Associate Regional Director, ADL Southeast Region
POSITION TITLE: Associate Regional Director, ADL Southeast Region
REPORTS TO: Deputy Regional Director
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Interns
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA
Grade/Class: Grade F, Exempt, PSA-Eligible
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its essential mission hasn’t changed in more than 100 years: to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.
ADL’s CEO and National Director, Jonathan Greenblatt—an accomplished leader and entrepreneur in the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors—was recruited to the organization in July 2015. He has injected new energy and brought a bold vision to the agency. Under Jonathan’s leadership, ADL is transforming itself, upgrading its capabilities, leveraging innovation, building partnerships, and pioneering new horizons.
The Associate Regional Director for the ADL Southeast Region assists with the planning, development and implementation of advocacy initiatives, program activities and community outreach strategies to advance ADL’s mission within the region. This role manages the Region’s incident response and legislative advocacy outreach and supports the day-to-day activities of ADL programs in the region which, in addition to incident response and legislative advocacy, may include some or all of the following: investigative research, interfaith and multicultural outreach, law enforcement training, civil rights advocacy, discrimination complaint responses, Jewish institutional security training, leadership development, public relations, events planning, social media outreach and fundraising. The Associate RD provides staff support to assigned regional committee(s) and may assist the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director with office operations.
- Respond to and resolve complaints of discrimination, antisemitic incidents and other civil rights issues. Conduct in-depth fact-finding research, initiating contacts and developing sources as appropriate. Coordinate with ADL’s Civil Rights Area Counsel as appropriate. Ensure that required reports and comprehensive incident tracking are maintained.
- Develop and implement community outreach including initiatives and joint ventures with elected leaders and diverse interfaith and cross-cultural organizations active within the region e.g. African-American, Hispanic and Latino groups/Muslim leaders, Catholic scholars and other faith leaders.
- Drive government affairs activities, maintaining regular contact with state, local and national officials. Advocate for ADL issues in state and local legislature.
- Implement ADL programs and projects throughout the Region, tailoring them to local community needs and issues. Manage education and human relations programming such as Hate Crimes Education. Conduct training sessions as needed for attorneys, law enforcement agents, and students.
- Recruit, develop and support volunteer leadership at all levels. Provide staff support and programming to volunteer-led committees, which may include Civil Rights, Nominating, Executive, and others as assigned.
- Represent ADL and give speeches and presentations in a variety of forums to promote public awareness of the organization’s work and mission.
- Respond to inquiries from members of the public, demonstrating a working knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events, and assist the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director to respond to inquiries from the press.
- Monitor online and print news and information portals for relevant coverage, and identify public relation opportunities through both traditional and new media platforms.
- In collaboration with the Deputy Regional Director and broader Divisional team, proactively pitch news stories and features to the media. Coordinate interviews and media response on breaking new issues as needed.
- Draft and edit regional newsletters or prepare Insider Briefings as requested.
- May schedule appointments and speaking engagements, coordinate meetings and conference calls, and make travel arrangements as requested.
- May provide administrative support for special events, board retreats and coordinate regular board meetings. Undertake all necessary details of event logistics; reserve location, negotiate contracts, plan menus, arrange set up, mail invitations and monitor reservations.
- May maintain supplies of ADL literature and respond to requests for materials.
- Participate in fundraising events, cultivate potential donors and assist in maintaining donor relationships.
- Strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills required.
- Proven ability to work with and influence a wide variety of people.
- Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills are required.
- Strong public speaking and writing skills are required.
- Knowledge of local, national, Jewish and Israeli press a must.
- Demonstrated experience creating digital content with analytics across various platforms: social media, email, mobile and the web essential.
- Experience in, and familiarity with, a wide range of print and digital media strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of issues of concern to ADL and the Jewish community preferred.
- Strong competency with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task to complete projects on deadline.
- Three to five years of progressively responsible human relations or community service experience required, including program and/or operational management experience.
- Knowledge of legislative processes and strategy required.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
- Additional related courses or professional training welcomed.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary to represent ADL and to attend community events. Some travel within the region.
The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job, nor is it to be interpreted as a contract for employment.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.
ADL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruitment, hiring, promotions and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment shall be maintained in a manner which does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or military status, or in violation of any applicable Federal, state or local legislation.