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Assistant Development Director

Anti-Defamation League
Florida, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 19, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations
Advocacy, Community Development
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Development Director

REPORTS TO: Development Director


LOCATION: Boca Raton, Florida 

Grade/Class: Grade E, 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.




Identify and cultivate donors and implement targeted solicitation strategies designed to increase the donor base. Cultivate and steward donors through communications, outreach, and events.



  • Assist the Director of Development in setting fundraising priorities and establishing financial goals. 
  • 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. 
  • Coordinate event collateral and registration for large scale events. 
  • Cultivate and maintain community relationships and community outreach. May include research, strategy development and outreach in consultation with the Director of Development. 
  • Provide committee staff support; prepare agendas, minutes and follow up for meetings. 
  • Maintain appropriate prospect and donor records, mailing lists and fund records. 
  • Conduct development administrative work as needed, including reports, email creation and analytics and mailings. 
  • 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 a representative at the National level. 
  • Participate in development-related functions such as marketing, design/preparation of print materials based on individual skills, prospect research 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. 
  • A great sense of humor, strong work ethic, and desire to join a growing, dynamic team.   


Work Experience: 

  • Two to five years of community fundraising experience in a professional or volunteer environment or transferable experience  



  • A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience. 

Work Environment: 

  • 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 office. 


  • This position has a salary range of $43,000 to $62,875. This salary range is reflective of a position based in Boca, Florida. 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, people with disabilities, members of underrepresented ethnic groups, 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. 


The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job, nor is it to be interpreted as a contract for employment.

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