POSITION TITLE: Arizona Associate Regional Director
REPORTS TO: Regional Director, San Diego
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Interns
Grade/Class: Grade F, 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.
Serve as ADL’s public representative in Arizona. Coordinate and lead the planning, development and implementation of advocacy initiatives, and community activities and services that advance ADL’s mission within Arizona. Work closely with a team of experts across ADL’s Western Division to elevate ADL’s profile in Arizona, through public facing programs, media, and community engagement opportunities. Engage and cultivate regional board members, donors and supporters.
Represent ADL and give speeches in a variety of forums to promote public awareness of ADL’s mission, with specific attention to the Arizona Jewish Community.
Develop and implement annual plans for the Arizona region which prioritizes engaging more people in the pursuit of ADL’s mission.
Design, develop & coordinate community events & programs around ADL’s priorities
Respond to inquiries from the press and from members of the public, demonstrating authoritative knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events.
Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles, including writing op-eds, letters to the editor, and appearing on television.
Respond to and resolve complaints of discrimination, antisemitic incidents and other civil rights issues, initiating contacts and developing sources as appropriate. Coordinate with Civil Rights Area Counsel and other staff as appropriate. Ensure that incident response is timely and documented.
Develop and implement community outreach initiatives and joint ventures with elected officials, interfaith leaders and cross-cultural organizations active within Arizona.
Recruit, develop and support volunteer leaders at all levels, including Regional Board.
Provide staff support and programming to lay-led committees which may include Government Relations, Advocacy & Community Engagement; Development; Executive, and others as assigned.
Participate in government affairs activities, maintaining regular contact with state, local and national officials.
Serve as a public advocate in Arizona for ADL issues in state and local legislature, which may include public testimony as appropriate.
With the support of Western Division staff, cultivate potential donors, including corporate funders and foundations. Solicit and maintain donor relationships. Organize and participate in fundraising events.
Working with the Western Division Communications Manager, administer ADL’s Arizona social media channels including Twitter and Facebook.
Collaborate with Western Division colleagues to ensure successful program delivery and communications with the local community.
Provide local promotion of support of National programs and events as needed.
Develop & maintain skill level to utilize ADL’s Salesforce CRM system for donor and incident management
Strong administrative, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Ability to work independently and in a team.
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.
Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Outlook, Excel).
?Work Experience: ?
Minimum of three to five years required of progressively responsible human relations or community service experience including program and operational management experience required. Fundraising experience desired.
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent experience required.
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.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.
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.