• Senior Associate Regional Director

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Growth - Regional Operations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    POSITION TITLE: Senior Associate Regional Director 

    REPORTS TO: Regional Director 


    LOCATION: Boston, MA




    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), founded in 1913, is the nation’s premier civil rights/human relations agency, fighting anti-Semitism all forms of bigotry and hate, defending democratic ideals, and protecting civil rights for all. ADL achieves its mission through disseminating information to raise awareness, education youth, training law enforcement, speaking out in defense of civil liberties, and advocating for policies and positions that promote social justice.



    Serve as deputy to the Regional Director.  Assist in the administration of the office including office management, budget preparation, staff development and supervision.  Assist the Regional Director in planning, developing and implementing advocacy initiatives, program activities and services in the community to advance ADL’s mission within the assigned region. Undertake an area of special responsibility that encompasses the entire region.   




    • Provide routine general office management as a backup to the Regional Director. Hire, train, and manage assigned regional program staff and the programs for which they are responsible.  Hire, train, and manage support staff and interns.  Assist in budget preparation and oversight.
    • Respond to and resolve the most complex or sensitive complaints of discrimination, anti-Semitic incidents and other civil rights issues. Conduct and oversee in-depth fact-finding research.  Coordinate with Civil Rights Area Counsel as appropriate.  Ensure that required reports are maintained.
    • 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 and Latino groups / Muslim leaders, Catholic scholars and other faith leaders.
    • Recruit, develop and support lay leadership at all levels. Work closely with board members and high profile community leaders.
    • Implement ADL programs and projects, tailoring them 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.
    • Responsible for a major area of special responsibility for the region, such as media relations.
    • Undertake special projects and cross-regional assignments as needed




    • High degree of tact and discretion.
    • Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills are required.
    • Excellent administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills are required.
    • Proven ability to work with and influence a wide variety of people.
    • Strong public speaking and writing skills are required.
    • Ability to multi-task is essential.
    • Basic computer skills are needed.

    Work Experience:

    • Five to six years of progressively responsible human relations or community service experience including program and operational management experience.
    • Preferably experience within ADL or peer organization.


    • Bachelor’s degree plus additional related college courses or professional training

    Work Environment:


    Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary to represent ADL and to attend community events.  Some travel within the region is required.  Occasional overnight travel is required.


    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.


    Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. 


    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, 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 legislation.



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