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Deputy Director

The International Tracing Service (ITS) is an archive and a center for documenting National Socialist persecution and the liberated survivors. Former victims of Nazism and their families receive information regarding their incarceration, forced labor and post-war Allied assistance. The more than 30 million documents in the ITS archives also provide the basis for research and education. In order to fulfill these tasks, the ITS cooperates internationally with memorial sites, archives and research institutions. The ITS commemorates the victims of the Holocaust as well as National Socialist crimes, thus contributing towards a culture of remembrance. As of 2013 the original documents in the ITS archives are included on the UNESCO “Memory of the World” registry.

The ITS is an international organization funded by the German Federal Government and governed by an international Commission consisting of representatives from 11 member states (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America). At the moment the ITS has approx. 265 staff members.

The International Tracing Service seeks to fill as soon as possible the vacant position of a

Deputy Director

In this position you will be responsible for effective and smooth operations at the ITS and the management of all branches and services, and their personel.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Together with the Director and in cooperation with the branches and sevices heads you will advance and promote the ongoing development of the ITS into a digital organization providing
    high-quality services
  • You will be responsible for optimizing and managing work processes underpinning this development
  • You will be in charge of steering the construction of the new archival storage building in close cooperation with internal and external stakeholders
  • You will have responsibility for the conception and optimization of the digital archive and its access by external users
  • You are accountable for human resources, finance, and budgetary matters
  • You work in close cooperation with the works committee in all matters


  • University degree in Management, Administration and/or Economics
  • Several years’ experience at the management level, including strategic planning and implementation
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Knowledge of German tariff law and labor law, the Works Constitution Act, the Federal Budget Code (BHO) and in procurement law
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in German and English
  • Law degree is desirable
  • Interest in 20th century history and an understanding of the repercussions of Nazi persecution are desirable

We offer a professionally challenging job with a high level of responsibility in an interesting international environment with significant leeway to actively contribute to the development of the organization into a digital service provider. Remuneration for the position is above the highest step in the pay scale of the German civil service wage agreement.

We look forward to receiving your completed application via e-mail at recruiting[at]its-arolsen.org by 15 July 2016. Initial questions can be directed to Mr Quetsch under: +491719993250.