Associate Director, Young Leadership
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POSITION TITLE: Associate Director, Young Leadership
REPORTS TO: VP, Leadership
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Interns
LOCATION: Anywhere ADL has an office
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.
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
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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