Vice President, GTA

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The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of Jewish life in Canada through advocacy. CIJA connects the power of a strong, national network to regional efforts in every Canadian province. Our team provides advocacy support to Jewish and pro-Israel communities across the country. 

Working in partnership with Jewish Federations and non-federated Jewish communities, CIJA identifies issues important to Canada’s Jewish community. CIJA then designs and implements strategies to ensure that leaders in government, media, civil society, business, and academia understand the Jewish perspective and that it is considered in Canada’s public policy discussion. 

CIJA’s mission is to protect the quality of Jewish life in Canada through advocacy. 

Job Description  

This is a Toronto-based position reporting to the CEO. The VP will be responsible for overseeing and managing CIJA’s GTA and Government Relations teams, with lead responsibility for CIJA’s government relations strategies throughout Ontario with provincial and municipal governments.  

The ideal candidate will be a confident, experienced individual with excellent judgment, flexibility, a capacity to quickly master new tasks, and the ability to work both independently and in a team.  

An organized team player with exceptional people skills and an ability to build meaningful relationships with stakeholders throughout the political sector, you have excellent communications ability, a strong knowledge of Ontario’s political landscape, familiarity with the community's public policy agenda, and a willingness to learn. 

Key Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Leadership, management, supervision, and strategic direction for CIJA’s GTA professional team 
  • Developing and ensuring implementation of strategic advocacy initiatives, including those supporting UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and its agencies 
  • Ensuring a mutually beneficial partnership with UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and coordination with other GTA community organizations 
  • Managing, developing, and providing strategic advice to the Local Partnership Council 
  • Participating in development of national policy and strategy 
  • Representing CIJA at events, speaking engagements, and international forums 
  • Ongoing communication with GTA community members and key influencers 
  • Other tasks as may be required from time to time 

Working Conditions: 

  • Working hours may include some nights and weekends.
  • Domestic and International travel.
  • Salary commensurate with experience.

For further information, kindly submit a letter of interest together with a resumé to the attention of Mona Poggione at [email protected].  Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


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The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs is the advocacy agent of Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA, representing Jewish Federations across Canada.