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Job Description – Community Outreach and Program Coordinator

Posted on: August 15, 2019

We are looking for someone to coordinate our volunteer programs and community outreach programs. These programs include but are not limited to our daily seniors’ program, our clothing donation pop up shop, our bi-annual food bag program, the Holocaust education programs, and more. The candidate would be responsible for coordinating all volunteer activity for these programs, and also for our charity bingo program, ensuring that all volunteers are scheduled for each session. This will include volunteer recruitment, training, and scheduling. The candidate would help to support residents of our affordable housing buildings through regular programs run by volunteers.


  • Develop and maintain the daily B’nai Brith Seniors’ Outreach Centre
    • Coordinate, develop and expand the Volunteer Committee including recruitment, training, supervision, and evaluation
    • Implement and evaluate daily program activities to meet the psychosocial, physical and intellectual needs of all participants
    • Manage the advertising of the program, including development of annual advertising plans as needed
    • Order nutritious kosher lunch offerings for seniors’ program participants
    • Provide opportunities whenever possible to involve participants in the planning, provision and evaluation of leisure and educational activities
    • Update participants list on member database and ensure proper registration for all new and existing participants
    • Create programming materials to be given to the participants including monthly activities calendars and special events posters
    • Conduct regular evaluations of current program offerings, refresh the program offerings on a regular basis to keep the program up to date
  • Seek out and apply for additional grant funding to run the programs
  • In a timely manner, update program webpage with monthly calendar of events and photos of past programs, ensuring that the website is always current
  • Coordinate with B’nai Brith affordable housing buildings, to ensure at-risk residents are monitored and supported
    • Support residents of affordable housing buildings through regular programming (volunteer/resident facilitated)
    • Recruit a committee from each building to assist in identifying and running each program
    • Develop detailed responsible operating budget for each location
    • Create monthly calendars of events for each building/site, including special programs for Holidays (Canada Day, etc) to keep residents informed
    • Coordinate in a timely fashion with the respective Boards of the buildings in regard to parties and events
    • In coordination with the communications department, feed social media with events and pictures on a timely basis
  • Community Outreach programs include:
    • Holocaust education programs
    • Clothing “Pop-Up” shop minimum 2x/year
    • Food basket program for Chanukah and Purim
    • Other programs as agreed
    • Recruit, train, and manage volunteer schedules for charity bingo with a close attention to detail
    • Regularly check in with volunteers to confirm schedules ahead of time
    • Work with charity bingo leaders to help support the volunteer program and keep everything organized and in orderCoordinate charity bingo volunteer program

 Success in this role will be measured as follows:

  • Implementation of a 5 day/week program at 4300 Bathurst/Upper Canada Lodge, and Patricia
  • Management within the agreed budget, with full transparency with respect to expenses and revenues
  • Effective marketing of the program on the website and in the buildings
  • Refreshed monthly program calendar, on BBC website for Hove street programs, and posted internally in the other buildings

Education & Qualifications

  • Post-secondary degree in relevant area of study.
  • 2-5 years experience relevant area
  • Fluency in English required.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime and some weekends as required (excluding all statutory and Jewish High Holidays).

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to



Tasks & Responsibilities

  •  Reporting to Chief Media Relations and Communications Officer and Manager of Media Relations and Communication
  • Sourcing and identification of potential stories for publication through Communications Department
  • Following up with community partners and leads to develop story ideas
  • Utilizing contacts and sources to further investigate information and story ideas
  • Writing content for Communications Department publications, including: press releases, media advisories, blog posts, social media posts, Op-Eds
  • Working closely with the advocacy department to research information for communications pieces, as applicable
  • Participating in departmental planning meetings
  • Researching advocacy action and communication items, as assigned
  • Updating and assisting in management of social media platforms (facebook, twitter, instagram) in English and perhaps French if candidate is bilingual
  • Assisting in development of new engagement strategies to help grow online presence, with follow up recommendations to leadership
  • Assisting in creation of online and email communications, as well as promotional materials
  • Other duties, as assigned
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