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.
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
and manage the AJC [city] regional office including budget, staffing,
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.
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.
recruit and develop local and national AJC leadership including younger members
(including ACCESS where appropriate).
as spokesperson and official representative of AJC to influential stakeholders
in the community and public at large.
- 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.
Development and Implementation
- 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
- Identify and cultivate
a cadre of young professionals, developing emerging leadership programs to
attract next generation of Jewish philanthropists and activists to be involved
- 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
- 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.
Evaluation, Administration, and Supervision
- 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
- Establish and maintain
relationships and partnerships with important AJC constituencies including
political, government, diplomatic, news media, and education, ethnic and
- 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
- Represent AJC at
external meetings with partner agencies, Jewish professional leadership and
Provide leadership and management to employees, where appropriate, and
- Foster cooperation and
teamwork among staff by coordinating
degree required; Master’s preferred.
years of relevant experience including experience and / or familiarity with
fundraising, staff and volunteer management.
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
- Ability to manage
multiple projects simultaneously and work collaboratively with internal and
- 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.
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.
to make tough decisions and follow through on agreed upon initiatives.
to work collaboratively and lead firmly when needed.
with social media and website maintenance.
for evening meetings and willingness to travel.
ability to cultivate, develop and maintain relationships with board leadership
and external stakeholders.
Please submit your application on https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/regional-director-cincinnati-2014/
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer