Regional Director, DRO Cincinnati

Confidential Employer | Cincinnati, OH, United States

Posted Date 12/08/2021

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 Regional Director of the AJC Cincinnati Regional Office will provide dynamic, visionary creative leadership to:


  • Grow the annual fundraising campaign; Foster existing donors and cultivate new donors.
  • Recruit, develop, and inspire lay leaders.
  • Establish a highly visible presence for AJC in the media, with elected officials, other political leaders, in the Jewish community, and the community at large.
  • Develop and maintain enduring relationships with coalition partners from different ethnic and faith communities.
  • Communicate AJC’s global advocacy agenda to community stakeholders.


The Regional Director must possess enthusiasm, drive, and the ability to translate his/her own and others’ passions into effective actions.


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

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Oversee fundraising activities in order to identify and raise current and new revenue streams to support AJC’s mission.
  • Design and manage programmatic initiatives that link the region to AJC’s global advocacy program, advance national strategic goals, and objectives, and offer a compelling case for involvement with and in support of AJC’s work.
  • Oversee and implement community programs and initiatives with coalition partners while actively engaging lay committees.
  • Identify, recruit, develop, and inspire lay leadership.
  • Serve as a spokesperson and official representative of AJC to influential stakeholders within the Jewish community and the public at large.
  • Execute AJC’s strategic goals and objectives at the local level, together with the regional board of directors, and in coordination with the national office.



  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree preferred.
  • Experience with fundraising, donor cultivation, and a proven track record of securing major gifts.
  • Eight-plus years of relevant experience including involvement and / or familiarity with Jewish community relations, fundraising, staff, and volunteer management.
  • Passion for AJC’s mission, including:
  • promoting Israel,
  • safeguarding world Jewry,
  • combating antisemitism,
  • advancing human rights,
  • protecting civil rights and civil liberties.
  • Confidence as a public figure within the Jewish and general communities; knowledge of Jewish and non-Jewish leadership in the community and understanding of the state and local political landscape.
  • High energy and enthusiasm – a self-starter who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment. 
  • 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.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience leveraging social media.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Availability for evening and weekend meetings and /or programs.
  • Willingness to travel on occasion.
  • Willingness and ability to work from home.


AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Full Time
Advocacy | Director
Organization Type
Civil Liberties | Public Affairs
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | FSA | leave early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave | transportation | vision
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