Overview POSITION TITLE: Donor Relations Writer
REPORTS TO: Senior Director, National Institutional Giving
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None
LOCATION: Anywhere ADL has an office
Grade/Class: Grade F, Exempt, PSA Eligible
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 Donor Relations Writer is a key member of ADL’s fast-paced
national development team. Major responsibilities include writing,
editing, and managing the creation of compelling materials for
donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, ensuring that
donors receive professional and timely information regarding the
impact of their philanthropy.
- Collaborate and partner across the organization in the pursuit
of fundraising excellence and to achieve ADL’s overall fundraising
- Maintain a thorough understanding of ADL programs and
priorities and understand how they advance ADL’s mission.
- Support development of major gift proposals and participate in
select strategy meetings.
- Research and write comprehensive impact reports for ADL’s top
donors including individuals, corporations, and foundations.
- Collaborate with development officers to prepare high level
donor correspondence, quarterly updates, and crisis
- Develop a set of annual templates using fresh and innovative
copy for standard donor communications including acknowledgements,
celebration of life cycle events, career achievements, and
- Edit and re-write donor communications and other materials
generated by ADL’s national development staff as needed.
- Skillful writer and editor with the ability to deftly distill
complex material for target audiences in a multitude of
- Evidence of the analytic and research skills needed to gather
and determine essential data from a variety of written and
- Experience supporting major gifts fundraising and
- Willingness and ability to determine, manage, and quickly
adjust priorities, demanding a high degree of multitasking and
- Proven ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
on a team. Must be able to complete assignments working with
minimum amount of supervision.
- Ability to handle confidential materials with discretion and
manage multiple projects and priorities.
- Solid computer skills in a PC environment with the capability
to master new software applications and technologies in database
management. Excellent skills in the functional use of Excel and
- Professional writing experience in an organization or company
in which their work products were intended for multiple audiences
(individual and wide distribution).
- Proven track record in the development of the tools and
resources gift officers utilize to communicate impact to donors
including acknowledgments, reports and proposals.
- Ability to collaborate with staff and senior leadership,
respond to multiple points of view, find consensus, and effectively
communicate the organization’s vision.
- Graduate of accredited four-year college with a degree in
Journalism, Communications, or related discipline or equivalent
- 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 F1, which has a salary midrange of
$76,000 to $96,000. This salary midrange is reflective of a
position based in New York, New York. 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 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.