Director of National Outreach Washington, D.C. @ AJC

Director of National Outreach Washington, D.C.

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 Director of National Outreach is the organization’s force multiplier with elected officials and others in places where AJC does not have a bricks and mortar presence. The Director will collaborate with staff and lay partners to craft and implement a 50-state advocacy strategy, developing and managing political and lay relationships key to AJC success. The Director will also spearhead efforts to reach candidates across the nation in a manner that is both systematized and meaningful.
The Director does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
This person works closely with the Senior Director of Policy and Political Affairs in supervising and guiding department staff, particularly the Assistant Director of Political Outreach.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:
• Guide and implement systematic engagement with presidential and congressional candidates
• Manage a strategy with AJC’s Department of Regional Offices and in places beyond AJC's geographic reach to engage regularly and meaningfully with local elected officials and high-profile state/local candidates (AGs, Mayors, Governors, City Council members, etc.) in a manner to fulfill the promise of the 50-state strategy
• Expand and deepen AJC’s reach with members of Congress from states and districts where AJC does not have a bricks and mortar presence to ensure our congressional impact reaches all 50 states
• Play an integral role in garnering broad, nationwide support for AJC’s national campaigns

• 10+ years of experience on Capitol Hill or working with State/local government, in advocacy organizations, in a lobbying capacity, in political campaigns, or in national organizing
• Ability to work independently, showing initiative and creativity in vision and outreach
• Capacity to speak with a non-partisan voice, echoing AJC’s thoughtful approach
• Proven success in crafting and implementing major projects and strategies
• Fluency in key AJC issues to include combating antisemitism, promoting Israel’s place in the world, American pluralism, hate crimes, American global leadership, and foreign policy
• Superior written and verbal communications skills
• A master’s degree is preferred
• A demonstrated commitment to the highest ethical standards and values consistent with those of AJC
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Senior Professional (10+ years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2021-02-09
  • Times this job has been viewed: 433 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Advocacy
  • Organization Type: Public Affairs
Job Location
Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. , DC 20005


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