Biden campaign posts job opening for Jewish outreach head

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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden during a campaign rally at Eakins Oval in Philadelphia, Saturday, May 18, 2019.

The Joe Biden campaign is on the hunt for a Jewish outreach director just a month ahead of the Democratic National Convention. 

In an online job listing, the campaign of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee described the role as someone who “will build and manage a national outreach program to support the political objectives of the campaign.” 

The campaign launched a Jewish outreach effort in March ahead of the Florida primary. Last month it hosted a Zoom event to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month, which was led by John McCarthy, deputy political director for the Biden campaign, and Sarah Bard, who served as director of Jewish outreach for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. But Bard, who now resides in Israel, told JI at the time that she was only helping out the campaign on a volunteer basis. 
The Biden campaign appointed Farooq Mitha in March as its senior advisor on Muslim American engagement.

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