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.
AJC San Diego will become the 25th regional AJC office in the United States that advances AJC’s mission to combat antisemitism, strengthen Israel’s place in the world, and promote pluralism and democratic values. Specifically, In San Diego, AJC works on behalf of the Jewish community to combat antisemitism, antizionism, and the negative impacts of the BDS movement. The San Diego office will be part of a regional network of a global organization, with a primary focus on local initiatives. The Regional Offices maintain the agency’s nationwide presence, attract leaders and donors to AJC, enhance the agency’s influence with key local, national and international decision makers and stakeholders, implement advocacy initiatives at the state/local level, and establish and nurture critical community relationships.
The Regional Director of AJC’s San Diego Regional Office will provide dynamic, visionary, creative leadership and the ability to translate his/her own and others’ passions into effective actions. The Regional Director reports directly to the AJC Chief Field Operations Officer.
The Regional Director does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
- Design a strategic vision that meets the needs of the San Diego Jewish Community and
offers a compelling case for involvement with and support for AJC’s work
- Establish a highly visible presence for AJC in the San Diego Jewish community and the
community at large
- Recruit, develop, and inspire lay leaders
- Advance AJC’s advocacy agenda at the state, local and regional level
- Establish a fundraising campaign to support AJC’s work
The Regional Director must possess an entrepreneurial spirit, enthusiasm, drive, and the ability to translate his/her own and others’ passions into effective actions.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Develop strategic goals and objectives at the local level, together with the regional
Board of directors and in coordination with the national office
- Work locally to support AJC’s global advocacy programs, advance national strategic
goals and objectives, and offer a compelling case for involvement with and support for AJC’s work
- Identify, recruit, steward and inspire a strong new board of directors and other
- Oversee fundraising activities to identify and raise revenue streams to support AJC’s
- Develop and maintain relationships with local, state, and federal policymakers
- Serve as a spokesperson and official representative of AJC to influential stakeholders
within the Jewish community and the public at large
- Design and implement mission-centric programmatic initiatives, with a focus on local impact
- Nurture interfaith and intergroup relationships in the community through collaborative
initiatives with strategically selected partners
- Collaborate with AJC’s Regional Offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco to achieve state-wide political and diplomatic advocacy objectives
- Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred
- Minimum 8-10 years of relevant experience including experience and / or familiarity
with Jewish community relations, fundraising, staff and volunteer management.
- Passion for AJC’s mission, including:
- promoting Israel,
- safeguarding world Jewry,
- advancing human rights,
- protecting civil rights and civil liberties
- Proven experience as a self-starter with strategic vision and thrives in an
- Experience with fundraising, donor cultivation, and a proven track record of securing
- Confidence as a public figure within the Jewish and general communities; knowledge of
San Diego’s Jewish and non-Jewish leadership and understanding of the state and local
- Political savvy; strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills; ability to establish and
maintain relationships and partnerships with important AJC constituencies including political government, diplomatic, news media, and education, ethnic and religious leaders.
- Strong organizational skills; ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, to work
collaboratively with lay leaders and colleagues, to make tough decisions, and to
implement agreed upon initiatives
- Strong ability to cultivate, develop and maintain relationships with board leadership;
experience with board management and governance matters; desire and ability to promote and implement the AJC lay-professional partnership
- Ability to manage complex initiatives and oversee budgets, planning and financial
- Experience leveraging social media and designing/executing a marketing strategy
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Availability for evening meetings and willingness to travel on occasion
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.
The salary range for this position is $120,000 to $175,000.
Please submit your application to: https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/slwow9y1y9u66r/