Assistant Regional Director, Southern California

Job Locations US-CA-Santa Barbara
Regular Full-Time


POSITION TITLE: Assistant Regional Director, Southern California

REPORTS TO: Regional Director


LOCATION: Santa Barbara, California

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.




ADL is seeking an Assistant Regional Director to join our team in Southern California. We are seeking an individual who is dynamic, organized, and dedicated to lead many of our region's programmatic efforts, including hate incident response, law enforcement relationships, community outreach, event planning, volunteer support, fundraising, social media, and advocacy. This Assistant Regional Director will work hand in hand primarily with the Regional Director in Santa Barbara to ensure ADL Southern California is working with a variety of stakeholders to deliver programs, support and expand our efforts, and serve our communities. 



  • Receive and conduct initial investigation of complaints of discrimination, antisemitic incidents, and other civil rights issues.
  • Conduct routine fact-finding research, using established contacts and developing sources as appropriate.
  • Resolve complaints or refer to senior staff as necessary.
  • Maintain required records.
  • Provide staff support to volunteer-led committees as assigned. Assist with related program and event planning. 
  • Coordinate speakers and logistics for Frontline speaker series and other regional programs and events.
  • Manage, maintain, and regularly update the Regional website and other social media.
  • Develop community relationships and network with other community groups to facilitate effective community action.
  • Represent ADL by speaking to school and student groups and law enforcement agencies. Conduct training directly and/or train volunteer leaders as facilitators for training programs, as appropriate.
  • Respond to inquiries from members of the public, demonstrating a working knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events, and assist Regional Director to respond to inquiries from the press.
  • Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles. May write and/or edit a regional newsletter or prepare Insider Briefings.
  • Maintain contacts with the staff of state legislators, local legislators and relevant government officials to promote the mission of ADL.
  • Assist in the smooth functioning of the office administration.
  • Undertake ad hoc research projects and provide special events assistance as required by the Regional Director.


  • May participate in fundraising events, cultivate potential donors and assist in maintaining donor relationships.
  • May schedule appointments, speaking engagements and coordinate meetings. Coordinate conference calls.  Make travel arrangements as required.
  • May provide administrative support to special events, board retreats and coordinate regular board meetings. Undertake all necessary details of event logistics; reserve location, negotiate contracts, plan menus, arrange set up, mail invitations and monitor reservations.
  • May manage regional office budget expenses. Process check requests.  Prepare and follow up on invoices and billing of outside vendors and consultants.  Establish and maintain financial databases as appropriate.  Assist Regional Director with budget preparation as needed.
  • May maintain supplies of ADL literature and respond to requests for materials.



  • Strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills essential.
  • Proven ability to work with and influence a wide variety of people.
  • Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Comfort in working with colleagues remotely across the country essential.
  • Strong competency with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
  • Familiarity with WordPress, Salesforce, and social media platforms, or ability to adapt quickly to new technology platforms.

Work Experience:

  • The ideal candidate has several years of progressively responsible community service experience, or a related field, including program management experience.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work 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.
  • ADL is a hybrid environment; this role may require 3 days in the office. 


  • This position has a salary range of $52,000 to $70,000. This salary range is reflective of a position based in Santa Barbara, California. 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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