Full Time

Director, Emerging Generation

Jewish Federation of Ottawa 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa ON

Career building opportunity for a creative and charismatic individual who is passionate about Jewish life and who understands the needs and desires of young Jewish adults and families looking for connection with each other and with the Jewish community. The ideal candidate loves meeting new people, working with others, and has the skills to engage peers in Jewish opportunities that strengthen our community. A friendly, warm disposition, with a natural understanding of customer service, is a must.

Reporting to the Vice President of Community Building, the Director Emerging Generation cultivates relationships with singles, couples, and young families in their 20’s to 40’s, and connects them in meaningful ways to the Jewish community and with the Federation.

Key Job Components:
Outreach & Engagement
– Seek out and develop personal relationships through one-on-one interactions and other shared experiences to connect the Emerging Gen to Jewish community. Develop new strategies to engage different segments of the Emerging Gen through a variety of creative activities, events and volunteer opportunities.

Fundraising - Actively fundraise for the Annual Campaign, and lead the Emerging Gen division of Federation’s Annual Campaign.

Event Coordination – Create and manage committees of volunteers, and lead the planning and execution of events that create meaningful points of contact and foster active, year-round opportunities for young adults to meet other like-minded Jews.

Essential Qualifications:
Relationship Building Skills – Outgoing and effective at forging strong interpersonal alliances; is personable and easily bonds with others; gains stakeholder trust quickly; possesses a welcoming nature and a customer service orientation.

Communication Skills - Excellent written and verbal communication skills used to nurture strong personal relationships; strong communication skills contribute to creative marketing, branding and promotion strategies for all initiatives. Skilled at using social media and other platforms to connect to new people and to promote events and engage community members.

Networking Skills – Ability to cultivate and retain a cadre of volunteers from the Emerging Gen to assist with planning, promoting and executing initiatives for their peers; connector that introduces people to each other and fosters connections between people. Actively engaged in the community, building relationships with and working with community partners in order to be responsive to the needs of this cohort.

Passion – Must have passion and enthusiasm for the Jewish community and Israel and be able to share and communicate this passion.

Areas of Responsibility:
Young Adults - Attend a variety of events in the Jewish community to reach new people and to raise the profile of Federation. Create networking and social opportunities for young people to meet other like-minded Jews, including singles in Ottawa. Plan and actively communicate a schedule of events and activities, and develop new ones that engage different groups within the EG cohort. Act as a “one-stop shop” of information about the Jewish community for young adults.

Young Families - Manage the PJ Library program, maintaining ongoing communication with parents and donors. Create, manage and effectively communicate a schedule of events that fosters an active, year-round network for young families, and fosters natural transitions and partnerships with camps, preschools, schools, synagogues, etc.

Emerging Gen Campaign - Actively fundraise. As part of the Campaign team, oversee the Emerging Gen division of Federation’s Annual Campaign. Identify Campaign Chairs and canvassers, and cultivate relationships with them; organize and plan campaign events for both solicitation and social purposes; explore new ways to motivate the Emerging Gen to donate to the Jewish community; manage specific giving level programs like the Ben-Gurion Society (donors $1,000+).

• Bachelor’s degree minimum, with 3 years of relevant work experience.
• Proven track-record of social connecting; strong interpersonal, social and networking skills.
• Proficiency in social media and awareness of new technologies used by this demographic.
• Highly organized with strong planning, organizing and logistical skills.
• Driver’s license and reliable vehicle.
• Ability to work with volunteers of different backgrounds, ages and outlooks.
• Knowledge of Israel, Jewish values and tradition.
• Knowledge of Ottawa’s Jewish community is an asset.

Hours: Full-Time, must be available to work and attend events on evenings and weekends as required.

Compensation: A competitive compensation package, include benefits, will be offered, commensurable with experience

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by March 1, 2020 to Sarah Beutel, Vice President of Community Building at sbeutel@jewishottawa.com.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Required and 3-5 years of experience.