Regional Director, Long Island
Location: New York, NY
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.
Jewish organizations, AJC is the preeminent leader in the global arena. With a
presence in Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Brazil and
Switzerland, AJC’s network of relationships with, and access to, 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.
Regional Director of AJC's Long Island regional office will provide dynamic, visionary
creative leadership to:
Regional Director must possess enthusiasm, drive, and the ability to translate
his/her own and others’ passions into effective actions. The Director will work
in the New York City office with some travel to Long Island for events and
- Establish a highly visible presence for AJC in the community
- Advance AJC’s global advocacy
agenda at the state and local level
- Recruit, develop, and inspire
- Grow the annual fundraising
Oversee fundraising activities, secure major gift
funding, foster a culture of development and client service, and identify and
raise other revenue streams to support AJC’s mission.
Execute AJC’s strategic goals and
objectives at the local level, together with the regional board of directors
and in coordination with the national office.
Design and implement advocacy and
programmatic initiatives that link the region to AJC’s global advocacy program,
advance national strategic goals and objectives, and offer a compelling case
for involvement with and support of AJC’s work.
Identify, recruit, develop and
inspire lay leadership
Serve as a spokesperson and official
representative of AJC to influential stakeholders in the community and public
Nurture interfaith and interethnic
relationships in the community, through collaborative initiatives with a
variety of partners including Latino, African-American, and Asian-American
degree required; graduate degree preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years of relevant
experience including experience and / or familiarity with Jewish community
relations, fundraising, staff and volunteer management.
- Experience with
fundraising and a proven track record of securing major gifts.
- Passion for AJC’s
- promoting Israel,
- safeguarding world
- combating anti-Semitism,
- advancing human rights,
- advocating for
comprehensive immigration reform,
- advocating for energy
security and independence, and
- protecting civil rights
and civil liberties.
- Political savvy; strong diplomatic and interpersonal
- Understanding of the state and local political landscape; established
community relationships not required but a plus.
- Strong organizational skills, experience with board
management and governance matters, and experience delegating roles and projects
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work
collaboratively with lay leaders and colleagues.
- High energy and enthusiasm – a self-starter who thrives in
an entrepreneurial environment.
- Confidence as a public figure within the Jewish and general
- Ability to
manage complex initiatives and oversee budgets, planning and financial
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
experience with social media and online advocacy and communications.
leading a team to cultivate donors and secure major gifts.
- Knowledge of
Jewish and non-Jewish leadership in the community.
- Ability to make tough
decisions and implement agreed upon initiatives.
- Ability to work
collaboratively as well as to lead boldly when needed.
- Experience leveraging
social media and designing/executing a marketing strategy.
- Availability for evening
meetings and willingness to travel.
- Strong ability to
cultivate, develop and maintain relationships with board leadership and
external stakeholders. Desire and ability to promote and implement the AJC
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