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 concerns of Jewish communities around the globe.
ACCESS, AJC’s young leadership division, promotes AJC’s priorities through meaningful interactions with young thought-leaders, diplomats, and representatives of other ethnic and religious communities. Situated in the nation’s capital, ACCESS DC offers young professionals in their 20s and 30s unparalleled access to almost 170 local embassies, Capitol Hill, and a plethora of diverse communities. In recent years ACCESS has developed a strategic focus on Latino-Jewish and Muslim-Jewish engagement, with an emphasis on domestic and international relations.
About the ACCESS Associate:
The ACCESS Associate’s role is to bolster AJC’s work among young professionals in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. The ideal candidate will be committed to promoting the values and priorities of AJC through global Jewish advocacy. The candidate should demonstrate an ability to take initiative in designing programs that focus on AJC’s key priorities. ACCESS DC’s Associate will be a team player with a positive attitude, highly organized, and an articulate communicator (verbal and written). Lastly, the candidate will have a strong interest in relationship building within the Jewish community; between Jewish and non-Jewish communities. Past experience working with Muslim and Latino communities is a plus.
Associates will engage in professional development workshops alongside their ACCESS peers at annual conferences and programs. In addition, the Associate will be in frequent contact with ACCESS National for one-on-one support, and will take part in monthly calls for idea sharing and support. ACCESS DC’s Associate will report directly to the Assistant Regional Director and communicate daily to ensure follow through.
The ACCESS Associate does all of this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence and Accountability
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