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Holocaust Educational Foundation – Graduate Assistantship

The Holocaust Educational Foundation of Northwestern University (HEF) is dedicated to promoting teaching and research about the Holocaust at the college and university level. This mission is furthered through a variety of programs, including the biennial Lessons and Legacies conference; the annual Summer Institute on the Holocaust and Jewish Civilization; Teaching and Research Grant competitions; and on-campus events.

Graduate Assistant (GA) Responsibilities

The graduate student assistant will be responsible for assisting HEF of NU to carry out the daily operation of a University-based non-profit organization. Activities include directing and responding to email; coordinating logistics related to some or all of HEF of NU’s programs, both independently and with staff members; creating and disseminating biannual newsletters; gathering information about Holocaust course offerings, syllabi, and publications; and data collection for our ongoing Holocaust Course Survey.

The HEF graduate assistant will work ten hours per week for three quarters during the 2020–21 academic year.  The GA will be trained by and report frequently to the Events and Outreach Coordinator. The Director and the Events and Outreach Coordinator will provide regular guidance and support.

HEF of NU seeks a GA who is committed to learning about and contributing to the daily operation of a university-based non-profit. We are not seeking particular skills. Instead, we offer a great opportunity to work in an alt-ac environment and gain the experience and skills such an environment requires, but which are not typically part of graduate education. A positive attitude, enthusiasm for HEF’s mission, and the ability to work alone and with others are the most important qualities we seek.

To apply for the position, please send a letter of interest that includes availability, a short CV, and a letter of support from the advisor (each no longer than one page) to The deadline for applications is Friday, June 19.

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