POSITION TITLE: Northeast Division Director of Antisemitism Advocacy and Education
REPORTS TO: Northeast Division Vice President
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Currently none, junior-level analyst positions to be created
LOCATION: Boston, MA
GRADE/CLASS: Grade G, Exempt, PSA-eligible
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight antisemitism and all forms of hate using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no individual or community suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.
ADL CEO 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 and pioneering new horizons.
The Northeast Division Director of Antisemitism Advocacy and Education serves as ADL’s primary liaison with Hillel International as well as local Hillels, and other key campus stakeholders, including members of governing boards, student organizations, administrators, and alumni groups in the Northeast Division.
This role serves as an advocate, thought leader, and trusted partner in the collective effort to achieve a more safe, inclusive and welcoming climate for the expression of all facets of Jewish life on campus, including support for Israel. In partnership with others, the Director prevents and responds to systemic antisemitism on campuses through relationship building, advocacy, student empowerment and learning, and data-driven strategies and act as ADL’s primary support and point-of-contact for the Northeast Division on campus matters in coordination with other stakeholders.
Relationships and Outreach
- Partner with Hillel International and local Hillels in the Divisional footprint to share information and work together to address antisemitism on campus generally and in response to specific incidents
- In coordination with other groups, serve as a trusted partner and resource for senior university administrators, DEI officers, campus ministries and key student leaders and organizations
- Collaborate with internal and external partners and allies on combatting antisemitism and all forms of bias on campus through a variety of means, such as communications, coalitions
- Be ADL’s representative at campus activities within the Division
- Build and leverage alumni support for addressing campus antisemitism where appropriate
- Partner with Hillel International and other internal and external stakeholders on research and thought leadership concerning antisemitism on campus
- Serves as an expert ADL voice on trends related to or impacting antisemitism on campus
- Write and advise on ADL’s communications related to antisemitism on campus including social media, blogs, op-eds, media inquiries, briefings and reports.
Volunteer Leadership Engagement
- In consultation with the Regional Directors of the Division, engage with volunteer leaders to ensure they understand what ADL and partners are doing to address antisemitism on campus, as well as to ensure that volunteer leaders with relevant expertise and relationships have opportunities to assist with efforts where useful.
- Assist and collaborate with the Director of Philanthropic Giving and Regional Directors of Development to support fundraising efforts.
Advocacy and Learning
- Partner with Hillel International and local Hillels to empower and support student leaders and student groups in combatting antisemitism, both proactively and reactively, including through existing antisemitism programs (such as Binah and Words to Action) and broader anti-bias programs (such as Hate/Uncycled), but also new programs based on need
- Ensure response to antisemitic incidents is appropriate and coordinated with local Hillel
- Partner with Hillel International and local Hillels to incorporate antisemitism awareness into staff and student learning, including potentially through development of campus specific resources and programs that can be incorporated into existing campus learning or offered separately
- Collaborate with Education colleagues on the development and dissemination of educational programs for students, staff and administrators
Data Collection and Analysis
- Work with internal and external partners to assess and analyze antisemitism on campus
- Document and analyze incidents of antisemitism
- Identify and assess systemic roots and trends of antisemitism that may impacting campus
- Measure impact of ADL’s work
Staffing and Regional Collaboration
- Provide ongoing professional development to Division and other staff to increase their knowledge of the issues on campus.
- Ongoing and regular communications with regional staff on partnerships, incident response and prevention, educational programs, outreach and relationship building the campus community.
- Supervise staff, interns, consultants and facilitators as needed.
- Proven bridge builder.
- Exceptional networking, public speaking, writing and communications skills essential.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to establish rapport and build relationships with a broad spectrum of people.
- Strong team player and leader who can play multiple roles as needed.
- Strategic thinker with strong analytical skills.
- Expertise in educational program and curriculum design preferred and significant knowledge and familiarity with the higher ed field and campus environment required.
- Self-starter; proven ability to design and implement new initiatives in response to an ever changing landscape essential.
- Technical competence required. Working familiarity and comfort in database systems, reporting, and analysis essential. Reasonable level of experience using Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and comfort learning new technology.
- Minimum of 8 years, full-time professional experience in higher education or non-profit management, ideally related to campus climate initiatives, diversity training or bias incident response practices, external (including alumni) relationships, student affairs and organizations, multicultural education; or other relevant experience as an administrator on a college or university campus required.
- Master’s degree in non-profit management, business, public administration, higher education, student affairs, multicultural education or related field strongly preferred.
- Other degrees or equivalent experience considered
- ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated periodically): ADL is adhering to CDC, State, local, and Federal orders regarding COVID-19. ADL will require that all employees are vaccinated with exceptions for medical and religious accommodations. ADL may require proof of vaccination. This role will start as a remote position but may transition to a hybrid environment when offices reopen.
- This position is a Grade G2, which has an average salary range of $89,400 – $112,200. This salary range is reflective of a position in Boston, Massachusetts. Please note that salaries are commensurate with experience, and since ADL has a location-based compensation structure, there may be a different range for candidates in other locations.
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