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Position: 
Managing Director
Location: 
Boston, New York, DC or anywhere ADL has an office
Organization Name: 
JLens / ADL
Job Category: 
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
POSITION TITLE: JLens Managing Director
REPORTS TO: SVP Programs
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: JLens
LOCATION: Boston, New York, NY (CSC), DC or Anywhere ADL has an office
Grade/Class: Grade J, Exempt, Non-Union
 

About the Organization

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.
 
JLens, an organization that is part of the ADL family, explores a Jewish lens on investing, and serves as the bridge between the Jewish community and the $50 trillion values-based impact investing movement. JLens was established in 2012, and launched its Jewish Advocacy Strategy in 2015 with over $200 million invested to date from Jewish institutions. The Jewish values-based strategy invests in and conducts advocacy with approximately 300 US public companies, and in the Environment, Social Governance (ESG) Investing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movements – two influential arenas previously void of Jewish leadership. JLens recently launched the Jewish Values Global Index, allowing JLens to expand its advocacy globally. Within the ESG and CSR fields, JLens is the leading voice combatting antisemitism and the anti-Israel BDS campaign. 
 

Primary Function

The Managing Director of JLens is the principal advocate for the organization’s mission, vision and values and, in conjunction with ADL, a partner in building the organization and sustaining its vision. JLens has laid the foundation over the past decade for the Jewish community’s entry into the values-based investing movement. This movement is important because it influences decision making for institutional investors and global corporations, creates positive social and environmental change, convenes faith leaders, and attracts younger investors seeking to invest with their values, while at the same time the movement has incorporated antisemitic and Israel delegitimization (BDS) efforts. Now as part of ADL, JLens is ready to scale and significantly expand its impact and is seeking a self-driven, dynamic and talented Managing Director to lead JLens into this next phase.
 

Responsibilities

  • Lead spokesperson and advocate for values-based investing in the Jewish communal arena and for JLens’ research, advocacy, and impact. 
  • Expand access to Jewish values-based investing and JLens strategies through the launch and growth of easily accessible investment offerings (i.e. retail funds). 
  • Sustain and develop new Jewish communal relationships by identifying conferences, webinars and other means of educating Jewish leaders on values-based investing and JLens’ mission.   
  • Advocate against the increasing antisemitism and anti-Israel BDS campaigns inroads into ESG and CSR. 
  • Identify, evaluate and determine what, when and which coalitions and initiatives in the ESG/SRI/CSR arenas to lead and support. 
  • Oversee the research on companies in the Jewish Advocacy Strategy and Jewish Global Values Index as relevant for scoring and corporate engagement. 
  • Develop partnerships with company stakeholders, shareholders and other relevant parties. 
  • Maintain multi-faith collaborations and partnerships. 
  • Oversee relationship with outside investment firms, advisors, vendors, and other providers necessary to execute JLens’ objectives 
  • Develop the organizational culture and promote transparency and collaboration throughout the organization 
  • Responsible for identifying, recruiting, training and developing a talented team of employees 
  • Responsible for communicating effectively with the Board and providing, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions 
  • Support fundraising efforts, current earned revenue sources, and develop other revenues necessary to support the organization’s mission 
  • Responsible for fiscal management including setting a budget with the Board, operating within the approved budget, ensuring maximum resource utilization and maintaining the organization in a positive financial position 

Qualifications

Skills:  
  • Experience and confidence in finance, investing and business settings 
  • Understanding of Jewish communal organizations, philanthropic partners, and leaders 
  • Advocacy experience either as lay leader or professional 
  • Demonstrated interest in the corporate responsibility/socially responsible investing/impact investing fields  
  • Demonstrated ability to fundraise either philanthropic and/or investment capital 
  • Knowledgeable in all or many of JLens six Jewish values areas (Obligation to Coexistence, Society, Workers, the Environment, Ethical Business, and Support for Israel)  
  • Ability to advocate for JLens six Jewish values areas with particular attention on combatting antisemitism and the anti-Israel BDS campaign in the ESG field 
  • Strong written and oral communication required 
  • Ability to be a leader of an organization in a remote work environment  
  • Transparent and high integrity leadership 
  • Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers, staff, investors, and other stakeholders 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and collaborate with all levels of staff 
  • Flexibility in a fast-paced environment 
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation 
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting  
  • Ability to determine the organization’s vision, set the strategic direction, and achieve impact 
 Work Experience:  
  • The ideal candidate has significant professional experience as a strategic team leader in a distributed organization. 
  • Direct board reporting or experience in lay leadership is a big plus. 
  • Experience leading in a remote work environment preferred. 
  • Several years of expert finance/investing experience with experience in ESG/CSR preferred. 
  • Knowledge of Jewish communal organizational and philanthropic landscape required 
  • Relationships with financial institutions and Jewish communal leaders a plus 
  • Experience in capital raising either in a for-profit (capital/assets) or nonprofit (fundraising) setting preferred 
Education:  
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required. 
  • Graduate degree with studies in business, finance/investing, social impact, and/or Jewish studies preferred. 

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.

Compensation

  • This position has a salary range of $135,000 to $200,000. This salary range is reflective of a position based in New York, New York. 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 https://www.adl.org/about/careers.

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