TITLE: Associate Director of Jewish Outreach
REPORTS TO: Regional Director for New York and New Jersey
DIVISION: Regional Operations for New York and New Jersey Region
LOCATION: New York, New York
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.
Focused on developing and engaging a portfolio of community partners, Signature Synagogue participants, and students, the ideal candidate will be committed to advancing the goals and mission of ADL. The successful candidate enjoys being a part of a collaborative and energetic team and thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced organization. This position will report to ADL New York/New Jersey’s Director and will work closely with ADL New York/New Jersey’s Regional Operations and Education teams.
- Outreach to prospective synagogues for involvement in ADL programming, including the “Signature Synagogue” initiative
- Develop and manage a portfolio of 40+ active “Signature Synagogue” partners, including:
- Cultivating an active group of community liaisons via regular emails, briefing calls, and a newsletter
- Coordinating and executing regular synagogue-based programming
- Coordinating and executing the Words to Action program for Jewish youth which. Is designed to combat hate and antisemitism.
- Ensuring Signature Synagogue communications, solicitations and program payments are updated in ADL’s CRM database (Salesforce), in accordance with department policies and procedures.
- Marketing of ADL programs to the New York/New Jersey synagogue community
- Work with Regional Operations team on response to synagogues that are the victims of antisemitic incidents.
- Work with the Regional Operations team in developing relationships in the Jewish community that may lead to community or coalition partnerships.
- Work with the Regional and Divisional Operations team and other divisional roles to establish relationships at the campus/university level, as it relates to the implementation of the Words to Action Program or in response to incidents that may arise in that context throughout the NY/NJ region.
- Work with volunteer leaders to promote and manage synagogue outreach and the Signature Synagogue program.
- Coordinate ADL New York/New Jersey’s participation in the BINAH (Building Insights to Navigate Antisemitism & Hate) program together with regional and national colleagues. BINAH is a digital course developed by ADL in partnership with Everfi that motivates students to identify as global citizens with respect for all people, regardless of the makeup of their school community.
- Maintain an active, current body of knowledge of ADL and its mission, programs, activities, and fundraising priorities.
- Uphold excellence in both written and verbal communications, as well as a dedication to superior customer service with - an emphasis on relationship building.
- Engage in ADL’s “culture of philanthropy,” which says that every staff person is an integral part of the development process which ultimately leads to resources for the organization and engaged volunteer leadership.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
- Three to five years of community engagement, stewardship and project management experience required.
- Experience working in a national organization with an affiliate or chapter structure a plus.
- Experience working in a synagogue or with synagogues a plus
- Experience as a facilitator or educator a plus.
- Positive attitude and desire to learn and grow as part of a team.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Exceptional organizational and administrative skills
- Commitment to transparency, accountability and direct communication.
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and tight deadlines.
- Ability to manage with highly sensitive, confidential information using excellent judgment at all times.
- Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
- Passion for the mission of ADL (see above for mission of ADL)
- Flexibility to work evenings required.
- Travel around New York City, New York suburbs, Northern New Jersey, and Central New Jersey will be required from time to time.
- Desire to work and grow as a part of a highly motivated and dynamic team.
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.