Specialist, Community Inclusion and Belonging

Posting Date

26/10/2021

Job Title

Specialist, Community Inclusion and Belonging

Reporting to

Senior Manager, Community Belonging & Disability Inclusion

Salary Range

 

Agency

FEDERATION CJA

Job Summary

The Specialist, Community Inclusion & Belonging is responsible for building community awareness around inclusion and belonging, with a strategic focus on persons living with disabilities and their families, as well as young interfaith couples and families within the Montreal Jewish community. The specialist acts as a liaison, resource person, program builder, and community connector and works with stakeholders to support the community uptake of best practices that foster belonging. The goal is to promote and improve access to an array of community initiatives and programming, that supports community members’ diverse needs to access Jewish life.

Duties

• Support the convening of community awareness initiatives, such as but not limited to: Montreal’s Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion (JDAIM) celebrations and others that help to shift stereotypes, attitudes & behaviors and strengthen a culture of community inclusion
• Support ongoing and future community initiatives, collaborations, and partnerships that meet the key needs of members living with diverse disabilities and their families, as well as interfaith couples and families in conjunction with other community partners and members following the mantra “nothing about us without us”
• Liaise with members of the community seeking services or programming opportunities and connect them with appropriate organizations or community resources
• Support an array of professional development initiatives, activities, and immersive experiences to build a culture of inclusivity in the community across domains of disability and interfaith inclusion
• Work with other pillars of Federation CJA in a cooperative and supportive manner to evolve the culture of inclusion & belonging at Federation CJA
• Develop, coordinate, and support community activities and programs that help Federation CJA, its impact partners, and the Montreal Jewish Community to provide more choices for how community members want to engage in Montreal Jewish life

Education, Knowledge and Skills

• 2-3 years of experience working in Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI), Social Justice Advocacy, non-profit work, or with marginalized communities
• A curious and creative connector, who is excited about the prospect of building relationships with folks from diverse backgrounds & faith communities
• Experience overseeing multi-phase large-scale projects or programs in the community sector
• Knowledgeable and/or willingness to learn about local community resources, both within and outside of the Montreal Jewish community
• Available to work flexible schedule including occasional weekends and evenings
• Ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with community professionals and work as part of a team
• A critical thinker and self-starter who can work autonomously
• Experience in or willingness to learn the foundations of program design, development, co-ordination, and community impact evaluation
• Experience educating on complex ideas and facilitating dynamic conversations, an asset
• Knowledge of Jewish identity, community and culture, an asset
• Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and ability to work in a multi-tasking environment
• Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills in both English and French
• Social media platform savvy (or willing to learn)- for promoting community initiatives
• Comfort navigating Microsoft 365 software (i.e. PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Teams, Outlook)

Application Procedure

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume along with a cover letter to the Human Resources Department, by email to Muriel Alloune at: [email protected].

Federation CJA encourages applications for this position from individuals with diverse identities and faith backgrounds including but not limited to members of the interfaith community, persons with lived experience of disability, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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