Community and Campus Organizer

CJPME is looking for highly motivated individual who is passionate about CJPME’s human rights 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.

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.

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Campus & Community Organizer – CJPME Head Office

Start Date:



Montreal (Ahuntsic), QC


Full time

Job Category:

Professional position


Community and Campus Organizer

Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum 2 years

Career Level:


Education Level:

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


Commensurate with experience & qualifications


Non-profit sector


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


Job Description:

  • Community Engagement / Youth Engagement
    • Organize gatherings (virtual, and in-person) with Canadians to better understand needs, promote collaboration, and enhance adoption of organizational resources and strategies.
    • Develop learning and engagement resources (e.g. using social media, workshops, creative engagement, scholarships, contests, etc.) to enhance volunteerism, understanding and participation among Canadians.
    • With an intersectional vision, build and develop existing and new partnerships and relationships with Canadians and their organizations
    • Establish and maintain relationships with Canadians in leadership roles in solidarity work to be able to help then ramp up and respond to needs and opportunities
    • Represent CJPME at outreach events, social functions, award presentations, etc.
    • Perform managerial, administrative and communications functions to enable community engagement / youth engagement work
  • 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.
    • Build out and support 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.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with students in solidarity leadership roles to be able to help then ramp up and respond to needs and opportunities.
    • Perform managerial, administrative and communications functions to enable campus engagement work
  • 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
    • Perform above activities with French-speaking groups
    • Help review (NOT translate) English-to-French translations


The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:

  • Experience and education
    • Minimum 2 years professional experience with roles involving the above skills
    • University or post-secondary education
    • First-hand experience with campus or community organizing
    • First hand experience being a leader in youth-led contexts.
  • Communications and writing skills
    • Native language skills in English, spoken and written
    • Ability to write professional, well-structured, persuasive texts of various lengths
    • Strong public speaking ability
    • Language skills in French and Arabic would also be an asset
  • Knowledge
    • Strong knowledge of international humanitarian law, and international human rights law.
    • Strong academic knowledge of Middle East history, culture and politics.
    • Understanding of Canadian politics, and experience communicating with elected representatives.
  • Technology and platform skills
    • Solid, hands-on, office experience, with strong experience with all Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Advanced-level familiarity with common social media platforms: e.g. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Tiktok, LinkedIn.
    • Experience working creatively with many different media platforms and tools (e.g. social media, Websites, on-line tools, video/audio, podcasts, etc.)
  • Personality traits
    • High integrity and passionate drive for human rights, especially Palestinian human rights
    • Strong organizational abilities including planning, delegating, and program development
    • Excellent customer relations skills, in-person and over the phone
    • Skills to collaborate with and motivate volunteers
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed   

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.