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ADL Assistant Director of Development in Boston, Massachusetts

POSITION TITLE: Assistant Director of Development

REPORTS TO: Director of Development or equivalent

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Depending on region may participate in supervising staff such as Development/Administrative Assistant OR may occasionally instruct or assist other employees including interns.


Grade/Class:Grade E, 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.


Oversee, strengthen, and expand ADL New England's young leadership programs and initiatives. Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donors and prospects and implement targeted solicitation strategies designed to increase the donor base.

  • Oversee and grow ADL New England's young leadership programs and initiatives.

  • Manage and strengthen the Associate Board (young leadership board). Working closely with Associate Board leaders, plan, design, and execute high-impact meetings and events.

  • Grow ADL New England's presence in the local young leadership community.

  • Manage and strengthen ADL New England’s Glass Leadership Institute (GLI). Work closely with Regional and National colleagues to plan and execute high-impact meetings focused on ADL’s work.

  • Organize Breaking Barriers young leadership events and develop innovative tie-in opportunities to engage donors and prospects.

  • Manage, cultivate, solicit, and steward a small portfolio of donors and prospects. Identify new potential donors.

  • Participate in and work on programs and events as member of the Development Team.

  • Provide committee staff support; prepare agendas, minutes and follow up.

  • Maintain appropriate prospect and donor records, mailing lists and fund records.

  • Contribute to regional management by participating in overall regional office administration.

  • Participate in special assignments or projects to assist the Regional Director of Development or Associate Director of Development.

  • Participate in development-related functions such as marketing, design/preparation of print materials, event logistics, and post-event follow up based on individual skills and office needs.


  • Good interpersonal skills and good oral and written presentation skills are needed.

  • Good organizational and administrative skills including the ability to multi-task.

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), and database management software. Familiarity and experience with Salesforce ideal.

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends at certain times is necessary to represent ADL and attend community fundraising events.

  • Occasional overnight travel may be required.

Work Experience:

  • Two to five years of community fundraising experience in a volunteer environment. Event planning experience is required.


  • A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience.

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, 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.

ID: 2021-1460

Street: 40 Court Street