NOW HIRING: Young Family Connectors

POSITION TITLE: Young Family Connectors
REPORTS TO: UJA Director of Engagement
DATES/HOURS: Average 5-10 hours/week; time-limited position: end date – April 30, 2022
LOCATION: In and around the Greater Toronto Area

Position Summary

UJA Federation’s Julia and Henry Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Education in conjunction with PJ Library is actively recruiting four (4) new Young Family Connectors who will be trained in best practices of relational engagement, and will develop grassroots, Jewish communities among young families with a focus on engaging families who may feel marginalized and are not actively involved in the Jewish community.

Young Family Connectors will be tasked with building authentic relationships and will help to connect families to each other. They will also develop programming that is responsive to the needs and interests in their demographic and refer families to a wide range of Jewish opportunities. Connections will be made via phone conversations, online programming, coffee meetings and small-scale programs and events once it is safe to do so. Programming will be geared towards families with children ages 6 months – 6 years to offer a gateway into the community through play groups, conversations, coffee dates, Shabbat meals, etc.

This will be a paid part-time, 12-month contract position. A programming stipend will also be allocated to each connector along with staff support and an accountability structure.

Essential Functions

  • Plan, organize and facilitate weekly or bi-weekly gatherings with a focus on targeting young families with kids ages 6 months – 6 years
  • Contact parents in PJ Library database to explain program goals and identify interests and needs
  • Manage logistics, marketing, budget, and development of intimate, small-scale programs and events at family-friendly destinations or home-based gatherings (all events will conform to provincial health regulations during the pandemic)
  • Utilize social media to promote events and connect with young families
  • Deepen connections through follow-up with contact information and invitations to future gatherings
  • Maintain accurate records of participation at gatherings
  • Stay current about Jewish programs taking place in the community in order to direct families to events of interest
  • Attend community events geared towards young families to help create a welcoming experience for all
  • Serve as a UJA Federation of Greater Toronto ambassador and cross-promote with other Federation offerings


The ideal Young Family Connector is:

  • A member of the GTA Jewish community with at least one child in the target demographic of 6 months – 4 years old
  • An outgoing, motivated, highly networked parent with strong communication skills
  • A community builder who is excited to create strong relationships with Jewish families from diverse backgrounds and offer a space for Jewish connection and growth
  • Passionate about Jewish life and interested in facilitating and participating in new opportunities for peers to meet each other
  • Knowledgeable about local community resources, both within and outside of the Jewish community
  • Self-driven and able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Comfortable with program planning, posting regularly on social media and Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to offsite events
  • Available to work flexible schedule including weekends and evenings
For more information, please contact Jodi Katzeff,