Reports to: Vice President, University and Local Partner Service
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) builds and nurtures relationships with leaders in government, media, academia, civil society and other faith and ethnic communities to ensure greater understanding of the issues that impact the Jewish community. CIJA combats antisemitism and discrimination in all its forms and advocates for fundamental rights and freedoms, social justice, and support for the people of Israel.
As the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada, CIJA is a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of Jewish life in Canada by advancing the public policy interests of Canada’s organized Jewish community.
CIJA connects the power of a strong, national network to regional efforts in every Canadian province and, as the Canadian affiliate of the World Jewish Congress, to international efforts worldwide.
The Manager, Community Training & Campus Advocacy will support CIJA’s local partner services and campus teams in the development and execution of programs and campaigns. The manager will be responsible for coordinating and delivering CIJA’s various training modules for Federations and community groups, including campus. Key to this role is providing on-the-ground support to Hillel professionals, Jewish and pro-Israel students on campus, including organizing campus political campaigns.
Key Areas of Responsibility
- Developing and overseeing the implementation of CIJA’s national training program for federation staff, lay leadership, Local Partner Councils, university groups and other community constituents
- Crisis Communications Preparedness Workshops
- Presentation Skills Training
- Advocacy 101
- Shared Values
- Media Relations Workshop
- Work collaboratively with Hillel and Federation professionals across Canada to support proactive advocacy programs.
- Provide on-the-ground support when campus advocacy issues arise.
- Foster relationships with and support allies who are involved with student government.
- Foster relationships with and support local faculty groups to enhance the Canada-Israel academic relationship.
- There will be some after-hours work and significant national travel
This job is for you if:
- You have a background in training, communications or education.
- You are an excellent oral communicator with presentation experience
- You have some knowledge of or interest in the Israeli / Palestinian conflict, and Israeli lifestyle and culture.
- You enjoy grassroots organizing, campaigning, programming and capacity-building.
- You were involved in student government, political organizing or actively engaged in campus life in some form while you were in university, giving you an understanding and appreciation for campus dynamics.
- You have an undergraduate degree or higher.
- You have the capacity for self-management.
- You are willing to travel across Canada to support programs and conduct training in local communities, where you can quickly build relationships, connect with students and community, and work with local and national staff teams.
- You don’t mind working flexible hours that include travel, evenings, and weekends as required.
Applications will be considered as they are received.
Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org