San Francisco, 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. 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 Government and International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the United States and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.
The San Francisco AJC regional office engages local community leaders, lay leaders and prospective and existing donors to advance AJC’s impact locally and globally. AJC implements substantive educational programs, advocates with local diplomatic consulates and drives advocacy campaigns 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.
The Assistant Director of Programs and Communication will focus on forging relationships and partnerships in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley community by developing and implementing programs and managing communications for the regional office. The AD’s role is integral to ensuring that the San Francisco office meets its ambitious advocacy, leadership, development and fundraising goals. The AD will work primarily out of the AJC San Francisco office but will be expected to develop programs and community leadership networks in Silicon Valley, with occasional opportunities in the other parts of the Northern California region.
The successful candidate will be an organized team-player, strong project manager, and exceptional communicator. S/he should have familiarity with Jewish culture, history and issues of concern to world Jewry. Specific knowledge of the Northern California Jewish community is a plus.
The Assistant Director does all of this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
The Assistant Director will:
- Assist the Regional Director in the implementation of strategic goals and objectives in coordination with the regional board;
- Provide conceptual and organizational coordination for AJC’s programs and events;
- Work with the Director and lay leadership to establish and maintain relationships with important AJC constituencies including political, government, diplomatic, media, ethnic and religious groups;
- Position AJC San Francisco as a dynamic, relevant, vigorous and visible presence in the San Francisco and South Bay communities;
- Recruit and develop lay volunteers for greater involvement, support, and leadership roles.
Specific responsibilities include:
Program Development and Implementation
- Develop exceptional programs in collaboration with AJC staff in order to engage new lay leaders and community partners;
- Increase AJC’s visibility and advance our advocacy interests;
- Inspire and manage lay leadership volunteers;
- Support AJC’s fundraising goals through events and personal stewardship of lay leaders;
- Partner with synagogues and other Jewish and civic groups to create programs to help build AJC’s visibility in the community.
- Advance AJC’s advocacy efforts and visibility by developing and implementing a strategic communications plan;
- Maintain online presence for regional office through regional website and social media;
- Develop relationships with a wide range of media providers to increase AJC’s visibility in the Northern California region;
- Use traditional and on-line media outlets to promote coverage of AJC’s activities;
- Create action alerts and other email correspondence to engage membership and community;
- Oversee strategic and segmented communication for affinity and regional groups in the Bay Area community.
- Connect lay leaders to relevant AJC international institutes and efforts and recruit new members for local and national leadership opportunities;
- Organize regular AJC ACCESS meetings and programs that grow awareness of and interest in AJC among young adults from 26-40;
- Recruit ACCESS members and college students to attend AJC Global Forum and other appropriate travel/leadership development opportunities;
- Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (graduate degree preferred);
- 4-5 years of relevant experience;
- Enthusiasm for and commitment to AJCs mission; Interest in global affairs and current events;
- Goal-oriented and detail-oriented strategist who can create, organize and execute a multi-faceted plan to develop programs and communications to raise visibility and attract new lay leadership and community partner;
- Ability to multi-task and work on many projects simultaneously;
- Strong interpersonal skills; Works well with diverse constituencies;
- Capable of being a team player or working independently;
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills;
- Experience with social media and website maintenance;
- Entrepreneurial mindset: able to identify and pursue new opportunities to advance agency objectives;
- Available for nighttime and weekend commitments.
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please submit your application on: https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/q1tdg9lw1iycvy9/