveling within the region frequently and to Washington, DC as needed with travel occasionally extending to Israel.
Performing other activities as assigned by the Regional Director or National Outreach Director.
Bachelor’s degree preferred or commensurate experience
An abiding and demonstrated commitment to advance the US-Israel relationship
A thorough understanding of and demonstrated experience working with African American communities and politics in the Midwest area
Superior organizational skills with keen attention to detail
Team-oriented personality with can-do attitude
Strong communication (oral and written) and research skills
Ability to travel regularly
Well-developed political and grassroots mobilization skills with proven ability to handle multiple tasks successfully
*Must submit cover letter to be considered
*If applying for more than one position please use the ‘Attachments’ function to attach position specific cover letter
*AIPAC is an equal opportunity employer

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