Digital Resource Coordinator

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance expert-level response to the refugee crisis

Digital Resource Coordinator (part-time, 1 day per week)

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) seeks to fill the position of Digital Resource Coordinator.

Background:

It was agreed at the IHRA Plenary in November 2015 that current events relating to refugees – and the popular discourse surrounding it – warrant a response from international experts in Holocaust education, research and remembrance. The decision was taken to develop a blog platform which will serve as a resource centre for educators and as a platform for IHRA delegates and guest bloggers to reflect on the topic of refugees, among other issues.

The focus of the blog is on refugees and on existing educational materials which refer to the treatment of refugees during and after the Holocaust. The blog will form a resource bank which can help support education about and amidst the current refugee crisis. The target group of the blog is Educators (Education Multipliers, Trainers, and curriculum and standards developers) and civil servants in Ministries of Education in IHRA Member and Observer Countries.

The Digital Resource Coordinator will work with a small team of IHRA expert-level delegates and members of the Permanent Office to compile resources from around the world, arrange for their translation when necessary and assess whether they meet the criteria for inclusion on the website. The Coordinator will also need to have the technical skills to oversee the creation of the blog platform and to manage its content as well as the copy-writing skills to write and edit original content.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Blog Moderation
  • Update rules for contributors, editing policy document and guidelines for moderating comments together with IHRA experts.

  • Develop a clear strategy for promoting the blog and reaching the identified target audiences

  • Setting targets for blog operation

  • Develop a monthly editorial calendar scheduling content and guest posts

  • Create a list of other blogs touching on similar issues for possible collaboration

  • Create a list of appropriate guest bloggers together with the IHRA experts and liaise with the guest bloggers

  • Write original content for the Blog and coordinate and edit IHRA delegates and external expert content

  • Source appropriate imagery for the blog articles and secure copyright permission where necessary

  • Upload materials to blog and moderate comments

  • Maintain a metrics overview and update metrics overview monthly

  • Maintain an overview of hours and tasks completed

  • Provide a monthly report on the performance of the blog to the Communication Officer of the Permanent Office and the focus group

  • Resource Scan and Review

  • Use IHRA’s internal discussion forum to request that delegates send examples of refugee-related educational materials and programmes

  • Conduct online research to identify such resources which may not be known to IHRA delegates

  • Perform an initial quality control screening on resources, before sending them to members of a dedicated “focus group” team who will assess their suitability for inclusion on the website

Successful applicants must have:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

  • A background in Holocaust studies or Holocaust pedagogy

  • Excellent IT skills, specifically including experience using blog platforms such as WordPress

  • C2 Proficiency in English

  • Ability to work independently, and as a member of a team.

This part-time (20%) role is temporary, lasting until 30 November 2018 at which point the project will be evaluated to determine whether there is scope for its continuation. The salary will be commensurate with experience. The IHRA Permanent Office will be responsible for the contract issues.

Please submit a cover letter in English, CV, and the names and contact information for two references to recruitment@holocaustremembrance.com. Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.