Vice President for Education

Position Overview

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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) invites nominations and applications for its Vice President for Education (VP) position. This is a compelling role that will require a passionate education leader dedicated to the delivery of anti-bias and anti-Semitism education through multiple distribution channels. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Programs, they will manage the Community Support Center through four direct reports and will have overall responsibility for a distributed team of approximately 30 education staff, reporting to the Community Support Center.

The VP will be responsible for refining, implementing, and communicating a strategic vision for ADL Education to ensure that the quality and integrity of programs, content, measurement, and evaluation of impact; position ADL as a leader in the field of anti-bias and anti-Semitism education; and effectively advance ADL’s mission to combat bigotry in all its forms. The VP will oversee the development and distribution of a portfolio of products and programs that focus on anti-bias, anti-Semitism, and Holocaust and genocide education for K12 and campus/university audiences.

The VP will serve as a key member of the Programs Division leadership team and is also responsible for close collaboration with different ADL departments, especially Growth (Regional Operations, Marketing and Development), to ensure educational programs leverage expertise across the organization and have an appropriately broad reach. The VP will also partner with Senior Vice President of Policy on policy issues affecting the teaching of anti-bias, Holocaust and genocide, anti-Semitism, and related content. The VP will also serve as a subject matter expert and voice of ADL Education both internally and externally.

While the VP’s location is flexible, they must be in proximity to a US ADL office.

Candidates should have: a proven record of strategic development and implementation; agile leadership and management skills, with a preference in a metrics-driven environment; progressive experience in the fields of education, business, social justice, and management; demonstrated skill and success in the development and delivery of educational programs and products for educators and students; experience leading, supervising, and collaborating across disciplines in a distributed organization; experience leading digital transformations; demonstrated success driving organizational culture change, business development, and fundraising is a plus; experience or knowledge in anti-bias, DEI, and/or adjacent areas of education; BA/BS or equivalent experience is essential and an advanced degree in Education or an MBA/MPA preferred.

The complete position profile can be found above.

Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee will begin a review of applications late November and continue its work until an appointment is made. For best consideration, application materials should be received by December 10, 2021. All inquiries and applications will be received and evaluated in full confidentiality. Applications from persons in underrepresented groups are highly encouraged.

Candidates should provide:

  1. A letter of interest stating how the candidate’s experiences and qualifications connect with the required/preferred characteristics and priorities expressed in the position profile;
  2. Curriculum vitae/resume;
  3. Three professional references with emails, telephone numbers, and a description of the candidate’s professional relationship with each reference listed (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant).

Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to: ADLEducation@agbsearch.com

For nominations and inquiries please contact:

Ms. Monica Burton, Principal, monica.burton@agbsearch.com / (917) 825-2961

Dr. Concetta Stewart, Principal, concetta.stewart@agbsearch.com / (908) 341-2178

Anne Hoffman, Executive Search Associate, anne.hoffman@agbsearch.com

ADL values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, 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.