American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is the leading Jewish organization working to promote human rights and end poverty in the developing world. AJWS advances the health and rights of women, girls and LGBT people; promotes civil and political rights; defends access to food, land and water; and aids communities in the aftermath of disasters. We pursue lasting change by granting approximately $40 million annually to more than 500 grassroots and global human rights organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and by mobilizing the Jewish community in the U.S. to advocate for global justice at the federal and international levels. Working together, we strive to build a more just and equitable world.
Overview of Department:
The Advocacy Department is charged with leading AJWS’s advocacy efforts with the U.S. government, multilateral and philanthropic institutions. It is comprised of an integrated Government Affairs (GA) team, which advocates in Washington, DC on U.S. foreign policy, and an International Advocacy team that works with multilateral diplomatic, development and philanthropic institutions, based in New York. AJWS’s current priority issues include:
The Advocacy Coordinator ensures the smooth and efficient operations of our DC satellite office to our New York headquarters. This is an administrative job, with tasks including general administrative support for the office, scheduling, research as needed, event planning, special project assistance and frequent formal and informal collaboration across the organization for the team in both DC and New York. There may also be opportunities to be assigned programmatic policy work, for which s/he is responsible for tracking policy debates, identifying opportunities for impact and implementing government affairs strategy.
Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
People of color; lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersex, trans and gender non-conforming people; women; and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.
Applications submitted without a resume and personalized cover letter will not be considered.
We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with AJWS. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
AJWS is an equal opportunity employer and provides competitive salaries and benefits.