Archivist, Civil Rights Division - National Office
ADL - New York, NY

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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!

ARCHIVIST, CIVIL RIGHTS DIVISION

NATIONAL OFFICE

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Manage, acquire, preserve and make accessible to users documents and other materials that have historical importance for the Anti-Defamation League, with attention to digital initiatives. Lead long-term planning for ADL's archival collection.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Create a strategic plan for the ADL Archives, setting forth long-term goals and short-term initiatives.
  • Identify and evaluate records for preservation and retention, especially those items with research value and/or long-term historical importance.
  • Establish filing rules and procedures for submission, indexing and retrieval of documents, in accord with best professional practices (including maintaining, expanding and improving the archives database).
  • Plan and implement digital projects for efficient management of key parts of the archives.
  • Recommend and implement preservation and reclamation techniques for fragile materials.
  • Oversee distribution, consolidation and elimination of archived materials in warehouse.
  • Select, liaise with and evaluate the performance of warehouse, archival materials suppliers and other vendors, as dictated by daily archival activities and long-term planning needs.
  • Recruit, train and supervise archive interns and volunteers, including quality control for work completed.
  • Set and implement archiving guidelines and train ADL regional and national staff on sending materials to be archived.
  • Conduct and respond to research requests requiring the use of archival materials.
  • Write finding aids for collections of special significance.
  • With the ADL General Counsel, create and maintain retention schedules for differing document classes, researching retention periods if necessary.
  • Collaborate with the Information Technology Department in areas where records management and archives management overlap.
  • Use judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential information and apply professional codes of ethics.

For immediate consideration, please send resume and cover letter to crdivisionjobs@adl.org, Subject: Archivist Civil Rights Division.

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

Learn more about ADL at www.adl.org.

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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry. Among its...