Assistant Regional Director

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
Operations - Central Division
Regular Full-Time


POSITION TITLE: Assistant Regional Director

REPORTS TO: Deputy Regional Director


LOCATION:  Chicago, IL

Grade/Class: Grade E, Exempt, PSA Eligible





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 Assistant Regional Director will lead the Midwest Region’s incident response program and engagement of law enforcement in the region.  In this role, the Assistant Regional Director will coordinate the region’s response to incidents of antisemitism, bias, bigotry, and hate.  The Assistant Regional Director will serve as the region’s primary point of contact with local, state, and federal law enforcement and develop and implement strategies to maintain, develop, and cultivate ADL Midwest relationships with law enforcement agencies throughout the region. 



  • Receive and conduct initial investigation of complaints of discrimination, antisemitism, and other civil rights issues.
  • Quarterback ADL Midwest’s response to incidents of discrimination, antisemitism, and other civil rights issues, such as conduct routine fact-finding research, coordinate between the victim, ADL regional and national team members, law enforcement, and other relevant stakeholders to resolve complaints and support victims.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for law enforcement agencies in the Midwest Region and develop strategy to cultivate and strengthen those relationships.
  • Manage and track ADL’s relationships with, and outreach to, key law enforcement leaders and agencies in the Midwest Region, as well as local and state law enforcement organizations and associations.
  • Serve as the Region’s primary point of contact in sharing intelligence and ADL reports with law enforcement.
  • With support from the Deputy Regional Director and ADL national law enforcement staff, develop strategies to market and meet law enforcement training directives and priorities in the Region.
  • Support the facilitation of professional development workshops for law enforcement on key ADL priorities, such as hate crimes and violent extremism.



  • Manage scheduling and coordinating contract facilitators for professional development workshops.
  • Manage state credential board applications, deadlines, curriculum updates, and attendance rosters for the POST boards where ADL workshops receive continuing learning (CLE) credits.
  • Support the collection of data evaluating the efficacy of ADL law enforcement education programs
  • Represent ADL at law enforcement conferences and meetings in the region, as needed; give presentations and briefings about ADL’s resources and work with law enforcement



  • Knowledge and understanding of the law enforcement profession and community institutions.
  • Ability to build relationships with law enforcement, community institutions, colleagues, and lay leaders.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate good judgment under pressure.
  • Flexibility in responding to changing priorities and ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail. Strong presentation skills.


Work Experience:

  • 2-3 years of progressively responsible human relations or community service experience, including some program management experience.
  • Experience working with law enforcement and community institutions preferred, but not required



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

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.
  • 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 $49,000 to $64,000. This salary range is reflective of a position based in Chicago, IL. 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 underrepresented ethnic groups, 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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