POSITION TITLE: Divisional Vice President,
REPORTS TO: SVP, Operations
LOCATION: Austin, TX; Dallas, TX; Houston,
TX; Denver, CO; Omaha, NE; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; St. Louis,
Grade/Class: Grade K,
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
The Anti-Defamation League (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 Divisional Vice President (DVP) is a senior leadership
role responsible for providing strategic
direction and leadership for the regions within their
assigned division and for overseeing
the division’s programs, fundraising, and
community relations. The DVP will lead a team
of divisional and regional staff, develop relationships
with stakeholders, promote the mission of ADL, and
ensure impact. The ideal candidate will have extensive
experience in program management, fundraising, staff development,
and community engagement.
- Strategic Leadership:
- Develop and implement
strategies to advance the mission of ADL within the division and
- Provide guidance
and direction to divisional and regional staff in the
planning and execution of programs and initiatives.
- Lead the development and
operationalization of strategies to enhance program outcomes and
- Fundraising and Development:
- In partnership with
subject matter experts, lead divisional and regional
fundraising efforts by setting fundraising goals, developing
fundraising strategies, and cultivating donor
Personally solicit major donors
and maintain strong relationships with
- Secure grants and other
sources of funding. Collaborate with ADL Development teams to
- Assist with ongoing
donor stewardship, design and execute fundraising events,
programs, and campaigns.
- Program Management:
- Strategize and oversee
the implementation of ADL's programs and policies tailored to local
community needs and issues.
- Ensure the delivery of
high-quality programs and services to the community.
- Community Engagement and Relations:
- Represent ADL in the
community, media, and with public officials, advocating for the
organization's mission and values.
- Develop and implement
community outreach initiatives and joint ventures with diverse
organizations within the region.
- Participate in
government affairs activities and advocate for ADL's issues at the
state and local levels.
Network, establish and maintain partnerships with
industry, academia, civil society organizations,
government officials, law enforcement,
religious leaders, and other key
- Team Management and Development:
- Own the development and
growth of diverse talent on the team by directing challenging
assignments, making space for creativity,
and ensuring supportive mentoring and
- Build a
collaborative and high-performing team.
- Manage education
and talent programming based on regional and national
- Personally embrace
and advance ADL’s DEI initiatives.
- Recruit, hire, and
supervise regional teams, setting performance standards
and providing ongoing feedback.
- Establish and embrace
systems for training and development to enhance the skills and
capabilities of the team.
- Engage and work with
volunteer leadership, providing guidance and training
- Media and Public Relations:
- Respond to inquiries
from the press and the
public, demonstrating expertise in ADL's policies
- Monitor media reports
and opinion articles and respond with press releases and
opinion pieces in collaboration with subject matter
- Deliver speeches and
presentations to raise public awareness of ADL's mission and
- Budget and Operations:
and monitor the regional operating budget, ensuring
- Oversee the management
of physical office space/lease in coordination with National
- Effective leadership and management skills. Able to bring out
the best in others. Able to build and manage a distributed team
across time zones. Ability to prioritize and
- Exemplary ability to communicate with experts and senior-level
leaders, both within ADL and externally. Highly effective public
- Ability to engage with private foundations and donors to raise
philanthropic funds to support the agency.
- Ability to represent complex and diverse issues in an
articulate and compelling manner.
- Excel at building personal and professional contacts and
- Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution
- Ability to multi-task and respond to changing
- The ideal candidate
can demonstrate significant years of experience
leading a large, multifaceted team in a distributed
organization, including leadership roles in community
relations or community service organizations or other relevant
- Proven success in program development, fundraising, staff
management, and volunteer relations.
- A strong connection to ADL’s mission and work.
- Must be willing to travel extensively and represent ADL within
the Division and at times, across the US.
- A bachelor's degree, preferably a graduate degree, in
applicable field, plus additional related courses or
professional training or equivalent work
- 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 200,000 to $245,000. This salary range is
reflective of a position based in Houston, Texas. 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 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
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 email@example.com.
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.