Location: Chicago, IL
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 Chicago 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.
- 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 lay leaders
- Grow the annual
Manage the AJC Chicago
regional office, including budget, staffing, facilities, etc.
activities in concert with regional development director, 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.
develop and inspire lay leadership, including younger members (including
through the AJC ACCESS program).
Serve as a spokesperson
and official representative of AJC to influential stakeholders in the community
and public at large.
Nurture interfaith and
interethnic relationships in the community, through collaborative initiatives
with a variety of partners including Latino, African-American, and
degree required; graduate degree preferred.
5-7 years of relevant experience including experience and / or familiarity with
Jewish community relations, fundraising, staff and volunteer management.
with fundraising and a proven track record of securing major gifts.
for AJC’s mission, including:
for comprehensive immigration reform,
for energy security and independence, and
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 management.
written and verbal communication skills; experience with social media and
online advocacy and communications.
- Experience leading a
team to cultivate donors and secure major gifts.
- Knowledge of Jewish
and non-Jewish leadership in the community.
to make tough decisions and implement agreed upon initiatives.
to work collaboratively as well as to lead boldly when needed.
leveraging social media and designing/executing a marketing
for evening meetings and willingness to travel.
ability to cultivate, develop and maintain relationships with board leadership
and external stakeholders. Desire and ability to promote and implement
the AJC lay-professional partnership.