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Program Officer - Research, Education and Documentation

Claims Conference

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Program Officer - Research, Education and Documentation

The Claims Conference is looking for a dynamic Program Officer to join our RED (Research, Education and Documentation) team. We are looking for a diligent, detail-oriented and proactive team player who can develop strong internal and external relationships/partnerships while providing support to our grantmaking process. The ideal candidate is meticulous and organized as they will oversee our grant program while supporting additional ongoing - projects and initiatives.

Headquartered in New York, the Claims Conference is a global, non-profit organization committed to providing a small measure of justice to Holocaust Survivors. Since our founding in 1951, the Claims Conference has secured more than $90 billion from the German government in indemnification for Survivors. In 2021, the Claims Conference distributed approximately $625 million in direct compensation to over 260,000 survivors in 83 countries and allocated approximately $640 million in grants to over 300 social service agencies worldwide that provide vital services for Holocaust survivors, such as home care, food, and medicine. Our Research, Education, and Documentation (RED) funds contribute toward global efforts to educate the public and preserve the memory of the Holocaust through teacher training programs, exhibitions, and films such as Son of Saul, an Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film. At the Claims Conference, we honor history while making history.


  • Oversee a portfolio of grants, including the review of funding proposals, programmatic and financial reports; collaborate in other projects and initiatives
  • Assist potential applicants with proposal development
  • Maintain regular communication with applicants to ensure a full understanding of proposals
  • Prepare applications for presentation to the professional advisory committees, Allocations Committee and Board of Directors
  • Review decision letter templates and edit as appropriate
  • Prepare decision letters including allocation, deferral, and rejection letters
  • Review grant budgets to ensure compliance with funding guidelines
  • Monitor and review programmatic progress, and critically analyze reports including the successes and challenges
  • Establish and maintain relationships with grantee organizations
  • Conduct site visits as needed, and write corresponding reports
  • Review budgets, payment requests and process payments
  • Conduct research and analysis of Holocaust-related issues
  • Liaise with other departments, as necessary
  • Input information, when necessary, into the grants management system (Fluxx)


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Prior work experience in a related field
  • Fluency in a foreign language is a plus (e.g. German, French, Polish)
  • Grant-making experience and familiarity with grants management systems a plus
  • Experience with Holocaust education and/or Holocaust history preferred
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Strong attention to accuracy
  • Strong English oral and written communication skills

Claims Conference offers generous benefits, opportunities for professional growth, and competitive salaries based on geographic location. Our target salary range for the RED Program Officer in the New York City market is $75,000-$85,000. This salary range represents Claims Conference’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of posting. The final salary for this role will be determined based on careful consideration of a variety of factors, such as the candidate’s exact location, experience in similar roles, and expertise related to the qualifications. This information is offered in support of our commitment to transparency.

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. In compliance with NYS Labor Law Section 194-a, the Claims Conference does not seek salary history information from job applicants.

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