Labovitz Associate for Political & Community Engagement
When you work for American Jewish Committee (AJC), you reimagine what’s possible.
Founded in 1906, American Jewish Committee (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. AJC has offices across the U.S. and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.
AJC's Atlanta office is thrilled to be accepting applications for our Labovitz Associates for Political & Community Engagement.
Applications are due by September 5. This is a 1-year project position.
The two Labovitz Associates will work together to advance AJC Atlanta’s political outreach and coalition building with diverse faith and ethnic communities, with a focus on Black/Jewish relations. They will be responsible for events and programs that cultivate meaningful relationships. The Associates will work directly with the AJC Atlanta team and AJC’s National Director of Black/Jewish Relations. The Labovitz Associate is an entry-level position.
The Labovitz Associates will do all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
- Enjoy making connections
- Are passionate about the democratic process
- Embrace pluralism
- Believe in facilitating authentic relationships
We encourage you to apply.
Fundamental to AJC’s mission is the belief that the well-being of the Jewish community is linked to that of other faith and ethnic groups in the United States and abroad. Pluralism makes us strong, and we are committed to diversity in our communities and organization. We strongly encourage candidates of all faiths and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are also committed to diversity within the Jewish community and encourage those from all Jewish backgrounds to apply.
Who You Are
- Have respect for and interest in working with diverse faith and ethnic communities
- 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 occasional evenings and weekends, and to travel occasionally
- A team played with a sense of humor
- Fluent in social media or willing to learn
- Hold a Bachelor's degree
What You’ll Do
A Day in the Life
- Facilitate meetings with lay leaders to discuss AJC’s strategy for engaging Atlanta elected officials or candidates for office.
- Set up meetings with HBCU leaders to introduce them to AJC’s Black/Jewish work.
- Plan an interethnic event focused on voting rights.
- Communicate with Congressional staff about policy related to AJC’s priority areas.
Please note that this is a small sample of activities that the Labovitz Associates may perform; each day will vary.
- Advance AJC Atlanta’s political outreach strategy.
- Cultivate AJC Atlanta’s relationships with local, state, and federal elected officials and their staffers.
- Engage lay leaders who are interested in AJC Atlanta’s political advocacy.
- Coordinate advocacy meetings on behalf of AJC.
- Work with Congressional offices to further opportunities for members of the Congressional Caucus on Black/Jewish relations.
- Manage AJC’s Atlanta/Black Jewish Coalition.
- Work with ACCESS, AJC’s young professionals division, and AJC leadership to strengthen AJC Atlanta’s interfaith and interethnic coalition building.
- Build and cultivate relationships with leaders of Atlanta’s Black, Latino, Asian, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish communities.
- Implement best practices to manage AJC Atlanta’s social media, including posts, paid advertisements, and other content.
- Use analytics to drive social media strategy for AJC Atlanta and AJC’s Atlanta Black/Jewish Coalition Facebook pages.
- Manage AJC Atlanta’s regional website and email system
- Generate regular local content to advance AJC’s advocacy priorities.
The Labovitz Associate may be asked to perform additional tasks as directed by the Director and/or Associate Director of AJC Atlanta.
How AJC Invests in You
- Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates
- Support from professionals in our national development professionals
- Comprehensive IT support and advanced technology tools
- A supportive supervisor who is dedicated to your growth
- Yearly professional development opportunities
- Local professional learning opportunities
- 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/s119ldm31ku43ee/