When you work for American Jewish Committee (AJC), you reimagine what’s possible.
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's Atlanta office is excited to be hiring an Alexander Associate.
Alexander Associates are a critical component of AJC’s Alexander Young Leadership department. Alexander Associates work with AJC lay leader activists— members of ACCESS, AJC’s young professional division, as well as high school and college students — to shape the future of global Jewish advocacy.
Positioned within AJC Atlanta, the Alexander Associate will work collaboratively with regional office and the national Alexander Young Leadership team to grow opportunities for students and young professionals locally and nationally.
The Alexander Associate does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence and Accountability.
Who You Are
- A person who enjoys empowering and cultivating the leadership skills of others
- Someone who has respect for and interest in working with diverse faith and ethnic communities
- Comfortable soliciting people for financial support of AJC, but no previous fundraising experience required.
- Aligned with AJC’s mission and diplomatic style, with knowledge and passion for the organization’s key issues (including Israel, world Jewry, human rights, international relations, foreign policy, and democratic institutions)
- A self-starter who collaborates seamlessly with colleagues both inside and outside AJC
- Enthusiastic about learning new skills and topics
- An attuned communicator with excellent written and oral communication skills
- Able to identify and pursue opportunities
- Highly organized with excellent attention to detail
- Adept at time management with the ability to manage several projects at one time
- Available to work evenings and weekends and to travel occasionally
- A team player with a sense of humor
- Fluent in social media or willing to learn
- Holder of a Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of professional experience
What You’ll Do
- Identify phenomenal Jewish young professionals, engage them in ACCESS, and transform them into leaders in AJC and financial supporters of AJC’s mission
- Work with and manage the regional ACCESS Steering Committee to support their advocacy, program development and financial contributions to AJC
- Implement and plan ACCESS programs, meetings, and events in close coordination with regional and ACCESS Global staff
- Work with ACCESS leadership to strengthen AJC Atlanta’s interfaith and interethnic coalition building
- Recruit ACCESS supporters to attend AJC Global Forum
- Develop and expand joint advocacy and diplomatic opportunities with community partners from other religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds
- Support ACCESS engagement with elected officials and diplomats through advocacy meetings and programming
Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT)
- Spearhead recruitment of AJC’s Leaders for Tomorrow program for high school students
- Co-Manage the LFT committee comprised of AJC Atlanta board members and LFT parents
- Support and facilitate seven yearly LFT sessions focused on issues related to Jewish advocacy, including antisemitism, Israel, and Jewish identity.
- Support the growth of LFT alumni by co-managing the LFT alumni advisory board
- Establish and maintain close ties with local colleges and universities—including Hillel staff, school administrators, and students—in support of AJC’s Campus Affairs work
- Build relationships with student activists and empower their response to situations that may arise
- Speak to campus groups about Jewish advocacy issues
- Recruit campus leaders to attend AJC Global Forum
The Alexander Associate may be asked to perform additional tasks as directed by the Director and/or Associate Director of AJC Atlanta.
What You’ll Do / A Day in the Life
- Meet for coffee with an ACCESS prospect to discuss how they can engage with AJC
- Work with lay leaders to plan a joint event with a Latino young professionals' organization
- Research current event topics to discuss with Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) students
- Train ACCESS leaders on how to engage in advocacy with elected officials
Please note that this is a small sample of activities that the Alexander Associate may perform; each day will vary.
How AJC Invests in You
- Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates
- Support and resources from our national office
- Comprehensive IT support and advanced technology tools
- A supportive supervisor who is dedicated to your growth
- Yearly professional development opportunities
- Local professional learning opportunities
- Train you in fundraising and development
- Opportunities for advancement
- Opportunities to travel
- Competitive health, vision, dental benefits
- Flexible Spending Account options
- 15 vacation days/paid time off (PTO) per year that increases with continued employment
- Office closures for Jewish and US holidays
- Hybrid work schedule with flexibility
- 403(b) participation, after one year of employment
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.
Please submit your application to: https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/s1mixfx50wgz3ip/