Vice President, Community Planning, Partnerships & Innovation (Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver/CIJA)

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Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver

Position title: Vice President, Community Planning, Partnerships & Innovation

Reports to: Chief Revenue and Community Impact Officer

Starting salary range: $119,600 to $150,800

Start Date: Immediately

If you are passionate about using your leadership experience to serve, connect and enable the BC Jewish community and beyond, look no further… Come join our team!

Why work for the Jewish Federation:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is the central planning, convening, facilitating, and fundraising organization for the local Jewish community and works collaboratively with more than three dozen partner organizations, unifying their work. Together, we touch the lives of thousands of community members – Jewish and non-Jewish –  locally, in Israel, and around the world.

  • We help improve the lives of those in need, locally, in Israel and around the world.
  • We have a sincere and warm workplace culture based on the values of caring, excellencecollaboration and efficiency.
  • We are committed to servingconnecting and enabling the communities where we live.
  • We encourage internal training and development, and the opportunity to grow your career.
  • We offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package.

Position Summary:

This position has overall responsibility for the central planning, facilitation, and local and global engagement functions within the Federation. The Vice President (‘VP’) ensures that Federation fulfills its central planning and community facilitation role by developing and maintaining mechanisms and structures that support the long-term capability and viability of our partner agencies to meet community needs.

This position is also responsible for identifying and implementing improvements to existing engagement programs and identifying new opportunities to achieve Federation’s strategic goals. The VP informs the Executive Leadership Team of new and emerging issues in the community and provides strategic advice on social and educational trends that may impact Federation activities.

Job Responsibilities:


1. Provides operational and team leadership to Federation’s community planning and engagement activities across the Lower Mainland and emerging communities in BC.
2. Fosters a positive environment by building, inspiring and leading high-performing teams and drives the department to ensure they deliver effectively and efficiently to agreed individual and team goals.
3. Oversees strategic recruiting and performance management of team members, maintaining a cohesive and respectful team culture, while ensuring appropriate employee fit, support and development.
4. Supervises and mentors the directors of agency relations and planning and community engagement.

Resource Allocation:

5. Partners with Financial Resource Development staff to identify, explore and recommend new opportunities and possibilities for expanding and diversifying Federation’s revenue streams.

6. Works in collaboration with the Finance Team to plan, review monthly financials, provide direct input to the annual budget for assigned programs, and to make decisions that support those programs within the approved budget.

Strategic Advising:

7. Provides strategic advice to the Executive Leadership Team, the CEO and/or the board, and the Federation’s Planning Council on emerging issues and challenges that have significant consequences for the Federation, financial resource development, annual campaign and/or the community at large.

8. Conducts community-based research and analyzes and interprets major trends and emerging issues and how they can be integrated in Federation priority setting and program development.

9. Represents the Federation on symposia, panels and other events addressing social services, mental health and Jewish education issues.

Community Engagement & Innovation:

10. Identifies and develops potential synergies and connections among various departments and external stakeholders, including planning, agency relations, community engagement and financial resource development.

11. Monitors Federation’s progress on meeting the community strategic priorities and reports on results to the Executive Leadership Team.

12. Takes a lead role in connecting and facilitating discussions with a broad range of community stakeholders including donors, rabbis, educators, partner agencies, subject matter experts and community volunteers to address specific issues impacting community functionality and to develop strategic solutions.


● Master’s degree in social sciences, business or not-for-profit management.
● 7+ years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector in a senior management position.
● An ability to think and act strategically, translate research into action.
● Highly developed interpersonal and relationship skills, including effective persuasion, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
● Ability to build strong relationships and practical experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders.
● Demonstrated ability to lead teams to accomplish goals, including performance management and professional development opportunities.
● Capability to thrive in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.
● Critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills.
● Ability to innovate solutions that benefit the organization and communities it serves.
● Strong project management and performance measurement skills.
● Visionary strategic thinker with ability to execute long-term plans.
● An understanding of the Jewish community structure, connections and needs are an asset.

About Us

The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver is a central fundraising and planning organization which is committed to strengthening the quality of Jewish life locally and abroad.

Our work is inspired by the following Core values:

Tikkun olam: repairing the world;

Tzedakah:  justice, charity;

Klal Israel: unity of the Jewish people;

Chesed: loving kindness.

 Our work is guided by the following Performance Values and Trust Charter:

Caring: treating each other with respect and kindness

Excellence: consistently meeting or exceeding expectations

Collaboration: working together to achieve our goals

Efficiency: maximizing the effective use of our resources

Our Trust Charter:  We ensure an environment where everyone feels safe    We encourage everyone to express their opinions  ∙  We speak up honestly and respectfully  ∙  We listen and hear others from a place of good intention  ∙  We keep everyone informed and function with appropriate transparency  ∙  We accept that people process information differently  ∙  We are present and prepared.

The Jewish Federation is committed to equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. We value diversity in the workplace and believe our work is stronger when it benefits from the experience and knowledge of a diverse team.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please email your resume with cover letter (quoting “Vice President, Community Planning, Partnerships & Innovation” 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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