Associate Regional Director, ADL Midwest Region

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 05, 2021
May 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION TITLE: Associate Regional Director, ADL Midwest Region 

REPORTS TO: Senior Associate Regional Director, ADL Midwest Region 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May assist in supervising interns, including contributing to their hiring, training and evaluation. 

LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois 

Grade/Class: Grade F, Exempt, PSA-Eligible 



ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and 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.  More at  


The Associate Regional Director supports, and leads as appropriate, the ADL Midwest Regional Operations team in expanding the organization’s reach through young professional leadership development and engagement, Jewish community, synagogue and clergy programming and education. 



  • Develop and oversee implementation of a synagogue and clergy engagement program across the region, including the launch of a regional Signature Synagogue Program. 
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with key constituencies and institutions in the Jewish community, such as Jews of Color, the Orthodox community, and Jewish day schools, to facilitate effective community action. 
  • Oversee region’s young leadership engagement program. 
  • Manage region’s Associate Board, NextGen Committee and region-wide Glass Leadership Institute.  Work with regional staff to recruit prospective participants and work with them to identify future leadership and engagement opportunities. 
  • Support region’s Development team in soliciting and security financial support from young volunteer leaders. 
  • Represent ADL before school and student group audiences and facilitate trainings about confronting antisemitism, including facilitation of ADL’s Words to Action education program.   
  • Identify and recruit, as needed, high-quality facilitators to support the administration of ADL training programs, such as ADL’s Words to Action education program. 
  • Respond to inquiries from members of the public, demonstrating a working knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions. 
  • Provide staff support to volunteer-led committees as assigned.  Assist with related program and event planning.  Coordinate speakers and logistics for related conferences. 


  • Work in partnership with regional staff, and lead as appropriate, the development of ADL community events and programs, such as the ADL Midwest Engage series. Manage event logistics. 
  • Support regional incident response strategies and protocols.  


  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, presentation, and writing skills and comfort with public speaking required. 
  • Proven ability to work with and influence a wide variety of audiences needed. 
  • Strong writing skills required. 
  • Ability to multi-task with strong administrative and organizational skills essential.  
  • Strong competency with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) required. 
  • Technical competence required. Working familiarity and comfort in database systems preferred and comfort learning and using new technology essential.   
  • Ability to connect and communicate with diverse interfaith and cross-cultural communities essential.   

Work Experience:   

  • Four to six years of progressively responsible human relations or community service experience including some program management experience required. 
  • Understanding and working knowledge of the Jewish communities in Illinois, Minnesota, Indiana, and/or Wisconsin preferred. Experience working in the Jewish community is a strong plus. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience required. 
  • Additional related college courses, professional training, or demonstrably equivalent qualifications preferred. 


  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary to represent ADL and to attend community events.  Some travel within the region is required.  Occasional overnight travel is required.   

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. 

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