Assistant Director, Executive Communications
New York or Washington, DC
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’s Office of the Chief Executive Officer (OCEO) and Marketing and Communications (MarComm) Departments seek a highly capable Assistant Director who will draft a variety of communications for the CEO, including speeches, op-eds, talking points, social media posts, emails, and other forms of communications.
This individual will be an integral member of the MarComm team, reporting to OCEO, and supporting the CEO in his capacity as Chief Executive Officer of a global, non-governmental agency with more than 250 employees worldwide, relations with government officials at the highest levels around the world, and an annual budget of more than $50 million.
The ideal candidate for this position will exhibit strong writing abilities, keen attention to detail, the ability to prioritize and complete varied tasks in a skillful and timely fashion, and a deep commitment to AJC’s global mission. The individual must also demonstrate excellent both verbal and written communications skills and is expected to maintain the highest levels of confidentiality, discretion, and professionalism in all activities. The individual must also be comfortable working late hours, traveling internationally, and being available, if needed, seven days a week (often at short notice).
The Assistant Director, Executive Communications does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
- Learn and develop a comprehensive understanding of the CEO’s tone, voice, and overall communications style;
- Draft talking points, speeches, op-eds, social media posts, emails and other communications on AJC issues for the CEO, for a variety of internal and external audiences;
- Work with the Marketing and Communications team to develop a CEO communications plan, including designing of social media strategy;
- Adjust communications based on feedback from the CEO and his office;
- Work closely with the OCEO team (Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Executive Assistant) on division of communications responsibilities;
- Liaise with AJC staff and content experts to obtain the relevant information, context, and tone needed to draft communications, both in advance of events/meetings and in real time, where necessary;
- Work with the Media Relations team to prepare for media interviews;
- Serve as point person for agency-wide communications requests for the CEO;
- Coordinate with the Marketing and Communications team to ensure consistency of messaging within the CEO’s office and the agency’s broader communications;
- Manage special communications projects as assigned by the CEO or Chief of Staff.
- 3-5 years relevant communications experience;
- Excellent communication skills required, including writing, editing, proofreading, and grammar;
- Knowledge of public speaking best practices;
- Experience conducting research and fact-checking;
- Top-notch organizational skills with an ability to execute time-sensitive tasks efficiently and independently;
- High level of professionalism and discretion, ability to withhold and protect confidential and sensitive information;
- Demonstrated maturity and situational awareness;
- Ability to travel and work late hours and on weekends when necessary;
- Commitment to and understanding of AJC’s global mission and familiarity with the Jewish community and global Jewish issues;
- Understanding of Jewish issues, foreign affairs, domestic policy, and global challenges Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, Journalism, Writing, or a related field;
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google applications;
- Foreign language ability and cross-cultural sensitivity preferred.
Comprehensive benefits package includes:
- Medical, vision, and dental plans
- Flexible Spending Account options
- Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) - 15 vacation days per year, that increases with continued employment
- Paid Holidays (many Federal and major Jewish Holidays)
- Hybrid work schedule
- 403(b) participation, after one year of employment
- Transit plan
The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $85,000.
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/s1qmaj95151xk7y/