Research Assistant

Job Locations US
Programs - Center on Extremism
Regular Full-Time


POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant, Center on Extremism

REPORTS TO: Senior Associate Director, Center on Extremism


LOCATION: Anywhere ADL has an Office

Grade/Class:  Grade C, Non-Exempt, Non-Union




ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, 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 antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.



The Center on Extremism (COE) Research Assistant will conduct basic research into antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and  hate, to populate COE databases and share with other COE staff. The Research Assistant will support the work of COE Analyst(s) who study antisemitism and anti-Zionism.



  • Monitor, research, and evaluate large volumes of information from multiple sources pertaining to extremism, antisemitism, and hate, with special attention to antisemitism and anti-Zionsim
  • Populate COE databases with essential content, categories, and records
  • Summarize relevant data and share with COE Analysts and management
  • Help maintain quality and integrity of COE database content
  • Provide additional research support as requested on other issues dealt with by the Center on Extremism



  • Ability to read, understand, and summarize large volumes of information on a daily basis
  • Facility with information management tools
  • Excellent research skills, with knowledge of open source intelligence techniques (OSINT) preferred
  • Understanding of taxonomies and ability to categorize data accordingly
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in teams

Work Experience

  • The ideal candidate has 1-3 years of experience with research and data entry.
  • Established familiarity with issues related to antisemitism and anti-Zionism preferred.


  • B.A. degree or equivalent experience

 Work Environment: 

  • Office environment
  • Flexibility to work additional hours when necessary to complete work assignments
  • ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated periodically): ADL is adhering to public health guidance regarding COVID-19. ADL will require that all employees are vaccinated with exceptions for medical and religious accommodations. ADL is requiring proof of vaccination. ADL is a hybrid environment; this role may require 3 days in the office.


  • This position has a salary range of $37,000 to $55,000. 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. For an overview of our total rewards package, please visit  


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. 


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.


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