Assistant Director for Program & Advocacy
American Jewish Committee - Boston, MA

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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. In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of Government & International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has regional offices and affiliates across the U.S. and overseas in addition to a multitude of global partnerships.

Among Jewish organizations, AJC is the preeminent leader in the global arena. With a presence in Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy and Switzerland, AJC’s network of relationships with, and access to, the key decision makers and thought leaders on every continent is unmatched. AJC is recognized by foreign leaders, the Israeli and U.S. governments as an effective and trusted interlocutor for Jewish issues, human rights and advocacy for democratic values. Today, AJC proactively tackles the greatest concerns of Jewish communities around the globe.

The Boston Office of AJC is the region’s premier global Jewish advocacy organization dedicated to securing the freedom and safety of Jews and other vulnerable peoples in the United States, Israel and around the world. To advance this purpose, AJC Boston promotes a dynamic program focused on diplomatic and cultural outreach and innovative advocacy.

The Assistant Director for Program and Advocacy will play a key part in advancing AJC Boston’s strategic plan. The successful candidate will need to be a resourceful leader, who exhibits pride and professionalism in his or her work and achievements. Responsibilities will include the following:
  • Manage and develop major programs, such as the Annual Diplomats Seder;
  • Coordinate advocacy initiatives in consultation with other staff;
  • Provide support for the ACCESS Leadership Program;
  • Oversee constituency outreach and engagement initiatives, including
    • Board and constituency meetings
    • Cultivations events and initiatives
    • Other relevant activities
  • Coordinate diplomatic and community outreach programs
  • Collaborate with the Development Director and other staff to advance AJC’s fundraising program;
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant professional experience, a Bachelors degree (relevant graduate training a plus) and a passion for AJC’s work. S/he will demonstrate the interpersonal skills and disposition needed for work in a highly demanding, fast-paced and dynamic environment that often requires early morning, evening and weekend meetings. S/he will be strategic thinker, who demonstrates superior oral and written ability, strong organizational and time management skills, an entrepreneurial mindset, the ability to creatively problem solve and multi-task, and a capacity to engage the issues and intellectual context that define AJC’s work. In addition, s/he will be a team player, who also has a capacity to work independently. Experience working with nonprofit boards and proficiency in relevant foreign languages, Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and Raiser’s Edge is a plus.

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