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Assistant Director of Development

Anti-Defamation League
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 10, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Special Events
Community Development
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Director of Development

REPORTS TO: Senior Associate Director of Development


LOCATION: Washington D.C.  

Grade/Class: Grade E, 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. 


Develop, plan, and execute targeted community fundraising events to achieve defined regional goals. Identify and cultivate donors and implement targeted solicitation strategies designed to increase the donor base. Coordinate regional grant applications and reports.




  • Assist the Director of Development in setting fundraising priorities and establishing financial goals.
  • Coordinate grant proposals and reports to foundations, corporations, and other institutional donors in collaboration with Director of Development and national staff.
  • Plan, organize and execute fundraising events such as, but not limited to, leadership development activities, trade and industry events.
  • Organize event committee meetings; mentor event chairs and co-chairs as needed.
  • Coordinate event program, honorees and attendees.
  • Oversee budget and record keeping for events.
  • In consultation with the Director of Development, plan and engage in solicitation of mid-level and lower-dollar donors, cultivate lay persons and coordinate donor recognition activities.
  • Organize educational and small-scale fundraising events.
  • Cultivate and maintain community relationships and community outreach. May research and reach out to potential corporate sponsors or contributors.
  • Provide committee staff support; prepare agendas, minutes and follow up.
  • Maintain appropriate prospect and donor records, mailing lists and fund records.
  • Conduct development administrative work as needed, including gift processing, acknowledgments, and reconciliation.
  • Contribute to regional management by participating in overall regional office administration.


  • Participate in special assignments or projects to assist the Regional Director of Development or as representative at the National level.
  • 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 needs.




  • Strong organizational and administrative skills including the ability to multi-task.
  • The proven ability to solicit and close financial agreements with donors is essential.
  • Good interpersonal skills and strong oral and written presentation skills are needed.
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software is needed.

Work Experience:

  • Two to five years of community fundraising experience in a professional or volunteer environment. Event planning experience is required.


  • A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.
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 E, which has a salary midrange of $59,750 to $75,250. This salary midrange is reflective of a position based in Washington, DC. 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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