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Community Engagement Manager

Community Engagement Manager
Organization: Anti-Defamation League
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date Posted: 04/01/2024


POSITION TITLE: Community Engagement Manager, Pittsburgh and Western PA

REPORTS TO: Senior Associate Regional Director, ADL Cleveland


LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA

GRADE/CLASS: Grade F, Exempt, PSA-eligible, Part-time (15-20 hours/week)


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.


Serve as the region’s on-the-ground representative and primary point of contact with volunteer and community leaders in the Pittsburgh metro area and covering Western Pennsylvania more broadly. Engage current supporters and cultivate new relationships to increase awareness of ADL’s work in Western Pennsylvania and identify development, programmatic and partnership/coalition-building opportunities.



  • Partner with regional staff to grow the region’s fundraising base in Western Pennsylvania, including stewarding relationships with current supporters, identifying prospective donors and developing opportunities to engage both groups in ADL’s work.
  • Identify, strategize, cultivate, and sustain partnerships with key groups and organizations, and community leaders in the Pittsburgh metro area, directly correlated to the region’s work in the state.
  • Manage the region’s leadership group in Pittsburgh, including the development and implementation of annual goals set with the regional office, solicitation of financial support from group members, and recruitment of new members.
  • Oversee the implementation of at least two ADL community engagement programs per year, at least one of which will be a fundraiser conducted in partnership with the regional team.
  • Identify and promote opportunities for joint programming with current or prospective community-based partners.
  • Track relevant issues in the state and in local communities, provide regular updates to regional staff, and identify opportunities for the region to strategically engage.
  • Identify opportunities to communicate and promote ADL’s work to ADL supporters and stakeholders in the area.


  • As needed, support implementation of ADL anti-bias and other training programs conducted by regional programmatic staff.



  • Strong verbal/written communication and presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate ADL’s mission, programs, and engagement opportunities with various stakeholders essential.
  • Highly organized and detail- and goal-oriented required.
  • Problem-solving, thoughtful decision-making, and the ability to take initiative, be assertive and prioritize is needed for success.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfort in working with colleagues remotely across the country essential.
  • Technical competence required. Working familiarity and comfort in database systems, reporting, and analysis essential. Reasonable level of experience using Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and comfort learning new technology.

Work Experience:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in business development, fundraising and/or relationship cultivation.
  • Experience convening groups, setting goals, and keeping groups on-task.
  • Previous work in a non-profit environment a plus (not required).
  • Knowledge of Pittsburgh’s and Western PA’s non-profit, faith-based, foundation, and/or corporate communities a plus (not required).


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.

Work Environment:

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 $24,600 to $30,000 This salary range is reflective of a position based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 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 Careers Page.

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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