Community Engagement Associate





Reporting to

Director, Young Adult Engagement (17-24)

Job Summary

The Community Engagement Associate is responsible for the coordination and execution of assigned programs in order to attract and encourage involvement in diverse community initiatives aiming to create meaningful connections and engagement to Judaism, Israel, FCJA and the Montreal Jewish Community. The incumbent contributes directly to the increase of revenues for the annual campaign and the development of other financial resource initiatives.


•Establish, develop, and cultivate relationships with assigned groups to facilitate community engagement and reinforce annual fundraising efforts
•Implement strategies to attract, recruit and engage participants
•Act as the resource-person for assigned constituents
•Identify and engage potential volunteers and leaders within their assigned group age
•Ensure that volunteers and program participants are properly introduced to the appropriate GenMTL programs (ie: Israel experiences, Combined Jewish Appeal, PJ Library, Leadership Development etc).
•Initiate ideas for various outreach events and work closely with GenMTL’s operations on all matters relating to logistics, data collection, and event planning
•Collaborate with the Director of Community 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 2-4 years’ experience in a programmatic, engagement business development or fundraising, role, preferably in a not-for-profit or foundation environment
•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
•Social media savvy

Application Procedure

Interested candidates may submit their resume to the Human Resources department, by email to [email protected] before April 30, 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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