Community Engagement Associate (Jewish Life)

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Job Title

Community Engagement Associate (Jewish Life)

Reporting to

Director, Community Engagement

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Job Summary

The Jewish Life Engagement Associate is responsible for the coordination and execution of assigned programs and efforts pertaining to Jewish life for the 17-24 demographic. They must attract and encourage involvement in diverse community initiatives aiming to create meaningful connections and engagement to Judaism, Israel, FCJA and the Montreal Jewish Community.


• Establish, develop, and cultivate relationships with assigned groups to facilitate community engagement and reinforce annual fundraising efforts
• Establish programs and creative outlets for expression and exploration of Jewish identity and meaningful Jewish experience for the 17-24 demographic
• Implement strategies to engage diverse student networks and meet their various needs in an effort to make Jewish life relevant and accessible.
• Implement strategies to attract, recruit and engage participants
• Act as the resource-person for assigned constituents
• Ensure a high level of customer service by responding in a timely manner to inquiries from multiple organizations, professionals and clients
• Identify and engage potential volunteers and leaders within their assigned group age
• Ensure that volunteers and program participants are properly pipelined to the appropriate GenMTL programs (ie: Israel experiences, CJA, PJL, LD)
• Initiate ideas for various outreach events to connect to and engage with Jewish Life during student years, and work closely with GenMTL’s operations on all matters relating to logistics, data collection, and event planning
• Collaborate with the Director of Young Adult Engagement to implement and manage the integration of programs within the overall GenMTL structure
• Liaise and work closely with other departments of Federation CJA, affiliated agencies and other communal organizations.
• Develop, coordinate, and steward committees with volunteers and lay leaders
• Work with immediate supervisor and GenMTL Management Team to implement the annual Combined Jewish Appeal Campaign

Education, Knowledge and Skills

• A University Degree in a relevant field.
• A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a fundraising or business development role, preferably in a not-for-profit or foundation environment
• Passion, confidence, comfort and knowledge in the spheres of Jewish life thought and practice and the ability to impart to others
• Experience in program design, development and implementation
• Creative thinker and a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision or general guidance and instructions
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a donor-focused team with other professionals, lay leaders and volunteer committees
• Experience establishing, developing, and maintaining key relationships with multiple stakeholders
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills in both English and French
• Must possess strong leadership skills and have the ability to lead people and get results
• Strong knowledge of Montreal Jewish Community and commitment to Federation CJA values
• Strong work ethic, organizational skills and ability to work in a multitasking environment.
• Knowledge of the MS Office suite

Application Procedure

Interested candidates may submit their resume to the Human Resources department, by email, to the attention of [email protected] no later than July 31, 2018.


As per the recommendation of Canadian health experts, Federation CJA is advocating and practicing social distancing. Emerging research shows people can be contagious without showing symptoms, making it difficult to know who is spreading the disease. In order to \"flatten the curve\" on the pandemic and keep our community safe, we are postponing or cancelling all upcoming events until further notice. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
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