The Advocacy Coordinator is an integral part of the Hillel Ottawa team whose primary focus is to manage, both proactively and reactively, advocacy-related issues on Ottawa’s university and college campuses, together with student leaders on Hillel’s Israel Awareness Committee.
• Work collaboratively with student leadership, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), Hillel’s primary partners, to create and execute a proactive advocacy strategy.
• Cultivate student leadership and mobilize students towards advocacy objectives. Engage Jewish and non-Jewish students, and provide support to them in pursuit of their advocacy interests.
• Build strategic relationships with various stakeholders and clubs on campus to advance Hillel’s advocacy objectives. This includes collaborating with Jewish and/or Israel advocacy organizations, and other potential allies on and off campus.
• Together with student leadership, coordinate and implement an array of programs and activities that promote and strengthen Israel advocacy on campus. Work collaboratively with Hillel leaders to ensure that advocacy activities are well coordinated with Hillel’s other activities, and mutually reinforcing.
• Prepare for, and respond effectively and strategically, to anti-Israel/antisemitic incidents on campus, in collaboration with Hillel’s primary partners.
What you bring to the Job
• Strong interpersonal and networking skills and the desire to work in a collaborative, team environment. Ability to build effective and meaningful relationships with staff, university students, and community members.
• Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot effectively, and react thoughtfully and strategically to situations as they arise. Maintain clear thinking and calm during times of crisis.
• Demonstrated involvement in student government, political organizing or active engagement in campus life in university, with an understanding and appreciation for campus dynamics.
• Strong, sophisticated written and verbal communication skills and social media savvy.
• Passion for Israel, high-energy, versatility and maturity.
• Undergraduate degree (3+ years of completed undergraduate studies will be considered for this position).
What You’ll Receive
• Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
• Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
• Practically unlimited paid coffee dates with students.
• Flexible work hours.
Please send your resume to Sarah Beutel, VP Community Building, Jewish Federation of Ottawa, at Sbeutel@jewishottawa.com.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 0-2 years of experience.