Vice President, Antisemitism Research
|Location:||New York, United States|
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.
ADL’s research on antisemitism is critical to understanding anti-Jewish hate, informing advocacy and community engagement priorities, and ensuring ADL’s day-to-day work countering antisemitism is rooted in the best research and data available. At a time of surging hate, an understanding of antisemitism rooted in cross-disciplinary research that also explores contemporary manifestations and interactions with other forms of bigotry and hatred will strengthen ADL’s work
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The Vice President, Antisemitism Research is a new and critically important role for ADL. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Programs, the Vice President will be responsible for strengthening and deepening ADL’s approach, research, and response to anti-Jewish hate in all forms. The Vice President will serve as a thought leader on antisemitism with a focus on actionable research, analysis, and education. The individual should be results-oriented, a strategic thinker, a strong communicator, and a team player with a bias toward action.
In partnership with other senior staff, the Vice President will:
- Inform and shape ADL’s strategy around understanding and countering antisemitism and lead the strategic implementation of new products for research while building on existing products (i.e., surveys and public opinion polls).
- Engage in ongoing analysis of trends and developments related to anti-Jewish hate in the United States and globally. Provide guidance to ADL CEO and other leadership and staff to enhance their work as it relates to antisemitism.
- Provide internal data points and strategies to advance thought leadership and formulate effective, consistent, and focused responses to antisemitic activities and anti-Jewish hate crimes. Frequently publish, edit and/or curate relevant content.
- Directly supervise a small team, as well as external consultants, with a focus on creating a high performing team and coaching individuals to be the best versions of themselves.
- Lead ADL’s research agenda on global antisemitism and in all contexts (offline, online, etc.)
- Drive the aggregation of real-time developments and data in the field and update ADL leadership frequently
- Partner with colleagues and external stakeholders to translate research into proactive efforts to counter antisemitism as well as education models/trainings to address it.
- Inform ADL’s antisemitism education content
- Inform ADL’s work with coalition partners concerning antisemitism’s relationship to other forms of hatred and its role fueling extremism
- Support efforts to define ADL’s position on key policy questions related to antisemitism
- Develop public data-driven content that is timely, accessible and thoughtful
- Participate on internal and external panels, seminars
- Build and develop trusting relationships with an advisory board of thought leaders on antisemitism to support and inform the work of the department
- Establish and maintain partnerships with other thought leaders in the field
- Expert on antisemitism, including understanding of how antisemitism interacts with other forms of hate
- Deep understanding of the history and current state of antisemitism and its impact on the global Jewish community
- Strong interpersonal skills, able to establish credibility quickly, build relationships, and interface effectively with staff, board members, donors and other stakeholders
- Ability to lead a team of experts in quantitative and qualitative research skills
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Able to translate complex issues into compelling and succinct explanations
- Highly collaborative, actively seeks the ideas, feedback, and participation of colleagues
- Self-starter who takes initiative and thrives in a fast-paced, highly dynamic environment
- Shares ADL’s values, including a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Energized by ADL’s mission and work
- 10+ years of experience in academia, policy, Jewish communal organizations, journalism, or equivalent. Some experience working outside of academia preferred.
- Experience publishing articles preferred
- Survey experience preferred
- Advanced degree in History, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or related field preferred
- Flexible with strong preference for locations with an ADL office, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, DC
ADL requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19; please contact Human Resources with requests for a medical or religious accommodation.
This position will require some travel when doing so is safe.
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.
The ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. The ADL is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of any characteristic irrelevant to our mission, including race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
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Chief Executive Officer
|Primary Category:||Human Rights
|Secondary Categories:||Jewish History / Studies