Two jobs are available at Mazon Canada, a small, dynamic Jewish food security nonprofit:
Operations and Outreach Officer
Both jobs are full time with benefits and better-than-living-wage salaries , and offer significant creative control, opportunities for advancement, and meaningful work with a fun, supportive 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 (3-4 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!
A small staff also means 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 a candidate who is 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.
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 and culture is preferred.
Soft skills like curiosity, creativity, and communication will be valued over experience with a specific software, etc. There will be lots of opportunity 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.
About the Positions:
Operations and Outreach Officer - $45-50,000 annually,
The Operations and Outreach Officer is the front line of community engagement for Mazon Canada over the phone/email and in community, making them a true foundation of our mission's effectiveness. This role combines administrative work and outreach to the Jewish community, including liaising with Jewish institutions, individuals and families for strategic collaborations, speaking engagements and workshops, and/or fundraising events. To succeed in the role, the Operations and Outreach Officer will have a warm, welcoming communication style, and look to leverage every interaction towards the development of a Jewish communal response to hunger and poverty.
The role is full time (9-5 equivalent, flex hours), hybrid (requires at least 20-35% in-person at our Toronto office) and includes benefits.
Storytelling Specialist - $50-55,000 annually
The Storytelling Specialist will liaise with our network of 200 grantee programs across Canada to collected data, photos, testimonials and narratives, and create outreach materials based on these stories that vividly illustrate the urgency of our cause and the success of our work in many media. This role combines marketing, graphic design, and grantee liaising. To succeed in the role, the Storytelling Specialist will synthesize information quickly, keep organized, and communicate passionately and empathetically in print, online and in person.
The role is full time (9-5 equivalent, flex hours), hybrid (self-determined according to personal preferences) and includes benefits.
Our office is one block from a subway station and has free parking for employees. We just redecorated! It is on the traditional territory of many nations including 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, and the doors are not powered, which will make it unfortunately difficult for wheelchair or power-chair users. The bathrooms are gendered but very private, and a single-stall bathroom is available.
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.
Candidates under consideration will be contacted, and an interview scheduled, within 2 weeks of submission. We are aiming to hire between July and August, with the possibility of exception for the right candidate.
To be considered, your application must include:
a unique, relevant cover letter that references the job posting
2-3 references, available upon request or included
For Storytelling Specialist: your design portfolio, or at least 3-5 examples of your graphic work
To apply, please email your application to our Executive Director, Izzy Waxman, at firstname.lastname@example.org.