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.
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 3-5 years of experience.