The American Jewish Congress is seeking to hire a Program Manager on Climate and Sustainability. This is a full-time position, located in New York. A key member of the Executive Staff, the Program Officer will work closely with and report directly to the organization’s President, Mr. Jack Rosen of Rosen Partners, and the Board of Directors.

The climate crisis is the defining and most urgent challenge of our generation and American Jews must be part of this national and global conversation. In this Program Manager Role, this team member will have the chance to hone in on passions surrounding various Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues, and double down on some of the most pressing topics impacting Jewish communities, and others, both in the U.S. and in the international arena. By joining us, you would be helping the organization chart news ways of Jewish engagement in these vital issues, while exploring new opportunities to help address the most formidable threat to humankind to date. In the process of driving down carbon footprints, limiting greenhouse gas emissions, phasing out fossil fuel, contributing towards the diversification of energy sources and the transition towards renewable energy, and much more, the Jewish community can have a unique and visionary voice. We seek to work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top American and transnational institutions to governments worldwide.

The American Jewish Congress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing Jewish interests and rights both at home and abroad. Since its inception, the American Jewish Congress has been at the forefront of the efforts to confront, define, and shape the most crucial challenges of the time, that affected not only Jews but our communities as a whole. From civil rights and the fight against discrimination, to affordable housing and healthcare, our mission has always been to offer a strong and vibrant Jewish voice contributing to the betterment of our communities and society.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range is $80,000 – $120,000 and will be determined based upon experience and qualifications for the role. Employee is entitled to all paid holidays, including Jewish holidays, plus 15 days of paid time off annually. Health insurance is included.

How to Apply

Please send a one-page cover letter, resume and one writing sample to [email protected].

Primary Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

· Program Management: Define and lead the organization’s ongoing programmatic work in the efforts to address climate change and its impact, and to promote resilience and sustainable solutions.

· Policy Analysis: Draft products for both internal and external audiences that help the public, allies, and policymakers understand the environment within we are operating and how the American Jewish Congress is addressing the issues in this context.

· Stakeholder Engagement: Support the organization’s direct outreach to and engagement with key stakeholders and policymakers on the organization’s policy priorities, including local and municipal leaders, Congress, Executive Branch, etc.

· Coalition-Building: Engage in coalition efforts with other organizations, as well as with representatives of other diverse critical partner communities. Identify opportunities for the organization to expand its coalition work to both ensure safety and equity for the Jewish community and for our allies in these critical partner communities.

· Policy Monitoring: Maintain awareness of the issues affecting the Jewish community, as discussed in the policymaking community. Identify policy opportunities to explore and engage. Keep the organization’s leadership informed about policy activities through reporting and presentations.


The candidate must have a minimum of 5-7 years of experience working on policy and programmatic issues for climate groups, in government, and/or for political organizations. Other requirements include:

  • A network of stakeholder contacts.
  • Ability to think strategically and plan long-term.
  • Ability to tactically respond to rapidly changing policy events.
  • Excellent writing skills, with experience crafting both short and long form pieces.
  • Excellent oral communication skills, with experience delivering presentations and/or speeches.
  • Excellent organizational, facilitation, and project management skills.
  • Experience in engaging policymakers and/or government officials.
  • Experience in engaging and cultivating diverse policy campaign coalitions.
  • Knowledge in American politics and/or Jewish-related topics.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work effectively in high intensity environments.
  • Creativity and self-motivation.

American Jewish Congress’ Equal Opportunity Policy

The American Jewish Congress is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.