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Program Director, Living Links

Job Description

Program Profile: Living Links is a new USC Shoah Foundation Program devoted to building an enduring Holocaust descendant community and training 3Gs to tell their grandparents’ Holocaust survival story. The Living Links Program will be developed at USC Shoah Foundation with the intention of launching Living Links as a new national organization in approximately 3 years​.​

Position Overview: 

We seek a highly-motivated self-starter who will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for developing and building this new organizational Program developed by USC Shoah Foundation. This is an outstanding opportunity for a seasoned entrepreneurial leader to build and grow an organization with the help and guidance of partners. The founding Program Director will inspire employees and motivate external stakeholders to achieve the mission and vision of this organization. Creating the strategic direction for the 3 core programs (cultivate, educate, and advocate), this person will lead the organizational Program to realize its critical mission.

The annual base salary range for this position is $124,857.10 - $150,000.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


  • Engage and collaborate with USC Shoah Foundation to create lasting relationships that build Living Links Program and its fundamental pillars. 
  • Seek to leverage all areas of collaboration with USC Shoah Foundation that will benefit both organizations.
  • Conduct a steady quality of finance, administration, fundraising, communications, and reporting.
  • Identify and recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic program goals.
  • Oversee all aspects of the education program to scale the Speaker Training Program. Evaluate program components to measure success to be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.
  • Participate in national fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion to cultivate growth.
  • Create an advocacy framework with the Regional Council that allows the unique moral voice of 3Gs to be heard.
  • Communicate consistently with organizational Program committees, partnering organizations, and funders to ensure that we build a sustainable organization and are ready to independently launch in 3-5 years.
  • Build partnerships with major organizations that have regional offices in new cities that benefit the local organizations (i.e., ADL, JCRC, Federations), establishing relationships with organizational and community leaders.
  • Design a strategy and plan to cultivate new and existing 3G groups across the country.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Advisory board that can provide direction and where you will serve as ex-officio of each committee. You will need to build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing national operations.
  • Coordinate internally and across all the local chapters to develop and evaluate marketing materials / social media and PR to support, find and engage the 3G community across the country. 
  • Work with regional 3G groups (via the regional council) to lead, coach, and support their needs to Living Links can become effective servant leadership.​​
  • ​​​Identify local successes that can be used for lessons and guidance for other regional chapters.
  • Onboard as part of USC Shoah Foundation staff - attending  meetings, representing USC Shoah Foundation carrying out its mission and strategic priorities.


Advanced degree, with at least 5 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling an organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth​.​

Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop lay-lead teams, set, and achieve strategic objectives.

Willingness to travel to Los Angeles and Washington, DC with more trips in the first year as the organization​al ​program is launched.

  • ​​Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation​.​​
  • Significant experience in major gift fundraising as well as fiscal and budget management. 
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a range of stakeholders.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to organizational planning​.​
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills​.​
  • Passion, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Ability to build a positive culture organization of collaboration, open-communication, and growth.
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships.