Associate Director, Advocacy and Partnerships

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POSITION TITLE: Associate Director, Advocacy and Partnerships

REPORTS TO: Director of Policy and Impact, CTS


LOCATION: CSC (Anywhere ADL has an Office)

GRADE/CLASS: Grade F, Exempt, PSA Eligible


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.


As a member of the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) team, the Associate Director of Advocacy and Partnerships (Associate Director) will be responsible for translating CTS’ research into impact through advocacy campaigns and by building and leveraging new partnerships. The Associate Director will  work cross-functionally at ADL on crafting strategies for advancing ADL’s tech and society agenda. The Associate Director will play a lead role in maintaining and strengthening CTS’ relationships with civil society groups and coalitions and by building relationships in local communities across the US through ADL’s network of regional offices.



  • Build and manage relationships with tech policy stakeholders (civil society, industry, advertisers, government) to advance ADL’s tech and society agenda–especially issues of shared interest.
  • Implement strategy regarding new or existing leverage points to push tech companies to do more to fight hate, harassment, and extremism.
  • Work with cross-functional ADL partners on strategies to advance CTS’s work, including collaborating with ADL’s network of regional offices.
  • Organize and activate long term public pressure campaigns (such as Stop Hate for Profit), conference attendance, and other public-facing CTS efforts.
  • Create an organized and systematic approach to outreach and relationship management.


  • Contribute to strategy for leveraging existing channels (press, social, events) to elevate CTS impact.
  • Deliver presentations to donors, policy makers, researchers, internal ADL staff and other relevant stakeholders
  • Focus on impact measurement to determine the most effective methods for CTS to advance our mission



  • Excellent communication and writing skills, including public speaking
  • A demonstrated knowledge of tech and social media platforms and issues.
  • A demonstrated interest in technology and its impact on society.
  • Proven track record of driving successful multi-stakeholder projects to completion.
  • A curious, energetic, respectful and collaborative working style.

Work Experience:

  • The ideal candidate has several years’ work experience with a demonstrable progression in skills and responsibility in advocacy, strategy, and/or organizing for corporate accountability in either the private or public sectors.
  • Experience engaging stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and perspectives around common concerns and building meaningful and effective partnerships.
  • Experience advocating with and for marginalized or underrepresented communities.
  • Organizing and coalition building experience; experience managing conference attendance is a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.


ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated periodically): 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 may require 3 days in the office.

This position has a salary range of $50,000 to $96,000. Please note that actual salaries are commensurate with experience and reflect the budget for a given position, and since ADL has a location-based compensation structure, there may be a different range for candidates in other locations. For an overview of our total rewards package, please visit
ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of underrepresented ethnic groups, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. 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 laws.

ADL will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation to support the interview process, please contact Talent & Knowledge at [email protected]

ADL will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Fair Credit Reporting Act, and all other applicable State, Local, and Federal laws.

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.

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