Full Time

Associate Director, Community Partnerships

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON

About UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

At UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, our vision is to lead the most vibrant Jewish community in North America - a community characterized by its diversity, unity, compassion, generosity and commitment to Jewish values. Together with our philanthropic, volunteer and professional leadership, we’re changing lives.

As one of North America’s leading Jewish non-profits, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto works to preserve and strengthen the quality of Jewish life in Greater Toronto, Canada, Israel and around the world. UJA advances this mission through fundraising, programs, and research focused on our strategic pillars: fighting poverty and improving well-being, growing Jewish education and identity, countering antisemitism and hate, and strengthening connections with Israel and Jewish communities worldwide.

About the Opportunity

The Associate Director Community Partnerships will be a core member of the Genesis team. The ideal individual is a critical thinker who can build bridges with diverse populations and create meaningful relationships with organizations and individuals with diverse religious, ethnic, academic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Will be an integral member of the Genesis team and a core member of the team focused on combating antisemitism.
  • Will be responsible for creating meaningful relationships between the Jewish community and others by building bridges, collaborating, and creating shared experiences and educating around antisemitism.
  • In some situations, s/he will create the experiences and partnerships, in other situations partnerships will already exist therefore, s/he will layer in content around antisemitism and ‘bridge building’.
  • In both scenarios there will be opportunities to plan sessions well in advance and times where it is necessary to convene quickly and decisively.
  • Will collaborate with the Associate Director and Director Community Mobilization to Combat Antisemitism as well as other key (internal and external) contacts
  • Will work closely with the communications team to generate and articulate key messaging and direction.
  • When COVID precautions permit, this job will entail meetings, programming and events out in the community
  • This is not strictly a desk job, there will be days spent on your feet

Requirements:

  • Degree or relevant experience in: Volunteer Management, Community Development, Not-for-Profit Management, Business, Education, Politics
  • The individual selected will have experience in educating around antisemitism
  • A strong community organizer with the ability to convene, mobilize, educate, and facilitate dialogue and discussion
  • An empathic listener who is comfortable in new experiences and environments
  • An individual who is sensitive to diversity and can find common ground and connection in different environments
  • Ability to respond in real-time, move quickly from ideation to implementation, work and consult with multiple stakeholders while moving quickly…
  • Strategic thinker, who sees value in creativity and collaboration
  • Deep interpersonal skills and the ability to seek out and foster multiple relationships with individuals and organizations; ability to navigate difficult conversations and moderate emotions that can be heightened
  • Ability to create curated experiences for individuals, families, and groups
  • Experience in measuring outcomes and revising initiatives based on such outcomes.

Assets

  • Previous first-hand experience with Instagram (and other social media platforms) and engagement tactics
  • Previous work experience with Salesforce CRM
  • Working knowledge of and familiarity with Toronto’s Jewish Community

* UJA hours of work are 34 hours per week (full-time). Employees are currently expected to work from the office on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

** All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the UJA's vaccine policy. Should you wish to see a copy of our vaccine policy please notify us.

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume quoting REF# ADCP-CAM-602 to: recruitment@ujafed.org. Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted. Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of professional references and background checks including Social Media Account(s) and a Police Records Check/Vulnerable Sector Screening.

Commitment to Inclusion and Accessibility:

UJA Federation is proud of our dynamic professional team, which reflects the diversity of the Jewish community and general community alike in Greater Toronto. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants from all communities.

We are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible workplace and believe this is essential to ensure that every member of our team can thrive.

We adhere to barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require Code-protected accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.