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. Among Jewish advocacy organizations, AJC is the leader in the global arena. We are known for our unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and faith leaders in more than 100 countries. In addition to our New York headquarters and Office of Policy and Diplomatic Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the U.S. and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.
AJC San Francisco is one of 24 regional offices in the United States that advances AJC’s global diplomatic advocacy efforts to combat antisemitism, strengthen Israel’s place in the world, and promote pluralism and democratic values worldwide. 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, and establishes and nurtures diplomatic and community relationships.
The Assistant Director of AJC’s San Francisco Regional Office plays a critical role in:
- Advocacy and community relations including diplomatic and political outreach.
- Establishing and nurturing strategic relationships with ethnic and religious leaders and community partners to represent and advance AJC’s organizational priorities.
- Stewarding and inspiring lay leaders, prospects, and donors to ensure their maximum engagement with AJC including their time, expertise, financial resources, and connections including introductions to key civic, corporate, philanthropic stakeholders, and relevant decision-makers and leaders.
The Assistant Director does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
- Establish and maintain relationships with important AJC constituencies including political, governmental, diplomatic, media, ethnic and religious groups
- Execution of advocacy-related and educational partnership initiatives and programs
- Support for development related programs and events
- Communications including website, Facebook, and newsletters.
- Special projects as needed
- Board engagement/lay leadership development including recruiting and activating new lay leaders, facilitating board and advocacy committee meetings.
- Engage local young professionals, incorporating them in AJC events, programming, and advocacy opportunities
- Bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred
- Five or more years relevant experience
- Commitment to AJC’s global mission and familiarity with the Jewish community
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills including writing, editing, and proofreading
- Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, and diplomacy
- Well-developed organizational and time management skills
- Respect for and adherence to confidentiality
- Strong attention to detail and follow-through
- Ability to solve problems creatively and practically
- Ability to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff and lay leadership
- Entrepreneurial creativity, resourcefulness, and strong problem-solving skills
- Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google applications
AJC requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, unless one has a legally recognized reason for exemption.
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please submit your application to: https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/s1mioc0x0r1zq2l/