POSITION TITLE: Deputy Regional Director, ADL Southeast Region
REPORTS TO: Vice President, Southern Division (DVP) / Regional Director, ADL Southeast Region
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Supervise Development and Associate and/or Assistant Regional Director(s) program staff, support staff and interns, including hiring, training, and managing.
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA
Grade/Class: Grade H, 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 Deputy Regional Director for ADL’s Southeast Region serves as deputy to the Regional Director for a broad geographic area that includes Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and Tennessee. The Deputy RD assists in the administration of the Region including office management, budget preparation, staff development and supervision, partners with the DVP in planning, developing and implementing advocacy initiatives, and manages the day-to-day program activities and services in the community to advance ADL’s mission within the region. The Deputy RD provides consistent oversight to the Regional office and guides the regional office staff on strategy and growth.
- Provide routine general office management. Oversee assigned regional program and development staff and the initiatives for which they are responsible. Assist in the selection and supervision of interns. Ensure the smooth functioning of the regional office in the absence of the Regional Director. Assist in budget preparation and general office management.
- Respond to and resolve the most complex or sensitive complaints of discrimination, antisemitic incidents and other civil rights issues. Conduct and oversee in-depth fact-finding research. Coordinate with Civil Rights Area Counsel as appropriate. Ensure that required reports and comprehensive incident tracking are maintained.
- Develop and implement community outreach including initiatives and joint ventures with elected leaders and diverse interfaith and cross-cultural organizations active within the region e.g. African-American, Hispanic and Latino groups / Muslim leaders, Catholic scholars and other faith leaders.
- Recruit, develop and support volunteer leaders at all levels. Work closely with board members and high-profile community leaders.
- Guide and mentor the Director of Development and Associate Regional Director(s) by sharing experience of effective strategies and problem-solving approaches. Implement ADL programs and projects, tailoring them to local community needs and issues.
- Collaborate with team members in the broader Southern Division and ADL at large to share solutions and create a unified brand for the ADL mission.
- Represent ADL and give speeches in a variety of forums to promote public awareness of ADL’s mission. 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.
- Undertake special projects and Divisional/cross-regional assignments as needed.
- High degree of tact and discretion.
- Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills are required.
- Excellent administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills are required.
- Proven ability to work with and influence a wide variety of people.
- Strong public speaking and writing skills are required.
- Ability to multi-task essential.
- 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.?
- Between five and six years of progressively responsible human relations or community service experience including program and operational management experience.
- Preferably experience within ADL or peer organization.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience?required.
- Additional related courses or professional training welcomed.
- Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary to represent ADL and to attend community events. Some travel within the region.
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, 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 legislation.