Saturday, August 2, 2014 Av 6, 5774

Assistant Regional Director

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, 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.

 

Responsibilities:

 

1.      Assist the Director in the implementation of strategic goals and objectives in coordination with the regional board

2.      Provide conceptual, logistical, and organizational support for all office programs and activities

3.      Assist with the recruitment and development of local AJC leadership

4.      Assist with the implementation of fundraising activities

 

Fundraising

·         Assist Regional Director, Assistant Development Director and lay leadership with fundraising events and integrated development functions, including soliciting volunteers and regional event creation

·         Work as needed on fundraising events and cultivate regional leadership, honorees and coordinate regional events  (including working with internal and external vendors, securing venue, coordinating and mailing invitations, managing invitation list(s) and RSVPs, following up for donations received and pledged)

·         Work to foster a culture of development within the regional office

·         Assist with donor cultivation in regions

·         Conduct prospect research in regions

·         Provide support to ensure that regional events/fundraising runs smoothly

 

Program Development and Implementation for Immigration, Interreligious/Intergroup,

National Outreach & Advocacy

·         Develop programs in collaboration with Director and lay leadership; implement independently and collaboratively

·         Manage all program logistics including securing speakers, venue and working with vendors

·         Manage coordination of travel arrangements for visiting speakers

·         Develop program budgets

·         Ensure programs run smoothly by overseeing all onsite functions

·         Create and distribute all necessary marketing materials including invitations, flyers, emails, and event program

 

Advocacy

·         Assist with advocacy efforts including monitoring legislation, outreach to community leaders and local state and federal officials in all regional areas

·         Represent AJC on coalitions with other groups on issues of mutual concern

·         Assist Director and other regional staff with AJC Global Forum outreach, recruitment, and planning of regional specific activities and advocacy

 

Community Relations

·         Work with the Director and lay leadership to establish and maintain relationships with important AJC constituencies including political, government, media, ethnic and religious groups

·         Represent AJC as needed at external meetings with partner agencies, in the community and on boards

·         Establish and maintain relationships with important AJC constituencies in consultation with the Director

·         Stay abreast, and keep others informed, of news and analysis on issues of importance to AJC

·         Maintain online presence for regional office through regional website, social media and email

 

Communications

·         Update regional office website

·         Create and publish office newsletter, post daily on Facebook and monitor progress

·         Write monthly program report highlighting regional activities

·         Liaise with local media sources for publication of letters to the editor/op-eds

·         Create action alerts and other email correspondence to engage membership and community

·         Develop and improve relationships with media

·         Manage regional photo database

·         Take notes at Board meetings and other meetings as assigned by Director

 

 

Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree required

·         Minimal 5 years of experience required

·         Passion for AJC’s mission (including Israel, world Jewry, human rights, immigration, energy and contemporary Jewish life)

·         Strong organizational and time management skills, including attention to detail

·         Excellent written and verbal communications skills

·         Fundraising experience including familiarity with  donor solicitation and event planning

·         Ability to creatively and practically solve problems

·         Ability to multi-task and work on many projects simultaneously

·         Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff and lay leadership

·         Ability to work effectively under pressure, make tough decisions and follow through on agreed upon initiatives

·         Ability to develop and implement programs

·         An entrepreneurial mindset; able to identify and pursue opportunities

·         Excellent project management skills, ability to manage data and develop, implement and oversee budget

·         A self-starter, willing to take initiative

·         Experience in working well with diverse constituencies

·         Respect for and adherence to confidentiality

·         Experience with social media and website maintenance

·         Availability for early morning, evening and weekend meetings; car needed for regional outreach

·         Technologically savvy including knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Raisers Edge

 

 

To Apply:
Please submit your application on https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/assistant-regional-director-phila-2013/


AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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