Associate Director Advocacy, Public and Independent Schools, (Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver, CIJA)

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Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
|April 19, 2024

Job Title: Associate Director Advocacy, Public and Independent Schools

Type: 1-year contract, full time

Reports to: Vice President, Pacific Region CIJA

Salary range: $75,000 to $85,000


The Associate Director Advocacy, Public and Independent Schools will be responsible for coordinating CIJA’s advocacy activities with educational entities across BC. This is a full-time, 1-year contract position on secondment from the Jewish Federation to CIJA.

The ideal candidate will be a confident, experienced individual with excellent judgment, flexibility, a capacity to master new tasks quickly, 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 in the public and independent school systems, and in the Jewish community. The candidate will be able to analyze and advance advocacy concerns in the public and independent school systems. The ideal candidate possesses excellent communications skills, a strong knowledge of the education sector, familiarity with the Jewish community, and a willingness to learn. This position reports to the Vice President, CIJA Pacific Region.


Key Areas of Responsibility 

  • Work closely with the Vice President, CIJA Pacific Region, to advance CIJA’s advocacy priorities in the public and independent school education sectors.
  • Building and maintaining key relationships with public and independent school system administrations, especially with Superintendents, Associate Superintendents, District Principals for Equity Diversity and Inclusion, Principals, Vice Principals, and Communications Officers, etc.  
  • Assessing and advancing advocacy concerns in the K-12 sector.  
  • Interacting with school authorities to advance solutions to challenges experienced by Jewish students and staff related to antisemitism, anti-Israel incidents, and diversity and inclusion of Jewish experiences.
  • Coordinating public affairs relations efforts with CIJA staff across the country to develop and implement best practices for K-12 advocacy.  
  • Maintain and grow a network of relevant contacts.
  • Other duties as required. 


Job Skills and Requirements 

  • Outstanding organizational skills  
  • Enjoyment working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment   
  • Proven capacity to solve problems  
  • Comfortable making difficult decisions  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills  
  • Experience in public or independent educational settings, including holding an advanced degree, is an asset  
  • Experience in the field of politics and/or public policy is an asset
  • Motivation supported by working with a collaborative team  
  • Ease with public speaking  
  • Experience in pro-Israel and / or Jewish advocacy is an asset 
  • Proficiency in MS Office, and have the ability to effectively learn and use additional systems, including client database software and cloud-based applications
  • Do not mind working flexible hours that include travel, evenings, and weekends as required.


If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume with cover letter (quoting “Associate Director Advocacy, Public and Independent Schools” in the subject line) to [email protected]. Tell us how you can use your skills to benefit our team and the communities we serve!

Resumes that do not include a cover letter will not be considered.

We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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