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.
ACCESS, AJC’s Young Professionals’ Leadership Initiative, is a seeking an entrepreneurial and detail-oriented young professional to be a part of the New York Regional Office team. This Associate will collaborate with AJC staff, ACCESS young professionals, and external partners, including inter-community and diplomatic leaders, to provide leadership training and advocacy opportunities for New York’s young professional Jewish community.
Through its innovative educational programming, ACCESS NY engages a generation of young global Jewish advocates and imbues them with AJC’s core values and mission. Working to cultivate next generation AJC leadership, the ACCESS Associate cultivates relationships with Jewish young professionals and engages them in AJC advocacy priorities including Israel advocacy, fighting anti-Semitism, building coalitions, and international diplomacy.
AJC has engaged in groundbreaking intercommunity work since its founding in 1906 and this work continues to be a primary pillar of AJC’s mission. ACCESS works to advance AJC’s bridges with other communities to ensure the Jewish community remains a strong player in supporting and strengthening the basis of American pluralism in the future. Thus, this ACCESS Associate position is designed to significantly enhance ACCESS’ intergroup work.
ACCESS Associates will be expected to:
● Build relationships with ACCESS community members to engage and mobilize them to participate and lead in ACCESS’ advocacy work.
● Develop and strengthen relationships with existing religious and ethnic partners and execute programs and opportunities to advance collaboration and advocacy priorities.
● Implement strategies to broaden the base of ACCESS donors and to deepen the contributions of those already giving philanthropically.
● Collaborate and coordinate with the AJC New York Team, AJC ACCESS Global, both staff and lay, to implement and coordinate global programmatic events and campaigns.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for Jewish communal advocacy, international relations, and inter-community coalition-building. The candidate will have demonstrated his or her ability to take initiative and follow-through. The candidate will also be a team player, highly organized, and be a thoughtful and articulate communicator, both orally and in writing. Past experience working in intergroup relations is highly valued.
ACCESS Associates will engage in professional development workshops alongside their peers at annual conferences and programs. The ACCESS Associate will be in frequent contact with ACCESS Global for one-on-one support, and will take part in monthly calls with other ACCESS Associates for idea sharing and support.
AJC's ACCESS Associate position is made possible by a generous grant from The Joyce and Irving Goldman Family Foundation.
New York will host one Associate. Although Associates do not need to currently live in New York to apply, candidates who have a strong knowledge of New York and New York’s Jewish community will receive priority consideration.
Stipend: Associates will receive a $41,200/year stipend
Duration: The position is intended to last one year.
: While it is not necessary to adhere to any specific religious practice, a strong, demonstrated interest in Judaism and the Jewish community is a requirement.
Applications must include all of the materials listed below by May 18, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
· Letter explaining your interest in this position and prior outreach experience to ethnic and religious communities and/or young leadership within the Jewish community
· One writing sample of 500 words or less
· Contact information for 2 references.
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please submit your application on: https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/access-associate-ny-2018-1-year-fellowship/