Director, Strategic Initiatives

Job Locations US
Regular Full-Time


POSITION TITLE: Director, Strategic Initiatives

REPORTS TO: Director, Strategy & Operations 


LOCATION: Anywhere ADL has an office 

Grade/Class: Grade G, 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. 




ADL is seeking a director to lead strategic initiatives focused on countering antisemitism and extremism, support organization-wide strategy development and implementation, and foster a culture of evidence-based decision-making and innovation. The ideal candidate is results-oriented with experience designing and implementing strategic social impact initiatives, generating data-driven insights and actionable recommendations, working cross-functionally, and engaging with senior leaders 



  • Design, manage and execute innovative strategies and projects to counter antisemitism and extremism 
  • Support strategic planning and integration of impact goals and measurement across the organization 
  • Serve as internal consultant and strategic partner to different business units within ADL, helping to refine priorities and focus resources to advance organizational goals 
  • Lead research and analysis to produce actionable insights, identify areas of opportunity, and inform programs and campaigns to counter bigotry and intolerance 
  • Collaborate across functions and with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to drive impact fighting antisemitism and other forms of hate 
  • Manage initiatives to encourage innovation, launch and evaluate pilot projects, identify and scale best practices 



  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytic and communications skills 
  • Experience designing and implementing strategic initiatives  
  • Creative, critical thinker capable to producing data-driven insights and analysis to inform strategic decisions 
  • Flexibility to consider, explore and decide which tools are most effective to achieve change 
  • Strong work ethic and ability to drive initiatives to achieve results 
  • Capable of thriving in fast-paced environment, managing multiple workstreams 
  • Team player with willingness to play multiple positions as needed  
  • Some knowledge of antisemitism preferred

Work Experience:   

  • The ideal candidate has significant experience  with demonstrable increases in skill and responsibility in management consulting, strategy, campaign, advocacy, corporate or market reform campaigns, and/or related. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.  
  • Masters or MBA preferred.   


Work Environment:  

  • 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, though this role may be performed remotely. 



  • This position has a salary range of $65,000 to $120,000. 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 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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