Coordinator, Leadership Development & Board Engagement

Location: Washington D.C.

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.

Overarching goals of this department are to develop and enhance a comprehensive and systematic leadership program, to work with regions on identifying leaders for such opportunities and to create alumni networks and foster community.

This position is ideal for someone who is extremely detail-oriented, ambitious, talented, thoughtful, passionate about global Jewish advocacy, and eager to be immersed in organizational and leadership development at the highest levels. The successful candidate must be entrepreneurial and be comfortable taking initiative in a fast-paced working environment. S/he must be a self-starting team player, who can work collaboratively with colleagues, but will also work very independently. Program planning and project management experience is necessary. Knowledge of and familiarity with social media, databases and other standard programs is required. Fluency in all functions of Excel and all Microsoft Office programs is a must.

Position Responsibilities:

The Coordinator for the Department of Leadership Development and Board Engagement will work directly with the department’s Director and is responsible for:
  • Providing strategic, logistical and administrative assistance for all of AJC’s leadership programs, as well as for the National Board of Governors and other national committees, commissions and special task forces.
  • Assisting in the planning of Board of Governors (BoG) meetings, communicating with lay leaders, coordinating efforts with national commissions and committees, preparing agendas and materials, and working with a logistics team to ensure the best possible experience for our leadership.
  • Identifying alumni opportunities and developing networks for select programs (this includes the publishing of communications to various alumni groups).
  • Coordinating efforts with national commissions and committees, including updating databases and tracking lay engagement.
  • Providing lay leaders with best possible lay experience, including “platinum service” for our members through direct oral and written communication.
  • Conceptualizing topics, coordinating logistics and drafting communications for BoG Issue briefing calls.
  • Tracking BoG engagement opportunities and helping to match interests
  • Developing and overseeing a dashboard of leadership development metrics
  • Coordinating the recruitment and nominating process for all leadership opportunities.
  • Drafting and sending letters to leadership regarding the status of their board or committee membership.
  • Supporting both the National Leadership Development Committee and the national Nominating Committee and its initiatives (maintaining membership and attendance lists, taking minutes, creating necessary tracking systems and communicating with committee members on a regular basis).
  • Participating in Committee meetings and conference calls, preparing notes and sharing assignments within the relevant committees.
  • Working with relevant national AJC experts on programmatic initiatives involving the BoG.
  • Overseeing the preparation and maintenance of the annual BoG “Face” Directory.
  • Creating and sustaining social media opportunities for Board of Governors members, as well as alumni groups.
  • Working to improve the Board of Governors portal to myajc.org, online calendars, relevant databases (such as Raiser’s Edge), etc.
  • Administrative tasks including: preparation of project binders and materials in advance of programs, basic budget recording, keeping electronic/paper filing organized and efficient, database use, letter drafting and mail merges, formatting documents, scheduling for the department, taking notes and typing them up and other tasks as assigned.
  • Special projects as assigned, including those related to the AJC Global Forum and those assisting the Director and the team in other tasks or projects.
The ideal candidate for the Coordinator position will:
  • Be highly detail-oriented and exceptionally organized
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously in a rapidly changing and demanding environment, without requiring significant follow-up
  • Have superior analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills
  • Possess exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Be highly “customer service” focused
  • Have outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to engage with high level leaders
  • Possess strong organizational and time management skills
  • Be an exceptional team-player and be able to work well independently
  • Show respect for and adherence to confidentiality when necessary
  • Have a commitment to and ability to express AJC’s mission and relevant issues; knowledge and/or interest in issues of importance to AJC is preferred (i.e., Israel, world Jewry, human rights, etc.)
Additional requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1-3 years’ experience in some of the following strongly preferred: program/event planning, donor relations, project management and communications
  • Administrative work experience is required
  • Travel to NY for Board meetings required 4x/year for a few days at a time
  • Some weekend and evening work required
  • Must be highly proficient in the full Microsoft Office Suite, especially excel
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and/or other database and tracking software preferred
To Apply: Please submit your application on https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/coordinator-leadership-dev-board-engagement-2013/

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer