The Tucson Jewish Museum and Holocaust Center (TJMHC) is in Barrio Viejo, a historic neighborhood on the edge of downtown Tucson. The Museum features the first synagogue built in the Arizona Territory (1919) and Arizona’s only Holocaust Center. Through educational and community outreach, exhibitions, and public programs, the Museum explores the histories and contemporary experiences of Jewish people in Southern Arizona and the connections to human rights issues, past, present and future. The Museum is dedicated to its work building and strengthening connections across communities that comprise Southern Arizona and using the past as a tool to pave the way toward a more just and peaceful future.
The Board and staff have worked hard to adapt to a post-COVID environment, in part by reevaluating the Museum’s identity and priorities. In conversation with a variety of constituents -- visitors, docents, donors, Museum experts – we realized that our name was cumbersome and not the best description of what we are. Our new mission statement emphasizes our new name, The Tucson Jewish Museum and Holocaust Center, and four key priorities:
• Educates about the Holocaust and other genocides
• Explores the legacy of Jewish experiences in Southern Arizona
• Preserves the first synagogue built in the Arizona Territory
• Collaborates with Tucson’s diverse community to promote human rights
We seek a collaborative leader who is passionate about our mission and who will fulfill our vision in creative ways, identifying opportunities for growth, expansion and innovation. The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for the overall programmatic, financial and operational health of the organization, and ensures the Museum's programs, exhibitions, staff, and volunteers are aligned with our mission. In this role, the ED will oversee the operations of the organization including but not limited to exhibit and program development, educational fellowships, fundraising, grant and financial management, community relations (JCRC), donor relations, supervision of staff, audience development, board engagement, and general management.
The ED is tasked with creating a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable Museum operation, delivering on our promise to celebrate and honor the contributions and diversity of southern Arizona’s Jewish community in the context of the American experience and to educate our Jewish and broader community about the Holocaust. The ED will exhibit a knowledge of and passion for Jewish culture, values, and community. The ED needs to skillfully balance and align the needs of multiple interests. The ideal candidate will be a natural team builder with the energy, optimism, warmth, and drive to lead us into the future.
? Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s is highly desired.
? A background in Holocaust education or programming highly desired.
? Five-plus years of progressive, strategic leadership and management experience in business, government, and/or non-profit sectors is desired.
? Demonstrated successful track record of working with a board and understanding volunteer-professional partnerships in an organization or agency comparable to the TJMHC.
? Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set, articulate, and implement an organizational vision; manage the organization from a big-picture perspective while providing directly or through delegation day-to-day oversight; and be decisive and inclusive in the decision-making process.
? Must be visionary, strategic, innovative, and results-oriented with excellent judgment and proven success in building inclusive and trusted relationships.
? Experience in managing change as the Jewish community faces new and different challenges.
? Demonstrated success as an effective and consistent fundraiser.
? An energetic self-starter with highly developed interpersonal skills who can relate well with staff, lay leadership, donors, and the community at large across multiple generations and diverse backgrounds/opinions.
? Strong business acumen and experience with financial management of non-profits and governance requirements.
? Must be a role model for volunteer and professional leadership.
? Demonstrate public relations aptitude through strong public speaking, written and verbal communication, including developing methods for regular communications about the Museum at events, in person and through social media.
? Demonstrates passion for and commitment to Jewish values. Must inspire engagement, participation, and commitment from diverse stakeholders, and be perceived as a leader of the Jewish community.
? Builder of coalitions with other organizations, Museums, university departments, Jewish and non-sectarian non-profits, and leaders to identify and promote opportunities for collaboration in service of shared interests.
? Ability to multi-task and manage in a fast-paced environment.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
TJMHC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all. TJMHC conducts all hiring and employment practices strictly in accordance with applicable fair employment practice laws and regulations. Discrimination in employment on the basis of any classification protected under federal, state, or local law is a violation of our policy. TJMHC does not unlawfully discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, genetic information, mental or physical disability veteran status, or other categories defined by federal, state, or local law (singly, "protected characteristic;” collectively, "protected characteristics"). The TJMHC considers countering discrimination in all its manifestations central to the mission of this organization.
Salary Range: $85,000 –$95,000 plus benefits
For more information or to apply, contact [email protected]