CJPAC is a national, independent, multi-partisan organization. Our mandate is to engage Jewish and pro-Israel Canadians in the democratic process and to foster active political participation. We are dedicated to helping community members build relationships within the Canadian political arena.
Overview of the Position:
The CJPAC National Director of Outreach and Programming plays a critical role in creating, organizing and implementing programming and reaching out to the community as an ambassador for CJPAC. The individual is responsible for introducing community members to and engaging them in politics. The National Director of Outreach and Programming, reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, is to be both a motivator- leading the programming team – and an organized event planner. This position is based out of CJPAC’s National Office in Toronto. Although currently a remote role given the pandemic, candidates do need to be based in the Greater Toronto Area.
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 looking ahead to long term priorities and focusing on big picture strategy and vision.
- Supervise two Assistant Directors and other temporary election related staff members;
- Manage and supervise the summer and year-round internship program;
- Design strategy, goals, and budget for programming department in conjunction with regional staff;
- Responsible for setting programming metrics and evaluating programming;
- Play a significant role in CJPAC election activities, including crafting and achieving goals, plans, and strategy;
- Oversee the implementation of national programming initiatives including CJPAC Generation, election trainings and Women in Politics Mentorship Program;
- Design and develop curriculum for training programs;
- Work closely and flexibly with regional offices to ensure outreach needs in those areas are met and programming meets agreed upon goals and is adapted for their unique regions, and be a resource to colleagues on events, programming and outreach, including staffing events;
- Prepare and execute small and large virtual and in person events for various demographics in Ontario, including the ACTION Party in Toronto (CJPAC’s flagship annual event where young professionals, elected officials, business leaders and philanthropists meet to celebrate political engagement and support for Canada and Israel);
- Create training and engagement opportunities across the country for members of the Jewish and pro-Israel community in the political process through CJPAC, including opportunities for election training;
- Work with synagogues, day schools, summer camps, youth movements and other organizations to raise awareness of CJPAC and political involvement, including regular public speaking events, trainings, presentations, and creative programming;
- Keep a finger on the pulse of the Jewish and political worlds in order to create and adapt new programming and partnership opportunities;
- Engage alumni of CJPAC programs and events including YLIA, CJPAC Fellowship, CJPAC Generation, ACTION Committees and CJPAC’s internship programs;
- Work closely with the Director of Campus Programming and Regional Programming Staff;
- Participate in any conferences as assigned by the Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director;
- Travel to various satellite offices and related events (COVID restrictions permitting);
- Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Experience:
- Understanding of the Canadian political landscape and partisan politics in Canada;
- Deep familiarity with the Jewish and pro-Israel community landscape in Canada;
- Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines at once;
- Data driven and focussed on metrics and evaluation of programming;
- Experience with informal or experiential education is an asset;
- Experience working with volunteers, lay leaders, and/or committees;
- Ability to lead a team of direct reports and dotted line relationships;
- Experience supervising a small team;
- Strong public speaking and writing skills;
- Creativity and problem-solving ability;
- Experience coordinating and executing programs and events from start to finish;
- Experience with NationBuilder or other CEM/database is an asset;
- At least 7 years of experience in the Jewish, non-profit or political world is preferrable
- A person of strong ethical values and integrity committed to an environment of honesty;
- A person who can work with diverse groups of people; can build consensus among differing perspectives;
- A person who commands respect and has “instant credibility” internally and externally;
- A good communicator with strong interpersonal skills;
- A thoughtful, well-organized, efficient individual;
- A person with a demonstrable interest and commitment to the specific vision and mission of CJPAC, including multipartisanship;
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues both in person and virtually;
- Faces unexpected issues with good humour and a positive, solution-focused attitude.
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Applications should be sent to HR@cjpac.ca. Please forward a cover letter and current resume for consideration by January 31, 2022. They will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.