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Director of Programs and Education –Robert H. Jackson Center

  • September 14, 2023 4:16 PM
    Message # 13254659
    Megan Eves (Administrator)

    JOB TITLE: Director of Programs and Education

    INSTITUTION: Robert H. Jackson Center 

    JOB LOCATION: Jamestown, NY 


    About the Institution

    The Robert H. Jackson Center, a nationally and internationally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, seeks a growth-oriented, experienced, and driven leader as its inaugural Director of Programs and Education.

    The mission of the Jackson Center is to promote and preserve the legacy of Robert H. Jackson, United States Supreme Court Justice and the Chief U.S. Prosecutor for the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. We envision a world where the universal principles of equality, fairness, and justice prevail.

    Over our more than 22-year history, we have offered in-depth and introductory-level programs to adults, continuing education opportunities for lawyers, significant education opportunities and resources to elementary, middle, and high school students and teachers, and a 10-week summer internship. We need a passionate expert to take the next steps to elevate our work, reach, and impact.

    The Center is a small, nonpartisan organization with enormous goals, which require us to grow rapidly and strategically. Critical to that is ensuring we are serving all audiences to the best of our ability and providing the information and education they seek to augment their formal education, help them interpret current events, and assist them in charting a path forward to increase justice and fairness in the world.

    Over the last year, the Board and staff of the Center have worked through a capacity building program to identify desired future states and the path to achieve those goals. This position is a crucial part of our success trajectory.

    Robert H. Jackson Center: The Robert H. Jackson Center presents and interprets the inspirational life and extraordinary accomplishments of Robert H. Jackson: public servant and statesman, US Supreme Court Justice, and Chief US Prosecutor at Nuremberg.

    Job Description

    The Director of Programs and Education is charged with the design, implementation, and management of a wide range of educational and public programs at the Center for adults, legal professionals, and primary and secondary school students. These programs will enhance the public’s understanding of Robert H. Jackson’s contemporary relevance and history, as well as themes related to his life, work, and principles – justice, international humanitarian/criminal law, public service, civic-mindedness, the US Supreme Court, and his important place in local, national, and international history.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Working closely with the Center’s President and Board Program Committee, develop programs for adult learners. This includes recommending yearly program themes based on Robert H. Jackson’s life, work, milestones, principles, etc., as well as research into speakers, creation of program details, and determination of measurable outcomes.
    • Identify, design, and implement new educational opportunities and resources.
    • Develop marketing/promotional materials designed to enhance engagement with our programs and events.
    • Manage current programs and education initiatives, including 10-week summer internship experience for college/graduate/law students.
    • Manage school programming and find creative ways to boost school visitation numbers.
    • Manage and create collaborative partnerships with education/community associations.
    • Develop youth/family programs, camps, Scout, and other educational offerings to enhance the visitor experience.
    • Develop continuing legal education opportunities for lawyers, in collaboration with law firms and other organizations, and help determine ways to monetize content.
    • Serve as a member of the management team to achieve the organizational mission and to develop/implement strategic initiatives for the Center.
    • Assist in the pursuit of grants to support programs and education initiatives.
    • Manage docent training program to ensure quality of tour programs.
    • Serve as the liaison to the Center’s Board Programming Committee.

    Education and Experience Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s Degree in education, social sciences, humanities, English, economics, or related field required. Master’s Degree preferred.
    • Three or more years of experience in teaching, museum education, or related work or equivalent experience required.
    • Experience in legal education is a plus.
    • Detail oriented, organized, self-motivated, flexible, and able to work well in a team setting.
    • Possess excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Experience managing and completing multiple time-sensitive projects independently and effectively.
    • Will need to work occasional evenings and weekends.

    This Position is: Hybrid

    Position Type: Full-Time

    Salary range: $60,000-$75,000

    Benefits: Health Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid time off

    How to Apply: Email Kristan McMahon at

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