Seeking a creative and community-minded individual for a brand new role – Community Inclusion Coordinator, responsible for leading the development of a culture of inclusion of people with disabilities within the Jewish community.
Part-time, 2-Year Contract (12-15 Hours/Week)
This person will build awareness and help the Jewish community and its organizations to develop best practices around inclusion that address communal needs, and to help improve accessibility and inclusion in Jewish life. This includes assisting organizations with capacity building to respond to the needs and wishes of individuals across the disability spectrum so that they may live fully inclusive Jewish lives.
Reporting to the Executive Director of Tamir, and working collaboratively with Ottawa’s Committee for Inclusive Jewish Life, the Community Inclusion Coordinator will:
. Develop a communal plan to improve accessibility and involvement in Jewish life for those of varying abilities.
. Establish relationships and foster partnerships with relevant staff and lay leadership within local synagogues, schools, the SJCC, the Jewish Federation of Ottawa and social service agencies in order to educate and engage them in developing practices of inclusivity.
. Provide resources, advice and consultation as needed to help organizations along their paths to making their organizations more accessible and inclusive.
. Raise awareness, develop and support programs and activities that promote an inclusive Jewish community.
Education, Knowledge and Skills:
. Master’s Degree in education, social work, community development or related field preferably with a specialization in special needs.
. A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a relevant field.
. Experience in developing and coordinating program design, development, implementation and evaluation, preferably in the area of inclusion.
. Ability to establish and maintain relationships with other professionals and work as part of a team.
. Experience in design and implementation of community surveys as asset.
. Creative thinker and a self-starter who can work with minimum supervision or general guidance and instructions.
. Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and ability to work in a multi-tasking environment.
. Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills.
. Knowledge of Ottawa’s Jewish Community is an asset.
. Adept at various forms of social media.
Professional Conduct/Common Responsibilities:
. Respecting and valuing Jewish work environment.
. Working in a manner that preserves confidentiality.
. Respecting and valuing the diversity of organizations, communities and individuals.
. Promoting awareness of and participation in community activities.
. Participating in efforts to enhance capacity through staff development.
This job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected. It is not an inclusive listing of all activities, but is designed to be used in combination with agency and program goals and work plans. Staff may be asked to perform other duties as required. To ensure the organization is able to remain responsive to community needs, job specifications may be changed or altered as required.
Apply by January 31, 2022
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Sarah Beutel at the Jewish Federation of Ottawa at Sbeutel@jewishottawa.com. For more information, please contact Sarah via email or at 613-798-4696 ext. 253.
Note that accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require specific accommodations, please contact Sarah Beutel through the contact information provided above, so that we can make arrangements to provide appropriate accommodations for you.