Coordinator, Interreligious and Intergroup Relations

American Jewish Committee | New York, New York


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

The Coordinator, Interreligious and Intergroup Relations is responsible for administrative and programmatic tasks in coordination with the department’s efforts:

  1. To strengthen and build AJC’s relations with religious and ethnic groups
  2. To work with partners on areas of mutual concern

Coordination involves administrative and programmatic aspects of all departmental programs (conferences, seminars, lectures, etc.), interreligious and interethnic meetings, advocacy efforts, research, and resource-creation.

The Coordinator does all of this while adhering to AJCs core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.



Position Responsibilities:

  • Phone interaction with professionals, lay leaders and general inquiries
  • Arranging logistics for meetings, conference calls and travel
  • Providing general administrative, Internet, and processing support for all departmental staff, including database and file maintenance, mail merge, Web-based research, etc.
  • Drafting correspondence and editing documents
  • Facilitating reporting of departmental expenses
  • Working with program staff on the creation of conferences, seminars, interreligious and interethnic meetings, resources, publications and new programs
  • Providing practical support for implementation of these undertakings
  • Delivering general support to the Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council and interacting with the dozens of Council members
  • Preparing departmental materials for the AJC Website and interact with the website team regarding placement and presentation
  • Creation of ongoing narratives and descriptions of current programs, including minutes of planning, program meetings, and monthly reports
  • Preparation and dissemination of group mailings
  • Coordinating all logistics related to programs in the U.S. and overseas
  • Interface and collaborate with other AJC departments as needed in implementation on department work.


Personal Qualifications and Core Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy
  • Well-developed organizational and time management skills
  • Dependable
  • Respect for and adherence to confidentiality is required
  • Well-developed customer service orientation
  • Research skills
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through
  • A self-starter, willing to take the initiative
  • A team player, as well as able to work independently
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure
  • Passion for mission of AJC
  • A demonstrated commitment to high ethical standards and values
  • Computer skills required: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of American Jewish community and understanding of interreligious issues are a plus.

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

American Jewish Committee


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