POSITION TITLE: Associate Director of
REPORTS TO: Director of Development
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May participate in
supervising staff such as Development/Administrative Assistant.
LOCATION: Boston, MA
Grade/Class: Grade F, 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.
The Associate Director of Development for the ADL New
England Region focuses on building and
cultivating relationships with new
and existing foundation donors and stewarding
all donors with care and attention. Of equal importance is the
Associate Director’s commitment to smooth and innovative
communication with our donors and lay-leadership as part of a team
working toward our organization’s ambitious annual
fundraising goals. In addition to above, the Associate
DoD manages an individual 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 engagement efforts and fundraising in support
of ADL’s mission and initiatives. An ideal candidate will have
flexibility as the right balance of
responsibilities is established, with a likely ideal
balance of 25% corporate/foundation relations (proposal and report
writing), 25% stewardship of foundations and individuals, 25%
individual donor portfolio work, 25% direct
mail strategy coordination with national
- Serve as strategic partner to Director of Development
and assist in setting fundraising priorities and creating
working plans to build to established financial goals.
- Working closely with divisional colleagues, cultivate, solicit,
and steward new and established institutional (corporations and
- Directly solicit and close gifts
from individual donors and prospects and build and
- Lead development-related functions such as marketing,
design/preparation of print materials, and other large-scale
outreach to donors and prospects.
- Collaborate with Divisional Communications colleagues to
initiate regional direct mail and email campaigns and
coordinate with national colleagues to align communications
and recipient strategy.
- Work closely with Regional Board and committee lay-leadership.
Attend Board and committee meetings and events. In some cases,
oversee specific Board initiatives and projects.
- Participate in programmatic events to define and enhance
- Demonstrate a commitment to ADL’s Culture of Philanthropy
initiative; for example, viewing development as relationship-based
and long-term vs. transactional.
- Strong connection to ADL’s mission and social
- Ideal candidate has proven experience writing and
submitting successful grant proposals and reports,
as well as closing foundation and/or corporate
- Strong organizational and administrative
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task to complete
projects on deadline in a fast-paced
- Strong commitment to partnership
- Meticulous attention to detail required.
- Proven ability to maintain
relationships, solicit, and close gifts.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, 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 fundraising experience required,
with focus on institutional/foundation donors.
- Experience in soliciting and closing individual gifts
- Experience with donor relations and stewardship a
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work
- Additional related courses or professional training
ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated
: ADL is adhering to CDC, State, local, and
Federal orders regarding COVID-19. ADL requires 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 F2, which has a salary
midrange of $68,700 - $86,100. This salary range is reflective of a
position based in Boston, Massachusetts. 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 locations.
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.