• Assistant Regional Director

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Growth - Regional Operations
    Temporary Part-Time
  • Overview

    POSITION TITLE: Assistant Regional Director

    REPORTS TO: Regional Director, or Senior Associate Regional Director, or Associate Regional Director





    ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate. 




    Implement assigned ADL programs in the region which may include some or all of the following: investigative research, inter-faith and multi-cultural outreach, law enforcement training, civil rights, discrimination complaint responses, Jewish Institutional security training, leadership development, public relations, events planning, social media and fund-raising.  Provide staff support to assigned committee/s.  May assist the Regional Director with office operations.


    NOTE: Each region determines the priority placed on each responsibility and priorities may shift in response to environmental factors, specific crises or issues.



    • Receive and conduct initial investigation of complaints of discrimination, anti-Semitic incidents and other civil rights issues.  Conduct routine fact-finding research, using established contacts and developing sources as appropriate.  Resolve complaints or refer to senior staff as necessary.  Maintain required records. 
    • Provide staff support to lay-led committees as assigned.  Assist with related program and event planning.  Coordinate speakers and logistics for related conferences.
    • May manage, maintain, and regularly update the Regional website and other social media.
    • Develop community relationships and network with other community groups to facilitate effective community action.
    • Represent ADL by speaking to school and student groups and law enforcement agencies.  Conduct training directly and/or train lay-leaders as facilitators for training programs, as appropriate.
    • Respond to inquiries  from members of the public, demonstrating a working knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events, and assist Regional Director to respond to inquiries from the press.  Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles.  May write and/or edit a regional newsletter or prepare Insider Briefings.
    • Maintain contacts with the staff of state legislators, local legislators and relevant government officials to promote the mission of ADL.
    • Assist in the smooth-functioning of the office administration. 
    • Undertake ad hoc research projects and provide special events assistance as required by the Regional Director.


    • May participate in fundraising events, cultivate potential donors and assist in maintaining donor relationships.
    • May schedule appointments, speaking engagements and coordinate meetings.  Coordinate conference calls.  Make travel arrangements as required.
    • May provide administrative support to special events, board retreats and coordinate regular board meetings.  Undertake all necessary details of event logistics; reserve location, negotiate contracts, plan menus, arrange set up, mail invitations and monitor reservations.
    • May manage regional office budget expenses.  Process check requests.  Prepare and follow up on invoices and billing of outside vendors and consultants.  Establish and maintain financial databases as appropriate.  Assist Regional Director with budget preparation as needed. 
    • May maintain supplies of ADL literature and respond to requests for materials.




    • 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: 

    • Two to four years of progressively responsible human relations or community service experience including some program management experience.


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.


    • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary to represent ADL and to attend community events.  Some travel within the region.


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