Education Program Manager, JFCS Holocaust Center

The Education Program Manager is responsible for designing, managing, and evaluating educational programming under the supervision of the Director of the JFCS Holocaust Center. They manage the JFCS William J. Lowenberg Speakers Bureau, its development, and all internal and external programming involving Speakers Bureau members. The Education Program Manager works in synergy with the staff of the Holocaust Center to increase and strengthen the engagement of students, teachers, and community members through the power of testimony.

Who Are We?

The Holocaust Center is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin, and Sonoma Counties.

We are dedicated to the remembrance, research, documentation, and education about the Holocaust. As Northern California’s primary resource for education about the Holocaust and genocide, our work increases awareness about Jewish history and the causes and consequences of antisemitism, racism, and discrimination. Through a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and patterns of genocide, our goal is to inspire moral courage and social responsibility in future generations.

Who Are You?

  • Have BA degree and three years working in related fields
  • Have experience in working in the classroom and/or leading informal education programming with youth
  • Have experience in working with seniors and/or vulnerable populations and supervising volunteers.
  • Have knowledge and background in Holocaust and genocide education
  • Have intermediate proficiency in  Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Have familiarity with the functions and features of Zoom and/or other streaming platforms
  • Have the ability to work independently and effectively in cooperation with other members of the team/agency
  • Have the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment and maintain confidentiality
  • Have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Have the ability to communicate effectively and accurately, both written and verbally, with departmental and agency staff, community members, and educators
  • Have the ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Can work a hybrid schedule (onsite location at JFCS’s Holocaust Center  SF office)
  • Have the COVID-19 Vaccination card by date of hire (JFCS will provide reasonable accommodations to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated for COVID-19 consistent with federal, state, and local law)

What Will You Do?

  • Meets the goals of the JFCS William J. Lowenberg Speakers Bureau program, providing inspiring and interactive programming to 8,000 people each year with local survivors of the Holocaust and genocide, and their descendants, sharing their stories of survival and beginning a new life
  • Hosts, facilitates, manages, and does outreach for Speakers Bureau programs, working closely with speakers, educators, community members, and corporate clients to create meaningful experiences for speakers and attendees
  • Assesses community needs and conceptualizes educational opportunities to address Holocaust education in the post-survivor era
  • Builds and maintains active relationships with current, past, and potential members of the Speakers Bureau, identifying and creating new opportunities for engagement between Speakers Bureau members and various communities, making referrals to Seniors at Home when survivors need additional support and services
  • Designs virtual and in-person educational programs, unique audiovisual presentations, curriculum, and workshops in partnership with Holocaust Center staff inspired by the stories of Speakers Bureau members
  • Assists with creating curriculum materials for teachers to use as a supplement to the speaker’s story and the Speakers Bureau program
  • Networks with educators, students, community members, and corporate clients
  • Oversees integration of Next Generation Speakers Bureau participants into Speakers Bureau, collecting and designing content for presentations, facilitating their successful engagement with Holocaust Center programming
  • Manages survey evaluation of Speakers Bureau programming and is involved in the writing of grants requests and reports
  • Facilitates educational programs for students and community members as well as professional development opportunities for educators
  • Participates in the programmatic design and execution of public events
  • Oversees conceptualization, development, and facilitation of the Conversation Circle program including recruitment, curriculum, evaluation, marketing, and funding
  • Facilitates and participates in the interviewing, onboarding, supervising, and mentoring of Fellows, recruiting them to collaborate on educational workshops and programs
  • Represents the Holocaust Center at school and community programs, serving as educational faculty as needed, and networks with educators, students, and community members
  • Increases engagement between Holocaust Center programming and colleges and universities, empowering students to become community leaders of Holocaust and genocide remembrance
  • Designs and facilitates workshops and community events for students, teachers, and community members, develops curriculum and other educational materials in partnership with Holocaust Center staff
  • Contributes to creative and logistical development of the annual Yom HaShoah commemoration
  • Supervises JFCS high school and college interns assigned to the JFCS Holocaust Center, providing assignments, monitoring their activities, and maintaining relationships to ensure continued engagement with JFCS Holocaust Center programming

Why Work at JFCS?

  • Be part of an organization that helps over 120,000 people each year
  • Financially stable nonprofit with a long and rich history
  • Great perks and benefits including competitive compensation; medical, dental, vision, and other benefits; 403(b) retirement contribution (subject to eligibility requirements); Jewish holidays off and more.

Excited to Apply?

To be considered for this position, you must meet the requirements and competencies listed above. Application materials will be reviewed as they are received, and well-qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Equal Opportunity Employer

JFCS is an equal opportunity employer. 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.

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.