POSITION TITLE: Assistant Regional
REPORTS TO: Senior Associate Regional
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise
Grade/Class: Grade E, Exempt,
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
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
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
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills.
- Good analytical and problem solving skills.
- Ability to multitask.
- Good computer skills.
- One to two years of progressively responsible communications,
public relations, marketing, human relations or related
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.