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Job: Research Director, Committee on Conscience, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum‏

Research Director, Committee on Conscience

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America's national institution for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country's memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. The Museum's primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.

The Committee on Conscience (CoC), the genocide prevention program of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, seeks a Research Director. The director will be responsible for conceiving and implementing a research program that will advance the strategic goals of the CoC, especially shaping and nurturing the emerging field of genocide prevention.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working closely with the Director of the Committee on Conscience, CoC staff, Museum colleagues and outside experts, the research director will:

● Conceptualize and develop a research agenda for the CoC on issues of contemporary genocide and their relation to the Holocaust, oversee the research activities of the COC, and manage a team of staff and interns.

● Assemble information and analysis on places at risk of genocide and other subjects of interest to the Committee: for example early warning signs, analyses of past genocides, and international justice.

● Develop, build and manage a fellowship program at the Committee on Conscience. The research director will work closely with the director of the CoC to conceptualize and implement a program to bring experts and practitioners to the Museum as short or long-term fellows in a range of areas related to genocide prevention.

● Organize specialized seminars and conferences that bring together leading thinkers in the field to advance the CoC agenda and help the Museum play a leadership role in the field.

● Provide expert guidance and advice to the CoC, its board and other offices of the Museum on issues of contemporary genocide. This might include providing content on genocide prevention for course development, training programs, digital education and exhibitions.

● Write and speak about genocide and related crimes against humanity to the public, experts and Museum supporters, and provide content, as needed, for the Museum website, online channels and publications.

● Assist CoC director in fundraising, including stewarding donors.


• Expert on issues of genocide and other mass atrocities, with some specialized knowledge in areas pertaining to the work of the Committee, such as places where mass atrocities have occurred or are threatened, international law pertaining to genocide, and/or government efforts to halt or prevent genocides.

• Excellent writer, researcher and analyst.

• Strong verbal communication skills.

• Outstanding interpersonal skills. Ability to work with a wide range of colleagues, experts and members of a presidentially appointed board.

• Demonstrated ability to forge strong working relationships with government officials, non-governmental institutions, universities, think tanks and other groups.

• Management experience is a plus.

• Advanced degree, in particular a Ph.D. or law degree is a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience.

EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor

Interested applicants should send resume to Amanda Rooney, executive assistant, at

Emil Kerenji, Ph.D. Applied Research Scholar 202.488.0442

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW Washington DC 20024-2126

Fax 202.479.9726