Assistant Director, Development Communications New York

AJC | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 7/01/2024

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 seeks a skilled development communications professional to serve as Assistant Director, Development Communications on our National Resource Development team. Working with a Senior Development Director, the Assistant Director, Development Communications will help to communicate AJC’s message and impact to donor and staff audiences. The Assistant Director, Development Communications must be an excellent written communicator with a passion for helping the Jewish people.

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


Spearhead Major Development Communications Projects

  • Write and project manage major donor communications and marketing pieces, including AJC’s annual Donor Recognition Societies book.
  • Conceive of new marketing pieces for donor audiences.
  • Work closely with AJC’s Marketing & Communications department, including AJC’s Graphics team, on design elements.

 Help Craft Development Messaging

  • Create messaging documents for Development staff to use in all donor communications, including talking points, impact stories, and advocacy successes
  • Draft speeches for major fundraising events
  • Create email templates for Development staff use
  • Support Donor Engagement and Marketing & Communications teams with creative writing projects (i.e. donor stories, donor ads, gift announcements, etc.) when needed
  • Synthesize examples of AJC impact for staff to share with donor audiences
  • Work collaboratively with Donor Engagement and Marketing & Communications teams to ensure library of development-related materials remains current and is shared in a timely manner

 Assist with Donor Stewardship

  • Oversee the compilation of annual AJC institute reports
  • Assist with stewardship reports to major donors
  • Draft major gift donor acknowledgment letters, as needed

Additional Duties

  • Contribute creatively by helping to conceive and launch new development initiatives.
  • Staff task forces that are established from time to time.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of National AJC programs and activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of relevant experience in communications, marketing, or development.
  • Exceptional communication skills required, including writing, editing, and proofreading.
  • Must be an exceptional storyteller.
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and practically, to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously, to work effectively under pressure, and to follow through on agreed-upon timelines.
  • Solid grasp of AJC’s issue areas.
  • Command of Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Powerpoint, and Outlook.
  • Top-notch organizational skills with an ability to execute time-sensitive tasks
  • Optimistic and positive attitude
  • A team player who takes pride in their work
  • Work in office with the team at least two days a week (or as needed based on calendar).


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

The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $70,000, depending on relevant experience.

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Salary60,000.00 - 70,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Advocacy | Assistant Director | Community Outreach | Other | Social Justice
Organization Type
Civil Liberties | Community Relations | Global Nonprofit | Other | Outreach | 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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