FEATURED JOB: Vice President, Antisemitism Research, Anti-Defamation League

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Anti-Defamation League, Programs - Policy & Programs

Vice President, Antisemitism Research



POSITION TITLE: Vice President, Antisemitism Research  

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Small research staff and consultants 

LOCATION: Flexible with preference for locations with an ADL office, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, DC.   


ADL is the oldest 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 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 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, leveraging innovation, building partnerships, 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. 


ADL is seeking a Vice President to serve as an internal thought leader on antisemitism with a focus on actionable research and analysis. The VP should possess deep knowledge of antisemitism, strong quantitative and qualitative research skills, and some familiarity with Jewish communal organizations. The individual should be results-oriented, a strategic thinker, a strong communicator, and a team player with a bias toward action. 


  • Lead ADL’s research agenda on global antisemitism and in all contexts (offline, online, etc.)

  • Stay abreast of developments in the field and update ADL leadership

  • Partner with colleagues and external stakeholders to translate research into proactive efforts to counter antisemitism 

  • 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 in fueling extremism

  • Support efforts to define ADL’s position on key policy questions related to antisemitism

  • Write public-facing content

  • Participate in internal and external panels, seminars

  • Manage a small research team of staff and/or consultants

  • Build and manage an advisory board of thought leaders on antisemitism

  • Establish and maintain relationships with other thought leaders in the field



  • Expert on antisemitism, including understanding of how antisemitism interacts with other forms of hate

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 

  • Able to translate complex issues into compelling and succinct explanations

  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to establish credibility quickly, build relationships, and interface effectively with staff, board members, donors and other stakeholders

  • Highly collaborative, actively seeks the ideas, feedback and participation of colleagues


  • Self-starter who takes initiative and thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Shared values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

  • Energized by ADL’s mission and work 

Work Experience:    

  • 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


  • PhD in History, Jewish Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or related field preferred (or equivalent work experience)

Work Environment:   

  • 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.

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 legislation.

Please submit your cover letter and resume to the provided link.


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