National Organizer

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Bend the Arc

Position Title:  National Organizer

Reports to:  Field Organizing Manager

Location:  Remote, U.S., Mountain or Pacific Time preferred, some flexibility available

Classification:  Full-time, Exempt

About Bend the Arc:

Bend the Arc is a movement of over 125,000 progressive Jews across the United States who are working together to achieve our vision: to transform our country to be inclusive, equitable, and supportive of the dignity of every person across race, class, gender and faith. We are the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on social change in the U.S.

We’re rising up in solidarity to repair the damage of the last 4 years, confront the racial injustice of the last 400 years, and to build a new country for all of us. Alongside all who are most negatively impacted by antisemitism and white supremacy we’re working to expand civil rights, defend democracy, and protect each other. We’re mobilizing in cities and states across the country and advocating in Washington to win a new future — where everyone can thrive, no matter what we look like, how we pray, or where we come from.

Bend the Arc has recently adopted a new strategic plan to guide our work in the coming years. This plan is centered on our commitment to dismantling white supremacy and advancing Black liberation in our organization, in the Jewish community, and in the U.S. at large. We are seeking candidates who are ready to engage with a long-term organizational race equity transformation process at a historically majority white and Ashkenazi organization, as we strive to embody our racial equity commitments.

The Bend the Arc family of organizations consists of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, our 501(c)(4) organizing and advocacy arm; Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC, the first and only Jewish PAC to advocate exclusively for progressive policies in the U.S.; and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, our 501(c)(3) education and leadership arm.

Headquartered in New York City, we have remote staff nationwide with clusters in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Washington DC, with a network of staffed chapters, volunteer-led local groups, and affiliates organizing nationwide.

About the Position: 

The National Organizer will be an integral member of Bend the Arc’s Organizing team, and is responsible for helping build the breadth and depth of our core leaders’ skills, leader teams, and base in 3-4 chapters. Through local, statewide and federal legislative initiatives; electoral campaigning; cultural, political and educational events; training and leadership development; the National Organizer will train volunteer leaders who will organize Jewish people towards dismantling white supremacy and advancing Black liberation.

The National Organizer will excel at building relationships, be driven to build political power, be highly motivated and goal-oriented, be motivated by or find meaning in organizing the Jewish community, be committed to Black liberation and racial equity, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

Key Responsibilities:

Building and Strengthening Grassroots Chapters: Strengthen and develop 3-4 locally-based organizing chapters by coaching, mentoring and training volunteer leaders in various organizing and campaign skills; supporting them to set goals to move their work forward; utilizing our Racial Equity screen and centering racial justice values and norms in their work. They will support volunteer leaders to grow their base and leadership teams; to plan actions, educational events, rapid response events, lobby visits, partner meetings and more; and incorporate Jewish values and content into organizing work.

Part of Bend the Arc’s Organizing Team: Work closely with organizers and trainers for relevant integration; and support or lead national field wide organizing projects such as new systems, events, and/or caucus spaces or relevant affinity organizing such as BIPOC Jewish leaders or similar.

Part of Bend the Arc Organizational Culture: Support information sharing and learning across other departments; actively participate in all staff meetings and trainings; and contribute to other organization wide priorities where necessary/possible.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and theory of change of Bend the Arc and to organizing people as Jews in justice movement work
  • 3-4 years of experience in community, faith based, campus, legislative, and/or electoral organizing, including on a volunteer basis or training programs; experience doing distributed organizing preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity and inclusion, commitment to anti-oppression practices and experience centering BIPOC people in a multi-racial organizing context
  • Ability to build and maintain strong one-to-one relationships with a diverse array of people, including a variety of age groups, races, genders, sexuality, and Jewish affiliations/observances, etc
  • Ability to include Jewish content and inspiration in organizing work
  • Ability to identify, recruit, develop, and mentor volunteer leaders to build their skills and commitment, and inspire their best work and build effective teams in their chapters
  • Experience planning and facilitating meetings with groups of 5-30 (online and in-person)
  • Understanding or experience with local, statewide or federal power building campaigns.
  • Demonstrated success at keeping multiple projects organized; good short-and long-term planning skills; strong administrative and time-management skills; comfort working in a fast-paced campaign environment
  • Ability to communicate organizational mission, vision, and current work clearly and effectively with staff, leaders, partners and other potential audiences in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to travel (when it’s COVID safe) and work some evenings and Sundays. Travel will be on a local and national level as needed. We typically require 1-2 in-person trips per year per chapter.
  • Competency in a range of software applications. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google platforms, as well as comfort learning new technology and systems. The candidate will use NationBuilder, Spoke, Thrutalk, Office & Google Suites, Slack, Facebook, Twitter, NGP VAN, and potentially more to support organizing work

Essential Physical Tasks: 

Bend the Arc is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals and will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application/interview process and to perform essential job functions.  Please advise in writing of any needs at the time of application by emailing  Must be able to sit in a stationary position for prolonged periods of time, and constantly operate a computer, video platforms and other office machinery.  Must be able to identify, discern, and communicate constantly, and collect and analyze information in databases and spreadsheets.  Must occasionally travel by air and ground transportation and move about to attend conferences, events and an annual staff retreat/conference in accordance with organizational guidelines on travel due to COVID.

Compensation, Benefits and Work Schedule: 

This is a full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice’s newly formed collective bargaining unit.  The work schedule will include some evenings and weekends when needed, including annual or bi-annual trips to the position’s organizing chapters and/or all-staff in-person retreats. The annual salary range is $63,000-68,000 commensurate with experience, and includes a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental and vision benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc for individual coverage and generous employer contribution of 80% toward monthly premiums for dependent and family coverage;
  • Long and short term disability benefits fully paid for by Bend the Arc;
  • 401K with employer contribution of 2% after your first year;
  • Paid time off including:
  • 15 vacation days during your first three years with an increase to 20 vacation days in your fourth year
  • 12 sick days per year
  • 23 paid holidays each year
  • Generous Caregiving / Personal Leave of Absence policy with a Paid Leave Benefit that covers 3 weeks of paid leave for each year of employment, up to 12 paid weeks after four years on staff
  • Fully paid Sabbatical of up to 12 weeks for long-term employees;
  • Adoption Assistance Program providing reimbursement of up to $1,500 for qualified adoption expenses;
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account;
  • Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account for eligible health related expenses
  • Commuter Benefits;
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Life Insurance fully paid for by Bend the Arc
  • Access to professional development funding
  • And more!

In addition to this benefits package, Bend the Arc has a commitment to a thriving and intentional organizational culture, as well as a commitment with staff and board to be in ongoing practice and learning around racial equity and inclusion.

Bend the Arc is working 100% remotely due to COVID, and does not currently have a hard date for returning to in-person work. We offer a stipend to facilitate remote work, if needed. We regularly update our policies for in-person gathering to reflect CDC guidelines and best practice.

To Apply: 

We know that women and structurally marginalized and/or underrepresented groups of people take in job postings differently, and statistics show they need to see themselves in almost 100% of the requirements to even apply.  Bend the Arc encourages you to apply even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications, as no one applicant ever does.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Please submit your resume and a letter sharing why you want to organize Jews towards Black liberation and dismantling white supremacy to with “National Organizer” in the subject line of your message. Applications will be accepted through February 18th, 2022 with interviews taking place at the end of February.


Due to the number of applications we typically receive, we sincerely regret that someone from our hiring team will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position will be contacted to interview. No phone calls please.

Bend the Arc values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture because we recognize that diversity within our staff helps us organize and work well with diverse Jewish and progressive constituencies. Candidates should be willing to work within the Jewish community, but may be of any (or no) faith or background. 

Bend the Arc provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, record of arrest or conviction, or any other legally protected status. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

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