The World Jewish Congress is currently accepting applications for a full-time Operations Manager for the World Jewish Congress - Jewish Diplomatic Corps Program.
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) is the international organization that represents Jewish communities and organizations in over 100 countries around the world. WJC advocates on their behalf towards governments, parliaments, international organizations and other faiths. The organization represents the plurality of the Jewish people, and is politically non-partisan.
The WJC Jewish Diplomatic Corps (WJC-JDCorps) is the flagship program of the WJC, strengthening and empowering a new generation of outstanding Jewish leaders by providing them with the opportunities, experience, and network to impact Jewish interests through diplomacy and public policy. This elite network boasts a cadre of over 300 members from more than 50 countries, with a wide array of professional backgrounds. The members advocate locally and globally on several WJC core issues, such as combating antisemitism, racism and intolerance; religious freedom; fighting terrorism and violent extremism, as well as encouraging interfaith relations. They represent the World Jewish Congress in international organizations, such as the United Nations, where its members have delivered over 80 statements to the UN Human Rights Council over the past five years.
- The Operations Manager is responsible for the regional organization, coordination and follow-up of WJC-JDCorps activities and member engagements, with a focus on over 100 members active in the regions of North America, Latin America and Oceania.
- Conducts regular contact with, and enables the activation of, all members in the regions of responsibility, including proactive identification, formulation, discussion and communication of JD engagement and empowerment opportunities, locally, regionally and globally, internal and external to the WJC, as well as introduced and suggested by the members.
- Coordinate and execute the regional JDCorps operational and recruitment strategy, including organization of meetings, conferences and events, as well as proactive identification and screening of potential member candidates, conduct interviews, and preparation of candidate briefs for management review. Prepares and coordinates induction and training of new members.
- Responsible for communicating information regarding member actions and engagements, WJC-JDCorps events and activities and follow up on WJC and WJC-JDCorps internal and external websites and social media platforms, including coordination with relevant WJC staff, and record keeping of member activities.
- Works as a member of the WJC-JDCorps professional team and contributes to global WJC-JDCorps policy, advocacy, research, organizational matters, as required.
- Contribute to ongoing WJC-JDCorps matters as per current requirements and priorities, as determined by the Executive Director of the WJC-JDCorps.
Essential Qualifications and Skills:
- Advanced oral and written communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is an asset.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills, with an eagerness to establish, maintain contact with and support volunteer network members.
- Strong teamwork skills, independent thinking and initiative are essential.
- Self-starter, hard worker and capable of managing multiple priorities.
- Knowledgeable about Jewish communities worldwide, and issues of relevance to the Jewish communities.
- Knowledge of social media and website management is an asset.
- Experience working in an international team and environment is an asset.
- Program development and management experience is an asset.
- Experience working with volunteers is an asset.
- Bachelors degree required, international relations/politics/communications/management is an asset, as is a relevant masters degree.
- At least two years of prior relevant work experience. Preference for experience in a non-profit organization.
- Full-time position based at the WJC New York Administrative Headquarters, with occasional travel as required.
- Part of the WJC-JDCorps Professional Team, reporting to the Executive Director of the WJC-JDCorps.
- For non-US citizens or green card holders, a valid working permit in the United States is required.
- Starting date: Flexible from 2 December, 2019 and no later than January 2 2020.
The World Jewish Congress is an equal opportunities employer.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Due to the large volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.