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Regional Director, New England Regional Office

Anti-Defamation League
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 9, 2024

POSITION TITLE: Regional Director, New England Regional Office  

REPORTS TO: VP, East Division 

Grade/Class: Grade K, Exempt, Non-Union




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.  




Lead, plan, and execute the direction and administration of all regional office activities, including fundraising, program delivery, leadership development, communications, advocacy, community and government relations, partnerships, 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 East 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, one of four regions in the East Division, serves Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, and is known for being the leading voice on antisemitism and hate with 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 antisemitism and hate of all kinds, promotes diversity, and builds bridges of understanding between communities. The New England office comprises fourteen staff members and an active regional and associate board comprised of young leaders.  


For decades, the region has developed innovative programs replicated across the country spanning civil rights, education, interfaith, community outreach, advocacy, 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.




Strategic Leadership:

  • Devise and oversee the execution of ADL programs, initiatives, advocacy and policies tailored to local needs.
  • Spearhead innovative outreach initiatives to reach broad segments of the community, including campus, K-12 educators, corporations, non-profits, government, and interfaith organizations.
  • Engage in legislative networking to advocate for relevant issues.


Fundraising Excellence:

  • Lead regional fundraising campaigns in partnership with the Director of Development.
  • Strategize and execute plans to boost revenue and meet regional objectives.
  • Expand the supporter base and engage in high-level donor solicitation.
  • Spearhead major fundraising events.


Public Engagement and Advocacy:

  • Act as the regional face of ADL in diverse forums.
  • Manage media relations and respond to public inquiries.
  • Create and support compelling content to uphold ADL’s principles.


Team Development and Talent Management:

  • Recruit, train, and nurture high-caliber staff.
  • Foster a culture that aligns with ADL's values and maximizes performance.


Volunteer Leadership Coordination:

  • Engage and guide volunteer leaders, including next generation leaders, to meet fundraising targets and participate in regional activities.
  • Implement training and advisory roles for volunteer leadership.


Community Relations and Outreach:

  • Build and maintain relationships with key community groups, religious organizations, government officials, and media.
  • Develop outreach programs that foster collaboration with various cultural and interfaith groups.


Intra-organizational Collaboration:

  • Promote cross-regional cooperation and share best practices.
  • Drive joint fundraising and programming efforts.


Civil Rights Advocacy:

  • Oversee the response to discrimination or bias incidents.
  • Coordinate fact-finding activities and advocate for ADL issues in legislative spheres.


Financial and Operational Management:

  • Manage the regional budget in partnership with the Regional Operations team.
  • Oversee office management in coordination with the national CSC.
  • Implement ADL’s Strategic Plan in the Region and the Division. 


  • Proven leadership in program strategy and community engagement.
  • Strong track record in fundraising and donor relations.
  • Deep understanding of community dynamics and interfaith relations.
  • Proficient in advocacy and government relations.


  • 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 Board. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading successful fundraising efforts or similar business development or sales experience is strongly preferred.  
  • Outstanding leadership ability and team building, managerial, supervisory and organizational skills. A demonstrably effective and inspirational leader of others. 
  • A high level of self-confidence complimented by humility and selfless leadership.
  • Intellectually curious, empathetic, compassionate, kind, tactful and exercises sound judgment.
  • Ability to multi-task, handle a heavy workload, respond effectively to rapidly changing priorities, and learn new information quickly (e.g., ADL policies and positions).  
  • Experience leading a non-profit advocacy organization; including experience in Jewish and/or civil rights community.
  • Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills.  
  • Prefer a person who truly enjoys engaging with others - “a people person.” 
  • Passion for ADL’s mission and alignment with values 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 

Work Experience:  

  • Seven to ten years’ experience in a community relations/community service/nonprofit organization with a track record of building relationships to create a collaborative work environment where staff are heard, motivated, and inspired to perform at their highest levels within 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. 


Work Environment:  

  • 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 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 $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


ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages 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.    


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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