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Associate Director of Development

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
Connecticut, United States
$65,000.00 - $85,000.00
Closing date
Jul 27, 2022

POSITION TITLE: Associate Director of Development

REPORTS TO: Director of Development


LOCATION: Connecticut 

Grade/Class: Grade F, Exempt, PSA Eligible




ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.




The Associate Director of Development serves as the deputy to the Director of Development and, in that capacity, plays a key role in driving philanthropic revenue, strengthening the Connecticut region's fundraising program, and achieving the region's annual fundraising goals. The Associate Director of Development will manage a portfolio of donors and prospective donors and will develop targeted management plans and solicitation strategies. They will be responsible for identifying new potential donors while cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding existing donors. The Associate Director of Development will design/prepare newsletters and donor communications. The Associate Director of Development will take on additional responsibilities as directed by and in conjunction with the Director of Development. 



  • Assist the Director of Development in setting fundraising priorities and establishing financial goals.
  • In consultation with the Director of Development, identify, cultivate, build, and solidify relationships with new and established contributors.  Analyze historic patterns of giving and assist in developing strategies to encourage new gifts and increase contributions. 
  • Manage a portfolio of new and existing donors, as well as prospective donors. Directly solicit and close gifts from these individuals.  
  • Work with the Regional Director and Development Director to stimulate effective leadership participation in fundraising.  May provide staff support to the Glass Leadership Institute.  Solicit and cultivate relationships with participants, and create opportunities for their on-going engagement.
  • Cultivate and maintain community relationships and community outreach.  Identify potential speakers and may establish a speaker’s bureau.
  • As necessary, plan, organize and execute fundraising events such as corporate and professional dinners, parlor meetings and special events.  Organize event committee meetings; mentor event chairs and co-chairs.  Coordinate event program, honorees and attendees.  


  • Participate in special assignments or projects to assist the Regional Director, Director of Development, or a representatives at the National level.
  • Participate in development-related functions such as design/prepare newsletters and donor communications and marketing, design/preparation of print materials, event logistics, and post-event follow up based on individual skills and office needs.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by and in conjunction with the Director of Development. 


  • Proven ability to solicit and close gifts.  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good oral and written presentation skills. 
  • Good organizational and administrative skills including the ability to multi-task. 
  • Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database management software.

Work Experience:   

  • Five to seven years of community fundraising experience in a volunteer environment. 
  • Experience in direct solicitation and closing gifts. 
  • Event planning experience.


  • 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 has a salary range of $56,000 to $81,000. This salary range is reflective of a position based in Fairfield, Connecticut. 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. For an overview of our total rewards package, please visit

    ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, neurodivergent 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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