The Holocaust Center is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties. The JFCS Holocaust Center serves California schools, educators, students, and community members to increase awareness of Jewish history and the causes and consequences of genocide, antisemitism, racism, and bigotry. The lessons of the Holocaust are taught in the context of Jewish identity, Jewish history, and the complexity of contemporary and historic antisemitism. Through a deeper understanding of antisemitism, the Holocaust, and patterns of genocide, our goal is to inspire empathy, moral courage, and social responsibility in future generations. The JFCS Holocaust Center provides curriculum, specialized teacher training, and direct student programming.
Under the supervision of the Director of the JFCS Holocaust Center, the Director of Education leads the conceptualization, implementation, and evaluation of JFCS Holocaust Center programs for students and teachers. They work on a local and state level to increase the capacity of California teachers to offer high-quality Holocaust and genocide education. They foster collaborative partnerships with state, national and international Holocaust and genocide institutions. They are key staff working in partnership with the Associate Director on the mentorship of teachers and partners of the California Teachers Collaborative for Holocaust and Genocide Education.
The Director of Education brings experience in Holocaust and genocide education; knowledge of Jewish history and identity; program management skills; and knowledge of current teaching methodology. They understand the mission and objectives of Jewish Family and Children’s Services, work within the limitations of the Agency’s resources, and perform all duties in compliance with agency standards.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- Salary Range: $120,000-$130,000
- Employment Type: Full-time, exempt with benefits
- Hybrid schedule available
- Employer 403(b) retirement match plus additional employer contribution (subject to eligibility)
- Cafeteria plan with medical, dental, vision, FSA, Employer-paid life, and disability insurance
- 16 holidays (10 federal and up to 6 Jewish holidays), annually
- 3 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of sick leave, annually
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Works in partnership with organizations and museums on a local, state and national level to improve and elevate the lessons of the Holocaust, antisemitism, genocide and Jewish studies in public, independent and parochial schools in California
- Oversees the activities and evaluation of JFCS Holocaust Center educational programming (grades 5-12): Manovill Fellowship, Professional Development Workshops, Student Workshops, Conversation Circle, and Speakers Bureau
- Supervises the JFCS Holocaust Center ‘s Coordinator of Education Programs, ensuring that established agency policies and procedures are followed. Sets and maintains performance expectations and holds individuals and work teams accountable. Evaluates staff performance, provides constructive feedback, coaching and counseling. Encourages professional development and works with leadership and the human resources team as it relates to employee relations
- Oversees the development of curriculum which meets CA Common Core and incorporates primary source material from the Tauber Holocaust Archives and compliments testimony from the William J Lowenberg Speakers Bureau
- In partnership with Holocaust Center staff and JFCS Marketing Dept, leads targeted outreach to California educators, schools, and districts to further existing and build new relationships
- Works to meet budget and service goals. Participates in managing the budget of the educational programs
- Represents the JFCS Holocaust Center in educational spaces and serves as a resource for the larger community
- Participates in the planning and implementation of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), the CA Teachers Collaborative activities, and other community and educational programs as assigned
- Participates in the planning and facilitation of future Legacy Study Tours to Germany, Poland, and Israel for students, teachers or community members. Staff the Legacy Study Tours (7-24 day trips)
- Undertakes other duties and special assignments within the department as may be assigned by the Director or executive leadership
- Bachelor’s degree in education, Holocaust studies, genocide studies, Jewish studies, or related subject. Advanced degree preferred
- Ability to work onsite during business hours (hybrid schedule available) and able to work occasional weekends and evening hours to facilitate program activities
- A minimum of four years’ experience in providing Holocaust education to youth. Classroom teaching experience required
- A minimum of two years’ experience providing professional development to teachers and developing classroom curriculum
- Knowledge of CA Common Core Standards preferred
- Knowledge of Holocaust history, Jewish history, tradition, culture and community
- Previous management experience which includes staff supervision preferred
- A minimum of three years’ experience in program facilitation and public speaking
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to tailor communications to the appropriate audiences, ensuring messages are clear, concise, and impactful
- Strong interpersonal skills, self-awareness, integrity, and a growth mindset are a must
- Ability to work independently and effectively in cooperation with other members of the team/agency
- Ability to work well under pressure with the ability to solve problems, manage multiple activities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
- Fortitude in managing relationships with various internal and external colleagues, and to maintain confidentiality essential
- Intermediate knowledge of Google Suites, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and beginner knowledge of Excel
- Familiarity with presenting, facilitating and teaching with Zoom and Microsoft Teams
- Familiarity with databases and information management. Previous experience with Asana is a plus
**In order to be considered for the role, please attach a separate cover letter addressed to the Director of JFCS Holocaust Center when submitting your application. Your cover letter should explain your interest in the position and describe why your background, skills, and experience make you a strong candidate for the role. Please be specific and detailed in your response.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans, and disabled individuals. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status. JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees so classified.