|Location: Washington D.C.|
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.
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
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.
The Coordinator for the Department of Leadership Development
and Board Engagement will work directly with the department’s Director and is
The ideal candidate for the Coordinator
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
Please submit your application on https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/coordinator-leadership-dev-board-engagement-2013/
- Bachelor’s degree
- 1-3 years’ experience in some of the following strongly
preferred: program/event planning, donor relations, project management and
- 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
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer