Prospecting Fellow 

Development · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Development
Employment Type Fellow
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $16 per hour

Position Title: Prospecting Fellow 

Reports To: Senior Development Associate

Duration: January 1st, 2022- June 1st, 2022

Location: Remote

Hours per week: 5-10

Compensation: $16/hour 


J Street is seeking a remote prospecting fellow for its Development department. This is an ideal position for applicants who want to gain knowledge about the non-profit and political fundraising world in a fast-paced and highly-engaged advocacy organization. The J Street Development department raises the operational budget of J Street and the J Street Education Fund ($8 million per year) as well as the political campaign contributions to congressional candidates through JStreetPAC (over $3.6 million in the 2016 election cycle). Working with the Development team allows fellows to touch on every aspect of J Street’s work from the communal to the political while learning valuable, transferable skills in research, database management, and donor relations. 

Responsibilities can include: 

  • Conduct prospect research and data analyses of potential, new, and existing individual and giving donors to inform engagement strategies
  • Compose prospect research briefs and data reports
  • Assist the Development team with database administration and data entry
  • Providing assistance with other tasks as needed 

Desired Skills and Characteristics:

  • Undergraduate or recent graduate standing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • An ability to work independently and stay well organized
  • Commitment to J Street’s mission
  • An ability to multi-task and be detail-oriented
  • Database experience is preferred but not required
  • Experience doing prospect research is preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of Jewish communal politics is preferred but not required
  • Knowledge of the politics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the region is preferred but not required


J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans working for the future of Israel as the democratic homeland of the Jewish people. The organization believes that preserving Israel’s Jewish and democratic character depends on achieving a two-state solution, resulting in a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace and security.

Launched in 2008 with four staff and a limited budget, J Street is now a $10 million organization with a national staff of more than 70. The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC, employing staff in 7 cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Tel Aviv. The New York office is the largest regional office (outside of DC), housing both regional and national staff.

J Street focuses its work in three main areas: (1) Advocating and demonstrating support for pro-Israel, pro-peace policies in Congress, the media and the Jewish community; (2) Endorsing and raising money for federal candidates who share J Street’s agenda; and (3) Educating the public and raising awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-state solution.

To Apply for the Position

We are excited to receive applications from a broad range of applicants as we grow our organization to better reflect the diversity of the communities that care about our mission. Please submit the items listed below:

  1. Cover letter that explains why you are interested and qualified for this position
  2. Resume 
  3. List of two to three references  

At J Street we value an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to understanding and valuing each other’s perspectives at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our employees, and the communities we work with. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment and fellowship, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $16 per hour