Regional Director

Anti-Defamation League
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 8, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Other Programs
Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION TITLE: Regional Director

REPORTS TO: VP, Western Division

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise all programs, staff, and interns directly located in Region, Growth, Regional Operations.


Grade/Class: Grade J, 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. 




Plan and execute the direction and administration of all regional office activities, including: fundraising, program delivery, leadership development, communications, government relations, fact-finding/research and office management in order to advance ADL’s mission within the assigned region. Represent ADL in the community, to the media and to public officials. Manage, motivate and develop regional board, committees and staff. Report to and communicate regularly with Regional Operations team in the National Office.



  • Lead regional fundraising efforts by directing the planning and strategy setting for meeting regional campaign goals. Design and execute methods, timetables, events and programs in collaboration with National Development staff.  Cultivate donor relationships and directly solicit major donors.
  • Strategize and direct the implementation of ADL programs and policies tailored to local community needs and issues. These include outreach, programs (conferences and seminars) and legislative networking.  Manage education and human relations programming as appropriate for Regional and National priority.
  • Represent ADL and give speeches in a variety of forums to promote public awareness of ADL’s mission. Respond to inquiries from the press and from members of the public, demonstrating authoritative knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events.  Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles.  Write press releases and opinion pieces.
  • Manage regional office staff.  Recruit, hire and supervise staff, establishing performance standards and monitoring results. Create and maintain systems for training and development of human resources.
  • Recruit, engage and work with lay leadership. Establish guidelines for including
    lay leaders in regional activities and advisory boards and create appropriate
    training opportunities. Identify community leaders for involvement and
    recruitment to ADL. Staff a variety of committees.
  • Promote visibility and leadership of ADL in the community. Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate community institutions and leaders, the Jewish community, legislators and government officials, media representatives, law enforcement personnel, and ethnic and interfaith group leaders.
  • Oversee constituent services, ensuring discrimination bias complaints and incidents are received and resolved in appropriate and timely ways. In coordination with counsel, direct fact-finding activities and implement procedures for reporting results.      
  • Develop and implement community outreach including initiatives and joint ventures with elected leaders and diverse interfaith and cross cultural organizations active within the region e.g. African-American, Hispanic/Latino groups, Muslim, Catholic and Christian leaders.
  • Establish and monitor regional operating budget.
  • Work with National Staff to oversee management of physical office space/lease.
  • Participate in government affairs activities, maintaining regular contact with state, local and national officials. Advocate for ADL issues in state and local legislature.
  • Monitor relevant civil rights lawsuits in the region and identify potential Amicus brief involvement. Keep the Civil Rights Area Counsel informed of developments. 


  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. 
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills are required. 
  • Ability to represent complex and diverse issues in an articulate and compelling manner.
  • Must excel at building personal and professional contacts and coalitions.
  • Administrative and organizational skills are required.
  • Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills are required. 
  • Ability to multi-task and respond to changing priorities is essential. 
  • Basic computer skills are needed.

Work Experience:

  • Seven to ten years prior experience in a leadership role in community relations/community service organization. Experience in program development, fundraising, staff management and volunteer relations.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required, preferably a Graduate degree, in applicable field, plus additional related courses or professional training.
Work Environment:
    ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated periodically): 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 J3, which has a salary midrange of $131,375 to $166,125. This salary midrange is reflective of a position based in San Diego, CA. Please note that actual salaries are commensurate with experience and reflect the budget for a given position, 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 


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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