WE ARE

HIRING

MAZON CANADA IS LOOKING FOR A SOCIAL ISSUES RESEARCHER

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Izzy Waxman, Director by June 15th, 2020 at: iwaxman@mazoncanada.ca 

UPDATE: THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED.

Part-time short term remote position, June-Sept 2020, $22/hr, 24hr/week. 

Weekly schedule and start/end dates both negotiable.

We are actively seeking applications from candidates in demographics most impacted by food insecurity:

Black, Indigenous, disabled, trans, etc. Knowledge of the Canadian Jewish community and culture is preferred, but being Jewish is not a requirement.  

This job is funded through a Canada Summer Jobs grant and therefore is restricted to youth between ages 18-29.  

 

ABOUT MAZON CANADA

MAZON Canada is the Jewish response to hunger. We are a grassroots network that feeds both Jewish and non-Jewish Canadians in need on behalf of our community through grantmaking. We support food projects across the country - including food banks, school nutrition programs, hot meals at shelters, community gardens and more. We are developing our Advocacy and Education work, and this position will be a key part of that development.

Our small, dynamic staff (3-4 people) is committed to making the workplace we wish to see in the world: communicative, effective, equitable, understanding, enjoyable, and mutually supportive.  
 

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Social Issues Researcher will help Mazon Canada develop Impact, Education and Advocacy strategies by collecting and analyzing data, including industry best practices and stakeholder views. There is lots of opportunity to see your efforts have a material effect on people in need through shaping Mazon's work, and the ideal applicant is excited about making those changes through doing the job excellently. 

The person we’re looking for is congenial, politically passionate, teamwork-minded, and kind. Fast learning, motivation, synthesis of information and problem-solving will be valued over experience with a specific software, etc. A small staff also means a teamwork, complimentary-skills mindset and strong interpersonal communication will be valued - as well as the ability to work independently while remote, and create documentation of their ongoing work. 

 

Our donor base is mainly seniors, so patience on the phone is a must.

Therefore the ideal applicant has: 

  • a kind, upbeat demeanor and team spirit 

  • a curious and problem-solving mind 

  • a strong understanding of how human lives and policy interact 

  • a sharp attention to detail and organizational skills 

  • and a passion for improving the world! 
     

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and implement a stakeholder survey for views on Mazon’s impact and food security/poverty policy, mainly on the phone, including donors, the broader Jewish community, and grantee organizations 

  • Analyze, document and report on the results of that research 

  • Research and report on existing food security and anti-poverty policy across Canada in historical perspective, and on best practices for registered charities doing advocacy work 

  • Make recommendations to the Director and Board concerning strategy, relying on survey data, policy research, and other experiences

  • Attend staff meetings 1-2 times weekly during work hours, as well as attending up to one evening Board meeting a month 
     

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS & TRAITS 

  • Independent and creative attitude to work 

  • Understanding of Canadian food policy and its history, especially in context of inequality and colonialism 

  • Passion for and knowledge of social justice issues 

  • Non-profit or activist experience, professional or volunteer 

  • Familiarity with Canadian Jewish culture and the Canadian Jewish community

  • Experience with survey software, mass email software, data storage, and analysis software, and MS Office applications (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint) 

  • Very strong communication skills, both written and spoken, including a curious, engaging phone demeanor 

  • Committed team player with the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders 

 

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS & TRAITS  

  • Post-secondary degree or equivalent in a field concerning policy, data analysis, or both 

  • Lived experience of food insecurity will be considered a relevant and desirable skill, but no questions will be asked; disclosure is the applicant's choice

  • Experience working with data and data management systems 

  • French fluency 

 

This position is currently remote. During the contracted period, we may be permitted to return to work in our office; the position may remain remote or on-site flexibly after that point. Office details, if relevant: Our office is located one block from a subway station with an elevator and has free parking for employees. It is on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples. Our office is on the third floor, and the building has an elevator. There is a small lip at the entrance that may make entry difficult for wheelchair or power-chair users, depending on the chair, and the doors are not automatic. The bathrooms are gendered but private. 

We are an equal opportunity employer with a deep understanding of the barriers faced by marginalized people while job-hunting and in the workplace. We seek to make our office a safe, supportive space for our employees to bring their full selves and their needs to work. 

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume to Izzy Waxman, Director by June 15th, 2020 at: iwaxman@mazoncanada.ca 

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