Associate Regional Director for Strategy and Growth

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Hidden (30776)
Regular Full-Time


POSITION TITLE:Associate Regional Director for Strategy and Growth

REPORTS TO: Regional Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise interns and support the management of Community Managers


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




The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism 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 antisemitism and all forms of hate using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no individual or community suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.    


ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt—an accomplished leader and entrepreneur in the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors—was recruited to the organization in July 2015. He has injected new energy and brought a bold vision to the agency. Under Jonathan’s leadership, ADL is transforming itself, upgrading its capabilities and pioneering new horizons.    




Be a strategic partner to the Regional Director, support the Region’s Senior Leadership Team, and enable communication, collaboration, and strategy execution across regional departments and staff.  Assist in planning, developing, and implementing regional priorities, including ADL Midwest presence in all major markets in the region.  Assure effective project management and assist in the administration of the office and support the Regional Director in implementing their priorities.



Under the oversight of and/or in coordination with the Regional Director to:

  • Formulate a high-level regional strategy and collaborate with other members of the Senior Leadership Team on projects and deliverables essential to regional impact.
  • Work with the region’s leadership team to build operational rhythms and calendars and maintain standard operating procedures which anticipate needs and enable the region to operate effectively and efficiently and assure capacity to address unplanned or unanticipated operational opportunities or challenges.
  • Expand and sustain ADL’s presence in major markets throughout the region (i.e. Chicago, Indianapolis, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Milwaukee).
  • Drive continuity of regional priorities and milestones, as well as follow up action items related to Senior Leadership Team decisions and assignments, implementation and action.
  • Oversee the management of special programs in the region.
  • Develop and track the regional budget .
  • Assist in timely sharing of information from ADL’s national Community Service Center (CSC) to the region and the region to the CSC.



  • Ability to build trust with internal and external stakeholders of all levels.
  • Strong written communication skills and ability to distill and convey information in a compelling manner.
  • Ability to identify issues that could impede group success and provide solutions and recommendations.
  • Ability to see the "big picture" and prioritize.
  • Ability to manage change and ambiguity with an action-orientation/drive.
  • Highest level of integrity and management of confidential information
  • Strong project management skills and ability to lead multiple high-profile projects of varying timelines simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively collaborate, influence, and leverage outside resources to drive results and resolve conflict.
  • Professional presence capable of holding leaders accountable for organizational goals.
  • Experience with nonprofit budgeting, accounting, and database management a plus. 

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible human relations or community service experience including program and operational management
  • Experience in development and fundraising preferred, including closing of gifts and planning.


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

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 following COVID-19 pandemic.
  • ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated periodically)ADL is adhering to CDC, State, local, and Federal orders regarding COVID-19. ADL will require that all employees are vaccinated with exceptions for medical and religious accommodations. ADL may require proof of vaccination. This role will start as a remote position but may transition to a hybrid environment when offices reopen. 


  • This position is a Grade F3, which has an average salary range of $64,550 - $81,650. This salary range is reflective of a position in Chicago, Illinois. Please note that salaries are commensurate with experience, and since ADL has a location-based compensation structure, there may be a different range for candidates in other locations. 


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  

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. 


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