Coordinator, Interreligious and Intergroup Relations (IIR) New York

AJC | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 9/14/2022

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.


The IIR Department is AJC’s national address for Interreligious Affairs. The department fosters relationships with key religious leaders (clergy and lay), denominations, and faith-based organizations to advocate for AJC’s three central pillars: combating antisemitism in all its forms, strengthening Israel’s place in the world, and promoting pluralism and democratic values.


The IIR Coordinator provides essential administrative support for the department.  The successful candidate should be flexible, organized and a team player. The candidate must have professional acumen, agility, energy and be able to reliably handle multiple assignments in a fast-moving dynamic environment. As the first point of contact for many AJC constituents, the department coordinator should be an enthusiastic representative of the agency ready to infuse an atmosphere of platinum service for AJC stakeholders into every aspect of the work. 


In addition to IIR responsibilities, the Coordinator will devote a limited number of hours each week to assist the Advocacy Department, including with the submission of expense/travel reports, scheduling meetings, and updating the agency’s internal communication resources, from the organization’s daily newsletter, to its advocacy dashboard, intranet, and all-staff calendar.


The Coordinator does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability


Responsibilities include:

General Office Support

  • Provide administrative support for all department staff, including database and file maintenance, mail merge, Web-based research, etc.
  • Respond to AJC professionals, lay leaders and general inquiries via phone and email
  • Draft correspondence and edit documents
  • Maintain organized and consistent filing system for all department staff coordination and access
  • Facilitate reporting of departmental expenses
  • Deliver general support to the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council and interact with the dozens of Council members
  • Prepare departmental materials for the AJC website and other communications vehicles and assure proper placement and presentation
  • Create ongoing narratives and descriptions of current programs, including minutes of planning and program meetings and regular reports
  • Prepare and disseminate group mailings
  • Maintain department email lists and facilitate mailings through agency’s large group email system
  • Interface and collaborate with other AJC departments as needed in implementation of department work
  • Make travel arrangements for department staff


Event Coordination

  • Organize and manage project timelines for multiple events (virtual and in-person) varying in size and scope
  • Manage contracts and payments for caterers, venues, and other vendors
  • Work with marketing and communications department to design invitations and bulk emails
  • Work with finance department to process income and expenses
  • Track registration in coordination with other staff
  • Assist in overseeing event budgets
  • Set up event spaces and online meetings for programs and meetings
  • Handle day-of event logistics



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills
  • Dependable
  • Respect for and adherence to confidentiality
  • Well-developed customer service orientation
  • Research skills
  • A self-starter, willing to take the initiative
  • A team player, who is able to work independently
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Passion for mission of AJC
  • A demonstrated commitment to high ethical standards and values
  • Computer skills required: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, PowerPoint, Google Suite, Zoom
  • Knowledge of Concur, Eventbrite, and Luminate Online Email systems a plus
  • Familiarity with American Jewish community and understanding of interreligious issues are a plus.


AJC requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, unless one has a legally recognized reason for exemption.


AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Full Time
Administrative Support | Advocacy
Organization Type
Civil Liberties | 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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