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 Program Associate supports the Africa Institute in all aspects of its work, ranging from the design and management of programs to building and maintaining relations with the Institute’s various constituencies—internal and external. The position requires a fair amount of research and writing and involves providing general administrative support.
The Program Associate does all of this while adhering to AJC's core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
The Program Associate reports to the Director of the Africa Institute
- assistance with on-sight and off-sight meetings/events; format invitations and invitee lists, liaise with invitees, accurately record rsvp’s, arrange room set-up, technological needs, and preparation of meeting materials and other essential details;
- maintenance and update of organized filing system on shared computer and Google drive;
- maintenance of internal and external information/communication with the Institute’s Board and contact networks;
- materials preparation and note-taking for meetings, conferences and international missions;
- assistance in configuring and keeping up to date the Institute’s contact database;
- coordination of Institute’s reporting, including the following: Quarterly Legislative Report, Media Report, Impact Report, and Advocacy entries on Raiser’s Edge;
- coordination, scheduling and logistics for travel by Institute staff and planning meetings;
- generally serving as the Institute’s liaison with AJC/OGIA staff on all administrative, technical, scheduling and planning questions; ensure departmental obligations are communicated and implemented in timely manner.
Personal Qualifications and Core Competencies
· An undergraduate degree is required.
· At least two years of work experience. Previous Africa, government and/or NGO exposure desired but not required.
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills (French preferred; not required).
· Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy.
· Excellent research knowledge
· Excellent organizational and time management skills.
· Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively with fellow staff as well as lay leaders.
· Strong attention to detail and follow-through.
· Passion for AJC’s mission.
· A demonstrated commitment to high ethical standards and values.
· Willingness to travel.
· Willingness to attend meetings and programs outside of standard working hours.
· Computer skills required: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint