HERO Center Program Director
Voices of Hope HERO (Holocaust Education Resource and Outreach) Center at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Job Type: Part-time (approx. 20 hours)
|Lessons learned from the Holocaust and other genocides provide a platform in modern day to promote social justice by confronting bigotry, racism, anti-Semitism and all forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual to lead the HERO (Holocaust Education Resource and Outreach) Center, a joint initiative between the Greenberg Center at the University of Hartford and Voices of Hope. The HERO center will serve as a community resource both on the University of Hartford campus and in schools and in the community throughout Connecticut, providing resources for educators, students, and community members with a focus on Holocaust and genocide education. The HERO Center will host Holocaust scholars, noted authors and survivors for public programs, educational opportunities for students and teachers around the region, and coordinate school visits to the Hartford Remembers the Holocaust exhibition at the Museum of Jewish Civilization. The HERO Center maintains a library of Holocaust resources including books, original sources, videotapes and testimonials of Holocaust survivors, all of which are available to students, faculty, educators, visiting researchers and community members. The Program Director will be responsible for the below tasks at the HERO Center and will be an employee of Voices of Hope. This flexible, part-time position is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students and the community at-large. Through the HERO Center, we hope to ensure that the next generation will apply the lessons of the past toward the goal of building a better future of mutual understanding and respect.
Tasks will include:
· Organizing, coordinating and marketing educational field trips for students to Museums and Memorials
· Coordinating speakers in schools and community settings through the Holocaust Survivor Speaker’s Bureau
· Organizing and teaching docents and volunteers for Hartford Remembers the Holocaust exhibit at University of Hartford
· Coordinating educational workshops and recognition opportunities for teachers with other organizations, including but not limited to the Anti-Defamation League, University of Hartford, Voices of Hope and Facing History.
· Marketing to and assisting educators with lending library and appropriate resource center materials
· Managing and overseeing budgets and exploring grant opportunities for the HERO Center
· Delegating responsibilities and mentoring a University intern
· Qualified candidates may also have the opportunity to teach university level classes at the University of Hartford
Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree and experience in education or other related field. Passion and experience with Holocaust or other genocide studies is preferred. This is a part time position with school-day hours and flexibility. Some night and weekend work may be required from time to time to execute programs and programming. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
Salary: Hourly $18 – $20/hour based on experience, training and ability.
Position open immediately: To apply, please send cover letter, resume and contact information along with professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the office location will be in Farmington, CT until January 2018 where it will move to the University of Hartford campus.