Full Time

Antisemitism Education Specialist

Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies 5075 Yonge Street, Toronto ON

Reporting to: Director of Education 
Start Date: ASAP
Position: Full-time

THE ORGANIZATION 
Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) is a non-profit human rights organization committed to countering racism and antisemitism and to promoting the principles of tolerance, social justice and Canadian democratic values through advocacy and education.

THE OPPORTUNITY 
FSWC seeks an experienced educator with a focus on the topic of antisemitism to join the education department. As an FSWC Antisemitism Education Specialist, you will be responsible for augmenting and advancing existing antisemitism materials as well as developing and delivering new innovative content in both in-person and virtual formats for students and adults from a variety of different professional fields across Canada.

You will:

  • Learn and lead a variety of audiences in both in-person and virtual formats through existing antisemitism training programs.
  • Augment existing and create new, innovative programming that educates about traditional as well as the “new” antisemitism.
  • Build and maintain networks with a variety of stakeholders to ensure growth in outreach for new training opportunities, as well as expanding participation of stakeholders into other FSWC programs.
  • Assist with the planning, promotion, and successful execution of all educational events.
  • Support other FSWC team members as needed leading up to and during annual organizational events (i.e., Spirit of Hope, State of the Union, etc.).

YOU ARE SOMEONE WITH: 

  • A knowledge and understanding of historical antisemitism (common myths and tropes) and the role it played throughout history, including in the development of the Holocaust.
  • A knowledge and understanding of the “new” antisemitism, and its implications within both a Canadian and global perspective.
  • A knowledge of contemporary hate crime statistics as they relate to antisemitism, as well as how antisemitism manifests in online spaces.
  • A working knowledge of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism.
  • Strong and engaging presentation skills and creative approaches to generating interactivity with a variety of audiences in both virtual and in-person formats.
  • A valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle that allows you to travel to schools (required).
  • Superior relationship-building and communication skills ensuring the ability to liaise with a variety of stakeholders at all levels.
  • Excellent attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.
  • Self-motivated and decisive with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands.
  • A solid understanding of technology and how to navigate a variety of platforms (including zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, etc.).

WHAT YOU BRING: 

  • A knowledge and passion about countering antisemitism, Holocaust denial and distortion from both an historical and contemporary perspective.
  • Experience creating and delivering dynamic programming.
  • Flexible schedule that is open to occasional early morning, evening, and weekend presentations.
  • Ability to teach in French an asset.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resumé to Melissa Mikel: mmikel@fswc.ca. Please reference “FSWC Antisemitism Education Specialist” in the subject line. This role will remain open until the post is filled.

FSWC welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. We encourage applications from individuals within the employment equity categories. FSWC is committed to equity and diversity, and to a positive, supportive working environment. Please let us know should you require accommodation during any part of this recruitment process.