The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is looking for an innovative and passionate individual to join our team and inspire citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity. Established to address critical challenges and trends affecting scholarly study and advanced teaching of the Holocaust, The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) currently seeks a Program Officer.
About the Role
The Program Officer fills a critical role in the Museum’s college campus outreach programs within the National Academic Programs Division of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. The incumbent is responsible for conceiving and organizing faculty seminars on a variety of interdisciplinary topics with a broad range of scholars teaching in higher education throughout the North America in a host of different capacities in order to aid faculty development and expand the field of Holocaust Studies. The topics selected and approaches pursued in these seminars work in concert with National Academic Programs’ other campus outreach efforts, including interdisciplinary conferences, symposia, and lecture programs.
The incumbent also manages the Campus Outreach Lecture Program, which co-organizes and co-sponsors individual lectures and small panels on college campuses throughout North America. Drawing upon the expertise of the Mandel Center and its visiting fellows, this program enhances Holocaust education on campus and aids communities concerned about the ongoing danger of discrimination, racism, antisemitism, and Holocaust denial and distortion. Additionally, Campus Outreach Lectures allow colleges and universities without a Holocaust specialist or course offering to introduce their student body to Holocaust education. Campus speakers typically present a public lecture, give one or more classroom talks, time permitting, and meet with students and faculty.
This position also organizes on-site and off-site endowed lectures that seek to incorporate the broader public into these expanding conversations around Holocaust Studies.
This is a full-time donated position (non-Federal) paid with the Museum’s private funds. Salary is commensurate with experience.