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Assistant Director

American Jewish Committee
Job Title: Assistant Director
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January 3rd, 2018
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Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. Among Jewish advocacy organizations, AJC is the leader in the global arena. We are known for our unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and faith leaders in more than 100 countries. In addition to our New York headquarters and Office of Government and International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the United States and around the globe, and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide concerns of Jewish communities around the globe.

Job Summary

The New England AJC office is the region’s premier global Jewish advocacy organization dedicated to securing the freedom and safety of Jews and other vulnerable peoples in the United States, Israel and around the world.  To advance this purpose, AJC New England promotes a dynamic program that merges innovative advocacy with diplomatic, legislative and cultural outreach and innovative advocacy.

The Assistant Director will play an important role in advancing AJC New England’s strategic plan.  The successful candidate will be a resourceful leader, who welcomes a demanding role and exhibits pride and professionalism in his or her work.  


Responsibilities include:

  • Manage major events and programs, such as the Annual Diplomats Seder;
  • Coordinate legislative advocacy program;
  • Manage intergroup outreach with other ethnic and religious communities;
  • Steward collaborations with other organizations;
  • Serve as staff liaison and manager for lay committees;
  • Participate in the cultivation of AJC leadership;
  • Actively support communications initiatives;
  • Collaborate with the development team to advance AJC’s fundraising program;

The successful candidate will have a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant professional experience, a bachelor’s degree (relevant graduate training a plus) and a passion for AJC’s work.  S/he will demonstrate the interpersonal skills and disposition needed for work in a highly demanding, fast-paced and dynamic environment that often requires early morning, evening and weekend meetings.  S/he will be strategic thinker, who demonstrates superior oral and written ability, strong organizational and time management skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, the ability to creatively problem solve and multi-task, and a capacity to engage the issues and intellectual context that define AJC’s work.  In addition, s/he will be a team player, who also has a capacity to work independently. Experience working with nonprofit boards and proficiency in relevant foreign languages, Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and Raiser’s Edge is a plus.

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

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