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Posted December 3, 2018.
Manager of Community Engagement, Canada
The Manager of Community Engagement – Canada will be responsible primarily for the growth and strengthening of Canadian Reform Judaism by developing programming strategies and services to Canadian congregations; working closely with the lay leadership of the CCRJ, URJ Canada and URJ Canada Steering Committee, in partnership with Canadian congregation’s lay leadership s and the URJ staff partners. Additionally, this position will be responsible for managing the administration of the CCRJ office, including administrative support for the CCRJ Pension Plan, all URJ Canadian entities, and Canadian affiliates.
This position will supervise the Community Engagement and Administration Coordinator.
Maintain corporate minute books and other corporate governance records for CCRJ, URJ Canada and the CCRJ Pension Plan;
Communication: Is able to write and speak articulately and clearly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get a spoken message across that has the desired effect; Adjusts and fine-tunes communication in response to both verbal and non-verbal cues
Integrity and Attention to Detail: Maintains impeccable level of honesty and accountability regarding all matters and especially when related to financial matters; focuses on attention to detail and ability to acknowledge and correct errors as needed;
Influencing Others: Encourages others to cooperate, participate, provide resources or make decisions, in service to the work at hand; Uses verbal and nonverbal skills to communicate respect for others, and to generate energy passion and commitment to an idea; creates an environment that others want to participate in.
Initiative: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for worthwhile activities; not fearful of taking calculated risks; seizes opportunities; sets demanding but achievable objectives for self and others; balanced approach using both creative, innovative and analytical strategies
Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all colleagues who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the organization; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable.
Personal Resilience: Can effectively cope with change and uncertainty; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty; is flexible.
Project Management: Identifies the key objectives and scope of a proposed project; garners needed resources and project support, develops a realistic and thorough plan for achieving key objectives, keeps team members briefed on progress, implements action plans, communicates progress to sponsors, identifies and resolves barriers and problems.
Self-Development: sets appropriate personal work objectives, measures own progress, identifies personal gaps in knowledge, understanding and skill; undertakes appropriate activities to develop needed skills; seeks regular feedback on performance; knows personal strengths and weaknesses, is sensitive to changing personal and organizational requirements and changes accordingly.
Strategic Management: Is future oriented and can visualize the larger picture of where the organization is heading; identifies and prioritizes strategic objectives that are consistent with the vision of the organization; creates effective action plans to carry out strategies; balances risk with desired outcomes.
Team Orientation: demonstrates interest, skill and success in team environments; places group goals ahead of personal agendas; steps up to offer self as a resource to other members of the team; understands and supports the importance of teamwork; shares credit for success with others.
University/College degree, some postgraduate study very desirable. Three to five years of work experience in social work, business, or non-profit management required. Knowledge of Judaism and the Reform Movement necessary.
Automobile and air travel necessary.
Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to [email protected], subject: Manager of C&A-Canada. Sumbissions will be considered on a rolling basis.
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