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B'nai Brith Hiring Advocacy Coordinator, Western Region

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B’nai Brith Canada is expanding its advocacy department into Western Canada, and is looking for a motivated, passionate and independent self-starter to take on the role of Advocacy Coordinator, Western Region.

The Advocacy Coordinator, Western Region will be responsible for developing networks and community connections across Alberta and British Columbia, liaising closely with law enforcement, provincial & municipal governments, campus groups, community agencies, and others to increase awareness of B’nai Brith, The League for Human Rights, our Anti-Hate Hotline, and our advocacy initiatives.

Details of the job include:

Responsibilities

  • Source and approach potential community & campus groups, law enforcement agencies, and other human rights organizations, building awareness of League operations and offerings to Western Canada

  • Work as on-the-ground support for advocacy initiatives, ensuring proper implementation in your region

  • Respond to antisemitic incidents in Western Canada by accurately recording the incident using national template & intake form and following up with clients

  • Creation of new initiatives, community events, and programming designed to build awareness of B’nai Brith and the League for Human Rights in Western Canada

  • Ensure implementation of national initiatives (e.g. campus advocacy program)

  • Develop regional League for Human Rights committees in both Alberta and BC

 

To succeed in this role, you will:

  • Utilize established personal connections within the Jewish community, academic, public and private sectors to network and grow awareness of The League in Western Canada

  • Have a strong knowledge of human rights in Canada and around the world, with a particular focus on antisemitism

  • Have exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with a variety of groups and in diverse circumstances

  • Have the ability to work effectively in collaboration with multi-faith and cross-cultural partners to plan and execute events relating to, and in promotion of, human rights

  • Possess excellent time management skills, be self-motivated and entrepreneurial

  • Demonstrate understanding of project development and implementation within community-building frameworks

  • Be proficient in MS Office, and Google Cloud, with the ability to effectively learn and use additional systems, including website content management systems and client database software

  • Be a self-starter, with the ability to manage time and resources effectively

 

Education & Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary degree in relevant area of study

  • 3-5 years experience in community outreach, advocacy or similar role

 

About the Position

This is a full-time salaried position, working out of a home office.
The successful candidate must have access to an internet connection and computer, cell phone, and be able to travel throughout Western Canada on a regular basis.

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter and salary expectations to ahohmann@bnaibrith.ca

Published : Jun 17, 2016

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