Part Time

PJ Library Neighbourhood Parent Connector

PJ Library 4600 Bathurst Street , Toronto ON

PART TIME: Average 5-10 hours/week; time-limited position: end date – August 30, 2019
LOCATION: Seeking (3) three PJ Library Neighbourhood Connectors in and around the GTA

Position Summary:
The PJ Library Toronto team is actively recruiting (3) three Neighbourhood Connectors to build authentic relationships with young Jewish families in their neighbourhoods, connect families to each other, develop programming that is responsive to the needs and interests in their neighbourhoods and refer families to a wide range of Jewish opportunities.   Connections will be made via phone conversations, coffee meetings and small-scale outreach and engagement gatherings.

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, organize and facilitate weekly or bi-weekly gatherings for their neighbourhood with a focus on targeting young families with kids under the age of 4
  • Contact parents in PJ Library database in neighbourhood, explaining program goals and identifying interests and needs
  • Manage logistics, marketing, budget, and development of intimate, small-scale engagement opportunities at family-friendly destinations or home-based gatherings
  • Deepen connections through follow-up with photos, contact information and invitations to future gatherings
  • Maintain accurate records of participation at gatherings
  • Stay current about Jewish programs taking place in the community in order to direct families to events of interest.  Create a comfortable peer experience at some of these events by attending together
  • Serve as a UJA Federation of Greater Toronto concierge and cross-promote with other Federation offerings

Qualifications:
The ideal PJ Library Neighbourhood Connector is:

  • A member of the GTA Jewish Community living in one of the 4 identified neighbourhoods with at least one child in the target demographic of 6 months – 4 years old
  • Knowledgeable about the local community’s resources, both within and outside of the Jewish Community
  • Excited to meet and welcome parents raising Jewish children
  • Outgoing, motivated, highly networked parent with strong communication skills
  • Self-driven and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Is passionate about Jewish life and interested in facilitating and participating in new opportunities for peers to meet each other
  • Comfortable with program planning, social media and Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to offsite events
  • Available to work flexible schedule including weekends

Neighbourhood Connectors will be paid a monthly stipend for10 months and will receive a monthly allowance for program materials.

To apply please click HERE

For more information on PJ Library Toronto, please visit https://jewishtoronto.com/cje/pj-library