POSITION TITLE: Associate Director of
REPORTS TO: Director of Development
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Interns; administrative
staff on specific projects.
Grade/Class: Grade F, Exempt, PSA-Eligible
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the leading
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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
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.
The Associate Director of Development for the ADL Southeast
Region focuses on identifying prospects, building relationships,
and cultivating existing donors to grow the ADL Southeast Region’s
portfolio and successfully meet personal and organizations annual
fundraising revenue goals. The Associate DoD owns a personal
donor portfolio and is charged with implementing targeted
solicitation strategies to close gifts. This role works
closely with the Region’s Director of Development and Regional and
Divisional colleagues to drive Regional and community engagement
and leads the day-to-day planning and engagement efforts for
fundraising events and special programs
to engage local target populations and in support of
ADL’s mission and initiatives.
- Assist the Director of Development in setting fundraising
priorities and creating working plans to build to established
- Plan, organize and execute fundraising events such as corporate
and professional dinners, parlor meetings and special events.
Organize event committee meetings; mentor event chairs and
co-chairs. Research and secure corporate sponsorship.
Coordinate event program, honorees and attendees. Prepare
program outlines and related publicity materials. Collaborate with
Divisional Comms colleagues to initiate and respond to media
contacts to promote awareness of ADL fundraising events and
honorees. Assign responsibilities and monitor subordinate
staff and volunteers in preparation for, during and after the
- In consultation with the Director of Development, identify,
cultivate, build and solidify relationships with new and
established contributors. Analyze historic patterns of giving
and assist in developing strategies to encourage new gifts and
increase contributions. Directly solicit and close gifts from
prospects and maintain relationships through mail, phone or
in-person contacts. Coordinate direct outreach
campaigns. Ensure, either personally or through subordinate
staff, that required donor records are maintained.
- Work with the Director of Development and Regional and
Divisional colleagues to stimulate effective leadership
participation in fundraising. May provide staff support to the
Glass Leadership Institute. Solicit and cultivate
relationships with participants and create opportunities for their
- Participate in programmatic events to define and enhance
- Cultivate and maintain community relationships and community
outreach. Identify potential speakers and may establish a
- Contribute to regional management by participating in overall
regional office administration.
- Participate in special assignments or projects to assist the
Regional Director, Director of Development, or Divisional and/or
- Participate in development-related functions such as marketing,
design/preparation of print materials, event logistics, and
post-event follow up based on individual skills and office
- Strong organizational and administrative
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task to complete
projects on deadline in a fast-paced
- Strong commitment to customer service
- Meticulous attention to detail required.
- Proven ability to solicit and close gifts
- Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written
presentation skills needed.
- Technical competence required, including competence
in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation
software. Working familiarity and comfort with CRM database
systems (Salesforce), virtual collaboration tech (Zoom, Slack,
Box), reporting/analytics functions essential. We work in an
Office 365 environment and collaborate heavily in the virtual
- Comfort in working with colleagues remotely across the
- Five to seven years of community fundraising experience
- Experience in solicitating and closing gifts required.
- Event planning experience preferred.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
- Additional related courses or professional training
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary to
represent ADL and to attend community events. Some travel within
- ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated
periodically): ADL is adhering to CDC,
State, local, and Federal orders regarding COVID-19. ADL will
require that all employees are vaccinated with exceptions for
medical and religious accommodations. ADL may require proof of
vaccination. This role will start as a remote position but may
transition to a hybrid environment when offices reopen.
- This position is a Grade F4, which has an average salary range
of $57,250 - $71,750. This salary range is reflective of a position
in Atlanta, Georgia. Please note that salaries are commensurate
with experience, and since ADL has a location-based compensation
structure, there may be a different range for candidates in other
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
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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.