Director of Professional Development for Law Enforcement


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. 


The Director, Professional Development for Law Enforcement will direct and manage the continued evolution and expansion of ADL’s professional development programs for law enforcement on hate crimes, violent extremism, community relations, trust building, organizational culture, values, and leadership.  Responsible for designing and developing professional development programs and other relevant content and resources serving federal, state, local, and military law enforcement. The Director will have oversight for the development of ADL staff and facilitators engaged in professional development of law enforcement, working with outside consultants and specialists, managing program budget and evaluations, and will support the creation and delivery of all ADL regional and national professional development and education programs for law enforcement.



  • Provide on-going support and resources to regional and national staff to promote the successful implementation of professional development programs for law enforcement.
  • Oversee development, marketing, and implementation of virtual delivery of synchronous education programs for law enforcement, including identifying needs and priorities, developing modules, and assisting in securing funding (as needed) to support the initiative.
  • Procurement and buildout of appropriate RMS and/or LMS platforms to modernize ADL capability to track workshop participants throughout the lifecycle of their professional development engagement(s) with ADL.
  • Serve as liaison and coordinate with ADL Education staff to involve and integrate CSC and regional education staff in the development and delivery of ADL’s curricula for law enforcement and related programs and content.
  • Manage and supervise, as necessary, any external professional development and/or law enforcement consultants assisting in the development of professional development programs for law enforcement.
  • Plan and execute education for ADL staff and per diem facilitators on hate crimes and violent extremism; content related to organizational culture, leadership, and trust building; facilitation skills, including train-the-trainer programs, refresher courses, topic specific programs, webinars, and professional development opportunities in the areas of both content and strategy.
  • Oversee the coordination, consistency, and quality control for all ADL law enforcement professional development and education programs.
  • Development and management of an evaluation system for professional development and education programs implemented directly by ADL.
  • Write, revise, and review publications and other materials that assist staff in all phases of program planning and delivery related to law enforcement professional development and education.
  • Identify new content and mechanisms to produce and deliver professional development, resources, and materials in response to emerging needs and issues.
  • Represent ADL in building and sustaining relationships with law enforcement agencies and associations, governmental and academic institutions and NGOs working in relevant areas of law enforcement professional development and related subjects.
  • Oversee administrative operation of professional development programs, including occasional supervision and evaluation of ADL staff and per diem facilitators, as well as outside consultants and specialists.
  • Work in partnership with internal and/or external marketing specialists to create branding, marketing strategy and promotional plans and materials.
  • Assist in providing orientation and mentoring to new regional and national staff.
  • Liaise with ADL Education, Civil Rights, Regional Operations, and other staff engaged in law enforcement professional development and education.
  • Respond to inquiries, write correspondence, and perform other related duties, as assigned.
  • Serve as principal liaison with ADL Education management and staff.



  • The ideal candidate has 8 – 10 years of progressively responsible education program management and professional development experience, including experience developing and delivering virtual professional development programs.
  • Experience developing and delivering professional development for law enforcement required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Education/Professional Development or equivalent experience is required.
  • Master’s degree is preferred but not 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.
Anywhere ADL has an office
salary range of $65,000 to $115,000
Elise Jarvis Wilson