Assistant Director, Programming

Millburn, New Jersey
LOCATION: Millburn, New Jersey

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. In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of Government & 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.

Among Jewish organizations, AJC is the preeminent leader in the global arena. With a presence in Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Brazil and Switzerland, AJC’s network of relationships with, and access to, 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.

The Assistant Director, Programming, in coordination with other staff and lay leadership, will assume primary responsibility for the planning and execution of the NJ Region’s programming throughout the state. In addition, the successful candidate will be given assignments in other areas of the NJ Region’s activities including fundraising, outreach, communications, advocacy and leadership development.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Plan and execute AJC programs and events throughout the state, including public forums, dinners, parlor meetings, and educational series
  • Manage all program logistics including securing speakers and venues, working with vendors, handling invitations and attendance, and overseeing onsite functions
  • Coordinate program publicity and communications in conjunction with other AJC staff
  • Assist in the creation and execution of programming components of fundraising, outreach and advocacy events and activities
  • Work with national AJC to build in appropriate content and messaging
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Participate in regional fundraising efforts
  • Represent AJC as needed with coalition partners and agencies
  • Assist where necessary in the staffing of other AJC NJ programs
  • Assist in the general recruitment and cultivation of leaders throughout New Jersey
  • Assist in the recruitment of participants for regional programs and national programs, including AJC’s Global Forum and Project Interchange
  • Perform other tasks needed to support overall office effectiveness
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Passion for AJC’s mission, including Israel, world Jewry, human rights, immigration, energy security and contemporary Jewish life
  • Ability to develop and implement programs
  • Superior organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to provide metrics on projects and meet strict deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to develop and implement engaging programs in line with our core initiatives.
  • Ability to creatively and practically solve problems
  • Ability to work simultaneously on many projects and events, some time-sensitive.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff, lay leadership and volunteers.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, make tough decisions and follow through on agreed-upon initiatives
  • An entrepreneurial mindset; able to identify and pursue opportunities
  • Ability to manage data and develop, implement and oversee budget
  • Able to work well with diverse constituencies
  • Respect for and adherence to confidentiality
  • Availability for early morning, evening and some weekend meetings
  • Knowledge of NJ Jewish community is a plus
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AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer