Regional Director – Central Pacific

What We Do

ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “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 antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism, and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.

The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Central Pacific Region, based in San Francisco, serves Northern California, Utah, and Hawai’i. As the premier civil rights and human relations agency, ADL makes your voice heard. For over 40 years in the Bay area, ADL has provided unparalleled expertise in the fields of combatting antisemitism, investigating, and monitoring extremism, anti-bias education and advocacy. In these turbulent times, ADL’s impact is unmatched:

  • Serving tens of thousands of local students, educators, and parents each year through award winning education programs, such as No Place for Hate, designed to reduce bias in schools.
  • Working in close partnership with law enforcement to identify and track hate crimes and to keep our communities secure.
  • Responding to hundreds of antisemitic, extremism, bias, bigotry, or hate, incident reports from community members, working to help victims in the aftermath of hate.
  • Building coalitions with partner organizations throughout the Central Pacific Region to find meaningful solutions to combatting all forms of hate.


We are committed to being a highly effective and contemporary organization that achieves long-term success through our culture and talent. We value and foster a culture of innovation, collaboration, respect, courage, accountability, and inclusivity. And we mean it. A full 50% of every ADL team member’s performance rating, starting at the top of the organization, is determined by demonstration of the ADL values.

We hold quarterly “all hands” meetings to share information, provide recognition and answer questions. Our Chief of Staff holds weekly office hours via Zoom to which everyone is invited, and no questions are off limits. All staff have access to hundreds of online classes taught by top instructors through LinkedIn Learning and have free, unlimited, on-demand access to professional coaching services through Bravely. We are committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable work culture and have a full-time Director of Culture and DEI, along with five Employee Resource Groups, a DEI Committee, and both mandatory and voluntary DEI educational opportunities.

In respect of our colleagues who observe Shabbat, we close at 3:00 pm (local time) on Fridays throughout the year and do not work during Shabbat. To give ourselves some space at the end of the week to think and work on projects, we encourage no meetings on Fridays.


Under the dynamic leadership of our CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, a serial social entrepreneur and change agent, ADL has been invigorated with new approaches, ideas, and energy. We remain deeply committed to our mission and take great pride in our 100-plus year history of influence and impact.

The Regional Director will report to Robert Trestan, Vice President of ADL’s Western Division, an experienced Attorney and Civil Rights Leader, and an internationally recognized expert known for addressing hate crimes and leveraging advocacy as an effective tool. Robert previously served as Regional Director of one of ADL’s largest and most successful regions. Robert served on the Massachusetts Governor’s hate crime task force and represented ADL at a White House Summit on countering violent extremism. The new Regional Director will join a dynamic team of eight talented professionals working collaboratively with local and national teams in leading regional impact.


  • Salary: $225,000-$250,000
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Savings Account
  • Employer Paid Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 403(b) Plan
  • PTO: 15 Paid Days Off, 15 Paid Sick Days, 8 Paid National Holidays, up to 13 Paid Religious Holidays
  • Bravely (third-party coaching)
  • Commuter and Transit Benefits


This is a hybrid role with an office located in downtown, San Francisco, CA. Some travel may be required.


This is an incredible opportunity for a charismatic relationship-builder, with a passion for social justice! Reporting to the Vice President of ADL’s Western Division, the Regional Director will utilize innovative strategies to shape and lead all regional office activities, including fundraising, program delivery, leadership development, communications, government relations, research, and office management to advance ADL’s mission within the region. This is a high-profile role that requires representing ADL in the community, to the media and public officials. The Regional Director will manage, engage, and provide strategic support in developing the regional board, committees, and staff.


  • Strategize and direct the implementation of ADL programs and policies tailored to local community needs and issues. These include outreach, programs, conferences, events, and legislative networking.
  • Serve as the public voice of ADL across the region by speaking and appearing at multiple public forums and leveraging media platforms to promote public awareness of ADL’s mission, work, and programs.
  • In collaboration with the Development team, lead regional fundraising efforts to meet our $5-6M campaign goal, including individual, corporate, and institutional donor development.
  • Recruit, engage, and develop staff, volunteer leaders, advisory boards, and committees.
  • Raise the visibility and leadership of ADL in the community. Establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders, community institutions and leaders, legislators and government officials, media representatives, law enforcement personnel, and ethnic and interfaith leaders.
  • Lead the internal collaborative culture and create opportunities for intra-divisional multi-region fundraising, programming, and sharing of best practices.
  • Oversee constituent services, ensuring complaints of discrimination or bias incidents are received and resolved timely and appropriately. In coordination with counsel, direct fact-finding activities and implement procedures for reporting results.
  • Participate in government affairs activities, maintaining regular contact with state, local and national officials. Advocate for ADL issues in state and local legislatures.
  • Monitor relevant civil rights lawsuits in the region and identify potential Amicus brief involvement.
  • In collaboration with the Regional Operations team, establish the regional operating budget and manage to both revenue and expense commitments.
  • Work with the national Community Support Center (CSC) to oversee the management of the physical office space/lease.
  • Establish and implement the Central Pacific Strategic plan and the regional operating budget.


  • Proven leadership ability and strong team building skills. Need superior managerial, mentoring, and supervisory skills.
  • Strategic thinker who relishes problem solving and enjoys a challenge. Must be comfortable working inside a large organization while operating in an entrepreneurial manner.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented. Can lay out a plan, engage people to make it happen, and manage the project to completion.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills: the ability to work with a broad range of leaders and advocates and develop mutually beneficial relationships; ability to build coalitions and establish strategic partnerships.
  • Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to handle a heavy workload and respond effectively to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Passion for advocacy and social justice, with a strong desire to build a career around making the world a better place for all.
  • Demonstrated skills and desire to lead, with a collaborative spirit; demonstrated ability to inspire and motivate staff, board members, donors, volunteers, and legislative stakeholders. Ability to lead and respond effectively to rapidly changing priorities.
  • Outstanding communicator; excellent public speaking, writing, presentation, and interpersonal skills; ability to present complex and diverse issues in an articulate and compelling manner.
  • Experience in community relations, with a successful track record of building effective relationships.
  • Fundraising experience with an emphasis on major gifts, and a strong track record with program, volunteer, and board development is preferred.


  • Visionary, entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • High energy, positive attitude.
  • A problem-solver rather than a problem identifier
  • Comfortable making an “ask.”
  • Emotional intelligence.
  • High level of self-confidence coupled with humility and empathy.
  • A general bias for action and sense of urgency coupled with the judgment to know when a crisis calls for calm and restraint.


ADL is adhering to public health guidance regarding COVID-19. ADL will require that all employees are vaccinated with exceptions for medical and religious accommodations. ADL is requiring proof of vaccination. ADL is a hybrid environment; this role will require three days in the office.


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