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Assistant Regional Director

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 12, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Other Fundraising
Advocacy, Community Development, Community Foundations, Other Fields
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Full Time
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POSITION TITLE: Assistant Regional Director

REPORTS TO: Senior Associate Regional Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise interns

LOCATION: Philadelphia

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



The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. 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 antisemitism and all forms of hate using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no individual or community suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.   


ADL CEO 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 and pioneering new horizons.  


For over 75 years, ADL’s Philadelphia Regional Office has worked to accomplish ADL’s mission in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.  The Region supports a multi-faceted approach to counter antisemitism and hate of all kinds, promote respect for diversity and build bridges of understanding between communities. The Philadelphia office is comprised of 12 staff members, as well as a large board, associate board and young leadership programming.


This region is known for innovative programs that have been replicated across the country and abroad. Programs span across these broad initiatives: Civil Rights, Education, Interfaith, Community Outreach, and Law Enforcement.  Examples of programming include No Place for Hate, one of ADL’s signature programs, which is in 200 schools and community groups in the region, anti-bias peer training programs in middle and high schools, law enforcement education on issues of hate crimes, extremism and domestic terrorism, robust outreach programming including the Black/Jewish Alliance, the piloting of a new national partnership with the National Urban League, and the WALK Against Hate, Philadelphia’s largest multicultural festival.               


Implement initiatives, activities and services to advance ADL’s mission across eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.  Serve as primary staff member responsible for communications, public relations, marketing and digital engagement in the region. Additional work areas may include some or all of the following: bias incident response, interfaith and intergroup outreach, events planning, government advocacy, young leadership and fundraising.  Provide staff support to assigned committees.  May assist the Regional Director with office operations.


NOTE: Each region determines the priority placed on each responsibility and priorities may shift in response to environmental factors, specific crises or issues.


  • Draft, edit and ghostwrite a wide variety of outward-facing communications to diverse audiences. In consultation with senior regional and national staff, publish press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor, emails, letters, speeches, presentations, reports, blogs, social media posts and other content on behalf of the Philadelphia Regional Office to the general public, lay leaders, elected officials, educators, media outlets and other regional stakeholders.
  • Consult with senior Regional Operations and national staff on developing overarching communications strategies and specific approaches to individual pieces.
  • Respond to inquiries from the press and members of the public. Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles.
  • Manage ADL’s database of reporters and journalists. Build and maintain relationships with members of the media.
  • Demonstrate authoritative knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events.
  • Manage ADL’s digital presence in the region, including website, newsletter, social media and other digital media. Regularly create and distribute online content that is engaging, professional and consistent with ADL policies, positions and voice. Measure and grow ADL’s online footprint in the region based on a variety of metrics.
  • Assist regional staff with marketing, including designing and distributing promotional materials.
  • Serve as ADL’s Brand Ambassador for the Philadelphia region and ensure that outward-facing materials from the office are aligned with ADL’s brand guidelines.
  • Provide staff support and programming to lay-led committees as assigned.
  • Undertake ad hoc research projects and provide special events assistance as required by the Regional Director.


  • In coordination with the Associate Regional Director, respond to and resolve reports of antisemitism, bias, discrimination and other civil rights issues and incidents. Conduct fact-finding research as needed.  Coordinate with Regional Operations, Civil Rights Area Counsel and other key regional and national staff as appropriate.  Ensure that required records are maintained.
  • May assist with organizing and staffing programs, projects and special events as needed.
  • As needed, represent ADL and give speeches in a variety of forums to promote public awareness of ADL’s mission.
  • In coordination with senior regional and national staff, maintain partnerships with key organizations and individuals in the region as needed.
  • As needed and in coordination with senior regional and national staff, support government affairs activities and advocate for ADL issues with local government officials.
  • May participate in fundraising events, cultivate potential donors and assist in maintaining donor relationships.
  • May supervise summer interns as assigned
  • May provide administrative support to special events, board retreats and regular board meetings.
  • May assist the Regional Director, Senior Associate Regional Director and Associate Regional Director in ensuring the smooth-functioning of the regional office.


  • Exceptional writing and editing skills
  • Strong communications, PR, digital engagement and marketing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Good computer skills. 

Work Experience: 

  • One to two years of progressively responsible communications, public relations, marketing, human relations or related experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience. 


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


ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. 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, religion, 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 laws.  


ADL will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation to support the interview process, please contact Talent & Knowledge at 

ADL will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable State, Local, and Federal laws. 

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