POSITION TITLE: Regional Director, New
England Regional Office
REPORTS TO: VP, East Division
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Regional
LOCATION: Boston, MA
Grade/Class: Grade K, Exempt,
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
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
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.
- 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
- Engage in legislative networking to advocate for relevant
- Lead regional fundraising campaigns in partnership with the
Director of Development.
- Strategize and execute plans to boost revenue and meet regional
- Expand the supporter base and engage in high-level donor
- 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
Team Development and Talent Management:
- Recruit, train, and nurture high-caliber staff.
- Foster a culture that aligns with ADL's values and maximizes
Volunteer Leadership Coordination:
- Engage and guide volunteer leaders, including next generation
leaders, to meet fundraising targets and participate in regional
- Implement training and advisory roles for volunteer
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.
- Promote cross-regional cooperation and share best
- 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
- Oversee office management in coordination with the national
- Implement ADL’s Strategic Plan in the Region and the
KEY QUALITIES & EXPERIENCE:
- Proven leadership in program strategy and community
- Strong track record in fundraising and donor relations.
- Deep understanding of community dynamics and interfaith
- 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
- 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. A demonstrably
effective and inspirational leader of others.
- A high level of self-confidence complimented by humility and
- 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
- 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
- Passion for ADL’s mission and alignment with values
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- 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
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.