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Associate Regional Director

Anti-Defamation League
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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Position Type
Programs, Other Programs
Other Fields
Employment Type
Full Time

POSITION TITLE: Associate Regional Director 

REPORTS TO: Deputy Regional Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Assistant Regional Director(s)

LOCATION: Washington, D.C. Region

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.



Assist the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director in planning, developing and implementing advocacy initiatives, media relations, program activities and services in the community to advance ADL’s mission within the assigned region. Assist the Deputy Regional Director in staff supervision where appropriate. Serve as back-up to the Deputy Regional Director as needed.



  • Respond to and resolve complaints of discrimination, antisemitic incidents and other civil rights issues. Conduct in-depth fact-finding research, initiating contacts and developing sources as appropriate. Coordinate with Civil Rights Area Counsel as appropriate. Ensure that required reports are maintained.
  • Develop and implement community relations and outreach including initiatives and joint ventures with elected leaders and diverse interfaith and cross-cultural organizations active within the region e.g. LGBTQ+, Asian American, African-American, Hispanic and Latino groups, Muslim leaders, Catholic scholars and other faith and community leaders.
  • Recruit, develop and support lay leadership at all levels.
  • Implement ADL programs and projects, tailoring them to local community needs and issues. Conduct training sessions as needed for attorneys, law enforcement agents, and students.
  • Provide staff support and programming to lay-led committees which may include Advocacy & Engagement, Nominating, Executive, and others as assigned.
  • Represent ADL and give speeches in a variety of forums to promote public awareness of ADL’s mission. Respond to inquiries from the press and from members of the public, demonstrating authoritative knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events. Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles.
  • Participate in government affairs activities, maintaining regular contact with state, local and national officials. Advocate for ADL issues in the state and local legislature.
  • Responsible for a major area of special responsibility for the region, such as government relations and media relations
  • Oversee assigned regional program staff and the programs for which they are responsible. Assist in the recruitment and supervision of office administrative support staff. Select and help supervise interns. May assist in budget preparation and general office management.


  • Participate in fundraising events, cultivate potential donors and assist in maintaining donor relationships.


  • Strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to work with and influence a wide variety of people.
  • Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel).

Work Experience:

  • The ideal candidate has six to ten years of progressively responsible government relations, human relations and/or community service experience including program and operational management experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree plus additional related college courses or professional training preferred.
  • Masters or law degree preferred.

Work Environment:

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary to represent ADL and to attend community events. Some travel within the region is required. Occasional overnight travel is required.
  • 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 $60,000 to $85,000. This salary range is reflective of a position based in Washington, D.C. 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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