Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Job Posting: Assistant Director, Political Outreach and Programming

The Assistant Director, Political Outreach and Programming plays a critical role in implementing programming and reaching out to the Jewish, pro-Israel and political communities as an ambassador for CJPAC. They will be responsible for introducing community members to and engaging them in politics. Reporting to the National Director of Outreach and Programming and working with all departments and regions from our national office in Toronto, the Assistant Director, Political Outreach and Programming will run events and programs as well as quarterback our most important relationship-building strategy. They will recruit new participants for CJPAC’s programming, nurture existing relationships and play a key role in our election engagement strategies.

The ideal candidate will bring enthusiasm and diligence to this role. They will have deep knowledge of the Jewish community and of the Canadian political system. This individual must be able to juggle multiple urgent priorities in a fast-paced and demanding environment, while ensuring that long term priorities are not lost.

CJPAC is a national, independent, not-for-profit multi-partisan organization. For almost fifteen years, CJPAC has worked to engage Jewish and pro-Israel Canadians in the democratic process and to foster active political participation. CJPAC’s unique programs and events inspire Canadians with all levels of political experience – whether new, curious, or already engaged – to become more active in the democratic process.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

Political Outreach:

  • Building relationships and acting as a liaison between elected officials of all parties and community members
  • Organizing meetings and events
  • Ensuring meaningful touchpoints exist for community members and the political sector
  • Researching and maintaining information on elections
  • Coordination of an annual one-day conference in Ottawa
  • Helping to implement strategies to engage community members in Canada’s democracy
  • Other duties as assigned

Programming:

  • Working with the National Director of Outreach and Programming to recruit and train political volunteers
  • Tabling and presentations at community events to recruit new volunteers and program participants
  • Taking a lead role on specific outreach initiatives. This may include CJPAC’s Summer Camp Tour, and working with young professionals
  • Assisting the National Director of Outreach and Programming on outreach initiatives
  • Consistently managing and tracking engagement of program participants, stakeholders and prospects
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS;

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Understanding of the Canadian political landscape and partisan politics in Canada and of the Jewish and pro-Israel community landscape in Canada
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication and relationship-building skills; the ability to nurture and foster relationships on an ongoing basis
  • Superior organizational skills, a pro-active, can-do attitude and a strong sense of responsibility
  • Self-motivation and desire to exceed goals
  • Creativity and problem-solving ability
  • Strong public speaking and writing skills
  • Excellent judgment, common sense and discretion
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues
  • Post-secondary certification; minimum two years of relevant full-time work experience including politics, non-profit or Jewish community roles
  • Demonstrable interest and commitment to the specific vision and mission of CJPAC, including multipartisanship
  • Experience with NationBuilder, social media and presentation software will be considered assets
  • Experience as a political staffer or in government relations is an asset
  • Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience

CJPAC is a high-energy and entrepreneurial environment where new ideas are welcome. For the right individual, this is an exceptional opportunity to engage community members in the Canadian political arena and to work with incredible leaders in the Jewish community and the political sector from coast-to-coast. If this sounds like you, please forward a cover letter and current resume for consideration to hr@cjpac.ca by December 17, 2021.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.