International Program Officer

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Feb 28

Position description

Information about the organization

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. The Museum’s unit on International Educational Outreach is seeking an International Program Officer.

 Information about the role

The International Program Officer is responsible for promoting Holocaust awareness and education internationally by developing and maintaining partners to reach young adults through joint projects that make the Holocaust relevant to them today.

This is a temporary (two-year assignment), full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Duties, and Responsibilities for the role

  • Develops and maintain partners to reach young adults through joint projects that make the Holocaust relevant to them today.
  • Organizes international educational projects, including exhibitions, workshops, and teacher training.
  • Collaborates with other Museum staff to develop educational content and methods.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications for the role

  • Masters degree in political science, international relations, history or related fields.
  • Experience in obtaining funding for, implementing, and/or evaluating international education and civil society projects, especially in Europe and the Middle East.
  • Knowledge of or ability to quickly acquire understanding of the mission, policies, and objectives of the Museum and its programs to implement programs with those guidelines.
  • Ability to present material to diverse audiences.
  • Demonstrated excellence in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to interact, negotiate, and maintain effective working relationships with educators, civil society leaders and young adults from a variety of backgrounds, as well as colleagues working in the international arena and working at all levels within the Museum.
  • Oversees implementation of project development and design in coordination with supervisor. Develops project timelines, project tasks, needs assessments, and strategic procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Holocaust history.

Preferred Qualifications for the role

  • Working knowledge of the French and/or Arabic language sufficient to communicate information.
  • Knowledge of Holocaust pedagogy.
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