Full Time

Assistant Director, Advocacy and Communications

American Jewish Committee Boston MA

AJC New England is the region’s premier global Jewish advocacy organization, dedicated to securing the freedom and safety of Jews and other vulnerable peoples in the United States, Israel and around the world. Founded in 1906, AJC enjoys unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and faith leaders in more than 100 countries and advances its advocacy program through a program of diplomatic legislative, educational and community engagement. In addition to our New York headquarters and Office of Policy and Diplomatic Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC maintains partnerships with Jewish communities on five continents, and has offices across the U.S. and around the globe.

AJC New England, located in Boston’s Financial District, is seeking a highly motivated, strategic and skilled Assistant Director for Communications and Advocacy who is dedicated to AJC’s work and committed to excellence in all s/he does. The successful candidate will be a resourceful leader, who works as part of a team, but is comfortable taking initiative, welcomes a demanding role, and exhibits pride and professionalism in his or her work. The position reports to the Regional Director.

Responsibilities include:

Design, develop and oversee all aspects of the New England region’s marketing and communications program, including advocacy campaigns, media and public relations, direct mail, email marketing, website, social media, and program/event communications
Coordinate with development, advocacy, and constituency building teams to advance their goals
Participate in and manage advocacy initiatives, as needed, ranging from intergroup engagement to political and civic advocacy and engagement
Steward collaborations with other organizations
Serve as staff liaison and manager for lay committees
Participate in the cultivation of AJC leadership
Play an active leadership role in the region’s strategic planning
Support AJC programming and other needs as required.

The Assistant Director, Advocacy and Communications does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.


3+ years of relevant professional experience
Bachelor’s degree (relevant graduate training a plus)
Passion for AJC’s work
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and disposition needed for work in a demanding, fast paced, and dynamic environment
Readiness to work outside of normal office hours, as needed
Strategic thinker who demonstrates superior oral and written, organizational, and time management skills, with an entrepreneurial mindset
Ability to creatively problem solve and multi-task, and a capacity to actively engage with the issues and intellectual context that define AJC’s work
Team player, who has a capacity to work independently, but knows when to consult and collaborate.
Experience working with nonprofit boards
Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, and Raiser’s Edge is a plus.
Willingness and aptitude to learn and use additional technology platforms as necessary is a must.


Hybrid office environment
Exceptional benefits package, inclusive of high quality, comprehensive medical insurance, 403b employer contributions independent of employee contributions, commuter and disability benefits, as well as discounts/reimbursement on various programs
Generous paid time off (three weeks’ vacation, Federal holidays, major Jewish holidays which fall during the work week)
Great office location, easily accessible by T and Commuter Rail
Nominally priced access to onsite gym; secure indoor bike racks.

The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $74,000.

AJC requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19, unless one has a legally recognized reason for exemption.

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit your application to: https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/s1ru6sb706q31ie/

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + Advanced Degree Preferred and 3-5 years of experience.