San Francisco, CA

Associate Director, Holocaust Center

The Holocaust Center of Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) in the search for an Associate Director to manage the Center’s administrative and operating infrastructure to advance the Center’s programming and educational mission.

The Holocaust Center is a program of JFCS dedicated to remembrance, research, documentation and education about the Holocaust, and is Northern California’ s primary resource for knowledge of this terrible period in world history. The Center increases awareness and understanding of the history of Jewish people; the causes and consequences of anti-Semitism; and the connection between anti-Semitism, racism, other forms of bigotry and discrimination, and genocide. Through a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and patterns of genocide, the goal is to inspire moral courage and social responsibility, and to provide future generations with tools to oppose hate. The Holocaust Center offers rich resources and programming for educators, students, university fellows and lifelong learners through its education programs, over 13,000 volumes in its library & archives, over 2,000 recorded oral history presentations, and a broad range of events.

The Center’s Director, Morgan Blum Schneider, has established the California Collaborative for Holocaust and Genocide Education (CCHGE), a first-of-its-kind statewide network connecting educators, genocide survivors, and community leaders to help teachers as they navigate Holocaust and genocide education. In 2023, CCHGE will hold its first teacher conference in San Francisco, and over the next three years the initiative will reach an estimated 700 teachers and ultimately impact over 70,000 California students.

In this newly created role, the Associate Director will help orchestrate the Center’s financial budgeting and controls, operations and logistics, marketing, external relations, events and fundraising. Working to advance the Director’s agenda, the Associate Director will assure that the people and financial resources are efficiently deployed, that the Center achieves maximum visibility and support locally and nationally, and that the Director’s Holocaust and genocide education strategies achieve maximum adoptions in the California public school system and among Center audiences. The Associate Director serves as the Interim Director in the Director’s absence. The complete position description can be found here.

We appreciate your support of JFCS and the Holocaust Center, and look forward to any suggestions you may have.

For additional information or to apply, please contact Lisa Grossman or Steve Oppenheim at info[at]moppenheim[dot]com.