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Regional Director

Employer
Anti-Defamation League
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 22, 2024

POSITION TITLE: Regional Director

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Central Division

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise all programs, staff, and interns directly located in Region

LOCATION: Dallas, TX

Grade/Class: Grade J, Exempt, PSA-Eligible

 

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 all.

 

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

 

In coordination with the Vice President, Central Division and National Regional Operations team, plan and/or execute the direction and administration of all regional office activities, including: program delivery, leadership development, communications, government relations, fact-finding/research, fundraising, and office management in order to advance ADL’s mission within the assigned region. Represent ADL in the community, to the media and to public officials. Manage, motivate and develop regional board, committees and staff.

 

Responsibilities

Primary:

  • Community Leadership: Be the face of ADL in the region.  Promote visibility and leadership of ADL in the community by establishing and maintaining relationships with appropriate community institutions and leaders, elected and appointed officials, media representatives, law enforcement personnel, ethnic and interfaith group leaders and the Jewish community.  Lead community outreach efforts, including initiatives and joint ventures with elected leaders, interfaith and cross cultural organizations active within the region.
  • Public Affairs & Media Relations: 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 knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events.  Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles.  Work with ADL communications staff to write pross releases and opinion pieces.
  • Government Affairs: Participate in government affairs activities, maintaining regular contact with state, local and national officials.  Advocate for ADL issues in state and local legislature.
  • Volunteer Leadership: Recruit, engage and work with volunteer leadership. Establish guidelines for including lay leaders in regional activities and advisory boards. Identify community leaders for involvement and recruitment to ADL.  Staff a variety of committees, as appropriate for the scope of your region.
  • Programming: Direct the implementation of ADL programs and policies tailored to local community needs and issues. These include outreach, programs (conferences and seminars) and legislative networking.  Manage education and community engagement programming as appropriate for Regional and National priority.
  • Fundraising: In collaboration with the National Philanthropy team, ensure the implementation of the region’s philanthropic strategies for donor engagement meet or exceed annual revenue goals.  Lead the region’s culture of philanthropy for staff and board members.  Uphold the agency’s discipline of frontline fundraising practices for engagement.
  • Incident Response: Oversee constituent services, ensuring discrimination/bias complaints and incidents are received, appropriate consultation with area counsel and other appropriate subject matter experts at National ADL is accomplished and resolved in appropriate and timely ways. In coordination with counsel, direct fact-finding activities and implement procedures for reporting results.
  • Management: Oversee regional operations staff, as applicable. Recruit, hire and supervise staff; establish performance standards and monitor results.
  • Administration: Monitor regional operating budget.  Work with National Staff to oversee management of physical office space/lease.
Qualifications

Attributes

  • A commitment to and passion for ADL’s mission and work
  • High energy, positive attitude
  • Decisive while also demonstrating an adaptive, solutions-oriented approach to problems
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Bias for action and urgency coupled with the judgement to know when a crisis calls for calm and restraint

 

Skills:  

  • Must excel at building personal and professional contacts and coalitions.
  • Proven record of results in translating vision and strategies to action
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills including strong public speaking and writing. 
  • Ability to represent complex and diverse issues in an articulate and compelling manner.
  • Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills are required. 
  • Demonstrated experience as a cultural leader.
  • Ability to multi-task and respond to changing priorities is essential. 
  • Administrative and organizational skills are required.
  • Basic computer skills are needed.

 Work Experience:  

  • Five to seven years prior experience in a leadership role in community relations/community service organization. Experience in program development, fundraising, volunteer relations and/or staff management.

 Education:  

  • A Bachelor’s degree plus additional related college courses or professional training, or equivalent experience.

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 is a hybrid environment; this role requires 3 days a week in the office although more may be necessary to meet the requirements of the role.

Compensation:

  • This position has a salary range of $114,000 to $155,000. This salary range is reflective of a position based in Dallas, 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. 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 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 talentacquisition@adl.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.

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