POSITION TITLE: Regional Director, Florida Regional Office
REPORTS TO: Divisional Vice President
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Regional staff
LOCATION: South Florida
Grade/Class: Grade K, Exempt, PSA eligible
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is the leading anti-hate
organization in the world. Founded in 1913 in response to an
escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its essential
mission hasn't changed in more than 100 years: 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 hate
with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of
antisemitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism,
delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL's
ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers
from bias, discrimination or hate.
ADL's CEO and National Director, 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, leveraging innovation, building partnerships, and
pioneering new horizons.
The ADL Florida Office serves the entire state of Florida and is
part of the Southern Division of ADL. The Region supports a
multi-faceted educational, community relations, and legal approach
to combat antisemitism and hate of all kinds, promote diversity,
equity and inclusion and build bridges of understanding between
communities. The Florida Office is comprised of approximately 15
regional staff members and is housed in Boca Raton. The office is
supported by a Regional Board, as well as a robust young leadership
This region is known for developing and implementing innovative
initiatives, such as a robust statewide Hate Crimes coalition and
volunteer engagement program.
Plan and execute the direction and administration of all
regional office activities, including fundraising, program
delivery, leadership development, communications, government
relations, fact-finding/research and office management to advance
ADL's mission within the region. Represent ADL in the community, to
the media and to public officials. Manage, engage, and develop
regional board, committees and staff. Report to and communicate
regularly with the Southern Divisional Vice President and the
Regional Operations team in the national office (i.e., the
Community Support Center or "CSC").
+ Strategize and direct the implementation of ADL programs and
policies tailored to local community needs and issues. Develop
innovative initiatives that serve the mission and create value for
the community. These could include outreach, programs (e.g.,
conferences and education/training) and legislative networking.
+ Serve as the "general manager," responsible for driving
revenue and managing expenses. Along with the Development Director,
lead regional fundraising efforts by developing and then executing
the strategy to grow revenue and meet regional goals. Cultivate key
donor relationships and directly solicit major donors including
high-net worth individuals, foundations and corporations. Develop
budgets and manage team to meet spending goals. The following are
fundraising and donor engagement activities, as well as, key
Examples of key fundraising and donor engagement
+ ADL's National Annual Never Is Now Summit on Antisemitism and
+ Annual luncheons and galas to engage the region's donor and
+ Florida Annual Meeting designed to engage all regional board
members, donors and community partners
Examples of programmatic initiatives include:
+ Florida Hate Crimes Coalition, including strong partnerships
with Florida's major sports teams.
+ No Place for Hate and A World of Difference Institute in over
100 schools across Florida
+ Empowering Young People in the Aftermath of Hate webinar
+ Law Enforcement and Society
+ Recruit, engage, develop, and retain superior talent. Develop
and maintain a culture that is consistent with ADL's values and
brings out the best in people, allowing them to perform at the
highest possible level.
+ Board collaboration and engagement is an important emphasis:
recruit, engage, and work with volunteer leaders, including members
of the regional board and committees of the board (i.e., "lay
leaders") to support the revenue goals and activities of the
region. Consistent with the regional by-laws, establish and
implement guidelines for including lay leaders in regional
activities and create appropriate training opportunities to ensure
the effectiveness of lay leaders.
+ Represent ADL in the public eye and give speeches in a variety
of forums to promote public awareness of ADL's mission, work, and
programs. Respond to inquiries from the press and from members of
the public, demonstrating authoritative knowledge of ADL's policies
and positions as relevant to local, national and world events.
Read, monitor, and respond to media reports and opinion articles.
Write and/or edit press releases, opinion pieces and social media
posts on local issues in a manner consistent with ADL's policies
+ Promote visibility and leadership of ADL in the community.
Establish and maintain relationships with appropriate community
institutions and leaders, the Jewish community, legislators and
government officials, media representatives, law enforcement
personnel, and ethnic and interfaith group leaders.
+ Develop and implement community outreach, including
initiatives and joint ventures with elected officials, political
leaders, business leaders and community figures. Build diverse
interfaith and intergroup programs within the region.
+ Oversee constituent services, ensuring discrimination bias
complaints and incidents are received and resolved timely and
appropriately. In coordination with counsel, direct fact-finding
activities and implement procedures for reporting results.
+ Participate in government affairs activities, maintaining
regular contact with public officials at the local and state level.
Advocate for ADL issues in state and local legislatures and other
governmental settings. Collaborate with law enforcement and advise
them on issues.
+ Monitor relevant civil rights lawsuits in the region and
identify potential Amicus brief involvement. Keep the Civil Rights
Area Counsel informed of developments.
+ In collaboration with the Divisional Vice President, establish
the regional operating budget and manage to both revenue and
+ Proven leadership ability and strong team building skills.
Need superior managerial, mentoring and supervisory skills.
+ Strategic thinker who relishes problem solving and enjoys a
challenge. Must be comfortable working inside a large organization
while operating in an entrepreneurial manner.
+ Excellent oral and written communications skills, including
public speaking; ability to represent complex and diverse issues in
an articulate and compelling manner.
+ Highly organized and detail oriented. Can lay out a plan,
engage people to make it happen and manage the project to
+ Highly effective interpersonal skills; ability to work with a
broad range of leaders and advocates and develop mutually
beneficial relationships; ability to build coalitions and establish
+ Ability to absorb and learn new information quickly (e.g., ADL
policies and positions)
+ Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills.
+ Ability to handle a heavy workload and respond effectively to
rapidly changing priorities.
+ Visionary, entrepreneurial mindset.
+ Intellectual curiosity.
+ High energy, positive attitude.
+ Problem-solving orientation.
+ Unafraid to make an "ask."
+ Emotional intelligence.
+ High level of self-confidence coupled with humility and
+ A general bias for action and sense of urgency coupled with
the judgment to know when a crisis calls for calm and
+ Prefer a person who truly enjoys engaging with others - "a
people person" who builds and maintains long-term, even life-long,
+ A commitment to and passion for ADL's mission and work.
+ Subject matter expertise with antisemitism, civil rights, and
social justice strongly preferred.
+ Willingness to work evenings and weekends when necessary to
represent ADL and to attend community events; travel across Florida
is required; occasional overnight travel is required.
+ Five plus years' experience in a leadership role with
management responsibility; prefer seven to ten years'
+ Track record of scaling a business or nonprofit organization a
+ Strongly prefer fundraising experience with an emphasis on
major gifts, program development and volunteer relations (business
development/sales experience could be an alternative).
+ A bachelor's degree or comparable experience is required. A
graduate degree in law, business, nonprofit management, or a
related field, is preferred.
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
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with
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, 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 legislation.
The Anti-Defamation League's Florida Regional Office has
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Please email a cover letter and resume in confidence to:
Street: 621 NW 53rd Street, One Park Place, #450-A