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American Jewish Committee, Assistant Regional Director, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8649

Sun, August 17, 2014

Explore this position and apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 8649


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. In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of Government & International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has regional offices and affiliates across the U.S. and overseas in addition to a multitude of global partnerships.

Among Jewish organizations, AJC is the preeminent leader in the global arena. With a presence in Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Brazil and Switzerland, AJC’s network of relationships with, and access to, key decision makers and thought leaders on every continent is unmatched. AJC is recognized by foreign leaders, the Israeli and U.S. governments as an effective and trusted interlocutor for Jewish issues, human rights and advocacy for democratic values. Today, AJC proactively tackles the greatest concerns of Jewish communities around the globe.

As Assistant Regional Office Director to the AJC Dallas Regional office, you will be integral in ensuring AJC Dallas meets its ambitious advocacy, communication and fundraising goals by attracting board members, community members, and donors through creative and engaging events that reflect AJC’s impact. A successful Assistant Regional Director is a smart, high-energy self-starter who combines organizational acumen and professionalism with a love of Jewish heritage, familiarity with Jewish culture, and knowledge of the Dallas Jewish community. You must also be a consummate team player who works effectively with various constituencies. As Assistant Regional Director you must remain calm under pressure and be an exceptional project manager in order to ensure the flawless execution of AJC’s events and advocacy work. As the key support to the AJC Dallas Regional Director, you will be offered added responsibilities and professional growth opportunities as appropriate. The Assistant Regional Director position reports to the AJC Dallas Regional Director.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Assist the Regional Director in the development and implementation of strategic goals and objectives in coordination with the regional board
• Provide conceptual, logistical, and organizational support for all office programs and activities
• Assist with the planning and implementation of fundraising duties
• Coordinate all external communication to strengthen local awareness of AJC

Advocacy and Programming Activities
Assist in planning and implementation of local advocacy-oriented and programming events including:
• Managing program logistics such as
o securing venues
o ensuring a professional execution of all aspects of the program (including registration, refreshments, and keeping the program running on-time, etc.
o coordinating travel arrangements for speakers
• Managing invitation lists and RSVP lists and creating name tags
• Creating and disseminating marketing materials including invitations, flyers, emails and programs via traditional means as well as through social media
• Photograph programs
Communication: External Communication and PR
• Develop strategy to enhance public awareness of AJC – and work with director to tailor messaging to key audiences
• Modify AJC’s national monthly newsletter to highlight regional activities
• Write and submit Quarterly Highlights to Regional Office department
• Create action alerts and other email correspondence to engage membership and community
• Updating and maintenance of Facebook, LinkedIn pages and local website
• Writing press releases and placing them in local publications
• Take notes at board meetings and other meetings as assigned by Director

• Works with Regional Director to manage annual campaign including:
• Developing strategies to encourage new gifts and increasing current donor contributions, including personal solicitations
• Help manage the cultivation and solicitation of annual gifts
• Assisting in the development and implementation of a major gifts campaign
• Identifying local and national foundations and writing grant requests
• Developing event budgets
• Managing the planning and implementation of local fundraising events including:
o Liaising with dinner honorees
o Organize lay leaders to make follow up solicitations to invitees
o Providing periodic updates to lay leadership
o Securing venue and coordinating contracts with AJC legal team
o Liaise with venues, technical production vendors, security, hotel and transportation companies, during all stages of events
o Managing all lists including invitation lists and RSVP lists
o Coordinating the printing and mailing of underwriting letters and invitations
o ensuring a professional execution of all aspects of the program
o Update and manage Raiser’s Edge Database
o Creating response forms in Sphere
• Office Management
o Answering phones
o Office organization
o Ordering supplies
o Updating the community calendar
o Maintaining master contact list
• Acting as a point of contact for lay leaders and community partners
• Responsible for technological issues and processes in the office
• Office financials including invoice processing and payment processing

• Bachelor’s degree required
• 3-5 years of relevant experience including customer service experience
• Detail oriented and strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask
• Some marketing or PR experience
• Exceptional written and verbal communication with the ability to influence and motivate others to action, both internally and externally
• Fundraising experience with donor solicitation and event planning
• Ability to creatively and practically solve problems under pressure
• Technologically savvy including experience with social media and website maintenance, and proficiency of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Raiser’s Edge
• Outstanding interpersonal skills
• Interest in global and local current events
• Team player who can take initiative and work independently
• Ability to attend meetings and programs outside of regular working hours
• Enthusiasm and commitment to AJC’s mission
• Entrepreneurial mindset; able to identify and pursue opportunities
• Familiarity with the Dallas metroplex and demographics

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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