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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. 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.
The Assistant Director will oversee all aspects of the Boston office’s communications program, manage select interreligious and intergroup partnerships, and oversee young leadership programs to ensure that AJC is perceived as a dynamic and vigorous presence within identified constituencies.
The individual does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability
- Design, develop and maintain regular communications program that ensures that key constituencies, including donors, are engaged with and aware of agency activities and concerns.
- Develop robust online presence that includes:
Work with Director and staff on positioning office on key issues.
Develop opportunities for media exposure through interviews, op-eds, etc.
Manage select public programs, advocacy campaigns, and board events.
Coordinate program content development for Annual Diplomats Seder.
Actively support development, advocacy, programmatic, and constituency building activity.
Serve as staff liaison to communication and other taskforces or committees.
Work closely with staff and leadership on developing a communications friendly culture.
Train staff in technologies needed to sustain active communications program.
Oversee Board Ambassadors Program.
Oversee marketing of all events and programs (signature, large, and small).
Work with Director to design programming that reflects AJC messaging and brand.
B. Interfaith and Intergroup Program
- Development and management of regional website.
- Leveraging of newer modalities, such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogging, to enhance AJC New England’s capacity to engage and organize constituencies.
- Enrolling constituents in advocacy efforts through online outreach.
- Other initiatives (such as advocacy campaigns) that may strengthen the capacity to advance substantive goals, while enhancing constituency development and our capacity to animate and engage supporters and friends.
- Coordinate interfaith partnerships and programming.
- Coordinate intergroup partnerships and programming.
- Manage Global Advocacy Fellows program and the ACCESS Young Leadership Committee.
- Build a team-oriented, innovative, and highly professional office culture.
- Represent the agency in relevant public forums and planning meetings, including public speaking.
- Play active role in the cultivation of donors and supporters.
- Participate in direct fundraising efforts as appropriate.
- Perform other tasks needed to support overall office effectiveness.
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- Minimum of three years’ professional experience required
- Bachelors’ degree or higher
- Hard working team player
- Flexible and entrepreneurially minded
- Excellent writing skills and capacity to think critically about problems
- Knowledge of the web and emerging technologies
- Experience with press relations
- Capacity to clearly and concisely present issues
- Familiarity with AJC a plus
- Some data management experience
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office; broad knowledge of relevant software, network management and social networking processes.
Please submit your application on: https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/assistant-director-boston-2016/
AJC New England Internship (2016)
The Boston office of AJC is seeking an intern, whose primary focus will concern advocacy, program, and communications support. S/he must have strong oral and written communications skills, a capacity to comfortably relate to a wide variety of people, a positive attitude, and a disposition for managing details. In addition, the candidate should demonstrate a capacity for research and proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of social media is a plus.
The Boston office is a small office with a large agenda. The successful candidate will be someone who is an energetic self-starter, who knows how to work well on a team, is comfortable in a fast-paced environment, works well under pressure, has the flexibility to adapt to changing circumstances, enjoys a challenge and wants to grow professionally. The position is unpaid and 16-20 hours per week. To apply, please send resumes and cover letters to Diane Lieberman at LiebermanD@ajc.org.