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.
Project Interchange, an educational institute of AJC, brings opinion leaders and policy makers to Israel for a week of intensive travel and learning. Participants experience Israeli society, connect with their Israeli counterparts and learn about Israel’s extensive contributions in their fields. Representing numerous spheres of influence across the globe, Project Interchange delegations include:
Government Officials and Diplomatic Leaders, Media Opinion Leaders, Civic and Religious Leaders, and University Leaders.
Project Interchange participants gain direct, in-depth exposure to Israel’s diverse population, democratic system of government and complex strategic and societal dilemmas through:
Project Interchange uses education as a tool to shift perceptions of Israel by presenting facts and various narratives of the complex situation in the Middle East. By extension, as its alumni return home AJC engages them in its broader agenda- which includes advocacy, to advance AJC’s priorities – in particular the strengthening of Israel’s place in the world. The Director of Israel Program Recruitment works with all recruitment partners throughout AJC’s organizational structure to build effective recruiting strategies to attract influential non-Jewish leaders from around the world to travel to Israel.
The Director does all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
The Director of Israel Program Recruitment is responsible for overseeing all recruitment efforts on behalf of Project Interchange, working closely with the 22 AJC regional offices in the US and eleven international offices toensure the highest quality and most influential participants. A key component of this effort is developing a plan tobuild and grow a solid pipeline of eligible and qualified candidates who are primed to accept such an invitation to travel with AJC to Israel.
The Director will develop a comprehensive relationship-building and recruitment strategy to support the work of the regional offices, institutes and departments so that they have systems in place to achieve their goals, while also managing a recruitment team.
The Director will be guided by the notion that individuals recruited for Project Interchange have the potential tobe future AJC advocates and as such will have a potential role to play in advancing organizational goals and priorities leading them to developing a long-term engagement strategy.
The Director will work closely with AJC staff to ensure that the goals of all partners are aligned and there is a seamless transition from participant to alumnus.
Personal qualifications and core competencies: