Voices of Hope Director of Programs and Development

As a new and quickly-growing organization, Voices of Hope is currently seeking a full-time Director of Programs and Development.


  • Programs
    • Work alongside and with the guidance of the Director of Operations.
    • Responsible for the planning, implementation, management and collaboration of 10+ educational and commemorative Holocaust and genocide events annually.
    • Coordinate training and organize programming for descendants of Holocaust survivors to carry on the legacy of their family.
    • Attend all Voices of Hope events, and represent Voices of Hope at community and partner events and meetings.
  • Development
    • Create and integrate a wide range of marketing and communication materials such as newsletters, posters, pamphlets, flyers, press releases, event speeches, invitations, and social media. Update, enhance and develop website pages.
    • Develop and cultivate relationships within the community to increase engagement, donor prospecting and paths to donor and corporate solicitation.
    • Submit and manage current grants, research new opportunities.
    • Maintain and grow donor database.
    • Organize fundraising events, including annual gala, lead and grow Fundraising Committee.
  • Other Responsibilities:
    • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, philosophy and vision of Voices of Hope.
    • Develop mutual trust and build a courteous, respectful and compassionate team environment with staff, the Board of Directors and community professionals.
    • Monthly reporting to the Board of Directors and work in conjunction with the Board committees to plan, develop goals and budget.
    • Work closely with the Director and Executive Director of the Holocaust Education Resource and Outreach (HERO) Center for the advancement of Holocaust and genocide education awareness and studies in Connecticut schools. Assist in the planning of student programming, museum tours and teacher workshops. Coordinate academic materials with the Department of Education.
    • Work with bookkeeper on monthly bank statements and handle all transfers of donations to bank account from online sources. QuickBooks knowledge helpful.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Applicant must be professional and able to work independently, multi-task, be organized, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access.
  • Experience with online communication tools for outreach, event planning and design tools, including ImpactFlow, Canva, WordPress and Constant Contact.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Passion and experience with Holocaust and/or other genocide studies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with philanthropic non-profit organizations.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum two years of non-profit or related work, including development and event planning experience.
  • Experience in the field of Education helpful.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Full-time flexible hours.
  • Benefits negotiable.
  • Salary negotiable, based on experience.
  • On the job training, professional development opportunities and mentoring. 
  • Potential for advancement, based on performance and organizational growth. 
  • Paid holidays (6) and earned vacation.

Applicants should be prepared to provide the following documents when applying:

  • Current resume
  • Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities
  • Contact information for two professional references

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit materials by Friday, February 15th to info@ctvoicesofhope.org.