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ADL Associate Director, Law Enforcement Initiatives and Community Security in San Diego, California

POSITION TITLE: Associate Regional Director

REPORTS TO: Regional Director or Senior Associate Regional Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Assist in supervising program staff and interns, including contributing to their hiring, training and evaluation. May directly supervise one or more support staff.


ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism 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 all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism 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.


The Associate Director of Law Enforcement Initiatives and Community Security is responsible for managing ADL San Diego’s work with law enforcement, one of the League’s two signature programs, as well as ADL San Diego’s community security program. The Associate Director leads the San Diego regions outreach to key federal, state, local and military law enforcement agencies and their leaders in San Diego. The Associate Director oversees the management of ADL San Diego’s training programs for law enforcement, and, under the leadership of the Regional Director, is responsible for sustaining ADL’s relationships with the local executives and commanders who have graduated from these programs. In addition, the Associate Director leads ADL San Diego’s community security program, and, under the guidance of the Director of Law Enforcement Outreach and Community Security, provides response to security threats to both the Jewish community and other vulnerable communities.


  • Respond to and resolve complaints of discrimination, anti-Semitic incidents and other civil rights issues. Conduct in-depth fact-finding research, initiating contacts and developing sources as appropriate. Coordinate with Civil Rights Area Counsel as appropriate. Ensure that required reports are maintained.Oversee ADL San Diego’s outreach to key law enforcement leaders and agencies throughout the Region.

  • Cultivate, sustain and expand the Region’s network of priority law enforcement relationships and provide guidance, best practices and training for working with law enforcement.

  • Oversee the management of the Region’s law enforcement programs, including ADL San Diego’s annual Counter Terrorism Conference, Western States Counter-Terrorism Seminar in Israel, Managing Implicit Bias Training and recruitment for CSC Law Enforcement programs as appropriate.

  • Implement CSC procedures and protocols governing ADL San Diego’s response to community security issues, incidents and events, and oversee the development, production and distribution of security resources and training in the Region.

  • In partnership with our Investigative Research Team, provide Hate Crimes trainings and other COE trainings as deemed appropriate by CSC.

  • Provide staff support and programming to lay-led committees which may include Jewish Community Security, Civil Rights, and others as assigned.

  • Represent ADL and give speeches in a variety of forums to promote public awareness of ADL’s mission. Respond to inquiries from the press and from members of the public, demonstrating authoritative knowledge of ADL’s policies and positions and relevant local, national and world events. Read, monitor and respond to media reports and opinion articles.

  • Participate in government affairs activities, maintaining regular contact with state, local and national officials. Advocate for ADL issues in state and local legislature.

  • Assist in the recruitment and supervision of office administrative support staff. Select and supervise interns. Ensure the smooth-functioning of the regional office in the absence of the Regional Director. May assist in budget preparation and general office management.


  • Oversee Regional data collection on ADL law enforcement training (on hate crimes, extremism, implicit bias and core values), the tracking of the Regional network of law enforcement relationships and contacts, and the integration of this information into CRM databases.

  • Represent ADL at Regional law enforcement conferences and meetings; give presentations and briefings about ADL’s resources and work with law enforcement

  • Availability to support Las Vegas and Arizona regional offices in any of the above areas as deemed appropriate by the Regional Directors.

  • Cultivate, steward and solicit donors interested in ADL’s work with Law Enforcement and Community Security.


  • Strong administrative, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability to work with and influence a wide variety of people.

  • Proven diplomatic and conflict resolution skills.

  • Strong public speaking and writing skills.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Outlook, Excel).

Work Experience:

  • Government Security or law enforcement background preferred.

  • Three to five years of progressively responsible human relations or community service experience including program and operational management experience.

  • Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus additional related college courses or professional training.

Work Environment:

  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary to represent ADL and to attend community events. Some travel within the region is required. Occasional overnight travel is required.

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: 2019-1194

Street: 4950 Murphy Canyon Road, #250