Our client 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. They are known for unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and faith leaders in more than 100 countries.
The Associate Director is responsible for conducting outreach and engagement of interfaith and intergroup partners and diplomatic and legislative community, supporting fund raising efforts, enhancing and expanding their presence locally through engagement of community leaders.
- Work with lay leadership to engage elected officials, interfaith/group partners and the diplomatic communities to support their work, including its national priorities, through individual, group and other meetings and programs
- In coordination with the Director, participate in outreach efforts to influential community partners to enhance the presence
- Assist in representing them at public functions, media events, etc.
- Facilitate advocacy campaigns with diplomatic missions and legislative offices that further promote their priorities such as legislative action alerts or missions that deepen ties and foreign exchanges.
- Supervise the Assistant Development Director to ensure that the region secures necessary funds
- Assist with setting the strategic goals and plans for implementing successful fundraising efforts including outreach to lay leaders, potential donors and members and actively participate in the development of fundraising initiatives and plans.
- Work in partnership with lay leaders to support ongoing recruitment and development of lay leadership roles. Identify potential leaders for their missions, programs and travel opportunities.
- Coordinate and support recruitment efforts such as the a Global Forum and National Leadership Council Fly-in including targeted regional outreach before, during and after the conference.
Program Development and Planning to Promote Israel, Combat Anti-Semitism, Prevent Extremism and other Priority Areas
- In collaboration with lay leaders, develop, budget and implement impactful programming that is aligned with priority areas and that engages lay leadership, diplomatic and legislative community and other critical interlocutors and community partners.
- Conceive, develop and implement events that attract and engage leadership and interlocutors and help further the mission and advocacy.
- Consistently conduct appropriate follow up activities to further engage program participants
- Staff any appropriate committee and serve as a liaison to support lay leadership in order that they may utilize their energy, connections and resources effectively and efficiently
- Work with the Director to support, expand and enhance online presence through social media, newsletters, etc.
- Draft correspondence with community leaders and interlocutor that supports advocacy and bridge-building efforts.
- Assist Director in drafting communication, newsletters, and reports for lay leadership.
- Provide supervision and mentoring to interns and volunteers
- Supervise next generation leadership program and Assistant Development Director.
Personal qualifications and core competencies:
The successful candidate will be a team player who is a motivated self-starter who can be successful working collaboratively with high caliber lay leaders as well as with community partners. Knowledge of the New York Jewish and diplomatic community, international affairs and policy helpful; a strong desire to further the mission will be required
Specific qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred
- 6-8 years of relevant experience including experience and/or familiarity with global policy issues, volunteer management and fundraising
- Knowledge of issues of importance to Israel, world Jewry, human rights, contemporary Jewish life, and comprehensive immigration reform knowledge preferred.
- Knowledge of the American legislative process and political affairs.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including confidence representing them in public forums
- Outstanding interpersonal skills including the ability to engage with high profile leaders
- Respect for and adherence to confidentiality required
- Strong organizational and time management skills, including attention to detail and excellent follow through and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment and work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues
- Event planning experience including logistics and communications
- High energy and enthusiasm – a self-starter who can handle an entrepreneurial environment, work independently and prioritize and balance workflow
- Team player who is supportive and able to assist in areas outside of direct responsibilities
- Excellent computer skills preferred including knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Raisers Edge, and Blackbaud
- Availability for early morning, evening and weekend meetings