Program Associate

National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 16

Position description

The National Coalition Supporting Eurasian Jewry (NCSEJ) seeks a Russian speaking Program Associate to support research, legislative, communication, and government relations initiatives. This is an entry-level to mid-level position for a highly motivated college graduate that offers a wide range of unique opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in public diplomacy and foreign affairs. 

Founded in 1971 as the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, NCSEJ advocates on behalf of Jewish communities in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, including all post-Soviet republics. Working closely with national Jewish organizations, the U.S. and foreign governments, and Jewish community councils abroad, NCSEJ works to protect and defend Jewish community interests in more than twenty countries.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor international media, including publications in Russian and other languages as needed, to track, investigate, and report anti-Semitic incidents and other events regarding Jewish communities in partner countries;
  • Research foreign policy, domestic policy in foreign countries, and historical issues affecting Jewish communities;
  • Track and report on relevant legislation in U.S. Congress;
  • Compose and distribute weekly mass news briefings;
  • Attend and draft memos on relevant think tank and congressional briefings;
  • Coordinate with U.S. and foreign government agencies to arrange meetings and conferences;
  • Process and respond to communications from overseas Jewish communities;
  • Assist in the planning of official visits of partner organizations to Washington, D.C. and for NCSEJ leadership missions abroad;
  • Draft memos and talking points for NCSEJ leadership and partner organization leaders for meetings with the U.S. and foreign governments;
  • Promote the organization’s presence across social media platforms;
  • Provide general administrative support and support during NCSEJ meetings and conferences;
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and proficiency in Russian a must;
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, cross-cultural, and organizational skills;
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks and projects at once;
  • Experience studying or living in the region a plus;
  • Experience with social media and/or website maintenance a plus;
  • Familiarity with Jewish culture and community concerns a plus

Application instructions

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and two brief (1-2 pages) writing samples with your name and Program Associate in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Qualifying applicants will be contacted about next steps.

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