Program Assistant-Research, Education, Documentation

Our Research, Education and Documentation (RED) unit focuses on preserving the memory of those who perished by ensuring that future generations learn about the Holocaust. Annual RED grants have provided funding of approximately $9 million to institutions and projects across six continents, including teacher training, educational programs and visits, archival efforts, films, research and publications.

In the past few years, more than 102,500 teachers from 59 countries have participated in Educator Training Programs funded by the Claims Conference.  It is estimated that over 30 million students will be impacted by these teachers who return to their classrooms with evidence-based methods for Holocaust education. Funding for museums and films, such as recent Academy Award Winning (Best Foreign Film) Son of Saul, provides a meaningful and accessible method of engagement with generations who may not be able to meet survivors first-hand. At the Claims Conference, we honor history while making history.

We currently have a Program Assistant opening in our Allocations Department responsible for providing critical review of reporting for the RED team.  You will have the opportunity to manage and analyze data, review payments and reconcile grant budgets. An ideal candidate will enjoy working with numbers on a daily basis, demonstrate competency using Excel and managing data.  The successful candidate is extremely organized, possesses a keen attention to detail and works well independently.  This is an ideal opportunity for a candidate that would like to gain experience in analysis, budget review and reporting.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze grant program budgets and reconcile discrepancies;
  • Review reports and payment requests to ensure accuracy and compliance;
  • Analyze and convert expenses in multiple foreign currencies;
  • Examine invoices and receipts in foreign languages;
  • Complete other projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics or equivalent work experience in bookkeeping;
  • Highly proficient in Excel;
  • Stellar oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Self-starter and willing to ask questions;
  • Strong sense of ownership for your work with the ability to accomplish your tasks in timely manner.

To apply please submit your resume and/or cover letter to jobs@claimscon.org. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

The Claims Conference is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law, including (without limitation) race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.