Associate Director, Community Engagement

Job Locations US
Policy - Government Relations, Advocacy & Community Engagement
Regular Full-Time


POSITION TITLE: Associate Director, Community Engagement

DEPARTMENT:  Government Relations, Advocacy, Community Engagement (GRACE)

REPORTS TO:  Director, Campaigns and Outreach and Director, Community Engagement


LOCATION: Anywhere ADL has an office

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.   




This position is an integral member of the Government Relations, Advocacy and Community Engagement (GRACE) team. The Community Engagement Associate Director will share responsibility for facilitating and coordinating a robust community engagement strategy for ADL, with a particular focus on building relationships with lay leaders, youth leaders, other volunteers, and community partners. They will be responsible for managing and implementing strategies that mobilize people to advocate and volunteer with ADL and in furtherance of ADL goals.


  • Work closely with the Director of Campaigns and Outreach and the GRACE team to build enhanced grasstops and, as appropriate, grassroots organizing and deployment at ADL.
  • Assist in the execution of ADL federal and state lobby days, including organizing trainings, creating briefings and working across regions and GRACE to ensure a seamless and cohesive volunteer experience.
  • Grow ADL’s base of volunteer support and help create a network of ambassadors and messengers to represent ADL when and where appropriate and strategic, including at public meetings.
  • Assist in implementation of State and Federal advocacy campaigns.
  • Provide ongoing input, information, and materials (as requested) that support internal and external communication efforts about programming and opportunities.
  • Build organizational relationships with partners and allies in advocacy, community organizing, and policy.
  • Manage interns as needed on community engagement projects.
  • Liaise with other departments and colleagues at ADL as needed.
  • Provide support for logistical needs of Community Engagement work.



  • Technology skills including expertise with Microsoft Office and database management; willingness to learn new applications and identify innovative ways for technology to support organizational objectives.


  • Team player who can play multiple roles as needed.
  • Operations and implementation minded.
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative; takes initiative.
  • Committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion values.
  • A problem solver (versus a problem identifier); results-oriented.
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment with a lot of “moving parts”. 
  • Energized by ADL’s mission and work. 

 Work Experience: 

  • 3- 5 years experience in electoral work, volunteer management, social impact design, project management, community organizing or other related areas required.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

Work Environment:

  • Flexibility is required to work extended hours or on weekends as may be needed.
  • Ability to spend long hours on occasion at workstation/computer, including on video meetings/calls.
  • Occasional travel is required to attend meetings, events and conferences.
  • 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 F1, which has an average salary range of $76,000 - $96,000. This salary range is reflective of a position in New York, New York.

    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.  

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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