Full Time

Director, Community Mobilization, UJA Genesis

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON

This job is being posted a 2nd time. If you applied previously please do not re-apply.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, UJA Genesis the Director, Community Mobilization will play a key role in the development of strategic priorities and vision for volunteerism and engagement connected to community security and fighting antisemitism. This role will bridge our community work and connect to community partners such as CIJA and Hillel Ontario.

Responsibilities

  • Will play an integral role in taking best practices and lessons learned through volunteerism in the Human Services sector to apply to the field of addressing and combatting antisemitism.
  • Will create a vision for engagement and hands-on opportunities to ensure there are ongoing initiatives as well as the ability to respond in a proactive manner when issues of antisemitism particularly bubble to the surface.
  • Will help to imagine, research, implement, and evaluate a plan to address growing antisemitism in general and particularly in areas such as academia, on campus and in the online sphere, providing education, resources, guidance, and dialogue.
  • Will collaborate with the Executive Director, and core team of professionals in close collaboration with partners at CIJA and Hillel Ontario.
  • Will manage relationship with key community partners and will liaise and collaborate with community members to address growing local antisemitism.
  • Will provide education, convene conversation, suggest approaches to counter antisemitism. If/when rallies, lectures and training are required will play a central role in the creation, implementation, and education at said events.

Qualifications

  • Degree or relevant experience in: Volunteer Management, Community Development, Not-for-Profit Management, Business, Education, Politics
  • The individual selected will have experience in educating around antisemitism
  • A strong community organizer with the ability to convene, mobilize, educate, and facilitate dialogue and discussion
  • Ability to respond in real-time, move quickly from ideation to implementation, work and consult with multiple stakeholders while moving quickly
  • Knowledge of the Israel Palestinian Conflict and asset but not mandatory
  • The individual should be comfortable writing communications (potentially responses, positions, and think-pieces around antisemitism) and should be comfortably fielding questions and speaking with outside sources, such as media
  • Strategic thinker, who sees value in creativity and collaboration
  • Deep interpersonal skills and the ability to seek out and foster multiple relationships with individuals and organizations; ability to navigate difficult conversations and moderate emotions that can be heightened
  • Ability to create curated experiences for individuals, families, and groups
  • Experience in measuring outcomes and revising initiatives based on such outcomes

Classification: Full-time, Permanent. Excellent compensation and benefits.

** Our workplace is located near Bathurst & Sheppard, however, due to COVID-19 constraints all employees are working remotely (on a temporary basis).

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume quoting REF# DCM-CAM-556 no later than July 28 to: recruitment@ujafed.org

Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted. Please no follow-up phone calls or emails. UJA Federation is an equal opportunity employer. Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of professional references and background checks including Social Media Account(s) and a Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening.

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UJA Federation is committed to providing an accessible employment environment. We are committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and aim to ensure that dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity are embedded in all aspects of our corporate culture. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance so that we can arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation.