Deputy Regional Director, ADL Central Pacific Region

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

POSITION TITLE: Deputy Regional Director, ADL Central Pacific Region

REPORTS TO: Regional Director, ADL Central Pacific Region (Northern California, Utah and Hawaii)

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise Associate and/or Assistant Regional Director (s) program staff, support staff and interns, including hiring, training, and managing. 

LOCATION: San Francisco

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



Anti-Defamation League (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 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 a global leader in exposing extremism and delivering anti-bias education and is a leading organization in training law enforcement. ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. 


 The Deputy Regional Director for ADL’s Central Pacific Region serves as deputy to the Regional Director for a broad geographic area that includes Northern California, Utah and Hawaii. Assist in the administration of the office including office management, budget preparation, staff development and supervision.  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, manages the day-to-day program activities and provides direct outreach and services in the community to advance ADL’s mission within the region.   This role leads regional efforts to develop  and maintain community partnerships with ethnic and religious communities, contribute to traditional and social media presence, and respond to reported incidents of bias. In addition, the Deputy RD will undertake an area of responsibility that encompasses the entire region and is consistent with ADL’s strategic plan. 



  • Provide routine general office management as a backup to the Regional Director. Hire, train and manage staff and the programs for which they are responsible. Hire, train and manage support staff and interns. Assist in budget preparations and oversight  
  • Respond to and resolve the most complex or sensitive reports of discrimination, antisemitic incidents and other civil rights concerns.  Coordinate with Civil Rights Area Counsel and other staff 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 or interfaith organizations active within the region e.g. AAPI, African-American, Latinx, LGBTQ, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other community leaders.  
  • Recruit, develop and support volunteer leaders at all levels. Work closely with board members and high-profile community leaders. Coordinate regional committees to ensure maximum engagement and impact amongst volunteers. 
  • Guide and mentor program staff by sharing experience of effective strategies and problem-solving approaches. Implement ADL programs and projects, tailoring them to local community needs and issues in Northern California, Utah and Hawai'i. 
  • Publicly represent ADL by giving speeches and presentations in a variety of forums to promote ADL’s mission, policies and brand. Respond to media and community inquiries, demonstrate authoritative knowledge of ADL’s positions and relevant local, national and world events.  Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles. 
  • Direct and coordinate assigned regional staff and programs.  Assist in the recruitment and supervision of office administrative support staff. Select and supervise interns. Ensure the smooth-functioning of the regional office in the absence of the Regional Director. Assist in budget preparation and general office management.  
  • Working with the Regional Director and Director of Development, assist with outreach and relationships with the technology sector and ADL’s Center on Technology and Society. 
  • Responsible for a major area of social responsibility for the region such as media relations. 
  • Undertake special projects or other duties as assigned. 


  • 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 lead, work with and influence a wide variety of people.  
  • Strong public speaking and excellent 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.   

 Work Experience: 

  • At least five years of progressively responsible human relations, civil rights, community service or education experience. 
  • Program and operational management preferred. 
  • Familiarity or direct knowledge of ADL or similar organization desirable. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.   
  • Advanced degree in law, education or additional coursework or professional training in areas relevant to ADL’s work is a bonus. 

Work Environment:  

  • 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. 
  • Sense of humor helpful. 


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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