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Director of Development


Job posted by: Anti-Defamation League

Posted on: June 24, 2014

Job description

Join the nation's premier human relations/civil rights organization. We have a mission to fight anti-Semitism and hate, and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. ADL is looking for talented, passionate people who want to make a difference today…and tomorrow!



Based in San Diego and serving San Diego and Imperial Counties, the Director of Development plans, implements and evaluates regional fundraising programs to successfully meet annual, designated and endowment campaign goals established under the direction of ADL's Regional Director and approved by the National Development Office. In fulfillment of these goals the Director of Development identifies and cultivates donors and executes targeted solicitation strategies to increase the donor base and close gifts. The Director of Development also works with staff, lay leaders and honorees to design and oversee the implementation of fundraising events and special programs targeting select populations and in support of ADL initiatives.


  • Bachelor's degree, plus additional related college courses or professional training.
  • Five to seven years of fundraising experience in a volunteer environment.
  • Successful track record of direct solicitation and closing gifts.
  • Demonstrated event planning experience.
  • Strong organizational, management and administrative skills including the ability to multi-task.
  • Sound understanding of financial reports and budgeting.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication and presentation skills; with interactive experience with business, corporate, philanthropic and Jewish communal leaders a plus
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends to represent ADL and attend community fundraising events.
  • Frequent travel within the region; occasional overnight travel may be required.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel & PowerPoint), and database management software.

For immediate consideration, please send resume and cover letter to, Subject: Director of Development.

ADL offers a very generous benefits/vacation package. EOE.

Learn more about ADL at

How to apply

For immediate consideration, please send resume and cover letter to, Subject: Director of Development.


San Diego, CA, US