Executive Director

Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine


Full Time

Administration, Non-profit

The HHRC is seeking a new Executive Director

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) is seeking an engaging, compassionate professional to lead the charge as Executive Director. The incumbent will have a personal and professional commitment to human rights matters and a passion for our mission and will play a pivotal role in engaging individuals and communities around matters of human rights, inclusivity, fairness, and respect in Maine.

Founded in 1985 by Holocaust survivor Gerda Haas, The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine is a statewide non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization that uses the lessons of history, including the Holocaust and other events of the past and the present to encourage all citizens to reflect and act upon the moral and ethical responsibilities that will help build a more tolerant society. We promote tolerance and respect for human rights in Maine through educational programs, exhibits and events.
Responsibilities will include:

• Working strategically to increase the donor base and identifying new revenue sources for long-term sustainability
• Developing a medium to long-term strategy for the organization’s financial sustainability
• Improving public awareness of HHRC and its work in Maine;
• Maintaining and expanding collaborative relationships with partner organizations and funding sources;
• Utilizing best practice to develop strong board governance.
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field preferred.
• 3-5 years of demonstrated ability to expand an organization’s financial sustainability, including a proven ability with fundraising and launching campaigns, identifying and cultivating new funding sources (including grants and corporate sponsorships) and stewarding major donors.
• Strong leadership skills in strategic planning, financial operations and management of a small non-profit organization.
• Proven skills in working with a Board of Directors to advance the organization’s strengths, scope, and capabilities and to utilize best practices for strong governance.
• Experience in managing organizational change to lead an organization and its stakeholders through its transition and beyond.
• As the public face of the organization, the Executive Director must have strong communication skills to work with a variety of constituents, including HHRC stakeholders, potential new donors, and the media.
• A strong vision and ability to create innovative, quality programming that will advance our mission and raise our public profile.
• A proven ability to create and maintain strong partnerships and networks, and to develop new initiatives to engage multigenerational stakeholders.
• Proficiency with multimedia and social media platforms.
• Strong leadership skills in strategic planning, financial operations and management of a small non-profit organization.
• Commitment to and understanding of Maine and Maine culture.

HHRC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Please submit resume and cover letter.

HHRC is an equal opportunity employer

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