Full Time

Director, Holocaust Commission

United Jewish Federation of Tidewater 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Virginia Beach VA

To apply for this position please submit your resume to resumes@ujft.org. These job descriptions and the duties outlined therein are not meant to be all-inclusive and can be changed and/or altered at the verbal or written discretion of management. 

If you have any questions, contact Taffy Hunter, Director of Human Resources at (757) 965-6117.

POSITION TITLE:       Director, Holocaust Commission
COMPANY NAME:      United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (UJFT)  
REPORTS TO:            Chief Program Officer
CLASSIFICATION:     Full Time, exempt

The mission of the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is to foster an understanding of the uniqueness and magnitude of the Holocaust, while inspiring students, teachers, and our community to champion human dignity in our constantly changing world. The Commission educates on the lessons of the Holocaust, and addresses bias, antisemitism, and other forms of hate, through its outreach, projects, and programming, serving as a resource locally, statewide, and nationally. The Director provides dynamic leadership, direction, and coordination for the Commission, and supports the volunteer members in meeting Commission objectives. 


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provides support to the Commission through knowledge of Holocaust education.
  • Ensures effective delivery of Commission programs, projects, and commemorations, which include but are not limited to the Elie Wiesel Writing and Visual Arts Competitions, Yom Hashoah, What We Carry, the annual Educator Awards, biennial Educators’ Conference, To Life, and special events.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with educators, locally, statewide, and nationally, who utilize Commission programming.
  • Monitors Holocaust educational trends, proposed and current legislation to bring UJFT professional leadership and Commission members recommendations for advocacy and/or actions.
  • In coordination with Commission members, recruits and develops volunteers.
  • Prepares an annual operating budget and manages revenues and expenses appropriately within the approved budget.
  • Oversees, in coordination with UJFT development staff, financial resource development to include the annual “Red Rose” and “White Rose” campaigns, donor solicitations, sponsorship opportunities, grants, and other fundraising opportunities.
  • Develops, cultivates and sustains donor relationships.
  • Works collaboratively with the UJFT marketing department and Jewish News to appropriately promote Commission activities and programs.
  • Works collaboratively with the UJFT Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) on shared objectives of combating antisemitism, bigotry, racism, and legislatives priorities relative to the mission, as well as other departments as appropriate.
  • Participates in, and shares information with the Commission and organization, from the Association of Holocaust Organizations, and other professional organizations, as appropriate on behalf of the Commission and community. 




·       Bachelor’s degree and/or commensurate experience with Holocaust studies, education, or related discipline required.

·      Minimum of three years’ experience working in non-profit organizations preferred.

·      Experience working with volunteer leadership preferred.

·      Demonstrated ability to foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

·      Demonstrated ability in public speaking, written, and oral communications.

·      Experience in fundraising a plus.

·      Knowledge of financial resource development and the ability to interpret budgets and manage ongoing fiscal responsibilities.

The duties outlined in this job description are to be representative, but not all-inclusive, assigned to this job. These duties may be amended at the discretion of the Executive Vice President/CEO.

To Apply For This Position:
Submit cover letter, resume and salary requirements to resumes@ujft.org
Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is fill.