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. In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of
Government and International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has regional
offices and affiliates across the U.S. and overseas in addition to a multitude
of global partnerships.
Jewish organizations, AJC is the preeminent leader in the global arena. With a
presence in Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Switzerland and
Brazil, AJC’s network of relationships with, and access to, the key decision
makers and thought leaders on every continent is unmatched. AJC is recognized
by foreign leaders, the Israeli and U.S. governments as an effective and
trusted interlocutor for Jewish issues, human rights and advocacy for
democratic values. Today, AJC proactively tackles the greatest concerns of
Jewish communities around the globe.
Project Interchange (PI) is an
educational institute of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) which brings
American and international leaders to Israel for weeklong educational travel
seminars to inform and deepen awareness of Israel and the challenges in the
Middle East. Project Interchange organizes and leads between
20 - 25 seminars annually and connects with its 6,000
alumni with follow-up and ongoing educational programs. Project Interchange is
primarily responsible for raising its $2.5 million budget and also
maintains a separate Board of
Directors and committee structure. PI, is based in
Washington, D.C., has an office in Jerusalem, and additional staff in Los
Angeles. There is a total of 13 global PI staff, 4 of whom are direct
reports to the Director.
The Executive Director has overall managerial responsibility
for the programmatic (American and international), financial, and development
components of Project Interchange. These responsibilities require the
Executive Director to develop Project Interchange’s goals and objectives and
supervise their successful implementation. Programmatic responsibility requires
the Executive Director to determine the most impactful groups to invite on seminars,
and create an annual calendar of seminars that helps to fulfill AJC’s strategic
priorities. He/she supervises a staff who customize unique high level
travel seminars for each group. He/she ensures that the trips are
organized and implemented in accordance with the donor’s wishes.
The Executive Director is also responsible for Project
Interchange’s fundraising. This includes the acquisition of general support as
well as restricted support for individual seminars and alumni
programs. It requires close cooperation with AJC’s national
development office, and travel to many of AJC’s regional offices and key donors
for cultivation and solicitation.
The Executive Director also has primary responsibility for
the stewardship of the Project Interchange national Board of Directors and
its committees. The Executive Director is also responsible for the
supervision of all Project Interchange staff and directly supervises the Deputy
Director, the International Director for Communications and Marketing, the Operations
Manager and the Israel PI Director. Likewise, the Executive Director is
responsible for oversight of accounting and finances in cooperation with AJC’s
Finance Department. He/she must assure that the use of funds is consistent
with the donor’s intent.
familiarity with, and extensive experience working in, Israel.
professional experience in Jewish community relations, advocacy and/or Israel
policy work. Past political experience is preferred.
least 10 years management experience with a commitment to a collaborative
master’s degree a plus.
to, and enthusiastic about, the mission, goals and programs of AJC.
and/or experience with the policy and current issues pertaining to Israeli
culture and society, politics, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iran and the
overall challenges to Israel within the Middle East.
desire to educate and inform American and international leaders through introduction
and exposure to a range of thought, analysis and policy meetings, site visits
and touring of Israel.
knowledge and experience with the American Jewish community.
success, experience and comfort with fundraising, specifically face-to-face
solicitation, major donor cultivation and foundation relations.
experience working with non-profit organizational structures, boards of
directors and non-profit funding streams.
writing and communication skills are imperative.
intellectual depth and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with a
wide range of stakeholders, including staff, lay leadership, funders, partners
and outside vendors.
persistent, diplomatic and politically savvy;
and well organized, with appropriate attention to details.
mature, with a sense of humor and sensitivity to work with a diverse group of
leadership skills, including the capacity to inspire teamwork, build consensus
and motivate a wide variety of stakeholders.
under pressure; must be able to think creatively and strategically, have
excellent judgment, and enjoy working on multiple complex projects in a
project management skills, ability to manage data and develop, implement and
entrepreneurial mindset; able to identify and pursue opportunities.
to travel domestically and internationally.
demonstrated commitment to high ethical standard and values.
Please submit your application on https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/executive-director-pi/
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer