Regional Director

Cincinnati, OH

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 regional offices maintain the agency's nationwide presence, attract leaders and donors to AJC, enhance the agency's influence with key local, national and international decision makers and stakeholders, implement advocacy initiatives at the state/local level, establish and nurture community relationships, and serve as AJC's eyes and ears on the ground.

Working in close partnership with the local Board of Directors and lay leadership, it’s incumbent upon the Cincinnati Regional Director to channel passion for AJC’s national mission and priorities to advocacy, leadership engagement, and successful fundraising initiatives - and ensure that programs and activities resonate locally.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Oversee and manage the AJC [city] regional office including budget, staffing, facilities, etc.
  2. Develop initiatives and direct implementation of fundraising activities, in concert with regional development director (where the position exists), secure major gift funding, foster a culture of development and client service, and identify and raise other revenue streams to support AJC’s mission.
  3. Execute AJC’s strategic goals and objectives at the local level, together with the regional board of directors and in coordination with the national office; design and implement advocacy andprogrammatic initiatives that link the region to AJC’s global advocacy program, advance national strategic goals and objectives, and offer a compelling case for involvement with and support of AJC’s work.
  4. Identify, recruit and develop local and national AJC leadership including younger members (including ACCESS where appropriate).
  5. Serve as spokesperson and official representative of AJC to influential stakeholders in the community and public at large.
Specific responsibilities include:

 

Fundraising

  • Depending on regional office size and reporting structure, oversee or assist in an annual development campaign, including an individual solicitation campaign and fundraising events with an emphasis on growth. Foster culture of development within local regional office lay leadership and staff.

 

Leadership Development

  • Form and implement strategies to locate, recruit and cultivate leaders in Jewish community to involvement with AJC.
  • Identify and recruit quality board members from within the local Jewish community and motivate AJC lay leaders to do likewise.
  • Work well with, motivate and provide leadership to lay leadership.
  • Recruit participants for national and regional programs, including AJC’s annual Global Forum in Washington, DC.
  • Identify and cultivate a cadre of young professionals, developing emerging leadership programs to attract next generation of Jewish philanthropists and activists to be involved with AJC.
Program Development and Implementation
  • Work with DRO, national and regional staff in creating, overseeing and publicizing impactful programs and initiatives to execute AJC’s national strategic goals and objectives at the local level.
  • Engage and encourage local lay leadership to use their energy, creativity, connections and resources to drive AJC’s mission, and to help shape regional programming.Ensure appropriate follow-up after each event, with emphasis on recruitment of new leadership and prospective donors.
Community Relations
  • Establish presence as a community leader and spokesperson who is well-known by influential stakeholders in the community and local media.
  • Stay abreast of news and analysis from multiple sources on issues of importance to AJC and the greater community.
  • Establish and maintain relationships and partnerships with important AJC constituencies including political, government, diplomatic, news media, and education, ethnic and religious leaders.
  • Utilize and leverage national staff, leadership and materials to create innovative programs that highlight AJC’s image as the premiere global Jewish advocacy organization.
  • Create and/or maintain online presence for regional office through regional website, social media, and e-mail.
  • Represent AJC at external meetings with partner agencies, Jewish professional leadership and others.
Staff Evaluation, Administration, and Supervision
  • Provide leadership and management to employees, where appropriate, and volunteers.
  • Foster cooperation and teamwork among staff by coordinating
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience including experience and / or familiarity with fundraising, staff and volunteer management.
  • Passion for AJC’s mission (including Israel, world Jewry, human rights, immigration, energy, and contemporary Jewish life) and ability to translate others’ passion into effective action.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues.
  • High energy and enthusiasm – a self-starter who can handle an entrepreneurial environment.
  • Confidence as a public figure within the Jewish and general communities.
  • Ability to manage complex initiatives and oversee budgets, planning and financial management.
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience leading a team to cultivate donors/secure major gifts.
  • Knowledge of Jewish and non-Jewish leaders within the community.
  • Ability to make tough decisions and follow through on agreed upon initiatives.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead firmly when needed.
  • Experience with social media and website maintenance.
  • Availability for evening meetings and willingness to travel.
  • Strong ability to cultivate, develop and maintain relationships with board leadership and external stakeholders.

 

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

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer