Community and Campus Organizer

CJPME is looking for highly motivated individual who is passionate about CJPME’s mission and who wants to play a major role in the growth and influence of CJPME, especially with young people, campus solidarity groups, and the broader community.

Community and Campus Organizer, CJPME – CJPME Head Office

Start Date:

Immediate

Location:

Montreal (Ahuntsic), QC

Status:

Full time

Job Category:

Professional position

Position

Community and Campus Organizer

Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum 2 years

Career Level:

Experienced

Education Level:

University degree, with preference for expertise in journalism, communications, media and/or public relations

Salary:

Commensurate with experience & qualifications

Industry:

Non-profit sector

Schedule:

Daytime hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

CJPME is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to empower Canadians of all backgrounds to promote justice, development and peace in the Middle East, and here at home in Canada.  CJPME is a national, independent, non-partisan Canadian organization at the forefront of promoting human rights and justice for all peoples in the Middle East, and Canadians of Middle East origin. 

CJPME is a small organization requiring a versatile individual who can creatively contribute in multiple roles. The position requires skills in activism, local organizing, communications, planning and leadership.  Bilingual candidates will have an advantage, as part of CJPME’s constituency is uni-lingual French.   The qualified individual will report to CJPME’s President.

Job Description:

  • Youth Engagement
    • Organize gatherings (virtual, and in-person) with young Canadians to better understand needs, promote collaboration, and enhance adoption of organizational resources and strategies.
    • Assisted by the broader team, develop and implement a strategy to engage interested young Canadians in the objectives of the organization. 
    • Supported by the broader team, develop learning and engagement resources (e.g. using social media, workshops, creative engagement, scholarships, contests, etc.) to enhance volunteerism, understanding and participation among young Canadians.
    • With an intersectional vision, build and develop existing and new partnerships and relationships with young Canadians and their organizations
    • Establish and maintain relationships with young Canadians in leadership roles in solidarity work to be able to help then ramp up and respond to needs and opportunities
    • Acts as a representative of CJPME in the community at outreach events, social functions, award presentations, etc.
  • Campus Engagement
    • Pro-actively reach out to campus solidarity groups to assess their needs, build a sustainable relationship, promote collaboration, and strengthen their solidarity efforts. 
    • Assisted by the broader team, develop and implement a strategy to engage interested young Canadians on campuses in the objectives of the organization. 
    • Supported by the broader team, build out and support a strategy for constructive activities that campus groups can use to enhance effectiveness
    • Develop learning and engagement resources (e.g. using social media, workshops, creative engagement, scholarships, contests, etc.) to enhance understanding and engagement among Canadian students.
    • With an intersectional vision, facilitate the development of partnerships and relationships with the broadest possible range of other student campus organizations
    • Establish and maintain relationships with students in solidarity leadership roles to be able to help then ramp up and respond to needs and opportunities.
  • Public Relations
    • Represent the organization in various contexts to articulate and socialize the organization’s youth- and campus-engagement policies and campaigns
    • Be able to speak publicly of the organization, its mandate, and its focal areas
    • Work as part of an advocacy team – involving staff, volunteers, and partners – to collectively socialize and promote organizational policy
  • Bonus for Bilingual Candidates: Help with Translation work
    • Perform occasional translations to French.
    • Manage day-to-day translation work and assignments of volunteer and intern translators. Farm out work to approved translators.
    • Track and manage translation progress.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years professional experience with roles involving the above skills. 
  • University or post-secondary education
  • Native language skills in English, spoken and written. Bi-lingualism (English-French) would be a huge asset. 
  • First-hand experience with campus organizing. 
  • First hand experience being a leader in youth-led contexts.
  • Useful: Strong knowledge of international humanitarian law, and international human rights law.
  • Useful: Strong academic knowledge of Middle East history, culture and politics.
  • Excellent customer relations skills, in-person and over the phone
  • High integrity and passionate drive for human rights
  • Ability to work creatively with social media platforms.
  • Solid, hands-on, office experience, with strong experience with all Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), and some experience with relational databases
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong public speaking ability
  • Organized with a high degree of attention to details
  • Active on new media tools and platforms (e.g. on-line tools, social media, etc.)
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed 
  • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle

Application Procedure:

Serious candidates should email their CVs/resumes along with a cover letter to [email protected]

NOTE: No phone calls please. Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you.

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