Voices of Hope is looking to fill the following position:
HERO Center Director
Holocaust Education Resource and Outreach (HERO) Center, a joint initiative between Voices of Hope (VOH) and the Maurice Greenberg Center at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
Job Type: 20-40 Hours Per Week
|Lessons learned from the Holocaust and other genocides provide a modern-day platform to promote social justice by confronting bigotry, racism, antisemitism, and all forms of discrimination. This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual to manage the Holocaust Education Resource and Outreach (HERO) Center, a program under VOH. The HERO Center coordinates school visits to the Museum of Jewish Civilization (the “Museum”) at the University of Hartford. It is a resource which works closely with Connecticut schools, VOH’s strategic partners and throughout Connecticut. It provides tools for educators, students, and community members with a focus on Holocaust and genocide education. The HERO Center hosts noted authors and Holocaust and other genocide survivors and their descendants for public programs and provides educational opportunities for students and teachers around the region. The HERO Center Director maintains and collects resources including curriculum, testimonials of survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides and educational initiatives, programs, and professional development opportunities at a state and national/international level. The Director will also be responsible for the below tasks. This position is a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students and the community at-large. Through the HERO Center, we ensure that VOH’s mission to promote a culture of courage to stand up against hatred through Holocaust and genocide education and remembrance is fulfilled. |
Additional responsibilities include:
-Organizing, coordinating, and marketing educational field trips for students to museums and memorials
-Recording and tracking outreach to be reported to VOH Board monthly
-Coordinating speakers in schools, the Museum and community settings through the Speaker’s Bureau
-Cultivating relationships with survivors and their families
-Organizing and training docents and volunteers to lead tours of the Hartford Remembers the Holocaust exhibit at the University of Hartford
-Working with and training descendants of survivors to serve as speakers in schools and in the community
-Coordinating educational workshops for teachers with the CT State Department of Education, VOH’s Education Committee and the Holocaust and Genocide Education Advisory Committee
-Exploring grant opportunities for the HERO Center
-Partnering with organizations with similar missions to build relationships, broaden our reach, increase visibility nationwide and share best practices
-Chairing the VOH’s Education Committee and Holocaust and Genocide Education Advisory Committee
-Creating monthly (or as needed) HERO Center newsletters
-Preparing speeches for VOH events
-Maintaining VOH website, CT Remembers the Holocaust virtual exhibit and social media pages Attending VOH and community events Attending Voices of Hope Board meetings
-Willing to perform all day-to-day office functions, work closely with Executive Director and Director of Development and Programs and pitch in where needed
-Candidate will split time between the VOH office in Farmington, CT and with other strategic partners, with flexibility to work remotely.
Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor’s degree or higher in Holocaust and other genocide studies or related field is required. Strong organization, public speaking and writing skills a must. Willingness to participate in professional development to further knowledge base is expected. Some travel and night/weekend work may be required from time to time to execute programs and attend meetings. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, fundraising software like Network for Good, Google Sites, social media platforms and Zoom required. Canva and/or Adobe Photoshop preferred.
Salary: $20,000.00-$40,000.00, depending on part-time or full-time position. No benefits or relocation expenses available.
Position open immediately: Please send cover letter, resume, and contact information along with two (2) professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org.