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Location: Los Angeles, CA
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.
Cooperation among faith and ethnic groups is a vital
ingredient to maintaining the strong, vibrant, democratic fabric of this
country. A new generation of young leaders will determine the future of that
democracy. This Fellowship is an effort on the part of the Jewish community to
focus on building the skills and inspiration needed to engage in that work –
within the Jewish community and as a catalyzing force outside of it.
AJC has engaged in groundbreaking interfaith and interethnic
work since its founding in 1906 and this work continues to be a primary pillar
of AJC’s mission. ACCESS, AJC’s new generation program, has also made advances
in building bridges with other ethnic and religious communities to ensure the
Jewish community remains a strong player in supporting and strengthening the
basis of American pluralism in the future.
The AJC Goldman Bridge Fellowship is designed to significantly
enhance ACCESS’s intergroup work among an emerging leadership cohort.Fellows will be expected to:
- Strengthen the
relationship with existing religious and ethnic partners, with a special focus
on younger leaders of these communities, and identify new ones
- Consider dialogue
strategies, including AJC’s community service engagement model, and implement
the most effective one(s) locally
- Develop and expand advocacy opportunities with
- Build the base of ACCESS members who can lead and
participate in intergroup outreach
- Coordinate a Building Bridge campaign with other
cities and national office
- Collaborate and coordinate with AJC ACCESS
National, both staff and lay, to implement and coordinate global programmatic
- Assist in the development and implementation of
strategies to broaden the base of ACCESS donors and to deepen the contributions
of those already giving
candidate will have a passion for making a difference in our world.The candidate will be committed to working
hard and have demonstrated his or her ability to take initiative and
follow-through.The candidate will also
be a team player.And finally, the
candidate will have a strong interest in community building within the Jewish
community and between Jewish and non-Jewish communities.
Mentorship: Mentorship will be an important part of this
fellowship. Fellows will receive meaningful mentorship from senior AJC staff in
the regional office as well as national staff, including AJC experts working on
intergroup and interreligious relations.
Professional Development: Fellows
will engage in periodic professional development workshops via conference calls
and webinars featuring national staff experts to help the fellows hone their
skills. The network of AJC experts will also be available at all times to
provide invaluable support to the fellows during their fellowship year. The
fellows will also be in frequent contact with each other to provide support and
fellows will travel to AJC’s Global Forum in Washington, DC, in May 2014 with
the possibility of participating in other trips and conferences related to the
fellows’ intergroup work
Location: Los Angeles will host one fellow.Fellows do not need to currently live in Los
Angeles to apply for the fellowship.
Duration: This is
a 1 year fellowship with the possibility of extending to a second year.
will receive a $40,000/year stipend.
While it is not necessary to adhere to any specific religious practice, a
strong, demonstrated interested in Judaism and the Jewish community is a
Application Schedule: Applications
must be received by Monday, December 2, 2013. Applications must include all of
the materials listed below. Incomplete or late applications will not be
Letter explaining your interest in
this position and prior outreach experience to ethnic and religious communities
and/or young leadership within the Jewish community
Goldman Bridge Fellowship is made possible by a generous grant from The Joyce
and Irving Goldman Family Foundation.
Please submit your complete application online at: https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/goldman-bridge-fellow-la/