Director, Chhange (Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education
The Director of Chhange is responsible for the overall professional leadership and management of Chhange to advance and achieve Chhange's mission and vision. The position receives support from Chhange's Board of Directors, provides leadership for strategic initiatives, program development and implementation, budget and fiscal oversight, and all aspects of Chhange administration. The Director of Chhange oversees funding opportunities through grants and foundations including grant relationship management. The Director manages all aspects of Chhange's relationship with the College.
Oversees and curates Chhange's core exhibit, ensuring use of most current scholarship, innovative technology, and rotating selections from Chhange archives. Assesses and brings to the Board as appropriate, opportunities for new exhibits that may further the mission and vision of Chhange, with a projection of resources required. Oversees docent program. Oversees archive management.
Recruits, manages, trains and empowers staff to carry out Chhange's strategic objectives and daily operations. Oversees supervision of volunteer program. Promotes an organizational culture that fosters passion for the mission, cooperation, and teamwork.
Working with the Board, provides direction for capital/endowment campaigns to achieve financial goals and provides oversight to volunteers in coordination of fundraising for operations. Maintains communication/coordination with the College's Foundation regarding Philanthropy development. Directs development activities including grant management, requests to individuals, corporations and foundations. With Board leadership, identifies resources and direction for all marketing functions and special campaigns for Chhange. Oversees implementation of all communications including materials for website and public relations. Communicates and coordinates with the College's Director of Communication.
Develops and/or oversees the development and implementation of educational programs and training for teachers and students in fulfillment of Chhange's mission and in response to requests from local and statewide schools. Develops programs for the community. Oversees speakers' bureau, which may include identifying and training speakers.
In collaboration with Chhange's Board of Directors, staff and the Dean of Continuing and Professional Studies at the College develops annual goals and objectives, carries out the objectives, and reports on progress toward those goals periodically throughout the year.
Collaborates with Board leadership to develop a committed, active, and balanced Board of Directors. Serves as a resource for information and ideas to the Board and to permanent and ad hoc committees. Attends all Board meetings, providing Director's report of activities to the Board.
Serves as key contact, representative and spokesperson to schools, other community organizations, law enforcement and state agencies and Holocaust/genocide/human rights organizations. Responsible for numerous public speaking engagements both at the College and in the greater community. Represents Chhange's concerns to constituents, College faculty, administration, and state, national, and international agencies and organizations, and develops appropriate community partnerships.
Maintains current knowledge of events and significant developments regarding the Holocaust, Armenian Genocide, Rwandan Genocide, other genocides, human rights issues and abuses, and current world crises to ensure scholarly accuracy of the exhibit; implements responsive programs as needed to address current crises. Attends conferences and seminars to develop resources for programs and to promote growth.
Develops, in consultation with the Board Finance Committee, an annual budget and year end financial statement for review/approval by the Board. Monitors the budget to ensure expenditures are within the budgeted amounts and prepares budget revisions as needed. Provides oversight for all s expenditures, payments, bookkeeping, accounting, and financial activities in concert with the Treasurer/Finance Committee.
Working with College to develop partnerships with various individuals, departments and organizations within the College to (1) advance Chhange's mission and enhance and increase resources and (2) manages facility and its physical space and technology infrastructure to meet current and anticipated needs.
Master's degree; or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired.
Five years of related work experience.
Experience in leading a volunteer, non-profit organization including directing and motivating a volunteer staff preferred. Must have detailed knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust, other genocides and human rights issues. Demonstrated ability to relate to and communicate with Holocaust/genocide survivors and those with a strong interest in the history and effects of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights issues. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and public-speaking skills. Proven computer literate with proficiency in utilizing and applying Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point as well as specialized software programs and computer applications. Ability to travel locally. Knowledge of Monmouth County and its communities preferred.