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.
AJC NY is seeking a full-time employee, to lead
AJC’s young leadership program in New York City, focusing on the development
and implementation of a dynamic and innovative program engaging young Jews in
the community as well as identifying and cultivating young leaders for
AJC. The ACCESS NY Assistant Director
will work with our team of staff and interns to ensure an energized and
positive future for AJC and the Jewish community. We are seeking a smart and dedicated
professional staff leader who can be both a visionary and an effective
implementer. Full-time position including frequent evening and occasional weekend
The Assistant Director, ACCESS NY does all of
this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence,
The major functions of
this role include:
the implementation of an ACCESS working plan that seeks to engage young Jews in
NYC around issues impacting the global Jewish community and specifically AJC’s
mission and values.
to identify and cultivate a cohort of young leaders who will successfully take
a leadership path into ACCESS and AJC directly.
with a variety of lay and staff stakeholders to expand the reach and impact of
key areas of ACCESS NY’s work-specifically diplomatic outreach and
intercommunity coalition building. Increase recognition and visibility of
ACCESS in the competitive market of young Jewish organizations in NYC
recruit and steward the ACCESS NY Board engaging them through skills training
and leadership development opportunities.
Work with the board to create a sense of ownership and investment in
goals, metric and in the development of dynamic and thoughtful strategies to
a successful annual fundraising campaign and the execution of key programs such
as an annual benefit event, diplomatic Chanukah celebration, Model Seder etc.
or co-supervise fellows and interns for the AJC NY Regional Office, including
an ACCESS Associate
Duties & Responsibilities:
the dynamic and inspiring face of ACCESS professional leadership in the greater
NYC community including networking, speaking at events, recruiting committed
leaders and providing a model of inspired leadership and advocacy. Ensure ACCESS NY has “brand recognition” and
buzz as a result of our programming, impact and visibility.
and deepen important relationships with interlocutors and partners such as
diplomats and intergroup/faith partners (e.g. Latino and Muslim). Innovate with creative and impactful
programming and coalition building.
abreast of issues affecting the American Jewish community and respond with
programming and advocacy initiatives.
relations: manage the ACCESS NY board and ACCESS NY board co-chairs; leadership
development; fundraising, board communications, etc.
in a timely and effective manner whether by e-mail,phone, or in-person, with
senior AJC and ACCESS-level board members, donors, participants, foundations,
journalists, students and others. The
ACCESS NY Assistant Director is expected to be highly organized, prompt,
diplomatic, and deliver excellent service to all those he/she interacts with.
and pursue relevant grant and fundraising opportunities (including corporate
sponsorship) in collaboration with the ACCESS Global Director and other staff
people along an engagement pipeline: Identify young doers and givers in the NY
community; build meaningful relationships with them; engage them in AJC’s
priorities through innovative programming; solicit them to join Donor
ACCESS NY’s fundraising portfolio by expanding the number of donor society
the annual ACCESS NY benefit, including oversight of benefit committee,
fundraising coordinating all elements of the event (caterer, DJ, venue), media
with the ACCESS Associate in NY to organize: board annual retreat, briefing
events, Dinner with a Diplomat Campaign, Diplomatic Chanukah Party, Interfaith
Model Seder, and other programs as they arise.
effective programs in collaboration with the board and ACCESS NY members.
to strengthen connections between ACCESS NY and AJC’s New York Regional Office
AJC NY staff meetings and participate and help with other programming as
to the management and oversight of the certain ACCESS staff and interns in New
York- oversee his/her work and its quality; assist with his/her professional
the updating and improving of databases and website for ACCESS NY; maintain a
vital online presence for ACCESS NY on the AJC NY Facebook page.
for key ACCESS Global initiatives to meet recruitment and leadership
development goals such as the ACCESS Track at Global Forum, international missions,
National Advocacy Day and other AJC senior leadership programs open to young
at key times with ACCESS Global programs such as ACCESS Track at Global Forum
programming and planning.
- 5+ years
of work experience in the non-profit world with Jewish communal organization
experience strongly preferred.
in some of our key issue areas a plus, such as intergroup/faith bridge building
(specifically with the Latino and Muslim communities), and with diplomatic and
governmental interlocutors an asset.
with board and leadership development, with some fundraising experience
managing all aspects of large and small events from conceptualizing to
creation, implementation and follow-up.
organizational skills and follow-through
oral and written communications skills.
Much of ACCESS’s effectiveness is determined by the relationships we are
able to build with various constituencies.
We are looking for a person with outstanding people skills, who can
liaise with ACCESS and senior AJC lay leaders, foundations and donors, staff
and management as well as with community partners, diplomats and other Jewish
organizations. Excellent interpersonal
and communication skills are therefore a must and demonstrated poise, tact, and
diplomacy is required.
high energy, creative thinker who is perceptive, self-aware and outcome
oriented. A sense of humor and a genuine
love of people and their potential is a must.
value hard work, honest and open discussion in an effort to improve our
internal and external effectiveness, creative thinking, ability to work
independently as well as collaboratively, and to report.
should have excellent research, writing and presentation skills, excel in
creative, out-of-the-box thinking, and be willing to work with passion and
player with an interest in collaborating with other AJC institutes and
affiliate organizations and a firm understanding of the bigger picture of our
work and the important role of his/her contribution in that picture.
position will include event planning and requires availability on evenings and
solving skills and an understanding and interest in experimenting with new
methods and technologies to better serve the needs of our department. Excellent organizational and English-language
skills; Accuracy and attention to detail in database work and correspondence. Reliability and ability to meet deadlines is
with common computer programs including Microsoft Office, and basic internet
research is mandatory, as is a willingness and ability to learn Raiser’s Edge, E-mail
Playground and BlackBaud Sphere (prior knowledge of these programs is preferred
but not necessary)
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer