Assistant Director, Global Anti-Semitism

Brussels, Belgium


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.

Combatting global anti-Semitism is an essential component to AJC’s commitment to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people. In an increasingly hostile environment, this role will be critical to monitoring global developments and to assisting AJC in proactively responding to anti-Semitism activities by influencing the public and key global leaders to take action against these activities.

The Assistant Director of Global Anti-Semitism will provide analysis and reporting on key trends and activities globally, with a focus on Europe concerning anti-Semitism. S/he will develop and support programming, activities and advocacy related to issues of anti-Semitism globally. The Assistant Director will develop and maintain contacts with European Jewish communities, parliamentarians and diplomats.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor issues of anti-Semitism and intolerance in Europe through research, media monitoring and contacts. Write internal briefings, reports, and memoranda related to this area.
  • Support Director, International Jewish Affairs and the European and the European directors who form the Global Anti-Semitism team on issues of anti-Semitism worldwide by providing research and draft letters to the editor, op-eds, and articles.
  • Assist in planning and executing AJC responses to research findings and answer questions from other departments and constituents outside the agency.
  • Develop, research and/or commission publications and reports on global anti-Semitism.
  • Maintain communications with Jewish community leaders.
  • Meet with representatives of the EU on issues of anti-Semitism and hate crimes.
  • Work collaboratively with AJC’s European, Middle East and US-based staff on anti-Semitism-related issues by providing information, guidance and other assistance.
  • Advise AJC senior staff on Anti-Semitism developments primarily in Europe, and recommend strategies for AJC action.
  • Represent AJC at inter-group meetings regarding global anti-Semitism at international conferences.
  • Make presentations and give lectures to lay groups in Europe and the US.
  • Consult with local Jewish communities and provide advice on local action and advocacy.
  • Provide talking points and guidelines on issues of global anti-Semitism.

 

Qualifications:

  • European Law Degree or Master’s degree in International Affairs preferred
  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible international relations experience
  • A deep understanding of the history and complex issues surrounding global anti-Semitism
  • Broad knowledge of international and European politics
  • Must be able to fluently speak, write and read, at least two European languages
  • Adept at policy analysis
  • Strong diplomatic skills
  • Excellent public speaking, analytical and writing skills; ability to contextualize research findings and determine areas for further research and evaluation
  • Excellent research skills in online and traditional environments, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Fluency with social media
  • Proficiency with social networking sites
  • A team player with a collaborative approach to working with internal and external stakeholders to maximize the effectiveness of projects and programs
  • Ability to make and follow through on tough decisions
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced and changing environment
  • Passion for the mission of AJC
  • A demonstrated commitment to high ethical standard and values
  • Flexibility to work long hours when necessary to fulfill job responsibilities; travel is required

 

To Apply:
Please submit your application on https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/assistant-director-global-antisemitism-2014/

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer