Deputy Regional Director, ADL Texoma Region
POSITION TITLE: Deputy Regional Director, ADL Texoma Region
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Central Division/ Regional Director, Texoma
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise Regional Education Director, program staff, support staff and interns, including hiring, training, and managing.
LOCATION: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Grade/Class: Grade H, Exempt, PSA-Eligible
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is 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 anti-Semitism 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 www.adl.org.
The Deputy Regional Director for ADL’s Texoma Region serves as deputy to the Regional Director of a broad geographic area that includes north Texas and Oklahoma. The Deputy RD assists in the administration of the Region including office management, budget preparation, staff development and supervision, partners with the Regional Director in planning, developing and implementing advocacy initiatives, and manages the day-to-day program activities and services in the community to advance ADL’s mission within the Region.Responsibilities
- Oversee assigned regional program staff and the programs for which they are responsible. Assist in the recruitment and supervision of office administrative support staff. Select and supervise interns. Ensure the smooth-functioning of the day-to-day work of the regional office. Assist in budget preparation and general office management.
- Respond to and resolve the most complex or sensitive complaints of discrimination, antisemitic incidents and other civil rights issues. Conduct and oversee in-depth fact-finding research. Coordinate with 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.
- Recruit, develop and support volunteer leaders at all levels. Work closely with board members and high-profile community leaders.
- Guide and mentor Regional team members by sharing experience of effective strategies and problem-solving approaches. Collaborate with team members in the broader Central Division and ADL at large to share solutions and create a unified brand for the ADL mission. Implement ADL programs and projects, tailoring them to local community needs and issues.
- Represent ADL and give speeches in a variety of forums to promote public awareness of ADL’s mission. Respond to inquiries from the press and from members of the public, demonstrating authoritative knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events. Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles.
- Undertake special projects and Divisional/cross-regional assignments as needed.
- High degree of tact and discretion.
- Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills are required.
- Excellent administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills are required.
- Proven ability to work with and influence a wide variety of people.
- Strong public speaking and writing skills are required.
- Ability to multi-task essential.
- Comfort in working with colleagues remotely across the country essential.
- Strong competency with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
- Familiarity with WordPress, Salesforce, and social media platforms, or ability to adapt quickly to new technology platforms.
- Between five and six years of progressively responsible human relations or community service experience including program and operational management experience.
- Preferably experience within ADL or peer organization.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
- Additional related college 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 and Division 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.