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WE'RE HIRING!



Three jobs are available at Mazon Canada, a small, dynamic Jewish food security nonprofit:

  • Grantee Liaison

  • Grantwriting Assistant

  • Social Media Storyteller

If you believe you would thrive in one of these roles, please apply even if your resume/work history does not "prove" your skills, and explain your interest and abilities in your cover letter. There are so many people who could do these roles 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!


All jobs except Grantee Liaison are partially funded through Canada Summer Jobs programs and therefore, for reasons beyond our control, are restricted to candidates aged 30 or under. All jobs may be done in person, remote, or hybrid, with a preference for candidates who can be in person at least for their onboarding. All jobs offer significant creative control, strong mentorship, and meaningful work with a hilarious, supportive, passionate team.


About MAZON Canada:


MAZON Canada is a grassroots community foundation that feeds Canadians of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and abilities on behalf of the Jewish community by supporting front-line food projects across the country. We provide grants for food and equipment, and educate and advocate toward an end to hunger in Canada.


Based on our values of inclusion and human dignity, we acknowledge that oppression and poverty are intimately connected to hunger, and that hunger cannot be solved without addressing social inequality.


Our small, dynamic staff (3-6 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. When we grow, Mazon grows!

About You:


A small staff means that a teamwork mindset and strong interpersonal communication will be valued, as well as the ability to work independently and with initiative.


We are looking for candidates who are excited to grow in their role as Mazon grows. To this end, we're open to early-career candidates, or those with non-traditional experiences (community organizing, hobbies, etc), and all roles include the possibility of advancement over time.


Soft skills like curiosity, creativity, and communication will be valued over experience with a specific software, etc. There will be lots of opportunities to see your efforts have a tangible effect on people in need, and the ideal applicant is excited about making that change through doing their job excellently.


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 hunger or poverty an asset.


Knowledge of the Canadian Jewish community is preferred. As a Jewish organization, our ideal candidate would have familiarity with Jewish community and traditions regardless of whether they are themselves Jewish - or at the very least possess a strong desire to learn about Jewish culture, faith and identity with an open mind to cultural difference. A personal passion for progressive Jewish community spaces is a significant asset.



About the Positions:

Grantee Liaison


Summary: Through a lens of trust-based philanthropy, the Grantee Liaison will develop relationships with grantees across the country (including food banks, school meal programs, shelters, and more), and innovate and execute Mazon’s grantmaking processes (including process design, committee management, etc) to maximize impact. This role combines people skills, organizational diligence, relationship building, and process thinking. To succeed in the role, the Grantee Liaison will learn quickly, work to undermine the grantor/grantee power imbalance, and have a genuine love of social justice and social action. Someone who has been on the receiving end of grants, rather than someone who has made them, may be the best candidate for the role.


Structural notes: The role is permanent, part time (~20h/week with flexible scheduling), and can be remote/in-person/hybrid according to personal preference. This job offers significant creative control and impact, and meaningful work with a hilarious, supportive, passionate team. Pay is ~$25-35,000.


Grantwriting Assistant


Summary: The Grantwriting Assistant will assist in the grantwriting process through research and copywriting under the direction of our Leadership Team (Executive Director and Associate Director). This role combines argumentative/persuasive writing, organizational and research skills, and critical thinking to fundraise for an important cause (fighting hunger). To succeed in the role, the Grantwriting Assistant will learn quickly, tell stories of struggle and success passionately, and have a genuine love of social justice and social action.


Structural notes: The role is full time (30h/week, flexible scheduling), temporary (9 weeks, with the possibility of extension to a permanent part-time role), and can be remote/in-person/hybrid according to personal preference. It is partially funded through Canada Summer Jobs program and therefore is restricted to candidates aged 30 or under. This job offers significant creative control, strong mentorship, and meaningful work with a hilarious, supportive, passionate team. Pay is $25/h.


Social Media Storyteller


Summary: The Social Media Storyteller will design outreach materials that vividly illustrate the urgency of our cause and the success of our work in many media, using data, photos, testimonials and narratives. The temporary role will focus on social media; to be considered for an ongoing role, the candidate must display competence in email marketing and general digital marketing campaign execution as well. To succeed in the role, the Storyteller will think quickly and creatively, work independently, and create hilarious, engaging, and platform-appropriate social media content.


Structural notes: The role is full time (30h/week, flexible scheduling), temporary (9 weeks, with the possibility of extension to a permanent part-time or full-time role), and can be remote/in-person/hybrid according to personal preference. It is partially funded through Canada Summer Jobs program and therefore is restricted to candidates aged 30 or under. This job offers significant creative control, strong mentorship, and meaningful work with a hilarious, supportive, passionate team. Pay is $25/h.



Other Information:


Our brand-new, totally-adorable office is centrally located at Bloor and Palmerston, two blocks from Bathurst Station, and has bike storage and free parking for employees. It is on the traditional territory of many nations and cultures, including the Ojibwe, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. Our unit is on the ground floor with five stairs up to the front door; a temporary ramp will be available as needed, and we hope to install a permanent one soon. The bathroom is single-stall and all-gender.


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.

Application Instructions


Please apply by May 12th at the latest.


Candidates under consideration will be contacted within 2 weeks of submission about scheduling an interview. Candidates who are not being considered for even an initial interview will not be contacted.

To be considered, your application must include:

  • your resume

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

  • 2-3 references, available upon request or included

  • Social Media: your design portfolio, or at least 3-5 examples of your work

To apply, please email your application to our Executive Director, Izzy Waxman (she/her), at izzy@mazoncanada.ca.

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