• Regional Director

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Growth - Regional Operations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    POSITION TITLE: Regional Director

    REPORTS TO: VP Regional Operations


    LOCATION: Houston, TX



    ADL (Anti-Defamation League) 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 to 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. More at www.adl.org.


    Plan and execute the direction and administration of all regional office activities, including: fundraising, program delivery, leadership development, communications, government relations, fact-finding/research and office management in order to advance ADL’s mission within the Southwest Region. Represent ADL in the community, to the media and to public officials. Manage, motivate and develop regional board, committees and staff. Report to and communicate regularly with the Regional Operations team in the CSC.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:                               


    • Lead regional fundraising efforts by directing the planning and strategy setting for meeting regional campaign goals. Design and execute methods, timetables, events and programs in collaboration with CSC Development staff. Cultivate donor relationships and directly solicit major donors.
    • Strategize and direct the implementation of ADL programs and policies, tailored to local community needs and issues. 
    • 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 authoritative knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events.  Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles.  Write press releases and opinion pieces.
    • Manage regional office staff. Recruit, hire and supervise staff, establishing performance standards and monitoring results. Create and maintain systems for training and development of human resources.
    • Recruit, engage and work with volunteer leadership. Establish guidelines for including lay leaders in regional activities and advisory boards and create appropriate training opportunities. Identify community leaders for involvement and recruitment to ADL. Staff a variety of committees.
    • Promote visibility and leadership of ADL in the community. Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate community institutions and leaders, the Jewish community, legislators and government officials, media representatives, law enforcement personnel, and ethnic and interfaith group leaders.
    • Oversee constituent services, ensuring discrimination bias complaints and incidents are received and resolved in appropriate and timely ways. In coordination with counsel, direct fact-finding activities and implement procedures for reporting results.
    • Develop and implement community outreach including initiatives and joint ventures with elected leaders and diverse interfaith and cross cultural organizations active within the region e.g. African-American, Hispanic/Latino groups, Muslim, Catholic and Christian leaders.
    • Establish and monitor regional operating budget.
    • Work with CSC Staff to oversee management of physical office space/lease.
    • Participate in government affairs activities, maintaining regular contact with state, local and national officials. Advocate for ADL issues in state and local legislature.




    • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills. 
    • Strong public speaking and writing skills.
    • Ability to represent complex and diverse issues in an articulate and compelling manner.
    • Must excel at building personal and professional contacts and coalitions.
    • Administrative and organizational skills are required.
    • Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills are required. 
    • Ability to multi-task and respond to changing priorities is essential. 
    • 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, staff management and volunteer relations.


    A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably a Graduate degree, in applicable field, plus additional related courses or professional training.

    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.


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