Director of Education, Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach
About the Federation
The Mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation is to mobilize human and financial resources to care for those in need, strengthen Jewish life and advance the unity, values and shared purpose of the Jewish people in Miami, in Israel and around the world. The Greater Miami Jewish Federation was founded in 1938 in response to Kristallnacht (considered by many to be the harbinger of the Holocaust). Since then, Miami has grown from just a resort destination into a unique, culturally diverse community. As the Jewish population has grown, Federation has evolved right along with it. We've helped plan schools, Jewish community centers, agencies and synagogues. We've welcomed Jews from Cuba, Latin America, France, the former Soviet Union and other places. We've stood alongside Israel in ordinary and extraordinary times. And we've raised our voices on behalf of the voiceless – from Refusenik Jews to frail aging Holocaust survivors right here at home.
About the Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach
The Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach is a well-known and cherished landmark in Miami-Dade and is the leading local educational arm for Holocaust education. We have a broad and vibrant local, statewide, national and international constituency. The work of the Memorial in public and private schools with students and educators provides for insight into the Holocaust and its ongoing messages combating hate, racism and antisemitism. Technology has allowed the Memorial to be in the homes of students and now, also in their classrooms. The Memorial also serves as the physical focal point for Holocaust education and commemoration. We offer a very robust schedule of lectures films and dialogues, leading to over 100,000 participants each year.
- Create, enhance and market on-going and new programs in Holocaust education including the creation of lesson plans which can be linked to the State of Florida core standards website.
- Plan and execute Holocaust Education Week in partnership with lay leaders and the Memorial’s Executive Director.
- Develop and administer communitywide Holocaust memorialization events and education programs including but not limited to such programs as Yom HaShoah and Kristallnacht.
- Develop and implement strategies to deepen the Holocaust Education Institute for Teachers in Jewish schools, public schools, home schools, Florida Virtual Schools and docents.
- Design and implement docent trainings on topics relevant to the memorial and fill in as needed for docent-led tours and activity sessions.
- Serve as a member of the staff for grant management to develop new programs for grant opportunities and writing of education-related proposals
- Serve as lead staff for education outreach projects and assistance in collection of database names.
- Supervise education on site at the Memorial including docent supervision for sharing of correct pedagogy, historical facts and up to date teaching methodologies and technology platforms.
- Coordinate school visits to the Holocaust Memorial.
- Expand the Memorial’s excellent reputation and build and enhance new partnerships with community education stakeholders, including but not limited to schools, colleges and universities, public school districts and museums.
- Track the success of the Memorial’s various education programs through a variety of metrics and measurable outcomes.
- Communicate on a consistent and timely basis pertinent information to the Holocaust Memorial Committee and other stakeholders
- Provide primary staff support to the Memorial’s education committee.
- Attend Holocaust Memorial Committee meetings.
- Serve as a positive voice and emissary for the mission and work of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.
- Serve as staff for special Greater Miami Jewish Federation events as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Competencies:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred in history, Jewish history, Jewish communal services, teaching or related field
Three or more years of relevant experience in Jewish communal management, non-profit organizational development, education, history or related field.
Demonstrated passion for the mission of the Holocaust and the Jewish community. Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers and partner agencies. Strong organizational, programming and computer skills are necessary.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Proficiency in various computer software programs including Outlook, Word, Excel and Power point. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to HMCHR@gmjf.org. Do not call about the position.
Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation are equal opportunity employers.