United States Holocaust Memorial Museum | Washington DC
Information about the role
This position is located in the Levine Institute for Holocaust Education. The Levine Institute is central to the Museum’s role as America’s national educational institution on the Holocaust. In that capacity, it aims to reach vast and diverse audiences and serve as the global leader in establishing the relevance of Holocaust history today. The Levine Institute is responsible for creating, planning, developing, directing and administering a wide range of educational programs, exhibitions, trainings, and resources on the Holocaust and its contemporary relevance.
The primary purpose of this position is to serve as Program Coordinator in the Levine Institute’s Initiative on the Holocaust and Professional Leadership (IHPL). This initiative is responsible for education and outreach to professionals including the military, law enforcement, the judiciary, and government. This position will primarily serve IHPL’s Civic and Defense Initiative, which is responsible for programming and resources for military and government professionals. This position requires the ability to work independently and with teams within and beyond the division in order to pursue projects and outcomes that are in-line with strategic initiatives. Essential communication outside of the Museum includes interactions with partners who hold high-level positions, in particular in the government (such as the State Department) and the military (such as high-ranking officers or military instructors). In addition, the incumbent is responsible for tracking and monitoring a variety of IHPL programs, providing some administrative and logistical support, supporting program evaluation activities, and contributing to the development of strategic planning for the division.
This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Duties, and Responsibilities for the role
- Coordinate with a small team all military and government programs for the Levine Institute’s Civic and Defense Initiatives.
- Develop and implement outreach and partnership strategies for diverse target professional populations. Plan strategically, with the team and director, outcomes, priorities and rationale for outreach.
- Create and conduct educational programs for a variety of adult professionals including, but not limited to, the professions charged with protecting “life and liberty.” Work directly with partners and museum educators to make sure that educational programs meet organizational objectives and maximize use of Museum primary source materials, research, and digital tools. Programs may take place on- or off-site, in-person or remotely and may vary in length from a single session to multi-days.
- Serve as a model presenter and skilled facilitator and professionally represent IHPL and the Museum both on- and off-site.
- Create and project manage resource development with a team, approved by the director, for national and international professionals to support IHPL programs. Such management requires orchestrating the involvement of staff beyond the division and throughout the Museum more broadly.
- Support efforts for measuring effectiveness of programs and resources in coordination with broader evaluation initiatives developed by the Division, Levine, and the Museum. Document results and findings via written reports and through other communication methods.
- Work with the team to find, refine, and implement best practices for reaching and maintaining relationships that enhance stated program outcomes with key constituents within the priority audiences at the local, national, and international levels.
- Reads and conducts research about program audiences and their institutions/organizations in order to understand the culture, logistics, and environment within which participants operate.
- Uses knowledge of current trends in Holocaust history, education/professional development, and atrocity prevention to inform creation of programming and resources.
- Maintain files and records; researches materials; prepares reports, and responds to telephone and written inquiries, correspondence, and other requests. Collates and assembles data and activities for regular reporting.
- The incumbent performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications for the role
- Experience working with adult audiences in informal or formal educational settings (including professional development) or museum settings
- Track Record of facilitation and public speaking skills in order to facilitate educational programs and deliver presentations to a wide variety of audiences and learning styles
- Track record demonstrating an ability to work independently and an equal ability to function effectively as a team member
- Excellent organizational skills demonstrated by past performance/programs, project management, or other projects
- Ease of use of various digital technologies including presentation, word, and spreadsheet platforms, as well as social and digital media outlets
- Good research and analytical skills in order to research and compile information from a variety of sources for reports, correspondence, other systems tracking, and educational resources
- Track record of ability to create and facilitate educational programs/resources
- Ability to work effectively and diplomatically with diverse partners both within the Museum and in the public that can include survivors, researchers, archivists, educators, broader Museum staff, key partners holding military and government positions, the general public, and various professional contacts within collaborative models
Preferred Qualifications for the role
- Extensive knowledge of European and American history, especially that of the twentieth century
- In-depth knowledge of the Holocaust and events leading to the Holocaust
- Knowledge/experience of/with military, government, judiciary, and/or law enforcement culture and organizations and their training procedures. (preferred)
- Professional knowledge of the philosophies and theories of education in a discipline such as history, the social sciences, or other appropriate liberal arts background with the ability to apply that knowledge in the design and development of museum educational programs
- Undergraduate four-year degree (preferred social sciences, humanities, education)
- Demonstrated knowledge of the history, purpose and mission of the Museum, of the various functions and programs of the Museum, and of the purpose of the Levine Institute and the role it fulfills in providing the complete Museum experience
- Foreign language skill such as Spanish, French or German