(Two Year Project Position)
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 Government and International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the United States and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.
The Young Leadership Associate (Two Year Project Position) is a part of AJC’s Young Leadership department and will work in close coordination with the JCRC-AJC of Metropolitan Detroit, a partnership organization. This role engages JCRC-AJC activists—high school and college students, as well as members of ACCESS, AJC’s young professional division—who will shape the future of global Jewish advocacy. Working with national team members and JCRC-AJC of Detroit, this position will grow opportunities for young leaders and professionally locally and nationally.
This position will report to AJC’s Associate Director of Young Leadership and will also receive guidance from the Director of JCRC-AJC of Metropolitan Detroit. This is a two-year project position (through 12/31/21).
The Young Leadership Associate does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
• Identifying phenomenal Jewish young professionals, engaging them in ACCESS, and implementing programs, meetings, and events in close coordination with the JCRC-AJC and ACCESS Global staff
• Working with ACCESS leaders to support their advocacy, program development and some level of financial contribution to AJC
• Recruiting ACCESS supporters to attend the AJC Global Forum
• Developing and expanding joint advocacy and diplomatic opportunities with community partners from other religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds and with elected officials.
• Establishing and maintaining close ties with Michigan-based colleges and universities—including to Hillel staff, school administrators, and students—in support of AJC’s Campus Affairs work
• Recruiting Campus Leaders to attend the AJC Global Forum
• Working with AJC’s national Young Leadership department and Interreligious and Intergroup department to organize, plan and recruit for AJC’s national Muslim-Jewish Campus Summit held in Detroit.
• Establishing and facilitating AJC’s Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) program for high school students
• Finding meaningful local advocacy opportunities for Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) high school students and Leaders for Tomorrow alumni
• Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years of work experience
• Self-starter who collaborates seamlessly with colleagues both inside and outside AJC
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills
• Alignment 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)
• Ability to multi-task and work on many projects simultaneously
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff and lay leadership
• Ability to work effectively under pressure, make difficult decisions and follow through on agreed upon initiatives
• An entrepreneurial mindset; able to identify and pursue opportunities
• Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends, and to travel occasionally
• Fluency in social media
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.