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We don’t just care about the past. Our mission is to support dissidents and promote human rights today, while educating Americans about the history, ideology, and legacy of communism. 

 
 

opportunities

Research Fellow in Baltic Studies–Non-Residential

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The ideal candidate for this non-residential, ten-month appointment will be a national from one of the Baltic states who holds a degree in economics, political economy, political science, history, or a related discipline (graduate education highly preferred); has a portfolio of well written research projects and/or papers in the area of 20th century or contemporary Baltic history, Baltic economic or national security policy, or Baltic-American relations; possesses a professional demeanor; and a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and dangers of collectivism. Furthermore, excellent English language skills (both written and verbal) are required.

Reporting directly to the Director of Academic Programs, Dr. Murray Bessette, and working with the Baltic Studies Program Manager, Naphtali Rivkin, the expectations for the position include producing research of significant length on an agreed upon subject relevant to the Foundation’s mission, full participation in the publication and promotion process, including public presentations and briefings in appropriate venues.

The position comes with a generous research support package, including support for conference related travel. Salary is competitive. Appointment at the Senior or Distinguished level is possible depending on qualifications.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, please contact our Director of Academic Programs, Dr. Murray Bessette, at murray.bessette@victimsofcommunism.org or 202-629-9500.

Executive Assistant – Washington, D.C.

VOC is seeking an aspiring administrative professional for the role of Executive Assistant to support the Foundation’s Executive Director. This position is responsible for managing the Executive Director’s schedule, travel arrangements, and media/speaking requests. The Executive Assistant reports to the Executive Director.

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of relevant experience in administration, a superior attention to detail, and a commitment to our mission. Successful candidates will pass a short writing test and will possess a pleasant professional demeanor, including excellent telephone skills. This position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C.

BENEFITS: The Executive Assistant will work with an energetic and growing team under experienced leadership. Salary commensurate with experience. The Foundation offers a generous health insurance plan, retirement benefits, and professional development opportunities.

APPLY: Email your resume with subject Line "Executive Assistant " to ashlee.davis@victimsofcommunism.org.

Development Assistant/Associate – Washington, D.C.

VOC is seeking an aspiring development professional for the role of Development Assistant or Associate (DA) to support the Foundation’s development team. This position is responsible for managing our Constituent Record Management software, conducting a high volume of donor correspondence, gift processing, research, meeting prep, metrics reporting, and special projects. The DA reports to the Director of Development.

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years of relevant experience in fundraising and program management, a portfolio of compelling writing samples, and a commitment to our mission. Successful candidates will pass a short writing test and having superior charisma and judgement on the telephone. This position is full-time and based in Washington, D.C.

BENEFITS: The DA will work with a energetic and growing team under experienced leadership, all set in a beautiful, modern office on Capitol Hill. Salary commensurate with experience. The Foundation offers a generous health insurance plan, retirement benefits, and professional development opportunities.

APPLY: Email your resume with subject Line "Development Assistant/Associate" to david.talbot@victimsofcommunism.org   

Communications Associate – Washington, D.C.

VOC is seeking a professional communications associate with experience in the field of audio-visual editing and production. The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate with a portfolio of video projects that demonstrate knowledge of recording and editing software, equipment, and techniques. This position is an entry-level position, but it is also perfect for professional creative editors and producers who are looking to change fields and work on human rights issues in Washington DC.

Qualifications

An extensive portfolio of audio-visual projects, 1-2 years of experience in the field of media, PR, human rights, or film, and a Bachelor’s degree in film, graphic design, audio-visual production, or communications is preferred. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and their creative portfolio to naphtali.rivkin@victimsofcommunism.org with the subject title “Communications Associate.”

Senior Research Fellow in Polish Studies–Washington, D.C.

The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation seeks candidates for the position of Senior Research Fellow in Polish Studies.

The research fellowship will be based in Washington, DC, where fellows will work in the Foundation offices together with Foundation staff. Fellows will report directly to the Director of Academic Programs, Dr. Murray Bessette. Fellows will be tasked with writing a report of significant length on an agreed upon subject relevant to the Foundation’s mission and to participate fully in the publication and promotion process, including public presentations and briefings to Congressmen, administrative officials, diplomatic delegations, and academic conferences as appropriate.

The ideal candidate for the position of Senior Research Fellow will be a scholar who holds an advanced degree in economics, political economy, political science, history, or a related discipline (doctorate preferred), or possesses equivalent professional or administrative experience; is an internationally recognized expert in the area of 20th century or contemporary Polish history, Polish economic or national security policy, or Polish-American relations; is able to represent Foundation judgment; possesses a professional demeanor and a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and dangers of collectivism. Furthermore, excellent English language skills (both written and verbal) are required.

Salary and benefits are competitive, including housing in Washington, DC and a generous research support package for research and conference related travel. Start date for all fellowships is September 2018.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, please contact our Director of Academic Programs, Dr. Murray Bessette, at murray.bessette@victimsofcommunism.org or 202-629-9500.

Research Fellow in Polish StudiesWashington, D.C.

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The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation seeks candidates for the position of Research Fellow in Polish Studies.

The research fellowship will be based in Washington, DC, where the fellow will work in the Foundation offices together with Foundation staff. Fellows will report directly to the Director of Academic Programs, Dr. Murray Bessette. Fellows will be tasked with writing a report of significant length on an agreed upon subject relevant to the Foundation’s mission and to participate fully in the publication and promotion process, including public presentations and briefings to Congressmen, administrative officials, diplomatic delegations, and academic conferences as appropriate.

The ideal candidate for the position of Research Fellow will be a scholar who holds a degree in economics, political economy, political science, history, or a related discipline (graduate education preferred); has a portfolio of well written research projects and/or papers in the area of 20th century or contemporary Polish history, Polish economic or national security policy, or Polish-American relations; is a fast-learner; is able to represent Foundation judgment; possesses a professional demeanor and a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and dangers of collectivism. Furthermore, excellent English language skills (both written and verbal) are required.

Salary and benefits are competitive, including housing in Washington, DC and a generous research support package for research and conference related travel. Start date for all fellowships is September 2018.

For more information about this opportunity, including how to apply, please contact our Director of Academic Programs, Dr. Murray Bessette, at murray.bessette@victimsofcommunism.org or 202-629-9500.

Education Programs Associate – Washington, D.C.

VOC is seeking an education programs associate to support the growth and development of its professional development programing for middle school and high school educators. The ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate with experience in recruitment and event communications and logistics, as well as an interest in improving American education and fighting communism. This position is an entry-level position.

Qualifications

Applicants should have 1-2 years of experience in student organization leadership or in recruiting for other membership organizations. Strong applicants will also possess experience tabling, a professional demeanor, good judgment, and a commitment to educating people about the history of communism and the dangers of collectivism. A Bachelor’s degree in economics, political economy, political science, history, social studies education, or a related discipline is required.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a relevant writing sample to murray.bessette@victimsofcommunism.org with the subject title “Education Programs Associate.