POSITION TITLE: Regional Director, New England
REPORTS TO: VP, East Division
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Regional staff
LOCATION: Boston, MA
Grade/Class: Grade K, Exempt, Non-Union
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
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
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 to advance
ADL’s mission within the region. Represent ADL in the community, to
the media and to public officials. Manage, engage, and develop
regional board, committees and staff. Report to and communicate
regularly with Northeast Divisional colleagues and the Regional
Operations team in the national office (i.e., the Community Support
Center or “CSC”).
The ADL New England Regional Office serves Massachusetts, Rhode
Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and is known for being the
leading voice on antisemitism and hate and has a proven record of
accomplishment for advocating ADL priorities in multiple state
capitals across the region. The Region supports a multi-faceted
educational, community relations, and legal approach to combat
anti-Semitism and hate of all kinds, promote diversity, and build
bridges of understanding between communities. The New England
office is comprised of fourteen staff members, as well as an active
regional board and associate board comprised of young
For decades, the region has developed innovative programs that
have been replicated across the country spanning the areas of civil
rights, education, interfaith, community outreach, and law
enforcement. Examples of programming include innovative anti-bias
and antisemitism educational programming for educators, students,
parents and community leaders, law enforcement personnel training
on issues of hate crimes, extremism, and domestic terrorism, and
outreach programming and initiatives including partnerships with
statewide community organizations.
- Strategize and direct the implementation of ADL programs and
policies tailored to local community needs and issues. These
include outreach, programs (e.g., conferences and
education/training) and legislative networking.
- Lead regional fundraising efforts in collaboration with the
Director of Development by developing and then executing the
strategy to grow revenue and meet regional goals. Develop and
implement strategies to meet campaign goals and grow support base
through board campaign, regional and national events, identifying
and soliciting institutional and corporate donors, direct mail, and
donor prospecting. Cultivate key donor relationships and directly
solicit major donors, including for special campaigns, and
cultivate planned giving donors.
- Serve as the public voice of ADL across the region by speaking
and appearing in multiple public forums to promote public awareness
of ADL’s mission, work and programs. Respond to inquiries from the
media and from members of the public, demonstrating authoritative
knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions as relevant to local,
national and world events. Read, monitor and respond to media
reports and opinion articles. Write and/or edit press releases,
opinion pieces and social media posts on local issues in a manner
consistent with ADL’s policies and principles.
- Recruit, engage, develop and retain superior staff talent in
the region. Develop and maintain a culture that is consistent with
ADL’s values and brings out the best in people, allowing them to
perform at the highest possible level.
- Recruit, engage and work with volunteer leaders (i.e., “lay
leaders”) to support the revenue goals and activities of the
region. Establish guidelines for including volunteer leaders in
regional activities and advisory boards, staff committees and
create appropriate training opportunities to ensure the
effectiveness of lay leaders.
- Promote visibility and leadership of ADL in the community.
Establish and maintain working relationships with appropriate
community institutions and leaders, the Jewish community,
legislators and government officials, media representatives, law
enforcement personnel, and ethnic and interfaith group
- 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
- Collaborate and strategize with Division colleagues and promote
intra-Divisional collaboration and support by regional staff.
Create opportunities for intra-Divisional multi-Region fundraising,
programming and sharing of best practices. Cultivate a culture of
cooperation and collaboration.
- Oversee constituent services, ensuring complaints of
discrimination or bias incidents are received and resolved timely
and appropriately. In coordination with counsel, direct
fact-finding activities and implement procedures for reporting
- Participate in government affairs activities, maintaining
regular contact with state, local and national officials. Advocate
for ADL issues in state and local legislatures.
- Monitor relevant civil rights lawsuits in the region and
identify potential Amicus brief involvement. Keep the
Civil Rights Area Counsel informed of
- In collaboration with the Regional Operations team, establish
the regional operating budget and manage to both revenue and
- Work with the national Community Support Center (CSC) to
oversee management of the physical office space/lease.
- Implement New England Region Strategic Plan.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, including
public speaking; ability to represent complex and diverse issues in
an articulate and compelling manner.
- Highly effective interpersonal skills; ability to work with a
broad range of leaders and advocates and develop mutually
beneficial relationships; ability to build coalitions and establish
strategic partnerships; development and management of an engaged
- Demonstrated experience leading successful fundraising efforts
or similar business development or sales experience is strongly
- Outstanding leadership ability and team building, managerial,
supervisory and organizational skills. Effective and
inspirational leader of others, not just an individual
- Ability to absorb and learn new information quickly (e.g., ADL
policies and positions).
- Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills.
- Ability to multi-task, handle a heavy workload and respond
effectively to rapidly changing priorities.
- Tact, diplomacy, and discernment
- Intellectual curiosity, empathetic, compassionate,
- A high level of self-confidence complimented by humility and
- Prefer a person who truly enjoys engaging with others - “a
- Passion for ADL’s mission and alignment with values
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Seven to ten years’ experience with some experience in a
community relations/community service/nonprofit
- Track record of building relationships to create a
collaborative work environment where staff are heard and where
staff are motivated and inspired to perform at their highest levels
with a culture of organizational accountability.
- Fundraising experience with an emphasis on major gifts
(business development/sales experience could be an alternative),
program development and volunteer relations.
- A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. A
graduate degree in nonprofit management, law, business, or a
related field, is preferred.
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary to
represent ADL and to attend community events; travel within the
region is required; occasional overnight travel is
- ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated
periodically): ADL is adhering to public
health guidance regarding COVID-19. ADL will require that all
employees are vaccinated with exceptions for medical and religious
accommodations. ADL is requiring proof of vaccination. ADL is a
hybrid environment; this role may require 3 days in the
- This position has a salary range of $156,000 to $210,000. This
salary range is reflective of a position based in Boston, MA.
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 https://www.adl.org/about/careers.
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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.
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