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Film Program Officer

Claims Conference New York ,NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

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 $70 billion from the German government in indemnification for Survivors. In 2020, the Claims Conference will distribute approximately $400 million in direct compensation and nearly $600 million in grants that provide support to over 130,000 Survivors worldwide. 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.

The Claims Conference is looking for a dynamic Film Program Officer to join our RED team. We are looking for a strategic, 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 passionate and knowledgeable about film production and distribution as they will oversee our film grant program while supporting additional ongoing film-related projects and initiatives.

We are looking to fill this role by July 31 and plan to interview candidates in early July. To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to No phone calls please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

  • Represent and promote the Claims Conference within the film industry;
  • Communicate with prospective applicants and handle timely correspondence to film-related inquiries;
  • Evaluate film grant applications and communicate with applicants regarding project proposals;
  • Meet with applicants and grantees as needed;
  • Monitor grant implementation to ensure accurate budget and program compliance;
  • Review grant expenses, grant reporting, and enter payments;
  • Supervise the work of the Film Program Associate;
  • Update forms, templates and grant letters to ensure items are current;
  • Prepare film clips, write correspondence and contribute to presentations to the Allocations and Professional Advisory Committee as well as the Board of Directors;
  • Monitor program progress which includes; review of all funded films, providing feedback to staff and committees, and maintaining film distribution list;
  • Liaise with Legal and Communications departments regarding film-related matters.


  • Bachelors and/or master’s degree in Film preferred;
  • At least 7 years of experience as a producer in narrative and/or documentary films;
  • Extensive knowledge of film industry and film production and distribution;
  • Grant-making experience and/or developing/supervising programs;
  • Basic understanding of intellectual property rights and entertainment contracts;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Ability to negotiate and network.

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.


Claims Conference


New York, NY