Part Time

PJ Library Engagement Associate

Jewish Federation of Ottawa 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa ON

5 - 8 hours a week, flexible hours.

An exciting opportunity for a creative and charismatic individual who is passionate about Jewish life and understands the needs and desires of young Jewish families looking for connection to each other and to the Jewish community. The PJ Library Engagement Associate cultivates relationships with young families and plans activities and events to engage them.

The ideal candidate loves meeting new people, working with others, and has the creativity and skills to create attractive and engaging events. A friendly, warm disposition, with a natural understanding of customer service and a passion for Jewish life, are a must.

Key Job Components:

• Outreach & Engagement – Develop personal relationships through one-on-one interactions and other shared experiences to connect families to Jewish community.
• Event Coordination – Create and manage committees of volunteers, and lead the planning and execution of events that create meaningful points of contact and foster active, year-round opportunities for PJ Library families.

Essential Qualifications:

Relationship Building Skills
• Outgoing and effective at forging strong interpersonal alliances,
• Personable and easily bonds with others, gaining stakeholder trust quickly,
• Possesses a welcoming nature and a customer service orientation.
Communication Skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills used to nurture strong personal relationships.
Networking Skills
• Ability to cultivate and retain a cadre of volunteers to assist with planning, promoting and executing initiatives for their peers.
• Connector that introduces people to each other and fosters connections between people.
• Actively engaged in finding those unaffiliated, and building relationships with and working with community partners in order to be responsive to the needs of young families.

• Well organized with some event planning experience.
• Ability to work within a team. Experience in working with volunteers of different backgrounds, ages and outlooks.
• Access to a vehicle is a must.
• Outgoing and effective at forging strong interpersonal alliances.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Passionate about Israel, Jewish values and tradition.
• Knowledge of Ottawa’s Jewish community is an asset.

Hours: Part-time (approx. 5-8 hours per week), must be available to work and attend events on evenings and weekends as required.
Compensation: Competitive compensation will be offered, based on experience.

To Apply: Please send a resume to Sarah Beutel, Vice President of Community Building at We are looking to hire immediately and applications will be reviewed as they come in.

We are committed to the values and principles of employment equity. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity, please inform us of accommodations (i.e., technical aid, accessibility requirements, etc.) required at any stage of the assessment process, so that we can take the appropriate measures to facilitate your full participation.

Qualifications: Associate's Degree and 0-2 years of experience.