Walk with Israel Intern

UJA Federation of Greater Toronto 4600 Bathurst Street, Toronto ON

3 positions available - approx. 6-week seasonal contract

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

Reporting to the Director, Community Initiatives and supervised by the Walk with Israel Event Manager, the Walk with Israel Intern will manage / operate the Walk Office and assist with all Walk with Israel event logistics including the Walk Party (post event). The Walk with Israel will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 (Victoria Day).

Hours: Monday to Thursday 9AM to 5PM & Fridays 9AM to 3PM (34 hours per week) with some evening and Sunday hours, as needed.

Desired start date: Monday, April 17, 2023

Expected end date: Friday, June 2, 2023

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Maintain the Walk Office (Event Headquarters and Concierge)

  • Act as Walk Concierge and answer all calls to the Walk hotline in a timely and professional manner
  • Respond to all web site inquires and peer-to-peer fundraising questions including assisting with registration and team set-up
  • Engage with community members who come to the Walk Office
  • Track and manage offline donations
  • Support Director, Corporate Partnerships
  • Organize distribution of Event Kits to community members and corporate sponsors
  • Manage offsite storage and inventory
  • Organize (pre-event) and disseminate (post-event) fundraising prizes
  • Willingness to work some evenings and Sundays, as needed

Support Walk Manager

  • Ensure that the logistics of the event are on track (re: location and set-up of rest-stops, security presence & placement, table locations for prizes, DJ booths etc)
  • Help with Volunteer and Staff training
  • Walk the Walk Route to ensure rest stops and route are well stocked and tidy

Event Day

  • Walk start line set-up, including registration tables, corporate partnership signage, package pickups etc.
  • Troubleshoot during Walk Party to ensure the celebration runs smoothly

Post Event

  • Tally, track and report funds raised
  • Drive to pick up thank-you gifts for sponsors
  • Take down and pack-up Walk office


  • Comfortable working in a PC setting, using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook etc)
  • Ability to problem solve (customer service) in person, by email and/or by telephone
  • Ability to stay calm when dealing with challenging personalities
  • A valid driver’s license is required and frequent access to a reliable vehicle is considered an asset
  • Willingness to drive to local establishments / homes to pick-up / drop off (mileage to be reimbursed)
  • Physical exertion will be required. Ability to lift, carry, push, pull, reach overhead and/or below shoulder level and crouch are required.

Classification: Seasonal Contract (approx. 6-week contract @ $15.50/hour x 34 hours per week). No Benefits.

At UJA we support a flexible work schedule and all of our employees engage in hybrid work. Engagement and connection are key to supporting the best employee experience and we want to ensure that this puts balance and well-being at the forefront of our approach to ways of working.

We look forward to connecting with you to understanding what you can bring to the UJA team and how we can support your career goals. Qualified applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and resume quoting REF# WWII-CAM-670 to: Only those applicants invited for interview will be contacted.

Commitment to Inclusion and Accessibility:

UJA Federation supports a diverse candidate and employment experience. We are 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 encourage you to follow us to get regular updates on open roles. 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.