Associate Director, Young Leadership

Anti-Defamation League

New York, NY, USA

Full time

May 5

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POSITION TITLE: Associate Director, Young Leadership

REPORTS TO: VP, Leadership


LOCATION: Anywhere ADL has an office

Grade/Class: Grade F, Exempt, PSA-Eligible


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 Associate Director for Young Professional Leadership works directly with the VP of Leadership and the Leadership team to recruit, retain and engage ADL’s emerging leaders, build a robust leadership pipeline and to manage young professional leadership programming.



Manage and oversee current young professional leadership programs including ADL's cornerstone leadership development program, the Glass Leadership Institute (GLI) and the GLI Alumni Network  

Direct the young professional leadership track of ADL’s annual National Leadership Summit conference and assist in young professional engagement strategy for all ADL National events and initiatives  

Manage ADL’s GLI Alumni Advisory Board and work with leaders of the board to strengthen relationships, development, and programmatic offerings for the GLI Alumni network

Direct ADL’s GLI Alumni Microgrants initiative, supporting young leaders in the development and implementation of their own peer-led programs  

Serve as liaison to all ADL regions on young leadership engagement and support local staff in developing strong young professional leadership strategies and programs

Work to build a strong leadership pipeline, including analysis and assessment of current ADL young leadership offerings

Manage national communications and messaging to young professional audiences and to ADL’s young professional leadership groups  

Partner with leading local, national and global organizations in the young leadership space to develop and foster mutually beneficial partnerships aimed at furthering ADL’s mission  

Network and create opportunities to grow ADL young leadership footprint  

Update and develop marketing and communications plans to engage all young leadership populations currently involved with ADL as well as expanding beyond the ADL community

Work with programmatic experts to help create volunteer and outreach opportunities to deepen involvement and inclusion of young leaders

Work in coordination with development staff to secure grant funding for young leader engagement and encourage young professional leaders in their own philanthropic leadership  

Oversee consistency and framework of young professional leadership programs and structures, including across the regions  


Represent Leadership Department in cross-programmatic /division initiatives as required



Strong written and oral communications skills

Demonstrated ability to motivate volunteer leadership

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills

Strong problem solving and negotiation skills

Attention to detail

Team-orientation and strong work ethic

Highest quality research and writing skills

Strong project management experience

Creative ability and desire to build and think outside of the box

Event planning experience

High level of professionalism and excellent judgment

Ability to multi-task and respond to changing priorities is essential

Work Experience

Minimum of five years of professional experience working with leadership in a corporate or nonprofit environment, preferably within the Jewish or civil rights communities

Proven ability to coordinate multi-faceted projects and create programming and strategies to achieve organizational goals, including growth, engagement and promote agency culture

Experience attracting and recruiting people to work collaboratively to achieve organizational objectives

Event management experience preferred

Working closely with volunteers in a complex, issues driven organization

Experience creating and managing budgets


Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, social sciences, business, or a related field, or equivalent experience.


Ability to work extended hours (including evenings or weekends as needed) on occasion to meet job demands. Some travel.

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.

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