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Job Title:  Quebec Regional Manager

Please submit your covering letter and CV to: jobs@bnaibrith.ca  

Purpose of Role

The Quebec Regional Manager of B’nai Brith National Organization of Canada, is a passionate and cause driven individual with excellent communication skills, representing the regional office of B’nai Brith Canada in Quebec. In this capacity, the Quebec Regional Manager is responsible for strengthening and cultivating regional relationships with government officials, civic, religious and communal leaders, law enforcement and other stakeholder groups, working as on-the-ground support for advocacy initiatives and ensuring their proper implementation, as well as developing, maintaining, and growing relationships with regional donors and volunteers, so as to meet all annual fundraising targets in the region. The Quebec Regional Manager reports directly to the CEO of B’nai Brith Canada.

B’nai Brith of Canada Foundation

  • Under the direction of, and with close consultation with the CEO, develop and implement local fundraising strategies to allow B’nai Brith in Canada to meet its annual regional fundraising targets

League for Human Rights Policy

  • Increase understanding of B’nai Brith and LHR policies and positions within the region and among B’nai Brith leadership and donors.
  • Represent B’nai Brith of Canada at a broad range of public forums and in the media. Respond to events, issues and incidents related to LHR’s mission
  • Strengthen and cultivate regional relationships with government officials, civic, religious and communal leaders, law enforcement and other stakeholder groups
  • Work as on-the-ground support for advocacy initiatives, ensuring proper implementation in your region
  • Creation of new initiatives, community events, and programming designed to build awareness of B’nai Brith and the League for Human Rights in Quebec and Eastern Canada
  • Ensure implementation of national initiatives (e.g. campus advocacy program)

Research & Analysis

  • You will also track political and policy developments within municipal and provincial government that could affect the Jewish and human rights communities, as well as proactively researching policies to seek opportunities and prevent potential conflicts with the B’nai Brith agenda
  • Regular analysis of government grant opportunities

Regional Development

  • Liaise with regional Jewish community and other groups as necessary
  • Develop, grow and maintain a strong local volunteer B’nai Brith leadership group to assist in achieving the goals of B’nai Brith in Quebec
  • Integrate local university campus leaders in your strategy to achieve B’nai Brith’s goals and objectives in Quebec
  • Ensure effective implementation of regional programs & activities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Under the supervision of the CEO, achieve all regional fundraising goals on an annual basis. This may include annually identifying and securing, in conjunction with the CEO and regional volunteer leadership, an Award of Merit honouree.  This will also include the development and implementation of other regional fundraising strategies, as directed by the CEO.
  • Identify key stakeholders, help develop and deliver appropriate messages and influence the regional agenda through effective communications in collaboration with the CEO, the National Director of the LHR, the communications department (publications, events, face to face interactions etc.), the Director of Government Relations, and the Regional Director, Quebec.
  • At all times display diplomacy, discretion, tact and political acumen
  • Develop, manage and monitor local communication channels in support of strategy delivery 
  • Act as a liaison between B’nai Brith and regional media resources to ensure a successful coordinated communication result, in collaboration with the communications department and the Regional Director 
  • Work directly with the CEO and professional and volunteer leadership to analyze communication needs, determine objective plan strategies and design effective and comprehensive policy strategies and programs in a timely and cost-effective manner 
  • Provide reactive crisis and issues management support as required
  • This role requires an entrepreneurial mindset. Your advocacy and the relationships you have, and will build, enable the growth of our brand and presence by ensuring a favorable environment for B’nai Brith messaging and a strong network of partners and stakeholders
  • You must be a self starter with ability to work independently
  • Write or supervise the writing of materials in various formats (new media, brochures and newsletters, memoranda, feature stories, etc.) to meet the specific communication objectives for the governmental, diplomatic, and human rights segments, as may be necessary
  • Other projects/duties as assigned or needed

 

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 B’nai Brith in Quebec and Eastern 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
  • Demonstrated understanding of project development and implementation within community-building frameworks
  • Proficiency 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 able to work with little oversight or supervision while managing a satellite location

 

 

BEHAVIORS/COMPETENCIES AND DESCRIPTION: 

  • Communicate Relentlessly - openly and effectively share information, ideas, opinions and thoughts and attentively listen to and build on the ideas of others
  • Build and maintain relationships - Connect with and influence others to create and maintain relationships built on mutual respect, understanding, confidence and trust
  • Display drive and purpose - Demonstrate focus, energy and persistence to achieve objectives despite obstacles.
  • Live the Values - Align own actions with B’nai Brith values, and role model honesty, integrity and appreciation of individual and cultural differences

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 

 

Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Fluency in English and French, both written and oral, at minimum
  • Bachelor's Degree in an applicable field
  • Graduate or Professional Degree preferred
  • Excellent communications skills including public speaking; ability to represent complex and diverse issues in an articulate and compelling manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work with broad range of leaders and advocates; ability to build coalitions and establish strategic partnership
  • Outstanding leadership ability and team building, managerial, supervisory and organizational skills;
  • Commitment to B’nai Brith Canada’s and LHR’s mission, highly motivated with ability to demonstrate initiative and motivate others
  • A track record of success as an advocate for social change
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational abilities and Ability to Multi-task; Ability to excel in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; Strong attention to detail
  • Awareness and in depth knowledge of the key issues facing B’nai Brith and Canada’s Jewish community
  • Able to communicate effectively to a wider range of stakeholders using a broad range of styles 
  • Ability to effectively articulate B’nai Brith messaging in both private meetings and at public events
  • Strong attention to detail, copy reading and copy writing 
  • Ability to assimilate large amounts of information, and proactively identify and articulate key points of relevance 
  • Apply judgement to situations that are often highly ambiguous and rapidly changing 
  • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization, including senior level executives and volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to develop comprehensive strategic plans and the ability to translate these plans to executable operational plans and tactical activity 
  • Demonstrated ability to work under tight deadlines.

Required Length & Type of Experience: 

  • 5 years experience in a leadership role in a Not for Profit or corporate sector
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