POSITION TITLE: Regional Director
REPORTS TO: VP, Western Division
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise all
programs, staff, and interns directly located in Region, Growth,
LOCATION: San Diego, CA
Grade/Class: Grade J, 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.
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
- 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
- Recruit, engage and work with lay leadership. Establish
guidelines for including
lay leaders in regional activities and advisory boards and create
training opportunities. Identify community leaders for involvement
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
- Establish and monitor regional operating budget.
- Work with National Staff to oversee management of physical
- 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
- Ability to represent complex and diverse issues in an
articulate and compelling manner.
- Must excel at building personal and professional contacts and
- Administrative and organizational skills are required.
- Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills are
- Ability to multi-task and respond to changing priorities is
- Basic computer skills are needed.
- 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
- A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required,
preferably a Graduate degree, in applicable field, plus additional
related courses or professional training.
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
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.