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Community Education Developer 


Key skills: Designing and facilitating educational workshops and materials; Strong written and oral communication; Self-management and organization; Knowledge of food security, poverty, and social justice issues and systems.

If you believe you have these key skills, please apply even if your resume/work history does not "prove it," and explain your interest and abilities in your cover letter. There are many people who could do this role excellently who have not yet been given the opportunity to use their true skills to their full potential, because they are early in their careers, changing fields, or because of the barriers of marginalization. Mazon sees you and is excited to meet you!  

Note: This role is made possible by a Canada Summer Jobs grant, which restricts our hiring to a candidate age 18-30.

About MAZON Canada:

MAZON Canada is a grassroots community foundation and burgeoning social movement that fights for food justice and feeds Canadians of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and abilities on behalf of the Jewish community. We do this by providing grants for food and equipment at aid food aid programs, and through mobilizing the Jewish community toward an end to hunger in Canada.

Based on our values of tzedek (justice) and chesed (lovingkindness), we acknowledge that oppression and poverty are intimately connected to hunger, and that hunger cannot be solved without addressing social inequality.

Our small, dynamic, hilarious staff (4-6 people) is committed to making the workplace we wish to see in the world: communicative, colourful, effective, enjoyable, mutually supportive, and nourished by expressing and respecting our needs and boundaries!

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 Mazon a safe, supportive space for our employees to bring their full selves and their needs to work.

About You:

A small staff means that a teamwork mindset and strong interpersonal communication will be valued highly, as well as the ability to work independently and with initiative. We're open to early-career candidates, or those with non-traditional experiences (community organizing, hobbies, etc). Soft skills like curiosity, creativity, and communication will be valued over experience with a specific software, etc.

We are actively seeking applications from candidates belonging to demographics and communities most impacted by food insecurity (Black, Indigenous, disabled, trans, etc). We consider lived experience of food insecurity or poverty an asset, as well as personal passion for progressive Jewish community spaces.

About the role:

As Mazon Canada launches a new wave of energy into mobilizing, educating, and organizing Jewish community around Canadian food security and anti-poverty action, we are excited to offer a summer internship enabling this work to take flight.

The role is an 8-12 week position of 30-35 hours per week (length and hours/weekly are negotiable), paid $25 hourly, with a flexible start date of June 3rd. It may be in done in-person, remotely, or hybrid.

The Community Education Developer will report to Robbie Solway, Mazon's Community Lead, working alongside them to shape and implement Mazon Canada’s community strategy.



  • Assist in planning, coordinating, and executing community events and educational workshops that focus on food security, social justice, and Jewish teachings related to these topics.  

  • Support the development and advertisement/promotion of educational experiences, preparing relevant materials for social media and other communication platforms.  

  • Participate in outreach efforts to local schools, synagogues, camps, and community groups to deepen or initiate involvement in our programs.  

  • Engage with community members and volunteers, providing information and resources on our programs and initiatives.  

  • Collaborate with staff to identify and implement innovative strategies to increase community engagement and participation.  

  • Conduct research on best practices in community engagement and food security initiatives within the Jewish context. 

  • Assist in administrative tasks related to community engagement, including data entry, record-keeping, and event logistics.  


Depending on the specific interests and skillsets of the candidate, they may work or collaborate on:

Possible projects

  • Curriculum development of educational activities (on topics including food security, food sovereignty, anti-poverty community mobilization, etc.) for use in synagogues, summer camps, and Jewish communities 

  • Community mapping: creating an overview of various different Jewish institutions, leaders, and communities, that have educational or community engagement programs, and how they might relate to Mazon Canada 

  • Development of take-home Mazon Action Kits or Mazon Holiday Kits, and documentation on their creation. These are tools that can be used asynchronously by families or communities, such as a Passover Haggadah supplement or a Mazon Canada Hannukah Zine, that address or raise issues including food justice, food security, poverty, etc. 

  • Development of materials and content marketing plans of action that market Mazon Canada’s community engagement offerings to prospective partner organizations 

  • Support in delivering educational and community programs to Mazon Canada’s community and/or various community organizations 

Essential skills:


  • Designing and developing educational materials and programs

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Imaginative and able to think creatively

  • An open, learning, and collaborative mindset

  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize between multiple projects

  • Familiar with online collaboration tools such as Zoom and GSuite

  • Hosting participatory workshops and events

  • Knowledge of food security, poverty, and social justice issues and systems

  • Knowledge of the landscape of Canadian Jewish organizations and communities


Desirable skills:


  • Graphic design skills, with the capacity to create compelling narratives around educational materials and institutional partnerships through both writing and graphics

  • Experience with recruiting people for programs, workshops, or events

  • Systems thinker, able to conceptualize the Mazon Canada network and how we may potentially relate to partners

  • Action-research and/or project-management approach

  • Knowledge of Jewish teachings around social justice and/or food


This role may be entirely remote and this may not be relevant, but: Our office is the beautiful ground floor of a big old Annex house near Bloor and Bathurst in downtown Toronto, filled with cozy sofas, pretty lamps, interesting books, and a hilarious and supportive team. It has a large co-working space and smaller rooms for focused work or private meetings. While we offer hybrid and remote work, our staff generally prefers to come to the office for most of our work hours (that’s a brag - the vibes are great).

Location: We're one block from Bathurst Station and have one free parking spot for employees. Located by the Carrying Place, we’re on the shared and treatied traditional territory of many nations including the Anishnaabeg, the Ojibwe, the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat, and the Mississauguas of the New Credit, and are subject to the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt.

Accessibility: There are five steps to the front entrance, three steps to the back entrance, and the bathroom doors are unfortunately too narrow to accommodate a wheelchair. Both bathrooms are single-stall and non-gendered. We have a kitchen which is not currently kept to Kosher standards.


Applications are open until May 24nd. Candidates under consideration will be contacted within one week of submission about scheduling a 30-minute phone screening. Select applicants will be invited to a 90-minute second interview, at our office or, for long-distance candidates, on Zoom. In advance of this second interview, candidates may be asked to provide a pre-existing workshop outline, lesson plan, or educational material that you have created in the past. The second interview will be compensated at $25 hourly. We're hoping for a June 3rd start date.

To be considered, your application must include:

  • a unique, relevant cover letter that references the job posting

  • your resume

  • 2-3 references, available upon request or included

To apply, please email your application to our Executive Director, Izzy Waxman, at


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