Full Time

Community Engagement Specialist - 5 month contract

Jewish Federation of Ottawa 21 Nadolny Sachs, Ottawa ON

The Community Engagement Specialist is passionate about fostering a warm, welcoming and inclusive Jewish community. This position requires someone outgoing and self-motivated who loves working with people and has the skills to engage them in programs and volunteering in order to strengthen the community. A friendly, warm disposition, with a strong customer service orientation is a must.

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Community Building, the Community Engagement Specialist is a key member of the Community Building Team responsible for a variety of important initiatives including Holocaust education, March of the Living, volunteer engagement and welcoming newcomers.

Responsibilities of the Community Engagement Specialist Volunteer Engagement
 Coordinate a Volunteer Matching Program: maintain a list of volunteering opportunities and actively seek out individuals for these positions through creative marketing campaigns and one‐on‐one meetings.  Follow‐up with volunteers to ensure they enjoy their volunteer positions, and create opportunities for volunteers to learn from one another.  Develop new ways to appreciate community volunteers.

Shoah Committee
 Manage the Shoah Committee, including organizing regular meetings, note taking, and appropriate follow up.  Plan, organize and execute events for Holocaust Education Month.  Serve as the community’s point of contact for Holocaust‐related matters.

March of the Living
 Oversee the marketing and recruitment of students and chaperones, including liaising with youth groups and other appropriate agencies to raise awareness of the program.  Manage the March of the Living Committee, including organizing regular meetings, note- taking and appropriate follow up.  Manage all aspects of the program leading up to the trip, maintaining ongoing communication with students, parents, and the national office.
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Virtual Jewish Ottawa Info - Centre 
Serve as a point‐of‐contact for information about the community, and actively market this service to raise awareness of it.  Coordinate a Newcomers Welcoming Program for the Ottawa Jewish community.

 Bachelor’s degree minimum  2 years of work experience with social, cultural and/or Jewish programming preferred  Strong event‐planning, organizing and logistical skills  Demonstrate collaborative skills and ability to handle multiple projects  Ability to work with volunteers of different backgrounds, ages and outlooks  Strong interpersonal, social and networking skills  Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal  Knowledge of the Ottawa Jewish community is an asset

Hours: 5-month contract. Full-time, 35 hours per week. Some evenings and weekends, as required.

To Apply: Please send your cover letter and resume by July 29, 2019 to Sarah Beutel, Vice President of Community Building at sbeutel@jewishottawa.com.

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 3-5 years of experience.