Associate Director, Advocacy & Programming Palm Beach County

AJC | Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Posted Date 3/19/2024

When you work for American Jewish Committee (AJC), you shape the future.

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 Policy and Diplomatic Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the U.S. and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.

Job Summary

AJC is experiencing a productive and creative period under its dynamic new CEO, Ted Deutch. New initiatives include a significant investment in growing AJC’s presence in the Palm Beach area, where Ted Deutch resides. AJC believes in investing in success, and AJC’s Palm Beach County Office has been on one of the strongest growth trajectories of any AJC region.

The Assistant Director of Advocacy & Programming will play a pivotal role in advancing our mission by overseeing and driving our advocacy and programming efforts. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of antisemitism, Israel, and international issues, demonstrating the ability to effectively communicate and educate diverse audiences on these topics. A passion for advancing AJC’s mission and a commitment to the extraordinary growth trajectory of the AJC Palm Beach Regional Office are essential. In addition to content expertise, the candidate should be adept at managing projects, events, and programming initiatives, ensuring they align with organizational goals. The Assistant Director of Advocacy & Programming is also responsible for cultivating positive intergroup and political relations.  

If you are passionate about Israel advocacy, combating antisemitism, intergroup collaboration, and the well-being of the global Jewish community, we invite you to join the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people and positively impact our Palm Beach County community and beyond.

The Associate Director, Advocacy & Programming does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.

Who You Are/What You Have

  • A highly organized implementer 
  • An attuned communicator with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A skilled public speaker
  • A team player with a sense of humor
  • A proven ability to identify opportunities and starting points for action
  • Excellent people skills, including active listening and the ability to “read a room” 
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Appreciation for building connections with others and learning new skills and topics 
  • Respect for and interest in collaboration between diverse faith and ethnic communities
  • Aligned with AJC’s mission and diplomatic style, with knowledge and passion for the organization’s key issues (Israel, world Jewry, international relations, foreign policy)
  • Adept at time management with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends and to travel occasionally     
  • Strong organizational, time management, and project management skills with the capacity to comfortably handle a large work volume.
  • Ability to make good decisions, to follow through on agreed upon initiatives, and to work collaboratively, yet independently, when needed.
  • A demonstrated commitment to high ethical standards and values
  • A strong desire to add to a culture of collaboration and feedback
  • Proficiency in Google Docs, and Microsoft Office/Excel.  
  • A bachelor's or advanced degree and 6-8 years of professional experience

 Job Responsibilities

  • Advocacy:
    • Build and maintain relationships with elected officials at local, state, and federal levels.
    • Collaborate with local and national colleagues to develop and implement strategies on legislative issues related to the Jewish community. 
  • Content and Public Speaking:
    • Educate diverse audiences on antisemitism, Israel, and international issues.
    • Stay updated on relevant developments and trends to ensure accurate and current content delivery.
  • Intergroup Relations:
    • Develop and nurture relationships with various faith and ethnic communities.
    • Organize intergroup events and activities to promote understanding and collaboration.
  • Manage Projects:
    • Plan, organize, and execute diverse programming initiatives.
    • Oversee the coordination and implementation of events, ensuring smooth execution of project timelines.
  • Any other tasks as assigned by the Regional Director

How AJC Invests in You

  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates
  • A supportive supervisor who is dedicated to your growth
  • Support and resources from our national office
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement and travel


Comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, vision, and dental plans
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) - 15 vacation days per year, that increases with continued employment
  • Paid Holidays (many Federal and major Jewish Holidays)
  • Hybrid work schedule
  • 403(b) participation, after one year of employment
  • Transit plan

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $90,000, depending on relevant experience.

Please submit your application to:


Salary80,000.00 - 90,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Associate Director | Community Outreach | Community/Govt. Relations | Other | Social Justice
Organization Type
Civil Liberties | Community Relations | Global Nonprofit | Other | Public Affairs
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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