In January 2019, Alan stepped down as CEO and Director General of The Jewish Agency for Israel, the largest Jewish non-profit worldwide, after serving since 2010. Prior to that, Alan was for a decade the Director General of the Education Department of the Jewish Agency. He previously served as director of the Mandel Center for Jewish Continuity at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, as executive director of the Council for Initiatives in Jewish Education and as director of The Hebrew University's Melton Centre for Jewish Education. Alan was also the founding director of the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School.