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Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

Position Title: IT Manager (Exempt)

Reports to: Vice President of Finance & Operations

About the Museum:

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center uses the history and lessons of the Holocaust to transform the future – to equip students, educators and public visitors with knowledge, skills, and courage to take a stand for humanity. The Museum currently welcomes and touches the lives of more than 170,000 people of all ages, nationalities and cultural backgrounds each year. We empower them to become Upstanders for social justice, to speak out against intolerance and genocide, and to lead by example. We do this through cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative public programming, high-quality student and educator services, and partnerships with arts and cultural organizations, educational institutions, and law enforcement agencies. 

The Position:

The IT Manager will be responsible for the overall vision and coordination of the Museum’s information and communications systems. 

Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage, monitor, troubleshoot and support all Physical and Virtual Servers, equipment and applications, such as Microsoft 2008-2016 and later server operating systems, server hardware, switches, routers, Office 365 and e-mail related solutions, museum applications, SQL databases, Citrix farm, Azure, VMware, Nimble SAN, Cisco AMP & Umbrella, Meraki firewall, switch and Wi-Fi infrastructure management, etc.
  • Support / Maintain / and troubleshoot Security Infrastructure of ONSSI camera management software / OnGuard card access system.
  • Provide short and long-range IT strategic planning, conducting technology needs analysis, recommending, implementing new technologies, and disaster recovery planning. Experience with cloud migration is highly preferred.
  • Experience with and understanding of cloud migration.
  • Manage all aspects of routine support, maintenance schedules and disaster/contingency support of critical and non-critical Museum systems and data to ensure stability and to maximize system uptime.
  • Ability to manage vendors, including contracts, licenses, and maintenance agreements.
  • Ensure IT security practices, policies and products are in place, including regularly applying software patches and software upgrades to all systems and backups are appropriately completed.
  • Management and deployment of end-user IT hardware, such as desktops, laptops, printers, telephones, multi-function copiers/scanners/faxes, monitors, etc.
  • Develop and manage budget for all hardware, software, and desktop support.
  • Responsible for negotiating equipment purchases and leases, rental contracts and software site licenses.
  • Manage the firm’s IT operations to ensure that both the systems and the IT support meet the needs of the staff and patrons.
  • Recruit, develop, maintain, and review direct reports to ensure consistent and professional administration, service, and support.
  • Sustain the Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan in accordance with the Museum’s policies, and ensure that it is continuously tested and documented.
  • Oversee entire Audio/Visual infrastructure of the Museum, including but not limited to:  Conference Room Spaces / Special Event Spaces.
  • Manage after-hours staffing for the IT department for special events.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of five years of proven track record in managing an IT department.
  • Proven leadership, organizational, problem solving and communication skills, including the ability to achieve results through managing and mentoring others.
  • Strong project management skills, detail-oriented and able to handle multiple priorities.
  • Knowledge of current trends, methodologies, technology, organization and operational issues.
  • Willing and able to work independently or within a team environment.
  • Flexibility of schedule desired including weekend availability and after hours to respond to IT issues as requested.

Physical Requirements: May need to climb up and down stairs; to bend, stoop, and lift or move materials and retrieve files; to pull/push, lift, and carry up to 50 pounds; and to reach both above and below shoulder height.

To Apply:

  • Interested applicants should email or fax a cover letter and resume to jobs@ilhmec.org or fax 847-967-4808.
  • Address correspondence to: Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL  60077

 

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Position Title: Development Associate – Grants (Non-exempt)

Reports to: Associate Director of Development – Private & Public Grants

About the Museum:

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC) uses the history and lessons of the Holocaust to transform the future – to equip students, educators and public visitors with knowledge, skills, and courage to take a stand for humanity. The Museum welcomes and impacts the lives of more than 170,000 people of all ages, nationalities and cultural backgrounds each year. We empower them to become Upstanders for social justice, to speak out against intolerance and genocide, and to lead by example. We do this through cutting-edge exhibitions, innovative public programming, high-quality student and educator services, and partnerships with arts and cultural organizations, educational institutions, and law enforcement agencies.

The Position:

Reporting to the Associate Director of Development, the Development Associate – Grants will assist in increasing the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of the foundation and corporate community to support the operations of the Museum. The successful candidate must have strong writing, editing and proofreading skills and ability to meet deadlines. She/he should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and multi-faceted environment. The candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and have interest in engaging and collaborating across the Museum. The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, and a positive work environment.

Specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as principal writer and/or editor for a variety of projects including funding proposals for individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations; special campaign-related promotional materials; annual stewardship reports for donors; and project summaries for a diverse array of fundraising goals (e.g. special project proposals).
  • Assist with researching and identifying funding opportunities and matching them with Museum projects, including cultivating relationships with foundation representatives
  • Investigate trends and emerging research related to Museum activities (e.g., Holocaust education, Holocaust denial, genocide awareness, antisemitism, character education, bullying)
  • Assist with aggregation and analysis of available program and visitor evaluations, demographic data, and development of appropriate charts and tables to illustrate impact to donors/funders  
  • Assist with grant deadline tracking and performance of funder requirements
  • Convene and collaborate with members of the Museum Education, Collections/Exhibitions, and Finance departments to facilitate proposal/report and budget submission
  • Coordinate funder site visits, developing itineraries and preparing Museum staff
  • Stay up-to-date on relevant research and news on Foundation and Corporate philanthropy
  • Provide Development Department and other fundraising support as requested.

Minimum Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required; Master’s Degree in related field or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum of one year related work experience
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to juggle multiple tasks, work under deadline, and work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed

Physical Requirements: May need to climb up and down stairs; to bend, stoop, and lift or move materials and retrieve files; to pull/push, lift, and carry up to 25 pounds; and to reach both above and below shoulder height.

To Apply:

To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary requirements to jobs@ilhmec.org.

Address correspondence to: Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077.

 

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