Assistant Director, ACCESS Global
Flexible (within the US)
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.
The Assistant Director of ACCESS Global will serve an integral role in the planning and implementation the programming and advocacy strategy for ACCESS regions and will be a core member of the Alexander Young Leadership Department. Working closely with the Director of ACCESS Global, s/he will serve as the architect of ACCESS’ core domestic and global advocacy initiatives, facilitate leadership development opportunities for the ACCESS Global Board, and will serve as a primary point of contact between ACCESS and other relevant AJC departments.
The Assistant Director, ACCESS Global does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
- Design and implement innovative programming opportunities to retain existing ACCESS leaders and recruit new ACCESS prospects.
- Identify and develop advocacy opportunities/experiences that advance AJC’s mission and elevate ACCESS’ presence within the organization.
- Work closely with AJC’s Department of Regional Offices and AJC’s Office of Political Outreach to build relationships between ACCESS leaders and local elected officials and high-profile state/local candidates.
- Work closely with colleagues within various intergroup and interreligious communities to establish further partnership opportunities and address issues of mutual concern.
- Work closely with AJC Institutes and the AJC Global Affairs department to determine new pathways for ACCESS’ role in pursuing AJC’s diplomatic work.
- In partnership with the Associate Director of Development, Alexander Young Leadership, maintain a culture of giving throughout ACCESS with a focus on developing new opportunities to solicit young leaders.
- Work closely with the Director of ACCESS Global to manage the ACCESS Global Board and respective subcommittees, task forces, or working groups of the board.
- Work closely with the Director of ACCESS Global in creating a national leadership development strategy to identify Jewish young professionals, engage them in ACCESS, and transform them into leaders in AJC and financial supporters of AJC’s mission.
- Work closely with Associate Director of Development, Alexander Young Leadership, AJC’s Alexander Associate regions, and ACCESS affiliates based in regional offices throughout the United States, as well as abroad, to ensure a streamlined ACCESS programming and advocacy strategy.
- Plan and implement ACCESS programming at the annual AJC Global Forum that will help to curate meaningful advocacy and leadership development experiences for ACCESS leaders.
- Travel on AJC overseas missions and to AJC Regional Offices for ACCESS-focused programming, and to represent ACCESS to political, diplomatic, interreligious, and community partners, as well as AJC lay leadership.
- Bachelor's degree, Master’s preferred, and 3-5 years of work experience in the field of Jewish education, social work, leadership development, programming, or advocacy with a focus on young professionals.
- Self-starter who collaborates seamlessly with colleagues both inside and outside AJC.
- Outstanding facilitation and public speaking skills.
- Experience with board management and governance.
- Passion for working closely with young leaders, strong interpersonal skills.
- Alignment with AJC’s mission and diplomatic style, with knowledge and passion for the organization’s key issues (including Israel, world Jewry, human rights, international relations, foreign policy, and democratic institutions).
- Strong background and understanding of issues related to Jewish identity, Israel, and antisemitism.
- Ability to multi-task and work on many projects simultaneously.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff and lay leadership.
- Ability to work effectively under pressure, make difficult decisions and follow through on agreed upon initiatives.
- An entrepreneurial mindset; able to identify and pursue opportunities.
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please submit your application to: https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/rafz6q1qapqtk/