Assistant Regional Director

Atlanta, GA

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.

AJC’s Atlanta Office is a fast-paced, highly effective organization that demands creativity, commitment and the ability to build bridges of understanding between the Jewish community and many different religions, cultures and nationalities.

The ideal candidate will be a smart, high-energy self-starter who combines organizational acumen and professionalism with a love of Jewish heritage, familiarity with Jewish culture, knowledge of the Atlanta Jewish community, and experience in and dedication to promoting pluralistic values.The candidate must also be a consummate team player who works effectively with various constituencies.

In cooperation with the Regional Director, the Assistant Director is responsible for outreach and engagement of Atlanta’s religious, ethnic and legislative communities, overseeing ACCESS Atlanta, enhancing and expanding AJC Atlanta’s presence locally through engagement of community leaders and supporting fund raising efforts.

The Assistant Director will collaborate with the regional and national AJC professionals to keep abreast of news/media related to AJC priority issues, help to enhance our presence locally and assist with the development of strategic and effective programming, along with conducting outreach and ensuring appropriate follow-up.

Specific responsibilities include:

Program Development and Implementation

  • Develop programs in collaboration with the Director and lay leadership; implement programs independently and collaboratively
  • Oversee ACCESS leadership and programming
  • Staff committees and serve as a liaison to support lay leadership in order that they utilize their energy, connections and resources effectively and efficiently
  • Manage all program logistics and budgets including venue selection, travel, marketing, follow-up, evaluation and event functions
  • Develop and manage emerging leadership programs to attract the next generation of Jewish philanthropists and activists to be involved with AJC/ACCESS Mentor Program, and Project Understanding as a program of the Black-Jewish Coalition
  • Aid Director in expanding regional outreach, including work with lay leaders throughout the Southeast
  • Run key programmatic initiatives, including the Thanksgiving Diversity Luncheon, Black-Jewish Seder and Project Understanding

 

Community Relations - Ethnic and Religious Outreach

  • Lead outreach efforts to influential community partners to enhance the presence of AJC locally and to support AJC’s mission
  • Assist in representing AJC Atlanta at public functions, media events, with partner agencies, etc.
  • In coordination with the Director, work with lay leadership to engage the diplomatic community to support the work of AJC, including its national priorities, through individual, group meetings and programs
  • Work with lay leadership to engage state and federal representatives on AJC domestic priorities
  • Assist with advocacy efforts including monitoring legislation, outreach to community leaders, representatives of foreign governments and local state and federal officials
  • Form coalitions with other groups on issues of mutual concern
  • Stay abreast, and keep others informed, of news and analysis on issues of importance to AJC

 

Fundraising

  • Assist the Development Director, other regional professionals and lay leadership with fundraising events specifically regarding to ACCESS
  • Work with the Development Director to foster a culture of giving within the ACCESS lay leadership
  • Assist with donor cultivation and identification
  • Provide support to ensure that fundraising events run smoothly

 

Media/Communications

  • Supervise implementation of social media strategy and other online marketing and communications efforts
  • Ensure proper branding of AJC in Atlanta and throughout the Southeast
  • In cooperation with the Director:
    • Draft press releases
    • Write letters to the editor/op-eds
    • Create action alerts and other email correspondence to engage membership and community
    • Develop and improve relationships with media

 

Leadership Development

  • Assist the Director and Development Director in recruiting and cultivating leaders in the Jewish community for involvement with AJC
  • Motivate, support, guide and manage committees of lay leadership
  • Recruit participants for national and regional programs including Global Forum and ACCESS Summit
  • Develop ACCESS program to identify, recruit and retain emerging leaders
  • Oversee the integration of and communication between AJC Atlanta Board and ACCESS Atlanta Steering Committee
  • Supervise all AJC Atlanta office interns and Goldman Fellows

 

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in relevant field preferred
  • 5 years of relevant experience is required
  • Passion for AJC’s mission (including Israel, world Jewry, intergroup relations, immigration, energy, and contemporary Jewish life)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to creatively and practically solve problems and multi-task
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with professional and lay leadership
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, make tough decisions and follow through on agreed upon initiatives
  • Ability to develop and implement programs
  • An entrepreneurial mindset; able to identify and pursue opportunities
  • Excellent project management skills, ability to manage data and develop, implement and oversee budget
  • A self-starter, willing to take initiative
  • Works well with diverse constituencies
  • Respect for and adherence to confidentiality
  • Availability for early morning, evening and weekend meetings
  • Sense of humor

 

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

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer