Position: Regional Director – Manitoba
Reports to: CEO
Are you a passionate and cause-driven individual? Do you have good communication skills?
Are you excited by the idea of building and expanding the resources of the Jewish community in Manitoba? This could be your opportunity to spearhead these efforts!
Purpose of Role
The Regional Director – Manitoba oversees the operations of the Manitoba regional office of B’nai Brith Canada. The Regional Director is responsible for developing, maintaining, and growing relationships with regional donors. The objective is to meet all annual fundraising targets in the region, as directed by the CEO and COO. The Regional Director reports directly to the CEO of B’nai Brith Canada in Toronto. In this capacity, the Regional Director also implements the strategies and initiatives that enable B’nai Brith to carry out its mission of fighting racism, antisemitism and all forms of hate and intolerance through education, coalition building, government relations, communication and media relations, leadership cultivation and engagement and relationships with the regional community, in coordination with, and under the supervision of the National Director of the League for Human Rights (LHR) and Chief Media Officer (CMO), as relevant. The Regional Director manages other regional staff, and directs the local efforts of our regional offices.
- Under the direction of, and with close consultation with the CEO and COO, develop and implement local fundraising strategies to allow B’nai Brith Canada to meet its annual regional fundraising targets
- Research prospective donors
- Create a strong fundraising message that appeals to potential donors
- Conduct fundraising strategies for the organization
- Identify and contact potential donors
- Organize a campaign or event that will lead to soliciting donations
- Expand the Clothing Bin program in Manitoba
- Maintain records of donor information for future use
- Evaluate the success of previous fundraising events
- Train volunteers in fundraising procedures and practices
- Ensure that all legal reporting requirements are satisfied
- Oversight of B’nai Brith Branding in communications/posters
- Plan and oversee campaigns and events. Ensure that campaigns are effective by researching potential donors ahead of time and examining records of those who have given in the past.
- Types of Fundraising projects will include: Major gifts, Planned-giving, Direct-mailing, Events, Annual campaign, Capital campaign
- Responsible for management of all regional staff members
- Ensure that staff are properly trained, supported, and mentored
- Oversee the recruitment, hiring and onboarding of new staff members
- Establish the goals and expectations for the regional team and metric to measure effectiveness.
- In coordination with the National Director of the LHR, implement programs shaped by needs of the regions and aligned with national priorities in the areas of human rights, education, antisemitism, prejudice, and diversity, hate crimes, extremism and terrorism, including BB On Campus
- Increase understanding of LHR’s policies and positions within the region and among B’nai Brith leadership and donors.
- Represent LHR 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
- You will also track regional political and policy developments that could affect the Jewish and human rights communities, and in close consultation with the CEO, develop and manage the regional B’nai Brith agenda
- Regular analysis of local government grant opportunities
- Liaise with regional Jewish community and other groups as necessary
- Develop, grow and maintain a strong local volunteer leadership group to assist in achieving the goals of B’nai Brith in Canada
- Integrate university campus leaders in your strategy to achieve B’nai Brith’s goals and objectives
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
- Under the supervision of the CEO and COO, 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 and COO.
- 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 and the communications department (publications, events, face to face interactions etc.).
- 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
- Work directly with the CEO and professional and volunteer leadership to analyze communication needs, determine objective plan strategies 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
- Accountable for human and financial resources in the regional office. Manage all role relevant budgets and third party relationships
- Some regional travel will be required
- Other projects/duties as assigned or needed
BEHAVIORS/COMPETENCIES AND DESCRIPTION:
Communicates Relentlessly – openly and effectively share information, ideas, opinions and thoughts and attentively listen to and build on the ideas of others
Builds and maintains relationships – Connect with and influence others to create and maintain relationships built on mutual respect, understanding, confidence and trust
Displays drive and purpose – Demonstrate focus, energy and persistence to achieve objectives despite obstacles.
Lives 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:
- Bachelor’s Degree in an applicable field
- 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