ACCESS/LFT Associate (One-Year Project Position)

American Jewish Committee | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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.

Job Summary

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 Center City, ACCESS Philadelphia/Southern NJ offers young professionals in their 20s and 30s unparalleled access to local consuls and a plethora of diverse interfaith and intergroup populations. In recent years ACCESS has developed a strategic focus on Latino-Jewish and Muslim-Jewish engagement, with an emphasis on domestic and international relations.

Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) is AJC’s premier leadership program for high school students, focusing on advocacy and Jewish leadership. AJC Philadelphia will be launching the first-ever LFT program in the Philadelphia region in fall 2018/2019.

About the ACCESS/LFT Associate:

The ACCESS/LFT Associate’s role is to bolster AJC’s work among young professionals in the Philadelphia/SNJ/DE region. In addition, the associate will recruit a cohort of students for the inaugural LFT program in Philadelphia, and will be the manager and facilitator of this program.

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. The ACCESS/LFT 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 and between Jewish and non-Jewish communities.

The Associate will have the opportunity to engage in professional development workshops alongside his/her 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 and work in conjunction with LFT professionals in other regions. The ACCESS/LFT Associate will report directly to the Assistant Regional Director and communicate daily to ensure follow through.

The ACCESS/LFT Associate does all of this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence and Accountability


  • Collaborate and coordinate with AJC ACCESS National, both staff and volunteers, to implement regional programming.
  • Communicate with ACCESS leaders for planning and coordination of objectives
  • Recruit new ACCESS supporters with leadership potential
  • Strengthen relationships with existing AJC religious and ethnic partners, with a special focus on young leaders
  • Develop and expand advocacy opportunities with partners
  • Develop strategies to expand the number of ACCESS donors and to increase the contributions of those already giving
  • Work with the Philadelphia/SNJ Regional staff team on programs, events, and strategic planning


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to creatively and practically solve problems
  • Ability to multi-task and work on many projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff and lay leadership
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of the Jewish community
  • Excellent project management skills, ability to manage data and develop, implement and oversee budget
  • Grant writing experience a plus
  • A self-starter, willing to take initiative
  • Works well with diverse constituencies
  • Positive attitude
  • Availability for early morning and evening events; occasional weekend events
  • Experience with non-profits a plus
  • Experience working with teens a plus


Location:  Philadelphia, PA 

Stipend: $41,200/year stipend. Benefits included.

Duration: One-year position. The position can be renewed for a second year pending funding.

Application Schedule: Applications must be received by November 1, 2017.Applications must include all of the materials listed below. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

  • 1 page Cover Letter
  • 1 page Resume
  • Two writing samples of 500 words or less
  • Two references with contact information

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

American Jewish Committee